Tag archives: Kim Cantin

‘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 […]

Check Mate
By Richard Mineards   |   May 31, 2018

Montecito mudslide survivors Kim Cantin and her 14-year-old daughter, Lauren, were guests on fellow resident Ellen DeGeneres‘s TV talk show and presented with a check for $20,000, courtesy of Walmart, to help rebuild their lives. Both were rescued after their home was demolished by the devastating slides in January, and Lauren’s rescue was seen around […]

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 […]