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