Ada Sorensen

FAIRFAX: Ada Sorensen died tragically in an automobile crash on Friday, April 20, 2018, on her way to school.  She was a bright, spirited, incredible person with so many gifts. The world will miss what she had yet to bring us and we’re so blessed to have had her with us for sixteen years.

Ada was born in Seoul, South Korea on October 2, 2001, and came home to us on March 7, 2002, to join her brother, Huck, and complete our family.  She was spunky and on the move. We would wake to hear a thump on the floor and pitter-patter of her scurrying to come downstairs. We know so many families in Fairfax, and now St. Albans, who consider Ada part of theirs.  

Ada excelled in, really, everything.  She was sensitive to people’s emotions and couldn’t tolerate mistreatment of others.  As an athlete, soccer ruled, and she was the heart of the field. Art was Ada’s expression and she had so much insight and so much to say.  She always caught the biggest fish, and by five years old was the designated fish cleaner. In the kitchen, she whipped up new recipes on a whim, from brownies to guacamole to sushi.  She had dreams of becoming a biomedical engineer that would use her science and math savvy to do great things for people most in need.

We invite all, who wish to come, to the Collins-Perley Sports Complex, 890 Fairfax Road, St. Albans for a Visitation on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., where we encourage you to share stories, memories, song, whatever you wish, to celebrate this incredible spirit, Ada.

Ada leaves behind her parents, David Marchant and Jane Sorensen, brother, Huck Marchant, parental grandparents, John and Helen Marchant, maternal grandmother, B. Joan Sorensen, aunts and uncles, Larry and Cindy Marchant, Deb and Tom Gill, Karen and Mike Brodie, Kathy and Duncan Meldrum, Janet and Chuck Kahn, numerous cousins and second cousins, special friend Lucy Goldman and her family and boyfriend, Josiah Parker.   She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Arne Sorensen, and cousin, Eric Marchant.

Respecting Ada’s passions, memorial contributions can be made to any animal rescue or arts programs of your choice, and the Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vermont 05454.

To send a written condolence or share a memory, please go to Ada’s on-line guest book at

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