Seven years ago, Marilyn disappeared.


I’m still looking in my memories for the mirror that I must have broken since that fateful day when I began my search for her.

Seven… A magic number according to some beliefs.
Seven… The age of reason, the sabbatical year, the deadly sins, the wonders of the world, the women of Bluebeard, and the art of cinema.

Seven years already since you went for a walk, Marilyn, and never returned. Who would have thought? Certainly not me, nor the person I know as my sister.

What has struck me in the last seven years? This question comes up a lot these days.Tonight, seven words echo in my head:

Hope. The favorite one. The only one who holds up all the families of missing persons to live and to carry-on. I hope to use it for something else one day.
No. For the number of times I have heard “No” in the last seven years. Too bad for those who believed that it would make me give up.
Family. For the survival of my family despite the pain, and for our ability to still have fun regardless.
Violence. To emphasize my exasperation with the people who are content to say nothing for the victims. You know who you are. You should demand more.
Pizza oven. To represent all the horror stories that I have heard as a necessary evil to advance the investigation of a missing person.
Illness. When all hypotheses are considered, I learn more about unhappiness, human exploitation, and mental illness. There are too many people who feel lonely.
Silence. For people who do not speak and that should perhaps try, just to feel better.

Seven years. Here’s what the “Espace Citoyens” told me:
Seven years after the person’s disappearance, the Superior Court may pronounce a declaratory judgment of death.

This time, it’s me who says, “No.”
Because I still hope, with the invaluable support of my family and friends, to find my sister alive. I am fortunate to be neither sick nor beaten; nor I do not fear “pizza ovens” or any other disaster scenarios. I will never be silent about the disappearance of my sister Marilyn. I will continue to fight to find her.

Like my little girl would say, I love you all (seven) days of the week Marilyn.
Please give me a sign.

Nath xx

Press Release: Seven years of disappearance



Quebec City, February 16th, 2015 – Marilyn Bergeron was 24 years old when she left her parent’s house to go for a walk on February 17th, 2008. A few hours later, she bought a coffee at Café Dépôt de Saint-Romuald located about twenty kilometers from the family home, and was never officially seen again.

“Seven years after the person’s disappearance, the Superior Court may pronounce a declaratory judgment of death”. Marilyn Bergeron’s family will not be making this type of legal request since no information or evidence presented to this date can be used to reach a conclusion of death for Marilyn.

Today marks the sad 7th anniversary of Marilyn’s disappearance. Nevertheless, her family wishes to thank the public for providing crucial information such as potential sightings. Marilyn’s family also extends her gratitude to the media and charity organizations like the The Missing Children’s Network and AFPAD for all the continuous support over the years. It helps the family tremendously with keeping Marilyn’s image in people’s memory.

Following a request from the investigators responsible for the disappearance case of Marilyn Bergeron, Sun Youth has renewed the rewards offered through the organization. The reward offer, of up to $10,000, will be extended until July 13, 2015. The website of the family of Marilyn will also be modified later this year to include new objectives in the search to find Marilyn.

It’s important to note that more than 200 cases of disappearances remain unresolved in the province of Québec, from children less than one year of age up to 83-year-old adults. Marilyn’s family send their best wishes of courage and strength to all the families affected by the tragic event of a disappearance, whether for a few hours or for several years.

There is still no single database between the various law enforcement agencies in the province of Quebec or in Canada.

The Family of Marilyn Bergeron


Missing for Five Years, Open Letter to Marilyn


Dear Marilyn,

For five years now you have not been a part of my life.
I hope that this is a personal choice, but doubt and anxiety sober me.
What happened to you?

The reality of your loss sinks in every day, but I cannot adapt to the worries.
It gnaws the heart… Responses that never come. Your voice only resonates in the past.

In the meantime, I’m still looking for you.

I wish I could express to you once more the love I have for you, which in turn carries the hope.
The words are missing, just as you are, and I miss you. Fortunately, I still have the memories and hope.

I have dreams that are light as wings,
That leave me their joy to the heart, in souvenir,
That always fly back forever
I have dreams that are like swallows.
– Translation of ”Rêves” by Albert Lozeau. (5-8)

Write me if you can ( If you cannot, know that I will not forget you.

Your sister who loves you,
Nathalie xxx

February 2013

When a disappearance affects a family, it often turns into a great deal of solidarity for those who live the same tragedy. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the disapearance of my sister Marilyn, I also want to share the images of those who are missing in Quebec. Who knows? Perhaps one of the 211 missing people will be found by you.