Lauren’s Funeral Details

16 Apr


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.


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.


9 Responses to “Lauren’s Funeral Details”

  1. Heeckhout April 16, 2015 at 2:01 PM #

    Nos sincères condoléances beaucoup de pensée de nous

  2. claudette simponeau April 16, 2015 at 2:02 PM #

    Oui,repose en paix ma belle et courage aux parents ,je suis désolé à cette heure et date j,étais sur la table d’opération et je ne savais pas

  3. repose en paix jolie princesse April 16, 2015 at 2:17 PM #

    Repose en paix petite princesse , que dieu t’accueille en sa demeure , tu as gagné tes ailes d’ange , tu vas pouvoir veiller maman et papa ainsi que ta petite sœur ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. Olimpia Antenucci April 16, 2015 at 6:38 PM #

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss, we are with you in this time of sorrow, she flew to heaven like an angel, LAUREN will be forever in your hearts and for eternity in GOD’ s arms. Accept our condolence.

    Albino and Olimpia Antenucci

  5. William April 16, 2015 at 9:45 PM #

    Our Sincere Condolences from our family to yours. We had the pleasure of meeting her and my kids will always remember the time spent with your little angel. Our kids have a special place in their hearts for Lauren. Thank you for sharing your family moments with us.

    William, Melanie, Zachary, Annabel and Juliet

  6. Mélissa April 18, 2015 at 11:11 AM #

    Respose en paix ma belle princesse… veille sur tes parents du haut de ton petit nuage… Tu vas beaucoup nous manquer 😥 xxxx

  7. Anita Capri Mcq April 20, 2015 at 6:08 PM #

    Lauren’s pictures are certainly beautiful and they capture the love of her family . Words seem difficult at a time like this. Steven and Amanda, please know how much we are thinking of you!

    Anita, Wayne, Brandon and Luke

  8. Andrew, Mairead & Declan Streeter April 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM #

    Steven and Amanda, we are friends of Marlena’s and have followed along on Lauren’s incredible life journey, inspired at every moment, by her beauty, her spirit and your strength, dedication, unconditional love and faith. You should be so very proud of the way in which your precious daughter has touched the lives of so many people far and wide. You have given each other so much. What gifted parents you are.

    “The Chosen Ones”

    I had a dream the other night, it came to me so clear. I stood before the throne of God, afraid to come too near. God said to me, “I hear your prayers, there are answers you can’t find. I brought you here to talk to me and help to ease your mind.” I said, “well, yes, God, I am upset about my special one. This punishment is awfully harsh, whatever have I done?” God looked at me and shook his head, He said, “My Dear, you’ve got it wrong. I sent this special child to you because you are so strong. I searched and searched to try and find someone with a love so rare. Parents so unselfish they could give her that special care. I try to save my special gifts, like those you’re speaking of, for a special kind of parents I call “The Chosen Ones”. Of all the ones to choose from, I know I’ve got it done…parents who deserve my BEST, an honour you have won.” -Unknown

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing the gift of Lauren with us. She is forever in our hearts.

    Andrew, Mairead & Declan Streeter

  9. Vincent Rossi April 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM #

    Thank you very much for sharing the beautiful pictures. They are perfect & capture the love of your time with Lauren. We are thinking of you in this difficult time, you’re in our hearts.

    Vince, Laura & Jillian Rossi

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