With breaking hearts we say good-bye to our beloved daughter, sister, friend and mother. Juanita passed away quietly at home holding her Dad’s hand, and surrounded by family and friends, after fighting a short but courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her young daughter Alissa, her parents John and Laurel McCrea, brother Christopher McCrea (Lisa), sister Kerri McCrea-MacPherson (Bill), five nephews and nieces (Travis, Brianne, Jonathan, Kaeli, and Kendell), grand-parents Pamela and Arnold McCrea, several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, many close friends and co-workers.
In her words, “I fought as hard as I could”. In her 37 years, Juanita went to school in Sooke, played on local sports teams, and worked in the grocery industry, working for both local grocery stores and for the past fifteen years at Thrifty Foods in the Vancouver and Victoria areas.
She lived for her daughter and said, “She is my greatest accomplishment.” A caring, compassionate and strong woman, Juanita will be deeply missed, “gone way too soon”.
A celebration of Juanita’s life will take place on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Road, Sooke BC.
Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations in Juanita’s name can be made to the BC Cancer Society, Sooke Hospice or a charity of your choice. A trust fund for her daughter has been set up at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. Donations can be made at any branch or you can donate at gofundme.com under Alissa’s Education Fund.