MONTREAL — Sonya Biddle, the Montreal politician, actress, and daughter of distinguished jazz bassist Charlie Biddle, has died after being recognized with most cancers.
The information of Biddle’s passing was shared by her longtime accomplice, Allan Patrick, on Fb Thursday afternoon.
“My coronary heart is damaged,” he wrote. “She was all the time the sunshine, the sunshine, the laughter and the love in my life.”
Biddle served on metropolis council as a member of Imaginative and prescient Montreal for the Decarie district from 1998 to 2001 and ran for borough mayor of Cote-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grace in 2005.
Some who knew her expressed messages of condolences on social media after studying about her passing, calling her a “true group builder” who had a “massive coronary heart.”
“In my many interactions together with her on the 2005 Montreal election path, though we represented completely different sides, her dedication, ardour and humour have been apparent,” wrote Jeff Itcush on Fb.
“She was such a candy and fun-loving individual,” wrote Anthony Sherwood on Fb. “My recollections of Sonya was she loved taking part in jokes on individuals and beloved to snigger. She beloved her household, music and her group. We’ll miss you Sonya. Relaxation in Energy my sister.”
Earlier than coming into politics, she appeared in movies comparable to The Bone Collector (1999) and Candy Killing (1993). She was energetic within the Montreal theatre scene and is honourary member of the Montreal Black Theatre Workshop.
Biddle’s father, Charlie, co-founded the jazz venue Biddle’s Jazz Ribs in 1981. The membership, later renamed Home of Jazz by Oliver Jones, closed in 2020 because of the pandemic.
In his put up to social media, Biddle’s accomplice referred to as her a “tremendous nova,” including that “the sunshine and heat that she generated will mild our paths eternally.”