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 Marie Dionne

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Marie Dionne

Birth
Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Death 27 Feb 1970 (aged 35)
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 7014176 View Source
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One of the five Dionne Quintuplets who were born on May 28, 1934, in the farming community of Callendar, Ontario. They were born to poor farmers, Oliva and Elzire Dinone. Their births were attended by midwives and Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe. After the births there was a great concern they would not survive, but as time went by their condition improved. They were entrusted to care of a nurse named, Louise de Kirline and was supervised by Dr. Dafoe. After a short time the Quints were taken from there parents and guardianship was given to the Ontario Government. They became a tourist attraction and were visited by millions pf people. Later in life they were given back to there parents' custody. They were used as models for brand name products and were the subject of many films and documentaries. They include, "The Country Doctor" (1936), "Reunion" (1936), "Going On Two" (1936), "Quintupland" (1938), "Five Of A Kind" (1938), "Unusual Occupations" (1942), "Year Of Siege" (1962) and "The Dionne Quintuplets" (1978). They wrote several books and in 1998 they sued the Ontario Government and won $4 million in damages. Marie Dionne died on February 27, 1970, from a brain tumor. She was 35 years old.


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1934 MARIE DIONNE HOULE 1970
EPOUSE DE FLORIAN HOULE

A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE D'EMILIE
FILLE DE MARIE
1960 - 2004


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  • Added: 15 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7014176
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7014176/marie-dionne : accessed ), memorial page for Marie Dionne (28 May 1934–27 Feb 1970), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7014176, citing Cimetière de Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .