Riitta Ruuskanen / Siikainen / Finland
February 9, 2016
Here you can find some of the persons that most likely have survived the collision of the Empress of Ireland in 1914. My Granfather’s brother can be found on the right Read more ...
Reg Mayhew / St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.
October 2, 2015
Annie Emma Jane Rampling, my 1st cousin 3 times removed, was a survivor of one of the era's largest shipping disasters, i.e. the "Empress of Ireland". Read more ...
Valentine Watson Rodger / London, Ontario, Canada
February 9, 2015
Miss Alma Assafrey was born in 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland, where her father, an immigrant from Russia, owned candy stores and tearooms and had started Scotland’s very first chocolate factory. Read more ...
Gus Carroll /Los Gatos, Californie, United-States
February 2, 2015
George Clement Richards and Sarah Street Richards perished in the sinking of the Empress of Ireland on May 29, 1914, along with a niece, Mrs. M. Gray, and her young daughter, Mary. Read more ...
Marcia Brierley /Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
January 28, 2015
Each year as the anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland approaches, I think of sending you a photograph of my grandparents (Amma and Afi), who were aboard the ship when it sank. Read more ...
Susan Brazeau /Kenora, Ontario, Canada
July 17, 2014
Two of these passengers on the Empress of Ireland, Annie Dargue and Overend Brown, from Kenora, Ontario, were travelling in second class cabins on their way to England to be married in the bride’s home country. Read more ...
Geoff Roberts /High Peak, England
June 25, 2014
Samuel Furniss was my wife Jill’s grandfather and was a survivor of the Empress of Ireland disaster. Samuel George Furniss was born in 1878 in the lovely Derbyshire village of Ashford-in-the-Water. Read more...
Jill Grafton /Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 11, 2014
My husband's great grandmother, Susannah Caroline Grafton, known as Cary to her friends, was aboard the Empress in May 1914, in second class. Read more ...
Dennis Hanagan /Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 5, 2014
My great uncle Ted Hanagan was the bandmaster of the Salavation Army band on the Empress. He and his wife Edith Read more ...
Laurence Grigg / Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 23, 2014
James and Pricilla Grigg were my great-grandparents. They were passengers aboard the Empress of Ireland, when they were both lost in the disaster. Read more ...
Sean O'Hagan / Dundal, Ireland
May 13, 2014
My name is Sean O'Hagan, my grandfather Thomas Corrigan was a seaman on the Empress of Ireland. Read more ...
Cynthia Young / Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 8, 2014
My Great great aunt, Nettie (Jane Etta Elizabeth) Beckstead, was born October 5th 1871, near Morrisburg, Ontario. She was the ninth child of ten born to Joseph Hiram Beckstead and his wife Catherine Mallissa Munro. Read more...
Pierre Gagnon & Marc Lussier / Quebec Quebec Canada
May 6, 2014
CAPTAIN JEAN-BAPTISTE POULIOT'S LADY EVELYN

Our grandfather, Jean-Baptiste Pouliot, who was 44 at the time, was the captain of the Lady Evelyn, which transported mail from Pointe-au Père to the maritime provinces to be loaded on transatlantic steamers. Read more ...
Stephen Copplin Brisbane Queensland Australia
May 1, 2014
My Grandfather, (photo attached taken in 1922) George Copplin was born in Liverpool in England in 1895, and like a lot of the young men his age found employment working on the ships that sailed from Liverpool Read more ...
Virginia (Aldridge) Passmore / Barnesville, Georgia U.S.A.
April 28, 2014
ERNEST WILLIAM ALDRIDGE (1884 – 1914)
 
Here we are a hundred years after the death of Ernest William Aldridge and we are still honoring his short life. God knew his family would someday have the opportunity to tell how his life goes on – through generations. Read more ...
Donna (Clark) Parker / Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
April 8, 2014
My grandfather, Will Clark, his wife Lavinia Simpson Clark and their daughter, Nellie Clark, recent immigrants from Yorkshire, England, had settled in Toronto. When the International Conference of the Salvation Army arose it was seen as an opportunity for the family to return to England to visit Lavinia’s family Read more ...
June Ivany / Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
March 24, 2014
As promised, I am writing to you about the Delamont family, who were members of the group of Salvationists travelling to England on the Empress of Ireland to attend the international Congress. Read more...
Rosmond Kinsey Milner, London, UK
March 21, 2014
A much loved brother of my grandfather, William Bray, known affectionately, as Willie, drowned on the Empress of Ireland aged 24. He was a humble kitchen porter. Read more...
Lois Funke / Ontonagon, Michigan, U.S.A.
March 10, 2014
My great grandmother Liisa Lydia Lampinen  born in Rantsila,  Finland in 1840, died on the Empress of Ireland. Read more ...
A New Exhibit in Hangar 14!
March 6, 2014
Construction on Hangar 14 is scheduled for completion next May. It will house a new temporary exhibit as of the end of June. The new building will be located near the Empress of Ireland museum at the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père.

The new exhibit for 2014 will focus on the centennial of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. It will showcase life in 1914, with a special focus on how day-to-day life in Quebec a hundred years ago differed from our lives now. "What did people put on their toast in the morning?" "Did the Montreal Canadiens make the playoffs?" "Could people select their ring tones?" These questions and more will lead visitors on a journey of historical discovery that will surprise and entertain them, as well as debunk long-held myths about previous generations. Designed to be a self-guided experience for kids aged 9 to 12, the exhibit will also be of interest to adults and will encourage interaction among visitors of all ages. The exhibit was created by ID3.


Nigel Molaro / Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
February 26, 2014
My great, great grandfather Pehr (Peter) Johnson Rask was born in the central Swedish highlands at Offerdahl in 1863, to Jon Persson Rask and Märit Andersdotter. Read more ...
Claire Williams / Southport , Merseyside, United-Kingdom
February 18, 2014
According to my dad, (who turns 80 this year!) Michael McAleavey worked as a trimmer and was saved, although it is believed he couldn't swim. Read more ...
Peter Wilson / Kelona, British Columbia, Canada
February 13, 2014
My Grandfather Frank Ernest Abbott was born  in Liverpool, England, in  1872.  His father Joseph Abbott was the Principal of  Wavertree Collegiate. Read more ...
Denise Reynolds / Oakville, Ontario, Canada
January 20, 2014
My 2 sisters and I are the grandchildren of Thomas & Margaret Greenaway - survivors of the sinking. Margaret Ellen Dalzell married Thomas Hartley Greenaway, in Toronto Read more ...
Brian Cleary / Managing Director Barnes and Mullins Ltd, London, England
January 8, 2014
Albert Mullins and Samuel “Bowley” Barnes were boyhood friends in Wimborne , Dorset in the south of England. Both were keen and accomplished banjo players and performed together building a strong reputation for their act. Read more ...
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