Julie Therese Arnold (PhD), 55

Julie Therese Arnold (PhD), 55, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, wife of Daryl Scott Sonnichsen, passed away on Thursday, May 4th, 2023. Born in Ararat in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Julie was the daughter of Terence and Anne (Sertori) Arnold. Julie was pre-deceased by her sister (Leanne) in 2014.

Julie lived a life of commitment and devotion to Daryl, her family and her career. Julie moved to the United States after receiving her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1994. She met Daryl in 1995 while completing a post-doctoral position at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Throughout her life, Julie worked as an incredibly capable and committed regulatory medical writer. Julie and Daryl moved to Collegeville, in 2002, and together built an wonderful family of friends who were with Julie every step of the way.

Terry and Anne will mourn Julie’s loss from Ararat. Her Canadian family cherished Julie- they include Daryl’s parents Phillip and Pat Sonnichsen, his sister Karla Sonnichsen, niece Annaleisa, brother Gary Sonnichsen (Diana) and nephews Colin (Carolyne), Derek (Michaela) and Brett (Ariel).

All that had the privilege of knowing Julie, will miss her dearly and honour her memory. She will remain in our hearts forever.

No service is planned, but a celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please keep the family in your thoughts and Julie would want you to express your love to all those whom you value.

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Daryl, My sincere condolences. So sorry to hear of Julie's passing. I know that this is a very difficult time but remember all the happy and special times you shared together to help you during the days ahead. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL. Sincerely, Ted Vassil

~ Ted Vassil
5/29/2023 12:43:13 PM

Dear Darryl, Our sincere condolences on the too soon passing of Julie. We so enjoyed meeting her when she visited Nova Scotia. Love, Grace and family

~ Grace Paterson Halifax, NS
5/21/2023 8:13:59 AM

I am so terribly sorry to learn of your loss. May God be with you and guide and comfort you. John

~ John Gwynne Doylestown, PA
5/17/2023 3:57:23 PM

To know her was to love her. I was very fortunate to have Julie as one of my closest friends. She will be missed deeply, has left behind many many wonderful memories and will forever have a piece of my heart. Thank you Daryl for making her so happy. She loved you very very much (as do we). Love to Daryl and family, Anne and Terry. We are sharing in your loss. Love Louise, Carl, Alex (Julie’s Godson) and Sam xxxx

~ Louise Purton
5/11/2023 5:58:45 PM

Our hearts are broken for your loss. We will forever Cherish the very fond memories we have of Julie. Sending all our love. Katherine & Blaine

~ Katherine ilnitski paterson
5/11/2023 3:04:48 PM

Dear Daryl, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Julie . Julie was always kind and caring to everyone. Liked by all , with a heart of gold. We are thinking of you Daryl and also your family who loved Julie too. Love Annthea and Russ Price

~ Annthea price
5/11/2023 5:57:22 AM

Dear Daryl, My beautiful Julie gone too early. Julie and I went to school together from Prep through to Year 12. She was the smartest in our class, especially in all the sciences. In 1992 Julie was my bridesmaid and I have always cherished my wedding because we spent a lot of time together. It wasn't long after my wedding, Julie made the BIG decision to move to America. This proved to be life changing because she meet the love of her life. I had never seen Julie so happy. Thankyou for visiting us in March 2023. We had lots of laughs and Julie finally witnessed your golfing skills. I will hold onto those memories. Julie will always have a special place in my heart. I loved her dearly. Take care. Love Donna Micheal, Dannielle, Matthew and Luke Spalding send their respects.

~ Donna Spalding ARARAT, VIC
5/10/2023 5:46:55 PM

Dear Daryl, We are so sad to hear of your beautiful Julie’s passing. She was always a joy to be around. May she rest in the arms of the angels. Fondly, Cheryl and Angelo

~ Cheryl & Angelo Monaco Collegeville, PA
5/10/2023 4:32:50 PM

Dear Daryl and to your entire family, I was extremely sorry to hear of Julie's passing. As a nearby neighbor, I loved seeing Julie as she walked around the neighborhood to and from the gym and pool. She was always on the go and cheerful. I always envied her energy and drive. She will be missed by our community. Daryl, your neighbors are here for you. May her memory always be a blessing. Becky

~ Rebecca Cornacoff
5/10/2023 3:53:52 PM