Adrienne Mary Isabel ALISON
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ALISON, Adrienne Mary Isabel Passed unexpectedly at Toronto General Hospital on November 24, 2018. Greatly missed by sister Karen Alison and children Alicia and Callum Owen. Renowned sculptor of public and private commissions. Chief among her accomplishments was the 1812 monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Founded the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Sunnybrook. Passionate and inspirational force who revelled in the beauty of life right until the end. A celebration of her life will be held spring 2019. For details: aacelebration 2019@gmail.com


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Published in Toronto Star on Dec. 1, 2018.
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April 19, 2019
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Alicia Owen
December 20, 2018
I am so sorry to hear the news about Adrienne. We worked together at Sunnybrook in the 1980s and her facial prosthetics were truly amazing. We also had a lot of fun hanging out together outside of work. My sympathy to Adrienne's children and sister.

Annie (Romain) Atkinson
December 19, 2018
I will dearly miss you Adrienne. I loved our talks at the cottage. I loved disassembling the beaver damns, and carrying the wood across the island to your wood pile. I will cherish the beautiful painting of Kate, and the many afternoons spent watching while you captured a child's spirit. You accomplished so much, and your efforts will never be forgotten.
Ann Sublett
December 11, 2018
Adrienne you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your children. It was a true honour working with and getting to know you at Workman Arts.
Brenda Arseneault
December 8, 2018
Shocked and saddened by the new of Adrienne's passing. A wonderful person and talented artist. I had the privilege of having her as a student many years ago when she was in the Art as Applied to Medicine programme at the University of Toronto.
My condolences to her family.
Margot Mackay
December 7, 2018
'Just became aware of her and I can't get over the range of her amazing contributions to Canadian culture and medicine. Deepest condolences to all her loved-ones and hopefully the story of her many accomplishments will spread.
December 7, 2018
Adrienne, you were truly an inspiration. You will be missed. CeCe Metcalfe, North York Trophies
December 6, 2018
So sorry to hear of our loss Adrienne was a wonderful brillant woman. Sheridan
December 4, 2018
Karen and Adrienne's children, Alicia and Callum, please know that we are thinking of you. We have known and worked with Adrienne for as long as I can remember. Having connected with her only in November this hits very hard. Such sorrow really can put life in perspective. Personally, I will miss working with Adrienne and having such great chats. She always loved the smell of the wax when she walked through our doors. She always loved that we were family oriented. It was a pleasure and an honour to know her. Truly, thoughtfully, and sincerely, our hearts are with you. Cathy, Marcus, Eric Sr., Erich Knoespel, and the team at Artcast.
Cathy Knoespel
December 4, 2018
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December 4, 2018
Adrienne will be greatly missed. We had many wonderful conversations about literature, reading and life. I feel privileged to have known her.
Lauren Purser
December 3, 2018
can't bear this soo so sad
December 3, 2018
This is very sad ... she will be missed ...
Fran and Rob Woodrooffe
December 3, 2018
My favorite word for Adrienne is "champion". Not only was she a champion, but also she championed us. She was a true believer in all of her family and friends. We will miss her terribly. May she rest in peace and welcome us when it is our turn to join her.
Jackie Ayer Powell
December 2, 2018
Shocked. As a fellow AAM grad, I hired Adrienne at Sunnybrook. While our carriers took different paths, I was delighted to congratulate her at the unveiling of her statue of Sir Arthur Currie in Strathroy, Aug., 2014. What a loss of a great talent. My condolences to her family- especially her children.
Gary Cousins, London, ON
Gary Cousins
December 2, 2018
I am so sad to get this.
She lived vibrantly and contributed much in her passion for creating art in all forms.
I treasure our remote friendship after going to university together
I was blessed to have a whirlwind visit in May 2017.
Please keep me informed of the spring celebration
Love to Karen,Alica and Callum.
Dorcas Kennedy
December 1, 2018
Gail- email me aliciaisobelle@gmail.com or call 4162066642 ♥
December 1, 2018
Alicia and Calum - What happened!? It was so shocking to read this news in this morning's Globe. I find that it hard to believe that your wonderful Mom is no longer with us and that she died so suddenly, just days short of your 28th birthday, Alicia (Fraser just turned 28 yestesterday, and is how your Mom and I bonded so long ago). Could you come for dinner at our home - how about Dec 15th or Dec 16th? Please let me and Bert give you guys some support given this VERY tough blow! You just lost your great Aunt Ruth, for heaven's sake! Your Aunt Karen is absolutely welcome to join us as well. We are just at Manor Road and Yonge Steet. Love Gail (Fraser's Mom)
Gail Sinclair
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