The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in a fire in a trailer home in Duncan on March 16, 2015.
She was Helena Molly Quaale, aged 73, from the Duncan area.
At about 4 a.m. on March 16, neighbours reported seeing flames coming from the trailer-home on Boys Road where Ms. Quaale lived alone. They immediately called 911 and the North Cowichan fire department responded. When the fire had been extinguished, the body of Ms. Quaale was found within the home.
The BC Coroners Service, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Duncan-North Cowichan RCMP are continuing to investigate this death. Foul play has been ruled out at this time.
The family of Ms. Quaale is aware of her death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Regional Coroner, Island Region
BC Coroners Service