May 29, 2000 - July 3, 2023, It is with saddened hearts that we are sharing this, our son Liam Douglas Girard passed away on July 3rd, 2023. Liam was funny and had a very loving heart and was kind to anyone he encountered. Liam loved Anime, video games and movies, and most of all he loved his little brother Mike.
Liam is survived by his parents Grace O’Reilly and Steve Girard, his stepmother Maddy Ghoneim, brother Mike and stepbrothers Adam and Nicholas. His Grandmothers, Marie Girard (d. Douglas Girard) and Joy Linder (d. Jack O’Reilly). Graces brothers and sisters and spouses, Allen and Irenea, Shelly and Gary and Deborah (Predeceased by Graces brother and sister Leo and Theresa). Steve’s brothers and sister and spouses, Greg and Cristina, Dave and Kathy and Kim and John. As well as many cousins who loved him very much.
Sometimes in life there are losses. Losses that can never really be replaced. Losing you has been the hardest thing we have ever had to live with. We were not ready to say goodbye. We were not ready to let you leave. We would give anything for just one more day, just one more hour, just one more minute. But we have learned to trust in unconditional love. Because the one profound thing about death is that love never dies. Some bonds cannot be broken. Because even though you’re not physically here, your heart is. It lives on within us. We will carry your heart inside ours. We will carry it on the days when we find courage to heal and to grow. We will carry it with us always. Someday we will meet again. And we will no longer be separated by time and space. But until that day, we will find comfort in knowing that you are still with us. Your heart safely tucked inside ours. Some hearts just belong together, and nothing will ever change that. We loved you then, we love you now. We will always love you forever. Forever in our minds, forever in our hearts. We will carry you forever.
A Memorial Service in Liam's honour will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive, Vancouver, BC, where flowers may be delivered the day of at 10:30am.
Donations kindly appreciated to CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation