LEFAVE, Stephanie Leigh…
It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that the family of Stephanie Lefave announce her passing at Oneida Long Term Care on February 7, 2024 at the age of 36, after a lengthy and courageous struggle with diabetic related illnesses.
She is survived by her mother Katharine McCurdy (Jay McCurdy), her father Dan Lefave, sister Chantelle Lefave, nephew Daniel Lefave, niece Serenity Lefave, and step-brother Brenden McCurdy. She will also be so greatly missed by her grandmothers Eileen, Patricia and Joyce, and was predeceased by her grandfathers Jim and Don. She had numerous aunts, uncles and cousins whom she adored.
Stephanie, affectionately known as Steph, was a beautiful warrior who embodied resilience and determination, never faltering in the face of adversity. Her creativity, humour, and intelligence shone brightly, lighting up the lives of those around her with laughter and inspiration. Family and friends held a sacred place in her heart, serving as the cornerstone of her existence. Even amidst her most trying times battling insurmountable illness, she brought her loved ones closer together, their bonds strengthened by their unwavering love and desire to ease her suffering. Steph’s recent connection to her Indigenous heritage allowed her to embrace a sense of cultural pride and belonging, and provided inner peace at the end of her life. As an enthusiastic storyteller, she effortlessly told tales that captivated the hearts and minds of all who listened, leaving an unforgettable impression on everyone she encountered.
The outpouring of love and grief upon her passing stands as a testament to the profound impact she had on the lives of countless individuals, from family and friends to caretakers. Steph’s empathy knew no bounds, as she consistently sought to uplift and appreciate others, ensuring they felt valued and cherished. In every aspect of her life, Stephanie’s spirit and grace touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of love, strength, and compassion that will endure for generations to come.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at LHSC and Oneida Long Term Care for their dedication in caring for her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada in her memory. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com