Mirielle May Klapwijk

March 23rd, 2024

 Mirielle May Klapwijk
January 5, 2019 - March 23, 2024
Our living MIRAcle.  After all, that is the meaning of her name, miraculous, and she lived up to it!  Mira was born into this world on January 5, 2019.  It was a birth like no other.  The doctors had given her no hope of survival let alone making it until her 1st birthday; she celebrated 5 birthdays.  For someone so tiny and limited in her natural body she had a momentous impact on those who knew her; those who knew of her; to even complete strangers who would either meet her on our journeys or hear about her story through others. She said nothing but her story was an inspiration and uplifted many all around the world.  Her medical diagnosis (label) did not define the person she was or the things she could or couldn't do.
They said, "she will not make the birth"; they said, "she will never breathe"; they said, "she will never eat orally"; they said, "she will live her life on oxygen tanks", but she defied her medical label.  She was the little MIRAcle that could. 
Unfortunately, Mira departed this world to meet her Maker on March 23, 2024.  She leaves behind a very loving family: dad, Kevin, mom, Claire, older brother, Luke and little sister, Emilia.  Yes, she got to be a BIG sister even if it was only for 3 /1/2 months.  And she wore that title proudly.  Others she leaves behind, grandparents:  Alan and Leicia Jackson, Ferdinand and Virginia Klapwijk, Aunts and Uncles:  Andrea and Paolo Giardullo, Ashley and Marcin Styk, Matthew and Brittany Klapwijk, Amy Jackson and Rynard Greeves as well as all her cousins: Emma, Henry, Remi, Ellorie, Gigi, and Ariele.
A service will be held for Mira.
Sunday April 7, 2024
9:15 am at the Old Apostolic Church of Vancouver (2671 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G7)
Parking is in the back (parking lot off Elgin Ave and Maple St)
Attendees are asked to wear something pink in honour of Mira.
For those unable to attend the hall there is a zoom line:
ID:  878 655 4051
Password:  1234
 Until we meet again our spiritual Angel. 


Mira and your journey as a family, touched the essence of our hearts and many aspects of our lives through deeper reflections. The love you shared was immeasurable and an inspiration as to what the power of love, prayer and dedication towards our loved ones can accomplish. Over time, may you take comfort in knowing that Mira is safe and loved within the arms of our heavenly Father. Sending an abundance of love to your family. ❤️

Claire, Kevin, Luke & Baby Emilia - condolences to the whole family. Mira was a beautiful miracle indeed. Her smile is one thing I will always remember of her. Sending ♥️ to your family. You're in my prayers... God bless.

Will be praying God’s hand upon you all for his comfort and a peace , knowing our little Miracle is with our Heavenly Father , completely well in her spiritual body with such joy and victory that she has over come all. With our deepest love to you all Patrick and Shirley .

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear. Just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. With deepest sympathy.

We are so sorry for your loss of little, sweet Mira. We are thinking of your family during this difficult time

Kevin, I have only known you and about your family for about a month through the trading thing. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family. I’m praying for you guys everyday that God brings you love, comfort, peace, and mends your broken hearts. Nothing can prepare a person for this suffering, but God is good, he will get you through it.

Dear Underdecon and Sister Klapwijk There is much joy in heaven as a wonderful soul has returned back to God. May there be peace in your hearts, minds and souls that only God can give. Continue with the wonderful work for God and just be the underdecon and Sister God wants you to be. Love and greetings Elder and Sister Burlando and family

So extremely sorry for your loss of your MIRAcle. Just now reading the entire story is making us all realize how a tiny person can have such a positive impact on those around her. God has her in his light where she can be at peace. Sending prayers to all of.you!

Mira left an incredible mark on the hearts of those who laid eyes upon her. It was of course a most unexpected moment when we heard of her passing. Please accept our sincere condolences of your loss.

Our deepest condolences

Virginia and Roland, we are deeply sorry for the loss of your granddaughter. She was indeed a miracle and was the source of much joy for Kevin and Claire and your entire family. We are thinking of you and praying for your strength and comfort - and here for you.

The Seilstads are sending their blessings and prayers to the whole family. We are deeply saddened to hear this. With our loving thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you and sending our love to all!

May God give you strength, courage and love as you navigate through this difficult time. Mira will always hold a large part of your hearts. We cannot be there in person but we will be there in spirit.

A beautifully written obituary in honour of a little girl with a lot of spirit. I can’t help but acknowledge Claire, Kevin and her family who provided the very best of care and most nurturing, loving environment possible for Mira. My deepest condolences to all of you. Caroline

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter, Mira. Her light touched so many lives, and her memory will continue to shine. Mira's time with you was too short, but her impact was immeasurable. May the love and memories you shared bring you some measure of comfort during this difficult time and a reminder of the love and joy she brought into the world.

Thank you Ferdinand Uncle and please accept our deepest condolences for your great loss we are all sad heartbroken hearing about your granddaughter Mira and blessings to you and Kevin’s family. Kind regards, Adnan and Family

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