Tayzia Merilee Ardina Lewis-Hill was born at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, AB on August 13, 2015 to Shannon Lewis and Merle Hill. She was the youngest of 4, the baby girl of the family. She was born 2 months premature and was diagnosed with Prader Willie Syndrome. She was kept in the NICU until she was transferred to the Stollery for a short stay because she was making remarkable progress. On October 2, 2015, Tayzia was discharged. She proved the doctors wrong and was able to eat, crawl, walk, dance and had a normal childhood. She was a determined little girl, a fighter right from the day she was born. Everyone knew her as Queenie; it didn't matter if she didn't know you, she greeted everyone with a smile and a big hug. Always made sure that everyone got a hug before she sat down. A little girl with the biggest heart.
Tayzia leaves behind to celebrate her life: her best friend, her mom, Shannon; her dad, Merle; her adopted big sister; Shayleen and Trent as her second parents; and her 4 older brothers, Shayden, Brayden, Tayzden, and Krayton; her 2 older sisters, Tayla and Morrissa; her maternal grandparents, Henry and Arlene Lewis; her paternal grandparents, Isabelle Hill (Peter), Percy Heathen (Melina); her aunties, Amanda (Dallas) Lameman, Sharon (Reg), Lewis, Kristen, Reinetta (Calvin) Morningchild, Pam Lewis, Lora, Myrna, Melanie, Sharla, Terri (Kyle), and Mandy; her uncles, Joey and Jeremy; her adopted uncles, Quinton (Karen), Philip (Miranda); her adopted auntie, Cindy Carter; her kokoms, Millie (Chris), Donna (Frank), Carol, Lisa (Gerald), Louanne, Rose (Paul), Rema (Walter), Lydia (Kerry), Ruby (Lawrence), and Doris (Raymond); her mosoms, Tommy (Trina), Darcy (Janet), Lance (Kim), Ronnie (Dawn), Andrew (Matilda), and Donald; her best friend, Alayiah; her nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and many cousins, too numerous to mention.
She was predeceased by: her uncles, Aaron Boy (1976), her maternal great grandparents, Peter Whitstone (December 28, 2019), Aldina Whitstone (nee Chocan)(January 9, 1989), Pierre Lewis (March 15, 1987), and Delphina Lewis (September 1987); her grandfather, Wayne (August 17, 2011), Roy Lewis (November 3, 1985), Gilbert Lewis (October 29, 1969), Harvey (baby) Babygirl Lewis; her uncles, Kirby (2011), Jarett (2009), Kyle (2020); and her auntie, Tenelle (2016).
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