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Word of the couple's deaths came with a phone call from an RCMP detective who'd been at the scene in Springhill, N. The officer told Jessica Ridley that her 45-year-old sister was the victim of "blunt force trauma to the head" and that Poulin, 42, had taken his own life after a fire was set in the small white house they were renovating.
The couple, who had been together for about 15 months, had moved east to renovate a home and begin a new life together.
Still, both Woodward and Zachary Semenec also has strong recollections of Poulin on the telephone — sometimes multiple times a week — expressing frustrations as he attempted to get help from Veterans Affairs for his illnesses.
Both of Semenec's children recall he attended therapy sessions with their mother.
He said Poulin joined a support group and "had brief interactions with a social worker" after he became a veteran.
Gia Allemand, who was also a contestant on Lex's season of the show, committed suicide in 2013 by hanging.In the past year-and-a-half, there have been four murders of family members and intimate partners by veterans in Nova Scotia — about one sixth of the total in the province.Last January, Lionel Desmond, a veteran who also had PTSD, killed his wife, 10-year-old daughter and his mother in northeastern Nova Scotia, with the deaths resulting in the ordering of a rare public inquiry.A note Poulin wrote afterwards describes his desire to turn around his life and to care for his family members.
It is critical of the Veterans Affairs programs, with Poulin saying he'd recover despite alleged shortcomings in PTSD care."[I] am just happy that I am not just going to be another soldier that falls through the cracks of the [expletive] support system they have for vets," says the excerpt.
A photo taken three years ago of Alia Woodward (left), with her mother Jennifer Lynne Semenec. (HO-Jessica Ridley/Canadian Press)Jennifer Lynne Semenec died far from her home in North Bay, Ont., at the hands of a veteran with PTSD who had said he wouldn't be "another soldier who falls through the cracks" of treatment.