To say she was engaged in her community would be an understatement.

Elizabeth DuSomme, a long-time loyal listener to 800 CHAB has passed away, just days after she reached the age of 94.

You can read the lovely tribute in the Funeral Announcements Section.DuSommeElizabeth

I first got to know about Elizabeth back in the late 80s when CHAB was located at 116 Main Street North.  From time to time, Elizabeth would make the trip downtown to drop off letters to the editor at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald and at CHAB.  The letters were always hand-written and most often dealt with her concerns and/or ideas related to matters in the City of Moose Jaw.  I always enjoyed reading her letters.  Elizabeth was progessive and had some great ideas.  She was often critical of decisions being made at city hall.

It was just a few years ago when I was covering an "all candidates forum" for an upcoming civic election, we captured a moment in time some will never forget.

It was a few years after we built our downtown arena and field house in Moose Jaw - projects many in our city were opposed to, including some elected officials at city hall.

Elizabeth took her spot in the line where electors could ask questions of the candidates.

We were at the Peacock Centennial Auditorium and our friend Lyle Johnson was the moderator when Elizabeth and councillor Brian Swanson brought the house down.

I'll never forget Elizabeth.  We'll miss her passion for our community.

--Rob Carnie is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

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