It is with sadness that Mark and Wendy Forsythe announce their daughter Miranda’s passing. Miranda was surrounded by family and passed peacefully after a lengthly illness. Miranda is survived by her parents and brother Geordy, her grandparents George and Hilda Murray and Cathy Forsythe. Her extended family includes aunts and uncles – Les and Marie Murray, Robin and Jim Mathis and Nancy Murray and Nathan Kew and many cousins and great cousins. Miranda also considered her dogs Radar and Sophie a part of the family. She was predeceased by her Grandparents Lola and George Forsythe.

Miranda was active in bowling and rhythmic gymnastics with Quesnel Special Olympics until her illness prevented it. She also had a large group of friends and “staff” at Quesnel Community Living Association. Mirandagreeted everyone she knew warmly. She was “one of a kind” – with a strong and unforgettable personality. She was known in those circles for her personal flair for fashion and accessories.

It was an amazing support network that allowed Miranda to lead a full life – several communities surrounded Miranda with love – family friends, her close friends, The United Church community. Lakeview school staff and students, Correlieu staff, support workers, resource teachers and school district staff. The large Special Olympic community of coaches and athletes. QCLA clients and staff and Handi-Dart drivers – All of these supports were what allowed Miranda to flourish and become who she was.

Wendy, Mark & Geordy would like to thank all the friends and colleagues and their families in the larger community that have played and worked with Miranda and then finally supported them in their final months with Miranda’s ailing health. Thanks also for the care she received from the Doctors and Nurses and hospital staff at GR Baker Memorial Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital that was above and beyond.

Miranda taught us about life and living it well: about how unconditional love is the best love of all, about loyalty and perseverance, about strength in the face of adversity, about hard work and finding happiness in the “small things”. Loved by her family forever and always, she will be remembered by many and dearly missed.

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