Shared Memories: Book of Condolences

July 12, 2006

Caia and I were friends from grade school through high school. She was a unique, loving person who brought me into her family and was always able to make me laugh. I will remember Caia and I playing soccer together, sleepovers at her house, her cat Hermy and trips to Sandbanks. Even though I haven't been in touch with Caia in years I will miss her. My thoughts go out to her mom and her brother Sean.

Kirsten Stevenson (Woodstock, ON )
kirstensam at yahoo dot ca

July 9, 2006

June and Sean, please accept our deepest sympathy for Caia's passing. We have many fond memories of Caia as a child growing up in Blackburn Hamlet. She was an intelligent beautiful person and her memory will remain in our heart for years to come.

Susan & Aaron Shea (Ottawa & London, ON )

July 6, 2006

I was deeply saddened to hear of Caia's passing. She was such a lovely young woman with great courage. I will miss her delightful sense of humour and her charming laugh.

Deepest condolences to her entire family.

Joe Hall (Toronto, ON )

July 4, 2006

I'm saddened by the loss.

She was a beautiful child and most certainly developed into a wonderful woman.

Pierre Leduc (Ottawa, ON )

July 3, 2006

We were very sad to hear of Caia's passing. Even though we thought we were prepared to hear the news, it still struck us harder than expected. But I know that she would hate for us to dwell on the sadness, and would much rather us focus on the good times. I only wish we could have seen her more in the years after she left the area and returned to Canada. But we did get to visit a couple of times and shared many good times, laughs, and even some serious, deep, conversations via email over the years.

In fact, we were just laughing over a Caia memory that comes up everytime we get together with our friends, and it made me think that us laughing over a story we've all told and retold and retold again would have made Caia happy, and she would have been right there retelling it again and laughing right along with us.

Rest in Peace, Caia. You'll be sorely missed, and fondly remembered by all of us.

Mark, Amy, and Cole Proper (Harrisburg, PA )

Our thoughts are with June and Sean. Caia will be truly missed. The Miller Family has always been an inspiration to the community. Caia's memory will never be forgotten. Our family sends our condolences to the Miller family.

Love Matt, Carol, Misty, Kyle, Katie, Steven and Matthew Jr.
Matthew Shea (Alfred, ON )
shcar358 at aol dot com

July 1, 2006

We were saddened to learn of Caia's passing. We (Sean and Marjorie and our mother Carol) remember her and Sean and June and David well from when we lived down the street from you in Blackburn Hamlet more than 20 years ago, and fondly recall how welcome we felt in your home. Our best wishes go out to you and your family in this time of grief.

Sean Silcoff (Montreal, QC )
sean dot silcoff at sympatico dot ca

I babysat Caia and Sean when they were young. I remember them as bright children. My Mom keeps me up to date with all their accomplishments. My deapest condolences Mrs Miller and Sean.

Pat McGarry (née Mattocks) (Barrie, ON )

June 30, 2006

Though I spoke with Caia only a few times, I will forever remember the easy smiles and bright conversation we had. She was a lovely and congenial woman, who was much loved.

My sincerest condolences go out to your whole family for your loss.

Melissa Daily (Pittsburgh, PA )
mellifera at hotmail dot com

A joyous young woman who brought happiness with her. We are always here for you.

Dannie and Bill Horne (Ottawa, ON )
wghorne at rogers dot com

We send our sincerest condolences to June and Sean and also to all Caia's many friends.

We remember her lovely spirit with fond affection. She will be greatly missed.

Felicity and Olivia Hall (Toronto, ON )

Words cannot express how truly amazing I think Caia was or how much I will miss her friendship. She will remain in my heart forever. Please accept my deepest sympathies. - Mark (aka "Petrillo")

June 29, 2006

I don't even know where to begin. Caia was such a special and unique person. People think of her unique intelligence, wit and beauty. And that is all true. But i also find myself thinking about her kindness, her unselfishness and the way she cared so much about others.

I think about playing cards with her. She was so good at cards. But, then she was always so worried about the other players. She wanted everyone to win. She wanted everyone to be happy. That pretty much sums Caia up. She always wanted everyone to be happy.

I am blessed to have been her friend. I feel I am a better person because of it. I will miss her.

Bernie Martinelli (Mechanicsburg, PA )

I am very saddened to hear about the death of such a wonderful young women who gave so much joy to the people around her. In our dance classes, she always had encouraging words, a smile, and that infectious laugh to inspire us through our routines. I will truly miss her.

Steve Babb (Montreal, QC )

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

suzanne craig (orleans, ON )
dr_wabbit at hotmail dot com

Perhaps if I dive in and go first, others will follow suit.

I met Caia years ago when we first started working together. We became closer when I started dating a mutual friend, and she was our maid of honour when we got married in March of this year.

A lot of people who hadn't seen her in a long time were at the wedding. Many have emailed me over the past few days to say how good it was to see her, and how nice it is that they'll remember her all dressed up and laughing.

"It had been a long time since I had seen and she looked so great there." Shana M

"I picture her at your wedding - which seems like just yesterday - and it's very hard to imagine her gone. Certainly I will remember her as engaging and witty - it's the only way I can picture her! Laughing with a beautiful smile on her face." Jennifer M.

Just a few things off the top of my head that I will remember...

Kirsten Nelson (Toronto, ON )