- 28 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 1, 1985
- Place of birth:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Date of passing: Nov 12, 2013
- Place of passing:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. - Author Unknown|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lacey, 28, born on January 1, 1985 and passed away on November 12, 2013. Sister and treasured friend, godmother and aunt, Lacey was one of a kind. She will be forever remembered.
May you find peace. Love you always, Lissy.
Please feel free to leave any special memories, pictures, and thoughts you might have of your times with her. You may also use this site to say goodbye.
E.T.A. (11/2014): The Paint photos (in the pictures gallery) were created by Lacey herself, self-portraits of sorts.
E.T.A. (11/2014): (09/10/2010) @laceyeh: If I don't survive, remember this: I love you, #gutterbrain and booze are keys to happiness, #nohabsno and #goleafsgo! :D *muah* :)
"Leafs made it to the playoffs, Liss. They play the Caps. You'd be so happy and exciting; the kids are so much fun to watch. It's going to be a great first round.
I miss you more and more everyday. Some of your online friends have contacted me, and they miss you, too. Especially one from Toronto; I don't know who he is exactly (he wants to stay anonymous), but he writes really well and from what you've told me, I have an idea. You were blessed to meet such great people.
I miss you. Alina was telling me that she hasn't been the same since you've passed, that losing you just makes her ache with sadness that is there but masked. I know what she means; it's how I am. A constant pain. You'd be the first to tell us that life goes on. We're trying, I'm trying.
I just miss you. Love you, xoxxxox."
"happy birthday, liss. love you. miss you. <3"
"Liss, TFC won the MLS Eastern Championship. They did it, hon, ten years in the making, They're playing the MLS Final next week.
They're winning for you, love. <3"
"I miss talking to you...I can't help but think you would be a huge voice in my current situation. Somehow I can't help but think that you're subtly sending messages through others.
"i miss you. i've been getting better, but it still hits me that you're gone. and i can't do anything but cry.
i love you, liss. three years :'(
ring the bells that can still ring.
forget your perfect offering.
there is a crack in everything.
that's how the light gets in.
- leonard cohen, rip :("
"I stumbled upon this today and I kept digging deeper and it's extremely sad. I know you don't need me telling you it's sad because I know that you know it's sad. I promised myself I wouldnt cry because I don't have that right. I didn't know her at all, but it's heartbreaking to see someone pass who has so many loved ones. Morgan... You seem like a great friend and I can just tell you loved her with all your heart, cancer sucks a lot and it took my grandpa last year. Lacey seemed to be a lovely girl who's life was taken away from her. It sucks so much that death surrounds us, that we have to deal with it everyday. I can't help but cry as I look at each and everyone of Morgan's post. Her love for Lacey shines through all of the darkness of death. I'm very sad for your loss, losing a friend is awful, it feels like losing a part of yourself. Stay strong and live your life- Mark Welch"
"There are times I miss you more than seems possible, or bearable. It's better, I know it's better because it's not every moment of everyday, or even every day, every night. But there are times I realize, again, there is no Lacey Larissa in the world, in my life, and it chokes me.
I don't know how much better it gets, or how long it takes. I don't know how to get through it. Minute by minute, then hour by hour, then day by day. Friends are comfort. Life is for the living, you and I know that.
I'm trying, Lissy. Some days are easier than others, but I'm trying. I love you. And I miss you so goddamn much."
"Happy Birthday, Lissy. I love you. I miss you so much. <3"
"Merry Christmas, Lissy. Another birthday without you. I miss you, so much.
It's getting easier - I keep telling myself that. I'm just fooling myself, really. There's a big hole in my soul and I'm trying and failing to mend it. I never thought we'd ever be apart and it's finally sinking in that I'll never hear you laugh or feel your hugs or just be in your presence. I hate it; every day I wish you were here.
But I know you're somewhere better, somewhere where you're not hurting or suffering. I can't fault you for that. I know you're looking after me, and I will always miss you. I'm still keeping you close, I don't think I'll ever be able to let you go completely.
I love you, Lissy. <3"
"2 years. :'("
"Hope is alive while we're apart,
Only tears speak from my heart.
We shall be forever bound...
And I shall not walk alone."
"All you need to know is I'm so sorry.
I wonder what you'd say if I told you I cry each day.
It's hard enough to be so far away.
I wish I wasn't cold. I wish I wasn't alone.
But the party is over. How will I move on?
All you need to know is that I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry. I love you. I miss you so desperately."
"They did it, the jays clinched the AL East. They're going to the playoffs, just like you always hoped. <3
I miss you. I thought it'd get easier. It's not, everyday I think of you and wish you were here. It's so hard to live without you.
I can't do it, Liss. It's been almost two years, and still it feels like yesterday I held your dead body in my arms, How do I move on? How do I survive? I can't bring myself to do anything. Even baby Matty Lace, he's getting older and I'm not there. How do I go back to him? I don't know how. It's like I've died with you, but my body remains alive.
Oh Lissy, I need you. I need your help. Please. You know what to do, you always do. Help me. Please. i love you."
"I told you when you left me that there's nothing to forgive,
but I always thought you'd come back to me...It's hard for me to say.
I'm jealous of the way you're happy without me.
I miss you. :'("
"It's not getting easier, being without you. Even getting on the computer is a struggle.
I am not living without you. I am not living. You aren't here and I am essentially dead.
How do I survive? I need your help. I need you. Because right now, I'm all alone and I'm ceasing to be.
Please Lissy, I need you. i need you."
"I just really thought I'd see you again.
i know i haven't been around in a long time, but I'm always thinking about you and I knew you were always out there,
Now it just feels empty. Realizing you're really gone.
I miss you."
"I miss the sound of your beating heart. Skips and all.
I miss you."
"Life is a pending funeral.
God, I miss you."
"You're breaking my heart all over again.
I miss you. :'("
"You're breaking my heart all over again.
I miss you. :'("
"I found him, Lissy. At least, I think I did. It's in his hands now if he wants to contact me, I really hope he doesn't; I'm still angry with him for hurting you. But I'm keeping my promise. I miss you. I hope I'm doing the right thing. Maybe now you'll come back to me. I love you."
"Know that I'm with you. Be still, and know that I am here.
Remember all the words I said. When you went through the valley, the shadow fell down in front of you. Morning never came to be, and you stayed still.
I've forgotten the way to go, and lost where I came from. I know you're standing beside me. Know that I'm with you.
I miss you so desperately, and will love you for all eternity."
"YOU CAN NEVER BE REPLACED, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU'VE DID FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. I WILL MISS YOUR STORY'S OF YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCE. I LOVE YOU LACEYEH, YOU WERE VERY SPECIAL TO ME."
"You're gone and I gotta stay high all the time, to keep you off my mind.
Spend my days locked in a haze, trying to forget you, babe,
I fall back down.
I gotta stay high all my life, to forget I'm missing you.
I miss you so much, Lacey. I love you."
"I miss you, Lacey. Twitter's not the same without you."
"Happy birthday, Lacey, I love you."
"Merry Christmas, Lace. It's been a pretty craptaculer birthday for me; we were supposed to be 29 together. But I had to make it a special Xmas for Matty and everyone. It's his second Christmas, and he's starting to really focus on it. He loves the Xmas lights and the tinsel - he's really into shiny things, just like you were.
I miss you. 29 won't be the same without you here, just like 28 wasn't and 30+ won't be. Every day is hard without you, and it's just getting more difficult. I constantly listen to the tape you made me and read your letters and diary, just to hear your voice and feel you near. It's a constant heartache.
I love you."
"I'm reading your diary, slowly, carefully. I wish you had shared those things with me, instead of going through it all by yourself. You were never alone, Lissy, you had me.
I wish I was there for you more. I wish I had more time with you.
I wish I was a better friend for you.
I should've been a better friend.
I'm sorry. So sorry.
I miss you."
"I miss you.
I've been reading your diary/tweets, trying to feel you close again. Been adding some onto your life page.
It's not the same as you here, I miss your sense of humour and fun times.
I miss you so much. Be in peace, Lace."
"I never knew you only in odd text on Twitter. But With us both loving the leafs made it good. I thought something was wrong but never knew what. It broke my heart. Miss u!!"
"A whole year has gone by without you. The hardest year of my life.
I don't know how to survive without you. You are my person. The other half of my soul. My right hand. Everyone tells me that I need to move on. They don't understand. You made me brave, you made me strong. You gave me life. Yin and yang, that's what we are, what we were.
I need you alive. Because how am I supposed to be without you? I feel empty, a shell of skin and bones, no soul or spirit, no liveliness. I'm not Morgan, not Mellie, not anything without you. I need you.
I miss you so much. You don't even visit me anymore. Your clothes have started to lose your scent, your things feel like things that aren't yours. I've tried to find you again, but you're gone. You've left me.
I'm not ready to let you go, I don't know if I ever will be. I love you, Lissy, I love you. I miss you so much.
I am broken without you."
"I love you Lacey.. I miss you. everyday. You still make me smile still so much."
"They say time heals all wounds - they're wrong, it doesn't. Time only makes it easier to live with them. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you, L. So many times during the day, I wish I could just call for a moment to say hi, or ask your advice, or share a triumph, or have your calming voice take the sting out of something that hurts. I miss your laughs and fun times. Mostly, I miss my best friend, my confidant, my love, and your beautiful face. I miss you, L. Rest in peace."
"May your soul rest in perfect peace. Love you, Lissy."
"Tears... If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. - Author Unknown
I love you, Lacey, can't wait to meet again."
"Hard to believe it was a year ago we lost our dear friend. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her."
"And I will swallow my pride.
You're the one that I love,
and I'm saying goodbye.
Say something, I'm giving up on you,
and I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you,
and anywhere I would have followed you.
Love you, Lacey, I miss you."
"I miss you. I love you.
I love you. I miss you."
"Hi Aunt Lissie,
Dad said I could talk to you here. I miss you. scouts isn't as much fun without you. I miss our drives and hotchocolate surprise. and camping! No one wants to go camping with me.
We had to write about our hero in school. I wrote about you. you were so cool and fun and silly. I miss that, we always have lots of fun together. i hope you miss me too. Aunt mellie red the essay when she came over. it made her cry and smile and cry. I think she misses you too.
I have to go. Mom wants me to do my homework. I just wanted to say hi. and tell you I miss you. and love you. I know your better now. I just wish I was there with you.
your boy, Max
p.s. Chrissie and Jo miss you too
p.p.s. I miss you most.
p.p.p.s lots of hugs and kisses"
"Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go but rather learning to start over. - Nicole Sobon
I miss you. I think of the what could have been, and I know we would have been very happy together. The time we had together wasn't enough, yet that short time is so precious. You changed my life, defining it. Enriching it. Enlightening it.
You taught me to be strong, and to always go forward. This past year has been one of the most difficult years of my life. I think I'm ready now, to move forward. I'll always love you. Always and forever."
"The Leafs spoiled the NYR's home opener 6-3, Reimer with the W. This is especially satisfying for me, since our mutual online friend had been saying some pretty egregious things about you.
It's been very difficult not having you around. I can't let you go, no matter how much people say I should. I don't know how to. I miss you.
It's so hard to breathe without you, I miss you so much."
"I have ordered all the words to surround you and speak in turn,
the best that they dare state, the things that I can’t say.
I’ll always burn a light for you, of the constant kind,
of the constant kind.
I miss you desperately.
I'll always burn with your love for me, my friend, constant love."
"We live in a universe devoted to the creation, and eradication, of awareness. Lacey Larissa did not die after a lengthy battle with cancer. She died after a lengthy battle with human consciousness, a victim of the universe's need to make and unmake all that is possible."
"Ours was an epic love story. There's no one like you. I know you told me to let you go, that I'd find someone, but I don't want anyone other than you. No one gets me like you did. Lacey Larissa, you are my everything. You have my heart, you are my only one. I love you."
Mellie's struggling without you. I don't know how to help her. Could really use your help.
Love you, L."
"All I can do is love you to pieces.
Miss you with all my heart."
Matty Lace turned one yesterday. He's more adorable than ever, saying your name whenever he sees your picture, it's so cute, you'd love it.
I miss you. I need your help but you're not here, and I don't know how to step forward. What was it you said? "One step forward, three steps back"? That's how I feel. I don't know if I can keep going, I don't know how.
There's a hole in my soul without you, Liss. I love you. I miss you so much."
"I've descended into an endless misery without you. I'm not like the others, who have gotten over their grief and have moved on.
These past six months have been awful without you.
I can't let you go.
I don't know how I'm supposed to.
I miss you. So much.
I love you and I miss you.
I talked with you a bit the day you passed, and many days before that. We talked right up until you hopped off online on the 12th...I was wondering what happened then i came upon the post regarding it.
I deeply miss you for the short time that we shared as friends, and for cheering me up at times when I needed it. You were a great friend, and not one that let people go down.
The last thing we talked about was meeting up for a coffee or hot chocolate one of the two. I know you always said to me you were nervous but, I didn't mind what ya looked like. You were always a beautiful gal.
I just wish I had gotten to say goodbye, but we did talk on that last day and we laughed and smiled. So I'm glad I made you smile on it, and I am thankful to have met you.
-Josh AKA @shotgun91"
"I'm so sorry,
I cannot sleep,
I cannot dream tonight.
Stop this pain tonight.
Don't waste your time on me,
You're already the voice inside my head.
I miss you."
"I miss you more today than I did yesterday,
and I will miss you more tomorrow than I do today.
I love you, Lissy."
"I miss you like hunger in a desert of thirst."
"i miss you."
"I'm so sorry.
I love you, I miss you. I'm sorry."
"I'm so sorry.
I love you, I miss you. I'm sorry."
"Hey Lacey, happy belated birthday. We lost power with the ice-snow storm, but i haven't stopped remembering you. I miss you like crazy.
The Leafs won the Winter Classic, just like you said they would. And S and P had their baby; they named her Lisa after you. Matty L has started crawling. He's keeping me on my toes, just like you did. He's named well.
I love you Lacey, everyday is so hard without you. I hope you're resting in peace. Hug Andi and your mom for me, okay? I love you."
"Goodbye Lacey. Thanks for being a friend to me when I needed someone to talk to. May the angels take care of you up in heaven."
"I never met Lacey, we were just online friends. She was easy to talk with, very funny and sweet, and she was someone I wish I knew better. Thanks, Lacey for making me laugh. I hope the Leafs win the Cup for you. #RIP. - Kyra"
"I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm a big leaf fan and last yr we met on twitter because of that. I'm really sad because I just didn't know anything and this came as a shock. She was a great twitter friend from Canada and brought joy to many people I'm sure. RIP girl!!!! #missyougreatly"
"To all of Lacey's friends: You have my deepest sympathies, condolences and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories of her. Peace to each and every one of you.
It seems odd to memorialize someone I never officially met, yet feel like I knew forever. I am truly sad in her passing, and I will miss the humor, conversations, the love of words and of course that #gutterbrain, but I believe she is without any pain and dancing among the stars. Rest in peace dear girl..."
"I'm not ready to say goodbye to you. I know you told me not to cry, and to let you go, but I can't do that. Everything reminds me of you.
I talk to you in my head, I can still hear your voice. You still give me such great advice.
It snowed today. I know it was your magic, your way of telling me that you're okay.
I miss you like crazy. Love you, Lace."
"babe, you were the best girl i ever had. j."
"oh lacey i miss you so terribly :( love you"
"You are the stars to me, you are the light I follow.
I will see you again, this is not where it ends.
I will carry you with me, till I see you again.
Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking, but I stay strong and I hold on, because I know. I will see you again.
I love you, Lacey."
"I will always remember the time Lacey and I went skinny dipping in the winter. And all the hockey games we went to. Lacey was a maniac, in the best way. She gave me such great fashion advice, and pushed me to do daring things, and to follow my dreams. I'm so glad for that. I've had the most fun, the best times with her. Lacey was the greatest friend anyone could ever have.
My heart goes out to you, Morgan, during this difficult loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you in this trying time. We're going to miss Lacey desperately, but I know she's having an orgy up there in heaven, waiting for us. Love you."
"Lacey brought so many happy moments in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will never be able to forget her. We are praying for you in this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.
Yasmin and Ravi Kapoor"
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, Lacey will not be forgotten.
"You dirty, beautiful girl, I'm gonna miss you. You were the strongest of all of us. God is cruel. Love you, darling, Always and forever."
"I'm so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. PM"
"Lacy, i'm so sorry for all the trouble i gave you. i just wanted to be like you. except i couldn't, no one can. your a great friend and i love you lots. i wish you were still here. i miss you."
"Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
- Rossiter Worthington Raymond
To my amazing friend,
Your courage and strength inspires me, your bravery leaves me awestruck.
Lace, you have changed my life, for the better. I strive to be as fearless as you. I am so incredibly lucky to have known you. Thank you for all the great memories, they'll stay with me forever.
I'll miss you. Until we meet again.
Love always, Rachel"
"My deepest sympathies for your loss, Morgan and David. Lacey will be missed and loved always. May she rest in peace, amen.
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh
And talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved
You so—‘twas heaven here with you.
- Isla Paschal Richardson"
"To Lacey's family and friends,
It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
Our deepest sympathies,
JG and family"
"Lacey was a special girl born for a special purpose in life! She lives here with us in our hearts and memories even though she's gone to another and better place! Thank you Lacey for ALL that you were! We love you!
- Rick and Jenna"
"When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us. - Constance Parker Graham
My deepest sympathies. - MF"
"Lacey saved my life. There's nothing really else I can say. She saved me, and I will be grateful and thankful forever.
I love you, Lissy, thank you for saving me and for changing me for the better. xoxoxo"
I can't imagine the pain you're feeling. I know Lacey loved you so much and she was a hard fighter. She never wanted to hurt you and she wouldn't want you to feel so sad.
There's a Chinese proverb that says, "Life is a dream walking, death is going home". Lacey's home now, gone to a better place where she won't be suffering or be in pain anymore. She's with her mother and your Andi. Lacey's home now, and she'll be waiting until we join her.
My prayers are with you both,
"To the family of Lacey, we send you our deepest sympathy and prayers. She was a wonderful lady, we will miss her very much!!!
- Fredek and Stasia V."
"“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you.” (Winnie the Pooh)
Love and prayers, LA,"
"Oh Morgan, I wish I could gather the right words to make your pain less and offer you some comfort. You are always in my thoughts. - Beth Williams"
"Loving Memories of you,
We will never forget.
Sadly missed along life's way,
With silent thought and deep regret.
We think of you every day.
No longer in our lives to share,
But in our hearts you're always there.
- DJ C and family"
"Many the thoughts I give to you
As the long hours go by.
Thinking of the things we used to
do and say, just you and I.
Sometimes they make me smile
Sometimes they make me cry
But are precious to me alone
Memories of You and I.
I love you, darling Larissa.
I miss you, your beautiful eyes and smile.
Rest now, love, until we meet again. - Hans"
"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand - unknown.
Thank you, L, for all the good times. We'll cherish those memories. Rest in peace.
Morgan, our thoughts and sympathies are with you. Stay strong.
- Kyle and Priya"
"When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say
I know how much you loved me
As much as I loved you
And each time you think of me
I know I'll miss you too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
And said my place was ready
In Heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But when I walked through Heaven's gates
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His golden throne
He said, This is eternity
And all I've promised you
Today for life on Earth is past
But here it starts anew
I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me
I'm right here in your heart.
- Author Unknown"
"Dear Morgan, Dallas and David (and others in Lacey's circle of love)
My heart goes out to you all. It was my great privilege and joy to have known Lacey. Your loss is incalculable. Lacey was a true friend to everyone. I will always remember the kindness and the friendship we enjoyed for many years. I will miss her.
My sympathies and condolences go out to you all. I know Lacey will be missed, but what great memories we have of this great woman.
Very Special Hugs, Ramya."
"The day you die is better than the day you are born. Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies—so the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time. -Ecclesiastes 7:1b-4
Thoughts and prayers are with you all."
"I always smile when I think of Lacey. Her passion, strength of character, and joy of life will inspire me always. I will miss you and am blessed having known you.
"Morgan, David and all,
We are so sorry for your tragic loss. The pain of losing one so young is so very hard. Remember Lacey in the happy times and that will help you to get through this very difficult time. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- George and Maggie"
"Rest in solemnity and serenity, Lissy. You will never be forgotten.
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. - Maya Angelou"
"My condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort grant you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Very soon death will no longer have a hold on humankind as everlasting life is promised (John 3:16)"
"TO MORGAN AND ALL -- We are so sorry for your loss - so many memories of Lacey. Take peace in knowing how well loved she was and thought of; cherish all the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. - Elsa and Richard James"
"dance through the stars and ride the wind .. brave warrior girl..."
"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. ~Gandhi
Our deepest condolences to Morgana, Dallas, and Matthew, as well as to David, Michael and all of Lacey's friends and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. - David, Hannah, Max, Chrissie and Jo."
"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. - Emily Dickinson
You are and always will be loved. Rest well, darling Lacey <3"
"Tenderly we treasure the passed
With memories that will last."
Love you, L."
"I've always admired you. You're so strong and brave, a role model in so many ways. Thank you Lacey, for teaching me, for being there when I needed you the most.
I know we've had our differences, and I'll be forever sorry.
You were a great friend to me. I hope I was a good friend to you. Love you. - Bails."
"I love you. I miss you so much."
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