Casey Armstrong



beloved son of Carolyn and Monty and best friend to his twin ‘little’ brother Brent, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his mom’s

arms, August 18, 2006, following a brief illness. Born August 9, 1996 at BC Children’s Hospital, weighing 1 lb. 15 oz., Casey lived a full and rich life. He loved spending time with his Mom and Dad and Brent, camping, horseback riding, games, videos, anything and everything related to firefighting and knocking down Brent’s construction projects. His smile touched each person he met – when the sun wasn’t shining, he was shining for it. He taught those close to him to stop, smell the dandelions, and make the most of every day. He demonstrated daily that a disability doesn’t matter when it comes to active participation and living life to the fullest.

Casey will be forever loved and missed by his parents, his brother, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. His schoolmates at Puntledge Park Elementary School, friends at Therapeutic Riding and many loving friends in the community who will also miss him. “His laugh will always echo in our hearts.”

The family is appreciative of the quick response by the ambulance team and the St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency staff. Special thanks to Lyn Baker, Debbie Williams, and Heather Campbell for the daily loving care and support they provided Casey and his family.

A Celebration of Casey’s life will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 2:00pm at Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay.

Contributions may be made to Y.A.N.A. Fund Society, Box 3159, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N4, or Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society, 4839 Headquarters Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P2, or Comox Valley Child Development Association, 237 Third Street, Courtenay, BC V9N 1E1.

In Casey’s memory, live life to the fullest and make the most of everyday.

Arrangements are by Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home.

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself

Any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

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