Bereaved Mom Addresses Stolen Sisters Event

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 14:40



A painful story of a mother’s loss was shared last night in Saskatoon at a community panel on violence against First Nations and Metis women.


Sue Martin came from Ottawa to tell the story of her daughter, Terrie Anne Dauphinais.


Dauphinais was murdered seven years ago — her body was found in her home with her three young children locked in rooms upstairs.


At the time, she was trying to escape an abusive marriage.


Martin says this was not the first time she had lost a daughter.


One of her daughters died at a young age due to health problems.


Martin says the two deaths affected her differently, saying the violent death has “destroyed” her.


She encourages everyone to speak up if they see any kind of domestic violence to call the police.


To this day, her daughter’s murder remains unsolved — and Martin isn’t allowed to see her three grandchildren, who are in the custody of their father.