Danielle passed away peacefully in her 48th year at University Hospital in London, Ontario. She fought a courageous and inspirational battle against ALS for 5 years.
She is survived by her loving parents Daniel and Suzanne Efford and three siblings, brothers Bradley, sister-in-law Lisa, and Jean-Paul and sister Joelle Efford–Gibbons, brother-in-law Ian. She will also be sadly missed by her nephews Lucas and Braeden and her niece Haida. Her aunts, uncles and cousins are also heartbroken by her passing.
Danielle was a graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Ryerson Polytechnical in Toronto, but her life took her on many different paths. She travelled extensively throughout the world and lived and worked throughout Europe, including Switzerland and England. She also worked in Australia, Japan and Korea as well as at orphanages in Thailand and Malaysia. She travelled throughout southeast Asia and China as well.
Danielle joined the RCMP in 1992. Her passion for policing made her a true inspiration for her colleagues and the people she served. She worked undercover before becoming the Media Relations Officer for the RCMP in British Columbia. After 10 years of service, she left to pursue passions as mentioned above. She returned to Canada in 2008 and once again worked for the RCMP as a civilian member working on policy analysis.
The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Post Memorial Celebrations will take place at RCMP Headquarters Mess Hall at 130 Dufferin Avenue, London.
At Danielle’s request, please refrain from wearing any black or dark clothing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (by cheque) would be gratefully accepted by ALS Ontario, 402-3100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, Ontario L3R 8T3, or you may donate at the ALS website.