Erica Christina MURPHY (NEE D’ALESSANDRO)

MURPHY

(Nee D’Alessandro)

Erica Christina

Born March 26, 1975 Passed away March 9, 2008 at Nanaimo Regional Hospital.

Predeceased by Luciano D’Alessandro (Nonno), Ricardo D’Alessandro (Uncle).

She is survived and will be dearly missed by her devoted husband Dan; Parents Al & Karen D’Alessandro; Grandparents Ron & Grace Francis, Dora D’Alessandro; Sisters: Karen(Dennis) Bellavance Campbell River; Korina (Raj) Jhawer Campbell River; sister in law Sarah; Nieces & Nephews: Scotia, Cassidy, Ashley, Taylor, Inara, Asha, Madison & Damien; Aunts & Uncles: Ken(Molly), Francis, Cosetta D’Alessandro; Cousins: Christian (Carrie) Olney, Adrian Olney, Anea Olney, Germayne (Sean) Berry.

After Ericas return from her fast pitch scholarship in Kansas & Texas she spent many hours coaching pitching clinics, and coaching girls rep softball. Erica also supported and devoted her time to her nieces in their sporting events. She cheered them on, gave them pointers and lots of high fives. In the last couple of months Erica made a special friend, Sam who introduced her to the Dragon Boat Team Pink Panthers where Erica made special connections.

Erica worked many years for Save On Foods. Here she made special bonds with everyone she worked with. Erica was very appreciative and grateful of her friends and colleagues who put on 2 benefit dances for her in her time of need. A special thanks to Rod.

Erica was an avid Canucks Fan. She enjoyed everything from recently getting her picture taken with Willy Mitchell, to watching her niece Cassidy skate at intermission at the Canucks game and having the Vancouver Canucks Logo painted on her toenails. Dan & Erica liked to spend their time camping and fishing, where they enjoyed the outdoors and relaxed with one another. Erica loved to spend quality time with her family and friends.

Erica was an amazing person who made friends wherever she went. Erica was strong, positive, courageous and a true believer that anything could be overcome. Dan was her rock, soul mate and her best friend, and there wasn’t anything they wouldn’t do for one another. Erica also received enormous support and love from her Mom and Dad, in laws Pam, John, Dave & Nicole. Erica had many true friends that provided support in many different ways, one friend in particular Jen. Jen was always there for Erica & Dan no matter what they needed, she always went above and beyond. For that the family will be eternally grateful.

A special thank you to the Nanaimo nurses and doctors in the Emergency Dept. A special thank you to Dr. Dunne, Dr. Atwell, Dr. King, nurses at the cancer clinic, and Medical Imaging.

Prayers will be offered at 8:00p.m. on Friday, March 14th from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 15th at 11:30a.m. with Father William MacDonald, O.M.I., celebrant. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Cremation and Reception Centre, Campbell River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.


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