Joseph L. Normandin, RPC was born in Ottawa in 1939. His parents separated at an early age. His aging grandmother raised him until she passed away in 1950.
He was first molested at the age of five and raped at the age of nine. This left him with a deep sense of poor self-worth, insecurity, fear, and anger that he could not resolve.
At the age of nineteen he met a man who also wanted to molest him and in a drunken rage he took that man's life. He gave himself up and received a life sentence for manslaughter. He spent a total of 23 years behind the bars of Federal Institutions.
Joe lives with his wife and three children who are at home (two not at home) on a beautiful, tranquil farm setting. Authors statement: This is my "Write of Passage." I hope and pray that I may continue the recovery/learning process and that I will contribute rather than take away from my community.
Change is a RIGHT that the Creator gives us. I hope and pray that I will never again hurt another human being.