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UPHILL, Jacey Judith
July 25, 1993 - October 14, 2012
Jacey Judith Uphill, born July 25, 1993, was granted her angel wings on October 14, 2012, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family at the Alberta Children's Hospital. The lives that were touched by Jacey's grace and optimism are vast. Jacey's life would seem too short to many, but those who have been touched by her understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her glowing smile, her compassion, her strength, her undying faith and her ability to make every individual who had the honor of being in her presence feel loved and important - these are the qualities that drew people to her. Although she was ill, she gave us courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life - she taught us to believe and have faith, even in the darkest moments. Jacey was a competitive Irish dancer and competed all over North America. With what little free time she had, Jacey played field hockey and even wrestled – all the while being a fashionista. She was a dedicated student at St. Mary's High School and received scholarships and awards for post-secondary education. Jacey was accepted into nursing at U of C, but did not want to stop there, her goal was to become a surgeon - following the example of the incredible nurses and doctors who cared for her throughout her journey. Jacey is survived by her fiancé Luke Borbely; her mother and stepfather, Shonalie and Darcy Stadnyk; her father Dale Uphill and Leigh (Block). She leaves behind four siblings, Joey and Rozanna Stadnyk and Jalyn and Talon Uphill; step- siblings Brett and Ally Block; her maternal grandparents Judy and Carmen Biafore; paternal grandparents Marvin and Annette Uphill; and two great-grandmothers Helen Biafore and Iris Ruzek. She leaves numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends whom she considered family. A Service to honour Jacey will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 - 40 Street S.E., Calgary) on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be forwarded to Jacey's family through www.evanjstrong.com. Jacey was an advocate for Childhood Cancer Awareness, an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a spokeswoman for Canadian Blood Services. If you would like to pay tribute to this inspirational young lady, in lieu of flowers please donate to these causes. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Phone: 403-265-1199.


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Published in The Calgary Herald on Oct. 17, 2012
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