Lauren Olivia passed peacefully surrounded by family on Monday afternoon at 3pm.
Both the visitation and the funeral are open to anyone who would like to attend. In memory of Lauren it would be nice (of course not required) if you could wear something lavender, pink or purple, even if it’s only an accessory.
Visitation will be Friday April 24 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at Collins Clarke Funeral home (222 Autoroute 20, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 3X6)
Lauren’s funeral will be held on Saturday April 25th at 11:30am at St Edmund of Canterbury Church (105 BEACONSFIELD BOUL, Beaconsfield, QC).
If you would like to send something In lieu of flowers you may send us a financial gift through Paypal, the funds will go to help with final expenses and to set up the Lauren Olivia Memorial Fund – helping support other families who are also struggling with a sick child and fund Leukodystrophy research.
Donations can be made using the paypal link below, or through the tilt campaign that Lauren’s Mommy’s friends had started. (Thanks Chic Mamas!)
This has been the most difficult week of our lives, our daughter was our heart and soul, the sense of loneliness is incredible. Everyone’s kind words, posts and support has helped to comfort us. I can’t describe the feeling I had the morning after our daughters passing when I opened up Facebook to see Lauren had taken over my entire newsfeed. So many had shared stories and pictures about our princess – our hearts were warmed. On Lauren’s page there are still countless messages waiting for us – I can’t help but feel blessed and overwhelmingly touched by the impact our baby girl has had on others and their lives.
Buddy hasn’t been quite the same since Lauren is gone, he is constantly searching the house for his best friend and sister. I used to cry when Lauren was alive at moments when her disease overwhelmed me, Buddy had always seemed used to and indifferent of those moments, now when I cry I find him jumping into my lap trying to kiss me to ease the pain. It’s truly remarkable.