Every now and then, our hearts and lives are touched by someone so amazing and unforgettable. Our lives become fuller and have more meaning just because this person is a part of our lives.
Rosy Soobrattee was one of those people.
Rosy and I “met” through an unusual sequence of events. A few years ago, when I was a food blogger for Season 1 of Food Network Canada’s Recipe to Riches, I was asked to recreate Rosy’s Creamy Kulfi (which was turned into a President’s Choice item called Kulfi Karma).
Rosy and I soon began an online friendship on Twitter and Facebook. We even met up in person and I attended the taping of the season finale of Recipe to Riches. I remember even giving her daughter, Serena chocolate from Manitoulin Chocolate Works.
Rosy was so special to me. We had a friendship (though mostly online because of geographic reasons) that I always held close to my heart.
I cried when I heard the news.
It felt like the day the music died.
Don McLean’s lyrics from American Pie came to mind when I heard the news of Rosy’s passing.
I will miss Rosy’s sense of humour, her generosity, thoughtfulness, love, warmth, friendship, encouragement, support, and random notes that made me laugh, smile or cry. Though I only met Rosy in 2011 and we mainly kept in touch on FB and the odd phone call, she has very special place in my heart.
Thinking of Rosy’s loved ones (especially Serena).
You’ve been an inspiration, Rosy. Beautiful inside and out, and a rare gem. You will be missed by many.