Miss Wendla Maria Heininen was born on 7 June 1888.
A single woman from Turku, Finland, she was travelling to New York City. She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger .
Miss Heininen lost her life in the disaster, a few days a female body was pulled from the sea by crew members of the cable ship MacKay Bennett.
The unidentified body was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, NS the plain stone bearing just a number and the date of death. Recent research enabled the name of victim #8 to be postively identified and the name was added to the stone. Wendla Maria Heininen's relatives received £50 in compensation for their loss.