Remembering those writers who have gone before us - their work, their passion, their life. Their words will live forever in our hearts.
Consorcia Leonardo Mendoza
Our dear friend, Consorcia, passed away quietly with all her children surrounding her on November 7, 2009. An original Writers Circle member who helped make the decision to start the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County she was part of the founding executive. Consorcia wrote beautiful, thoughtful poetry about love between adults, her lovingly tended garden, the joys of children, the closeness of family, her treasured friends, and occasionally of the meaner aspects of life. Her performances of her own poetry were theatrical with her well-modulated voice emphasizing the meaning of her inspiring words. As a former school teacher she knew how best to help other writers with encouragement and praise but also how to help us learn to do better, to correct an error or change a word or a sentence to improve our writings. We all benefited from her careful listening and keen observations - she guided us with gentle wisdom. We honour Consorcia and the legacy of love, friendship and poetry she has left all who were privileged to know her. We miss her dearly. (Written by Karen Probert, WFSC past president and current Library Liaison)
Her beautiful gift of poetry will live with us always.
"Vicki was an extraordinary, loving and dedicated teacher who inspired, nurtured and left lasting imprints on many students' lives. She touched numerous people in the community with her loving nature and compassion." (Obituary Friday May 8, 2009 - Sherwood Park News)
We will remember her words for she was a gifted writer.