Paige Alexandra Whitelaw
December 6th, 1995 – March 6th, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden death of our “Bright Shining Star” Paige. She has lit up all our lives from the day she was born and until her passing. Words will never begin to express the loss that her loving family and friends are feeling at this time. Paige was a unique, vibrant, feisty redheaded caring person. Her zest for life was felt by everyone who knew her. Whatever task she set out to do in life was done with organization, enthusiasm and the knowledge that she would get the job done no matter what it took.
She was a gifted athlete whose greatest passion was playing hockey. She was on the student council in High School, was a Youth Volunteer at the Chemainus Health Care Center and also volunteered in many other places in the community. If you needed the job done you called on Paige. As all the people who worked with her at the Chemainus Health Care auxiliary Thrift Shop will attest to.
She was in her final year of college in Kelowna and was looking forward to having a career as a Therapist Assistant. This is where she met Carlee DeBoer who she became inseparable friends from the minute they met two years ago. Tragically, Carlee was also taken from us that day.
Paige always set her sights high and rarely didn’t achieve what she set out to do. Her beautiful smile lit up any room she entered and it will always stay with us in our hearts.
Paige was predeceased by her Grandpa, Rodney Hinchsliff and Grandparents Jim and Colleen Whitelaw. Left to mourn her is her loving family, parents Ernie and Nadine Whitelaw, sister Nicole, Grandparents – Marie Hinchsliff/Dave Halme, Aunts and Uncles – Charlene (Bill) Godkin, Daryl (Diane) Hinchsliff, Rob (Megan) Whitelaw, Christine (Malcom) MacGregor, Suzanne (Gary) Urton and many cousins and all her many classmates and family friends, too many to name individually.
A celebration of life will be held on March 19th at 1:00 pm at the Chemainus Secondary School.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Paige’s memory to a Trust Fund being set up at the Coastal Community Credit Union in Chemainus for a bursary to be given at the Chemainus Secondary School or a donation can be made to the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary. There is also a memorial fund setup
online @ www.gofundme.com
under Paige Whitelaw Memorial Fund.