Police release names of two who died in Winters Hotel fire in Gastown

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      With the help of DNA evidence, Vancouver police have confirmed the identities of two people who died in a Gastown fire last month.

      Mary Garlow was 68 and Dennis Guay was 53.

      They were inside the Winters Hotel when flames ripped through the building on April 11.

      According to police, their next of kin have been notified.

      Union Gospel Mission reported that Guay, a musician, was missing when he did not make it to a health appointment.

      According to the Vancouver Sun, he grew up in Dawson Creek, B.C.

      Atira Women's Resource Society, which operated the Winters Hotel, told the Sun it did not think that Guay was one of the two victims because the deceased male was believed to be in his 20s.

      Garlow had previously been identified as a fire victim by her family.

      Her niece, Misty Fredericks, told CBC News last month that she was a "very gentle, soft-spoken woman who had a sense of humour", according to fellow tenants.

      Garlow was mother of a son with disabilities. She was also a member of the Oneida Nation.