Caleb David Blair Lanz


Born in Kelowna on

November 16, 2001, earned his angel wings while at

Canuck Place Children’s

Hospice in Vancouver, BC on September 24, 2011,

following a courageous 20 month battle with DIPG, Brain Cancer. Throughout Caleb’s illness he taught us to smile in the face of fear and love with the fullest of hearts. From the time Caleb was born into this world he brought a ray of

sunshine everywhere he went. He was so funny and loved to use his imagination to lead people to the wonderful places within his heart and mind. As Caleb’s disease progressed he never gave up. His cancer had stolen his abilities and his body was failing him and yet he still lived as though everyday was a gift. Caleb will be deeply missed, forever loved and never forgotten. He is survived by his Parents – Calvin and Shelley Lanz, Sister – Avery Lanz (7), Paternal Grandparents –  Blair (Beverly) Lanz and Diane (Hilary) Syrnyk, Maternal Grandparents – Dave Collins and Jacqueline (Robert) Block, Paternal Great Grandparents – Urna Lanz and Henry Rieger, Aunts and

Uncles:  Jody Collins, Terry Graham (Charli Erker), Todd Graham (Tamara Graham), Justin Lanz (Salinna Laplante), Cousins Braden (10) and Taylor (6) Lanz and many

wonderful friends and extended family. The family asks that anyone that was touched by Caleb attend the

service. Please come and show us how Caleb impacted your life. Caleb’s service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11:00 am.  Refreshments to follow. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support DIPG research so that one day there may be a cure. Donations can be made in Caleb’s honour to The Cure Starts Now Foundation, in care of Ellison Elementary School, 3735 Parkdale Road, Kelowna, BC  V1X 6K9.  Funeral

Arrangements are in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440.

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