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RAINS – Ashlynn Dawn

August 19, 1991 – August 20, 2009

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved daughter, Ashlynn Dawn Rains, on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the age of 18 years. She leaves to mourn her parents Rob and Val Rains; brothers Mitchell and Brad Rains; her grandparents and extended family; and many friends.

A Celebration of Ashlynn’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Suite 302, 609 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, www.kidscancercare.ab.ca .

In living memory of Ashlynn Rains, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Bob Read and Family :

    Our family wishes to send our sincere sympathies and condolences. We are deeply saddened by your loss and our hearts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

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  2. Ramona Mansilla :

    I have Loved working with her and when I started at work for the first time she welcomed me in. We always got along with each other. We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will cherish the memories of the times we spent together. We are with you during this time of grief.

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  3. I loved spending time with Ashlynn even though I didn’t spend much time with her in recent times…. which I regret. My condolences to the Rains Family.. if there is anything needed please ask.
    forever in my thoughts…. R.I.P

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  4. Diana, Ken, Brittany and Will Reid :

    We wish to express our most sincere sympathies. Our condolences to the family. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time.

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  5. The Allen Family :

    We all send our thoughts and prayers with your family. So very sorry to hear of your loss.

    The Allen Family

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  6. Grandmama and Grandpoo :

    Dear Little Ashylynn – our hearts have broke into a million pieces, each one shedding a tear for losing you. We wish we could take a magic wand and be able to experience your tenderness and kindness for people once again. Your blue eyes brought us pure joy with the love that radiated into our souls and will be with us always. Grandpoo and Grandmama
    Love you beyond infinity. Grandmama and Grandpoo.

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  7. Sarah Williams :

    I am deeply saddened for your loss. She was a great friend but more importantly a great person in general. I am glad to say she was a friend. She will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts during this hard time. Rest in Peace. Always and forever.

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  8. Mike & Mandy Smith :

    We were very sad to hear of the loss of your precious girl, our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. RIP Ashlynn.

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  9. Val & Rob & Family

    Words cannot express my deepest condolences to you and your family. I know that things will never be the same for you, but I pray for some healing for your family. Thinking of you now and always.

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  10. Lori Robinson and family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very sad time. If there is anything we can do for you just let us know.

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  11. The Coutts Family :

    Ashlynn will live on in the hearts of those who loved her. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Forever in our hearts

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  12. Sheryl, Kerry, Brett, Sheridan, Amy, Avery :

    Val, Rob, Mitchell and Brad

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies are with you and your extended families. May you find comfort knowing that you will always have a loving, caring and strong support group around you, now moving forward. May Ashlynn Rest In Peace.

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  13. Elly Strother :

    My heart goes out to Ashlynn’s family. I have great memories of her from doing both SunSeeker camps together as well as some teen camps. I loved our adventures together and I will miss her.

    “Here in the heart of me, that’s where you’ll always be.”

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  14. Amanda, Maria, Travis, & Chase :

    We all loved Ashlynn and saw her as family. She will live on in our lives no matter what. She was an amazing spirit and Friend to all! We are deeply saddened by this and our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ashlynn may you rest in peace and live on thru our hearts

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  15. Krystle Brieger :

    I remember working with Ashlynn for the very first time. She always made me laugh and made our work environment fun and such a great place to be in. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this sad time. But she will live on in our hearts and memories.

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  16. Sydney Brownie :

    Ashlynn was a beautiful strong spirited girl.
    She will be greatly missed.
    My heart goes out to the Rains family.
    May you rest in peace Ashlynn <3

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  17. Sharilin Swain :

    Rest In Peace Ashlynn Dawn Rains. You’ve left us too soon but I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with you, as short as it was. God bless to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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  18. I feel so lucky to have known Ashlynn for the time I did. She was a co-worker, but more importantly a friend. Whenever we worked together we always had so much fun. She would always make me laugh. I’d like to thank Ashlynn for all the good times we had. God bless you, your family, and friends. You will always be remembered.

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  19. Rob, Candy, Krista & Evan Watkinson :

    We have watched our families grow over the years. Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. We are so sorry and extend our deepest condolences to your family

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  20. Christine Wandzura and Ric McIver :

    Val, Rob, Mitchell and Brad:

    Our most sincere condolences to you all. Ashlynn was a complete joy and a wonderful spirit. We both enjoyed her company so much on the motorcycle ride. We pray that her memory will keep you all strong and fill your hearts. We share your profound loss.

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  21. Charlotte Harling-Smith :

    All too soon in life are the people we love taken from us. God needed an angel and Ashlynn was it. My condolences to the Rains family.
    May you rest in peace Ashlynn. Your memory will live on <3

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  22. Eric, Liz, Rebecca, and Stephanie Anhorn :

    We are so very sorry for your loss, Rob, Val, Mitchell, and Brad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you…

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  23. Shannon McGlone :

    Dear Brad,
    I am very sorry for you and your family. May God grant you all peace and comfort.

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  24. Kirsten Van Der Velden :

    My deepest condolences go out to the Rains family. This is a hard loss..
    She was my co-worker at West 49, she was always so fun to be around, always a great person to talk to. She was an awesome person and I’m going to miss her a lot. We all will. We had some good memories. Rest In Peace, Ashylnn.

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  25. I’m so sorry to hear about Ashlynn’s passing. My heart is breaking for you all. I wish that I had kept in better touch with your family. I didn’t really know Ashlynn well from recent years but I will always remember and love the little Ashlynn I took care of years ago. She was like a younger sister to me and I’m sad I’ll never get the chance to get to know the woman she became. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  26. Val – My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your entire family. Although I met Ashlynn less than a year ago, I know she was a wonderful, warm-hearted young woman. I will always remember her bright smile, the friendship she shared with Michael, and the Juno Beach grad trip. May the love and memories you shared with Ashlynn bring you comfort. You and Ashlynn are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  27. Dustin Salisbury :

    Here in the heart of me, thats where you’ll always be.

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  28. Rona Store 286 :

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Ashlynn. Our hearts go out to Mitch and the Rains family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  29. Sharon Vlaar and family :

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathies. If there is anything you need or I can do please let me know.

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  30. My deepest sympathies go out to the Rains family. The memory of Ashlynn will forever live on in our hearts. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of need.

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  31. Terry, Sandy, Zane, Ashley, Krista Nahnybida :

    We send our condolences to Rob, Val and the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. R.I.P. Ashlynn

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  32. Aunt Gay and Uncle John :

    Dear Val, Rob, Michell and Brad.

    Though it has been a while since we saw each other, I hold you and your family in my heart with great love. We are so sorry to hear of Ashlyn Dawn’s passing. We pray for you all and hope that your pain will go away and you will remember Ashlyn as your beautiful daugher, who brought you so much happiness while in your home. She is happy and is in a beautiful place in Heaven with our Heavenly Father and JESUS. They love her greatly and they have called her home to do a special job, which no one else can do.
    We love you very much and wish we could be at her Funeral to let you know that we really care for you all. HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND

    WE REALY LOVE AND CARE FOR YOU.

    Aunt Gaay and Uncle John

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  33. Kelsey & Diane Carruthers :

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ashlynn. I will always cherish the fun and crazy rides I gave Ashlynn and her Juno team mates for the volleyball games.

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  34. Dear Val, Rob, Mitchell and Brad – I am so very sorry for your loss of a beautiful daughter and sister. May sweet memories of dear Ashlynn give you strength during this very difficult time. Know that she loved you with all her heart. Val, you and yours are in my prayers.

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  35. Val, Rob, Mitchell and Brad;
    It is with great sadness that we share the loss of your daughter and our friend Ashlynn. Ashlynn was a wonderful girl with a warm heart and generous spirit. Through our times together we shared many stories of hope and goals for the future.

    She will truly be missed.

    Mike, Tracey and the KCCFA camp team.

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  36. Sharon and Tim Young, Marion Greene :

    Dear Rob, Val, Mitch and Brad
    We send our love and prayers. She was so kind to us as you all have been.
    Our hearts go out to you.

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  37. Virginia, Mike Maceio, Patrick, Chase, Gryphen and Raven Wilhelm :

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you. It is a sad and hard time. We are here for you.

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  38. Tileena, Tyler and Chelsea Courier :

    Words can not express the sadness we feel for you with the loss of Ashlynn, she was like a sister to Tyler and Chelsea. Such a beautiful, loving girl with such sunshine in her eyes! Val, Rob, Mitch and Brad please take comfort in those around you, we are always here for you if you need anything at all please call..lots of love always!

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  39. Ariel Garcia, Mercedes and Ariel Jr :

    Brother Rob, Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved daughter

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  40. Jack and Bonnie Rooksby :

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Rains family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

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  41. Dear Rains Family,
    My deepest sympathy during this trying time. I’ll never forget Ashlynn. She was a great student. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Lisa Roth

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  42. My sorrows for your loss of a beautiful girl at such a promising age.

    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
    and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that
    which has been your delight.
    ~Kahlil Gibran

    She will always be a delight to those who knew her.

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  43. Azraa Hajee, and family :

    Our love and prayers to you during this time. Ashlynn will be greatly missed, she was loved by many. She will always remain in our hearts

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  44. Tyler Courier :

    My heart and love will be with Ashlynn and The Rains family always. All of you have taken me in with open arms and made me family, and as such I will always return that kindness. will always miss that Spark that she showed in everything she did and how she made every one feel when around her. You will be greatly missed love.

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  45. Frank Thistle :

    Brother Rob and family:
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter Ashlynn. Our prayers are with you all.

    Frank and Audrey Thistle

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  46. Shannon Bill (Dunlop) :

    Dear Val, Rob, Brad and Mitchell,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember what a privilege it was to teach such a kind hearted student (and you too Bradley!) May the love of those around you give you strength through this difficult time.

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  47. Joe Galloway and Family :

    Brother Rob and family,
    Deepest condolences for the loss of your daughter.

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  48. Corrina McKinlay :

    To the Rains family, I am very sorry for the loss of Ashlynn. She was a very beautiful girl. I did not know her well but my son talked fondly of her. I know from what Mitch has told me she was a very kind loving person. You are in my thoughts. Remeber all the good times and always know she will always be there watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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  49. LouAnne and family :

    Dearest Val, Rob, Mitchell and Brad,
    My heart is heavy today with the knowledge of Ashlynn’s sudden passing….she was just this little bit of a thing with long dark hair, standing there hugging your leg, Val, on that first day when met at Village Square, waiting for Mitchell and Steven to start preschool…..then she was so grown up in her beautiful grad pictures that you showed me the last time we had coffee together…..it’s obvious she was noticed and needed for far greater things…things we cannot understand right now. Val, please know that Ashlynn and you and Rob and the boys are in my heart and in my thoughts and prayers always……Love, Lou xxoo

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  50. Heather McWilliams :

    I am sending you love with all of my heart. You don’t know me. I can only imagine how you are dealing with this. I wish you peace. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you. xxxx

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  51. Destin Running Rabbit :

    It was sad and very sudden to me that you have left this world and hope peace and guidance to your traveling spirit.
    in respect to that i will chop a piece of my hair off and burn it.
    Hopefully one day in the spirit world i will meet you and we’ll have another warming conversation.
    Peace, Love and Vision to the Rains family.

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  52. A moment doesn’t go by that you aren’t apart of what I am… I remember how frustrated your poor mom would get when you would cook and you did it like me..
    This just one of few memories that connect me with you, I look at your brothers and see you. I feel you with me sometimes, and the sadness of not being able to reach out and hold you makes my heart feel such an emptiness that only then do I fully realize that until we meet way up in the arms of eternity that the memories of you are all the more precious to me. I would never give up the wonderful memories of you that I have been able to share with you, your twinkle in your eyes when you laughed, the soft tone in your voice when you would talk about your mom and dad and how no matter where you are your love touches them each day and keeps you close. Love you miss you my beautiful grand daughter. grandma

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  53. Tari Hendrie :

    Thinking of you today touching your photo walked past,, wishing more than ever that you were here with us..

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