Sunday, September 10, 2006

Goodbye, my friend

Words cannot express my sadness. The tears in my eyes speak what my heart can't accept. A true friend of/to all people, a defender of all animals (especially wolves!), a writer, a student, a sister, a daughter and a most wonderful human being. This was Emilie Mondor, proud and passionate Canadian runner extraordinaire. The world has lost a special soul. Her spirit lives on.
Some photos:

Please, please everyone promise me that you and every one of your passengers will ALWAYS WEAR A SEATBELT when traveling in a car, even if it's just around the block. Please promise me that. Please.

39 comments:

Melissa West said...

What an unbelievably tragic loss at such a young age. I am sorry for your loss kleo. My prayers are with you and her family.

Pure Zuke said...

Oh Kleo... I'm so sorry for your loss. Her spirit will indeed live on in the hearts and memories of friends like you.

geraldine said...

My sincere sympathy goes out to you Kleo. This is a tragic loss.

Huggs, Take care, Geraldine

Megan the Vegan said...

So sad. I heard about the accident...I didn't realise you were friends. It's nice of you to write such kind words, especially at such a difficult time. take care

Johanna3 said...

im very soory for your loss. My family prayers are with you and her family

Vicki said...

i'm so sorry, kleo.
i promise.

Raw Vegan Momma said...

Oh how heartbreaking! You will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

May her family and friends find the comfort they need during this time and the strength to heal.

Blessings...

-Opal

Emmy said...

That is so tragic and heart-breaking :( *HUGS*
P.S. I always wear my seatbelt.

Harmonia said...

Very sorry to hear about your friend. You and her and her family are in my thoughts.

Vivacious Vegan said...

I am truly at a loss for words here. It's very heartbreaking. I hope you find comfort in her memory and her spirit.

Take care. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Mary said...

Wow. I come to leave you a post and it is so sad! I know what you're going through though. I'm so sorry and I always wear my selt belt. Even just around the block.

Aarwenn said...

Oh, Kleo. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't say anything that hasn't been said here, so I will simply say, I will always always ALWAYS wear a seatbelt. I promiss.

Shananigans said...

I'm so sorry...and I promise too.

Nikki said...

I'm sorry for your loss. So sad to go at such a young age, my sympathies to you and the rest of her friends and family.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you lost a friend. :( With all of the times you make us laugh with your comics and cartoons, it's very upsetting to see you down. I hope you feel better soon. I know it takes time. Cherie

meesh said...

What terrible news. I am so sorry for your loss, Kleo. She sounds like an amazing woman and athlete.

I promise to always wear my seatbelt. I swear.

amygeekgrl said...

i'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, sweetie. :( big hugs to you.
p.s. i'd honestly feel naked w/o a seatbelt.

Urban Vegan said...

How utterly tragic. What an incredible loss. She is now with the wolves--they are taking care of her now.

((((Hugs)))

Midwest Vegan said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Kleo. Your post was a nice tribute to her.

Carrie™ said...

I just read your e-mail. I'm stunned, really. What a terrible shame. (((((((((HUGS!!)))))))) And prayers.
And I always wear my seatbelt.

primaryconsumer said...

What a horrible accident; I'm truly sorry Kleo. I always wear my seatbelt.

Kareno said...

What tragic, horrible news. I am so sorry. I saw from the links that she ran the Vancouver Sun Run. I have run the Vancouver Sun Run every year (of course I take on average twice the time to finish that she did). I will think of her next April when I run.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

sorry for your loss.. very tragic!! I absolutely agree with you on the seatbelt thing.. and do promise.. will always wear.

Candi said...

:( What a sad story, and what an incredible woman! Thank you for sharing her life with us. She looks like an amazing woman, and so are you for recognizing that in her and sharing her info with all of us. I'm so sad that you are hurting. I'll be thinking of you and sending you good thoughts.

Yes, I promise to ALWAYS wear my sealbelt, and make sure everyone else riding does too. Everytime. Thanks for reminding us of that.

***hugs***

Dori said...

{{{hugs}}}} I promise to wear my seatbelt and will make my passengers do the same.

Jane M said...

Oh, Kleo! I am so very sorry for your loss. May she will live on in your heart forever as a happy memory.

kate said...

Thanks for another reminder that it's important to buckle up. Perhaps if even one life is saved because of this...

Gaia said...

I'm so sorry Kleo. You and her friends and family are in my heart.
{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}

We always wear our seatbelts...

EatPeacePlease said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I really liked her outlook on life. "Do it or don't do it. There is no try."

I promise, I always wear my seatbelt and bug everyone I'm with about it.

Vivacious Vegan said...

I was just popping by to say hi and see how you were holding up. I haven't "seen" much of you around lately and wanted to make sure you're ok.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Haha Kleo. No sooner did I hit the publish comment button and I had a new mail from you. Great minds think alike. Weird, in a very fascinating way.

funwithyourfood said...

oh no! it gives me chills reading about your friend. My mom got into a really bad accident when she was 17 and the ONLY thing that saved her was her seatbelt. I am so sorry

Teddy

Pamela said...

Kleo, the people I work with knew her also and are saddened and shocked by her death. I'm sorry for your loss.

cindy said...

K, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. My heart reaches out to you and your and her family are in my thoughts during this time.

tara said...

I am very sad to hear about this. My sympathies.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I'm really sorry to hear this happened, Kleo. I send you fond thoughts and warmth to everyone affected.

Tanya Kristine said...

oh no...i'm so sorry Kleo~ and i'm sorry for the world too...she did so much!

she'll have a grand place where ever she's at. probably a place where animals aren't tortured and eaten, i'd suppose... : (

Broke Vegan said...

How very sorry I am for your loss. Sending you plenty of cyber hugs!

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