Due to complications that can be presented by Angelman Syndrome, there are families in NZ who have faced the tragedy of losing a loved one. These family members are never forgotten; we celebrate their lives and remember them in this gallery. We also honour them each year on Feb 15th, as we observe International Angelman Day.
“What we have enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply
becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
Suzanne Austin (1980-2002)
Elijah Humphries (2003-2007)
Oliver Lowry McWilliams (1966-2012)
Felicia Porter (1994 - 2017)
Kirsteen (1998 - 2023)
Charlotte Story (2004 - 2023)
In loving memory of Kirsteen
Kirsteen brought so much love and joy into everyone she met. She was the light that made the world feel brighter, colours seemed to shine so much more. Her smile and laugh were always able to make hard days seem so much better. Kirstee, we miss you every day, but there is a sense of peace knowing you fly with the angles. We love you always and forever.
In loving memory of Charlotte Story
Christchurch: 2004 - 2023
Always such a joy to be around, Charlotte would light up the room when ever she came in. We dearly miss her so much; her beautiful smile and giggles.
Fly high our darling Angel.
In loving memory of Felicia Porter
Pukekohe: 1994 - 2017
Felicia's life was cut short by cancer. She lived her life to the fullest, supported by a loving extended family and community of carers. Felicia and her family were avid supporters of The Angelman Network and regular participants at all our fundraiser events and family gatherings around the Auckland region.
Her bright smile and sociable personality will be greatly missed.
In loving memory of Oliver Lowry McWilliams
Orewa, Auckland: (46 years old) 1966 - 2012
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance….” Ecclesiastes Ch3
In loving memory of Elijah Humphries
Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light
Read more about Elijah’s Story here: – https://elijahangel.wordpress.com/