tornado damage to trees at Martyrs’ Shrine, Midland, Ontario


The church escaped damage from the June 23, 2010 tornado that destroyed 70 homes and made another 50 homes unihabitable as well as destroying or damaging a number of businesses.  Many trees were lost. Many trees destroyed on the grounds of this Shrine, the 1927 Shrine to the Canadian Jesuit Martyrs who were martyred by the Iroquois in 1649.

The church was built in 1927.

Tree damage some as close as a hundred feet away from the church.

below, a religious statue contemplates the damage to the trees

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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