SOPHIA PIC FOR PAPERSSophia Elizabeth Vlasman passed peacefully on Friday June 6th, 2014 at 11:11a.m. after a courageous battle filled with hope and strength.  She is now our beautiful angel and is no longer in pain.  Beloved daughter of John and Jodi Vlasman, most amazing sister to Sammi and Clark, cherished granddaughter of Hilda Vlasman (the late Tony), Rudy and Christine Vinnai, (late Ann Vinnai).  Adored by many aunts, uncles and cousins.  A beautiful friend to many.  Our dear sweet Sophia was treasured by us all.  Her 16 years here seem so short, yet she touched so many.  Her dream of being a teacher was fulfilled by teaching us all what living really was about.  We would like to thank the Oncology Team, Radiation Team and amazing nurses and staff in the Pediatrics Medical Day Unit, as well as B6 at Children’s Hospital London.  As well as the caring Palliative Care Team, C.C.A.C. and Bayshore nurses Krystal and Linda.  A special thank you to Dr. Donna Watterud for your tremendous support while we cared for Sophia at home.  Lastly we thank our phenomenal family, friends and community who have lifted us up in prayer and support.  Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to Sophia as no family will be present on Monday June 9th from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710.  A private family service will be held.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked in-lieu of flowers please consider donating to TLC Charity  Sophia felt very strongly about this foundation thanks to Leo Larizza-helping all children-no discrimination.  On-line condolences may be left at



You are my angel, my darling, my star…

and my love will find you, wherever you are. 

You are loved.




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