Alyssa Joy Spackman was the six year old daughter of good friends of mine. A bright and beautiful girl with wonderful friends and the most amazing loving family.
A little over a year ago she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She fought and fought and her parents did everything (and seriously, I mean everything) they could to beat it. She lasted longer then any Doctor predicted and that was because of the sheer will power of Alyssa, the love and support from her family and the prayers of an entire community.
She went to heaven early this morning while surrounded by her Mum and Dad, her sisters, brothers and Grandparents who I feel devastated for. I pray for strength for you all and complete peace for the beautiful and precious angel, Alyssa.
The Comfort & Sweetness of Peace
By Helen Steiner Rice
After the clouds, the sunshine,
After the winter, the spring,
After the showers, the rainbow-
For life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease.
After life’s cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace.
A service for Alyssa will be held at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park (Crematorium) East Chappel, Whitfords Avenue Padbury in Perth on Thursday the 9th May at 3:30pm.
Please wear colours or purple and feel free to bring a single flower or paper crane to place on the casket if you wish. There will be stickers available for those who wish to place them on the casket for our little “sticker queen” and there will be purple ribbons to tie around your wrist in honour of our beautiful Alyssa.
Please join us after for tea/coffee/refreshments/light snacks at a venue to be advised.
There will be a special service held for Alyssa in Kununurra at a later date.