It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Lucy Amanda Marie McGibney on September 28th, 2021.
Lucy was born on September 7th, 2021 at 10:31am at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, with a birth weight of 3.2 pounds. Lucy arrived just two minutes after her twin sister Charlotte, delighting parents Leigh-Ann and Tyler.
Lucy was born with Congenital Heart Disease and faced multiple surgeries, and was beyond brave in her journey. After spending time with her family at HSC NICU and gaining strength, Lucy and her Dad travelled to Stollery Children’s Hospital NICU in Edmonton – fittingly, for such precious cargo, in a private jet. On September 27th, Lucy fought through surgery, before spending some time with her Daddy until the next day, when she knew it was time to go. She passed in her Daddy’s loving arms.
Lucy will be beyond missed by her Dad, Mom, twin sister Charlotte, fur sisters Jenny and Miss Elizabeth, Grandpa Shawn, Grandma Sharon, Baba Corrie, Pops Mo, Grandad Gary, Grandmugay Ligaya, Uncle and Godfather Riley (Sabrina), Uncle Kody (Lauren), Aunt Amanda (Matt), Cousins and Godmothers Olivia and Kennedy, and many, many great aunts, uncles, cousins, great-grandparents, and friends. Lucy was named in honor of her Great-Grandmother Lucille, who helped guide the twins to their parents, and we know she is holding Lucy now as she continues on her journey.
In such a short span of time, Lucy had so many amazing accomplishments. She brought so much joy and light to her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends. While she fiercely fought for her life, Lucy contributed to research that will allow babies like her to have more time with their families. With her warrior-like spirit and her resilience in the face of medical challenges, Lucy inspired the world around her and reminded us of the preciousness of life. Family, friends, and strangers united in their love and hope for such a sweet girl, and are united now in sympathy for her family. Lucy’s incredible legacy is one of joy, beauty, and love.