The people we lost: Faces of a deadly year in Winnipeg
The stories of the homicide victims Winnipeg has lost in a record-breaking year
This isn't simply a list of the people who died by homicide in 2019.
It is a record of the lives snuffed out by an unprecedented year of violence that will be remembered for a long time in Winnipeg.
It is an acknowledgement of the high number of people who have died by a homicide in 2019 — Winnipeg broke a record with two weeks to go.
It is a way to remember everyone who was lost.
It is important that all victims, no matter the decisions they make in life, are mourned, said Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land, an assistant professor in criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg.
"Every homicide is a tragedy. Every victim is a worthwhile person, and we need to resist the painting of victims of crime and offenders as, you know, black or white characters," Dobchuk-Land said. "Everybody's got a complicated situation that that they're coming from."
Here, we remember the lives that Winnipeg lost by homicide, and in some cases, memories from the people who knew them.