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Story of Deidre Michelin

Deidre Marie Michelin, 21, was a mother of four from Rigolet, an Inuit community on the north coast of Labrador. She loved to make people around her laugh and she enjoyed cooking and learning traditional crafts.


Michelin loved her children immensely. On Jan. 20, 1993, she made a distressed call to the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP, 160 kilometers from her home. On that same day, she was shot and killed in a murder-suicide by her domestic partner.


In 2018, her mother spoke at the MMIWG inquiry hearings in Labrador. She said that her daughter had been calling the RCMP all day, but the remoteness of the community resulted in tragedy. Since her daughter's death, Charlotte Wolfrey fought to get an RCMP detachment in Rigolet, she was successful.