SOCAN member Ève Cournoyer’s untimely death at age 43
Singer-songwriter Ève Cournoyer, born May 15, 1969, died Aug. 12, 2012, at age 43. She had just released Le Labeur de la fleur, her fourth album, on Aug. 7.
In the course of her 10-year musical career, Cournoyer, known for her sensitive repertoire, scored two François Delisle movies, Le bonheur c'est une chanson triste and Toi, and opened shows on the great Richard Desjardins’ Kanasuta tour.
Cournoyer was the winner of the Francophone component of SOCAN’s first annual ECHO Songwriting Prize in 2006, for her song “Tout arrive.” A distinctive personality and an artist of great integrity, she was as popular among music critics as she was loved by her fellow musicians. She will be sadly missed.