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‘Courageous Caitie’ laid to rest

Wedding-themed service, complete with Stormtroopers, confetti
/ 06:37 PM April 03, 2016

A salute by her favorite Storm Troopers, to a courageous little trooper. Well done indeed, to a good and faithful servant.

Posted by Courageous Caitie on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Three-year-old Caitlin Soleil Lucas, the girl who has won hearts with her cheery disposition despite battling a rare blood cancer, has been laid to rest days after she passed away.

Known to many netizens as “Courageous Caitie,” she was cremated on Sunday in a memorial service which featured a wedding theme, complete with stormtroopers and confetti.


READ: ‘Courageous Caitie’, girl with rare blood cancer, passes away


In an update posted on the “Courageous Caitie” Facebook page, Caitie’s parents opted for a wedding-themed service because they are handing their daughter to Jesus in marriage.

“We didn’t wait till she was a teenager for our mom and daughter or father and daughter dates. Didn’t wait till she was old enough to attend dance classes etc. We didn’t wait for a wedding to have her ‘dirty dancing’ lift (in a) father-daughter dance. We didn’t wait when she was old enough to travel the world. Thank you Lord for the grace that in 3 years we lived what was like 30 years. Her body was 3 but her soul lived like it was 30 years old in experience, in wisdom and beauty.”

“I love you my daughter… Today we celebrate as we turn you over in marriage,” the post read.

Jericho Jose, Caitie’s father, wore a Francis Libiran suit while her mother, Christine Feliz, wore a pink creation of Mark Bumgarner.

Caitie, meanwhile, wore a pink dress designed by Veluz Brides.

The memorial service and cremation was held at the Arlington Memorial Hall in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon.


READ: Courageous Caitie’s story of pain, hope

Christ’s Commission Fellowship Pastor Roy Felipe led the service at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., stormtroopers—Caitie’s favorite characters from Star Wars—escorted her wedding march.

A wedding reception will be held at 7:30 p.m.

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Caitie battled juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia before succumbing to the disease last Thursday in Singapore. Her remains were flown to the country on Saturday. AJH/JE

TAGS: Cancer, Funeral

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