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GIKAS-SCHMITZ, Melania Agnes

January 31, 2007 – January 16, 2012

Melania Agnes Gikas-Schmitz of Calgary passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the age of 4 years, just shy of her 5th birthday.

Our sweet angel has been sick for a long time; she was one tough cookie and the light of our lives. Our Precious Pooky is no longer in our arms but will forever be remembered in our hearts for her amazing spirit, for all her glorious smiles and for the unconditional love that she gave to anyone who was fortunate enough to have come in contact with her. This little angel was so loved that she was blessed with three moms and two dads. Her life was not too short and not too long but just right for our little bug.

Melania is survived by her Mom and Dad Nicole Gikas and Tyler Schmitz; big brother Kristos (kiki); twin sister Evthoxcia (Cia Bia); and her baby sister Alexandra (Bean). She is also survived and treasured by her Grammy (mom) and Grandpa (dad) Sherri and Dimitrios Gikas; and by her Thea Lexi (mom) Gikas. Melly bear is also survived by her papa and nana Clint and Michelle Schmitz; Uncles: Mike (Niki) Gikas, George (Keera) Gikas, and Brandon Schmitz; Aunts: Leah Paulucci, Breena & Terri Schmitz; great-grandparents, Ben & Liz Lomheim and Velma Schmitz & Linda Lucy; cousins, Kristina, Dimitrios, Coleton, Chayson, Chloe and Isabella Gikas, Shane, Paige and Rave Schmitz; as well as many great uncles, aunts and cousins.

Melania was predeceased by her great-grandmothers, Agnes Lomheim and Alexandra Gikas; great-grandfathers, George Gikas, Alexander Schmitz and Andre Vinck; great-cousin Melanie Lomheim; as well as her great-great-grandparents, aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Melania’s Life will be held at Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church (3020 – 51 Street S.W.) on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Melania’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Melania Gikas-Schmitz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Sherri and family,

    Deepest sympathies to you all. May your memories of Little Peanut provide comfort in the days ahead.

    Lisa, Jake and Luke Holz

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  2. Shauna Rivait :

    That little Angel was welcomed home with open arms! It is heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers go out to you all as you miss her so much it hurts … prayers for comfort during this tough time. A big hug to you Sherri, love Shauna

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  3. Melania was a true fighter. She made everything else look so easy. In her short life she had enough love for a lifetime. I am so sorry for your Loss.

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  4. Carolyn Gorill :

    Sherri and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Melania. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

    Carolyn Gorrill

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  5. Eileen Stewart :

    I am so sorry to hear about Melania, but know that she is with God. My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow, and special prayers for Sherri and Nicole.

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  6. Marla MacGregor :

    So sorry to hear about our little sweetheart, Melania. Those of you who cared for her made her 5 short years as happy as possible. Thank you for all you have done for her.

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  7. I can’t imagine the heartbreak you are all feeling at losing someone so young. My heart is with you and hope that you find solace somehow in cherishing her memory.

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  8. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Melania, but rejoice that she is now safe and happy in the arms of Jesus.

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