By Gabrielle Provencher, Social Media Volunteer at WomanACT
On August 14th 2015, the bodies of Lori Constable and her husband Wayne Constable, both 55, were found in their Waterdown home. Hamilton police confirmed that Lori appeared to have been smothered but the cause of death of her husband could not be determined at the time. The investigation concluded a case of murder-suicide. Only three days prior to the tragedy, the couple had posted their wedding pictures on their social media accounts where friends commented positively on how they were soulmates. A neighbour of the couple said he was surprised because they looked happy and were never seen in conflict with each other. The couple left behind four children and step-children.
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.