Obituary of Kira Emily Richardson
Kira Emily Richardson of Stettler, Alberta passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2022 at the young age of 14.
Kira was born in Calgary, Alberta to Garth and BobbiJo Richardson on December 17, 2007.
At the age of 7, Kira had faced the challenge of childhood Osteosarcoma cancer with a fierceness and bravery that seemed unstoppable however, after her amazing strides and conquering the unimaginable, the cancer returned this past summer.
For those who had the honor of knowing Kira, you will remember her infectious laughter, spirited energy, thoughtful and caring heart and her extraordinary bravery. Often referred to as a giggle wrapped in sunshine, this tender hearted soul loved hanging with her friends, singing, exploring her artistic side, baking up a storm in her mom’s kitchen and going on adventures to the East and West Coasts with her family. Perhaps the one thing that Kira loved most was hanging out with her sweet and faithful furry pal, Madi.
In addition to attending Wm. E. Hay Composite High, Kira was a CHAMP Ambassador for the War Amps of Canada as well as Child Ambassador for Beads of Courage Canada. No matter where Kira went, people were amazed by the positive and happy-go-lucky attitude she carried with her. Even the staff at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where she took her cancer treatments, were astounded by her continually sunny disposition and cheerful frame of mind.
Kira is survived by her loving parents BobbiJo and Garth Richardson; her brother Jace and furry companion Madi; grandparents: Gary Greenlee, Fred and Mabel Richardson; Uncle Mark (Jackie) Greenlee and their children Mackayla, Sasha, and Jayla; Auntie Gayle (Randy/Uncle Man) Boyd and their children/grandchildren Amanda Richardson (Robert, Finnley and Penelope Pearce) and Aaron Boyd (Yuet Lo); Uncle Lyle (Tina) Richardson and their son Kiefer Richardson; great aunts and uncles: Graeme (Patty) Greenlee,Carole Greenlee, Tim (June) Greenlee, Gloria Milne and Linda Marcellus; special cousins Cindy Halford (Rob) and Katie Quilichini (Norm) as well as other family and so many dear friends.
Kira was predeceased by her Grandma Sandy Greenlee.
Celebration of Life
Will be held at the William E. Hay High School
Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 1:00 P.M.
In honor of Kira, please dress “Kira Style”
Hoodies and Jeans
Kira Richardson’s Celebration of Life live stream can be viewed at https://youtu.be/pO4FrgkHbAY
Memorial donations in Kira’s memory can be made to
Beads of Courage-Canada https://beadsofcourage.ca/
The War Amps https://www.waramps.ca/home/
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium
5117 50 Street
Veteran, Consort and areas
5018 Royal Street
Coronation, AB | T0C 1C0}