By Gabrielle Provencher, Social Media Volunteer at WomanACT
In the afternoon of July 21st 2015, Gail Fawcett, 54, lost her life in atrocious circumstances in Ottawa. Her common-law spouse of 10 years, Gino Langevin, 45, stabbed her in the heart in the middle of their street, after reporting concerns for his own mental health. Gino was known by the police to be a long-time cocaine user. He was arrested right after the attack and accused of first-degree murder. 
Gail Fawcett left behind her two adult sons and the family invited their loved ones to offer their support by donating to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) organization. Her son, Jeremiah, described his mother as being loved by all. He added ‘She had a smile that would light up any room. 
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.