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Men dig through the rubble of a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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Georges Anglade An essayist and geographer who settled in Montreal after being jailed by the Duvalier regime. He was a cabinet minister in the former government of Jean Bertrand Aristide and died in the collapse of a house along with his wife, Mireille Neptune Anglade.

Mireille Neptune Anglade After teaching French in Montreal and earning a doctorate in economics, she and her husband, Georges, retired to Haiti. She remained active among women's community groups.

Dennis Bellavance A computer science professor from Quebec's Drummondville College, the 61-year-old was in Haiti to conduct seminars on computer management. He had previously been on missions in Burundi, Gabon and Vietnam.

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Dominick Boisrond The 45-year-old Montrealer was a mother of two young children. A businesswoman of Haitian origin, she died as she left a building that collapsed, a relative said.

Renée Carrier The Quebec City woman was a special assistant to the head of the United Nations mission, Hedi Annabi, who also died in the disaster The veteran administrator had long been involved in peacekeeping operations, including working in previous field missions in Haiti, Western Sahara and Eritrea. She also worked at UN headquarters in New York.

Anne Chabot The 46-year-old Quebec civil servant was part of a team of six computer consultants working for the province's department of communications. They were sent to Port-au-Prince to show their Haiti counterparts how to set up government websites.

Doug Coates Superintendent Coates was acting commissioner for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti. The 52-year-old Alberta native headed the RCMP's International Peace Operations Branch, which handled the deployment of Canadian police officers in various hot spots.

James Coates Mr. Coates, an information management assistant, had been working for the UN in Port-au-Prince for two years. The 37-year-old grew up in Deer Lake, Nfld., and had lived and worked on five continents.

Antoine Craan Mr. Craan, 78, was born in Port-au-Prince and immigrated to Canada in 1955. He was one of the first two black players to play professional soccer in Quebec. He was involved for a long time with the Quebec Soccer Federation, training referees.

Alexandra Dugay The 31-year-old United Nations spokeswoman was originally from Quebec City. Her boyfriend, Marc-André Franche, also worked at the mission but survived. Ms. Duguay went to Haiti about a year ago for what was to be a two-year stint at the UN. She had recently started helping a Quebec-run orphanage in the port city of Les Cayes.

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Mark Gallagher Sergeant Gallagher was well known in the Maritimes since he was a former spokesman for the force in Halifax. He was supposed to start a new posting in Moncton in April. The bilingual officer was mentoring Haitian police trainees.

Katie Hadley The 30-year-old Ottawa engineer was in Haiti to do environmental assessment of the Canadian mission. She was athletic and well travelled, having previously worked in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and Argentina.

Serge Marcil The former Liberal MP was in Port-au-Prince on a business trip and was staying at the Hotel Montana, where several other Canadians and foreigners also died. At one point, his family was mistakenly told he was alive and being airlifted to a Miami hospital. Mr. Marcil, 64, was a Liberal MP from 2000 to 2004. He had also been a provincial labour minister under Quebec premier Daniel Johnson.

Louise Marin The Quebec woman was buried under a palm tree in the garden of a collapsed home in the Haitian seaside town of Grand Goave, where she died. It took three days for her husband, Jean-Paul, a garage owner from Lavaltrie, near Montreal, to retrieve her body. The couple lived in a stretch of beachside houses the locals called Cité des Canadiens.

Yvonne Martin A retired nurse from Elmira, Ont., she was on her fourth field trip to Haiti, helping with medical clinics operated by the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada.

Roseline Plouffe Like Ms. Marin, Ms. Plouffe also died in Grand Goave, where her remains are resting. She was the wife of Jean-Louis Meloche, a retired Air Canada employee. They also lived on Cité des Canadiens.

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Hélène Rivard A consultant for CIDA for 20 years, she was well known within the development community. In the 1990s she was a field director for a program to support local development in Guatemala.

Philippe Rouzier A former professor at Laval University and former adviser to Haitian President René Préval, he was an economist and a senior official to the UN Development Program. He died while visiting the Anglades.

Guillaume Siemienski A McGill University graduate, the Canadian International Development Agency worker had just recently arrived in Haiti after previous posts in Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Slovakia.

Satnam Singh A native of India, he and his wife have permanent resident status in Canada and live in Montreal. The couple have a four-month-old daughter. He had joined the UN mission in Port-au-Prince in December as an IT contractor.

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