Missing Person of the Week: Tersilla Catterina Bonthoux

Each week True Crime Diva will highlight a missing persons case that has little or no information available regarding the circumstances of disappearance. It is important that we also remember these victims regardless of how much time has passed.


True Crime Diva’s Missing Person of the Week

Tersilla Catterina Bonthoux

Tersilla  Catterina (Cecile) Bonthoux was born on August 22, 1875 in Villar Focchiardo, Torino, Peimonte, Italy. She married Julien Adrien Bonthoux from France in 1894, and together they had one son*, Marcel, born in 1913.

Tersilla was a homemaker and seamstress.

Julien passed away in 1936 at the age of 67.

A small woman standing at only 5’0″ tall and weighing 100 lbs, wearing small-framed glasses and her hair in a bun, Tersilla could pass for anybody’s grandmother.

On October 25, 1954, at the age of 79, Tersilla vanished without a trace. She was last seen walking toward her farm homestead near Titanic, Saksatchewan, Canada from Duck Lake, eight miles away.

Despite extensive searches for her, Tersilla was never found.

Tersilla Catterina Bonthoux headstone
Photo credit: Vintage Vixen @ Find a Grave

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Saskatoon RCMP
Historical Case Unit
306-975-5153

Agency Case Number: 2004-455

Source: The Doe Network

*Reports vary in the number of children Adrien and Tersilla had – anywhere from 1 to as many as 13. I did find other possible children: Julien August, born in 1895, Marino Bonthoux born in 1899 in Carlton, Saskatchewan, and Germaine Bonthoux born in Titanic in 1906. Their parents are listed as Adrien and Cecile Bonthoux.

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