Brea Rae Garner
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Brea Rae Garner March 3, 1990 - January 10, 2013 Brea lived life with enthusiasm, purpose and joy. Her passing was unexpected and remains unexplained. She is survived by her sister Maggie, and her mother Michelle, but she was also dearly loved by her extended family, her fellow Kundalini yoga students and the global community. A celebration of Brea's life will take place Friday, January 18, at Trinity United Church, 1805 Larch Street, Vancouver, at 2 PM.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 16, 2013.
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January 3, 2014
Brea, you inspiration is un-ending. I will always remember you in your radiance and laughter. You are missed every day. Love and support to the community of all who knew and loved this sweet soul. x
Samantha Hope
February 17, 2013
January 29, 2013
I offer my deepest condolences to all Brea's family and friends. I knew Brea to always be shining a smile, she always hugged me with such a authentic love and warmth, and always offered her kind words and deep thoughts. She was incredibly rare and precious. This world lost a beautiful young woman too soon. I only have to trust that she was done her Spirit-work here, graduated with the highest of achievement (she impressed me so much), and she must be needed to fulfill some other deeds of Love and Light that is only done in higher realms. She will make an amazing angel! I'm sure she will look after those who she loved... Michelle and Maggie I have been touched deeply in getting to know you and it has truly been an honour for me... My heart goes out to you both, and to all her loving extended family..
Renee Hope
January 25, 2013
We were very sad to hear about Brea. We remember meeting her as a toddler at Douglas Park and watching our girls as two happy families. Our thoughts are with you, Michele and Maggie! Jean Scribner & Chris Wilson
January 21, 2013
There are no words to express our condolences. Brea was a beautiful soul. We have many fond memories of Brea and we will cherish them always. Love Amanda, Christina, Ciara and Camille.
January 19, 2013
Still remember you in the pool early mornings gliding through the water as the beautiful swimmer you were & are! hugs to You & Maggie & Michelle and you are in our prayers
Sharon & Rick Reich
January 19, 2013
May her spirit soar. Always remembered: We were blessed for her time with us.
Debra Sherman
January 18, 2013
the forest heart
I had a little artistic ceremony in the forest to day to commemorate Brea's lovely is the to all her friends and family who are missing her.
Stephanie Lafazanos
January 18, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Michelle and Maggie and extended family. Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean you'll miss them until you meet again. God has Brea in his arms as his angel was needed. She'll watch over you both, and she'll be in your hearts forever. Love and comfort your way. Kathy,John Gardynski
January 18, 2013
Your free spirit has inspired a generation. Your light will shine on forever more. You have taught me the true meaning of love and life. Rest in peace.
January 18, 2013
May memories of wonderful times spent together keep Brea's spirit alive forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Maggie and Michelle.
January 17, 2013
May the sweet memories of Brea be with all her friends and family.
January 17, 2013
My thoughts and prayers will continue. My heartfelt sympathy is with ALL. With care and love, Cousin Lori
Lori M. Clapper
January 17, 2013
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy Brae was much too young to get her angel wings.. With Much Care and Love, Cousin Lori
January 17, 2013
You were an inspiration to all who knew you. You'll continue your work from above. We are all very lucky to have known this lady for 22 years. Love and sympathy to Maggie and Michelle.
Jackie & Jerry Belge
January 17, 2013
Beautiful Brea, I did not know you well, but I loved you. Your epic smile, heart of gold, and eyes of pure light have left an indelible impression upon my heart. Thank you for gracing our world.
January 17, 2013
Brea Rae Garner, you were a remarkable student in the art of living, an inspiring teacher by your extraordinary example. My heart is aching and my mind is struggling - so hard to say goodbye so soon - so unexpectedly. In the just over a year that I have known you, you surely did some beautiful living. Au revoir, mon amie, au revoir...
Maret Christiansen
January 17, 2013
I had adopted Brea as my little sister. We loved each other very much. She was a bright light in my life and losing her has been heartbreaking. I know that she is flying with the angels now. She will always be in my heart.
Erik Paulsson
January 16, 2013
So sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss Michelle and Maggie. Cherish the memories you have of each other!
Love Ron and Barb Suek
January 16, 2013
I regret that I didn't know her well, but I remember that Brea possessed a rare energy and enthusiasm that made her a joy to be around. She was a welcoming, friendly young woman who was capable of brightening the room with her smile. I'm deeply moved and saddened by her passing, and I cherish the memories I have of her. Brea was just all around an extraordinary person, and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet her.
Duncan Booker
January 16, 2013
We were extremely sad to hear about Brea's untimely passing. We only knew her for a short time but found her to be a vibrant and caring person. Our thoughts are with you, Michelle and Maggie.
Anne & Alan Reynolds
January 16, 2013
Rest in peace Brea.
January 16, 2013
I knew Brea as a little girl. She was kind, sweet, full of energy and enthusiasm. When I read descriptions of her as a young lady I can see that the energy and enthusiasm had turned her into a beautiful and spiritual person. What a loss! I will pray for the progress of her soul. Michelle and Maggie, my thoughts are with you on Friday I wish I could be with you but I am in spirit.
Hedy Afsharian
January 16, 2013
I knew Brea when she was little girl. She was kind, sweet, full of life and energy. When I read descriptions of her as a young lady I see that energy and enthusiasm turned her into a beautiful, and spiritual individual. I pray for the prgoress of her soul, my thoughts are with you Michelle and Maggie on Friday I wish I could be there with you.
January 16, 2013
A thousand blazing suns. A thousand shimmering moons. Neither could display the inner-profuseness of our sweet Angel. Brea was a billion undulating Universes, swallowing freedom with each gasp.
January 16, 2013
I had not seen Brea in years, but I can still imagine her beautiful smile and kind nature. No words can express the tragic nature of a loss like this.
January 16, 2013
She was a wonderful, caring and loving person. We became best friends early on but unfortunately drifted apart. She will always be in our hearts. My condolences to her family and all of those affected by this loss. RIP Brea. Love, Nima
Nima Bahrami
January 16, 2013
She truly brightened the world with her smile and carried with her a flair that can only be found in the most beautiful of people.
Alysha Hassanali
January 16, 2013
We will always love and cherish our gentle soul Brea Rae..
Kiki and Grandpa Lundy
January 16, 2013
I have lost a beautiful niece; but the warm, sweet memories will always remain. Brea, you are truly loved by many. Michell and Maggie, remain strong in the knowledge that family and friends surround you with love and support. Love, Auntie Lorill
Lorill Garner
January 16, 2013
I have looked back at all the photos of time shared with all our families together and I am heart broken for the passing of this beautiful child I have known since the age of 5. I know there are no words to express the pain of such a lovely young women leaving this world for another. God needed Brea to continue his work, remember with love and much prayers for Michelle and Maggie. My deepest sympathy.
January 16, 2013
Dear Michelle and Maggie,

I've waited a few days to contact you, as I do not wish to intrude on your privacy, just offer my sorrow.

I'm sorry for your loss.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Such a feeble bleat while my inner voice wails anguished disbelief.

To a grieving mother and sister whose pain I cannot know; to the shocked soulmates and beloved friends...a beautiful love has left you.

I did not know her as you do....yet share tremendous sadness. I did not know her, yet her essence flows through—I'm awash in tears and despair that Brea's radiant kindness and laughter is gone. Her inspired light spirit will be missed.

Seems the most common question humans ask is how it happened, as if the why will calm us, heal us or help us answer the unexplained sudden void. Wrestling to make some kind of sense of the anything known yet at all?

I'm sorry for your loss, for the pure loss, for all our loss. In time may you somehow find small comfort in feeling Brea close by, as she sets off on her new journey.
Montana Jones
January 16, 2013
So shocked and sorry at this very sad news. May the love and support of the extended family and friends carry Mom & Maggie through the difficult time ahead. As a student in Grade 7 at YHS, Brea is remembered as a bright light, with a beautiful smile, and many friends.
Mary Keitel
January 16, 2013
May your soul rest in peace. Susan Deering
We will miss you Brea Garner. Closure will be hard to accomplish because we don't know why you left us so soon. You were such a beautiful person, so kind and never mean to others. We hope that your spirit is in a beautiful place. Susan Deering and Savannah Hamilton
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