In Honour of our Butterfly Baby

On March 8th, 2018 my cousin Brittni Wiersma  (Ypma) and her entire family experienced an unthinkable tragedy. It is every parent's worst nightmare. Their beautiful baby girl, Katelyn Fiona was born sleeping, 13 days before her due date.

Anyone who knows Brittni or has even met her for a moment, knows just how special of a person she is. Brittni is extrodinarily kind, loving, compassionate and generous. Brittni has dedicated herself to helping children and youth by working in children's mental health.

Despite facing numerous tragedies and hardships in her life, like a fire at her family's home on her wedding day, Brittni continues to bring light to so many people's lives.

Our hearts are absolutely broken for Brittni as she embarks on a painful grief journey as a mother, that none of us can truly understand.

Brittni is always the first person to lend a helping hand and now we would like to help her. While we know nothing can ease her tremendous pain, we would like to ask for donations for Brittni and her young family.  We hope that the money raised will help alleviate some of the stress that they are faced with.

We would like Brittni and Ryan to be able to take as much time off as needed from work, to grieve together without worrying about finances.

Katelyn Fiona will be forever remembered and carried in the hearts of all who love her so much.


Little Butterfly

I lived my life inside you
Cocooned in all your love
So mommy, daddy please don't cry
I'm still with you, just up above

I felt your every heartbeat
It's my sweetest melody
And for every heavenly bedtime
The Angels play it back to me

I know how much that I am wanted
I feel so very blessed
Of all the mommy's in all the world
I got the very best!

You think of me in all your waking hours
And on those sleepless nights
Just look out the window and you'll find me
The brightest star, the most dazzling light

I'm the little breeze in the summer
And I'm that unexpected white feather
I plucked it from my downy wings
So that you remember we are always together

I know much it hurt your soul
When we had to say goodbye
But I'm not gone, I'm always here
I'm your sweet little butterfly

In loving memory of Katelyn Fiona Wiersma 

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Donations ()

  • Sue Bailas 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Josh & Sam Carney 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Cathy & Joel Walker 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Denise Witham 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Sarah Hopper 
    • $40 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Carli Hubble 
Organizer
Aurora, ON
Ryan Wiersma 
Beneficiary
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