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Elise Partridge Memorial Information


There will be a memorial service for Elise Partridge in Vancouver on Saturday, February 28th, at 2 pm at the Cecil Green Park House located on the UBC campus at 6251 Cecil Green Park Road.

There will also be a memorial in New York City on Saturday, March 21st at 4 pm in Ceremonial Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street (the intersection of Central Park West and West 64th Street in Manhattan). Details will also be posted on her Facebook page.

Elise asked that contributions in her memory, in lieu of flowers, be given to one of the following entities:

The Elise and Stephen Partridge Fund of the New York Community Trust, “to be used for the arts, educational opportunities for girls and young women, and gay rights.” Donations should be payable to “The New York Community Trust” with “Elise and Stephen Partridge Fund” also written on the check and then mailed to The New York Community Trust at 909 Third Avenue, NY NY 10022.

The Helen Sawaya Fund, which “generates an atmosphere for cancer patients that supports them emotionally, including various forms of alternative therapies.” Checks can be made out to the Helen Sawaya Fund and mailed to Gabriel A. Sara, M.D., St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Division of Hematology & Oncology, 11th Floor, 1000 10th Avenue, NY NY 10019. More information is available online here.

The British Columbia Cancer Foundation. Checks should be made out to the “British Columbia Cancer Foundation,” marked “In memory of Elise Partridge,” and mailed to 150 – 686 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1. Donations can also be made online here.

Elise Partridge died on January 31, 2015.

Following are two recent articles about her death and work:

Globe & Mail: Respected Poet Elise Partridge was Meticulous to the End
Globe & Mail: Award-Winning BC Poet Elise Partridge Dies
Quill & Quire: Poet Elise Partridge Succumbs to cancer at age 56

Other public tributes will be posted on the Reviews and Commentary section of her website; people may also post public comments on the recently-created Elise Partridge Facebook page.

Elise’s newest book, The Exiles’ Gallery, will be published in April 2015.

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