Elderly couple dies in bitter cold

An elderly woman who went to check on her husband on their southwestern Ontario property died outdoors from extreme cold this week, while her spouse was found dead after a medical episode.

Ontario Provincial Police say officers were called to check on the well-being of the couple in Exeter, about 50 km north of London Wednesday morning and found their bodies.

They say the body of 90-year-old Grant Triebner was found just inside an open barn on the property. An obituary posted on a funeral home website says he died from a massive heart attack.

Police say his wife, 83-year-old Ada Triebner, had gone outside to check on her husband, but died due to the extreme cold. The couple's obituary says the "loving and supportive wife" had been trying to save the love of her life.

with files from Siobhan Morris