Ontario woman's body taken to N.J. by mistake

Kathleen Togwell of Barrie. (Handout)

Kathleen Togwell of Barrie. (Handout)

Cheryl Browne, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:05 PM ET

BARRIE, ONT. - The unexpected deaths of two women while on a tropical vacation has turned into a nightmare for their families.

Kathleen Togwell, 82, of Barrie, died while vacationing in St. Maarten on Nov. 29. Her body was flown home and her bereaved family flew from across the globe to attend her funeral on Dec. 10.

Almost 1,000 km away in New Jersey, the Porkka family was about to pay respects to their 82-year-old mother, Margaret Porkka, who had also died while vacationing on the island on Nov. 29.


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