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NATASHA JUNE BOONSTRA October 20, 1979 - May 27, 2005 After a brief illness our precious and beautiful daughter, Natasha passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Natasha was a vibrant spirit who lived life to the fullest. Natasha was not afraid to take risks. She had a fierce independent streak. She had a love for the performing arts and was working on a degree in film shortly before her passing. Natasha also had a great love for children and cared for many whom needed her warmth and compassion. More than anything else, Natasha wanted a child of her own. After a very difficult pregnancy, she had Dylon, the child that she always wanted and loved. Dylon is now her legacy, and the most precious among the many gifts that she has given us. Natasha's impulsive nature, her daily phone calls, her sense of humour, and her ability to fight right up until the very end of her life will be missed by all the lives she has touched. Natasha was beautiful and unique. There will never be another like her. Her strong and feisty spirit cannot be destroyed by death. Love never dies. Our lives will not be the same without her nor would we want them to be. She has left a void that nothing can fill. Her courage and strength during her illness was an inspiration to us. In life she had beauty and dignity, in death she found peace and eternal life. Her precious brother and soul mate Tyler in 1995; her sister Emily in 1999, and her great-grandmother 2001 predeceased Natasha. Natasha leaves behind to embrace her spirit and do justice to her memory her precious five year old son Dylon; her mother Wendy; her fathers, Hank, Jan, and Chris; her grandparents, June and Ed Shellenberg, Eileen and Gerrit Boonstra, and Gordon Bowcott; sisters, Laurrisa (Adam) and Laura (Darren); uncles, Wayne, Henry, Wally, Chester, Bill, Trevor and Paul, and Aunt Georginia, Auntie Dana and Auntie Jackie, Mother Choma and Grandma Neufeld. Natasha's second mothers, Auntie Angie and Auntie Patti; cousins, Erryn, Tara, Myles, Yolanda, and Chester; Natasha's precious nephew Eryk and niece Isabella. Natasha's boyfriend Jimmy and best friend Vanessa. Natasha leaves behind her beloved great-baba Minnie Stocki who loved and cared for her until her passing. Natasha leaves behind to mourn her passing numerous family members and friends. A service of remembrance will take place Friday, June 3, 2005 at Cropo Funeral Chapel 1442 Main St. at 3:30 p.m. Daly De Gagne officiating. In lieu of flowers a trust fund is in the process of being set up for Natasha's son Dylon. Donations will be accepted at the service or in person at Black Letter Books, 1170 Main St. The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose, The moon shines with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare, Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair, The sunshine is a glorious birth, But yet I know, wherever I go, That there has passed away a glory from the earth. - Wordsworth Natasha is Forever Loved, Missed, and Remembered CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 31, 2005
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