We are heartbroken to announce that Alistair passed way too soon on June 7th, 2016 at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. He fought a valiant battle with a very aggressive and rare brain tumour called DIPG for 6 months. He was surrounded by family throughout his struggle. Ali notably came into this world at home during a hot summer day in Kaslo on July 12th, 2010 at exactly 12 Noon on the Midwife’s birthday. He lived his first few years in Kaslo, enjoying playing with his sisters, cousins and friends. Later, we moved to Nelson where he attended Kindergarten at Rosemont Elementary. He was a very distinctive, gregarious child who made many close friends wherever he went in his short life. He could be very strong-willed, and a force to be reckoned with. On May 13 Alistair was able to attend the Monster Jam truck show in California thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We are so grateful that he was able to see the show with his family. Ali was very intelligent, intuitive, generous, witty, considerate, and compassionate. He loved to have long conversations, go to school, the park, fishing, camping, play with Legos, his cat (Jag), and dog (Suki), and the computer. He loved to cook and had great taste for his age. He often talked about what he would do when he grew up from being a mechanic so he could fix his mom and Grandma’s cars, to most recently wanting to be a Chocolate Chef. Ali loved his family and we loved him so much; more than words can say. He had so much potential and will be sorely missed every day. He was larger than life and always will be. We will keep him in our hearts forever.
Alistair is survived by his Mother; Jasanna Dobbyn, Father; Martin Bellefeuille, sisters; Haeven and Samaya Bellefeuille, Grandma Gaydene Bergen and Grandpa Guy Dobbyn, Grandma Claire & Grandpa Yves Bellefeuille, Great-Grandma (Oma) Anne Bergen, Great Grandma Gigi Bellefeuille, Uncle Timothy Dobbyn and cousins Elwynn, Ngaio, Rue-Bee, and Hazel Dobbyn, and a large extended family. Pre-deceased by his Great-Grandpa (Opa) Cornelius Bergen, Great-Grandma Audrey and Great-Grandpa Edward Dobbyn, Great-Grandpa Lucien and Great-Grandma Alice Masse, and Great-Grandpa Leo Bellefeuille.
The memorial will be at Tagham Hall on June 25th 1-3pm. We welcome anyone touched by his life to come and wear red, Ali’s favorite color. We would like to ask people to give a donation to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in lieu of flowers.
As Ali used to say all the time,
“Let’s get this party started!”