It is with extreme sadness that we announce that our little Angel, Lael, passed away peacefully at home in the arm’s of her parents May and Jeff on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 after a long and couragous battle with cancer, at the age of 10 years.
Lael was born in Vancouver on November 10, 1997, and moved with her family to Calgary in 2003. She was the happiest child you could possibly imagine, hardly a minute went by without Lael having a smile on her face. Her battle with cancer never took that beautiful smile away. Lael was so brave and such a fighter that not once did she ever complain about treatments or the pain. The hospital staff was always amazed at how nothing seemed to faze her. When we arrived in Calgary Lael chose to go to Webber Academy because she loved their uniforms and friendly atmosphere. It was the perfect choice as Lael met great friends and had the most wonderful teachers. Her favourite part of school was recess as that was when she could play with her friends and make new ones. She had just the greatest sense of humour. One time when her mom and dad were having a discussion her dad said jokingly to Lael “I’m smarter than your mother, right?” Lael replied without missing a beat “I’m even smarter than you dad.” Lael’s favourite thing in the whole world was all the time we spent together as a family and having our “family hugs” which occurred daily. She was always so concerned about how others felt and never wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings. Even stuffies that she received as gifts she made sure that she played with all of them so they would not feel neglected. A while ago Lael thought one day she would like to become an artist, however after spending so much time at the hospital she decided that she wanted to become an Oncology research doctor. Our little Angel Lael is in heaven now where she can do or be anything she wants.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, designated to the Oncology Unit, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8. The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital for the tremendous love and care Lael received.
In living memory of Lael Black, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences