Letter by Pina Arcamone (The Missing Children’s Network)

Message for Marilyn Bergeron

I am so honoured to have been invited to prepare a message that will be posted on the website that Marilyn’s family has lovingly created on her behalf.

For the past few years, I have had the privilege of supporting the family in their on-going efforts to locate their missing daughter.  I continue to be impressed by their unwavering commitment and staunch determination to find Marilyn – a need that is just as strong today as the day she first went missing.

Although I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Marilyn, I somehow feel as though I know her!  Through her mom’s eyes, I have gotten to know the young and vibrant woman that is Marilyn, her passion for life and her great love of music.  To this day, it is hard to comprehend what happened to Marilyn back on February 17, 2008.  What I do know for certain is just how much she is loved and cherished by her family and how deeply she is missed with each passing day.

It is our duty to support the family, so that on those days when it is too much to bear, we may say to them, We will hold you up and we will help you search.  And most importantly, we, as a community, will not stop looking or hoping and will never allow Marilyn to be forgotten.

To each and every one of you who in the past four years have stood by Andrée, Michel, Nathalie, Laurent and baby Laetitia … published an article … aired a special report … interviewed the family … posted search notices in your community … reported a sighting to law enforcement, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all our tireless efforts.

My final thoughts are for the family … please know that you will always have a special place in my heart. As an organization, we will never stop searching.  It’s time to bring Marilyn back home!

Warmest regards,


Pina Arcamone

Director General

The Missing Children’s Network

Letter by Marilyn’s parents


The beauty of life
Sustains me
Without it,
My heart would have stopped
The helpless wait
Gives me an extra day
A day of hope and more
Until dark

The wait burdens my sleep
I’m afraid to fall asleep
Afraid of missing something from Her
I guess and dream of her return
Images are revealed,
Her pretty face paled by the time smiles at me

Under its chilly rays
I watch the moon
In the silence of the moment
I hear a voice
That of my Daughter, my Child
Her words, her words are lost
In the illusion of my thoughts

What would I not give?
My life may be
For the magic of one moment
One breath of love
In which she wakes
The memory of a spoken sentence

Come back … I beg you!
Give us your news! What happened to you?


Wherever you are Mary… Despite the four years that separate us, the hope continues to nourish our hearts. Never forget that you can always count on us, you know. No matter what! …We will never abandon you. We are very worried, we do not know anything about you.

Your departure left us deeply shocked and surrounded by sadness.

We miss you Marilyn. You are missed by everyone in your family!

When will we be able to finally hold you in our arms?
We badly need to hear your voice ….Please try to communicate with us… Anytime, we will be there!

Your parents (mom and dad), who love you and only want your happiness and your return!




Four-Year Mark by Andrée Champagne, AFPAD

It’s been four years since Marilyn Bergeron went missing on February 17th.The Bergeron family has never stopped searching for her.

Over the last 4 years, relatives of Marilyn Bergeron worked tirelessly in trying to locate the young woman or hoping to find any clue that could help.

They have extended their research across Canda and even to the United States, but without success so far.

Since the disappearance of Marilyn, the family has always relentlessly continued the search. They left nothing out: They plastered pictures of Marilyn in Quebec City, Montreal, and even Ontario.

Marilyn’s sister, Nathalie, who lives in California, never gave up. Nathalie and her parents have done considerable research on cases of disappearances in Canada and the United States. They developed their own expertise and noticed some issues in the way disappearances are handled in Quebec and Canada. On numerous occasions they informed our governments of the many legal obstacles that a family encounters, especially for the disappearance of an adult who may be helpless or in physical and psychological distress.

I accompanied the Bergeron family since the early weeks of the disappearance of Marilyn. I can testify to all the efforts (physical and psychological) and energy needed for a family to search for a loved one.

In my name and the name of AFPAD, I salute your determination and courage. Day after day I see you with your hopes, as well as your despair. Time is and will always be your worst enemy. Your determination will help you achieve the one goal that you set, that is of finding Marilyn.

Marilyn, if you ever read this message, know that your family is doing everything humanly possible to find you. And they live in hope that one day they can hold you in their arms again.

For those reading this message also, if you have any information please contact the authorities or the family so that finally they can resume their normal lives.
Andrée Champagne
AFPAD Coordinator for the Quebec Sector and East-of-Québec.


Letter by a childhood friend

Letter written by Meggy (Marie-Ève Gagnon) in February 2011 for the event ”Think of Marilyn.”

We met about 19 years ago. Naive, young and innocent… Nothing could stop us. You lived only a few houses away from mine. There are so many souvenirs. We invented games where Robin Hood was perched in the trees in your backyard. Remember the famous show in your basement? We charged $2 per person so we could go to McDonald’s.  The thousands of letters written during school hours with our secret code so that people could never understand. Basketball, Nirvana, Pulp Fiction … Our music group where you were the only one with talent. The numerous exits through the window of my basement so I could come to yours and talk until the wee hours of the morning. Our first cigarette … You’d had the brilliant idea to put some babypowder on the ceiling fan so that Michel and Andrée would not suspect anything! But what a mess! Our first party where your mother Andrée discovered everything. And then you moved away … Of course we both continued to evolve separately but always kept in touch.

This is true friendship. No need to talk every day but never a single doubt about one another. You are part of my life and even though we’re not together and we have not spoken for over 3 years, you are by my side through good and bad times. You’re a part of me!

I love you Mary

Your sister of heart Meggy