Sarah Maria Grazia Leyen passed away in the Lloydminster Hospital on September 26, 2004.
Sarah is survived by: her parents Richard Leyen and Chelo Silvini; Grandparents: Keith and Pat Leyen; Grandmothers: Romaine Goudreau and Loretta Valvasori; Grandfather Norm Goudreau; Great Grandfather Leonard Silvini (Nonno); Great Grandmother Mary Leyen; Uncles and Aunts: Les and Josie Leyen; Robert Trammell; Jessie and Michelle Ackers; Norelle Goudreau; Lenny Silvini; Reneʹ Goudreau; Franca Silvini; Dante Silvini; Giancarlo Silvini; nephews: Ryan and Ethan Leyen. Special mention to: Papa Pederson, Uncle Dean, Auntie Tammy and the girls; Uncle David Erick; Auntie Chris Dreger and Little Bruce and a special thank you to Shawnda Heise for all our precious memories of our Sarah.
Thank you to Reverend Harold Martin, Dr. Chan and Dr. Paul Naude, nurse Linda and the rest of the Hospital staff; Dale McCaw and staff, friends, family and loved ones for their support and Tammy Sackney for the beautiful poem.
Maria Grazia Leyen
September 26, 2004
God looked down through heaven so amazed at what he saw;
two people so deserving of his love;
That he knew to complete them, only one thing still remained, so he
blessed them with an angel from above:
From the day they both discovered, of this life growing within;
they cherished every moment as time passed:
For they knew only heaven could have known of their true love;
and known the love they shared would always last:
Then all stood still when they knew that the time had finally come;
their precious gift of life was oh so near:
But somewhere in that time as they awaited this sweet love; God
changed his mind and took her back from here:
This world we're in is so imperfect, that when he had realized, this
little angel was too perfect to remain:
He brought her back into his arms, for all the world to look up to, still
never meaning once to leave behind such pain:
So know that God had blessed you with this seed he planted here, that
will bloom in heaven for eternity:
And now all will have this angel, Sarah Leyen, looking down, to help
us through those times too hard to see,
An angel always there for you and me.