Barcroft pictureAfter a courageous battle, Ashley Marie Barcroft (formerly Vella-Zarb) passed away peacefully on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the tender age of 10. Treasured daughter of Greg and Annette Barcroft. Beloved sister of Steven, William and Mitchell. Cherished granddaughter of John and Joanne Debruyn and David and Barbara Barcroft. Ashley will be forever loved and remembered by many great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Deeply missed by her teachers and classmates of Bridgeview Public School. Ashley lived a courageous young life, and fought each day with a smile on her face. A special thank you to the specialists, doctors and nurses at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and Children’s Hospital in London, the Palliative Team in Sarnia, and all of the support workers and friends who helped Ashley throughout her life. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, at TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1194 Murphy Rd., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Easter Seals Ontario (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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