Our lion-hearted Jaida passed away at Sick Kids surrounded by those who love her beyond words on Friday, April 29, 2011 in her 7th year.

Jaida was a shining light around which her entire family revolved. Her joy, courage and loving ways changed each and every one of us to the core.

Jaida truly touched everyone who met her and she gave and recieved more love than most people do over a full lifetime.

Our beautiful angel will forever be safe in our hearts and our memories of her courage and her love of life will sustain us.

Jaida will be profoundly missed by her parents, Helen and Steve, her incredible big brother Wade, her grandparents Bill and Joan Cumberland, Peggy Sykes, Derek and Jeannie Sykes, her uncles and aunts and cousins. Jaida has a special place in the hearts of all those who worked with her at home and in the community and we thank each and every one of you for helping us take care of our precious girl and for enriching her life. Jaida’s team at Sick Kids lead by Dr. Michael Weinstein, helped our daughter live her life to the fullest and was with us every step of the way up to the moment that she went to heaven. We will never forget all that they did for our little fighter.

We will forever be grateful for the love and support of our family throughout Jaida’s life and especially over the past several weeks.

Jaida. We are missing you.

Fly butterly… fly!