It is with unimaginable heartache that we announce the death of Alysha Dawn Fay Botley. Alysha died at her home in Sparwood on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the age of 25 years. She was born in Port McNeill, BC on January 29, 1990.
Alysha was enrolled in the Adult Grade 12 program at the College of the Rockies in Fernie. She was also very serious about fitness, and could often be seen running or weight training. Alysha enjoyed taking long walks with her beloved dog Woolah, or taking a scenic cruise on her motorbike with Patrick. Always together, Alysha and Patrick’s favorite times were spent with his daughters Kieran and Brae, hiking, playing Frisbee golf and simply enjoying each other’s company. Alysha loved the girls as her own.
Alysha was especially close to her mom; they were each other’s best friend. Their many road trips generated great conversation, lots of laughter, and some very memorable adventures! Alysha loved spending quality time with Gwen and visited regularly, always anticipating the next family get-together. Family was important to Alysha; she loved and appreciated those in her life, and she shared many special relationships.
Beautiful inside and out, Alysha was a spirited, friendly, outgoing young lady who made friends easily. A devoted confidante, Alysha was always there for a shoulder to lean on, with kind words of advice when they were needed.
“When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.” Rest in Peace, Sweetpea!
Alysha will be forever missed by her fiancé Patrick Cox with his daughters Kieran and Brae; her mother Gwen Botley and Dave Anderson with his children: Lisa, Doug and Sherill; her father Brian Botley; 2 brothers: Michael Botley (Azure-Dee Mullin) with children Bryce Botley and Chase and Kiana Mullin, and Rory Botley; her maternal grandmother Ella Anderson, and her adoptive grandparents, Al and Nancy Anderson, as well as many extended family members including aunts, uncles and cousins.
Alysha was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Gilford M. Anderson, uncles Gilford L. Anderson and Ralph Anderson, and her paternal grandparents, Fred and Pearl Botley.
In honor of Alysha’s love for animals, donations may be made in her name to the S.P.CA. Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.