“You will never find a reason to explain their actions because it doesn’t exist.”
The mother of two girls who were killed by their father near Quebec City in 2020 posted a message of support for another mother who lost her two sons, also at the hands of their father, in another part of the province earlier this month. this week.
On Monday, a strong explosion inside a house shook a residential neighborhood in Jonquière, in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region. As the Sûreté du Québec investigated this week, they finally realized that the explosion killed Dérick Lalancette, 39, and his two sons, Édouard and Félix, who were respectively six months and two years old at the time.
“The investigation shows that it was a criminal act; the man blew himself up and took his two children with him,” an SQ spokesman told reporters days after the blast. “There are several elements in the investigation that showed the man wanted to die.”
Lalancette worked in the mining industry and handled explosives as part of her job.
Amélie Lemieux, a mother who had a similarly terrible experience two years ago near Quebec City, has since posted a Facebook message to another “broken mother.”
Lemieux was the mother of Norah and Romy Carpentier, who were 11 and five years old when they disappeared in July 2020. Their bodies were discovered on July 11 in a wooded area in St-Apollinaire. The body of his father, Martin Carpentier, was also found days later. Also in that case, the SQ concluded that Carpentier killed his daughters before taking his own life.
Wearing a T-shirt with the word “mother” printed on it in different languages, Lemieux said: “You will never find a reason for her actions because it doesn’t exist. No one has the right to take human life, least of all their own children. You are not responsible for their hate. You are not responsible for his mental health.
“I am sure that my Romy will take care of your baby. She loved to imitate a mother with her dolls.”