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SURINE, Emma Victoria

February 2, 2015 — December 25, 2015

Passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015 at the age of 10 months and 23 days.  She is survived by her parents Dan and Melissa; twin sister Addison Lorainne; paternal grandfather Kevin Surine; paternal grandmother Cheryl Black; maternal grandparents Allan and Brenda Romanowski; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

Emma was born on Monday, February 2, 2015, at 6 pm. She couldn’t have been more perfect: lots of dark brown hair and chubby cheeks. She was a gentle and calm baby, only fussing when things really weren’t right. At 3.5 months of age, Emma was diagnosed with a terminal muscular condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 1. Her life expectancy was 1-2 years at best. Her parents made the most of her short life by creating many meaningful memories and giving her the best life possible. She will be forever missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Canada, 103 – 7134 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G4 www.curesma.ca.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

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Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Canada, 103 – 7134 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G4 Link: www.curesma.ca


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The service for SURINE, Emma Victoria is scheduled for Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Uncle Terry and Auntie Susan says:

    Sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers and hugs and love sent to you ! Love you ! Deepest sympathies to you! Xoxoxox

  • sandie says:

    What I can picture in my mind are “those eyes”. Those eyes full of life and sparkle and intelligence. Those eyes that changed from skeptical to happiness as Emma got to know me.
    I was humbled to watch Melissa and Dan live the words “love like there is no tomorrow”

  • Stacey & Kelly says:

    So sorry for the loss of little Emma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Love you.

  • Rhonda and Steve Bartlett says:

    Dan, Melissa and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

  • Stuart, Michele & James Morrison says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our hearts ache for you all. Emma truly was a very special gift and touched the lives of many!

  • Gloria Kadlec says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet baby girl. Hugs and prayers are sent your way. Deepest sympathy.

  • Diane Taylor says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Brenda McBee says:

    Dan and Melissa, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter , Emma. Please know that you all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers each day. Take care.

  • Karen Amos says:

    I don’t know you. But I just felt so strongly to write this. We lost our baby granddaughter at one day. She lived long enough to forever be imprinted in our hearts. I am just so sad for the loss you are feeling. I have twin daughters . I don’t know what to say to you but she will forever be in your hearts and her twin’s heart too.
    There’s anew star in the heavens and she’ll be twinkling for you….

  • Marlene Schell and family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • Kathy and Bob Briggs says:

    We are so sorry your family is having to go through this. Our prayers for you will continue.

  • Kathy & Gordon Jones family says:

    We can’t fathom your great pain, but we are praying that angels of comfort come and stay with you forever, like your love for sweet Emma. So sorry

  • Tara Loseth says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Chris and Konnie Elder-Dvorak says:

    Sending our sympathy, love and many hugs at this most difficult time. Love Konnie and Chris.

  • Dwayne & Rhonda Brandle says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Deepest sympathies!

  • Cindy Kowalchuk says:

    Kevin Sheila and Dan,Melissa my heart goes out to you all. All my thoughts and prayers.

  • Karen Nelson says:

    Melissa and Dan, so sorry for your loss of Emma. Sending prayers and strength!

  • Bobbie Haynes says:

    I feel compelled to write to you and offer my support from my family to you. We lost an 11 day old baby 6 years ago – my granddaughter – so we can somewhat feel your pain. We knew several months before she was born that we would not be keeping her so, as with you, it was a long road of pain. Ally Grace is always with us – we think of her every day, and your beautiful Emma Victoria will always be with you. Please know that we are praying for you and my tears are falling as I write this. Peace and strength to you as you begin this most difficult journey. Bobbie.

  • Tyler & Vanessa Gilbert & family says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very awful time. May your sweet Emma rest in God’s arms for eternity.

  • Don and Maureen Robertson says:

    Dan and Melissa please know that we are thinking of you during this time of sorrow, and always. Our love to you.

  • Megan Russell says:

    Dear Dan, Melissa and Addison,
    I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling at this time. We all see the amazing love you have for your girls and the great strength it takes to go through this journey. I wish you continued strength through this very difficult time. We are all thinking of you.
    Love, Megan

  • Amanda Russell and Ian Dixon says:

    Dan, Melissa and Addison – we are sorry we were unable to join you for your ceremony to say goodbye to our sweet little cousin Emma. We have loved all the photos and videos proud grandma Cheryl has shared with us. We think of you every day and are keeping you all close in our hearts. Sending our love to you all.

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