Memo­rial ser­vice Fri­day for cy­clist killed by drunk driver

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

El­iz­a­beth So­vis died five years ago af­ter a drunk driver hit her with his van while she was cycling in P.E.I.

On Fri­day, her hus­band, Ed­mund Aunger, is hold­ing a memo­rial ser­vice in Hunter River to mark the an­niver­sary of her death.

The Al­berta cou­ple was cycling on Ren­nies Road dur­ing a 2012 va­ca­tion when Clarence Arnold Moase hit So­vis with his van.

Moase was sen­tenced to six years in prison for drunk driv­ing caus­ing death.

The ser­vice, which is open to the pub­lic, will be held at Cen­tral Queens United Church in Hunter River at 3 p.m. fol­lowed by a time of med­i­ta­tion and prayer at the site where So­vis died on Ren­nies Road.

There will also be a re­cep­tion in the church hall.

Since his wife’s death, Aunger has started a pe­ti­tion call­ing on the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to set min­i­mum safety and qual­ity stan­dards for the Trans-Canada Trail, in­clud­ing tak­ing it off roads.

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