We Remember


February 10, 1989 — May 14, 2024

It is with the heaviest hearts that the family of Amanda Distefano shares that she went to be with the Lord and all her angels on May 14, 2024.  It was a sudden unexpected clot that took our precious girl.  She is survived by her mother Donna Fooks; brother Alex (Jaydee) Saunders; grandmother Mary; aunts Diane and Anne; uncles Dave and Mike; and many cousins.  She was predeceased by her “Pops” Doug Fooks, Grandpa Wally, Grandpa Jim, Uncle Bill, Uncle Myles, Cousin Angie and Cousin Josh.

Amanda was the firstborn child, so kind, so loving, so generous, so beautiful with a heart of gold.  Her beaming smile and contagious laugh would stop you in your tracks.  She was a fierce protector of her family and all of those who were near and dear to her heart.  She fought a ferocious battle until Doug aka “Pops” came to take her to Heaven to be with God and all our family and friends that have gone before her.  She was her mother’s best friend; her brother’s other half and the best and only sister Jaydee would ever have.  Our family is heartbroken.

She was about to embark on a journey she waited for her entire life.  Amanda was a legal assistant and was soon to be taking her LSAT to enter law school.  She had a brilliant mind.  God had other plans for our precious girl.  We would do anything to have her back.  Our comfort comes from our faith, family, dear friends, and knowing she is in the presence of an army of angels she held close in her heart.  Our lives will be forever changed, and pain is piercing our hearts!  Rest easy now our beautiful angel.  You will forever be loved and never forgotten.

The family would like to thank the staff at Kelowna General Hospital, especially the trauma and intensive care unit teams, and paramedics.

A Celebration of Life will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024, at 4:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024, at 4:00 PM (PDT)

SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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