Dear NER community,
Just want to share that our community has lost a bright, beautiful soul. My friend and music therapist, Sonja Granskou, passed away on August 4, 2017. I met Sonja a few years ago and was immediately inspired by her smile and positive, gentle way of being. Sonja was a radiant light who loved nature and loved to sing. One of her favorite songs was “Climb Every Mountain.” And boy, did she climb mountains! Sonja received her Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in 2009 and a Master of Music in Performance Voice in the Graduate Opera Program at Boston University in 1996. She had a gorgeous voice and loved working as a clinician and music therapist. We liked singing together and talking about our wonderful music therapy community.
Sonja was from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. One of the biggest mountains that Sonja climbed in her life was her healing journey from ovarian cancer. Sonja did everything possible to heal, researching and using conventional and many alternative treatments (even going to Vienna, Austria). I admired her sense of humor, strong will to live, her diligence, her faith and most of all her ability to be vulnerable and at peace with whatever the outcome. Sonja’s light is very bright. I truly believe that her light is with all of us in this community and her spirit is flying free with the angels and God in heaven. God bless you Sonja. We love you!!
Please email or call me if you would like to mail a card and I will send the address. Sonja also has a Facebook page if anyone would like to post a message there as well.
Lauren Calista Angelone
Memorial Services for Sonja (USA and Canada):
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington (Sonja’s Boston church). 630 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA.
When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.
Where: Christ Lutheran Church (Sonja’s Waterloo church).
445 Anndale Ave, Waterloo, ON.
When: October 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.