Posted: September 19th, 2013

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, Paige Darrell Ann Moench. Our beautiful little Paige gathered her last thoughts and memories, put on her tiny wings and left this earth peacefully on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:42 in the morning with her Mommy, Daddy and big brother Easton right at her side.

She went to heaven at the age of 22 months.  Paige was born a healthy, smiley baby on October 3, 2011.  She was best described as an “easy baby”, she ate well, slept well and played every moment she wasn’t doing either of those. In her sixteen months of life prior to her leukemia diagnosis, Paige lived a full life. She was able to experience family vacations to southern California and Maui in 2012. She played aboard a whale watching tour and strolled the beaches at sunset. She loved playing with other kids, going to the park, and boating on Okanagan Lake with her family. She was a girly girl and loved sporting her tutu on her first birthday, was attracted to sparkly things, but also loved to roll around in the sand.  Paige was full of LIGHT, LOVE and HAPPINESS. She smiled and laughed easily, was moved by music, hugged with all her might and loved to play with her big brother Easton. Paige taught everyone around her to find joy in the simple things. She will be remembered for her love of long walks, reading books and tracing hands. She was an expert at blowing bubbles, making impeccable animal sounds and hosting the finest of tea parties.  Above all she was happy.   She was so very, very special And was so from the start We held her in our arms But mainly in our hearts And like a single drop of rain That on still waters fall Her life did ripples make And touched the lives of all She’s gone to play with angels In heaven up above We keep our special memories And treasure them with love Although our darling Paige Was with us just a while She’ll live on in our hearts With a sweet remembered smile   The support of our family, friends and community over the last 6 months enabled us to spend every moment possible with our baby girl while she fought leukemia. She was brave and so extraordinarily strong through all that she had to endure; her strength inspired us, and everyone around us.  We would like to thank B.C. Children’s Hospital, oncology staff as well as the loving care providers at Canucks Place Children’s Hospice where Paige lived out the last of her days in comfort.  Paige leaves to mourn her mother Natelle Moench (grandparents Kimberly Wallan and the late Darrell Sawchuk), her father Chris Moench (grandparents Bonnie and Gerald Moench) and devoted big brother Easton (4 years old). She will be missed by family and friends near and far.  A celebration of Paige’s precious life will be held on Saturday August 24th 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna. Light snacks and refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canucks Place Children’s Hospice in honour of Paige.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.  

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