In Memoriam

Kelley, Emily, Xiao.This morning I learned the painful news that a dear friend and classmate, Emily List, lost her battle with cancer this Thanksgiving morning.

I was incredibly fortunate to spend a year abroad at the University of Reading with Emily, where we travelled with a group of friends to Prague, Munich, and all over the UK. We thrilled over cream teas and seeing Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls in London.

Her obituary describes the dazzling array of plays in which Emily starred or acted, her many accomplishments, and her ambitions. It’s an honour to have been in the same graduating class with Emily, to have travelled with her, and to have known such an incredible young woman.

Her heart was as golden as her hair; she shared joy and danced wherever she travelled, and she will be sorely, sorely missed. If you knew Emily, it was impossible not to love her. If we can enjoy even a fraction of the zeal for life which Emily had, we will be remembering her well.

3 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. Thank you, Tania. I don’t generally like sharing this sort of thing online, but her story is incredibly important to everyone who knew her.

  2. Kelley, I’m truly sorry to read this. You always speak so much, so highly of Emily. Her obituary is a beautiful tribute.

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