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ROSS, Peyton

Peyton Terrill Ross was born in Edmonton, Alberta on May 6, 2003. Peyton showed incredible intelligence paired with a stubborn independent streak from an early age. She was always so caring and empathetic to everyone who was lucky enough to cross her path. She had the most amazing spirit; she was so accepting and understanding of everyone, unless you used incorrect grammar. She read countless novels providing her with a superior vocabulary. At times this led to very confusing dialogue at the dinner table. At one point in her life, she aspired to be an author or an editor, and her writing was proof that she easily could have made a successful career of it.

She loved music! Singing along with it, dancing to it (when no one was looking), quizzing herself with satellite radio (guess the band and song title before the lyrics started) and going to concerts. She also loved musicals and introduced anyone and everyone to them, willing or not. She had a quick sharp sense of humour that made everything more fun. Her giggles and laughter were like contagious music, especially when she was over tired. But most of all Peyton expressed herself through art. It was always her passion; from before she could form proper sentences, to the career she planned to pursue. She was talented in many mediums. This included watercolours, copic markers, ink, charcoal and digital using Procreate on her iPad.

She was a fierce activist for the environment, which led to her decision to become a vegetarian. She advocated for a better world and was involved in the climate change movement in Kelowna. She was steadfast in incorporating this in her daily life utilizing shampoo bars, bamboo toothbrushes and so forth. Her commitment to these lifestyle changes had a positive influence on others. She was one of a select few to be chosen to represent her age group at the Me to We leadership conference in Vancouver. She loved England and although she was close, she never made it to London. She was fortunate enough to visit Quebec, Florida and Mexico. She lived in France for a month through her school’s exchange program.

Peyton was fiercely loyal and sometimes challenging to her friends and family. She made every event, game and meal more joyous and entertaining; sometimes at the expense of her siblings. We will miss her kicking our asses while watching Jeopardy together. Her nephew, William, held a very special place in her heart. She had endless patience for doing arts and crafts, playing games and even getting him to eat his supper when no one else could. Peyton was so intelligent, empathetic, understanding and talented. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She made her family insanely proud of everything she did and would have accomplished. We love you Boo.

There will be no public gathering at this time due to the pandemic. A celebration to honour and remember Peyton will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name would be gratefully accepted at foundrybc.ca/kelowna. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

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  • Kailyn King says:

    I went to school with Peyton. Although I never had the opportunity to be friends with her, I remember seeing her in the hallway. I remember her energy and even though we didn’t talk I could feel how kind and how gentle she was. She has such beautiful eyes, she is special. I didn’t know her but I know that she is special. She will not be forgotten.

  • Mya wagner says:

    I never knew her personally only saw her around school, she always seemed very sweet. I’m so sorry for your loss I can only imagine how your feeling. I wish I had talked to her but we never really crossed paths. Sending my love.

  • Grace Zhang says:

    I don’t know Peyton personally, though I have wanted to ever since I met her in grade ten. I hope she knows how much impact she will leave, like me, a random student in the same school she went to, the bus driver of the bus she took, the random stranger on the street who thought her hair was beautiful. I know that she will never leave my mind.
    I will forever regret not getting to know her better. I know I’m not able to take away pain from her loss. All I know is that my heart aches. It hurts. I know I’m just a stranger. But I love her and I don’t think I’ll be able to be okay for while.
    To her family and friends, I hope you have the support you need, and I ask to please listen to yourselves and take care. How ever much it matters, please know that I love you.

  • Tanya Pelletier says:

    Our hearts and thoughts are with Peyton and family at this time. No words can describe how truly sorry we are for your loss.

  • Brynlee Lovell says:

    Although I never knew Peyton on a personal level, I always took note of how excellent she was at art, as well as writing. I had English with her a few times and every time, whether she shared out or was just talking to friends, I always noticed just how beautifully she could put sentences together. She had so much talent, which inspired me to try and become more creative. I wish I would have said more/shown more appreciation to her work. I never heard a single mean thing come out of her mouth and I wish everyone would live by that wonderful quality. There is no doubt that Peyton will be missed. I’m so sorry for your loss and can’t imagine how tough this must be for you. Sending love and thoughts to Peyton’s friends and family.

  • Ereka Turner says:

    Peyton truly was an amazing human and a blessing to us all. I had the pleasure of working and going to school with her and creating a friendship I never knew i needed in my life. Peyton never failed to be truly the best friend to me and always be my rock. The constant joy she brought into the world was truly amazing. Though I know losing her will be a difficult obstacle to over come, I hope we can all help and support peytons family knowing she is no longer in pain. God is with her now and though her bright light may not shine where we can see it,it is still there. The memories and impacts she left in everyone’s life continue and our love for her will never leave. Wishing the best to her family during this difficult time.

  • Colin Guise says:

    On behalf of my wife Jody and daughters Briana and Kaitlyn, please accept our sincere condolences. Family is everything, and our children are at the heart of a family. Take care. and continue remember all the good times that Payton was able to bring you in her time on earth.

  • Sydney Burry says:

    When I first moved to Kelowna I had no friends, I was this shy girl that wouldn’t talk unless spoken to, then one day Peyton came and sat with me and everything changed. She was so smart and funny and her smile was warm and welcoming. I’ll never forget when she moved in a block away from me, I was so excited to get to spend more time with her, we took the same bus everyday to school, but life got in the way and we drifted a few years later. Just watching her on the bus so invested in whatever she was doing that day was so inspiring, her laugh was contagious. There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. Peyton is the most creative and kind hearted girl I have ever met and I know that she’s painting the most beautiful skies for us right now. I’m sending all the love to you right now❤️

  • Alexandria Dinwoodie says:

    Dave and Shay, Chris and I are so sorry to hear about your families loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I truly believe that those you hold close never truly leave. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into your lives.

    Our condolences to you and your family. 💜

  • Ken Roche says:

    David, Shay, Malcom and all your family,
    It is with great sadness to hear of your loss of Peyton. Our hearts go out to you all in this very hard time.
    As I read through the memory of Peyton and watched teary eyed through the Tribute of a genuinely free spirited young lady. I realized that in a loss you have also a “forever” just in memories. keep them close forever and a day. David, I truly do understand. and although each loss is different. I want you to know that you and your family are truly being thought of. Much Love to you and yours, Ken Roche and family.

  • Springfield Funeral Home says:

    Dave
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    So sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter.

    Darlene

  • Springfield Funeral Home says:

    Hi Dave and family, so sorry for the loss of Peyton, thinking of you at this sad time.

    Sue Stevens (exCintas employee)

  • Derek Cresswell says:

    I am truly grateful to be one of Peyton’s friends. I have been shaped by her and will forever remember her. I know that all of her friends deeply, deeply cared for her and would do anything to make her happy. She would always do the same for us. There is nothing we would not do to have her back with us, even for just one last hug. Words alone cannot expression my sorrow at the loss of such an amazing and bright person.
    Peyton has the ability to lift the mood of the entire gang and bring smiles to everyone. She would lead us by being the first to try and organise activities with everyone. Because of these things there will forever be a gap in our friend group. This space will only be physical as Peyton’s spirit, mind, and love will be beside us until the end of time.

    I love you Peyton. I’m glad you’ve found peace.

  • Carlene says:

    You guys poured your heart and soul into Peyton’s obituary and slideshow….what a beautiful tribute to Peyton…thank you for sharing your cherished memories, and photos. No words can say how sorry I am for your family’s loss. Hold each other tight…loving and thinking of you all

  • Erin Walton says:

    Dave, Shalyn and family,
    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you right now. May Peyton’s beautiful soul find peace.
    Stephen, Erin, Rachel and Joe

  • Saundra Dandyk says:

    So sorry for your loss. Such a lovely slide show. So many beautiful memories

  • Jennifer Morice says:

    I met Peyton when her family moved to Kelowna. Whenever I would see her when she was younger she would yell “Jen, Jen Jen Jen” and run towards me with the biggest smile on her face and give me a huge hug. She always had a way of making me feel special and like I mattered. As the years went on and she grew up those memories never faded, whenever I saw Peyton I always saw the little girl in the smile she gave me. I’m glad that I was able to meet such an incredible human who always brightened my day and made me feel a little bit more important in this world.

  • Valerie and Blair Scranton says:

    To Peyton’s loving family,
    Our hearts ache for you as we remember this sweet girl.
    We remember Michelle’s Grad party hosted at Dave and Shalyns house. Peyton was just a little girl at the time and she was so very happy, running around with her brother and just enjoying the excitement and fun of having so many people there. As we watched her throughout our visit we noticed what an amazing little girl she was and the joy that seemed to glow from her. At one point I happened to be in the kitchen as Peyton was busily making her lunch. I commented on what a smart girl she was to be able to do this. She lost no time in assuring me that she knew all about making lunches and had done this many times! I was impressed at the time with what a capable and independent little girl she was. I remember her beautiful eyes sparkling as she chatted with me.
    Over the years I have kept track of some of her doings through Brian and Michelle, and enjoyed hearing about her French learning and her time spent in France. Such an amazing sweet girl.
    We pray that as you grieve in the loss of your dear Peyton you will find comfort in the beautiful memories that can never be taken away. I also remember from times spent at family events the outpouring of love that seemed to surround Peyton. She was indeed blessed to have had such a loving,caring and supportive family and she in turn was such a blessing in all of your lives. Please accept our deepest sympathy, love and prayers for comfort and strength.

  • Leslie Godwin says:

    Our hearts go out to you all ♥️ With great fondness, we remember Peyton by her joyful smile. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

  • Layken Pidwerbeski says:

    Peyton was and always will be a star. To think se won’t be in our lives anymore is painful, but her art will always live on! She was so kind to everyone she met, she was so polite and intelligent. I’ll miss her to death. Thank you for making art class such a whimsical experience, Peyton.

  • Anika Larsen says:

    I knew Payton through Olivia, I talked to her a few times because we would eat in the art room together. I remember her being so involved in her art, she was so amazing at it and it blew my mind how talented she was. I’m in complete shock and I’m so sorry for your loss, she truly was a gift. I send my love to her family❤️

  • Hayley Hunter says:

    Peyton was in my classes and I always remembered her quick witted responses that caught everyone’s attention in class. She was a very smart girl and I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • Malgosia Thiessen says:

    Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.
    Loosing a child is heart breaking. We are truly sorry for your terrible loss.

  • Sailor Janes says:

    Peyton it was a pleasure being in French Immersion in Glenmore with you. I will never forget our basketball game where I had to go get stitches:) I was always so jealous of your amazing artistic skills. You are going to be missed by so many. Our memories we shared I will treasure forever. Until we meet again… Truly, Sailor Janes

  • Lauren says:

    I’m shocked 🙁 I will always miss you Peyton. Having you around in my classes was fun. I wish I could have gotten to know you better. You are so talented and extraordinary and a beautiful soul. Fly high angel 🙁 💜

  • val Kolesar says:

    I am so incredibly sorry for your and our loss. I had the privilege of teaching Peyton at KLO and then again taking her to France last ear for the exchange. I have nothing but the fondest memories of Peyton, and when I close my eyes, I can see her beautiful smile. What a lovely soul! I am thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Take care.

  • Breagha Hodder says:

    I’ve known Peyton since elementary school days, we did girl guides together. I always remember her being so kind to everyone. After I stopped girl guides I didn’t get to know her until high school, until we had Japanese 11 together. We didn’t know anyone other than each other, so we sat together, helping each other through the course. Sharing laughs and stories. I was sad to hear that she dropped the class to focus on her other academics. I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to get to know this beautiful soul, she brought light to every room she entered. I especially liked how involved with the environment, going to protests and speaking her mind. I am so sorry for her families lost, but I know she is watching down on us and making beautiful artwork in heaven. Peyton you will be missed by so many. I love you and sending love to the Ross family! <3

  • Megan Baliski says:

    I moved away the year after I met Peyton. I will always remember her contagious laugh and her ability to make me smile. She was a beautiful soul and such a talented girl. We were so different, I’m athletic and she’s artistic. I don’t usually find it easy to connect with a lot of people, especially if they have very different interests but Peyton was so lovable. It didn’t matter who you were, Peyton’s humour, sarcasm and smile could always make your day better. Me, the typical hockey player with no writing ability had to turn around at my desk countless times to ask Peyton for help in the writing unit and she never hesitated. To Peyton’s family, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️

  • Georgia Regush says:

    Peyton was the only one who got me through grade 10 science. She not only helped me with her smarts, but mostly her humour and beautiful personality that made that class worth going to. She was always so kind and welcoming. She was so caring and her heart could not have been bigger. She was so talented, I loved seeing her posts of her art as her pieces truly blew me away. Sending our thoughts and love to Peyton’s family and friends and anyone who was gifted the chance of knowing her.

  • Rachel Arsenault says:

    Peyton radiated beauty and light in all those who crossed her path. I wish I would’ve gotten the chance to become closer with her. We had a few classes together throughout middle and high school. She was full of potential and talent. She truly inspired me. We had only spoken a few times but she was always so gentle and compassionate. I admired her humbleness and patience. I am deeply sorry to all of those closest to her. The world lost a beautiful soul but heaven gained an angel. Peyton I will always remember you and the way you touched my soul unknowingly.

  • Tori Kobayashi says:

    I am so so grateful that I had the privilege of being Peyton’s friend through middle school and high school. She’s always been such a steady presence to rely on in any given situation. Anyone who’s even attempted art in their life is massively jealous of her skills. It still boggles my mind how she can create anatomically correct faces without a reference. Even boring stuff like math notes, receipts and scraps of paper with passwords or phone numbers on them are decorated with beautiful drawings if left in her supervision unattended. All her friends desperately seeked her approval for any drawing they’ve made, knowing that she would compliment it anyway, no matter how bad it was. (I’m guilty of this as well. More than once.) There’s always going to be a missing space in our friend group. It’s a hole that can never be filled properly, but the least we can do is decorate it with endless stories and memories we share with each other. Although it’s not as good as the real deal, we have many stories between all of us to last us awhile. I’m going to miss all the little things like sticking my arm in front of her while she’s holding a sharpie and closing my eyes, letting her do her best, or her worst, depending on how mischievous she was feeling. I’ll miss playing tetris and taking pointless quizzes online with her while the teacher isn’t looking. Pretty much all the good shortcuts and websites I know are from Peyton. She is the most understanding person I know, always knowing how you’re feeling and what you need. She makes everyone feel better just by listening. And for the most part, in her own words, “Just listening means a lot”. I wish there was something I could do or say for the family of Peyton, but nothing could ever be enough. The loss of a daughter/sister is an unspeakable pain that I can’t imagine going through. I’m so sorry.

    I love you Peyton

  • Austyn Banister says:

    Peyton and i were both in french immersion, so we have been in each other’s classes since grade 7. We really didn’t become friends until grade 11, she was in my grade 12 french class with me and was the only person i knew and she was nice enough to sit with me and become my friend. She was very smart beautiful and so kind, very passionate with everything she did. i remember ALWAYS peeking over her shoulder just to even catch a glimpse of the artwork she was making, in awe of her talent. we had a lot to talk about, we both had same music taste and loved so many of the same artists. you could tell when she was having a bad day, you could feel the shift in the air and in the room but that never stopped her from being nice, supportive and understanding to other people. She definitely has one of the kindest souls. The last time we talked, she had messaged me on instagram, saying she really loved our “vibe” and wanted to hang out. That was about a week before knowing about her passing. I did not know that was going to be the last time i spoke to her. I see her in my dreams and in the sky.

    i miss you Peyton.

  • Olivia Webster says:

    I thought long and hard about what to say, or how I could possibly express the impact that Peyton has made on my life, and frankly words fall short.
    She inspired me with everything she did. From constantly striving to improve her art, to colour coding her marine biology notes depending on class and phylum, to teaching herself how to cartwheel in my backyard. She was so authentically her and it was such a pleasure being able to witness just how radiant, and wonderful she was firsthand. She was so charming, and brilliant, and so damn compassionate. She never failed to make me want to be a better person.
    There are so many things I want to say but nothing could possibly convey how sorry I am, or how much I miss her. But when all’s said and done I’m so grateful that I had the privilege of knowing her, and cherishing her memory.

  • Samantha Beausoleil says:

    I’ll never forget Peyton’s beautiful soul, and her beautiful smile. I have been going to school with her since elementary, and seeing her grow to become such an amazing person and artist was inspiring. I keep remembering the time we spent at that cabin at Beaver Lake a few ago, laughing and playing games. I wish we hadn’t grown apart over the years. Peyton was truly talented and had the kindest soul. I send my deepest condolences to her family and close friends. There are no words to describe how dearly she will be missed.

  • Isabella Calissi says:

    I didn’t know too much about Peyton. I had Careers with her in grade 10 (where we were both bored as heck, and played games to pass the time) and she would sometimes like to hang out in my video production class this year. She was fun and smart, and beat me time after time in geoguesser. I wish I new her better, she was an awesome person to be around and talk to. She was one of the most cheery people I knew, smiling and laughing a lot. I give my deepest condolences to her family. Peyton was, and always will be, an amazing girl.

  • nadia mallo says:

    Peyton, a beautiful soul. Her personality lit up a room. Peyton and i were close, we were 1 day apart. We spent so much time together in elementary. As things changed I never looked at her differently, she was always one to open a door for you, ask you how you’re doing, or give you compliments. Peyton will forever be in my memory and my families as well. I am very sorry for your loss (peytons family) in loving memory she will stay.

  • Lily Erhardt says:

    I remember having french class with Peyton back in grade 9, on the last day of school we were teammates for a game of scrabble (which we won) and got ice cream together. I never got to know her very well after grade 9 but I know I will miss seeing her art and all her story rants and her song recommendations on her Instagram. Even though I wasn’t friends with her I think about her everyday. She will be missed. i can’t imagine what her family is going through and I give my deepest condolences to them. <3

  • Olivia Regush says:

    Peyton and I used to work together at Mr Mozzarella and I was lucky enough to have had many classes with her over the years. My heart goes out to all of her friends and family and I send as much love as possible to them in this time. Peyton was a truly beautiful person and I am honored that I got the chance to know her. She had a genuine and kind ability of making people feel special. Whether it was at work or in art club, she was so kind to me and always made me feel so included. She inspired me in so many ways. Her smile made me smile and her laugh made me laugh. To her family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you along with lots of love. I am very lucky to have known such a cool girl.

  • Lauren Wood says:

    I never knew Peyton very well, over the years we had classes together. She has a truly amazing soul and spirit, I wish i could have known her better. Her comments in class made me laugh, her creativity and artistic ability was inspiring. Im so very sorry for your loss. Peyton will not be forgotten, fly high💙👼

  • Lauren Wood says:

    I never knew Peyton well, we had classes together over the years. She has such an amazing soul and spirit. Her creativity and artistic ability was inspiring. Her comments in class made me laugh they were up lifting. I wish I could have known her better. I am so very sorry for your loss. Peyton will always be remembered, fly high♡

  • Josh Comeau says:

    Though I didn’t know Peyton for long, she was an incredible person who always lifted the spirits of those around her. She lightened up the world through every piece of art, every joke, and every witty comment. My condolences go out to her family and friends in this incredibly difficult time.

  • Paige Smith says:

    I met Peyton in grade 7 and I had the pleasure of getting to know her that year in all the classes I had with her. Although I didn’t get to know Peyton on a personal level she would always make me laugh when I talked with her and radiated positivity and kindness. She was so beautiful inside and out and always so caring towards everyone. Peyton was talented and her art was amazing, I’ve never seen anyone who could draw like that. I know that heaven has gained an angel and my thoughts and love go out to Peyton’s family and friends in this hard time.

  • Oliver says:

    I met Peyton at the beginning of the school year, we has art class together and we attended a climate change rally together. She was such a sweet person, I admired how happy and bubbly she was. In art class I could always over hear her laughing and joking with her friends. I wish I had the opportunity to get to know Peyton better, although we never became friends I admired her, and I will miss her. My condolences to all of her friends and family who are grieving right now. I hope the afterlife treats her well.

  • Justus Florczyk says:

    Though I did not know Peyton well, the few times we talked or ran into each other, she was very polite and welcoming. She was a wonderful person to talk to, and expressed wonderful and creative ideas, and cracked a few good jokes. I can not fathom the loss many are feeling, my deepest condolences. Rest In Peace Peyton.

  • Sara Nymark says:

    Peyton was the sweetest person I’ve ever met. I met her in band in Grade 7 where we both played the clarinet and she was always so kind when I would play the wrong note. I didn’t know her too well but whenever I saw her around school I always admired the way she carried herself and her amazing sense of style. I always wished we could’ve spoken more often as she would always crack some great jokes. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and prayers right now.

  • Grace Bondaroff says:

    I never got the chance to talk to Peyton but we did share math together in Grade 11, she was always laughing and smiling with her friends in that class. And always was the first to raise her hand to answer a question. Heaven gained a wonderful girl from the inside out. Sending lots of love and hugs to her family and close friends.

  • Mya Gilbert says:

    I knew Peyton since grade 8. She was so sweet and instantly offered to show me around. Being they new kid she offered to be my friend. Sharing my love of books and writing. I was so happy to have her in my class this year, and to once again be able to be a part of her life. She was amazing, funny, smart and welcoming. She will always be remembered in the hearts of those who go to meet her. Never to be forgotten, fly high Peyton💙💙💫

  • Bridget Jolly says:

    Being able to have known you was a great blessing, and being able to have grown with you through school is something I will never take for granted, and being able to see and appreciate the things that you did, especially your art, is something I will never forget. Moments shared with you were never dull, full of laughter and brightness, I know you will take this with you wherever you are and wherever you go, but memories will never be bitter. Remembering the beautiful moments, and yearning for more, thank you for sharing a part of your life with me. And to Peyton’s family, your daughter was a true grace to the world and I like many others will never forget her.
    My condolences to go out to you all.

  • Shyloe Fayad says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love & support to you & your family during this extremely difficult time.

  • Bell Family says:

    We are holding you close in our hearts and our thoughts.

  • Bethany MacDonald says:

    I’ve known Peyton since eighth grade, she was always such a ball of positive energy. Even though we hadn’t been close for long Peyton was a bright light in the dull world. Her humour, her art, and her personality always lit up a room. My condolences to her family and friends in wake of this tragic loss.

  • Zenaeja Henry says:

    If Peyton were here with me at this moment, she’d have the words to describe how I’m feeling. She had the words for everything, and she proved it constantly. I can only sit and stare at my screen for ages wondering how to possibly convey the inner workings of my heart during such a confusing, exhausting time. Being one of Peyton’s closest friends was something that kept me on my toes in the best way imaginable. I’ve never known a more scintillating spirit, a more vibrant heart than hers. She spoke for me when I couldn’t find the courage, and she held my hand when she knew I needed it. (And she always knew. She could just sense it.) She was by far the most intelligent, intuitive, spunky girl I’ve ever had the pleasure of existing alongside. Inside Peyton’s heart was, and still is, a raging fire. Warm, harsh, and gentle all at once. She nurtured it with every song she screamed while dancing at the end of the hallway during lunch hours, and with every night she spent on the phone with me while softly teaching me something so strange, you’d only expect to hear it from her. I don’t think I’ll ever meet a person who will make me as excited to live life to the absolute fullest as she did. Her purple hair, her giant black boots, the satchel she carried everywhere, the solace and love in her eyes, the unbelievable art she created, the incense she spent so much money on, the passion in her spirit, the itineraries she’d write, the tiny stick and poke tattoos she gave herself… those are all the things I’ll remember her by. Those, and so many more. Enough to power a boat and take it across the world; the big, grey world that she was simply too bright for. To Peyton’s family, thank you, and I’m sorry I couldn’t do more. The fact that you brought such a beautiful girl into my life is something I could never dream of taking for granted.

    To Peyton, I love you. I love you, hooligan. I love you, and I will keep writing songs about you until there are no more song to write.

  • Springfield Funeral Home says:

    We are holding you close in our hearts and our thoughts. The Bell family

  • Scott Mazurek says:

    On behalf of myself and my family, please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss.

  • Kyle Ancelin says:

    Dave, Sending love and prayers to you and your family. There simply are no words for something like this, and we are all here to support you for anything you need. God Bless!

  • Rhiannon Evans says:

    I wish I had put more effort into rekindling Peyton and I’d close friendship. At one point she was the only person I confided in, the only person ai wasn’t horrified to be my self with. I admired her when we were close, her style, her wit, her smarts, I would even pretend to like books and artists I knew nothing about just to relate to her. If it hadn’t been for her, I would have spent years of my life utterly alone, and I’m so grateful she was there to stick by me. To the family, Sheylin, Dave, Malcolm, I’m sorry I never really talked to you, I was always a bit too scared. But I want to thank you for raising such a genuine woman, who I won’t say wasn’t afraid to be herself, but had the courage to overcome that anxiety. I’ve never seen anyone pull off bold eyes and blue hair like she did. This loss will never leave you, but I hope some day it all becomes a bit easier. I would bring you a batch of blueberry scones but I’m sure you have enough baked goods to last until winter. I feel like there will never be enough to say, but thank you. Thank you so much. I haven’t had the chance to talk to many of you since this happened but to who I have spoken to, Sheylin, you are the strongest woman I have ever met. Thank you all.

  • Mikaela Luck says:

    Peyton moved next-door to me around five years ago we’ve never really talked or seen each other until the beginning of high school we have always been friends but we never really talked. I never had any classes with her but I wish I did so I got to know this beautiful, sweet, funny girl a lot better. I wish I talk to Payton the first day she moved in. I will miss her so much. And I wish we got to take some graduation photos together.
    Miss you Peyton!!

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