By Alyssa Hussein, Social Media Volunteer at WomanACT
Kate Lynn Reid went missing in January 2015. A memorial service was planned for the end of March which just so happened to coincide with the findings of her remains. Kate’s roommate, Hugh Rayburn McColl, was later charged with second-degree murder as well as committing an indignity to a body. Today, we would like to commemorate the life of a mother and a sister.
Kate is remembered by her sister, Leslie, as “kind, loving and most of all understanding”. Kate and Leslie lived an eventful life by each other’s side, as their childhood was spent constantly moving across Canada due to their fathers role in the military. Beyond her childhood, Kate spent a significant amount of time travelling as well. She resided in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore; this world traveler was known by her family as smart, caring and adventurous.
In commemoration of the tragic death of Kate Lynn Reid, we aspire to call for action. There are many caring and wonderful women that may require support and understanding from those around them. Domestic violence is all too prevalent in today’s world and as individuals of society, we need to put an end to this heartbreaking issue.
#domesticviolence #tragedy #genderbasedviolence #EndVAW
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.