In the 90s when Becky was an undergraduate student at McGill she had a special way of really connecting with people. Being with Becky was always uplifting; she was great company with that contagious smile and bright attitude. She carried herself with a sense of purpose, class, and self-deprecating humour. Becky had the ability to be goofy or deadly serious - but always authentic. She embodied life and the potential of the future. Becky was a stand out, even then.
It's no surprise that she ascended to the top of her chosen path. I've read many of the tributes and messages and I'm deeply moved by how influential Becky is for so many people. Her lesson, to me, is that you can get ahead without compromising your values, your sense of self, and raise the level of those around you.
She spoke lovingly of her family in Vancouver, of her brothers, and her beloved Hornby Island. Becky, your example inspires us to be better, to try harder, to remember the importance of mutual respect and human connection in achieving your objectives. I will never forget you and I'm privileged to have met you. Rest in peace.
My thoughts are also with Mary, Jesse, Cameron, and Mateo. We've never met but I feel like I know you. I can't imagine the loss you must endure now but you're not alone. And Becky's extraordinary life and example shines on and gently reminds us to keep striving; to make things better.