Death of the sisters Carpentier: “This mother-there are going to be broken forever”

Mort des sœurs Carpentier: «Cette mère-là va être brisée à jamais»

The circumstances surrounding the death of Romy and Norah Carpentier, aged 6 and 11 years old in Saint-Apollinaire, in Chaudière-Appalaches, will have serious long-term consequences for the mother.

“Losing a child is the worst thing that you can live with and, in addition, when it is done in the violence, it is a mourning traumatic. It is even more difficult to overcome,” says Nancy Roy, director general of the Association of families of persons assassinated or disappeared (AFPAD).

“These people are broken for many years, so it is extremely difficult for them to overcome an event like this,” she adds.

According to Ms. Roy, this new family drama is reminiscent of the growing number of tragedies in the past few years.

“I think he’s going to have to have to look into and find solutions to be more adequate,” she says.

One of the priorities would be to review the investment in the agencies of mental health, believes the general director of the AFPAD. She also argues that it will be necessary to develop measures for the prevention of violence.

Life after the drama

The mother of the two girls will have to be resorted to psychological help to get through this test, assures Nancy Roy.

“This mother-there, she’s going to have to have psychological help. She will have to go through these trials, but it is not done all alone,” she said.

She urges the government to act and amend the Law on assistance and compensation of victims of criminal acts (IVAC), in order to consider the parents of children murdered as victims.

“It is necessary to review the help for these loved ones, to these victims, to these people who will have to live with the absence of these two young girls”, request Nancy Roy.

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