And Then There Were 3

I'm very sorry to report that the oldest Titanic survivor, Winnifred Quick Van Tongerloo, died last night, July 5th, at the age of 98. More details will follow. George Behe asked me to let all the ET members know. She was quite a fine little lady. Her passing now leaves only Miss Asplund with actual memories of the maiden voyage.

What a sad day this is in the Titanic community.
. May she be in peace with her Maker.
Very Sadly,

Pat Cook

Thank you for letting us know - I know I speak for so many others when I say how saddened we are.

Also, please tell George we miss him here.


Thanks for the previous information, about Ms. Van Tongerloo. You, truly, let us know she lived a good life.

"Rest in Peace, Winnifred"

John Clifford
My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Van Tongerloo's family and to friends like George and Phil who were close to her and protected her wishes to be left to lead a quiet life. May God bless and rest her soul.
So sorry to hear this! Phil, thanks for passing the word, though. (And to George, too.)

If it's any consolation, 98 is certainly a ripe old age, rich in years and experiences.
May we all be so blessed!

Its always sad to hear about the passing of a Titanic survivor. I think of the late writer Alex Haley and his quote "When an old person dies, it's like a library burning down". He couldn't have been more right. The things Mrs. Van Tongerloo saw with her eyes back in 1912 can't be told by anyone else. Its a sad day.

Jason D. Tiller

Staff member
This is very sad news. Thanks for letting us know Phil. May God bless her and may she rest in peace.

I agree with Pat, we definitely miss George here.

Best regards,

Memorials in memory of Mrs. Van Tongerloo should be sent to the Burcham Hills Foundation, 2700 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, Michigan, 48823.

George tells me that she actually died on Thursday evening, July 4th, but the death wasn't announced until yesterday.