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Murdered and missing women and girls of Newfoundland and Labrador remembered

Women and men read the names and biographical details of the 117 missing and murdered Newfoundland and Labrador women and girls during a vigil Wednesday at the Colonial Building in Bannerman Park.
Women and men read the names and biographical details of the 117 missing and murdered Newfoundland and Labrador women and girls during a vigil Wednesday at the Colonial Building in Bannerman Park.

This week, the annual vigil “In Her Name” was held for murdered and missing women and girls in this province.

The names of the more than 100 missing and murdered women and girls of Newfoundland and Labrador were read aloud at the vigil to be remembered and honoured. 

The list is a collaboration of the St John’s Status of Women Council, the Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre, the Coalition Against Violence Avalon East and the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre.

This list contains the names of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and girls who are missing or have died at the hands of men.

Here are their names, age and other details, where available:

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — June 1758.

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Inuk) — 1763, Chateaux Bay, Labrador.

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — August 1768, Red Indian Lake.

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — July 1791, Charles Brook, Notre Dame Bay.

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — Aug.  28, 1804, Gander Bay/Bay of Exploits.

 

JANE DEAY CONWAY — July 1805, age 10 months, Harbour Grace.

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — 1814, Rushy Pond, Exploits River.

 

MARY HEARN — June 1815, St John’s.

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — 1818.

 

NAMES NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — 1818 (mother and daughter together).

 

NAME NOT RECORDED (Beothuk) — 1823.

 

MARY FANNING — April 30, 1833, Harbour Grace.

 

Ellen Coombs — July 11, 1833, age 25, Harbour Grace.

 

ELFREDA PIKE — Jan. 5, 1870, age 16, Mosquito Cove (Harbour Grace).

 

JANE GEEHAN — Nov. 20, 1871, Riverhead, Harbour Grace.

 

MARY NUGENT — May 12, 1899, age 21, St. John’s.

 

LILLIAN E. JEWER — May 20, 1912, age 30, Boston, Mass.

 

SARAH ANN MCDONALD — Dec. 10, 1921, age 35, North Sydney, N.S.

 

MRS. MAIDMENT — April 3, 1931, Grand Falls.

 

ELIZA GILLARD — April 4, 1931, in her 20s, King’s Point.

 

JOYCE ROBERTS ROZNEK — Sept. 6, 1932, age 18, Glace Bay, N.S.

 

JOSEPHINE O’BRIEN — March 17, 1942, age 20, St. John’s.

 

CHRISTINE TAPPER — 1950s, age unknown, St. John’s.

 

NELLIE BROOMFIELD (Inuk) — 1950s, age unknown, Nain, Labrador.

 

With candles arrayed across the steps of the Colonial Building, Amelia Reimer, cultural support worker with the St John’s Native Friendship Centre, speaks Wednesday during a vigil for 117 missing and murdered Newfoundland and Labrador women and girls.

EDITH MAUD PARSONS — Sept. 19, 1964, age 67, St. John’s.

 

AUDREY BALLET — Aug. 8, 1968, age 22, St. John’s.

 

JEAN WAY — Jan. 16, 1970, age 24, Montreal, Que.

 

DAPHNE MESHER BROWN (Inuk) — April 26, 1970, age 24, Goose Bay.

 

PHYLLIS O’BRIEN CARSON — Oct. 27, 1970, age 32, French Camp, Calif.

 

DINA SEMIGAK IGLOLIORTE (Inuk) — 1970s, Nain, Labrador.

 

MOLLY PARDY (Inuk) —1970s, Cartwright, Labrador.

 

ANNE RYAN — Feb. 28, 1971, age 75, Caplin Bay, Calvert.

 

REGINA MARIE PEDDLE — Nov. 3, 1974, age 20, St. John’s.

 

ANNE HILDA ABRAHAM — Aug. 5, 1976, age 19, Ramah Bay, Labrador.

 

GERTRUDE FLEMING POWER — 1978, age unknown, missing.

 

SHARON DROVER  — Dec. 29, 1978, age 17, St. John’s.

 

JANET LOUVELLE (Mi’kmaq) — February 1979, age 16, Corner Brook.

 

SHARON MURPHY (Inuk) — April 6, 1981, age 17, Nain.

 

DANA BRADLEY — Dec. 14, 1981, age 14, St. John’s.

 

HENRIETTA MILLEK (Inuk) — Dec. 10, 1982, age 25, St. John’s.

 

MARILYN ANN NEWMAN — Jan. 1983, age 20, Corner Brook.

 

HANNAH OBED (Inuk) —1984, Hopedale, Labrador.

 

PAMELA ASPREY (Inuk) — Nov. 12, 1984, age 20, St. John’s.

 

ELAINE FLOWERS (Inuk) — Oct. 31, 1985, age 20, Rigolet.

 

ELAINE VALERIE PEARCE — 1986, age 18, Port aux Basques.

 

IRENE COADY — Nov. 13, 1987, age 75, Winterland.

 

GAIL (BREWER) PING — Jan. 28, 1988, age 21, St. John’s.

 

DEBORAH CAREEN — Jan. 30, 1988, age 24, Labrador City.

 

DOREEN KAYE WALTERS — Aug.  28, 1989, age 45, Bonavista.

 

CATHERINE CARROLL — Dec. 31, 1990, age 45, St. John’s.

 

LORETTA MAE GILLIS (PITTMAN) (believed to be Mi’kmaq) — May 18, 1991, age 38, St. John’s.

 

JOANNA ANDERSEN (Inuk) — May 21, 1991, age 70, Nain.

 

GERIANNE HICKEY — June 22, 1991, age 22, Outer Cove.

 

LOUISE BAKER — Nov. 8, 1991, Hickman’s Harbour.

 

DEIDRE MARIE MICHELIN (Inuk) — Jan. 20, 1993, age 21, Rigolet.

 

CHARLOTTE JANE O’BRIEN — March 23, 1993, age 23, Burnaby, B.C.

 

BRENDA MARIE YOUNG (believed to be Mi’kmaq) — June 1993, age 26, St. John’s.

 

KIMBERLY LOCKYER — Aug.  27, 1993, age 29, St. Philip’s.

 

AILEEN O’BRIEN-BEAUCAGE — Feb. 22, 1994, age unknown, Burlington, Ont.

 

WANDA LEE MARTIN — Sept. 6, 1994, age 20, Richmond, B.C.

 

NINA WALSH — Sept. 28, 1996, age 40, St. John’s.

 

MARGUERITE DYSON (Inuk) — Nov. 4, 1996, age 51, St. John’s.

 

CECELIA ANTLE — Nov. 20, 1996, age 81, Irishtown-Summerside.

JUDITH ANN BENOIT-OGDEN (Mi’kmaq) — July 24, 1997, age 25, Port au Port.

 

MARY MARGARET O’REILLY — Sept. 15, 1997, age 60, Spruce Brook.

 

ROSE HALEY — Dec. 16, 1997, age 54, Lawn.

 

GERALDINE BILLARD — 1998, age 59, St. John’s.

 

PAULINE LANE — Feb. 4, 1998, age 35, Tilton.

 

JOAN HICKS — Feb. 28, 1998, age 48, and NINA HICKS, age 11, (mother and daughter), Moncton, N.B.

 

CATHERINE CLOWE — Sept. 13, 1998, age 78, St. John’s.

 

MADISON PATTON — Oct. 23, 1999, age two months, Glovertown.

 

SAMANTHA WALSH — February 2000, age 13, Fleur de Lys.

 

JESSICA DYKE — June 13, 2000, age nine months, St. John’s.

BRENDA GILLINGHAM (believed to be Mi’kmaq) — June 28, 2000, age 39, St. John’s.

 

APRIL ARNOTT — Nov. 11, 2000, age 19, Kelligrews.

 

NAME WITHHELD TO PROTECT THE LIVING — Feb. 1, 2001, age 56, St. John’s.

 

SERENA COLSON (Mi’kmaq) — Feb. 28, 2002, age 26, Bedford, N.S.

 

MILDRED SEXTON — April 2002, age 47, St. Anthony.

 

YVONNE ELIZABETH KING — Oct. 13, 2002, age 40, Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay.

 

MARY SUSAN EVANS-HARLICK (Inuk) — Dec. 11, 2002, age 24, St. John’s.

 

ANN MARIA LUCAS (Mi’kmaq) — Sept. 21, 2003, age 56, Stephenville.

 

NATEL KING — Feb. 29, 2004, age 23, Conshohocken, Penn.

 

CATHY MACDONALD — June 10, 2005, age 35, Port aux Basques.

 

SARAH OBED (Inuk) — Aug.  2005, age 45, Nain.

 

GERALDINE PAYNE — Sept. 27, 2005, age 33, Clarenville.

 

SHIRLEY MERCER PARSONS — Dec. 26, 2005, age 52, Victoria.

 

PAMELA GEORGE — Jan. 28, 2006, age 21, Arnold’s Cove.

 

BEVERLY ROSE CLAHAR — March 14, 2006, age 52, Avondale.

 

GOLDIE LOVELESS — Aug.  3, 2006, age 34, Hermitage.

 

GENEVIEVE HULL — Nov. 2006, age 52, Bay d’Espoir.

 

SONYA ROGERS (believed to be Mi’kmaq) — Jan. 18, 2007, age 23, Summerford.

 

CHRISSY PREDHAM-NEWMAN — Jan. 21, 2007, age 28, St. John’s.

 

DIANNE WHITEWAY — March 1, 2008, age 46, Lewisporte.

AMANDA POWER — May 30, 2008, age 29, St. John’s.

 

KIMBERLY JARARUSE (Inuk) — Jan. 14, 2010, age 20, Nain.

 

ANN MARIE SHIRRAN — July 18, 2010, age 32, Kilbride.

 

NAME NOT RELEASED  — July 27, 2011, age 30s, St. John’s.

 

CAROL NORA KING (Mi’kmaq) — Aug. 10, 2011, age 40, Herschel, Sask.

TRIFFIE WADMAN — Oct. 1, 2011, age 30, St. John’s.

 

STEPHANIE CORMIER CHAISSON (French Mi’kmaq) — March 26, 2012, age 49, DeGrau, Port au Port Peninsula.

 

HANNAH BENNETT — Sept. 1, 2012, age 13, Sweden.

 

BERNICE JOAN RICH (Innu) — June 12, 2013, age 21, Sheshatshiu.

 

MARTINA FORD (Inuk) — July 8, 2013, age 16, Nain.

 

NAME NOT RELEASED — Sept. 9, 2013, age 54, Southwest Brook.

 

JULIANE HIBBS — Oct. 15, 2013, age 35, Conception Bay South.

 

VERONICA DOYLE LEWIS — Oct. 24, 2013, age 57, St. John’s.

 

LORETTA SAUNDERS (Inuk) — Feb. 13, 2014, age 26 — Halifax, N.S.

 

JUDITH SKANES — May 9, 2014, age 50, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

 

JESSICA HEPPNER — May 29, 2015, age 21, Paradise.

 

CHRISTINE CRUMMEY — Aug. 15, 2015, age 56, Carbonear.

 

KATIE SEMIGAK OBED (Inuk) — Dec. 23, 2015, age 38, Nain.

 

QUINN BUTT — April 24, 2016, age 5, Carbonear.

 

REGULA SCHULE — July 24, 2017, age 88, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

 

JENNIFER HILLIER PENNEY — Nov. 30, 2016, age 28, St. Anthony.

 

CORTNEY LAKE — June 7, 2017, age 24, Mount Pearl.

 

RYANNA GRYWACHESKI (Cree) — Sept. 16, 2017, age 18, Marystown.

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