Victoria Bourdeau

18-Aug-1997 - 23-Jul-2018

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Bourdeau, Victoria Elizabeth

We are heartbroken to share that on July 23, 2018, our precious daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend died by suicide in Langley, BC. It was a beautiful summer day full of promise, the presence of loving family and friends and guidance for the future. Even so, Victoria could not see a way forward, her thinking so clouded by depression and emotional pain. She was a brave, loving and sensitive girl who loved her family and friends deeply.

Victoria Elizabeth Bourdeau was born in Surrey, BC and grew up there attending Betty Huff Elementary, North Ridge Elementary and Clayton Heights Secondary schools. She also attended North Otter Elementary in Aldergrove.

Victoria’s love of music was obvious very early in her life and she pursued writing songs and playing piano and guitar with passion. She discovered in high school that she was also a very talented artist, particularly drawing. Victoria treasured all of her family and friends and loved spending time with them. She really enjoyed swimming and had a soft spot for animals.

A celebration of Victoria’s life will be held at People’s Church in Surrey, BC on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00. There will be some time after the service to have refreshments and share our memories and comfort one another. Victoria once said that she wouldn’t want anyone wearing black when she died, so we will seek to honour that.

As we live, please be kind to one another. Share your struggles and joys and fears, be present and patient in each other’s journeys. And when love seems to fail – because sometimes love is not enough to ward off health conditions – then love more, pray more, talk more, learn more, live more.

Despite her death, let love remain.

Always Loved

Posted by Cheryl Braye | 06-Sep-2018

Jason, im so sorry to hear of victoria's passing. A while ago i received a friend request on facebook. But i didnt accept as i had no clue how she would have heard of me. Your daughter is now a beautiful angel. When you see the stars in the sky , know that the brightest one is her, smiling down and looking over you. I cant imagine what you are going through. Remember all the good times, it wont make your hurt any less but it will bring a smile to your face and sparkle to your eye. Stay strong. Hugs Cheryl

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Posted by Kathleen McGillivray | 18-Aug-2018

What a beautiful obituary you have written....Victoria was such a beautiful, kindhearted soul...i will never forget her beautiful face...there are tears in my eyes and my heart grieves for your loss...all the family and friends that knew her better than i...and her singing was good as anthing on the radio...may your soul find peace, dear Victoria...if i had only known you were in such pain, i would have done everything i could have to have helped you...remembering you forever, Kathie, your former neighbour

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