Mum killed in Canadian plane crash was ‘popular’ therapist


A British mother killed along with her husband and two teenage children in a seaplane crash while on holiday in Canada was a “popular” therapist.

Fiona Hewitt, 52, her husband Richard, 50, and their children Felicity, 17, and Harry, 14, were named by the Quebec Coroner’s Office yesterday.

The family were reportedly on the last day of their sightseeing trip when the small aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain, killing all six on board.

Mrs Hewitt worked as a Shiatsu therapist at a complimentary health centre a short distance from the family’s home in Milton Keynes, Bucks.

Dr Peter Berkin, who runs Alternatives with his wife, said: “She was just a lovely, lovely lady who was a natural healer.

“She had been treating people with us for 15 years. She was our longest serving therapist. She was with us right from the beginning.

“She was very popular with clients.

“They were a lovely family with young children. We have seen her children be born and grow up.”

The family’s local councillor Andy Dransfield paid tribute to them.

Cllr Dransfield, a Conservative member of Milton Keynes Council, said: “It is very sad and shocking that what looks to be two students from Denbigh School have been killed in such unfortunate circumstances.”