Geneviève Castrée, wife of Phil Elverum, has died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the age of 35, according from an update from her husband.
Geneviève was a Canadian illustrator and musician who recorded under the names Ô Paon and Woelv. Adding to her artistic resumé, she also published a novel, Susceptible, in 2013. Shockingly, the Geneviève’s condition was not made public until last month when her husband promoted a GoFundMe for her treatments. Many will be mourning the loss of her, but no other human beings will experience the feeling of loss more than her husband and daughter.
This artist got her start in the constitutional monarchy of Canada. She started out as a cartoonist,a nd published various amounts of independent comic books under her maiden name, which she all accomplished as a teenager.
Just a couple days ago, Phil posted this on their GoFundMe Page concerning his late wife.
Geneviève died today at 1pm.
She was truly driven to work and stay living right up to the last minute, insisting on getting up and going to work in her studio way beyond when many would have surrendered to rest.
Last night and this morning she declined quickly and receded into her own eyes as her body vetoed her wishes, her lungs filling with fluid. She died at home with me and her parents holding her, hopefully having reached some last minute peace.
It’s all very sad and surreal. So much is left unfinished for her. She was a firehose of brilliant ideas that never turned off.
We loved her and everything is weird now.
Thank you for all the money, all the support and love.