Adaura Rejean Cayford
Forever our shooting star!
It is with great sadness that we announce that Adaura Rejean Cayford took her last breath at 11:55 p.m. on July 1, in the arms of her Mom and Dad, surrounded by the love of her family. Adaura was born early in the morning on Monday, July 26, 2010, the youngest of Richard and Isabelle Cayford's daughters - the A Team - Angelina, Anabel, Alexandra and Adaura. Right from the beginning Adaura was Daddy’s little girl, his partner in “crime”, and Mommy’s little footsteps! Adaura was adored by Grandpa Arthur and Grandma Daphne Cayford, Papie Réjean Boivin and Mamie Gisèle Couture, Auntie Janet Cayford, big cousin Kelly Cayford, Uncle Bruce Cayford and Auntie Brandy Patterson, Auntie Saunya Boivin and Uncle Guy Lemieux and her Québec cousin Lydia Lemieux Boivin, and her great aunts and uncles and their families. Adaura had a forever friend in her cousin Lily, was so proud to be a big cousin to Owen, and deeply touched the heart of cousin Kelly's partner Henry Thriscutt.
Adaura touched many hearts, and was even a teacher to some, during her time at Totem Preschool and École Central Elementary. Adaura will never be forgotten by her very best friends Rhyden Gunn and Natalya and Brianne Andrew and will always be a little sister to Emily Ruehl. Adaura danced and competed with her sisters Angelina and Alexandra with Danielle Fox at Studio to Stage, and was a force to be reckoned with on the soccer field. Adaura loved their family dog Whiskey and was Mommy to her very own Daschund who she named Oreo. Adaura loved the colour purple, watching movies, playing soccer, dancing in the kitchen, Sunday morning pancakes, swimming at the beach, and adventures with her family. Most of all Adaura loved her family and was the thoughtful, caring glue that held them together and will continue to keep them close with her amazing spirit.
Adaura was diagnosed with DIPG, an incurable brain cancer, in August 2019 and fought a long hard 11 months against this devastating cancer. A virtual Celebration of Life has been planned for Saturday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m. with a Vehicle Parade to follow from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adaura's entire family is eternally grateful to everyone in the Fort St. John and Armstrong communities, and beyond, who offered their time, donations, love, support, thoughts, and prayers to help them through this incredibly difficult time. Adaura’s favourite colour is dark purple so everyone is encouraged to wear purple and join her family to celebrate Adaura's beautiful happy life and the impact she made in bringing so many people together. Those attending a Celebration of Life location in person will be welcomed to approach Adaura's urn to say goodbye or lay their own flower or memento. In lieu of flowers, donations to support the family in covering expenses to celebrate Adaura's life would be appreciated (etransfers may be sent to email@example.com). All remaining funds will be used to begin charitable work in Adaura's name.
Virtual Celebration of Life - Saturday, July 11
The livestream of the Virtual Celebration of Life will be streamed from the Adaura's Brave Fight Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Adauras-Brave-Fight-101585464581037- if you do not have a Facebook account, simply click 'Not Now' in the login pop-up window to close the pop-up and to access the livestream.
12:30 p.m. Photo Slideshow Begins
1:00 p.m. Celebration of Life Begins*
* Please Note: Some of the songs played at the Church may not be available for broadcast over the live-stream feed because of copyright issues; other music may be added to the feed in its place.
Program and Order of Service for Adaura Cayford's Celebration of Life (link PDF document here)
Social Distancing Vehicle Parade
Please leave your location between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and travel to The Shepherd's Inn (Mile 72), where members of the Cayford Family will be glad to see you and wave as you drive by - please no stopping to ensure physical distancing regulations are followed. Please follow all other regulations.
Cards and remembrances may be dropped off or mailed to The Canadian Grind 9315 100 Ave, Fort St John, BC V1J 1X8
"Celebrate her life every day, that is the best way to say goodbye." Isabelle Cayford
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