We Remember

LEWIS, Erin Jessica

May 27, 1988 — August 26, 2020

We lost our beloved Erin in a fatal motorcycle accident on August 26, 2020. Our beautiful daughter and sister walked wholly restored through the gates of heaven to her eternal home. She is survived by her parents Don and Cathy Lewis; sister Ali Lewis; uncle Rika and aunt Bev Lewis; cousins Rachel (Javier) and Cameron; uncle Paul Lewis; cousins Ben and Erik; and aunt Barbara Markes.

Erin was a loving and caring woman, who lived life to the full, loved God, loved everyone, and brought light into people’s lives wherever she went. Her warmth, generosity, humour, and sense of adventure were enjoyed by so many loved ones and friends. She was a teacher at heart and loved working with special needs students as an educational assistant in Winnipeg, MB.  Erin brought joy to so many people in her 32 years. She enjoyed camping with family, game nights, shopping, travelling, listening to music and singing, eating sushi, going to the gym, snowboarding, wakeboarding, playing softball, hiking, and rollerblading. She was grounded by her family, faith, and she knew the importance of prayer, reading the Bible, and learning from Jesus. Erin modeled God’s love by her love for others, which gave her life purpose.

When she first moved to Kelowna, BC in 2013, she quickly developed a core group of young female friends as well as several families who ‘adopted’ her as part of their families right from the start. Her passion for working with children led to work in an after-school program, and with special needs students as an educational assistant in various levels of education, and occasional respite care provider. Her patience, energy, creativity and compassion were strong assets. She was also thrilled to work for WestJet as a customer service agent since 2018. Her friendly outgoing personality was well-suited for this work because she loved talking with people. From the beginning, she enjoyed her co-workers, loved the opportunities to travel and was grateful for every trip she could take or share with friends and family. She was blessed by being a part of the WestJet family and developed many great friendships in a short time. Recently, she obtained her motorcycle license, a long-time dream, and gained another group of supportive friends from Tonit, where she met her boyfriend and they shared this passion for a short while.

Memories made with Erin will be remembered with heavy hearts but cherished by all who knew and loved her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held, but due to the current pandemic restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. Others may join by livestream on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (see below)

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Erin’s name may be made to any of the following (or a charity of your choice):
The Elizabeth Fry Society, empowerific.com/donate
Food Banks Canada (COVID-19 response Fund), iate.ca
Compassion Canada – Sponsor a Child, www.compassion.ca

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Share with Others:

The Elizabeth Fry Society; Food Banks Canada (COVID-19 response Fund); Compassion Canada – Sponsor a Child Link: empowerific.com/donate, iate.ca, www.compassion.ca

 


 


Condolences

  • Megan Coakley says:

    My prayers to Erin’s family and friends, she will be missed by so many people. Erin and I went to training together when we were hired at WestJet 😊 The twinkle in her eye, her contagious giggle, the love she had for life and people will forever live on in my heart ❤️

    • Ben & Donna Harper says:

      Our deepest sympathy, praying Gods strength for you and your family!

    • Leona Tompkins says:

      My heart broke upon hearing the news. I am a runner and Erin would laugh about my training and running and say “the only time you’ll catch me running is if I am being chased by a bear”. She also joked that she was going to get to see her own eyelashes for the first time in a while. She had gorgeous eyes even in the earliest of mornings at WestJet. I’ll remember the most, telling her the gluten free stuff that I brought in for the staff could be found in Sue’s locker. I will miss her in our WestJet family. Shine bright in heaven and down on all of us. Condolences to her family and friends.

  • Diane says:

    Erin will be so missed by all who knew her. I have never met such a kind, funny, loving person. We had so many laughs and stories she share with us. I will miss you so much Erin.
    To the Lewis family and the man she loved Graham i hold you in my prayers and deeply in my heart through this hard journey ahead
    Hugs Diane

  • Evelyn Nyuli says:

    DON and Kathy Sending love and prayers to you all I truly am sorry for your loss my condo granddaughter

  • Loralee Dyck says:

    My heart is heavy with the news of Erin’s passing. I remember her so fondly from our youth and young adult days. Small group and good times in Winnipeg. I can’t even imagine the weight of your loss. My heart breaks for you. I’m still in shock at the news. God is with her. God is with you. I pray you know his nearness in this time.

  • Adrienne Dalessandro says:

    Dear Don and Cathy,
    Lee-Ann shared with me the extremely sad news of the sudden passing of your daughter Erin. I can’t even begin to imagine what it is like to lose your child. I remember her presence in Nathan and Lee-Ann’s wedding and then having the privilege to finally meet her as a beautiful young woman in Kelowna. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet her and see for myself what a beautiful and caring young lady she had become. Our deepest condolences to you and your families for this great loss. May God give you the strength to endure until you see her in heaven. In His Love, Ken and Adrienne D’Alessandro

  • Martin Knowles says:

    Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family. God rest her soul

  • Bob and Donna Fabbri says:

    We were debated to hear of the loss of your dear daughter Erin. Many of your neighbours on Glencoe are thinking of your family and send virtual hugs to you all. Care for one another gently and heal at your own pace. Please reach out to us once you’re back in Winnipeg. We understand the pain and emptiness you’re having to cope with. Love to you all. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🌹
    Bob and Donna.

  • Steven Sinclair says:

    Our family will always remember and cherish the times we spent with your family especially at white lake. We are thinking of you and love you guys dearly.

  • Stephanie says:

    Would like to send out our sincere condolences from ylw g4s. Erin’s smile and contagious energy will be forever missed.

  • Blanche Kingdon says:

    My heart aches for you, Cathy, Don and Ally. I have such fond memories of spending time with Erin when Julia, Cheryl and I were visiting with you and Erin in Kelowna, and will forever remember her beautiful smile and generosity. My love to you my dear friends. Blanche

  • Ryan Schwindt says:

    On behalf of the WestJet family in Kelowna, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Erin, We will always remember her wonderful and gentle soul and she will forever remain in our Hearts! May her Star shine brightest of all!

  • Jaelynn Stephens says:

    My deepest condolences to Erin’s family and friends.. My heart is still so heavy of the loss of my lipstick buddy. I always loved working with Erin. Erin was ALWAYS happy, smiling,and had the most contagious laugh(giggles) and sparkling eyes. She had the best zest for life. I will miss her dearly! Heaven got one SPECIAL ANGEL 😇
    Until we meet again my friend. Love you Erin😘

  • Ainzley Wikenheiser says:

    I worked with Erin at KSS and had many laughs and good times together. My deepest condolences to Erin’s family and friends. She will be missed <3

  • Stephanie Hand says:

    My sincere condolences to Erin’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Erin for several years and shared many laughs. Erin was full of life, loving and aways had a smile on her face. You truly will be missed Erin. Rest in peace.
    Stephanie Hand

  • CARA MCCAVANAGH says:

    My condolences to the Lewis family, friends and all who loved Erin. I will greatly miss Erin. We knew each other through the school district. Erin was a dedicated person to helping people with special needs and to all. I will miss her deeply. My heart goes out to everyone.

  • Kirsten Oleksewich says:

    My deepest condolences to your family. I was blessed to work with Erin and play volleyball with her for a short time. She was always so kind and passionate. She will be greatly missed.

  • Diana Raffan says:

    Don and Kathy,
    Our hearts are broken and there are no words. Please know that our prayers are with you.
    Love Diana and Don Raffan

    • BEVERLY LAURIN says:

      My heartfelt sympathies go out to you Don,Cathy,Ali and all those who loved Erin.
      Thinking of you,Bev Laurin (Darlene Ronalds sister)

  • Louis and Cathy LeClair says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to Don, Cathy And Ally. We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Erin’s passing. We pray that God, family and friends will be a strong source of comfort to you at this tough time.
    Cathy and Lou

  • Diana Dors says:

    Erin lit up the WestJet counters at YLW with her beautiful smile. She was a joy to work with. I always looked forward to shifts that Erin was working. I’ll miss her positive energy & warmth.
    My heart is broken but I know there’s a brilliant star shining down on us from the heavens. 💕

  • Danielle kroeker says:

    I have so many fond memories of Erin, it’s hard to know where to start. From taking mattresses and sliding them down the stairs of one of the Lewis homes. To tobogganing and skating in winter. Singing in the living Christmas tree choir at church. Youth. Waterskiing, tubing and wakeboarding and so much more. Erin was outgoing. She spoke for me when I was too shy and made me feel comfortable in a room with her bubbly and passionate presence. She never made me feel bad about myself, not once. She always listened and tried to understand. She never judged me and she was always so positive it encouraged me. The last time we spoke a few weeks ago I found myself encouraged. So happy to hear about so many of the wonderful changes in her world. If anyone deserved it, it was Erin. I am still in shock. My heart breaks for Don, Kathy and Ally. They were all like family to my sister and I growing up. We wouldn’t be who we are today without Erin or their presence in our lives. Our prayers are with them as grieve her loss. She will always be remembered and deeply missed.

  • Donalyn Stein says:

    To Erins Family, I am so very sorry for your immeasurable loss. My kids loved Erin and always had so much fun with her. She was so good with them and just had a natural ability to understand them. She was so loving and I appreciated the way she would just jump in to help with whatever the kids needed. I’m heartbroken for everyone who knew and loved her. We are sending our deepest condolences and lots of love to everyone who loved her.
    Donalyn Stein (Raffan) and family

  • Dave and Peggy Epp says:

    There are no words that could ever express the deep sadness we’re feeling at your great loss. Please know you are so loved and prayed for during this time of grieving. May you feel Gods loving arms holding you so very tightly, and know that He too feels your deep pain!

  • Cheryl Jerome says:

    Dear Cathy, Don, and Ally,
    There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. I think Erin lit up the lives of everyone who had the honour to know her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cheryl

  • Marilyn and Peter Krahn says:

    Dear Don, Cathy and Ally,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your lovely daughter Erin. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Julie Fiorentino says:

    Many hearts are broken with the passing of Erin Lewis. I met Erin in 2013 when she was hired at Watson Road Elementary as a Classroom Educational Assistant. Although she did not work with any of my students, I was able to visit with her regularly during our breaks. I remember her as such a beautiful girl who resembled the famous singer, Katy Perry. She was a fun-loving and welcoming face in our hallways. I appreciated the way Erin was quick to find me in WestJet’s boarding lounge whenever I was travelling. She helped pass the time until my flight departed. We would chat about anything from our career to dating disasters. We always giggled and her stories resonated with me. Erin’s radiant smile, beautiful eyes and kind soul will live in my memory forever. Rest in Peace, dear Erin. You filled many hearts with much joy.

  • Leanne Taylor says:

    I am still in shock over this devastating news. Erin-you had the most brilliant and contagious smile that made everyone feel at ease. I always loved when we would end up working at the same school so we could lunch together. I loved our photography session-you had the best eye for capturing beauty. My kids adored you immediately, the children you worked with were blessed to have you, you were witty, sporty, creative and the most optimistic person to be around. May you rest in peace beautiful. To the Lewis family: Erin always spoke so highly of you all, and would get so excited for her visits with you. She absolutely adored her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Sean Heddle says:

    My deepest condolences to the family and
    Graham. ❤️ There are no words other than conveying my sadness. Although we didn’t know each other well, I know for a fact the world lost a beautiful soul and heaven got one. My thoughts are with you all. ❤️

  • Marina Pinto says:

    My family and I send our condolences to you Don, Cathy and Ally, we are so sorry for Erin’s passing.
    I will always remember her as that little girl that I use to babysit when she was 2 and Ally was 6 months old,
    Erin always had a sweet smile, very shy and very caring, my heart is broken, but I know that she will keep smiling from heaven.
    You’ll always love you and keep you close to my heart.

  • Danielle Wilson says:

    Erin has a spirit like no one I have ever met!! She always tried to see the very best in everyone and would light up any room. I am grateful to have worked with her and shared so many laughs on our early morning shifts. She always made everyone feel so special. Erin will always have a special place in my heart. Sending hugs and condolences to her family. Xo

  • Tony Zerucha says:

    Don and Cathy – Tracey and I are heartbroken for your family. Our prayers are God gives you strength and His presence during this time.

  • Sandy Stevenson (Intrater) says:

    My deepest condolences to Erin’s family and frieinds. She worked with me at Inkster School where she was loved and adored as an Educational Assistant! Her positive, bubbly nature and contagious smile instantly helped our students to relax, follow her lead and make good choices. She worked with many students with Autism and was able to connect with them naturally. Erin was a beautiful person, inside and out. She will be sadly missed.

  • Naomi Wilson says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Erin that I’ll cherish, from sleepovers when your family visited us in California, to running wild together at the lake. She was one of my first playmates, and I loved growing up with her as my cousin. She had a kind heart, a beautiful smile, and so much zest for life. I love you all, and am praying.

  • Paetra Schulz says:

    Don, Cathy and Ally. Words cannot describe what you are feeling right now. We have you all in our hearts and thoughts constantly. My sincere condolences to everyone who was blessed to have Erin in their lives. I’ll always remember our days out in Anola growing up. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed forever. All my love. – Paetra

  • Kerrie & Gary Callioux says:

    To All Erin’s Family,
    I am heartbroken at the news of Erin’s death and wish to express my sincere condolences to her family. I have known Erin a number of years now and first met her at Watson Rd school where we worked together for several years. We always shared happy times, from baking disasters to many secret giggles over our students. She once helped me search the entire school for my “special” coffee mug and proudly announced that she had found ‘half’ of it in the Lost and Found!! When she first moved to Kelowna she didn’t know many people. I introduced her to my daughter, Amy, and they became the very best of friends and would hang out together all the time. For the past few months, before Amy and her family moved to Prince Rupert, Erin came over to our house almost every week. She and Amy, along with my granddaughter, took many walks to the beach, and she became ‘Auntie Erin’ to Layla. Layla loved her very much and always smiled and got excited when she saw her coming. She was excellent with children! Goodbye my friend, Thank you for being a friend to me, a friend to my daughter and Auntie Erin to my granddaughter! Rest in peace!
    Kerrie

  • Shelley Pastrick says:

    We are very saddened to hear about Erin! May your memories and love help you through your heart breaking loss.

  • Shanna Netherton says:

    Our sincerest condolences to Erin’s family for your loss. Our community at Anne McClymont Elementary will surely miss having Erin. We enjoyed when she came to spend the days in our school helping with our littles. She was always smiling, helpful and so enjoyed the work she did as an Education Assistant. She will be missed!

  • Elaine Lyons says:

    Don,Cathy and Ally, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you right now. There are no words to express my sadness. Know you are loved.

  • Kevin and Lori Moffatt says:

    Don, Cathy and Ally. We are so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss of beautiful Erin. Your neighbourhood family on Mossdale is sending our love and prayers.

  • Darlene Ronald says:

    Cathy, Don, and Ally – We are thinking of you and sending you much, much love. Devastating,
    Darlene, Stew, Derrick and Ryan

  • Jonathan says:

    I just found out about this tragedy today! Sending my condolences to her family and close ones! I worked with Erin at Thrive, she was a kind and caring person. She had a way with the kids and they loved hanging out with her. Her smile and energy was infectious. She had an impact on so many kids over the years as a CEA too. She will be deeply missed!

  • Karen and Dennis Nelson says:

    Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your daughter and sister Erin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

  • Angela says:

    I had the pleasure of working with your daughter when she would fill in for us at AME. Erin always had a huge smile on her face and was willing to go wherever, with whoever, no questions asked. She had a special connection with the boy that I work with and he always beamed with excitement when he saw her. Even when she was not assigned with him she always made sure to stop to talk, acknowledge and interact with him. Your daughter was truly a special person with an incredible heart. I am so sorry for such a tragic loss…an amazing woman was taken too soon.

  • Mary Brychka says:

    Dear Cathy & family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter and sister, Erin. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs from Winnipeg

  • Robin says:

    I met and worked with Erin when she would come to AME. There would be mornings where I would walk into our staff room or turn a corner to see Erin. She would always have the biggest smile for us and in return we all loved seeing her. Erin was a terrific CEA, always sharing fun stories that would capture our full attention. A pure delight to be around, a very bright light indeed. I feel blessed that I was able to meet your daughter.

  • Heather and Kelvin says:

    Don, Cathy and Ally, We are so sorry to hear the tragic news that Erin has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We send our deepest sympathy. Heather, Kelvin, Lindsey and Jennifer

  • Renee Jardine says:

    I struggle to find the words to express the sadness I feel, I met Erin a few years ago at the school district, I had a long conversation with her at the end of June where we discussed how excited she was to come back to work to KSS this school year. Erin was always smiling and willing to help, she was a loving force when trying to build connections with our special need students. I offer my deepest condolences to Erin’s family.
    I will miss you, lulu. 🌺
    -Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged; for the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go.- Joshua 1:9

  • Karen Knight says:

    Donnie, Cathy, Ally, My heart breaks for you over the loss of your beautiful talented vibrant daughter. She joined myself and my sons Zachary & Jared at our annual Big White snowboarding trip several times. Not only was she a skilled snowboarder- she was a delightful addition to our group from Winnipeg. I’ll never forget watching her care and compassion at the Kelowna airport as a CSA …….attentive and empathic to all customers including a dear elderly woman in a wheelchair. All I could think about was how proud her parents must be that they raised such a kind caring genuine beautiful girl. She has left a hole in your family that will someday be filled when you all gather together in heaven.
    Standing in your sorrow……much LOVE Karen, Zachary Jared and Jeremy Knight

  • Larry and Stacey Jeider says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We hold you up
    In our prayers

  • Kennedy says:

    From a friend of Graham, I never met you Erin..: but you were a shining light that will never go out. You’ve blessed many people with your kind soul. My heart goes out to the Lewis family and Graham. Coming from a fellow rider I wish you Rest In Peace…. I know you will be looking down taking care of your loved ones from above.

    Rest In Peace Erin Lewis-A.k.a Miss intrepid. You will be forever missed.

  • Tiffany Maxwell says:

    I worked with Erin at KSS and looked forward to chatting with her. The kids adored her and she loved them. I spoke to Erin only two days before the accident and I’m so sad we couldn’t hang out one last time. Sending positive vibes and love to all who knew her, and especially her family. Xo xo

  • Russ knight says:

    My family and myself send our sympathy to the family. My son Zac skied many times with Erin and will miss her greatly. All our love. Russ

  • Tina Denboer says:

    I had the privilege of meeting your daughter one week before she passed away. I met her with my friend Dave as he was dropping by her work to give her a devotional book called “Jesus Always” that she was interested in. (That is a picture of her holding that book up)
    She did twinkle.
    She did glow.
    It was an honour to have met her.
    It’s hard not to think of “why her?….why did he call her now?” when I do devotions from that same book.
    I was asked to go along on that same ride… but I know she is in embracing and being embraced with joy in his presence.
    I’m am so sorry for your loss.

  • Lori & Gerry Bettig & Family says:

    Don, Cathy and Ally,

    This girl of yours was such a delight! When our family of 5 holidayed in Kelowna 5 years ago and you graciously set us up in the condo complex where Erin was living, we wouldn’t have imagined a young lady who would have taken so much interest in people she barely knew. She was so easy to talk to, so warm and friendly, funny, and full of life. Erin was sure we needed to see many of the sites around Kelowna and was all too happy to come along with us and make some great memories especially at the Kangaroo Creek Farm. We remember fondly Erin and Capri being used as spring boards for a sugar glider to hop from person to person as they both giggled and exclaimed how much they both loved them and wanted one. Our kids marvelled at her sense of adventure and all the bones she had broken while snowboarding or rollerblading wearing the scars as badges of honour. This girl was put here to live life big and to share her enthusiasm for adventure.

    Erin also showed us with pride a very special small clever ambigram tattoo on her inside wrist that read “one love” right side up but when flipped said “family”. Clearly this honoured what was most important to her…all of you.

    The painful hole that has been left behind is unimaginable but we trust in a sovereign God to lead you through the days ahead with peace and comfort that only He can provide.

  • Bryce North says:

    Erin was a good friend of mine in high school and I’ll always remember how kind and generous she was. She was a great person to be around and someone that always made you smile. She will never be forgotten and is in a better place now.

  • don Lewis says:

    *** PLease note*** this is Don Lewis, Erin’s dad- I had wanted to send a little reply to one of the posts, but I know I made a mistake.. Please just DISREGARD my attempted Reply to or Thanks, we are all just in a fog here..
    thanks, Don Lewis

  • Ashley Delorme says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to Ali, Cathy, and Don. I’m so happy that I met Erin back at camp and will have such fond memories of her to keep with me. I’m sure going to miss that dimple, her gorgeous eyes, and her carefree laugh. Sending you so much love.

  • Marilyn Sun says:

    My deepest condolences for Erin’s passing. I got to know Erin at KSS , and she was so looking forward to joining us again for 2020-2021. This young woman had an amazing smile and cheerfulness about her that will be missed dearly. I will miss her stories of adventures with WestJet, having sushi and lunches with her and listening to her strategies with students whom she tirelessly put her time into. Erin you are gone too soon but I am positive you will be surrounded by beauty in heaven…. you always made the best of every situation. You will be missed!!!

  • Diana Dwyer says:

    Cathy, Don and Ali I’m so very sorry for your tremendous loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending hugs and prayers.

  • Jeff Beaulieu says:

    All my condolences to her family and friends.

  • Melissa says:

    My children and my self send our sincere condolences. We met Erin while working as a CEA at Watson and my children attending there. Erin had a special connection with so many students, She had many creative ideas and was so artistic . Her smile would light up the room. We are lucky to have known Erin. She will be missed by many.

  • Carolyn Hall says:

    Erin was so much a part of our WestJet family. From the start she just put herself out there and made so many good friends. We loved her giggle, her smiling eyes and her fun, sweet spirit. She made people smile wherever she went. I can assure you that in normal times we would have packed the place out and all be physically there to say goodbye and honour our dear friend. We will be there in spirit watching on Friday. She’s left such a big void in our lives and the days ahead will not be easy. May you find comfort in the deep love she left behind. Erin’s family is our family and we will continue to hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rachel & Javier says:

    Erin leaves a great, gaping hole in our family that is unfillable. Thinking about you so much Uncle Donny, Aunty Cathy and Ally, and praying for strength.

  • Rose Guarnieri says:

    Heaven shines a little brighter with the arrival of its newest angel. Erin was a shining star taken from earth too soon. My first friend when I moved to Kelowna, after I posted a note on our condos community board looking for a ski buddy. Your infectious smile lit up the room. Your warmth and kindness touched many hearts. You will be missed dearly. RIP Erin

  • Rose Guarnieri says:

    My sincere condolences to you Don, Cathy, Allie, and family. Erin was such an amazing person who touched many lives. I’ve sent a prayer to my mother in heaven to watch over her when she arrives. RIP Erin

  • Jerry and Michele Hartley says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She will be missed. She was one of Best. Always a smile for everyone.

  • LeeAnne Penner says:

    Cathy, Don and Ali, I am so sorry for your tragic loss of your daughter and sister. I can’t imagine how you are dealing with this grief. I have you in my heart.

  • Kim Raffan and Family says:

    Erin was so wonderful. She was a “Yes” Type person, if there was an adventure she would be the first to say “yes”. She would love to come over just to teach Colt how to do tricks on the trampoline. She loved children and had a wonderful way of making them feel special and remembered. We will remember Erin, and we are so thankful for the time we had with her.

    .

  • Bev Lewis says:

    Our family is in shock at the loss of our amazing Erin. Visiting with her was always a special joy. We will all miss her so much – more than words can tell! Love,
    Uncle Rika, Auntie Bev, Cameron, Rachel & Javier, Rafael.

  • Sandra Liu-Exner says:

    Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    • Brenda Charach says:

      Grieving with you Ali, Don & Cathy, my heart is breaking for you tonight. You are precious family and Erin a beloved cousin. Holding you in my heart and prayers often. Love Brenda

  • Gloria, Allan and Gina Nixon says:

    Dear Cathy, Don and Ali, we are heartbroken to hear of the loss of your amazing daughter and sister Erin! I had the privilege of meeting her when Cathy, Erin and I met at Cora’s for lunch in Kelowna around Mother’s Day last year. She was a lovely girl with such a bright smile and twinkling eyes…so friendly and lovely to talk with…just like her parents! We are so sorry for your loss! We send our love and pray that God watches over you all, helping you with your sorrow and emptiness.

  • Tom and Lee Castor says:

    We cannot imagine the sorrow you must be experiencing. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Marci Weiss says:

    Sending hugs and prayers to Erin’s family during this difficult time. Erin was an amazing person, so kind and always smiling. I had the privilege to work with her at Westjet and see her always reaching out to help anyone. She will be greatly missed and held in our hearts forever.

  • Jennifer Stapley says:

    Sending love, hugs, and prayers to Erin’s family….
    Erin was my neighbour we would always chit chat in the hallways. She is very kind hearted person with a contagious smile….
    she will always be in ours hearts and thoughts.. best neighbour ever 💕💕💕💕💕

  • Kathleen Zydowicz says:

    I am so sad to hear about Erin’s passing. I met her while working at KSS and we became friends. She always had a smile on her face and had such positive energy. I will miss her! Sending condolences to her family. Words cannot express the sadness I feel and I know others are feeling. Rest In Peace xxx

  • Sue Melnyk says:

    Erin shone with a radiant smile, a giggle, laughter, and love. She lived with Grace and Dignity and she shared this with us every day at Westjet. Shine on my little Pixie friend💙❤️❤️.

  • Nicole Ripley says:

    Sending our condolences from the Isbister family. Our hearts are with the Lewis family during this difficult time. Erin was full of life and taken far to soon.

  • Susan Moore says:

    Don and Cathy, you are in our prayers daily. What an amazing tribute you wrote to Erin. We were so glad to have been able to attend the service online. It was beautiful.

  • Rebecca Smith says:

    I was so sad to hear of Erin’s passing. She is woven into the fabric of my memories, from childhood into highschool. She was radiant, silly & had an amazing laugh. She will always be remembered by me & the girls. Peace, hope & healing to your family from myself & my mom Annamarie. -Rebecca

  • John and Laurel Fraser says:

    We are sorry for the loss of Erin. She will be missed and create a hole in your heart that only our God can ease. May God continue to hold you tightly in His Great Love.

  • Taryn Jacoby says:

    You have been in my thoughts since I heard the tragic news. I am deeply sorry for your loss Cathy & Family

  • Marilyn and Willie Friesen says:

    Willie and I can’t imagine the grief you are feeling at this time. Our prayers are with you at this time. May You feel God’s presence as you walk through this valley.

  • Jennifer lloyd says:

    Erin was such a special person from her smile and twinkle in her eyes, to her love for life and adventure, Don,Cathy, graham and ally I Hope you all can find love and healing in these hard times and get each other through even the hardest of days ahead. Erin was loved by so many and touched the lives of even more. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
    Jenn lloyd.

  • Courtney Armstrong says:

    My deepest condolences to Erin’s family and friends. I previously worked with Erin at westjet, no matter what kind of day you were having she always brought the sunshine. She was always loving and caring, taking care of the ones she believed in.

  • Charlotte Phillips says:

    I don’t even know how to start, i want to tell you how much Ms. Lewis touched and impacted my life. She was a CEA in my class working with some of my classmates and I just had an automatic connection with her. Ms Lewis was the absolute kindest most beautiful sole i have ever met to this day. I met her in 2013 grade 4 and I am going into grade 10 this year where we were going to reconnect at KSS. Ms.Lewis taught me how to do my bottom eyelashes with mascara and everyday I do my makeup she crosses my mind and it reminds me to start the day with the mindset of be kind to everyone and have grace. My deepest condolences go out to the Lewis family I know you didn’t know me but your names are in my heart and prayers. XOXO char

  • Nicole McAndrew says:

    Words can not express how much sorrow and shock your family must be going through. Erin was always smiling and fun to work with. She was a snappy dresser who brought sunshine into the classroom. Her sense of humor was always appreciated and I was so happy to see her in her new job at West Jet. Gone too soon, she will be missed. As a new school year begins, she will be in all of our thoughts.

  • Brad and Peggy Zacharias says:

    Our sincerest sympathies Don, Cathy and Ali

  • Brad and Peggy Zacharias says:

    Our sincerest sympathies Don, Kathy and Ally on the loss of your precious

    daughter and sister Erin! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Gloria Castro says:

    My deepest condolences to Erin family 💐You are in my prayers ! I will miss you Erin😢 Rest In Peace ! ♥️

  • Karen Steinfeld says:

    I just heard from Sophie today, and am at a loss for words. Please know that Sam and I send you our love, and prayers. You are so sadly in our thoughts..

  • Harold & Anne Penner says:

    Don & Cathy & Ali,
    You have been in our prayers. as you go through this really difficult time. We offer our deepest sympathies to your family at this time. Know that we love you and will continue to pray for you. May God surround you with His love. “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3,4

  • Jacqueline Rieger says:

    I met Erin while teaching last Spring. We connected immediately because of her sparkling personality. My heart goes out to her friends and family, and I know her spirit will live in through joy.

  • Lucy Epp says:

    Dear Cathy,
    I cannot imagine the depth of your grief. Thanks for the beautiful obituary..
    I continue in my prayers for you.

  • Livingston’s says:

    Dear Lewis Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tremendously sorrowful time.
    The Livingston family from Glenem School

  • Ashton Munday says:

    This is such a shock. I had Ms. Lewis as a CEA in tenth grade at KSS. She was a pleasure to work with, very kind and helpful, and I greatly appreciated the opportunity of getting to know her. A very warm person who had a lovely sense of humour. My deepest condolences go out to the Lewis family.

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