A Touch of Alyricism

Dedicated to the equally fascinating topics of autistic advocacy and the 'sisterly sophistries' of radical gender feminism. Other topics may occasionally crop up. Contactable at alyric@gmail.com


Polemicist since Grade 8

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Very Sad News

Not many of you may be aware, but Alyric, our wife and mother, has been bravely battling cancer for the last year.

It is with a lot of sadness that we must tell you that she passed away last Saturday. She was an incredibly courageous woman, and whether or not you agreed with her, she always fought for what she thought was right. She always fought for the betterment of people, and not the detriment.

More than that, she was a woman who deeply touched those around her everywhere she went.

And she was the most wonderful wife and mother that anyone could have asked for.

We shall leave the blog existing as it stands as a memory to the hard work and dedication Alyric put in for a cause she truly believed in. Thank you to all those who cared for her.

- Clomle44 (alyric's daughter) and Alyric's Husband.


Blogger Sharon said...

Oh how terrible. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been reading Alyric's blog for ages and was always delighted to see a new post go up knowing there would be some good stuff well worth reading and enjoying and often, something to learn from. This morning, I saw her blog listed in my Google reader and smiled not knowing what the content of the post would turn out to be.

You must be very proud of the amazing woman she was, which those of us who only know her through our computer screens have been able to get to know just a bit.

I am shocked and saddened by the terrible news. An important and strong voice has been lost. My thoughts are with you as you deal with your grief. I'm so sorry.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Michelle Dawson said...

This such terrible news. I'm stunned. I'm very sorry for your loss.

I can't believe Alyric isn't here any more.

I will miss tangling with her. She was always making me think and think again.

I am just plain going to miss her a whole lot.

My thoughts are with you.

1:30 AM  
Blogger jypsy said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss and so very stunned by your news.

I will miss her.

My warmest thoughts are with you.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Clay said...

So sad to read of this. Stunned. Our community has lost a great advocate and friend. Thank you for leaving the blog up, so that her valuable contributions will be available and continue to exist.

So sorry for your loss. Would you consider posting a picture of her somewhere, so that we may connect a face to her memory?

5:37 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. We had a wonderful phone conversation one day last year, that I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

5:40 AM  
Blogger abfh said...

I never had the privilege of meeting her in person, but I had great respect for her advocacy work. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I've always enjoyed reading her comments on the Hub blogs.

7:23 AM  
Blogger laurentius rex said...

Please accept my condolences, this is sad news indeed.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm soooooooo sorry. Oh my god. I'm so sorry for your loss. I DID have the privilege of meeting her and her husband and younger daughter. WHAT A LOSS. My prayers go out for your family. Alyric was a gift to the world and now the world is less without her.

- Camille (Autism Diva)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

I'm real sorry for for your loss too. I will really miss her.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen Seidel said...

Alyric was so deeply intelligent, so witty, so articulate, and so staunch in her advocacy for respect for autistic children and adults. We had several wonderful, lively phone conversations. The first lasted nearly an hour; we dished like we'd known each other for years. I so wanted to meet her in person. I am so sad right now. My heart is with you all.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

This is terrible news. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I never got a chance to meet Alyric in person, but she was still part of my life and I'll miss her.

12:27 PM  
Blogger MamaSue said...

I am so sorry for your great loss, and for our loss, as well.

12:34 PM  
Blogger mike stanton said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. Thank you for leaving Alyric's blog online. Her writings are a fitting tribute to her memory.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Ari Ne'eman said...

I'm shocked. I had no idea she was so ill. I am sorry for your loss and please let us know if there is anything we can do for her family.

She was a great advocate and she made profoundly important and meaningful contributions to our community. I - and I'm sure, all of us - will miss her.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyric - thank you for all you did for us. I am sending the warmest thoughts and wishes to your family. You helped improve the world for others.


1:19 PM  
Anonymous Kev said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that although we never met I considered her a wise, humorous and knowledgeable online friend. I will miss her a lot.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Alan Griswold said...

I am deeply saddened to hear this news. I always enjoyed and appreciated Alyric's contributions to the autism debate, and her voice is going to be very much missed.

Please accept my condolences.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Her voice will be missed and I will keep the living in my prayers.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Justthisguy said...

I am very sorry to read this. I loved to read what she wrote.

I send my very earnest condolences to y'all, for what little that's worth in the case of such a loss.

I'll miss her.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Club 166 said...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Alyric's voice was strong and true, and now it is gone. We are all the richer for all the things she contributed, and all the poorer for all we shall miss in the future.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


6:03 PM  
Blogger Niksmom said...

So very sorry to read this terribly shocking and sad news. Her presence will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn her loss and celebrate the wonderful being that she was.

6:07 PM  
Blogger hollywoodjaded said...

Dear Clomle44 and Alyric's Husband:

I am deeply, deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot tell you, right now in mere words, what Alyric's writings have meant to me in the last couple of years...but they have sustained me through a certain heartbreak. Oh, I am so very, very sorry to hear of this... Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.

Los Angeles

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Gonzo said...

This is really sad. I too am so sorry for your loss and I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that she is remembered by a lot of people who appreciate her great body of work.
Thanks for your decision to keep the blog existing. It's an important source of information and an inspiration for those who want to make social changes that will positively affect the lives of Autistics.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Phil Schwarz said...

Very sad to hear.
I will miss her greatly.
Her wit and intelligence enriched our community immeasurably.
There is one variety of life-hereafter -- indeed heaven -- that is visible and tangible to us who remain living: one lives on, in the memory of others, and (recursively) of those with whom that memory is shared. By that measure, Alyric is in heaven already, all across the blogosphere.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Zichronah l'brachah -- may her memory be a blessing.

7:30 PM  
Blogger David N. Andrews M. Ed. (Distinction) said...

I am stunned by this news, and saddened by it,too. I'm sorry to hear this.

I only knew her through her posts, and I will remember her as someone you didn't mess about/with. Her posts and comments will be missed by those of us who knew her this way, in this particular mode of existence.

My condolences go to her family and to others she leaves behind. May her children find her in themselves through what they learned from her; may her husband find her in their children through the same; and may they find comfort in knowing that she lives on in that way as well as in what she had to say to the world.

I am deeply sorry about this loss. And I wish her family and friends much comfort from their memories of her.

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should all take a moment to remember her and to dedicate ourselves in her memory to advocating to the best of our ability for the kids and the adults on the Spectrum, and to continue to fight the good fight.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Cube Demon said...

To Alyric's Family

I did not know Alyric very long but she seemed like she was a very intelligent and wonderful woman who took no crap from anyone.

This is very terrible news to me and I am sorry about your loss.

If there is a heaven I am sure she is there.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Cube Demon said...

"I think we should all take a moment to remember her and to dedicate ourselves in her memory to advocating to the best of our ability for the kids and the adults on the Spectrum, and to continue to fight the good fight."

I am in agreement.

5:18 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this. I've always enjoyed hearing Alyric's point of view, and I deeply appreciate all her advocacy.

My deepest sympathies to you both.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Aspie Bird said...

I am sorry to hear about her death. I must admit until today I had not read her blog.As she has been such an inspiration for others, I will read her blogs for sure. My thoughts are with you.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I also did not know Alyric or her writing all that well, but what I did know of her impressed me. She was well-informed and insightful, with a keen grasp of science and ethics.

I'll miss her, and I'm very sorry for your loss.

I hope, at least, that hearing from so many people who admired her is bringing some comfort to you?

8:59 PM  
Blogger Lili Marlene said...

I hope it is some consolation to know that your wife, your mother, was highly respected by readers, other activists and fellow bloggers all over the world. I have great respect for her writing and will continue to recommend her blog.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous sanabituranima said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

I never commented before but I just want to let you know alyric was a lovely person. I am so sorry.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry.... from Spain.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Louise Page said...

My sincere condolences to you.
I trully enjoyed her passion, wit and intelligence.
Real heroes leave everlasting impressions and inspiration for others; their admirers.
We'll keep trying to carry 'the flag' of advocacy for her.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I'm shocked and saddened to hear about your loss.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...


I couldn't think of what to write, so I put this off for very long.

When I first started looking for information on the web, Alyric was there.

I dropped out of the places where I had contact with her, but never forgot her.

I am very sorry for your loss.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Selene dePackh said...

still missed...

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Anonymous Howard said...

Man, I have been in a hell of a mess the last month and a half, found this web site, did some reading and my despair was lifted. Then I read that the author is deceased after a battle with cancer. Thank you a million for leaving this bright light of a Blog up, for in this particular life, it was a lifeline from the Divine. What a remarkable woman she was...WOW!

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