By Gabrielle Provencher, Social Media Volunteer at WomanACT
Elizabeth Fischer, 82, has been murdered in her home in Erin and her husband Frank Fischer, also 82, has been accused of second-degree murder, last year on May 27th. The police were drawn to the house following a call regarding a domestic dispute. Details about what was alleged to have happened that day were heard in court but a publication ban prevents reporting of them. Neighbours who were interviewed by the medias were all shocked and surprised about details surrounding the traumatic even that occurred in the senior couple’s home.
Today, we would like to commemorate Elizabeth Fischer and her tragic death. Although she had lived a long life, her husband has chosen to take away her last moments on earth. Domestic violence and familicide can happen at any age and no one should be forgotten in the prevention of such horrific crimes.
Special thanks to OAITH for putting together the Annual Femicide List. Since 1995 The Ontario Association of Interval and Transitional Housing began collecting the names of women, and their children, murdered by their intimate partners, as a way to remember victims, honour their lives and advocate for meaningful change.