Robin Ida Ashley Ryce (Robbie)
June 30, 1987 – December 6, 2014
It is with broken hearts and unbearable sadness we must announce that our irreplaceable Robbie has proudly earned her wings and made her way to Heaven after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She peacefully left us early in the afternoon surrounded by her loving parents, adoring sisters & brother-in-law, beloved nieces, nephew, Aunt Cheryl, cousin Emily and her one true love Derek.
An Extraordinary person is an ordinary person with an extraordinary commitment. Our Robbie was committed to living, but not just living – living in kindness and love. Robin was born in the Cowichan Valley and raised in Saltair. She is a proud Graduate of Ladysmith Secondary School and was eager and excited to develop her career in the Insurance Industry.
In her short but meaningful time here with us, Robin has left a legacy of kindness, compassion, generosity, selflessness & love. Even though she is no longer here, her presence is always with us. We will feel her, hear her and see her in everything. Over these past few days, weeks and months we have had overwhelming amounts of love and support from her family, friends and community. We are forever grateful our beautiful angel was able to be uplifted by the outpouring of unconditional love and support and be comforted by her community’s arms tightly wrapped around her as she took flight. She touched more hearts than even she knew. We always love you Robbie.
Robin is survived by her parents Richard and April Ryce, her sisters Tracy Berrow (Don), Jessica de Courtney (Ron), her nieces and nephews Mariah, Elijah, Jaidah, Lainah, Anabella, Brody, Jaiden and Jax, her one true love Derek Vioen, her eternal best friends Brittany Wilkes (Steve) and Emily Faught (Clayton), numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and extended family, an endless list of close friends and her most beloved fur babies Mia, Milo and Millie and Chico in heaven.
On behalf of the family we would like to thank all of the Doctors, Nurses and health care providers and support staff who made Robbie feel so loved along the way.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at New Life Baptist Church (1839 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan BC) from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Christmas ornaments were placed on a beautiful memory tree being created in Robbie’s honor. It is Robin’s wish to help others on her same journey, donations can be made to the new foundation being created in her name, RobbiesPresence@gmail.com
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