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 Yvonne Dionne

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Yvonne Dionne

  • Birth 28 May 1934 Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 23 Jun 2001 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 7014287

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 Dionne. The 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 there condition improved. They were entrusted to the care of a nurse named, Louise de Kirline and were 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 of people. Later in life they were returned to there parents' custody. They were 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. Yvonne Dionne died of cancer on June 23, 2001. She was 67 years old.

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  • Added: 15 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7014287
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Yvonne Dionne (28 May 1934–23 Jun 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7014287, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .