Whiteout: Adventure from the Past
Last updated 3/21/2015 at 6:04pm
This year marks 33 years since this accident happened which claimed the life of pilot James Andres and critically injured Linda Fortin. We thought you would like Don Monkman's artistic retelling of this life-changing event. This comic appeared in the November-December 1987 and January-February 1988 issues of Indian Life Magazine.
Linda Fortin was in nurses' training when she took a flight that would change her life forever. In 1983, she went to the University of Manitoba for the Special Pre-medical Studies Program. During the summer of 1984 after her practicum in South Indian Lake Nursing Station, she knew she couldn't physically do the work of a nurse and decided to switch programs. She ended up getting a BA in Psychology, and then later a Bachelor's in Social Work.
For four-and-a-half-years, Linda worked for Indian Life as Editorial Assistant. A few years later she met a fellow from the Netherlands on the Internet and in 2001, Linda became Mrs. Maarten Gerritsen and moved to Holland where she spent the next twelve years. In 2013, Maarten enrolled in Providence Seminary in Otterburne, Manitoba. He and Linda currently attend First Nations Community Church in Winnipeg where Maarten is a pastoral intern.