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Today is #December6 the National Day Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On December 6, 1989, 13 women who were engineering students and 1 woman who was an administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered.
Annie St. Arneault
Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Barbara Kluczni-Widajewicz
Maryse Laganière
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michèle Richard
Annie Turcotte
#December6 1989.
Today communities will hold memorials for the 14 women killed in 1989 & women who have killed by men in their lives this year. In Ontario @OaithDotCa with Dr. Mavis Morton @uofg put together the femicide list. Content Warning: my tweets today will be of that list. #December6
Wendy Allan, 51, August 19, 2018, Lindsay, ON.

Wendy will be remembered by friends and family as a caring, trusting, and loving woman who cared for animals in need. Wendy leaves behind her three children. Her husband, the perpetrator, was found dead at the scene.
Elizabeth Alma Alder, 57, December 25th, 2017 Elmira, ON.

Elizabeth was a caring wife and mother whose whole world was her family, including her parents. Friends & family attended her memorial service with many loving memories. Her son 17 has been charged with 2nd-degree murder
Autumn Andy 15, June 13, 2018 Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River) ON

Andy was loved by those she surrounded herself with & was described as a young girl who loved music and the outdoors. She will be missed dearly. The perpetrator, 24 has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
Essozinam Assali, 27, March 6, 2018, North York, ON.

Friends & family described her as having a humble, generous & exceptional soul. She was a hard-working student in process of completing bilingual marketing internship when she was killed by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide.
Heeley Rae Balanga 35 May 29th, 2018 Kawartha Lakes, ON.

She was found after Ontario Provincial Police & Ontario Fire Marshal investigated a fire at her home. Heeley will be remembered by her family & close friends. A 44-year-old man was charged with 1st-degree murder & arson
Irene Barkman 32 October 31 2018 Thunder Bay, ON.

She was a very creative person, who enjoyed designing, arts & organizing her home. Her family was very will miss her deeply. A 25 yr old man was charged with 2nd-degree murder, uttering death threats, and forcible confinement.
Elaine Bellevue, 61, Mississauga, ON, January 13, 2018

Elaine is remembered as her two daughter’s biggest advocate and a proud mother. She was well-known for her generosity & being the glue that held many people together. Elaine’s husband was charged with 1st-degree murder.
Danielle Big George 23, August 30, 2018, Naongashiing First Nation, Big Island,
Morson, ON

Danielle was a compassionate woman, an amazing mother. & outstanding member of her community. Her 26-year-old boyfriend has been charged with 1st-degree murder & indignity to a dead body
Carolyn Campbell, 52, July 11 2018 Toronto, ON. She will be lovingly remembered by her family & friends & forever cherished as a retired nurse. Her memory will continue to live on through her two grown daughters. Her common-law husband 44, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Betty Ann Cup, 72, October 12, 2018, Iskatewizaagegan Shoal Lake, Kenora, ON.

Betty will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, wife & sister. She enjoyed many activities such as crossword puzzles & camping, The perpetrator, 27, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Maria Desousa, 81, February 8th, 2018 Orléans, ON

Maria is remembered by her family as a loving mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. She moved to Orléans to share a townhome with her son, 40, and his girlfriend, 36. The two were later charged with 1st-degree murder.
Abbegail Elliott, 21, May 23, 2018 Toronto, ON

She is remembered by family and friends as a beautiful woman with a love of animals and a big heart. Abbegail was killed in a violent attack and two people involved in her death have been charged with 1st-degree murder
Rhoderie Estrada, 41, May 26 2018 East York ON

She is remembered by her family & friends as a hard-working, loving person as well as a highly respected clinician & team leader. She is survived by her 3 children & devoted husband. Two men have been charged with 1st-degree murder
Sandra Finn, 71, August 22 2018, Peterborough ON

She was a loving mother of two sons and a proud grandmother of five grandchildren. She enjoyed long walks with her dogs, spending time with a good book & a glass of wine. Her 73-year-old husband was charged with 1st-degree murder.
Marian Fischer, 61, March 29, 2018, Wingham, ON

She was a loving parent to nine children, an affectionate grandmother to 10 & valued member within her community. 56-year-old man charged with 2 counts of 1st-degree murder, forcible confinement and sexual assault with a weapon.
Shelby Goldhar 28, December 20th 2017 Richmond Hill ON

Shelby was a kind & loving daughter. Her family is deeply saddened by this tragedy & will forever miss her beauty and kindness. Her ex-boyfriend 27 + additional male 24 + a female 25 have been charged with 2nd-degree murder
Edra Haan, 58, August 22nd 2018, Kitchener, ON

Edra is remembered as a loving soul, a proud mother of two & a cherished daughter and sister. Edra’s husband 58, was charged with 1st-degree murder in connection to Edra’s death and the house fire that impacted their neighbourhood.
Holly Hamilton, 29, January 17, 2018 Hamilton ON

Holly was a kind, generous, loving & good-hearted woman & a great mother, sister & daughter. She would have done anything for her daughter. She will be greatly missed. Her ex boyfriend, 30, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Ninon “Nina” Hardie, 72, December 6th, 2017 Toronto, ON

She was a resident in Scarborough’s east end. Neighbours described her as a “wonderful lady” and “a nice woman” & were all shocked to hear of her death. The perpetrator, her son, 40, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Avtar Kaur 60, January 12, 2018 Brampton, ON

Avtar will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with family. Avtar & her daughter Baljit Thandi were murdered by her 29-year-old son-in-law. He has been charged with 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder.
Barbara Kovic 76, January 2nd, 2018 Etobicoke, ON

Barbara’s friends and family described her as a wonderful and caring woman. She was cherished as a mother, grandmother & sister. Barbara was found dead in her home. Barbara’s husband, 81, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Alicia Lewandowski 25, March 5, 2018 Mississauga, ON

She was a student at Humber College described by friends & family as a beautiful, kind & gentle soul. She was a daughter, sister & friend who will is dearly missed. Her boyfriend, 39, has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
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Alyssa Lightstone 20, July 21 2018 Newmarket, ON

Alyssa is described as a young, smart, and beautiful woman. She made people laugh and always had a smile on her face. Her 25-year-old ex-boyfriend turned himself in and is has been charged with second degree murder.
Emilie Maheu, 26, October 2018, South Glengarry Township, ON

She was wonderful mother who loved her child deeply. Remembered by friends as being full of life, a loving & courageous person. Family will miss her dearly. A former boyfriend has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
Elena Marcucci, 84 August 18th 2018 Etobicoke Ont

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. Described as a very sweet woman who will be missed deeply by her family. She was killed in an attack within her home. Her grandson, 31 has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
Safaa Marina, 53, February 5th, 2018 Ottawa, ON

Safaa will be remembered as a loving mother of 3 sons as well as a beloved sister & daughter. She will be deeply missed by friends and family. Safaa was murdered by her husband in their home in a murder-suicide. #December6
Colleen Maxwell, 73, August 29th, 2018 Toronto, ON

Colleen was a resident of downtown Toronto. Neighbours of Colleen recall her being a pleasant woman who was willing to strike up a conversation with anyone. Her son, 37, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder. #Dec6
Amanda McClaskin 36, August 11th 2018 Muskoka Ontario

She is remembered as a loving mother with a huge heart. Will be forever missed by everyone who loved and knew her. 39 yr old man she was in relationship with has been charged with 2nd-degree murder and indignity to the body.
Diane McLeod, 67, November 17th 2018 Elliot Lake, Ontario

Diane was found inside her home. Diane’s 64 year old husband has been charged with 1st-degree murder. There is a publication ban. #December6
Krassimira 'Krissy' Pejcinovski, 39, March 14, 2018 Ajax, ON

Remembered as a kind & warm-hearted woman who was a devoted mother. She, her son Roy & daughter Venellia were all murdered in their home. Her ex-boyfriend, 29, has been charged with three counts of 2nd-degree murder.
Roy Pejcinovski, 15, March 14, 2018 Ajax, ON

Roy is remembered by family, friends, and classmates as a exceptional boy & described as a “star goalie” for the Don Mills Flyers Bantam AAA team. Roy was killed alongside his sister Venellia & mother Krassimira. #December6 #EndVAW
Venellia “Vana” Pejcinovski, 13, on March 14, 2018
Ajax, ON

She was known by friends and family as a beautiful people inside and out. Vana was raised in a kind, caring family and is remembered by her shared laughter with her older brother Roy and mother Krassimira. #Dec6
Anne Marie Rainville, 61, April 5th, 2018 Marathon, ON

She is fondly remembered by her many loved ones who were lucky enough to spend time with her. After Anne Marie had been found dead in her home in Marathon, her common-law partner, 62, has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
Brenda Richardson, 77, February 26, 2018 Kenora, ON

She is remembered by many as a friendly & loving individual who enjoyed being surrounded by nature. Her generous spirit knew no limits and she will dearly be missed. Her assaulter, 26, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Tess Richey, 22, November 25, 2017 Toronto, ON

She was a college graduate from both George Brown and Seneca. Tess spent her free time advocating for animals’ rights. Her mother, sisters, nieces & friends will miss dearly. 21 year old man has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
Hoden Said, 30, January 27th 2018 Brampton, ON

Hoden is missed dearly by her friends and family. Hoden was found dead in her apartment. A 46-year-old man who was the key suspect of a 2nd-degree murder charged was found deceased. #December6
Elisabeth Salm 59, May 25 2018 Ottawa ON

She will be remembered by friends and family as loving, caring & compassionate. She left an impact on many and will be dearly missed by friends & family. 18-year old man responsible for her death has been charged with 1st-degree murder.
Linda Santos 47, November 1 2018 Mississauga ON

She will forever be remembered as a loving and caring mother, sister, and daughter. She deeply cherished her son and daughter. She had a kind soul that will forever be missed. Linda’s husband, 56, has been charged with her murder.
Jayanthy Seevaratnam 46, December 14th 2017 Scarborough ON

She was a loving mother, wife & friend. Will not only be remembered by friends & family, but also her students & colleagues of elementary school where she worked. Her husband, 45, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Victoria Selby-Readman, 28, June 10th, 2018 Caledon, ON

Described by her friends as having incredible ambition & love for life. She was a daughter, granddaughter and friend and will be missed by many. A 41 year old man, who was her roommate, was charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Jan Singh, 70, January 17th, 2018 Oakville, ON

Jan was a loving mother to her recently married daughter, as well as a respected and well-liked neighbour and friend. Her neighbors described her as very kind. Jan’s husband shot her and then himself in a murder-suicide. #Dec6
Glenda Spetz 78, December 5th 2017 Kingston, ON

Glenda was a mother of two sons & described as a private but friendly neighbour. Glenda was recognized for walking her labrador, gardening in her yard & love of Elvis. Glenda’s husband shot her and then himself in a murder-suicide.
Autumn Taggart 31, June 10th 2018 Windsor ON

She was a loving mother, daughter, and sister and will be missed by many. She loved animals, especially cats & her greatest joy in life was her son. Perpetrator, 27 has been charged with 1st-degree murder & aggravated sexual assault.
Baljit Thandi 32, January 12, 2018 Brampton ON

She was a loving mother and daughter who will be remembered kindly by her family and friends. Her 29 year old husband has been charged with two counts of 2nd-degree murder of her and her mother, Avtar Kaur. #December6
Ulla Theoret 55, February 23, 2018 Burk’s Falls ON

She is remembered as a sweet, loving & generous woman. Was found in her parent’s home in a triple homicide-suicide along with her mother & 28 yr old adult son. Perpetrator was reportedly stalking her & was also dead at the home
Raija Turunen, 88, February 23, 2018 Burk’s Falls, ON

Family and friends will remember Raija fondly. Described as incredibly sweet personality and being an extremely hard worker. The community will miss her immensely, along with her daughter Ulla & grandson, who were murdered.
Janice West, 61, March 6, 2018 Wiarton, ON

Janice lived in a rural area for nearly 40 years. Janice is greatly missed by her friends and family. Janice’s neighbour, a 60-year-old man, has been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder. #December6
Laura Wigelsworth 27, May 10th 2018 Vanastra ON

Remembered by friends and family as an amazing mother, daughter, sister & friend. Her children, who she leaves behind, were her entire world. Laura will be missed by many. Her fiancé, 29, has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
If you made it this take a deep breath , roll your shoulders, grab a glass of water

The above femicide list of 47 women & 1 boy was complied by @OaithDotCa with professor @mortmave from @uofg. 240 characters do not do justice to their lives but its a part of honouring them #Dec6
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