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Kira's Obituary

Kira Pauline Bekker passed away peacefully at home on the 4th of January 2005. She was born in Calgary on June 6th, 2003, to Jennifer Bekker (formerly Tomkinson) and Paul Bekker. Although her time on earth was brief she profoundly touched our hearts and changed our perspectives on love, suffering, and grief. Kira, our greatest joy was caring for you – watching how much you loved warm baths, and how much we loved cuddling you afterward, styling your trademark curls, and dressing you in the sweetest clothes. You are our little girl who we love deeply and will miss more than words can express.

Kira is survived by her parents, Paul and Jennifer Bekker, her big brother Lucas, her maternal grandparents, Donald and Pauline Tomkinson, and her paternal grandmother Joy Bekker (David Bekker deceased) and her husband Colin Austin. Kira will also be greatly missed by Aunt Karen, Uncle Graham , and cousins Kyla and Breanna Werschke, Aunt Shauna and Uncle Tom Coffyne, Aunt Rayette, Uncle Andrea and cousin Matteo Sollecito, Aunt Carmen and Uncle Sébastien Gittens, and Uncle Peter Tomkinson.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at 7pm on January 7th at Holy Name Catholic Parish, (2223-34 Street SW, Calgary). Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 8th, in Holy Name at 10:30am. If friends and family wish, donations can be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation In Memory of Kira Bekker, 300 1021 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0B7 or online at www.childrenshospital.ab.ca .