- Fafa Golokuma
- 1997 - 2007
- Burnaby, BC
Fafa you were and are so loved by many. I wish that there was a way to erase the wrongs that were committed against you, and I am proud of you for sharing your truth and standing up to your abusers as it gives others strength to do the same. You dedicated your life to helping others, whether it be youth in shelters, or others struggling with their mental health through your education in psychiatric nursing. You were welcoming, compassionate and a truly beautiful soul and you will be so missed.
Fafa was one of my oldest friends. Meeting at age 2 when our brothers attended pre school together, growing up through school from age 5-17. She loved music, she was always singing. And always told me when I was not singing right. She loved basketball. She was always a teacher from trying to teach me piano to helping me with math. She was very passionate and one of the funniest people I have ever met. I spent a lot of time with her growing up. I loved her deeply like a sister.
Fafa and I knew each other for years but didn’t get close until after she moved to BC, she pushed me to believe in myself and to put myself first. She was a bright spot in my day, reading her messages and seeing the pictures she sent made me feel like I mattered. Fafa was courageous, beautiful, and far kinder than this world deserved. I will always miss her and she will forever have a space in my heart 💜
I was deeply moved by the memorial speeches that I heard today. You all spoke so beautifully of Fafa’s lasting legacy and the impact that she had on everyone she came in contact with. I always aspire to speak so with such tact and compassion that Fafa effortlessly possessed when discussing anything she was passionate about it. She had a deep sense of caring and empathy and extended that to all she interacted with. I only wish that the world had been kinder to her.
We shared so many laughs doing our final clinical rotation together in school. Me, Fafa and our mutual Friend Sydney Dyck in a sleep deprived, stressed out state decided that the supply closet would be a place for us to vent and comfort each other when we needed it. I can’t remember how many times we would end up crying of laughter, between rolls of gauze and catheters cramped in that small space. If anyone else entered we would quickly grab the nearest item and walk out as if nothing happened.
Fafa affectionately called me her “Dopamine Fairy” and would light up any time she told me she was upset and I was able to call her, send her a message, or brought her some silly little gift. I hope she knew how much dopamine she provided me during all these interactions. She was so bold and courageous. I definitely have been thinking of her and how she has pushed me and helped me graduate. I think of all her supportive words, every time I become anxious about my next adventure in life.
Fafa and I would visit Starbucks or walk around the St.A Albert Parrish once a week in Highschool, and continued the tradition even throughout university, when we would come home throughout the holidays. We talked about everything, and thought we were light years ahead of our time. She was so intelligent and open minded, and I will always hold our deep, mystical, never ending conversations over coffee, close to my heart.
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