Everything was wrong with the building. There were not enough exits. There was no sprinkler system. To make matters worse the firemen who arrived at the school found the doors bolted so they could not enter in time to put the fire out from within. Last but not least most of the building was made of wood.
All these 3 teenagers did was to pursue an education. The price became too high and ended in tragedy.
May they find peace where they are now.
- Exact Number Who Died In Fire At Boarding Unknown (The Evening Independent - Jan 19, 1938)
- Sacred Heart College, St. Hyacinthe, Que., Jan. 18, 1938, 46 Killed (Genealogy Today)