In loving memory of Alicia Ross

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Thoughts of you

February 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

from: Nicole

When i meet people that have loved and lost a close family member, i find them very beautiful. They have a wisdom and a haunting dignity that always strikes me.

Alicia, we are thinking of you always and your beauty. I want to be strong and beautiful like you.

My thoughts are with you!

December 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

from: Matthew

Hello, my name is Matthew and I live in Wisconsin. I was online looking for a wedding registry for my friend...Alisha Ross, who is getting married today 12/10/11. I stumbled on this site, and read the whole thing. I have tears streaming down my face as I am writing this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let there be peace.


October 31, 2011 at 1:45 am

from: N

I never knew Alicia but in June 2010 I was 7 months pregnant choosing adoptive parents for my daughter.

I had my first meeting with a couple who I immediately knew would be the parents to my daughter. I told them I was having a girl and they told me her name would be Alicia, specifically after Alicia Ross.

The adoptive father had worked at the same company with Alicia, where she shared her adoption story with him. Her adoption story was extremely influential to his and his wife's adoption journey/choices. I am so thankful for whatever your daughter/ sister/friend told him because she is the reason my birth daughter is being raised by the most amazing people/family I could have ever asked for.

Just know that Alicia is being honoured through this new life, a wonderful little girl, and that as her birth mother I could not be more touched that she will someday know the story of her name and adoption and the story of Alicia Ross.

Never forgotten

October 15, 2011 at 1:05 am

from: J and S

Just a message to let you know that although we never got the chance to meet Alicia, we have never forgotten her.

Alicia's life

September 26, 2011 at 9:36 am

from: Scott Cole

I am still deeply moved by Alicia's passing. I live on the same road in Coboconk where police found Alica's body, and will always feel a bond being so near to everything. I had a massive heart attack just before Christmas and am very lucky to be alive. Funny how we all seem to have our "time", and when it's time to go there seems to be no way to escape it. Yet taken as Alicia was is totally different, and deserves much thought and reasoning. I am interested in writing a book about Alicia and her story, and hope to see that become reality sometime in the near future. I lost a brother at 37 years old, and still miss him to this day. Alicia, will live on in the hearts and souls of those who loved her, just as my brother lives on in me. Thank you, Scott

a life of love

August 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm

from: anonymous

I remember you, every August 17 on my parents anniversary. Your story taught me so much about honouring my life, what a gift it is and deserves to be cherished.

I wish your loved ones could draw you near and that you had been given the chance to live a long life of love. You must be so missed today by so many. Peace be with you, Alicia.

Your beautiful daughter

July 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

from: Nancy Cooper

I have always wanted to connect with the family of Alicia Ross. My son (now 25) played with her neighbours and when the news of her disappearance came out, I too offered to search.
I am 54, live in Richmond Hill and would be honoured to bring flowers to your home.
To pay my respect to your daughter's memory and offer my sincere friendship.
I too have a passion for dogs as I know you do.
All my respect and good intentions,
Nancy Cooper

Alicia Ross

May 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm

from: Gregory L. West

To The Parents, Family and Friends of Alicia Ross,

I am writing to express my deep sorrow and true heart-felt condolences. None of Alicia's family or friends has ever met me, but I do know the pain they suffer.

I live in Oklahoma and am ashamed to say that today is when I first learned about Alicia Ross. My friend gave me the song; "Alicia Ross" by Kathleen Edwards. After listening to it several times, I wanted to know about the artist. The song given me was a 'mix cd' and I wanted to learn of Kathleen Edward's discography since "Alicia Ross" struck me very deeply.

At Wikipedia, while copy and pasting the track listings for the artist; I noticed that the song about your daughter was in fact, a link. I clicked on it and have been reading everything about this beautiful person; Alicia Ross.

About me, I am a 100% Service Connected - Totally & Permanently Disabled American Veteran. I am married to wonderful woman, Sonja. When I met Sonja in the 1990's, she was a recently divorced, single mother. Her son, Ian was four years old. Ian and I quickly became close friends. I taught him how to fish, ride a bike, drive a car and much more. When Sonja and I decided to get married, I had but one stipulation, it could only happened with Ian's permission. When I asked Ian if I could marry his mother, his eyes quickly watered and he embraced me as he replied yes.

In October of 2000 Ian, now 16 had previously received his drivers license earlier that same year. Sonja and I were visiting my father, Ian's father had Ian for visitation. About 0100 hours, their came about a lot of noise and sounds of barking dogs. My father and myself went out to investigate, as had several others in the neighborhood. We discovered two Oklahoma State Troopers walking about with flashlights and asking if anyone knew where the West residence was in the edition.

It turns out that they had come to inform us that our only son had been killed earlier that day by a drunk driver in a horrific car accident. Ian had been killed instantly.

I understand your pain and agony very much. Sonja and I fight with ours, each and every day. The passing of time does dull the edge a very slight bit, but will never erase that night or the loss. I am sure you are very aware of this as your own moments come to the fore.

There are times when memories invade and nothing can stop that, never. There are all the personal feelings; What if... I should have.., Why didn't I... and so on. The strength of these attacks is alway different. But there will be times when your fond memories don't lead you to darkness. It is during these times we must Honor our children by enjoying their memory, savoring every detail and letting that become forever living within us.

God Bless you. Your Alicia is a beautiful and wonderful person that this world was lucky to have ever had her grace it. I wish I could have met her. I know that a day, a reunion awaits us all and we will be together as one.

My Sincerest Respect & Deepest Love,
Greg West


April 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

from: Anonymous


Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,
but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
When we were all together.

Always on my mind

August 19, 2010 at 11:34 pm

from: natalie

Happy 30th Birthday Alicia. Wherever you are, I know you are magnificent.

It's hard to believe you have been gone for five years and I still think about you all the time. A passing thought. A memory triggered by someone who shares your tradmark smile. The fear is gone, but the beauitful memory lives on. I thought time would somehow ease the amount I think about you....but it hasn't. What it has allowed me is remember the life...not the just the loss. My love goes out to your family and all of the people who's heart you live-on in. Forever.

Always in my Thoughts

August 17, 2010 at 10:56 am

from: Marilyn Oates

Thinking about you Alicia and your Mom, much love, always, Marilyn Oates


August 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

from: anonymous

Another day passes and still we think of you.
Another day passes and still we feel you.
Another day passes and still we hear you.
Another day passes and still we see you.
Time is a powerful thing...but some things can never change.

We love you Alicia.

Alicia's song

May 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm

from: Sean Kelly

I never new Alicia and only discovered her story after listening to Kathleen Edwards's song Alicia Ross. At first I thought the song was about a fictional character until I did a google search and found this site. I am very touched by her story and after reading everything, I feel like I've known her all my life. I give you my greatest sympathy and couldn't imagine the pain in losing a child, especially someone as special as Alicia. I wish Alicia's friends and family comfort and healing.

Sean from Buckley, WA, USA

sleep sweetly

February 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

from: Michelle

Dear Alicia,
I'm so sorry you are not here to soothe all of the broken hearts that grieve your absence. Not here to kiss the tears away on all of the faces you loved so dearly. Your smile can't warm the hearts that are big and sore. I feel deeply with your family and friends, and am sad for those - like me - who never had the chance to see a smile crinkle in your eyes.
Sleep sweetly, until you rise.

Thinking of you

February 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm

from: Barbara Stengel

Yesterday, today and always, with much love.

Aunt Barbara

Happy Belated Birthday Alicia!

February 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

from: Anonymous

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! You are forever in our hearts....

Happy 30th

February 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

from: DFB

For some reason i have a pretty good idea what would have happened this past weekend should you have been around to see yourself turn 30.....


Happy Birthday

February 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

from: Geech

Happy Birthday Geech!
Loving you, missing you, thinking of you, always.

I see your smile bright today.

Happy Birthday

February 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

from: Anonymous

Happy Birthday Alicia. You are forever in my heart.

Happy Birthday!

February 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

from: Anonymous

Today is your 30th birthday and wishing you were here to celebrate it. I am always thinking about you and miss you so much.
Always and forever.