Interment Site Chosen

Coordination and Planning Secretariat, Flight 111

May 12, 1999 10:50 AM

Bayswater has been chosen as the interment site for those who
died in the crash of Swissair Flight 111.

Lorne Clarke, chair of the Flight 111 Memorial Advisory
Committee, said the Bayswater location was chosen after taking a
number of factors into consideration, including the geography and
geology of the site, the wishes of the St. Margarets Bay area
residents, and the wishes of the victims' families.

"This is a very sensitive issue for many people," said Mr.
Clarke. "We've sent a letter to the families and to area
residents to indicate that burial will take place in Bayswater,
and the response we've received has been positive."

The interment location is at the Bayswater memorial site,
announced last month by Premier Russell MacLellan. The memorial
advisory committee is working with a short list of design and
construction proposals for the memorials. The committee will make
its decision at the end of the month.

Interment and memorial dedications will occur between Sept. 1-3,
when many of the family members will be in Nova Scotia. Final
details surrounding their visit have not yet been determined.


NOTE: The following is intended for use by broadcast media-


     Bayswater will be the interment site for those who died in

the crash of Swissair Flight 111.

     Lorne Clarke, chair of the Flight 111 Memorial Advisory

Committee, says the geography and geology of the site, the wishes

of the St. Margarets Bay area residents, and the wishes of the

victims' families were all important factors in the decisions.

     The interment location will be at the Bayswater memorial

site that was announced last month by Premier Russell MacLellan.

     Interment and memorial dedications will occur between Sept.

1-3, when many of the family members will be in Nova Scotia.
     
     Final details surrounding their visit are yet to be

determined.

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Contact: Joe Gillis
         Communications Nova Scotia
         902-424-2698
         E-mail: gillisj@gov.ns.ca


ram                        May 12, 1999         10:50 a.m.