June 26, 2013 – May 2, 2020
We are sad to announce that Jaxon’s Journey on Earth has come to an end. On May 2, 2020, Jaxon passed away in the arms of his Mom and Dad at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Though it was short, Jaxon’s Journey was full of joy, happiness, and love. Jaxon had many challenges; however, he never ceased to amaze everyone who knew him and taught compassion to all those he met.
Jaxon was only one week old when we received the devastating diagnosis of Trisomy 13. Since then, we knew Jaxon was our borrowed angel and that we would not have him for a long time, but we were determined to make it a good time – and that we did.
Jaxon was a very loving and happy boy. At Suwilaawks Community School, he thoroughly enjoyed misbehaving in the halls with staff and friends, feeling the vibrations of the drums during drumming club, strumming the guitar during music therapy, the quietness he found in the library and feeling the wind on his face while going for walks. His smile and laughter melted the hearts of everyone he met.
Jaxon leaves behind his Mom Lisa, Dad Mike, brothers: Tyson and Bailey, Grandma and Grandpa (Ken and Heather Schweder), Vavo and Vavo (Jose and Maria da Costa), many aunties, uncles, titi, tia, and cousins and his best-friend and intervenor, Simone Snyder.
Thank you to all those who walked along side our family through Jaxon’s Journey. No matter how long or short the duration – we are forever grateful and would have been lost without you. A very special thank you to Dr. Adlam who was with us from the very beginning right through to the end – words cannot express how fortunate we were to have you by our side every step of the way.
“Don’t Cry Because its Over, Smile because it Happened”
– Dr. Seuss