We Remember

This is a dedication page for those who have lost their lives through violence against women in our communities and beyond.

Women’s Monument/
Monument des femmes

The Women’s Monument created to remember, honour, and grieve local women of Renfrew County who have been murdered by men was unveiled in Petawawa in 2012.

The monument was designed by Cormac Artist and Blacksmith Lydia Vanderstaal and Mary Crnkovich the owner and operator of Touch Stone Masonry in Killaloe. Vanderstaal was honoured to be chosen to work on the Monument because of her connection to the Renfrew County Committee for Abused Women.

The monument is made of three steel sculptures of women, each 8 feet high and standing stone serves as the background for the monument.

Situated along the Emerald Necklace Trail between Algonquin and Harry Streets in Petawawa, the site is within view of the rapids on the Petawawa River.


We Remember…

  • Margaret Richardson
  • Loretta Ostroskie
  • Delores Lenser
  • Charlotte Wagner
  • Marianna, Marisa Buraczewski
  • Maybelle Timms
  • Karen Campbell
  • Jocelyne Florent
  • Ann Marie Bloskie
  • Glenda Kohlsmith
  • Wanda Scully
  • Glenda LaSalle
  • Ashley Boudreau
  • Carol Anne Brunet
  • Michelle Cameron
  • Maureen Macdonnell
  • Margaret McWilliam
  • Pamela Mimnaugh
  • Melissa Richmond
  • Anastasia Kuzyk
  • Nathalie Warmerdam
  • Carol Culleton
  • Muriel Lambert

Thank You to Supporters of the Women’s Monument:

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan
Bernadette McCann House
~ Staff & Board of Directors
Christal Cote – Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federation Des Femmes Canadiennes
~ Francaises
Garden Follies
~ Karen Timm & Gail Marion
Garrison Petawawa
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
H&H Construction Incorporated
Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch
Johnston & Mackie Insurance
Lawrence Neville & Staff of Campbell Monument
Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation
Pembroke/Petawawa Lions Club
Royal Canadian Legion
~ Pembroke Branch
Somerville Designer Stone
St. Columbkilles’s Cathedral Catholic Women’s League
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church
~ Quilters Group
Touchstone Masonry
~ Mary Crnkovich
The Town of Petawawa
The Valley Dolls
Upper Canada Stone Company
Valley Contracting
Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
~ Board of Directors
Jason Scott Anthony
Renate Ashick
Peter Barnes
Susan Blackeney
Joyce Burkholder
Maureen Clouthier
Carolyn Eaton
Margaret Ferguson
Gabe Forrester
Jo-Anne Gauci
Robert Hinchley
Laura Hunter
Terri James
Joanne Kalimeris
Lesley MacDonald
Pat Merritt
Duncan Noble
Peter & Frances O’Malley
Lisa Oegema
Jordan Rabishaw
Peter Richie
Cpt. Elna Roberts
Marillyn Saffery
Helen Schruder
Mary Seaman
Catherine Timm
Lydia VanderStaal

…and the many other community members who have supported this project.


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