ELIZABETH SOVIS


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17 December 2012
Ed and sons,
Please accept our condolences. We met Elizabeth when you visited China in 2008. She was a wonderful lady, and we are sure she is missed greatly. We are (semi) retired and living on Vancouver Island. Give us a call when you are in Victoria. Respectfully yours, John and Esther Sharp. Ladysmith, British Columbia

27 November 2012
Dear Elizabeth's family,
I wanted to let you know that my family and I were first on the scene when Elizabeth was struck on her bike. My husband called 911 and I took her pulse. Although I did not know her in life, she has been with me ever since. As a guide or tender angel. I feel her very strongly watching over all of us. May you find and hold on to peace over the Holidays. Love, the Lindsay/Gaul's, Melanie Lindsay. Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 October 2012
From a brief encounter over the telephone and the many, many affectionate references I heard about 'his wonderful wife', I know Elizabeth was a very special person and will be truly missed by so many. Sincere condolences, Curtis. Edmonton, Alberta

2 October 2012
Dear Aunger Family:
Like all of your close friends, I too was shocked to hear the sad news. I met Ed (son) when he came to Mexico with Linda, Silvia and Mark. We've been very good friends ever since. Ed is enough proof to me to be sure of what a loving and educated woman Mrs. Sovis must have been. I'm sure that the family will remain strong and help each other to get through this difficult phase of your lives while hanging on to the great memories from your mother. Your good friend, Poncho Arroyo. Mexico

2 octobre 2012
À vous tous les membres de la famille de Mme Sovis,
Je suis profondément touchée. D'une part par le site créé afin de garder un beau souvenir de Mme Sovis et d'une autre part, par le fait que vous poursuivez sa quête de développer les pistes cyclables. C'est important! En terminant, je profite de l'occasion pour vous témoigner toutes mes sympathies. Que l'amour continue de vous guider. Amitiés, Lise Nepton. Alberta

24 August 2012
I am so saddened by the passing of Elizabeth. She was a beautiful, intelligent, patient, spiritual, courageous woman who had an incredible zest for life and enormous capacity for fun as evidenced by her great smile. Elizabeth will live on in our memories and my thoughts and prayers are with you Ed and the boys at this time. Peace be with you. With kindest regards, Judy McGaw Atkinson. Port Moody, British Columbia

15 août 2012
Bonjour Ed,
J'ai appris le décès de ta conjointe par le biais de sœur Alice Trottier. Je te prie d'accepter mes plus sincères condoléances. Un ex-collègue du Collège St-Jean, Gilbert Caron. Lévis, Québec

12 August 2012
I am so very sorry that you lost your lovely wife on the roads in P.E.I. It should never have happened. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. It is so hard to come to terms with such an untimely and unnecessary death.

31 July 2012
Dear Ed,
I was shocked to hear of Elizabeth's passing. I, too, met her in grade 6. We were friends through high school. I remember her lovely voice and being her 'sister' in The Mikado in grade nine. We had many a great party at her parents' inviting home. I remember those times fondly. My condolences and thoughts are with you Ed and with your sons and family. Patricia O'Toole Yackison. Whitby, Ontario

25 July 2012
Dear Aunger Family,
I was so sad to hear about Elizabeth's passing on the news. She was a wonderful woman and I was lucky to have met her. Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your former dental assistant, Simona. Edmonton, Alberta

24 July 2012
Dear Aunger Family,
I had been away and just saw the news. I am so sad for your loss. Elizabeth was a shining light on a dark day. I always admired how wonderful of a family you all are. I know that Elizabeth's love of family, humanity, and the outdoors will live on through all of you. The tears shall pass and then look on with smiles at all the wonderful adventures you had. Elizabeth truly believed that life was for the living! Warmest thoughts. Your former dental hygienist, Trish. Edmonton, Alberta

24 July 2012
Dear Dr. Aunger,
I met you many years ago but you likely don't remember me and that is fine. You were my first introduction into the world of economics and business at the Faculté St Jean. I am sure that to this day I enjoy economics and ended up working in the banking industry because of your enthusiasm for economics. Having read about your wonderful wife I think I know why you always seemed so happy, approachable and content which is not what I as a first year student expected at all from a university professor. I was very lucky! I am so very sorry for your loss. Elizabeth seemed like a ray of sunshine and a woman determined to leave this earth a much better place for having walked it. I lost my 19 yr old nephew this spring because of a drunk driver. Our lives will never be the same but I was inspired by your words of forgiveness in the Edmonton Journal article. May you continue to find solace in forgiveness and strength in the memory of such a fine person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tragedy. Michelle Croteau-Robinson. Edmonton, Alberta

24 July 2012
Dear Family,
What sad news to learn that Elizabeth passed away. We will miss her very much at École des Quatre-Vents. All of my blessings to all the family. Preschool teacher at École des Quatre-Vents. Suzanne Shimoon. Peace River, Alberta

24 July 2012
As a French Immersion kindergarten teacher in Athabasca, I always looked forward to Elizabeth's visits. Even when she wasn't directly involved with my students, I knew I could count on her to share her expertise when I had questions. She was always willing to help and it was encouraging and reassuring to chat with her. Although I didn't see her more than once a month, she was a great support to me in my teaching year after year. I admired her gentle and caring spirit and can only picture her with her wonderful smile. She was a blessing to the staff and students she worked with in Athabasca as I'm sure she was to many throughout her career. I'm so glad I got to know her a little and I can only imagine the incredible loss for those of you who knew her best. My prayers are with you. Kathy Asfeldt. Athabasca, Alberta

23 July 2012
Ed,
It is with deep sadness that Tom and I learned of your wife's passing. We were unable to attend the service as we are currently in Vernon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Please do not hesitate to call us to go for a coffee if you are feeling down. Teresa Haykowski and Tom Solyom. Edmonton, Alberta

21 July 2012
Ed,
We happened to be in town visiting our own family when we saw the news. I didn't get a chance to speak to you after the memorial service and the turnout will attest to the esteem in which Elizabeth was held. I have warm memories of how Elizabeth enlisted her parents to take me in for a couple of weeks when I first came to Edmonton from Quebec City more than 20 years ago. We've lost touch over time but Edeana and I remember you all well. The best to you and the boys in a sad time. David Bray. Victoria, British Columbia

21 July 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Elizabeth. We shared many wonderful memories during our studies at University of Alberta. Elizabeth was an amazing person and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Elizabeth lives on in her great sons and in the legacy she left us. Nina Jackson. Miami, Florida

21 juillet 2012
Ed, Gregory et Richard
Nos plus sincères condoléances pour le décès tragique de votre chère Elizabeth. Nous garderons toujours un excellent souvenir de cette grande dame. Nos pensés sont avec toute votre famille. Josée Dallaire et Jean Daniel Tremblay. Edmonton, Alberta

21 July 2012
My husband and I are so very sorry for what happened to your soul mate, friend and wife. May God bless her and you. We feel terrible you lost her in such a senseless way. May God Bless. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Cathy & CJ Cooper. Summerside, Prince Edward Island

21 juillet 2012
Merci pour votre amour de la vie! Prof. Musique G R. Patricia Gareau-Deslisle.

21 juillet 2012
Cher Ed,
Nous pensons à toi et ta famille. Nous t'envoyons toutes nos condoléances. Danyèle Lacombe et Claude Denis. Gatineau, Québec

21 juillet 2012
Merci Elizabeth,
Ton passage sur cette Terre aura marqué tant de monde de façon positive. Ton départ laisse un vide immense dans notre communauté. Toutes mes condoléances à ta famille. Hélène Flamand.

20 July 2012
My sincere condolences to the family on such a tragic loss. So very sorry Edmund and Elizabeth's short visit to P.E.I. came to such a heartbreaking end. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave Stewart. Eldon, Prince Edward Island

20 juillet 2012
À la mémoire d’une femme merveilleuse. Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille d'Elizabeth. J'ai eu l'honneur de travailler avec Elizabeth et je me souviendrai d'elle comme étant une femme très sereine avec un grand cœur et un dévouement sans égal. Je me sentais toujours bien avec elle car elle dégageait un grand calme autour d'elle. Je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage dans cette dure épreuve. Lynda Ross

20 July 2012
May God's peace bring comfort to you all during this most sorrowful time. So sorry for your loss. PEI

20 July 2012
What terrible, shocking news. I worked with Elizabeth and knew her as a colleague at Strathcona SD (now Elk Island SD). She was a fine person and a highly respected teacher. Our sympathies to her husband, her family and the many colleagues and students whose lives she brightened. Teaching colleague. Duane Stewart

20 July 2012
Such a tragic loss of a loving and vibrant woman. She will be missed and ever remembered by so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons at this time. One of the many Islanders who care.

20 July 2012
Dear family of Elizabeth,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Elizabeth's accident and tragic death. Because she was a part of my formative years on two occasions, I hope that I may share some memories and impressions that will comfort you in the time to come.
I was one of her French students at Sal Comp in 1979-80. She was a wonderful teacher, and an inspiration. She was one of those teachers a pupil would go back to the school after graduation to visit. I am sure I did go back, the year after grade 12, but it seems to me she might already have left the school for another, by then. Hers was the best French class I had ever been in. Pupils rarely think about how intelligent their teachers are - they are usually focused on their own performance - but I could tell that she was brilliant. I am grateful for that year learning from her, at 17.
Years later, it must have been 1994, she and I became classmates at U of AB, as I was finishing my BA in linguistics and she was doing her first year of her MSc in Speech pathology. We were lab partners at times. It was strange because had just finished a physiotherapy degree from the Rehab medicine department a few years before, so we were in some respects crossing each other's professions: I toward languages, she toward rehabilitation medicine. As we worked on our class projects (a kind of techie instrumentation and physics of speech class) I recall her mentioning your names, and telling amusing stories. Richard and the Socks was one story that sticks in my mind. I feel that I can't retell it, since it involved that teasing, gentle sense of humour she had - and it might be embarrassing to a grown man. I don't know if it became a family legend or if it faded with time. But what I recall about it was the fond and really sweet sense of humour and love she expressed for her husband and children.
I did not realize she and I had even more in common. It is sad to me that I have learned only now, but I have been chronically and severely ill for the past 15 or so years, so I cannot cycle any more, cannot perform (singing) and no longer am free to mingle in the social circles I am sure regularly crossed with hers/yours.
I had also been an avid commuting and touring cyclist and the president of the Rails to Trails project with the Edmonton Bicycle commuters in those days. I do not however recall any discussions with Elizabeth during Linguistics labs, about the love of cycling. I had done cycling holidays through many European countries, parts of Israel, the Maritimes, and Southern Alberta.
She and I had that, as well as music in common. I also had not heard her sing, except maybe a few songs in French lab.
I have endeavoured to let other former Sal Comp students know, as I am sure she was also very popular with them.
I was shocked and saddened to know that this wonderful person who had twice crossed paths with me, and had made such a great impression both times, was taken from us. It also angers me that it happened the way it did. Your choice not to focus on the charges against the person who hit her, is gracious. Let me bear some of the outrage for you, from afar.
Even those of us who only had temporary places in her life, mourn her loss. I can't imagine what it must be like for you her family - and her closest friends.
I regret that I am too ill to come and pay my last respects. I wish you peace and support and some distant day, I wish you whatever healing is possible.
Sincerely, Linda MacDonald

19 July 2012
So sorry on the loss of your loving wife and mother...she had so much she wanted to give back to her community - praying that her legacy will live on and she will be able to continue her good work....so sorry such a tragedy happened on our beautiful Island. Deeply saddened. Fellow bike enthusiast from Stratford, PE

19 July 2012
To Ed and family,
We were saddened to hear of your Soul Mate's sudden passing. It is with fondness we remember her and her warm and gentle spirit. May you know that her memory is alive in our hearts. May God's arms embrace you and your family in this difficult time. Marg & Tom Loewen. West Kelowna, British Columbia

19 July 2012
I do not know you folks personally, nor did I know Elizabeth Sovis. However, I remember the name Sovis at my church. Did Elizabeth, in her younger years attend the Church of St. Luke-Lutheran in North York (Toronto) Ontario? Did she live in the 401 and Yonge Street area of Toronto? Please let me know. I send my sincere condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Are you also related to an Aunger who used to live near Bathurst and Finch in Toronto? H. Carol Niedoba. North York, Ontario

19 juillet 2012
Cher Ed,
Je suis tellement désolée pour votre perte. Je n'oublierai jamais la générosité de vous deux et mes pensées sont avec vous et votre famille pendant ce temps difficile. Thea Wingert. Calgary, Alberta

19 July 2012
Dear Ed, Edmund, Gregory and Richard,
It has been many years since I have seen Elizabeth, but wanted you to know that I thought of her (and all of you) often. I was, of course, shocked to hear the very sad news. Elizabeth was a wonderful person, and I wish we had been better at keeping in touch over the years, wishing I could have told her how important her friendship was to me those many years ago when the kids were little, and Connor and Edmund were such good buddies, afternoons at the park, visiting over tea, enjoying being moms. She was always so kind and generous and a really special person in so many ways. I remember with such fond memories our trip to visit you in Quebec City with both Connor and Shannon and my parents and what wonderful hosts and tour guides you were. I know you will have each other to support and share wonderful memories of Elizabeth. I am so very sorry for your loss. With love Dawn (Byrne).

19 July 2012
Dr. Aunger,
I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your best friend. I imagine that she was a significant component to the happiness that you brought to your classroom. Lara Pinchbeck. Edmonton, Alberta

19 July 2012
Dear Ed,
Words fail me. Perhaps we will talk in the coming weeks. For now, prayers and heartfelt warm regards, Kathleen Byrne and sons Ryan and Corey Preclaw (formerly of Bonnie Doon)

19 July 2012
Dear Edmund and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Elizabeth's passing and want to extend our deepest sympathy to you. We have such fond memories of Elizabeth and your family out at Green Bay and cherish the thoughts of such a warm, kind and gracious heart. Elizabeth was such a sweetheart to us all and she will be greatly missed. With love, Sheree, Lisa, Laura and Mike Janke. Edmonton, Alberta

19 juillet 2012
Elizabeth était l'épouse de mon cher collègue Edmund, dont la mort soudaine nous a grandement attristés. Nous avons connu Elizabeth surtout comme une mère modèle, toujours souriante et chaleureuse, lorsque nos garçons, Jessé et Samuel, grandissaient ensemble avec Gregory et Richard. Elle était une amie chère de Renée lorsque les deux cherchaient à établir leurs carrières. Nos plus sincères condoléances à toi Edmund, à Edmund, Jr., Gregory et Richard. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous. Albert, Renée, Jessé et Samuel La France. London, Ontario

19 July 2012
Elizabeth has touched so many of our students’ lives. We always looked forward to Elizabeth's visits when she would come into our school and work with our Kindergarten students. I feel very blessed to have known Elizabeth. My thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth's family. Kim LeMessurier. Athabasca, Alberta

19 July 2012
Ed, your great loss is also ours at the Réseau, a dear friend and colleague for ten years. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you and your sons. I admire how you presented Elizabeth to the media. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. André Piquette. Plamondon, Alberta

19 July 2012
So sorry to hear about this tragic accident...families in PEI are praying for your family. Islander. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

19 July 2012
I am an EA at Whispering Hills Primary school in Athabasca. Elizabeth was part of our school family for 10 years. Her kindness, sincerity and expertise will always be remembered in my heart and will never be forgotten. We will miss you Elizabeth. My condolences go out to your family at this time of loss. Carol Popeniuk. Athabasca, Alberta

19 July 2012
Elizabeth and I were in the same Speech-Language Pathology class. I remember her kindness, her calm and positive presence, and her beautiful smile. My thoughts are with your family at this time of tragic loss. Morag McKercher.

19 July 2012
To Edmund and family,
My deepest condolences for Elizabeth's tragic passing. Please know that the people of P.E.I. are grieving with you. Michelle Blanchard. Stratford, Prince Edward Island

19 July 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing, Edmund. I had the privilege of supervising her at Grey Nuns Hospital in 1994 when she completed a clinical placement. She was a remarkable woman. Lorraine Wylie. Edmonton, Alberta

19 July 2012
Ed, We were deeply saddened when we heard of Elizabeth's passing. I can honestly say that there is not one time that I recall talking with Elizabeth that she did not have a smile on her face. A beautiful spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Terry & Catherine Chevalier. Sherwood Park, Alberta

19 July 2012
To Elizabeth's family,
May the fond and loving memories of your loved one take you through this sad time in your lives. Donna. Stratford, PEI

19 July 2012
Saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing. She sang in the choir at Northview Heights S.S. where I taught music, and I remember her fondly as one blessed with an easy soprano voice as well as a cheerful personality. My deepest sympathy to those she has left behind. Glen Wood. Richmond Hill, Ontario

19 July 2012
Ed,
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. May God give you and your family strength and courage to bear this profound loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. Tammy Krueger. Edmonton, Alberta

19 July 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing. I met Elizabeth at the school I worked at where she came a few times per year to see students for speech therapy. She always came through the door with a big smile on her face. She was very caring and had such good energy. I liked her right away after the first hello. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Isabelle Grenier. Edmonton, Alberta