Zoey Danica Lafreniere, born February 17, 2011 in Trail BC, was taken away from us suddenly, on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at the age of seven and a half months, with her parents by her side, at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
Zoey will always be lovingly remembered by her wonderful mommy and daddy, Camille and Scott Lafreniere and big sister, Lauren (27 months) (of Fruitvale); grandparents Cliff and Teresa Thompson (of Trail), and Pat and Patty Lafeniere (of Fruitvale); great-grandparents Don and Marcella Tjader (of Fruitvale), Doreen Thompson (of Trail), Enid Scott (of Trail), and Bert and Lorraine Lafreniere (of Kaslo); Aunty Nicole Thompson and Uncle Craig Speers, cousins Kendle (10), Morgan (7) and Mason (5) (of Trail); Uncle Danny Thompson (of Ottawa) and Uncle Michael Sokalski (of Trail); and Aunty Kate Lafreniere and Uncle Sam Boutin (of Vancouver); and many loving Great Aunts, Great Uncles, Second Cousins, and Friends.
Though our twinkling star was only with us for seven and a half months, her life touched ours in a way that will be felt and remembered by us forever. She was a much loved and loving little baby, the best anyone could have ever hoped and prayed for. Zoey smiled with her entire being and filled our homes with her presence. Her beautiful, smiling blue eyes, cherub cheeks and enchanting giggle will live on forever in our hearts. Our lives are better for her having been a part of them, and our lives will never be the same without her. In her all too brief time with us, she taught us all the importance of family, love, laughter and joy. A piece of our hearts will forever and always belong to Zoey. Twinkle, twinkle, little star …
There is a special angel in heaven
That is a part of us.
It is not where we wanted her
But where god wanted her to be.
She was here but just a moment
Like a night time shooting star.
And though she is in heaven
She isn’t very far.
She touched the hearts of many
Like only an angel can do;
If only we could see her
And once more feel her touch,
But now and then I swear I feel
her presence in my arms
So we send this special message
To the heaven up above;
Please take care of our angel
And send her all our love.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 12:00 noon, 1374 Pine Avenue, Trail BC with Cannon Neil Elliot officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, Zoey’s family request that donations be made in Zoey’s name to the KBRH Health Foundation (Paediatrics Department) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca or to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at 938 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 4H4 or online at www.bcchf.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca