Rena Joy George

October, 1996 – April, 2016

Taken too soon, we were blessed to have this miracle in our lives for 19 short years. Rena had a wonderful heart and a beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed.

Rena will always be lovingly remembered by her mom, her dad, her brother and sisters, her grandparents, her uncles and aunts, her cousins, her many friends, and all those whose lives she touched with her kindness, her love, and her laughter.

We would like to thank our family and friends, and those who have reached out over distance and time to offer their love and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the First Responders who came to our home that day, and to those that step up in times of crisis to let us know that we are not alone. We thank you all.

Please join us as we celebrate Rena’s life at 1pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91, 761 Station Road, Victoria, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society, or any organization that helps kids, teens and young adults who are struggling to cope. Our kids are worth it.

Vancouver Island Crisis Society PO Box 1118  Nanaimo BC  V9R 6E7  Tel (T-F) 1-877-753-2495  info@vicrisis.ca

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  1. Myrna Crawford :

    Hi Sandy, I will be thinking about you on the 21st, I’m so sorry I am away and can’t come to the service. I am thinking about you now.

  2. Sandy,
    Just to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. You have a great support system and I know you will need them. Love and Hugs Bobbie & Alan, Tara and Dane

  3. Ricky Joe Thompon :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Rena, this troubled me, I knew how good of a girl you were, even if we didn’t always see eye to eye, or agree, but you were a bright, smart girl! May you find the peace while you rest it hurts my heart to say I’ll miss our disagreements. I am sorry to your friends and family, and only hope they can find the peace they need. Sending love and earth to your family <3 rest easy pretty girl <3

  5. Deborah Cornect :

    I wanted to offer my heart felt condolences to Sandy and her family!!!!!!!!!!! My prayers are with you at this difficult time xoxoxooxoxox

  6. Della Christine Squire :

    Rena Joy~My memories of you fill my mind like thousands of bright stars in the sky!! Sleep well pretty lady! I love you xoxo

  7. Rest in peace my beautiful niece. Will see you again someday I am sure

  8. Dear Sandy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you difficult time. We have another angel watching over us. Rest in peace, Rina .

  9. Ruby and Gerald George :

    Condolences from Uncle Gerald and Aunt Ruby George and Family in Clarenville,NL. Thinking of you all . She was a beautiful girl . We remember her when she was a little girl feeding the horse down our garden in Lady Cove. She was a sweetheart! Xoxo

  10. Michelle and Dion Price :

    Condolences from Michelle and Dion Price and Family of Clarenville,NL . Beautiful cousin with distance between us we have only met when you were little but we are thinking of you all and you are in our hearts! Love you all xoxo

  11. Christopher Hauschildt :

    My most sincere condolences to Renas’ family and friends. It was always nice spending time with Rena and friends. She was always so inspiring and positive to be around. May her and her family find peace. ❤

  12. Debbie & Barry Pike :

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Renas family and friends. May you find peace and comfort in the road ahead.. RIP Rena.

  13. Shirley Poirier :

    Sandy, Dwayne and family. My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your precious and beautiful child. Wishing you God’s Blessings and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Debbie Byrne Harnett :

    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Will always remember that beautiful little girl. RIP Rena. Hugs to you mom, dad and extended family.

  15. Tracey Kennedy (Braulin ) and family :

    I am so sorry Sandy. I can not imagine the pain that you and all of your family are going through. I know Auntie Eva, Great Gramma Eva is with her.

  16. Sandy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You did such an amazing job raising a beautiful girl who has been taken from us far to early. My heart goes out to you. She is an amazing girl, beautiful inside and out. I feel honoured to be in her life. Rena and I talked often, I’m going to miss those funny messages and how we caught up with each other even if we didn’t talk for months we could catch up in minutes. Rest in Peace Rena. Gone but most deffiently never forgotten

  17. Judy and Aurel Johnson :

    Dear Dear Sandy, to hear that you lost your beautiful Rena is absolutely heartbreaking. Please know that Aurel and I cannot stop thinking about you and your family at this ever so sad time.

    Rena’s smile lit up the room and when I look at this beautiful picture you shared I can see an amazing loving, caring and kind young lady just like her Mom. God Bless you Sandy and your family too.

    Our deepest sympathies.

    Judy and Aurel

  18. Dearest Sweet Sandy, No parent should have to experience the loss of a child. I can’t even begin to imagine what you and your family must be going through. I’m here for you for what ever you need or want. I feel in my heart that Rena is now able to just be who or what ever she wants to be and that she will be with you always.
    Love & Hugs
    Deb & Tony xoxo

  19. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to you Sandy and family.
    You know you can call day or night, anytime. Love and hugs, xox

  20. Danielle shiner :

    My heartfelt sympathies to you Sandy and your family. I can only imagine the pain you must feel losing a child!! I want you to know what a special star she was, always concerned about others and never to busy to lend a hand. She will be forever in my memory as a special, bright star❤️

  21. Tanya Malloch :

    Sandy, my heart breaks to hear Rena has left us. Her smile, spirit and beauty will be remembered always. She was a very special girl who definitely leaves us way too young. Condolences to your family, a star shines brighter now ⭐️

  22. Sandy and Dwayne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you everyday as you are going through this unimaginable loss. Rena will forever be etched in our hearts. RIP Sweet Rena.
    Love,
    Darlene and Len.

  23. Kim & Kayla Power :

    Kayla and I are so very sorry to hear the news about Rena. We are sending our deepest sympathies to all those who loved her, especially her mom and dad.
    Kayla spent many happy days with her childhood friend and has wonderful memories of Rena that she will cherish. Rena’s laughter was infectious and we will always remember her sweet smile! Peace is yours Rena!
    Heartfelt thoughts and prayers from Labrador City

    • I laughed at a picture of Rena and Kayla the other day, they we thick as thieves up to something. It was a great memory, and I will help you hold it close. Thank you. <3

  24. I spent a good amount of time enjoying the lovely Rena , this was so unexpected and even though we can never be ready for things like this .. The news seemed and almost still seems unreal .. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling and I’m aware nothing will fix it but please now you are not alone in missing her .. 1000 + people miss her too , and my heart goes out to your family, xo .. She was one of a kind , and so beautiful .. Will be dearly missed .. No words can explain how amazing Rena really was , I am souly thankful that within her short years she managed to wander into my life i had the pleasure of Sharing a few laughs with her. Gone but not forgotten xoxoxo

    • Always remember the laughter, it was her special gift. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. <3

  25. Patty & the Front End Team :

    We were very sad to hear about Rena passing. She was a big part of our James Bay Thrifty Foods team and will be sadly missed. Our Heart filled condolences go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.

    • Thank you all so much, for everything you’ve done, both during her time there, and through these difficult days. You will never know how much it has meant to me and her family. Love to you all.

  26. Angela (George ) Keats :

    God has another beautiful angel soaring with him. As I did not know Rena I am quite sure she is a beautiful young lady. Dwayne and family My heart goes out to you at this time . just remember all the great times you had with Rena and everytime you see a butterfly think of her and remember that Rena is always close to your heart. She is an angel watching over you all .

  27. Condolences from your cousin Rex and Gale Balsom ( nee George). I never knew you Rena but I have heard so many wonderful things about you. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thinking of you all from here in Clarenville, NL.

  28. Gary and Velma Hart :

    Many prayers coming your way from Gary Hart and family. God has one more beautiful angel in his garden.

  29. Leesa & Tom Watson :

    Sandy & Dwayne – Our hearts break for you. As parents we love so deeply and completely that we can never imagine our lives without our precious babies. Rena will always be with you both. Your friends and family will keep her close to you. Rena is loved by so many. We send our love to you both and please know that we will always be here for you. Leesa & Tom xxxooo

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