Island couple dead following Monday incident


Two people are dead following an incident being investigated by police on Salt Spring.

According to the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, on Monday just before 5 p.m. the Salt Spring RCMP were called to a serious incident at a residence at 1502 Fulford-Ganges Rd.

“When frontline officers arrived they found a 48-year-old man dead at the Salt Spring Island home property,” a media release states. “A 41-year-old woman was found suffering from serious injuries and later succumbed to them.”

Friends have identified the individuals as spouses John and Jennifer Quesnel.

The VIMCU has since taken over the police investigation which continues at this time. No other persons were injured in the incident, police are not looking for suspects and no charges are anticipated.

The BC Coroners Service was also conducting an investigation.

However, family members have been told by investigators that John Quesnel was waiting for Jennifer Quesnel at their property, fired two gunshots at his wife and then shot himself.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to create a trust fund for the three Quesnel children, Jake, Dan and John, Jr.

  1. Jo White says

    Domestic violence has increased with isolation.
    Help them, help them help themselves.

  2. sheila simpson says

    Sad news from your island and an opportunity to address this issue of domestic violence, if this was a domestic violence. Just want to express my sorrow to your island from my island. We are all so close. We need to help each other more. Keep reporting on this issue as it could help us all understand pressures.

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