VIGIL HELD IN HONOR OF ÉMI­LIE MAHEU, A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIO­LENCE

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The com­mu­ni­ty of Alexan­dria ral­lied to­ge­ther to hold a vigil to com­me­mo­rate Émi­lie Maheu, a 26-year-old wo­man who died tra­gi­cal­ly last month.

The vigil was held in Alexan­dria on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24. People from the com­mu­ni­ty ga­the­red for two ce­re­mo­nies that night, the first at the Grot­to and the se­cond at the Le­gion.

The vigil was an op­por­tu­ni­ty to honor the young mo­ther, whose daugh­ter Éli­za­beth is just 22 months-old, and to sup­port her fa­mi­ly, friends, col­leagues and neigh­bours sha­ken by this tra­ge­dy.

i.Z HJSM XPVME CF TP IBQQZ UP TFF FWF­ry­thing that is being done for her,” said Émi­lie .BIFV T GBUIFS $MBVEF .BIFV i4IF XBT such a good per­son. Émi­lie was so close to her beau­ti­ful daugh­ter Éli­za­beth. Thank you so much to the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­por­ting us like this.”

4VSSPVOEJOH DPNNVOJUJFT TVDI BT 7BOLMFFL )JMM -BODBTUFS $PSOXBMM BOE 4U "MCFSU sup­por­ted the com­mu­ni­ty of Alexan­dria. Over 25 bu­si­nesses and 10 com­mu­ni­ty or­ga­ni­za­tions contri­bu­ted to the suc­cess of the vigil.

.BIFV XFOU NJTTJOH PO 0DUPCFS BOE was found dead two days la­ter in a field south of Alexan­dria. The OPP have charHFE .BIFV T CPZGSJFOE BOE GBUIFS PG IFS EBVHIUFS ZFBS PME #SBOEPO 4NFMU[FS XJUI first-de­gree mur­der.

“Eve­ry six days in Ca­na­da, a wo­man is killed by a part­ner or for­mer part­ner,” said %S 4V[BOOF 'JMJPO 1TZDIPMPHJTU BOE %JSFDUPS at the Haw­kes­bu­ry and Dis­trict Ge­ne­ral Hos­pi­tal and co-or­ga­ni­zer of the vigil. “We could clear­ly feel the shock in the com­mu­ni­ty in UIF QBTU XFFL *U T WJTDFSBM 6OJUJOH UPOJHIU is a concrete ges­ture that helps us all to slow­ly di­gest the rea­li­ty of this si­tua­tion.”

—pho­to four­nie par Anick Bauer De­si­gn

La com­mu­nau­té d’Alexan­dria s’est mo­bi­li­sée pour or­ga­ni­ser une veillée à la bou­gie, le mer­cre­di 24 oc­tobre, à la mé­moire d’Émi­lie Maheu, une femme de 26 ans qui est morte tra­gi­que­ment le mois der­nier, vic­time de vio­lence conju­gale.

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