McCarthy: Brayden Owen,
Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on December 19, 2022 in Orillia. Brayden McCarthy at the age of 11 years, beloved son of Amanda “Mandie” McCarthy (Rick Di Passio). Loving grandson of Nano Diane. Sadly missed by his Aunt Marilyn Casey (the late Tony), Aunt Carolyn McCallister (the late Jim), Uncle Tom, Aunt Sarah McCarthy and his cousin Kay. Auntie Sarah and Uncle Sean Hedges, Cousins Rowan and Abby, Robert Liston, Nonno Walter and Nonna Jane Di Passio , Uncle Paul, Auntie Shannon Di Passio and cousins Liam, Rihanna and Khloe. God Mother Tanya Di Passio and Alex. Forever in the hearts of all of his extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends for Visitation at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham 905-936-3477, on Friday December 23, 2022 from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 7pm. Cremation will follow. For those who wish donations to Campfire Circle would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com
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Rod Abrams Funeral Home
1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham Ontario L0G1W0
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Rod Abrams Funeral Home
1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham Ontario L0G1W0
Mark Lambert says
Such a unique, brilliant and creative mind. And so bitingly funny. I was privileged to spend time with Brayden at OOCH camp over 2 summers and heart-warmed to be included in his self-selected circle of care. Forever remembered in my heart.
Courtney Maganja says
Dear Amanda and Family,
Sending you my deepest condolences during this heartbreaking time. Brayden had such a sweet soul, a smile that lit up the room as well as patience and kindness that we could all learn from. Amanda you are an amazing mother and it was such a privilege to care for Brayden.
Thinking of you.
Alison Clendenning says
Dear Amanda and family,
I was so sad to hear of Brayden’s passing. He was such a special young man. He always had a smile- even on the long, painful or boring days. He would make me smile when I ran into you both all over the hospital. He always had a great story to tell, always had plans and was always sweet sweet. He will certainly be missed in the purple pod.
Amanda, you the love between you two shone so brightly. It was so clear how much you love him and how much he loved you! Thinking of you
Kim Stevenson says
Sending love, peace, and comfort to you all. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your precious boy. Brayden was special. I got to teach him music from kindergarten until grade three, and I will remember how quick he was with a hug. Full of humour, kindness, and fun…with just the right amount of mischief and a twinkle in his eye. He was a joy. My most sincere condolences to you all.
Uncle Dom and Aunt Marlene. says
Amanda and Rick; The first time that I met Brayden I immediately knew that he was a special person. Life is not measured by the years in which we live, but the quality of those years. His energy, spirit and zest for life were so infectious and such a blessing to those around him. Brayden was raised with such unbridled loved and passed with the same. We will miss him dearly. Love you both.
Chris and Family says
Love you Brayden. Thank you for teaching me so much…and thank you for bringing your beautiful family and mine together.
Amanda and Rick…thank you for the honour of being there with Brayden you and your loving family. Love you.
You are free my little buddy and okay…Lego is cool
Sarah van Vliet (Tata) says
I knew the day I met your mom that her and I would be bonded forever. I never imagined it would be because of you. I’ll never forget on my 30th birthday, your mom walked up to my desk at work and showed me an ultrasound pic of you. You were my present, and I’ve gotta say, definitely the best one anyone could ever ask for! Being able to watch you grow up and be a part of your fabulous life is something I’ll never forget. Being your Tata has been the greatest feeling in the world ❤️
When we found out you had cancer, we never ever thought this would be the outcome. I hoped for 3 years that it would just go away, like this was all a nightmare. You were such a strong, brave warrior and gave it everything you had! You never lost your spirit or your smile, even on the hardest of days.
Brayden, B, my Shitface, your infectious laugh will fill my heart for the rest of my life. Your crazy faces, silly antics, snuggles and our shenanigans together will stay with me forever. I will cherish every single moment I got to share with you in your short 11 years. I’m in shock, but at peace, knowing your battle is over and you’re not in pain anymore.
As you are laid to rest, I pray to whoever is up there to keep you safe. Please watch over Mom and Nano. ❤️
Mandie, I love you and I’m here ❤️ Rick, please take good care of my bff ❤️ Nano… I love you bunches ❤️
Rest easy, Brayden. I love you with all my heart Until we meet again …. Love Tata ❤️❤️❤️
Alexis Orgera says
My heart goes out to you and your family upon learning the news of Brayden’s passing. It was a privilege to be his teacher and to make such a memorable connect that I will always cherish. It was an honour to be invited and attend his birthday during his grade 2 year. He was this happy-go-lucky boy that regularly made my day. I will always cherish my time with him and the memories we made.
Kim Webb says
Our deepest condolences to everyone who is mourning Brayden’s passing, especially Amanda. Even though we may not be able to be together, know we are with you in spirit.
Tina Martin says
I enjoyed getting to know Brayden as his French teacher at TPS. We also spent Thursdays playing Monopoly at Games club, which he really enjoyed! He will be dearly missed by everyone. I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to his whole family and wish them peace during this difficult time.
Sam Spano says
My since condolences to you and your entire family. May he rest in eternal peace. Rest in Peace
Melissa kovacs says
Amanda, Rick & Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet boy. Please
know we are thinking of you all during this very hard time.
Melissa, Jeff, Sophia & Madeline Kovacs
Beverly Cordell says
Dear Mandie and Rick
We are so sorry to hear that your Brayden has passed . We cannot begin to express our sadness for your loss. Sending our love to you both . Bev and Kevin Cordell
Valerie Abbott says
Amanda and Rick,
We share your sadness for the loss of such an amazing child. Take comfort in the memories you shared with him and the love that you showed him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love, Valerie, Mark and Samantha
Paulette Lamb says
Dear Amanda, Rick and Family
I was very sad to hear of our beautiful boy Bradyen’s passing. I will miss his smiles and hugs that he gave me at each of his Visit. I will miss those visit and talks. He will alway remain heart.
Amanda you are a very special mom and he was so lucky to have you fighting in his corner. God bless you and hold you tight at this sad and difficult time.
My deepest condolence .
Brayden, you were the little boy that I heard so much about . You became part of my extended family. Although we never met in person, you have always been in my thoughts and close to my heart. The things you have gone through, I always found unfair. Your youth was short but you made an impact on so many people, including myself. Your bravery and sense of humor will always live on. One day we will meet on the other side and I can’t wait to give you a big hug.
Nadia and Brian Moore and family says
Amanda, Rick and family, our prayers are with you. Brayden was an extraordinary child and a true blessing. We send our love and heartfelt condolences.
Michael Turner says
Brayden’s smile and good energy will always be missed, He was such a sweet and mature boy. I am so grateful to be a part of Brayden’s life. My condolences Amanda & Rick, God rest his soul.
Enza Abballe says
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Brayden. He was a brave little boy who touched the hearts of many. God bless you all.
Enza, Eric Abballe & Family
Barb K says
Dear Amanda, Rick and families….
Brayden was such a blessing to so many. I was lucky enough to get to know him through his journey. He was the sweetest, most respectful young man who had a beautiful heart and spirit. I really looked forward to my visits with him. Watching his skill with his favorite Lego was always a treat to see.
Amanda you are an incredible mother and the love you shared was incredible to witness.
I am sending you my deepest condolences and prayers now and in the days ahead. Heaven has certainly gained a truly precious angel. Fly free Brayden you will never be forgotten.
Gerry and Sue Marcelli says
Im so sorry to hear of your loss. The loss of a child is an unimaginable pain. With time, I hope you feel comforted by memories of love and warmth by Brayden’s spirit. Please take comfort in the memories that surround you. Sending you all our love, thoughts, and well wishes at this deeply saddening time.
Micheal Marcelli says
My condolences, I am sorry for your loss.
Nicole Myers says
On behalf of all the grade 6 students at Tottenham Public School, I know that we are all heartbroken to have lost such a wonderful student and friend as Brayden.
Brayden had the unique ability to light up every room he walked into. His amazing sense of humour and his kind heart could brighten any day. Brayden will be remembered doing some of the things he loved best, like reading, drawing, and making funny jokes to teachers that never failed to make them laugh.
Brayden was a truly special person; he will be dearly missed by everyone. We extend our sincerest condolences to his whole family and wish them peace during this difficult time.
Gabe and Diana Marcelli says
We would like to express our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Matthew Marcelli says
Sending all my love, Wishing you all peace, comfort and courage during this time.
Rose Turner says
In the short time we have known you , you have touched our hearts dearly sweet boy. You have brought a light and spirit in so many ways and so greatful that you have been part of our lives. You will be fondly remembered. Rest in peace sweet angel. Play and run freely.
To the family we extend our deepest condolences for your loss. Our wish is that his sweet memory and smile will be treasured forever and his love to be carried forward.
With love James & Rose Turner & family
Ursula Liston says
Our deepest condolences to all of Brayden’s family. We were very sorry to hear of Brayden’s passing.
Sincerely, Ursula & Emmy
jamie white says
Our condolences from Jamie and Jeanette White and family , our thoughts are with you during this difficult time . Sincerely Jamie and Jeanette
Terry A. Behan says
My mom (Joan) speaks of Brayden as such a light. We should all shine so bright!
So sorry for your loss.
Carolyn McAllister says
As an aunt of this humble lad the world on Earth has lost a special soul.He was always so worried about others and expected nothing in return.Please all -remember his one hope was that everyone be happy.-He loved Swedish berries so everyone try them and give a toast to our sweet Brayden.
Tina and Fabio Cenedese says
It is with great sadness that we send our heartfelt condolences for your devastating loss. May he live on through the beautiful memories you shared with family and friends. I pray that God will give you strength during this difficult time. Brayden is a sweet angel now watching over you from above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️
Pauline Cascagnette & Jim Miller says
Mandie, Uncle Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers Pauline and Uncle Jim
Yolanda, Chris, Julie, Jody, Mariah, Whitney, Taylor and Jordyn says
We are so very sorry and shocked to hear your loss of such a sweet young man.
It saddens us that we will no longer hear his great laugh which filled the store while playing the football in shaker game.
Such a loss for us still here and what a gain for the angels.
Please accept our deepest condolences from the crew at Colour Oasis.
Kathleen Choi says
Our deepest condolences to Braydon’s family and friends. May his sweet soul rest in peace and be forever remember in the hearts of all who knew him.
Ann-Marie Florio says
To Amanda, Rick and family, Sam and I would like to express our deepest condolences
The time I got to spend with Brayden, gave me the opportunity to see how sweet kind and special a young boy can be. Always with a smile, and always so kind. And even though time had passed, when I saw him on December 10, I asked him…. Brayden do you remember me? He looked up with a smile and said yes, you’re Ann-Marie.
Brayden will always have a special place in my heart
Marc Kelly says
Amanda, Rick and families. Lisa and I and the Kellys send our sincere condolences and blessings to you! So sorry for your loss.
I am grateful for the time I spent with Brayden and family at breakfast in Tottenham. Thank you
Frank & Penny Cirone says
You were like a ship in the night in Penny and my life, however we have to say that you left a place in our hearts that will last forever.
Luc, Rodney, Braydon and Brianna says
Amanda, Rick and family
Our most sincere condolences to all of you. Brayden was a ray of sunshine to all of us and such a source of inspiration. We will miss him dearly and cherish the fond memories we have of him and his spirit will continue to exist in our hearts. We love you all,
Lyndell and Lon Oldfield says
Mandy, Dianne and family
Our hearts are saddened. Although we actually met Brayden only a couple of times we felt like we knew him as Erica always talked about him, and kept us updated on how he was doing. He was a fine person who no doubt touched all who got to know him. We are so sorry for your deep and heartbreaking loss.
Evelyn, Finley, Emmett and Rachel says
We are so sorry to hear of Brayden’s passing. He will be missed by his good friends Finn and Evelyn, from TPS. Brayden left an impression on my children’s hearts. He will not be forgotten.
Jennifer Bowles says
Condolences and love to all B’s friends and family. Shae and I were lucky to have gotten to be a part of such a special boy’s life, even if it was for a shorter time than we could have ever imagined. The world is a better place from having had him in it and his legacy to the world, and to each one of us, will last forever. We love you B, times infinity forever ❤️
Adam Rapoport says
Dear Amanda and family,
My deepest condolences to all of you. Brayden was such a sweet boy. I always looked forward to our visits together at the hospital. No matter how tough things were, Brayden always greeted me with a smile and with patience. I loved seeing his latest lego creations or just talking about video games. He will be missed by so many.
Amanda, you are a very special mother. Brayden’s life was way too short, but it absolutely overflowed with your love. Please know that we are thinking of you and PACT remains available to support you.