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Hannah Dawn Ziehr-Schuil

Posted By obits On May 31, 2011 @ 8:40 am In Obituaries | 30 Comments

In Memorial


As you danced in the light
with joy, love lifted you.
As you brushed against this
world so gently, you lifted us.

Hannah Dawn Ziehr-Schuil

Andrew and Christine Schuil sadly announce the passing of their precious daughter Hannah. Hannah Dawn Ziehr-Schuil, born January 13, 2000, went home to be with Jesus on May 26, 2011.

Hannah will also be dearly missed by her sister Kirsten, brothers Jake and Liam, Oma and Opa (Bill and Ada Schuil), Gran (Deidre Lowe), Grandpa (Ron Lowe) and Grandma Tove. Hannah will also be missed by her cousins, aunts, uncles, caregivers and many friends.

Funeral Service to be held on Friday, June 3rd at 11:00am at Maple Ridge Baptist Church – 22155 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge. Interment to follow at Whonnock Cemetery (on 96th Ave off 272nd Street in Maple Ridge). In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to B.C Children’s Hospital in memory of Hannah.

As we try to express our gratefulness for all the special people in Hannah’s short life, We are overwhelmed once again by how many people loved our daughter and how many people supported us in being her family. We find it very difficult to actually represent the vastness of that love and support network. We realize that in reality all of you at one time or always were part of her family and in your support, love and care became part of ours. There is a lot of attention on us right now, but we want to sincerely say, we are also so sorry for your loss and no words seem big enough to express our gratitude for you – Andrew and Christine

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Condolence from Barb Aleman on May 31st, 2011 1:31 pm

Just want to express once again how sorry I am for your loss. I know no words can express how it feels to have such empty arms. I do understand and am here for all of you at any time. Barb & family

Condolence from Wendy Trembaly on May 31st, 2011 3:50 pm

Hannah, no words could ever express the way you have touched my life. You have taught me so much in the four short years I have know you and your family. I know when I see a butterfly it is you touching my life as you have touched in the past. Love you Hannah. May God Bless You Sweetie. Love Auntie Wendy

Condolence from Carol Kehler on May 31st, 2011 4:30 pm

Dear Andrew and Christine, Jake, Liam and Kirsten,

It is hard to think of words to express my deep sadness at the loss of your dear Hannah. And she was a girl I don’t think I met. What must you be feeling, you who loved and cared for her.
I thank God that He has given us hope. I will pray that He will be your comfort and strength, He who gives us our breath.

With love,
Carol Kehler

Condolence from Susan Carr on May 31st, 2011 4:54 pm

To the Family of Hannah,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your sweet daughter. We are very saddened to hear of her passing. Being a parent myself of a 9, 14 & 17 year old I cannot imagine what you must be going through – I have no words other than I am very sorry. I hear Hannah was a very bright light at her school and will be greatly missed.

My thoughts and wishes for strength go out to you.
Susan Carr, School Board Trustee

Condolence from Betty McLeod on May 31st, 2011 7:27 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. The Kindergarten kids and I had such a wonderful time with Hannah–I have a special memory of her scooting under the parachute to the delight of everyone! I feel so blessed to have known her and your family. May you find some comfort in all the love and support from the Albion community. Love, Betty McLeod

Condolence from The Redman Family on May 31st, 2011 9:33 pm

we are very sorry for your loss,we only met her once but she touched us with her beautiful spirit,Draek would like to let Liam know he is very sorry about his sister and that whenever he needs a friend to talk to he will be there,truly sorry for your loss.Corrina,Joshua,Draek and Phelan

Condolence from Denise Stone on May 31st, 2011 9:52 pm

I have such incredible memories of precious Hannah. She was a bright light in my life. I am truly sorry for your loss. God bless you all. Much love, Denise

Condolence from Kyla on May 31st, 2011 10:11 pm

Hannah had a special way of bringing people together. She was a very loving and excepting child that will be missed so much.I feel so very fortunate to have been able to be apart of her life and apart of your very special family. My thoughts and love are with you always. Love Kyla

Condolence from todd johnston on June 1st, 2011 9:32 am

Dear Andrew and Christine,
Our family and all of us at Tri-R and Trinity are so saddened to hear of the passing of Hannah. We extend our deepest sympathies. Your loss is shared by many friends who care. You are in our thoughts, our hearts, and in our prayers.

Condolence from Janice Pontes on June 1st, 2011 10:25 am

Christine and Andrew, Jake, Kirsten and Liam,

We are so sorry for your loss. Those who met Hannah were touched by an angel. She was an inspiration to all of us. Her beautiful smile lit up a room.

God Bless,

Janice, Nolan and Evan Pontes

Condolence from Amber, Laura, Matthew, Hannah, Shawn, Brandie,Tina Pesek on June 1st, 2011 10:33 am

To all those that were touched by Hannah:

We are saddened by the passing of dear Hannah. Our family will always remember Hannah’s smiles, sleepovers, manicures, walks and story times we shared. We are taking comfort in the fact that this sweet little angel is now flying freely as an angel of the Lord. God Bless.

Condolence from Eleanor Palis on June 1st, 2011 10:34 am

To the family, extended family and friends of Hannah

The entire school community shares in your loss, and there are no words to encapsulate the grief and sorrow you are all feeling now. Every child brings us light and hope, and Hannah leaves that with all of you as you get through each day. My thoughts are with you.


Eleanor Palis
Vice Chair, Board of Education SD42

Condolence from Renuka Preocanin on June 1st, 2011 2:55 pm

Please accept my condelence for your loss. Hannah will be greatly missed by all who encountered her. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. I was always in awe of what a wonderful advocate you were for her, Christine. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Kirsten Urdahl-Serr on June 1st, 2011 6:14 pm

Dear Christine, Andrew, Liam, Kirsten, and Jake,

I profoundly saddened to hear of the loss of your Hannah. Her courage and your devotion to her well-being leave a legacy of love for all who have met your family. With my sincere condolences for your beautiful daughter and sister.

My thoughts are with you and yours,
Kirsten Urdahl-Serr
Odyssey Community Teacher

Condolence from Janelle Frederick on June 1st, 2011 11:10 pm

I think I have had the pleasure of meeting a number of the Schuil clan at one point or another while working at Hair Expression with Ian years ago. I was fortunate that sweet Hannah was among the few that I had the opportunity to meet. You probably don’t remember me but please except my heartfelt sympathy. I have been blessed with a child of my own since the last time I saw you and that has only deepend the emense sadness that I feel for parents that have lost a child. I wish you, your family and all that loved Hannah the very best.

Condolence from Kim Hendrie on June 2nd, 2011 2:36 pm

Dear Andrew and Christine;

God has welcomed a amazing little girl to watch over all of us. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Hendrie & Matthew Harrison

Condolence from Art and Evelyn Janzen on June 2nd, 2011 6:50 pm

Dear Andrew and Christine

Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sad to hear of your loss. May God be with you during this time.

All our love, Art and Evelyn Janzen

Condolence from Lennea Erickson on June 2nd, 2011 7:21 pm

Dear Christine, Andrew, Jake, Kirsten and Liam,

We are so sorry to hear of Hannah’s passing.

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss … our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

With love and hugs,
Lennea and Cohen Erickson

Condolence from Veryl and Marilyn Nouch on June 3rd, 2011 9:31 am

We share your Grief

Love Marilyn and Veryl

Condolence from Marlena on June 3rd, 2011 8:36 pm

I was blessed to be able to be a part of Hannah’s life. She was one amazing little girl. Who touched everyone’s heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Terry Wendorf on June 6th, 2011 9:45 am

We had the pleasure of working with Hannah the past few years. What a beautiful and lovely girl. I recall how loved she was by her classmates and staff. On behalf of the PISP team (Provincial Integration Support Program), we send our deep felt condolences to her school and family. She will be missed…

Condolence from Kathryn Svendsen on June 6th, 2011 10:13 am

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Hannah was such a beautiful person. I know she will be missed. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Jerome and Krista Penner on June 6th, 2011 7:49 pm

Dear Andrew, Christine, Jake, Kirsten and Liam,

Even after the beautiful and meaningful service held last Friday, we want to express to you that we are holding up your family in prayer. May you know God’s peace as you grieve the loss of your beautiful Hannah. The expressions of love that were spoken of at Hannah’s memorial are a testament to the stength of your family and God’s grace seen at work in your lives.
With our love and prayers,
Jerome, Krista, Linden, Erika and Marty Penner

Condolence from Kyla on June 7th, 2011 5:30 am


As the crickets begin their symphony at night, God reached down and guided you into his light
His arms were wide open to welcome you home; you are at peace now and far from alone. You gave purpose and love to the lives that you touched, you taught us about compasssion and the meaning of trust, your lessons of love and courage will live on. We all know in our hearts, this doesn’t mean that you’re gone. You are smiling down at us and comforting our sorrow…and as the morning birds prepare to sing their song tomorrow, a beautiful butterfly emerges from the morning lights glow, fluttering lightly to the sounds of the living, but Hannah your love will live on and you’ll never stop giving.

I love you Hannah

Condolence from gramma tove on June 9th, 2011 2:03 pm

congratulations on a life well lived and a love well shared. your bravery and courage to go beyond the expected confirms your gifts as His. any way you look at Hannahs time here with us emphasises what God sees in everyone,a reflection of His love eternal. i for one hope this is just a beginning. i will not greive for your loss as there is no loss only a Gift of one perfect opportunity to express His love past, present and future. when we believe there is only room in our hearts for joy.

Condolence from Stan & Heather Robinson on June 9th, 2011 5:54 pm

Dear Andrew and Christine, Bill and Ada

We’re so sorry to hear of Hannah’s passing.
May the Lord pour out His grace and peace on all of you.
And may He give you rest.

Stan and Heather

Condolence from Al and Diane Dupuis on June 13th, 2011 4:58 pm

Andrew and Christine,
We are saddened to hear of you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Al, Diane, James and Kane

Condolence from Hannah’s Mom on June 19th, 2011 9:14 pm

Thank you everyone for all your kind words and prayers. A friend shared this song with me and I want to share it with all of you.

(Laura Story – Blessings – with lyrics)

Christine Schuil

Condolence from The Sparks Family on June 28th, 2011 10:47 am

Hannah sparkled. In every picture, every moment, you can see that she sparkled and that radiated in those around her. I can’t even put in to words our condolences. Know that you gave her an amazing life, your love and strength through it all is unfathomable. I hope and pray for strength for you and your family through this.

Condolence from Hannah’s Mom on May 25th, 2013 7:32 pm

Sweet Hannah,
I can hardly believe it has been two years we have been apart. I love you. Today I celebrate that there is only a certain number of years we will be physically separated and tomorrow marks one less. My heart is filled with gratitude for the years we had here on earth and the promise of an eternity together. Today I am also deeply missing you my precious daughter. I don’t know when we will be together again but I am so grateful I know the One who does.
Loving you with all my heart,

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