I cried all day long at our Cannabis Culture Headquarters yesterday, seeing our friends come by to share hugs and try to come to terms with the loss of Michelle Rainey, who succumbed to cancer on Wednesday, October 20th. I couldn’t stop the tears and my heart ached. I’m just so sad she really passed away. When I got home, I bawled my eyes out and couldn’t stop crying for hours. I’m still crying today.
I feel I don’t have appropriate words to express the deep, heartbreaking sadness I feel knowing that Michelle is actually gone, and that her poor husband and mother had to see her go.
Marc will be just as devastated when he finds out, and I dread breaking the news to him in our first phone call from his new prison, whenever he gets phone access… He and I shed tears for Michelle a few times this past month, knowing her health had taken a turn for the worse. We spoke of her often, with sadness, and hoped that her condition would improve. It’s deeply upsetting to know we’ll never see her again…
Feeling that I needed to take action somehow to stop the tears from flowing, I made a video tribute to pay my respects to Michelle — and even though we were not close in the last year or two, I have great memories of many fun times we had together in the years prior, and I was proud to have her as my maid of honour at my wedding to Marc, among many other roles she played in my life.
It was a truly special relationship we shared, and I am crushed to know that she kept me and so many friends away in her final days… we tried to reach out, but she wanted to be alone… and though we respect her wishes, we’re certainly all very sad that we couldn’t say goodbye.
Please watch and share this message of love I put together for a truly brave and passionate woman… I can’t believe she’s gone, and I will never forget the wonderful times we had.
Rest in Peace, Michy. We all miss you terribly…
With sincere grief and sorrow…
Watch Michelle’s inspiring and educational videos at www.YouTube.com/MichelleRainey
Visit her website and get her famous “Medicinal” t-shirt at www.MichelleRainey.com
A memorial night to celebrate Michelle’s life will be held at the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters on Thursday, October 28th.
Come upstairs to the BCMP and pay your respects to her beautiful life at 307 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver. People welcome starting at 6pm, tribute begins at 7pm.