Tag archives: Jack Cantin

Letter to the Board of Supervisors
By Kim Cantin   |   September 19, 2023

Dear Supervisors, I am writing you today to share with you my strong appeal for the Board of Supervisors in Santa Barbara County to approve the request to extend the emergency permit to allow the Debris Flow Nets to stay installed until 2029 and to have Flood Control manage them.  As you know, in the […]

Where Yellow Flowers Bloom: Kim Cantin’s Successful Search for Meaning
By Jeff Wing   |   May 2, 2023

In the wee-hours and pitch darkness of a howling January morning, a mountainside loosed itself and descended like a wave of stone on the sleeping, forested village of Montecito. Moments before, awakened by the roar of rain jackhammering the roof of the Cantin home, Kim and husband Dave had thrown back the sheets and hurriedly […]

Bones Determined to Not Belong to Jack Cantin
By Montecito Journal   |   August 23, 2022

The remains of Jack Cantin, the teenager who went missing during the 2018 debris flow, had reportedly been found in the summer of last year by former University of California, Santa Barbara anthropology professor Danielle Kurin and her undergraduate students. While many news and media outlets (including the MJ…) announced Kurin’s claims, the Sheriff’s Department […]

‘Jack Brought Us All Together’: After 42 Months, Community Finds Its Lost Son
By Nick Masuda   |   August 5, 2021

For roughly 1,225 days, Kim Cantin didn’t have answers. A mother searching for her first born. Her 17-year-old Eagle Scout was missing amid the catastrophic Montecito Debris Flow of January 9, 2018. Other deceased were found. But not Jack, not her kind-hearted, gentle soul of a young man. But in late May of this year, […]

‘His Legacy Lives On’: Camp Rancho Alegre Renames Road in Honor of Dave Cantin
By Nick Masuda   |   July 8, 2021

Kim Cantin remembers a time when her hard-working husband, Dave, would jet back from an international trip to make sure he didn’t miss a Troop 33 meeting — not only to join his son, Jack, but also because he understood that showing up was a needed lesson for impressionable youngsters. “He refused to miss it, […]

Scouts’ Honor
By Nick Schou   |   January 9, 2020

Two years ago this week, at approximately 3:30 am on the morning of January 9, 2018, a massive rainstorm unleashed a series of lethal debris flows that swept through Montecito, killing 23 people and leaving scores more injured and homeless. Two victims were never recovered, including Jack Cantin, whose father, David, also died in the […]

Why We Still Dig
By John Powell   |   September 13, 2018

Since the debris flow of January 9, 21 of the 23 victims have been found but, sadly, two have not. Lydia Sutthithepa and John “Jack” Cantin are still missing. The search for Jack and Lydia lies at the heart of our community’s quest for closure after this horrible tragedy. Looking for Montecito’s lost children is […]

John “JACK” Cantin: November 15, 2000 – January 9, 2018
By Montecito Journal   |   March 8, 2018

Jack Cantin, 17, of Montecito, California, is presumed dead after being missing since the Montecito mudslides, which occurred January 9, 2018. His mother, Kimberly Cantin, and his sister, Lauren Cantin, were injured in the mudslides in which his father, David Cantin, 49, and his dog, Chester the Irish Setter, were killed.  Jack was born in […]

Dave Cantin, May 7, 1968 – January 9, 2018
By Montecito Journal   |   February 1, 2018

Dave Cantin, 49, of Montecito, California died suddenly as a result of the Montecito mudslides that occurred January 9, 2018. His wife, Kim, and daughter, Lauren, were injured in the mudslides and his son, Jack, 17, remains missing.  David was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7, 1968, and spent his early years in […]

MFPD Latest
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 25, 2018

At a District board meeting on January 22, the Montecito Fire Protection District Board of Directors was briefed on the mudslide situation by division chief of operations, Kevin Taylor. As of Monday, the recovery operations for the incident was transitioned to the County’s Emergency Operations Center, with Montecito Fire having an advisory role in the […]