Counting Dead Women Canada 2015


If you are using the research from this project, please acknowledge the work of the NL Feminists and Allies researchers. Thank you. 

Please message us if there are any errors or omissions. This is a list of girls and women suspected to have been murdered by men and their deaths were identified as murders in 2015.

NL Feminists and Allies also thanks the many journalists in Canada who continue to report on the epidemic of violence against women and whose work is used here as reference.

We also acknowledge the original help and guidance of Karen Ingala Smith who began this project in the UK in 2012 as well as REAL for Women Man Murders Woman 2015 Campaign in Australia who have also recently started counting dead women. There are a number of other similar international initiatives documenting #femicide.

2015 in Memoriam
  1. January 6, Strathmore, AB: Brenda Walker, 49. Strathmore resident Glenn Randall, 52, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Staff-Sgt. Kevin Reilly says the woman had ended a common-law relationship with Randall a few weeks ago but RCMP had no prior indication the victim may have feared for her safety. Days before she was found dead in her Strathmore home, Brenda Walker blogged about the heartache of breaking up with an ex-boyfriend now charged with first-degree murder.
  2. January 6, Mascouche, QC: Nancy Beaulieu, 41. Provincial police say two bodies found in the trunk of a car in Mascouche are those of a missing man and woman who managed a strip club in St-Hyacinthe.
  3. January 7, Enwistle, AB: Unnamed female, 73. An apparent murder suicide. It is RCMP policy not to name the names in murder-suicide situations. There is no history of domestic violence involving the couple and it is likely no other circumstances of the homicide will be made public.
  4. January 7, Wyses Corner, NS: Mildred Ann Ward, 54. See below.
  5. January 7, Wyses Corner, NS: Ida Raye Ward, 74. RCMP said Codey Reginald Hennigar, 30, of Wyses Corner, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Clifford William Ward, 81, Ida Raye Ward, 74, and Mildred Ann Ward, 54, all from Wyses Corner. Several sources said Hennigar is the grandson of Clifford and Ida Ward and son of Mildred Ward.
    Hennigar has two convictions in the past: 
    -On Feb. 27, 2014, he was convicted of breaching an undertaking and uttering threats. He was given an 18-month probation term.
    -On Oct. 29, 2008, he was convicted of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault.
  6. January 12, Regina, SK: Hannah Leflar, 16. Two 16 yo boys charged with first degree murder. The Youth Criminal Justice Act prevents identifying the two accused.
  7. January 22, Owen Sound, ON: Lezleigh Hopkins, 28. David Small, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder. There has been a publication ban on this case.
  8. January 17, Prince Albert, SK: Monica Burns, 28 (Aboriginal). A charge of second-degree murder has been laid against a Prince Albert man, Todd Daniel McKeaveney, 38, in the death of Monica Burns. The RCMP don't believe McKeaveney and Burns knew one another.
  9. January 19, Sydney, NS: Donna Mae Hannaford, 50 (Aboriginal). The badly burned remains of Hannaford, 50, were found in the house Hannaford and her boyfriend were renting. Shannon Kerr, spokeswoman with the Cape Breton Regional Police, said the case remains under investigation.
  10. January 23, Melfort, SK: Unnamed female, 48. An apparent murder suicide. Melfort RCMP along with Major Crimes North Unit responded to the sudden death of a 46 year old male and 48 year old female.
  11. January 30, Calgary, AB: Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi, 4. Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi's death is being investigated as a homicide. Update (December 2015): Her father, 39-year-old Oluwatosin Oluwafemi of Keswick, Ont., was charged with second-degree murder.
  12. February 3, Ladysmith, BC: Rayna Johnson, 55. 50 year old Trevor George Meers of Ladysmith has now been charged with one count of manslaughter in relation to the woman’s death. RCMP say the woman died following an altercation in her home at a trailer park, where she suffered multiple stab wounds. On Feb. 4, police stated that Meers was known to Johnson, and there was no evidence to suggest there is any risk to the public.
  13. February 6, Dartmouth, NS: Bahrija Hadzic, 53. A murder-suicide: It is believed Mr. Hadzic took the life of Ms. Hadzic before he took his own.
  14. February 7, Brampton, ON: Shariyfa Birkett, 29. Amit Kalia, 31, the victim's boyfriend, now faces a charge of second-degree murder.
  15. February 9, Edmonton, AB: Lena Steinhauer, 24 (Aboriginal). A 24-year-old woman found dead in an inner-city rooming house Monday was the victim of homicide, say police. Police are asking anyone who recently attended the home or saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them.
  16. February 18, Kapuskasing, ON: Emanuelle D'amours, 24. Patrick Carignan, 30, from Kapuskasing, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Police report the victim and the accused knew each other. The family only knows that D'amours went to Carignan to have her computer fixed.
  17. February 23, St. Catharines, ON: Jessica Scanlon, 29. Jeremy Edward Gough of St. Catharines was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. While police remain tight-lipped about the relationship between a murder victim and the man accused of killing her, he is listed in her obituary as being the father of her children. There has been a publication ban on this case.
  18. February 23, Windsor, ON: Carol Shaw, 49. Richard Scott Raymond, 26,has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault after a woman was discovered dead in an apartment on Bruce Avenue. Raymond's lawyer says *client* was traumatized. Police say the victim and accused are known to each other.
  19. March 2, Hartland, NB: Phyllis Roy, 52. Ryan Ernest Roy, 26, has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 16 years for murdering his mother and setting her home on fire.
  20. March 3, Vancouver, BC: Rose Paul, 36 (Aboriginal). Vancouver police are looking for boyfriend Daniel Alphonse Paul, 42, who is wanted in connection with her murder in east Vancouver. The body of a 36 year-old woman was discovered in a basement suite on East 22nd near Main Street. Detectives are treating the case as a homicide and are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Daniel Paul has a history of committing violent offences against women. Update: Daniel Paul has been located and charged with 2nd degree murder.
  21. March 8, Kitchener, ON: Kate Lynn Reid, 51. Waterloo Regional police have charged Hugh Rayburn McColl, 61, with second-degree murder in connection to the "disappearance and presumed death" of Kate Lynn Reid. Reid has been missing since late January. McColl and Reid were former roommates in Kitchener. Investigators are continuing to search for Reid's remains.
  22. March 12, Windsor, ON: Nancy Quick, 40. Nancy Quick, 40, died Feb. 28, 2006 when she was hit while crossing the road near St. William Catholic School in Lakeshore, Ont., where she worked as an educational assistant. Essex County OPP has charged the estranged husband of Nancy Quick with first-degree murder in her 2006 death. Scott Douglas Quick, 48, was arrested without incident in Belleville Wednesday. Police said he has been a person of interest since the time of his wife's death nine years ago.
  23. March 13, Victoria, BC: Mary Caitlin Walton, 46. Victoria man Daniel Blake Penney, 51, who attempted suicide last week, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his estranged wife Mary Caitlin Walton.
  24. March 25, Hamilton, ON: Renee Neganiwina, 26 (Aboriginal). The fire that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Hamilton woman has been ruled a homicide. Her live-in boyfriend, Joseph Snelgrove, 38, is facing second degree murder charges.
  25. March 25, Saskatoon, SK: Brittney Gargol, 18. Police are saying the suspicious death of Brittney Gargol is now a homicide. A passerby discovered the fatally-injured teen in a ditch on the western outskirts of the city early Wednesday morning. In a news release, police said they are looking for persons of interest in the case. They are not saying how she died, or whether the fatal assault happened where she had been discovered or whether she had been taken there.
  26. March 27, Surrey, BC: Salamawit Girma, 25. Salamawit Girma was the victim of an apparent stabbing, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). They say the woman’s spouse has been in contact and has so far co-operated fully with the investigation. Officers say they do not believe Girma’s death was random and will investigate whether foul play was a factor. They do not believe nearby neighbours are at risk.
  27. March 28, Brampton, ON: Kathryn Horne, 58. Richard Pereira, 36, has been charged with second-degree murder. Police told CBC News that investigators are unsure of the relationship between the victim and the suspect.
  28. April 6, Cornwall, ON: Jacqueline Martin, 52. Jonathan Michaud, 28, has been charged with the first-degree murder of his mother.
  29. April 10, Mississauga, ON: Ming-Chieng (Theresa) Hsin, 59. Peel homicide detectives are investigating following the discovery of a woman's body inside a vehicle in Mississauga on Friday afternoon. Police said the woman's body showed "obvious signs of trauma". Hsin, the owner of a spa chain with locations throughout the GTA, was nearly stabbed to death outside of her townhouse in Mississauga in November. Update Nov 9: Peel police arrested 21-year-old Mark Dookhram Monday in connection with the death of Ming-Chien (Teresa) Hsin. Police say they have no evidence so far that there's any connection between Dookhram and the 2014 attack, but they say they're still investigating. Update Nov 11: Police arrested another Toronto man on Tuesday in connection with the death of Ming-Chien (Teresa) Hsin earlier this year. Justine Ordonio, 25, was charged with first-degree murder. Update Nov 12: The son of a Mississauga woman whose body was found in April, Eric Lu, 25, has been also been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death.
  30. April 13, Richmond, BC: Elaine Leznoff, 66. Homicide investigators have been called in after a suspicious fire left one person dead in Richmond on Monday morning. There are unconfirmed reports the duplex may have a group home for children and that several may have been taken to hospital. Second-degree murder charges have been laid against Surjit Dosanjh, 37, after a house fire in Richmond, B.C. left his mother-in-law dead and a 13-year-old boy in critical condition. Elaine Leznoff, 66, died in the fire, which was declared an arson by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). IHIT said Friday that the injured boy, Kalvin Dosanjh-Leznoff, is not expected to live.
  31. April 14, Edmonton, AB: Paula Stiles, 44. Glavin said police have identified a "wide cast" of people who could have killed Stiles. The mother of three had separated last year from her husband, Ken Haeberle. The couple had three young daughters aged 6 to 13. Mounties executed a search warrant on a rural property east of Sherwood Park near Ardrossan belonging to Stiles' ex-husband Ken Haeberle that yielded evidence which is now being reviewed and analyzed. 

  32. April 17, Mission, BC: Eleanor Anthonysz, 33. Walter Ramsey, 42, her ex boyfriend, has been charged with first-degree murder after 33-year-old Eleanor Anthonysz died in a suspicious fire in her mobile home in Mission, B.C. on Friday. Neighbours reported seeing two children, aged approximately nine and 11, run out of the fiery trailer with their hands zip-tied before being taken away by ambulance. Police said they believe the victim was targeted. 

  33. April 19, Prince Albert, SK: Marina Thorpe, 64. A teenager is facing a charge of first-degree murder over the death of Marina Thorpe, 64, who police say was fatally shot in Prince Albert. They said a male youth, under the age of 18, has been arrested. Police added the woman's death was not a random act of violence, noting the accused youth and the victim were known to each other.

  34. April 20, Brampton, ON: Victoria O'Dea, 21 mos. The girl's father, 42-year-old Frank Brian O'Dea, was arrested in April and charged with criminal negligence. The man's charges have now been upgraded to manslaughter. He has also been charged with failing to provide the necessities of life.
  35. April 21, Saanich BC: Juile Cox, 56. Saanich police confirmed Tuesday the deaths of two people last week in B.C. were a murder and suicide. Saanich police say it was a murder-suicide, but they aren't saying how 56-year-old Juile Cox and 58-year old Peter Khurana died. Kelly Tarpley, Cox's brother-in-law, claims she was in an abusive relationship and tried many times to get out. Khurana was convicted of assault in 2013.

  36. April 22, Tisdale, SK: LaTasha Gosling, 27. See below.
  37. April 22, Tisdale, SK: Jenikaa Gosling, 8. See below.
  38. April 22, Tisdale, SK: Janayah Gosling, 4. Gosling and her three children — Jenika, eight, Landen, seven, and Janayah, four — were slain by her ex-partner, Steve O’Shaughnessy, 23, in the Tisdale, Sask., trailer they shared. After the killing, O’Shaughnessy took photos of the bodies and sent them to the children’s father in a text message. O’Shaughnessy fled to Prince Albert with the infant daughter he and Gosling shared, and took his own life several hours later, leaving the baby unharmed. Neighbours say police were called to the trailer late at night earlier this week. Yelling and screaming could be heard. Randy Gross said they believe their daughter was trying to leave O’Shaughnessy.

  39. April 27, Burns Lake, BC: Unnamed female. Rueben Buhler, a 54-year-old B.C. man, has been charged following a triple homicide at a home in the remote community of Burns Lake, RCMP say. When they arrived around 8:25 a.m. PT, they found one woman and two men dead inside. The identities of the three victims have not been released. No other details have been released, but police said there is no danger to the community and they believe this is an isolated incident.

  40. April 27, Lethbridge, AB: Clarissa English, 24. Lethbridge police are investigating a triple homicide after discovering the bodies of three adults inside a home early Tuesday morning. Deputy Chief Colin Catonio told reporters that investigators believe the three victims were killed in a targeted attack.Kyle Devine, 27, Clarissa English, 24, and her brother Dakota English, 18, were found dead in the west-end townhouse they shared early in morning on April 28. Austin Lane Vielle, 21, is charged with three counts of second-degree murder. A Lethbridge woman says she believes the man charged with killing her sister, brother and sister's boyfriend was motivated by jealousy.The suspect had been charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats on April 9. The alleged victim in that incident, Kyle Devine, was one of the three people killed two weeks later.

  41. May 7, Popkum, BC: Emily Janzen, 19. See below.
  42. May 7, Popkum, BC: Laurel Janzen. See below.
  43. May 7, Langley, BC: Shelly Janzen. Randy Janzen apparently confessed on Facebook to killing daughter, wife, sister. Police reported Friday that their suspect in the case is dead. Emily, Laurel and Shelley deserve better than to be erased by a media claiming their killer was a good father.

  44. May 8, Scarborough, ON: Suraiya Gangaram, 31. Ex-boyfriend Lascelles Allen, 51, charged in stabbing death of mother of 3. In 2014, Allen was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was released, but one of the conditions of his release was that he would not contact Gangaram, said Ryan. However, the pair had arranged to meet Friday, Ryan said, so that Gangaram could return something to Allen.
  45. May 9, Calgary, AB: Jessica Rae Newman, 24. Calgary police say the death of a Calgary woman whose body was found near Airdrie has been ruled a homicide. Jessica Rae Newman, 24, last seen around 9:30 p.m. on March 10 in the Forest Lawn area of southeast Calgary. Update June 2015: Calgary's Kevin Rubletz, 30, Jessica's former common-law partner, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jessica Rae Newman. Newman and Rubletz had a child together and had been in conflict over custody.
  46. May 10, Surrey, BC:  Cady Quaw, 23 Aboriginal. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team [IHIT] is on the scene of a suspicious death in Surrey, which has left one woman dead and another person injured in a home near 140th Street and 94th Avenue. Gordon Alexander David, 34, is wanted Canada-wide for his alleged role in the homicide of his estranged wife on Sunday morning and the aggravated assault of another woman. David has had a history with police, who have made multiple visits to the residence for reports of domestic abuse. Gordon Alexander David, 34, was arrested on Tuesday, May 12 by the Vancouver Police Department
  47. May 11, Garden Hill First Nation, MB: Teresa Robinson, 11 (Aboriginal). Manitoba RCMP are treating the death of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson on the Garden Hill First Nation as a homicide.
  48. May 14, London, ON: Desiree Gallagher, 23. Desiree Gallagher died two years after falling seven floors from London apartment balcony. Justin Primmer was charged in 2013 with assault causing bodily harm and served a 6 month sentence. Update: Gallagher’s fall “continues to be actively investigated by the police.”
  49. May 19, Richmond, BC: Redelma Belisario, 62. Darwin Lescano, the 38-year-old son of a Richmond, B.C. woman has been charged with the 2nd degree murder of his 62-year old mother.

  50. May 19, Winnipeg, MB: Katheen Leary ,66 (Aboriginal). A youth known to Katheen Leary has been charged with first degree murder in the death of the 66-year-old grandmother. The youth was arrested at the scene but police won't release the age or gender of the suspect. However, in their press release, police said "he" has been detained in custody.
  51. May 21, Sorel-Tracey, QC: Louise Hamel, 51. Quebec provincial police say the two people who were pronounced dead Thursday morning inside a Sorel-Tracey, Que. home could be the victims of a murder-suicide. Police identified them as Louise Hamel, 51, and Mario Cournoyer, 54. The two lived inside the home and were likely a couple, police said.
  52. May 23, Richmond Hill, ON: Herma Parkes, 73. Police were dispatched to an apartment at 45 Baif Boulevard after a 23-year-old man went to a local hospital with injuries early Saturday morning. Emergency room staff became suspicious after asking several questions and notified police. An elderly woman was found dead inside the residence. Cameron Alexander Mossaddad, 23, is facing a murder charge in the death of his grandmother.
  53. May 24, Regina, SK: Celeste Yawney, 33. Police are investigating after a 33-year-old woman was found dead in a community west of Lewvan Drive, just off of McIntosh Street. Duran Redwood, 26, an ex-boyfriend, has been charged with 2nd degree murder of Celeste Yawney. Redwood had a history of domestic violence against her.
  54. May 27, Erin, ON: Elizabeth Fischer, 82. Police called to a "family dispute" in Erin, near Guelph, turned up to find a woman dead, OPP said Thursday. Frank Fischer, 82, of Erin is charged with second-degree murder.
  55. May 30, Montreal, QC: García Larez, 36. Montreal police are seeking the public’s help to locate Raynald Létourneau, 46, a man with a history of violent crimes against women who is accused of killing a woman who had recently moved to Canada from Venezuela. García Larez, 36, a Venezuelan national who was about three months pregnant when she died, had only been in Canada for about a year when she was killed. Létourneau is a convicted sex offender who has displayed deep hatred for women and people of certain ethnicities. In 2013, he finished serving the entirety of a five-year prison term for sexual assault and aggravated assault. Update: Montreal police said Létourneau was arrested Monday August 24 and charged with the first degree murder of his ex-girlfriend. Update: Raynald Létourneau enters rare guilty plea to first-degree murder for killing ex-girlfriend.
  56. June 2, Toronto, ON: Linda Scott, 65. Justin Scott, 25, wanted for the murder of his mother, has been arrested by Montreal police. The body of 65-year-old Linda Scott was found with multiple stab wounds in an apartment she shared with her son near Woodbine Ave. and Danforth Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. Update: Suspect arrested in Montreal.
  57. June 2, Blissville, NB: Kennedy Corrigan, 2. The RCMP have arrested  James Paul Turpin, 36, in connection with the death of 2-year-old Kennedy Corrigan. On April 2, 2004 in Central Blissville, Kennedy suffered a massive brain injury that resulted in her death in hospital on April 9, 2004. Medical evidence at the time of her death supported the police theory of a non-accidental death but was not definitive. New evidence has led to the man’s arrest on June 2, 2015.
  58. June 3, La Plaine, QC: Unnamed female, 36. Quebec provincial police are investigating a double murder in a suburb north of Montreal. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside a vehicle early Wednesday morning in a commercial parking lot in Terrebonne.
  59. June 3, New Westminster, BC: Charan Kaur Dhandwar, 79. Julien Cadrain Levasseur, 23, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the apparently random and unprovoked attack.
  60. June 4, Edmonton, AB: Claudia Mary Iron-Howard, 29 Aboriginal. Claudia Mary Iron-Howard, 29, died from a stab wound to the chest, and her death has been deemed a homicide. Update: Officials also said prior to his death, Shawn Richard, 32, had been identified as the primary suspect in the June 4 murder of Claudia Iron-Howard
  61. June 5, Winnipeg, MB: Audrey Desjarlais, 52 (Aboriginal) . Winnipeg police identify woman’s body three years after it was pulled from river. Desjarlais, who was from the Saddle Lake community in Alberta but was living in Winnipeg, is believed to have died sometime in January 2012 at the age of 52. Her body was found five months later. Police said their investigation is ongoing and they are asking anyone who had contact with Desjarlais in January 2012 to come forward.
  62. June 7, Calgary, AB: Maryam Rashidi, 35. Rashidi, 35, was working as a gas station attendant at the Centex on 16 Avenue northwest when she was killed trying to chase down the driver of a stolen truck that did not pay for $113 in fuel. Three days after she was injured, Rashidi died in hospital — leaving behind her husband and six-year-old son. Joshua Cody Mitchell, 20, is charged with second-degree murder.
  63. June 10, Guelph, ON: Seble (Mimi) Dietrich, 39. Mimi's husband Stephen Dietrich, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the disappearance of the Guelph café owner. The 39-year-old mother of three who owned Sidamo Coffee in downtown Guelph was last seen on July 10, 2014. Police have confirmed that the human remains found at 55 Vancouver Dr. in Guelph are that of missing coffee shop owner Seble "Mimi" Dietrich.
  64. June 14, Kitchener, ON: Lorrie Baechler, 40. Waterloo Region police say Robert Murphy, 44, killed himself and Lorrie Baechler in her home on Brock Street in Kitchener. Baechler and Murphy were in a relationship, police said, but they couldn't specify whether or not the pair was in a relationship at the specific time of the incident.
  65. June 17, Thunder Bay, ON: Larissa Charlie-Stillaway, 22 Aboriginal. Larissa Charlie-Stillaway, 22, dies after 'serious assault', Thunder Bay police say. Cruz Nicholas Pelletier, 18, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident but the police are now treating the case as a homicide. According to a facebook page set up by the victim's sister, Larissa had been the victim of abuse by him for three years.
  66. June 18, Kingston, ON: Kaitlan Babcock, 27. The Kingston man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death on Thursday morning suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon in a wooded area off Conacher Drive near the crime scene, just as Kingston Police were about to apprehend him, according to police. The 30-year-old suspect in the Kaitlan Babcock homicide on June 18 has died at Kingston General Hospital, the Special Investigations Unit reports. The Whig-Standard has learned Craig VanAlstyne, former boyfriend of Babcock, was the suspect who succumbed to his self-inflicted gunshot wounds at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.
  67. June 19, Petitcodiac, NB: Unnamed female, 40. The RCMP said in a statement that the two bodies found at the home were a 54-year-old Moncton man and a 40-year-old Petitcodiac woman. The two were known to each other. The names and how they died will not be made public, according to the police.
  68. June 24, Vaughan, ON: Maria Voci, 47. Two Vaughan residents, a man and a woman, were shot dead around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Moka Espresso. Police say Jason Hay, 27, of Mississauga is wanted in connection with the slayings. York police have said the shooting appears to be targeted, but have not said who the target was. The police investigation also revealed an illegal gambling operation was being run out of the back of the café.
  69. June 29, Saint John, NB: Cathy Bawn, 50. Friends of a Saint John woman killed in a murder-suicide are speaking out about how she died, and what they’re doing to help her family afford a funeral. Maggie Pearce says it was her friend Cathy Bawn who was found dead on June 29 in a home on Red Head Road..
  70. June 30, Fox Creek, AB: Hally Dubois, 50. Daniel Goodridge, 28, has been charged with two counts of first/second-degree murder, three assault charges, and a charge of interference with human remains. The victims killed in Tuesday’s attack have been identified as Hally Dubois, 50, of Red Deer, and David Derksen, 37, from La Crete.
  71. July 1, London, ON: Suzan Aisha Jacob, 50. Juma Kuol, 49, the victim's boyfriend is charged with second-degree murder.
  72. July 2, Montreal, QC: Nellie Angutiguluk, 29 (Aboriginal). The suspicious death of a 29-year-old woman in May has now been ruled a homicide. Update: Kwasi Alfred Benjamin, 29, charged with first-degree murder.
  73. July 3, Saint John, NB: Unnamed female, 50. Police say the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a home in Saint John, N.B., were the result of a murder-suicide.
  74. July 3, Toronto, ON: Unnamed female, 50s. A sergeant on scene told media that the emergency call came in as a medical complaint. On the scene, they found a deceased female in her 50s. The sergeant said the death is considered suspicious because of what was found and because of the woman’s age.
  75. July 3, Terrebonne, QC: Marie-Josée Sills, 30. Lawyer Benoît Côté, 51, and notary Marie-Josée Sills (who was pregnant), 30, died in hospital after being shot at work on Thursday afternoon. Police said Sills was likely just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Michel Dubuc, 52, also murdered his two sons and committed suicide shortly after the shooting.
  76. July 3, Calgary, AB: Shannon Madill, 25. Police discovered Madill's body in the couple's home in the 1900 block of Spiller Road Southeast on Friday. Joshua Burgess, 29, the victim's ex, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder.
  77. July 8, Stratford, ON: Tanika Seupersaud, 18 mos. Stratford police have charged Christopher Skinner, 43, with first degree murder in connection to the 1994 death of an 18-month-old girl.
  78. July 9, Toronto, ON: Lecent Ross, 14. Lecent Ross was fatally shot with an illegal, semi-automatic weapon in Toronto on Thursday morning in what a police detective described as a preventable and "suspicious" tragedy. Update: A 13-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter and an 18-year-old man with criminal negligence.
  79. July 9, Apohaqui, NB: Jessica Ann Miller, 20. Jesse Edward Reynolds has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of Jessica Ann Miller in July. The court was told the cause of death was asphyxiation, with trauma found around Miller's neck indicating Reynolds choked Miller. The manslaughter charge was laid because Reynolds' attorney, David Lutz, maintains Reynolds didn't intend to kill Miller. Reynolds's hands went around Miller's neck in a sudden reaction as they were involved in a heated exchange in Miller's car.
  80. July 10, Hinchinbrooke, QC: Samantha Higgins, 22. The remains of a woman found inside a bag in Hinchinbrooke, Que., has been identified by Quebec provincial police as 22-year-old Samantha Higgins. Nick Fontanelli, 22, the fiancé of a 22-year-old woman whose dismembered body was found in a bag under a bridge southwest of Montreal last week, has been charged with murder.
  81. July 12, Edmonton, AB: Kathleen Emma Morton, 27. Neighbours called police at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday to report gunshots. Police arrived at a home near 49th Avenue and 111A Street to find a 27-year-old woman shot to death in a basement suite.
  82. July 16, Coquitlam, BC: Unnamed female, 56. Maurio "Mo" Saheli, 54, of Richmond, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The bodies of a 56-year-old Coquitlam woman and an Israeli man who arrived in Canada on July 14, were found in a home in the Westwood Plateau area of Coquitlam on July 16. Saheli is alleged to have had a previous relationship with the female victim.
  83. July 18, Grand Falls, NB: Murielle LaForest, 54. Police say Rock LaForest, 21, is facing charges of murder and attempted murder after allegedly stabbing both parents in New Brunswick. A 54-year-old woman, who acting police Chief Rosaire Leclerc says was the suspect's mother, was found injured at the scene and later died.
  84. July 18, Thurso, QC: Unnamed infant girl, 2 months old. Daniel Lefebvre, 25, has been charged with manslaughter after his newborn baby girl died from injuries suffered when she was allegedly shaken.
  85. July 21, Ottawa, ON: Gail Fawcett,54  Aboriginal. Police said the first paramedic on scene witnessed the woman being stabbed by a man. Police said the woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and she later succumbed to those injuries. The suspect, a man in his 40s, was arrested, police said, adding the victim and suspect knew each other. Her long-time boyfriend Gino Langevin, 45, was arrested on scene and has been charged with first-degree murder.
  86. July 24, Pleasant Grove, PEI: Traci Lynch, 40. The body of a woman found in P.E.I. on Friday has been identified by family as Traci Lynch, originally from Pictou. “As a result of the investigation, a male suspect was taken into custody,” RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said in a release. Butler says Lynch knew the suspect but that details about their relationship is not being released. Prince Edward Island RCMP have charged Joel Lawrence Clow, 46, with murder in connection to the discovery of a woman's body in Pleasant Grove Friday evening. Friends told CBC News Lynch began dating a lobster fisherman by the name of Joel Clow about a year ago.
  87. July 29, Leduc, AB: Delores Brower, 33 Aboriginal. See below.
  88. July 29, Leduc, AB: Corrie Renee Ottenbreit, 27. RCMP have identified skeletal remains found on a rural property east of Leduc, Alberta as those of a 27-year-old Edmonton woman, the fourth missing woman’s remains found in an eight-kilometre radius since 2003. Along with the remains of Delores Brower, recovered from the property April 19, RCMP said Tuesday they had also found the remains of Corrie Renee Ottenbreit after searching the surrounding area. Ottenbreit’s death is considered a homicide. The RCMP said it could be dealing with a “serial predator” in these cases. Ottenbreit’s identity was confirmed through DNA analysis of a hair sample she voluntarily provided to Project KARE in 2003, an RCMP-led task force set up that year to investigate the deaths and disappearances of women in high-risk lifestyles. It is the first time DNA collected by Project KARE has served as the sole factor in identifying a client’s human remains, Talbot said. Brower’s dental records provided to Project KARE helped identify her remains.
  89. August 1, McLean, SK: Lisa Strang, 47. Saskatchewan RCMP have charged John Robert Strang,48, with first-degree murder in the death of Lisa Strang, the McLean-area woman he had been in a relationship with.
  90. August 3, Calmar, AB: Mackenzie Leah Harris, 22. A body found in Calmar, southwest of Edmonton, Monday has been identified as Mackenzie Leah Harris, a 22-year-old Camrose woman reported missing two days earlier.
  91. August 4, Toronto, ON: Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26. Toronto police homicide investigators are asking the public to help identify two "persons of interest" after a man and woman were killed in two separate brazen shootings at the Muzik nightclub.
  92. August 6, Beloeil,QC: Cheryl Bau Tremblay, 28. A body has been found inside a Beloeil,Que., home where a missing pregnant woman lived with her boyfriend, police say. The description matches that of Cheryl Bau Tremblay, 28, who has been missing for five days, police said. Alexandre Gendron, 35, has been formally charged in the death of his partner, Cheryl Bau-Tremblay, who was five months pregnant.
  93. August 14, Waterdown, ON: Lori Constable, 55. Lori Constable died from being smothered. "I reasonably believe Wayne Constable is responsible for taking Lori's life," said Det. Sgt. Joe Stewart of Hamilton police. The immediate cause of Wayne Constable's death wasn't determined.
  94. August 15, Brampton, ON: Galina Alexander, 44. Hassan Salifu, 23, has been charged with murdering his mother.
  95. August 19, Waterdown, BC: Delores Brown, 19, Aboriginal. It appears the search for a missing First Nations teen has come to a grisly end with the discovery of a body near the small Gulf Island from which she vanished late last month. The family of Delores Brown, 19, who was reported missing on July 29, have been notified, although a positive identification has not been made. Brown was last seen on July 27 walking on nearby Penelakut Island and police later said foul play was suspected in her disappearance. Update: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed remains found off the coast of Norway Island last week are those of Delores Brown.

  96. August 20, Edmonton, AB: Lan (Lana) Cam Kasjaniuk, 51. The death of Lan (Lana) Cam Kasjaniuk, 51, is being treated as suspicious. If her death is ruled a homicide, five of this year's 13 victims will be female.
  97. August 21, Portneuf, QC: Chantal Demers, 46. Victor Poirier, 47, the boyfriend of a Quebec City woman who was arrested shortly after her disappearance has now been charged with first degree murder. Poirier has been in custody since May. Since that time, four other women have filed complaints against him. In total, he now faces 17 charges including sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and harassment.
  98. August 25, Edmonton, AB: Nadine Skow, 38. A woman whose body was found in a walk-up apartment was discovered by co-workers who were concerned she hadn't shown up at work this week. Staff Sgt. Bill Clark said the woman's cause of death is obvious but they are not yet revealing her identity, how she died or when. "I know there are concerns about the number of women who have been killed in Edmonton this year, it is an inordinately high number compared to previous years," Clark said. "Right now we have no connections on any of the homicides at all. These are all so far individual acts."

    Update: Silva Koshwal, 38, is facing murder charges after a woman (his ex-girlfriend) was stabbed to death Sunday night, one the of the most “horrific” crime scenes Edmonton Police Service Staff Sgt. Bill Clark said he has ever seen. He is in police custody and facing charges of second degree murder and indignity to a body in relation to the homicide.
  99. August 25, Calgary, AB: Chelsea Serpentini-Harty, 24. Jonathan Edward Martin, 26, the boyfriend of a woman found dead in her northeast Calgary home Tuesday has been charged with first-degree murder. Serpentini-Harty and Martin were in a relationship and living together in the Pineridge home where she was found dead.
  100. September 9, Calgary, AB: Kallen Carothers, 23. Friends have identified the victim of a shooting on 16th Avenue in Calgary's northwest as 23-year-old Kallen Carothers. Police believe this is not a random attack, and they have no suspects. The investigation is underway.
  101. September 9, Coleman, AB: Hannah Meketech, 69 (Aboriginal. Meketech was found dead in her home on September 9 after a concerned neighbour called 911. An autopsy later concluded her death was a homicide. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating the case and is asking anyone with information on Meketech's recent activities or acquaintances to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
  102. September 14, Crowsnest Pass, AB: Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, 2. Derek Saretzky, 22, faces murder charges in deaths of 2-year-old from Blairmore and her father, Terry Blanchette. RCMP say Saretzky and Blanchette were also acquainted with one another, but investigators did not elaborate.
  103. September 15, Halifax, NS: Catherine Campbell, 36. Christopher Calvin Garnier, 27, of Halifax is charged with second-degree murder and indecently interfering with a dead human body. Investigators said they believed Campbell and the man knew one another.
  104. September 18, Vancouver, BC: Unnamed female, 55. 42-year-old Troy Leard Alsager has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of the 55-year-old woman in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
  105. September 21, Oakville, ON: Judith Wilson, 62. Her son, 39-year-old Ryan Porte of Oakville, is now charged with second-degree murder.
  106. September 22, Wilno, ON: Anastasia Kuzyk, 36. See below.
  107. September 22, Wilno, ON: Nathalie Warmerdam, 48. See below.
  108. September 22, Wilno, ON: Carol Culleton, 66. Basil Borutski, 57, was charged with 3 counts of 1st-degree murder. Global National News reported that the first woman murdered by this man had been in a relationship with him and he was just released from prison for assaulting her. It appears each of the women knew the suspect and had been in a relationship with him in the past. The Eganville Leader reported that people who had had dealings with the suspect sought protection from the OPP after hearing of the shootings. One told police the suspect had allegedly posted a list a people against whom he was seeking revenge. Others said they had received phone calls in recent days from the suspect threatening them if they didn’t give him money.
  109. September 22, Edmonton, AB: Melanie Susan Hunter, 55. Strathcona County RCMP have charged 58-year-old Brian Ralph Beglau with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, 55-year-old Melanie Susan Hunter. We’ve had two calls for service to that residence in the past,” said RCMP Supt. Gary Peck.
  110. September 25, Lethbridge, AB: Victoria Crow Shoe, 43 Aboriginal. Pincher Creek RCMP says the investigation into the death of Victoria Crow Shoe is now a homicide. The 43-year-old from Lethbridge was found on the shore of the Oldman River Reservoir on Sept. 13. She was last seen by her family Aug. 26.
  111. September 25, Edmonton, AB: Jennifer Otway, 42. A 42-year-old woman is dead after she was stabbed in north Edmonton late Friday night. Jason Andrew Otway, 38, is facing “murder-related charges” in connection with the fatal stabbing of his wife. Police have confirmed there were two young children in the home, but they were unharmed and are now being cared for.
  112. September 30, Powell River, BC: Unnamed female. Police located the bodies of a man and woman at the family's summer home in Bliss Landing. Police have not released the identities, the cause of death nor any other details, but they did say the RCMP's major crime unit from Vancouver Island was sent to investigate the incident. Police did say there is no risk to the public and they are not seeking any suspects.
  113. October 2, Fort Saskatchewan, AB: Colleen Lois Sillito, 46. RCMP said in a media release Saturday the victims were a 46-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man. Sillito’s family tells CTV News that the man was her ex-fiance, Paul Jacobs. Paul Joseph Jacob, Sillito's former common-law partner, killed himself after fatally shooting her on Oct. 2. RCMP say it was a murder-suicide. Sillito, 46, had sought a restraining order against Jacob, stating that he had threatened to kill her if she left him. Colleen Sillito's family has called for a public inquiry into her murder.
  114. October 3, Fort Liard, NWT: Etanda Hardisty-Beaverho,12 Aboriginal. Etanda Hardisty-Beaverho was found dead near Riverview Road Saturday morning. Police say an autopsy was conducted at the Alberta Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday but the cause of death and manner of death are still undetermined, pending toxicology results.
  115. October 8, Winnipeg, MB: Selena Rose Keeper, 20, Aboriginal. Boyfriend Ray William Everett, 20, has been charged. Court records show that Keeper had applied for a protection order against Everett in May 2015. The application was marked dismissed the day after it was filed. It is not clear why the application was dismissed.
  116. October 11, Calgary, AB: Christa Cachene, 26, Aboriginal. Calgary police are treating the death of Cachene, at a northwest residence as a homicide. Isaiah Riel Rider, 18 is facing a second-degree murder charge.
  117. October 14, Vaughan, ON: Unnamed female, 36. A 43-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder of his wife after she was found dead at a home. The York Regional Police said that the names of the accused and victim will not be disclosed to the public at this time, as the incident is believed to have been a domestic violence case. Police departments will usually release the names of suspects unless doing so would identify a domestic violence or underage victim.
  118. October 19, Calgary, AB: Julie Tran, 24. See below.
  119. October 19, Calgary, AB: Selmawit Alem, 54. Emanuel Kahsai, 30, was arrested Friday morning in the death of his mother Selma Alem, 54, and Julie Tran, 25, whose bodies were discovered in Alem's home in Calgary's Coventry Hills neighbourhood on Oct. 19. Selma Alem's relationship with her son had been fraught since her other child was murdered 10 years earlier, but she felt so scared of him in the last five months of her life that she repeatedly sought emergency protection orders (EPO), according to court documents obtained by the CBC.
  120. October 19, Gatineau, QC: Christine Macneil, 25. Macneil said police told him they were looking for a male suspect in his daughter's death. Homicide victim Christine MacNeil, who was shot dead inside a Gatineau hotel room Monday night, had told Ottawa police she was a victim of human trafficking before she was killed, the Citizen has learned.
  121. October 24, Calgary, AB: Amanda Antoni, 31. Ms. Antoni's death is considered suspicious and the homicide unit is leading the investigation.
  122. October 24, Edmonton, AB: Patricia Roach, 54. Police said in January 2016 forensic evidence shows John Gearhart, 37, was responsible for the stabbing killing of Ms. Roach. Ms. Roach was renting out a room in her house to Gearhart. Gearhart committed suicide shortly after killing Ms. Roach.
  123. October 25, Mississauga, ON: Vaishali Patel, 41. The woman’s 20-year-old son, Kunal Bhavan, has been charged with second-degree murder.
  124. October 30, Winnipeg, MB: Camille Runke, 49. The victim of an early morning shooting in St. Boniface Friday has been identified as Camille Runke, Winnipeg police say. Kevin Runke, 46, the estranged husband of Camille Runke who is suspected of killing her, was found dead at a rural property south of Winnipeg, police confirm. Camille Runke, 49, had been granted a protection order against him earlier this year.
  125. October 30, Edmonton, AB: Dianna Wilk, 28. All the public has been told is that Wilk and Daniel Fullerton, who were both 28, were found dead last Friday evening in a car parked on a quiet residential street. The connection between the two victims is unknown, they were not friends on facebook. Police said the Medical Examiner had determined Daniel Fullerton, 28, and Dianna Wilk, 28, died as a result of gunshot wounds. A friend who worked with Dianna Teresa Wilk at west-end gentlemen’s club Saint Pete’s called her “the sweetest girl ever.” Update: Phillip Vanderwell, 27, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
  126. October 31, Edmonton, AB: Leona Neapetung-Stevens, 17 Aboriginal. Friends of a 17-year-old Edmonton girl are in mourning after her death was ruled a homicide and police announced second-degree murder charges have been laid against Joseph Sinclair, 20.
  127. November 3, Calgary, AB: Janel Squirrel, 26, Aboriginal. Leo Harry Pantherbone, 45, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of his girlfriend at his home in the northeast community of Whitehorn. A gofundme account has been set up for her three children.
  128. November 5, Calgary, AB: Unnamed female, 50s. Staff at the hotel found a woman’s body inside a room and investigators deemed the death to be suspicious. The CPS Homicide Unit is leading the investigation. They’re speaking with her boyfriend Joseph Jean Nathan Fortier, 43, who police believe has vital information in the case. The victim’s identity is not being released.
  129. November 9, Bridgewater, NS: Catherine Burgoyne, 58. Catherine Burgoyne, 58, was reported missing on Oct. 29. Members of the Bridgewater Police Service found her body Monday morning while they were searching. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy on Burgoyne's body. The cause of her death is undetermined, but police are treating it as suspicious.
  130. November 9, God's Lake First Nation, MB: Krystal Andrews, 23, Aboriginal. Krystal Andrews, 23, was found dead in an isolated area on the remote northern Manitoba First Nation on Monday. Andrews had been missing for three days before her body was discovered, said Tiffany Anderson. RCMP are calling her death suspicious.
  131. November 11, Toronto, ON: Stella Tetsos, 82. Police say that "a vibrant 82-year-old" woman who was found dead inside her Scarborough home on Wednesday suffered some type of trauma before she died in what homicide investigators are calling a random incident. Sinbad Marshall, 21, faces a second-degree murder charge. Police confirmed to CityNews they were looking at robbery as a motive.
  132. November 11, Aklavik, NWT: May Elanik Aboriginal. A young mother who was found injured and unconscious on a trail in Aklavik, N.W.T., last week has died, and RCMP are treating her death as a homicide. She was a mother of seven children and part of a large, tight-knit Inuvialuit family.
  133. November 13, Toronto, ON: Simone "Shanni" Reid, 18. Homicide detectives on Friday evening were investigating a suspicious death in the Sheppard Avenue East and Warden Avenue area. Toronto police and paramedics were called to an apartment shortly after 1 p.m. Friday and found a woman without vital signs, according to Toronto EMS. Police are treating the death as suspicious. The victim's father, Toronto resident Winston "Paul" Reid, 49, has not yet been notified by police, who are searching for his vehicle.
  134. November 21, Bradford, ON: Unnamed female, 51. A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 51-year-old wife in Bradford, Ont. Police say Jose Fernandes, 55, will appear in court on Sunday facing a first-degree murder charge.
  135. November 21, Edmonton, AB: Unnamed female. Edmonton police are investigating a suspicious death after a woman's body was found by emergency crews inside an apartment Saturday. The woman's body was in a suite at 4908-134th Avenue. Police offered few details, but said several people were detained. Homicide detectives are investigating.
  136. November 24, Guelph, ON: Kathleen Wood, 84. Alistair Wood, 83, is accused of first-degree murder in connection with the killing his wife Kathleen.
  137. November 26, Saskatoon, SK: Karina Wolfe, 20 Aboriginal. Wolfe went missing in July 2010. She was last seen on the city's west side, and police were immediately concerned because of her high-risk lifestyle. Jerry Franklin Constant, 33, was arrested Thursday in connection with Wolfe’s “disappearance and murder,” police said in a news release. The man is scheduled to appear Monday in Saskatoon provincial court. Constant is a registered sex offender with previous convictions for assault and sexual assault.
  138. November 26, Calgary, AB: Sheri Carpen, 31. A 32-year-old Calgary man who told police his girlfriend's death was a suicide has now been charged with second-degree murder. The 31-year-old's body was discovered in a Pineridge home on March 28 in northeast Calgary. Police say recent developments determined the victim was murdered. There was no reported history of domestic violence, according to police. Luke MacLeod, 32, is charged with second-degree murder.
  139. November 26, Winnipeg, MB: Candace Monias, 28 (Aboriginal). Charley Harper, 29, is charged with second-degree murder. Harper was bound by two probation orders to stay away from Monias following previous domestic disputes, police said.
  140. November 28, Maskwacis, AB: Kirsten Cutknife, 20 (Aboriginal). Joshua Crier, 19 also a Samson Cree Nation man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of Kirsten Cutknife, 20. The teen was arrested late Saturday and charged with second-degree murder. He was also charged with assault with a weapon on a second 20-year-old Samson Cree woman at the home. All three people are known to each other, police said.
  141. November 29, Edson, AB: Roxanne Ruth Berube, 36. See below.
  142. November 29, Edson, AB: Jazmine Miller, 16. When Ms. Berube, boyfriend Dan Miller and her teenage daughter Jazmine, were found dead Sunday, their bodies showed "obvious signs of trauma," Edson RCMP say. Their deaths are being treated as homicides and not as a murder-suicide. All three lived in the home. Update: Mickell Clayton Bailey, 19, will be charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Roxanne Berube, 36, and Jazmine Miller, 16, and second-degree murder in the death of Daniel Miller. The victims were known to the suspect.
  143. December 6, Grenada: Linnea Veinotte, 36. Authorities in Grenada say Linnea Veinotte, a Canadian woman who disappeared on Dec. 6, died as a result of "blunt force trauma to the chest and lower limb due to a vehicular accident." A charge of non-capital murder has been laid against Akim Frank, 26, who turned himself in to police in Grenada last week in connection with the disappearance of Veinotte.
  144. December 11, Grande Prairie, AB: Amber Dawn Diebert, 24. See below.
  145. December 11, Grande Prairie, AB: Jody Michelle Topilko, 30. The body of 24-year-old Amber Dawn Diebert was found in a rural area northwest of Grande Prairie Dec. 11. Jody Michelle Topilko was reported missing Dec. 8. Officers said the women were known to each other through social circles, and they were both somehow linked to Phillips, but RCMP would not release details of the relationship. Mark Phillips, 28, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
  146. December 12, Edmonton, AB: Yvette Lydia Morin, 28 (Aboriginal). Donat Albert, 53, is charged with manslaughter after Ms. Morin was shot when she walked into an apartment during a home invasion robbery.
  147. December 13, Guelph, ON: Grace Glofcheskie, 24. A 21-year-old Guelph, Ont., man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death Sunday of 24-year-old Grace Glofcheskie.
  148. December 14, North Bay, ON: Shannon Kochie, 39. Police have arrested and charged Ryan Michael Neil, 38, with one count of second degree murder, one count of arson endangering life, and one count of uttering a threat to cause death. The victim and the accused had been in a short-term relationship.
  149. December 20, Toronto, ON: Precious Charbonneau, 33. Robert Giblin, 43, stabbed his 9 weeks pregnant wife several times before throwing her off the balcony. He then committed suicide.
  150. December 20, Toronto, ON: Precious Charbonneau, 33. Robert Giblin, 43, stabbed his 9 weeks pregnant wife several times before throwing her off the balcony. He then committed suicide.
  151. December 21, Nain, NL: Unnamed female, 38. Nain RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a man and a woman after their bodies were discovered Wednesday afternoon.
  152. No Date Given, Toronto, ON: Thi Nguyen, 55. Ms. Nguyen's name was on a list of Metro Toronto female homicide victims that were given to an Ontario based violence against women organization in their preparations for reading out of all the names of Ontario women killed in 2015 during their annual December 6th memorial. We could find no news stories about this victim.


  1. Thanks for your work. <3 Do I understand these are women murdered by MEN?


    1. So far, in 2015, all of the solved murders have been committed by men.

      As for the unsolved murders one can surmise that the perpetrators are most likely to also be men.

    2. There has been one woman killed sometime between May 16-17 by another woman: Dorothy Dykens, 89 of Winnipeg Melissa Gabriel, 35 has been charged with manslaughter. Gabriel had a history of 43 previous convictions. The intensive media coverage of this particular case merely highlights the lack of coverage for most of the victims of male violence on this list.

  2. Seeing them listed like this is more painful than I can stand. It is horrific. Thanks for this soul destroying work that you do. I hope it gets the attention it deserves.

    1. I hope it gets these women get the attention they deserve too. xo

  3. Martin Dufresne had/has such a list, for Quebec province. Do you know ? A list across Canada is essential. In my opinion. Thank you for this.

    1. Thank-you for letting me know. I will contact Martin.

      We should thank Karen Ingala Smith for her has inspired many groups to start compiling lists like this. All countries should start maintaining a femicide census so we can see the worldwide epidemic of murderous male violence against women and girls.

  4. July 15, Port Alberni, BC: Carlene Jack, 19. 18-year-old Autumn Dawn Desjarlais has been charged with second-degree murder after a teenager was fatally stabbed on the street early Wednesday morning.

  5. It is very sad to see these woman who mostly have been murdered by someone they know.
    But to put up men's names along side unsolved murders is unfair to that person who has not been charged .

    1. I am not sure what you are referring to here Anonymous. Is it the murder suicides where details have not been released?

  6. June 16, Edmonton, AB: Andrea Marie Berg, 42. Andrea Marie Berg, 42, died of blunt trauma, had worked at Hope Mission. Two people have been charged in the killing of Andrea Marie Berg. Lana Jane Pelletier, 42, is charged with second-degree murder. John Charles Kisil, 50, is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

  7. Galina (#84) was a friend of mine for many years. I am still in a state of shock. Rest easy my friend.

    1. I am so sorry to hear that you lost your friend Galina, Anonymous but thank-you for providing a personal connection to the loss of one of these (far too many) women.

  8. I think the Otway woman was aboriginal.


    1. Thank-you River. I can not find any confirmation of whether she was aboriginal. None of the media reports say so.

    2. As a close family member, I can confirm for you that she is not aboriginal.

    3. Thank-you for letting me know Joseph. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope her children are being well cared for.

  9. Colleen was very dear to me and my family. Look at her photos of children to get a sense of her presence and beauty:

    1. I am so sorry for your loss Evelyn. Thank-you for sharing her site...her work is gorgeous.

  10. is trying to keep track of all Canadian murders

    1. Thank-you very much for letting me know about that site. We will be able to correlate the information.

  11. I can't find how to message you privately. can you please message me? thanks

  12. its one thing to know that domestic violence, and violence against women is a problem. it changes things again when it touches your life. but when you see that the murder in your family makes 98 this year... well it really puts it in perspective.

    1. I am so very sorry for your loss Valerie. This list was started in order to try to not only raise awareness about the horrific reality of domestic violence but also to garner information that will pressure our justice system to change in order to prevent tragedies like the one you and your family are now facing.

      Thank-you for your comment and my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  13. October 17, Grandmother's Bay, SK: Unnamed 38 year old woman. The death of a 38-year-old woman from Grandmother’s Bay has been ruled a homicide. Josephine Roberts, 37, also from Grandmother’s Bay, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death.

  14. Thank you for your work, Orla....#18 is our friend Dan's sister Renee....she came to visit our community in BC a few years ago when Dan lived here. :-( Celia

    1. Thank-you Celia and condolences to your friend Dan. I hope this list can be used to help fight for changes that can eliminate the need for this list. xo

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  16. He's not doing this to hurt ppl ..he is doing this so we know about our justice system and how it's messed up thoughts go out to the ppl that knew someone but in our country the justice that is needed isn't here

    1. Perhaps you meant to leave this comment as a reply to another comment Amy?

      At any rate, you are correct in that this list is meant to illustrate how often the system has failed many of these victims and their families and hopefully bring about much needed changes.

  17. I hate the term domestic violence. I think that the way we use in some way negates The heart of the matter and makes it so that these horrific acts are to be taken a little less seriously. It makes it easier for society to dismiss the crime... I am compiling my own list of pregnant woman that were murdered in Canada. I want to show people that there is absolutely no legal accountability for the babies in these situations. My daughter Molly was less than ten weeks from being born last December when somebody murdered her and her mother in their home. I hope to change the law so that unborn victims of crime can be accounted for. We are way too easy on the men who do these horrible things in the first place, but when it is a pregnant woman there should be consideration given to both lives that were lost.
    I put a link to this blog on my website so people can see... I wish everyone could see this.

    1. I was so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss Jeff. It was in hearing about Cassandra's case that helped to prompt the start of this list at the beginning of this year.

      As you are well aware, there would need to be a huge change in our current laws in order for the murder of an unborn and wanted child to be a chargeable offence. I applaud that you are raising awareness of this issue and thank-you for adding another element to the discussion of so called "domestic violence" (I hate the term too).

      Thank-you so very much for reaching out. I hope that our new federal government takes a more proactive stance with respect to issues of femicide.

  18. November 21, Edmonton, AB: Crystal Corinne Bruce, 26 (Aboriginal). Ashlee Dawn Bruce, who is 29, is charged with second-degree murder, possession of a weapon, and assault with a weapon.

  19. I work in an Violence Against Women agency that has it's annual general meeting each year on December 6. We commemorate those women lost in Montreal and we try to capture each woman that is taken in Ontario. We will hold a candle light vigil in honour of all of these women. My list usually comes from OAITH (Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses). Thank you for your extensive research and your commitment to educate people on the prevalence of violence against women.

    1. Thank-you Anonymous. I was aware that a number of provincial initiatives existed but nothing for all of Canada. The problem needs to be addressed both on a national and provincial level and I look forward to seeing what our new national government will do.

  20. Nguyen?

    1. Thank-you for this. I will have to follow up directly with the police with this case.

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