Community Lists

Community Lists

No More Silence has been gathering these names for the past 10 years. 

Adele Rose Mary Matinet, 22, murdered in Atikokan February 2004.

Adrienne Amikons, 14, murdered in Peterborough December 1997.

Alice Quoquat Netemegesic, murdered in Thunder Bay in the late 1970s.

Alissa Martin-Travers, 5, murdered in Cornwall April 2008.

Annie Pootoogook found dead in Ottawa on September 19, 2016.

Ashley Smith,18, murdered in Fort Frances October 2007.

Azraya Kokopence found dead in Kenora, Ontario in April 2016.

Barbara Kentner, 34, attacked by racists in Thunder Bay on January 29, succumbed to her injuries and died on July 4, 2017.

Barbara Loon, 34, murdered in Sioux Lookout May 2009.

Barbara Shapwaykeesic, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1989.

Bella (Nancy Marie) LaBoucan McLean, 25, fell from the 31st floor of a Toronto condo on July 20, 2013.

Bernadette Leclair, 16, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1987.

Carolyn Connolly, 54, her body was found on August 2, 2008 near Sherbourne and Dundas Streets, Toronto.

Cecilia Payash,48, missing since 1957 from Red Lake Ontario.

Charnelle Masakeyash, 26 went missing in November 2015, her partial remains were found in  Mishkeegogamang First Nation in June.

Charity Keesic, 19, From Moose Factory murdered on August 2001.

Cheyenne Fox, 20, fell from 24th floor of a Don Mills condo on April 2013.

Chloe Matthews, 11 of Big Trout Lake, her body was found in 2011.

Clarene Rose Panamick, 36, murdered in 1991.

Cynthia Lynette Jamieson, 44 of Six Nations; murdered in Hamilton on June 12, 2002.

Debbie Sloss-Clarke, 42, found dead in her room at Gerrard and Sherbourne, Toronto on July 29, 1997.

Deborah Toulouse, 41, murdered in Manitoulin Island on May 18, 2002.

Delaine Copenace found dead in Kenora, Ontario on March 22, 2016.

Denise Katherine Bourdeau, 39, murdered in Kitchener-Waterloo her remains were found in April 2007.

Diane Dobson, 36, found dead in Windsor in Feb 1995.

Diane Marshall, 43, found dead in Toronto in May 2006.

Donna Kabatay, approx. late teens; murdered in Seine River First Nation.

Donna Tebbenham, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1987.

Doreen Hardy, 18, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1996.

Edith McGinnis Quagon, 42; murdered in Minneapolis.

Elaine Vawn LaForme, 48, murdered in New Credit on Jan 22, 2012.

Elena Assam-Thunderbird, 17, beaten to death on June 1, 2002.

Evaline (Evaleen) Cameron, 19, of Whitedog Reserve was found dead in October 1995.

Gloria Jean Martha Abotossaway missing since 1984.

Heather Pelletier, 30, was murdered in Toronto Her decomposed body was found in May 1988.

Helen Gillings, 19, murdered in Hamilton, February 1995.

Helen Louise Jacobs, 73, murdered in Elliot Lake, July 2005.

Helyna Rivera, 25, of Six Nations murdered in 2011 in Buffalo.

Hilda Agawa, 63, of Batchewana first Nation murdered in June 2009.

Jane Jack, 22, stabbed to death in Kenora on April 28, 1995.

Jane Louise Sutherland, 20, her body was found on Oct. 23, 1984 in Hull’s Jacques Cartier Park across the Ottawa River from Lowertown.

Jeanine St Jean, 42, of Schreiber was found dead in November 2006.

Jennifer Stewart, 36, stabbed to death in Ottawa August 2010.

Jocelyn McDonald, 16, was murdered in Kenora  October 2000.

Jordina Skunk, 29, found frozen to death in Fort Severn First Nation on January 31, 2008.

Josephine Thompson, 18; murdered in 1971 – her body found by the railway tracks in Macdiarmid/Rocky Bay.

Judie Thibault, 57, murdered in Thunder Bay in November 2000.

Judy Ann Quill, 33, murdered in Kenora, in March 2009.

Karla Desrosiers, 45, murdered in Thunder bay, in January 2007.

Katelynne Sampson, 7, found dead with signs of bodily trauma in Toronto Parkdale neighbourhood in August 3, 2008.

Kelly Morrisseau, 27, murdered in Ottawa; her body was found in Gatineau Park on December 10, 2006.

Laura Pilon, 22, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1992.

Liana Mathewson, 44, of Sault Ste. Marie was strangled in 2008.

Leanne Lawson, 23, murdered in Ottawa in 2011.

Lisa Lynn Anstey, 21, murdered in Toronto on May 12, 1997.

Liz Bonnie Sakakeesic, 16, murdered in Cat Lake First Nation in 1994.

Lorraine Rivers, 18, murdered in Thunder Bay in March1966.

Loretta Lavalley, 36, was strangled in November 2008 in Brampton.

Lynn Childforever, 20, died in 2008.

Mae Morton, 15, left to freeze to death outside Beardmore in 1962.

Margaret Perrault (Bluebird), 32, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1988.

Margaret Yvonne Guylee, disappeared in Toronto in 1965.

Mariah Wesley, 18, of Kenora was stabbed to death in 2009.

Mary Ann Davis, 25, from Manitoulin Island was murdered in 2005.

Mary Peters King, murdered in Thunder Bay.

Maxine Susanne Peters, 34, of Walpole Island First Nation; killed on June 13, 2004.

Mercedes Stevens, 9, murdered in Kashechewan First Nation, Sept. 2006.

Minnie Sutherland, 40, killed in Hull on Dec. 31, 1988.

Mitzi MacDougall, 27, of Red lake murdered in 1998.

Pamela Holopainen, 22, of Schumacher; last seen in Timmins on Dec. 14, 2003.

Patricia Carpenter, 14, her body was discovered at a construction site next to Massey Hall in 1992.

Paula Joy Martin, 31, died from stab wounds in April 1996.

Petrina Lynn Whitecrow of Seine River murdered in Fort Frances.

Rebecca Jean King, 22, missing since Oct. 21, 1999 from North Bay.

Rena Fox, 38, murdered in Thunder Bay, Feb. 2003.

Renee Neganiwina, 26, was killed in a house fire in 2015 in Hamilton.

Samantha Johnings, 19 months, of Hamilton, murdered on Dec. 13, 1992.

Sandra Kaye Johnson, 18, found dead on Feb. 13, 1992 near 110 Ave in Thunder Bay.

Sarah Jane Wawia Bernard, 43, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1966.

Sarah Mason, 44, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1997.

Sarah Skunk, 43, missing from Thunder Bay since 1995.

Shelley Lynne Joseph, 40, of Six Nations, murdered in Hamilton on July 2nd 2004.

Shelley May Anderson, 51, from Cobalt is missing since summer 2009.

Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink, 31, found dead in 1994 at Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks near Iona.

Spring Phillips, 26, murdered in Toronto in December 2009.

Susan Asslin, 19, stabbed to death near Dryden in 1974.

Tashina Cheyenne Vaughn General, 21, murdered along with her unborn child, body found on April 26, 2008 at Six Nations, near Chiefswood Road and Indian Line.

Terra Gardener, 26, was killed by a train in Toronto on May 14, 2013.

Theresa Anne Yakimchuck, 23, is missing from Dryden since June 1973.

Theressa Wilson (Jamieson), 30, was murdered and her body was found in Thames River, Chatham in March 2011.

Therese Labbe, 47, body found in Mountjoy River in October 1989.

Tricia Paquette, 8, murdered in Brantford, February 1978.

Vanessa Tagoona, 29, found dead in Ottawa in 2009.

Verna May Simard-Shabaquay, 50, fell from the 6th floor of the Regent Hotel in Vancouver on September 16, 2011.

Verna Patricia Sturgeon, 33, was murdered in September 2010.

Viola Melvin, 67, murdered in Toronto on April 14, 1977.

Viola Isabella Panacheese, 42, missing from Sioux Lookout since August 1991.

Vivian Cada, 53, found dead on June 30, 2005 in apt. at 285 Shuter St, Toronto.

Louise Lorraine Laderoute -disappeared in Edmonton, Dec 29th, 1950.

The names provided here are only a portion of a larger list kept on Missing/Murdered Women and Children of Newfoundland and Labrador. The unique history of Newfoundland & Labrador makes identifying those with Aboriginal background more difficult than other provinces, in that the Indian Act did not come into play until Confederation with Canada in 1949 at which time, Ottawa was informed there were no Aboriginal people within the province.  Clearly, that was flagrant misinformation, but that was an official statement made that has taken a long time to correct.  Aboriginal background is often not recorded in police reports, court records, or newspaper articles and so we often rely on family and community members to come forward to report the missing/murdered person’s ethnicity. The people of Newfoundland & Labrador have often been denied and shamed into silence about their Aboriginal background.

The larger list being kept includes missing/murdered children (male and female). The rationale behind this is that children are still part of their mother, and attackers also sometimes use harming children as a way to harm their mother.

Any additions/corrections to this list may be submitted to: amelia@sjnfc.com

Name Not Recorded, , 1763, , Murdered, Inuk.

Name Not Recorded, , Aug 1768, Red Indian Lake, NL, Murdered, Beothuk.

Name Not Recorded, , Jul 1791, Charles Brook, Notre Dame Bay, NL, Murdered, Beothuk.

Name Not Recorded, , 1803, , Murdered, Beothuk.

Daphne Mesher Brown, 24, 25 Apr 1970, Goose Bay, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Sharon Murphy, 17, 6 Apr 1981, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Henrietta Millek, 25, 10 Dec 1982, St. John’s, NL, Missing, Inuk.

Elaine Flowers, 20, 31 Oct 1985, Rigolet, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Joanna Andersen, 70, 21 May 1991, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Deidre Marie Michelin, 21, 20 Jan 1993, Rigolet, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Marguerite Dyson, 51, 4 Nov 1996, St. John’s, NL, Murdered, Labrador Métis.

Judy Ann Benoit Ogden, 25, 24 Jun 1997, Port-au-Port, NL, Murdered, Mi’kmaq.

Serena Colson, 26, 28 Feb 2002, Bedford, NS (of NL), Murdered, Mi’kmaq.

Yvonne Elizabeth King, 40, 13 Oct 2002, Fox Harbour, NL, Missing, Mi’kmaq.

Mary Susan Evans-Harlick, 24, 11 Dec 2002, St. John’s, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Anne Maria Lucas, 56, 21 Sep 2003, Stephenville, NL, Murdered, Mi’kmaq.

Sarah Obed, 45, 1 Aug 2005, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Kimberly Jararuse, 20, 14 Jan 2010, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

Stephanie Cormier Chaisson, 49, 26 Mar 2012, Stephenville, NL, Murdered, French Mi’kmaq.

Bernice Joan Rich, 21, 14 Jun 2013, Sheshatshiu, NL, Murdered, Innu.

Loretta Saunders, 26, 13 Feb 2014, Halifax, NS (of Goose Bay), Murdered, Inuk.

This page is dedicated to providing information about missing and or murdered First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Two Spirit, or trans identified people. We would like to expand the dialogue and focus on MMIW to include those who fall outside of Euro-centric male/female gender and sexuality binaries.

Gender based violence also impacts Indigenous women and Indigenous people who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning intersex, and asexual (LGBTTQQIA) community. LGBTTQQIA people often don’t fit gender binaries, or other Western categories of relationships and identities dictated by mainstream culture and as a result experience increased amounts of violence. This has resulted in the continuance of hundreds, if not thousands of disappearances and deaths across these lands.

Any additions/updates can be submitted to: warriorofthalight@gmail.com

Missing

Colten Pratt, last seen Nov 15th, 2014.

Murdered

Edward Denecheze

Divas Boulanger

Rose (Kelvin) Osborne

Charlene Two Hearts, Sagkeeng First Nation

Derek Boubard, Sagkeeng First Nation

(Edgar) Gordon Badger, age 38 murdered, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

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