It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved precious Leaira Ashlyn Wilson at the young age of just five years old on August 6th, 2018 in a head on collision outside Sylvan Lake with her Father Scott Wilson who was also killed and her seven year old big brother Ryker Wilson who miraculously survived and was saved by Stars and others.
Leaira will be forever cherished and never forgotten by her loving Mama Ashley and her best friend, playmate, protector and her hero big brother Ryker and her four month old baby brother Kast. She will be sadly and forever be missed by her special maternal grandparents Randy and Karen Cross of Rimbey, paternal grandparents Doug and Wendy Wilson of Ontario, Great Grandmothers Ruby Anderson and Irene Cross both of Rimbey and Marlyn Boyd of Ontario, and her Aunties, Uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Leaira was so beautiful and perfect in every way. She had absolutely gorgeous eyes, marble blue. She would just look at you and your heart would melt. She had a laugh that would light up the room, and loved being center of attention. She was so loving and full of life! She had a big smile, huge heart and loved to snuggle, especially with her Mama and siblings. She loved nature and the outdoors, camping, fishing, quadding, hunting, catching creatures – even the creepy crawly ones. She wasn’t afraid of nothing. She loved all animals and bugs including her two ponies Shilo and Flash and her dog Dagon. Her favourite animal was a Cheetah. She also liked wolves. She loved butterflies too. Her nickname was “LadyBug” as she would always find them, didn’t matter where she went, she would always find a ladybug somewhere. She wanted to be a Veterinarian and Marine Biologist.
Leaira loved doing crafts daily, drawing, painting, coloring and was looking forward to attending grade one this fall. Leaira had a love for the mountains and water. She always loved to go swimming and have baths. Leaira really had a passion for mermaids and said her hair was mermaid hair, she was so proud of it and loved to show it off as it was passed her waist. Leaira also had a stuffy she took everywhere she went and slept with every night, she called it “SHEEPY”. Everywhere she went she would gather rocks and sticks for her collection. Leaira was a very special little girl that loved life to the fullest and creating things and touched so many of our hearts and had compassion for others. She was so kind and polite, and everyone loved her.
A public memorial service in Celebration of Leaira’s Life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Community Center, 4725- 43rd Street on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 4:00pm, possibly followed by a “purple” balloon release (location not set yet.)
Cremation took place at Serenity Funeral Services in Edmonton.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations in Leaira’s memory may be made to the Go Fund Me account that has been started to provide financial support to Leaira’s big brother Ryker who survived and to her Mama who is heartbroken, https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-leaira-wilson
Donations may be also made to [email protected] -password 4Leaira in honor of Leaira’s surviving brother Ryker.