Olivia Menard

February 09, 2011 - April 14, 2015

Obituary For Olivia Menard

Olivia Mae Menard was granted her angel wings on April 14th 2015, following a lifelong illness. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Livi had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. She passed away in her Mommy and Daddy's arms.

Livi's life would seem too short to many but those who knew her understood the quality of her existence far exceeded the quality of time in which she lived. Her smile brought joy to everyone who saw it and, although she never spoke, her love and happiness could always be heard.

Although Livi's illness left her with many physical and developmental challenges, the strength and courage she possessed gave her an ability to overcome incredible odds. Livi brought happiness to every situation. She loved to rock in her chair, listen to her music box, and most of all, she loved her family. We will miss Livi every day, but will try our best to remember her greatest lesson: enjoy every day to the fullest and focus on what's important. Throughout her four years, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be her parents.

Livi is survived by her loving parents, Chad and Jen Menard; sister, Lila Menard; paternal grandparents Richard and Carolyn Menard of Mattituck, NY; maternal grandparents Jeffrey and Suzanne Smith of Cutchogue, NY. She is also survived by her paternal great-grandmother Barbara Fairburn of Rockledge, FL; her maternal great-grandfather Lester Hubbard of Mattituck, NY; and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins who loved her dearly.

There will be a memorial service April 20th 2015 at 2PM at the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest. A gathering will follow afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the GFPD in honor of Olivia.

The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders
5147 S. Harvard Avenue, Suite 181
Tulsa, OK 74138
www.thegfpd.org

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Lit a candle in memory of Olivia Menard
- Nicole McCain
Keeping your family in my thoughts and praying for comfort and peace during this time. Elizabeth Ortiz
- Elizabeth Ortiz
Chad, Jen, Lila and all of the family- We are so sorry that little Olivia will no longer be with us. We can all be assured that she is now filled with joy, free of pain and safe and secure in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In His love, He sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to all who believe to help us through such painful losses in our lives. We pray that you may be strengthened by His Spirit and have peace in the promises of God. Love, Uncle Chuck and Valerie
- Chuck Koehler
Chad and family, I'm so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
- Becky Boone
Chad, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. In His name.
- Josh Shepherd
Olivia was such a gift and her strength was so inspirational. I'll always remember her smile, how much she enjoyed playing with Lila, and the joy she brought to so many of us.
- Jameelah Melton
I am blessed to have met Livi and your family 4 years ago! She taught me to be a better case manager, therapist, and overall person.
- Jennifer Dusenbury
Lila, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet sister Livi!! I remember when you were in our kindergarten class when Livi and your mom would come visit as soon as you spoke she would smile. Keep all those sweet memories of your sister and know she is one of Jesus sweet sweet angels. Love, Mrs. LeeLyn Carter
- LeeLyn Carter
What I will remember most about Livi is that, despite all the things she dealt with, she shared so many of her beautiful smiles. She is truly a treasure in the lives of all who knew her.
- Aunt Kathy
Olivia was an inspiration to us all. She was so blessed to be born into such a beautiful and loving family!
- Bridget Degele
Very sorry for your loss Chad.
- Gary Buckner
My deepest condolences to your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We love your Lila and will take good care of her at school. Mrs. Dolores Gill
- doloresgil
Olivia brought a ray of sunshine to our classroom and our hearts.
- Carolyn Kay
Just watching the smile on Livis face at Holly and Fred's wedding when she was dancing with daddy, mommy and other family members. So precious!!
- beth haas ficner
Yes! That's exactly why I always said she was my little ray of sunshine!
- Carrie R.
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- Kitty Askins Hospice Center
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- Diane Knight

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