Kenna Marie Lavallee
Kenna Marie Lavallee, aged 15 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Friday, June 11th, 2021. A Celebration of Kenna’s Life will be held on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the service starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Inn, 1590 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK with Celebrant Dave Foley officiating.
Kenna Marie Lavallee
On Friday, June 11th, 2021, Kenna Marie Lavallee was rushed to the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK where her beautiful soul left this world surrounded by loved ones. She was greeted in heaven with open arms by her “Grandpa Dragon” Scotty Fedorwick and Grandpa Bob “Hippie” Lavallee. Kenna was an angel who left us too soon. She is survived by her loving parents, Shandee Fedorwick and Jeremy Lavallee; brother, Connor; grandparents, Denise and Jim Davidson, and Bev and DeWayne Vankoughnett; aunts, uncles and cousins: Jesse and Merran Fedorwick (Fynn, Rowan), Aaron and Juanita Fedorwick (Arian, Joseph, Jade, Garrett), Rebecca Davidson (Karma, Deja), Brendan and Amy Davidson (Felix), Bill and Sandy Kopeck, Mike and Melanie Kopeck, Brenda and Mark Gieni (Nathan, Nicky, Michelle), Ashliegh, Joey, Austin, and Makayla; as well as numerous other relatives.
Kenna burst into the world July 22nd, 2005 at the Regina General Hospital. She made an early demand of her mother at Buffalo Pound Lake which led to a race to the Moose Jaw Union Hospital, where they were then transported to Regina for delivery. She arrived with Cystic Fibrosis and spent the first number of years in casts and surgery for club feet. What could have been challenges were unnoticed blips to Kenna, including a recent diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. She overcame many challenges with a zest for adventure, a compassion for others, a huge grin, and mischievous sparkle in her eyes that said ‘hold my Starbucks and watch this’ (or words to that effect).
Kenna attended St. Margaret School where they will remember her as a friend, life tutor, defender of the downtrodden, and nurse to the hurt and sick, until achieving her grade 8 education. She was active in football, volleyball and basketball, participated in the drama club and anything else she could get her hands on, until the time came for her to expand her influence to include both Vanier and Central as a high school student. Although her time in the class room was restricted, her impact was not hindered in the least. Her light will shine on through every friend she made and every person she met.
Cheerleading was a passion and a sport that she excelled at, both on and off the mat. She gained an extended family with the Moose Jaw Cobra Cheerleading squad. While traveling multiple provinces, they won many competitions and events, including the Ice Breaker in 2016, where with no shock to anyone that knew her, Kenna spent the day cheering on all the teams on the stage which earned her club the coveted and seldom awarded Team Spirit Award.
Socializing came easy to Kenna. She was very personable and loved to spend time with her friends. She frequented Joe’s Place, where she volunteered and participated in many activities. Joe’s was always a safe place where she could go and feel welcomed.
Kenna was a bright light that walked to the beat of her own drum, with determination and a smile. Kenna was loving and nurturing, and she had a way with children like no other. She was a proud babysitter of many, with the kids in her care always having the best time. She had a special attachment with Hudson and Benito, who couldn’t wait for their time with her. She was always present when she was babysitting, setting her cellphone aside and fully engaging in whatever the children wanted to do.
Kenna loved animals and she had a connection with them regardless of whether they were hers or not. There was one special animal in her life, her rescue pup named Anakin Bean Skywalker or “Bean” for short. Kenna and Bean have had each other’s backs for nearly 4 years. Bean is lost without her but will be cherished and loved by the family as Kenna would have wanted.
We would like to acknowledge our appreciation to Dr. Oni, Dr. Janzen, Dr. Hassan, and the Emergency Response Team at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their valiant efforts to keep Kenna with us and for their compassion as we began our journey of mourning. A special thank you to Sam, Alissa, Dallas, and Pat for the support provided through this difficult time. As well, we would like to thank Kenna’s closest friends who have reached out to share stories, pictures and their experiences with Kenna as she faced the world.
A Memorial Service will be announced once restrictions have been lifted to allow for Kenna’s many friends and family to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenna’s name to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Suite 800 – 2323 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2C9 or www.cysticfibrosis.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of your daughter Kenna, may god wrap his arms around you and give you strength and peace
My Heart is Broken for you ALL
A ANGEL ON EARTH
NOW A ANGEL IN HEAVEN
A LOSS FOR SO MANY
I PRAY FOR Denise Jeremy Shandee
And all family Aunts Uncles Cousins
A Grief Many of Us Feel
I Pray You Can Feel the Love Surrounding You as You have to bare the Unbelievable Loss of Kenna
My Deepest Condolences Sympathy Love and Hugs for All
Prayers as well
Our condolences to Jeremy and Shandee for the loss of such a beautiful young lady Kenna.
Condolences to Connor and the grandparents, and the many relatives and friends.
Kenna you have left quite a legacy and you will be missed.
You were loved by many.
Thank you for being a part of my life and my granddaughters life.
Love Uncle Glen and Aunt Corinne
I want to say that was an outstanding obituary for Kenna. I Applaud who ever put it together. Outstanding!
So sorry for your loss Shandee and family. Our thoughts are with you.
To Kenna’s Family
What a beautiful obituary for such a beautiful soul. My heart breaks for each one of you as I know that
it is never easy to say so long to those we love, especially when they are so young and we aren’t ready to
let them go. I believe that Kenna must have learned everything she needed to here on earth and it
is her reward to go to a place where there is no illness, tears or worries. She will be watching over each
one of you and waiting to be reunited one day. Your job was done well while here on earth Kenna. <3 <3
I work in the office at Vanier Collegiate. Kenna always came into the office to talk with me. She would be the one asking how my day was and give me the most beautiful smile. She made me laugh everytime she came in. I looked forward to seeing her. Our last conversation was about her white shoes that she wanted forever. She was beaming that she had them, and was showing them to me. She had blisters on her ankles, but that didn’t stop her from beaming in her new shoes. She loved life and she made an impact on me. I am sorry to hear her go, but heaven will be even more beautiful with that girl in it.
Shandee, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your beautiful young daughter! I can only imagine the huge crater she has left behind in your family. I hope in time you can all begin to fill it with treasured memories of good times and cherished stories.
Thinking of you!
Sorry for the families loss of Kenna one brave girl
Our hearts break for you and your family. Although we didn’t know Kenna she does look like an angel. She was like her mother being such a good athlete. We remember Shandee winning the best basketball player award. You were such an awesome player. Your mother Denise was one of the nicest people ever. Know that we are praying for you.
Kenna sounds like she was a gift to all she met and unfortunately her time was cut way too short. I cannot imagine what you are experiencing right now and my heart goes out to all of you. May the many wonderful memories keep you smiling and crying at this time.
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you Jeremy, Shandee and Connor for the loss of your beautiful Kenna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this incredibly difficult time.
Shandee ,Jeremy and family. I am sending you warm gentle hugs as you begin your journey through this devastating loss. Wrap yourselves in all the beauty of Kenna’s soul, spirit and every single memory Kenna created. I send my deepest sympathy
My heart goes out to you all. God called her home but her spirit and love will always be with you in your heart.
Shandy, Jeremy and sweet little Conor love love love to you! I love you, our hearts breaking for you xoxoxoxo R.I.P. Angel
Dear Shandee, I’m so sorry that your sweet girl is gone. Your joy and pride in her was always so evident when you’d talk about her and tell us entertaining stories of her. Losing a child is such a huge sorrow. Love and peace to you and your family.
My deepest sympathy to you Denise and all your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
She was amazing girl
I’m sorry you had to leave so soon, Kenna. I miss you more than anything. You were so loved, and you will always be loved. Rest easy, angel. I love you