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OBLIGACION, Vanessa Rae

February 25, 1992 – Calgary, Alberta
September 19, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Vanessa Rae Obligacion of Calgary passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 22 years.

Vanessa is survived by her beloved parents, Ramon and Victoria Obligacion; three sisters, Kimberly (Jerome) Burdick, Cheyenne Obligacion and Kyra Obligacion; a nephew Harrison Burdick; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Rodolfo and Virginia Obligacion and Florentino and Clotilde Brillantes.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our sincere thanks to all practitioners and staff of Foothills Medical Centre, ICU-A.

In living memory of Vanessa Obligacion, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, ABT2S 2L5 Telephone 403-241-0044.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Vanessa was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. I feel very lucky to have attended Bow Valley College with her, she made every class enjoyable. Her infectious smile will continue to shine bright in the memories.
    My deepest most sincere condolences.

    -Taryn

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  2. I had the pleasure of being your daughters nurse at the Stollery Childrens Hospital during the year she spent there waiting for her new heart. Her courage, strength and spirit were something I admired from the moment I met her. She got that courage and unwavering strength from her parents who were by her side every moment of every day. It’s been 9 years since I cared for Vanessa, but I think of her often and hearing of her passing is devastating to say the least. I hope you know that Vanessa helped shape me into the nurse I am today. Her life impacted mine in ways she will never know. Your daughter touched so many lives, and she took a little piece of all our hearts the day she left.
    My thoughts, prayers and love are with your family during this incredibly difficult time…

    Pam.

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  3. My deepest love and condolences to the Obligacion family. You are in my heart and in my thoughts. I am so beyond sorry for this tragic loss.

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  4. Mon, Vic and family, our most sincere and heartfelt condolences in the passing of your loving daughter Vanessa. No words can take away the pain but rest assured she is now resting peacefully, no more pain nor suffering. May the loving memories she left behind will forever serve you peace. You will be in our prayers. Vanessa R.I.P in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  5. Courtney Belanger :

    I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to your family. I was a nurse at the Stollery and met your beautiful daughter. I remember her lovely smile and infectious personality.

    May you find some comfort in this terrible time.

    Thinking of you all.

    Courtney

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  6. Jean Brillantes :

    “The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.” +++

    Our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family…

    From: Jean Brillantes & Family

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  7. Mariano & Elizabeth Brillantes and Family :

    May you Rest In Peace And may the Perpetual light shine upon you Vanessa!
    Condolences to the bereaved family!

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  8. Tito Joey, Tita Chuchay, Zasha, Nikko, Dom & Grant :

    Thank you Nessa for bringing joy into our life. I know that you were in a happy place and in God’s loving care. Hugs and kisses to pang and mang.

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

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  9. Renz Vincent Brillantes :

    May you Rest In Peace my dear cousin. My prayers for your eternal rest Ate Vanessa +

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  10. Elizabeth F. Brillantes :

    Our prayers for your eternal repose and may you rest in peace.

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  11. Marc Ellison F. Brillantes :

    My prayers for you cousin and may you rest in peace.

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  12. Pareng Ramon ,Vicky , K.C, Cheyenne and Kyra
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, with our deepest sympathy

    Ted, Juliet, Nicole, Matt and Brandy Pilapil

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  13. Our Condolences to you all
    Our Deep Sympathies. May the Almighty give you all strength and courage
    to continue this sudden loss.
    Love and God Bless you all
    Dody & Michael

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  14. Chet Brillantes :

    My deepest condolences to Obligacion family. May all of you be strong despite this loss. She’s now an angel to us..

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  15. Freddie and Cora Garrido :

    Our deepest most sincere sympathy during this time of sorrow to you and your family. No bond in closer union knits to human hearts than fellowship in grief. Although no words of sympathy can ease the loss you bear,still may you find some comfort knowing others truly care. My kids Alfredo and family,Maricor and Jay is also extending their sincere sympathy.

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  16. Josephine Valenciano :

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to my brother Ramon, my sister in law, Vicki and nieces…. Kimberly (Jerome husband), Cheyenne, and Kyra.
    Vanessa my beautiful niece, you’ll be sadly missed by all of us. We know that you’re in a far better place than us, no more pains and no more sufferings. Eternal rest grant upon you and let Perpetual Light Shine Upon You. I love you.

    With love and prayer.

    Tita Josie

    OBLIGACIO VALENCIANO

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  17. I am so very sorry to hear about Vanessa’s passing. I was one of her nurses at the Stollery in Edmonton while she was waiting for her heart. She was such a beautiful girl both inside and out. My condolences to all of you….

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  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your child Ramon and Victoria . May our Heavenly Father comfort you at your time of need AMEN.

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  19. Noel Jerome Noel :

    It is so sad to have missed a wonderful teacher and mentor in piano. Vanessa was the teacher of my son Benjie Noel for 4 years in RS Music Creekside. Benjie had improved a lot because of her help. She was so patient with Benjie and very supportive in developing Benjie’s piano skills. Our family missed her a lot.

    Thank you Vanessa for those wonderful years you shared with us and our son Benjie. May God grant you a wonderful place in heaven. Benjie missed you a lot.

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  20. Craig and Macarina Ford :

    Vanessa Rae will be missed so much, in our heart’s and in our mind’s she will always be here. Her smile is like an angel that you will never forget. Her courage gave a very good model not only for younger kids but also for every one of us. Her strength gave support to every individual that surrounded her. Her warm heart touched our soul where ever we went. I love you Vanessa Rae for giving me a smile in my face every time you visited me at work. I will never ever forget those times. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Vanessa Rae Obligacion. Love and God Bless you all. Craig and Macarina Ford

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  21. I am so grateful to have shared a small part of Vanessa’s life. I helped take care of Vanessa at the Stollery when she was waiting for her heart. I still have a letter Vanessa wrote entitled “Vanessa’s Wish”. I have so many beautiful memories of Vanessa, her infectious smile and positive attitude would always light up a room. Vanessa was a pillar of strength to so many children during her time at the Stollery. Her room was always open to all…whether it was Karaoke night or simply staff and patients needing a retreat. Her wonderful parents Vicki and Ramone were always by her side and made you feel like you were a part of the family. I learned so much from Obligacion family and tried to instill the same values they used with my family. I am a better person for knowing you Vanessa. You will be missed but never forgotton. Vicki and Ramone, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. I pray that you find strength during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

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  22. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I send condolences to Vanessa’s parents, siblings, extended family & friends. I too had the privilege & honor of being one of Vanessa’s nurses at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic for many years. I watched Vanessa grow from an adorable child into a beautiful young woman. Vanessa had a beautiful spirit with a contagious smile. I can not remember a time when Vanessa did not make me smile or laugh no matter how she was feeling or what was going on. She taught me the true meaning of courage, strength & perseverance. Vanessa was a true gift to all that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

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  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Obligacion family. Our deepest condolences. Nessa may you rest in peace.

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  24. Suzanne Chattargoon :

    Hi,
    I am so sorry and sad to hear this news of your precious/perfect sweet Vanessa.
    I feel that having her as a patient and you as her parents, truely changed me as a nurse. I have always held a very special place in my heart for not only Vanessa, but for your entire family.
    I’m sorry for your loss and pray you will find strength and love from each other. We know she is in a much better place now, and she is watching and smiling down from above.
    Love you all, and all my thoughts and prayers with you.
    Suzanne Baker (now Chattargoon)

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  25. I am so very sorry to hear about Vanessa. It was a privilege to be one of her nurses when she was at the Stollery and have never forgotten her. I’ll never forget the times singing on the karaoke machine or the night I discovered her sister (who was staying the night with her) was grinding her teeth at night. My nephew also was at the hospital during her stay with his own heart struggles and my own family got to know her and her family during that time and we still bring her up every once in a while. She was sure a bright light in this world and I was blessed to have met her. My heart goes out to all her family, and my prayers are with you. The world was blessed to have known her for such a brief time and will be truly missed
    Dean McQuay (RN/Stollery Childrens Hospital.

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  26. Em and MJ Garcia :

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy to the whole family of Vanessa. May God send more angels to comfort you in your grief and grant you peace in this very sorrowful time. Prayers promised from the Garcia Family.

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  27. Odette & Annie Valencia :

    Our deepest condolences to the Obligacion Family.
    May your beloved Vanessa rest in peace.

    God Bless You.

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  28. Vanessa was such a wonderful person and I am so blessed that I went to the same college with her (BVC College). No matter how busy she seemed, she always had the time to sit down and chat not only with close friends, but with classmates too. I never heard her complain about anything but always says, she will be fine whether about school or life itself. I know that she is in a better place and at rest. I miss you Vanessa and you will always have a place in my heart. RIP.

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  29. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be sadly missed, but her memories are all in your hearts. We know she is now in heaven with or LORD.
    Our condolences to the Obligacion Family.

    Mel & Lisa Lopez

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  30. Kelly Folk (Renfrew Chrysler) :

    Ramon and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Having lost a child as well, I truly feel your pain

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  31. My condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you.

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  32. Joey Calvelo and family :

    Condolence to Obligacion Family…R.I.P Vanessa…from Calvelo Family…

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  33. Brillantes-Mendoza Family :

    So sad to hear the news..may you rest in peace my dear cousin…our prayers for you…..

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  34. LaToya Wilson :

    Dearest Kim and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Much love.

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  35. Stephanie Balko (Vermeulen) :

    Dear Ramone and family,
    I cared for Vanessa at the Stollery when she was awaiting her heart transplant. One of my fondest memories was accompanying your family to the Olive Garden. It was a real privilege watching her outside the hospital enjoying a great meal with her family! I just found out about Vanessa’s passing. I am so profoundly sorry for your loss. I’ve thought about her frequently over the years – Justin and I actually visited Lourdes in her honour on our honeymoon (2008). She was such a special girl and so incredibly loved by so many people. I also see that she was in nursing school. What a perfect fit for her. I hope God has given you strength to help get though this difficult time.

    Much love to your family.
    Steph

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