Livia Ethel Ann Wallace (Libby)
Livia (Libby) Ethel Anne Wallace passed away tragically in Grand Prairie, Alberta on May 9 2023. Libby packed her short life with love and adventure, and amazed friends and family with her prodigious talents. Libby danced pretty well from the time she could walk and , wanting to share her joy of performing with anyone present, (especially Mommy and Aunties) who had to join little Libby to dance. Libby and her mom and dad with his job lived in a number of small town locations around BC and on Vancouver Island wherever Bill happened to be stationed. Bill is Indigenous so Bill, Rene and Libby found welcoming kin wherever they went. Libby was proud of her heritage. When she was little she was named “qaqas” which is the “name of the mountain that gave birth to the Skeena River”. Later Libby’s great aunt would give Libby her name”gekouaskla” which aptly, means “ meant to be a princess”. Libby would say that perhaps her fondest memories of those times during all the stationings, was the family’s time with her beloved Bella Bella family (the Heiltsuk band).
Libby was always strongly supported and encouraged by her mom and dad to achieve any goal she was reaching for, each of whom in their own way, sacrificed greatly to give their beloved daughter the best life . Those who experienced Libby’s stage presence, her beauty (she was runner up in a Miss Teen BC competition) and her talent say she made the audience feel the joy of the dance inside themselves . While dancing daily and on weekends she still managed to graduate a year early completing grade 11 and 12 in one year.
Libby eventually left Vancouver Island , to first train as an airline stewardess before moving to Kamloops to reside with her Dad and to start a career. After a stint waitressing at a bar and grill in Kamloops Libby found her groove and her professional career. She became a Medic and at the time of her death was working for the 911 Industrial Response Limited in Grand Prairie, Alberta.
Libby was the apple of her parents eye, smart as a whip, driven, and a true force of nature. She had her joys, her struggles, her artistic successes, and had just embarked on a career she loved before the Spirit called her away.
Libby will be greatly missed by her dad, William Wallace her mom and stepdad Rene & Jeff Bonora, her brother Reno & his wife Kellie, Nephews Brody and Layton, Niece Aubree, her Grandfather Simon Wallace, Grandma Ricky Wallace, Gran and Papa, Bruce and Bonnie Bonora, as well as her loyal dog Zeus. She had a staggering number of aunts and uncles and cousins who loved her so much. She is predeceased by her Grampa and Gramma Renato & Dorothy Strussi. Libby’s absence leaves a hole in a lot of hearts tempered a bit by the legacy of joy and smiles in those she touched with her talent and her personality. Rest in Peace little “gekouaskla”
Celebration of Life to take place Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 P.M.
Native Sons Hall upper banquet room, 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC
My dearest Libby, we are going to deeply miss you each and every day. Over the years we have spent together, we always made sure to laugh our buns off! The memories of you are burned into to our hearts which will never fade. I promise to take the best care of your Daddy and your Mommy, the whole family! I so love you my little gekouaskla, your spirit will carry on each day within all of us. Until we meet again, We love you Libby….more than fish! Always and forever…Auntie Dawn, Uncle Kenny, MagnumPI and MileyCyrus xoxo
My deepest sympathy to you Bill, Dawn, Kenny and Mom. It’s never supposed to happen this way, our babies are so dear to us and I could only imagine the hurt your heart is feeling.
Sending love for dear Libby
My beautiful friend Libby, I miss you so much and not a day will go by that I don’t think about you. You brought so much joy and laughter into my life and showed me what true friendship is like from the moment we met. I’ll miss our phone calls, Snapchat’s and sharing TikToks with eachother , and knowing I can trust you with anything. You are beautiful inside and out and I love you so much. My heart is with your entire family.
Until we meet again. ❤️
We never met, and for that I’m truly sorry… Ive seen you in my suggested friends on facebook for a while now and thought it was just a coincidence that we shared a popular last name… I remember all the stories about how cool and how good of a man my uncle is when i was a kid…i can only imagine how great of a human being his daughter is…rest in paradise my little cousin…may we meet eachother some day ❤️
I will miss you Libby💖 You were ALWAYS a HAILSTORM, with lighting and Sparkles all around you! YOU are LOVED and CHERISHED and I hope you find a Soft Place to Land. YOU will always be in our Hearts and never two moments from our minds💖💖💖✨✨✨✨💃 COME BACK AS A RAVEN because you were always that smart and you flew with the Wind!🌬️💖
Hey Libby!, Just hanging in la Cruz, coming back to Canada.
soon,., we love you
Greg, Meadow and Summer
Dear sweet Libby♥️
A beautiful, precious flower, the apple of your dads eye. Such a brilliant young girl with so much potential. 🌸
You were like a big sister to Summer and the most excellent travelling buddy for Meadow. Your smile could light up a room and your energy was contagious.
Our hearts are crying for the loss to everyone who knew and loved you so much.
You will forever be remembered and cherished in our hearts. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Precious princess gone too soon, our hearts are breaking for your family. We enjoyed watching you dance just like an angel on the stage you were, now you are on another stage looking down on all of us that loved you. Keep dancing , we will meet again. Kathy(Weir) and Joe Downey
May you dance ,
In the beautiful stars above ,
Lovely girl .
Love joely , Brandon ,
Levi , and tuesday