The Loss of Marsha Ellen Meidow

Calgary lost an amazing feminist activist this Wednesday. Marsha Ellen Meidow died from a brain aneurysm on Wednesday, this past week.

Meidow was a 2007 winner of the Calgary YWCA Humanitarian Award. Marsha worked tirelessly for homeless girls in Calgary. She organized and directed The Vagina Monologues and Femme Fatale in Calgary.

There will be a Celebration of her life on Sunday January 10, 2010 at The Republik - 219 17th Avenue SW (The new location for the Republik). There will be testimonials, readings, dancers, songwriters and bands. Guests are asked to bring potluck and artists can donate work for a silent auction to be held to raise funds for funeral expenses.

Meidow will be sorely missed by her community and family. There are never words enough to say when faced with the loss of someone you love. May she have peace and may her spirit know how much she was loved, admired, and now missed.