August 28, 1987 – December 15, 2005
Our beloved daughter, Rachel McComb, was suddenly and tragically killed in a car accident December 15, 2005. Rachel was born in 100 Mile House on August 28, 1987. She grew up in 100 Mile House, attending 100 Mile House Elementary school from kindergarten through to grade 7, and was enrolled in the French Immersion program. Rachel completed her grade 12 at Peter Skene Ogden Senior Secondary, graduating in May 2005 with honours. Rachel is survived by her parents, Randy and Ivone McComb, her loving sister Nicole, her grandparents, Joe and Fernanda Batalha of 100 Mile House, Joan McComb of Penticton, Bev and Micheline McComb of West Vancouver. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and all whose hearts Rachel touched. We will miss her more than words can possibly express. Rachel believed that being from a small town meant that you had the opportunity to care about your community and the people who live there. She was very involved in various activities such as piano, singing, volleyball, basketball, soccer, snowboarding and swimming. Although she enjoyed these activities, we all knew Rachel was a dancer at heart. The entire community had the pleasure of watching her perform in numerous jazz, musical theatre, ballet, hip-hop and Spanish dance presentations. Rachel lived a busy and active life, and like many teens she was always up for a good time. She loved to party and spend time with all her friends. Rachel had a smile that could light up the room and a laugh that was contagious. What Rachel accomplished in her brief life was amazing. She had many personal challenges and accomplishments. But her most special gift was her inner beauty, and the way she enriched the lives of the people around her. Rachel had just completed her first semester at Thompson Rivers University, where she was enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program. She had set her sights on a career in law. Those who knew her well, had little doubt she would have succeeded. We will continue to remember and hold on to every precious moment of her life. The amount of pain we feel is the measure of our love for her. She will always be a part of our lives. Goodbye our beautiful little angel, until we meet again.