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A Celebration of Life for Courtney Druce

Please join us to celebrate the life of Courtney Druce. 

In Loving Memory
Courtney Alisha Druce
May 5, 1988 – April 27, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Courtney Alisha Druce – a beloved daughter and friend. Courtney passed away peacefully on April 27, 2016 at the age of 27 in New Jersey surrounded by loved ones. Finally succumbing to her fifth battle with cancer, we now have our own personal angel to watch over us in the heavens above. Courtney is survived by her loving mother Chantel Druce (Hansler), father John Druce and spouse Claudette Veniot, sister Natalie Druce, and her loving grandmother Tiny Hansler with whom Courtney shared a very special bond. Courtney will be greatly missed by all members of the Druce and Hansler families as well as by countless friends.

Courtney was born in Peterborough, Ontario on May 5, 1988. As a child, she loved being involved with softball, baseball, figure skating and dance. She was an avid reader and lover of music. Her high school years at Eastern Regional and Lakefield College School also included a love of cheerleading, basketball, philanthropy work and ice hockey. In her spare time, while attending Queen’s University, you could find her immersed in yoga. She even spent a month in Costa Rica learning how to surf, performing poi and refining her yoga skills.  

Courtney was an inspiration and hero to everyone she met. She inspired thousands while painstakingly detailing her battles with cancer in her blogs and 

As an advocate of cancer awareness, she was involved with the Canadian Cancer Society and the Pedal For Hope cycling team who have raised over $4 Million in the past 12 years for cancer research. She also worked with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and co-chaired the Pink in the Rink campaign, again raising money for cancer awareness in her home town of Peterborough.  

A memorial service will be held at Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario on Sunday, May 15 at 2pm. Later that evening a celebration of her life will begin at 6:30pm at The Junction in downtown Peterborough.  

In lieu of flowers, Courtney’s family wishes donations to the following charities:

· Pedal For Hope: Raising funds for pediatric cancer research 

· Alicia Rose Foundation: Raising funds for cancer awareness