It is with great sadness that we share the heartbreaking loss of our beloved team member and friend, Erica Vanclief, who passed away suddenly on December 19.
Erica was a cherished member of the Easter Seals Ontario Services team for the past 22 years and was greatly loved and respected by her colleagues and the families she served. Her warm, welcoming personality instantly put everyone at ease and endeared her to those she came in contact with. She had a beautiful smile, a wonderful sense of humour, and an infectious laugh that filled the room.
Erica was a true champion for the children and families of Easter Seals. She had a profound sense of duty and commitment, working tirelessly and putting in long hours to fulfill requests and ensure families received responses and funding as quickly as possible. Over the last two decades, Erica made a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of Easter Seals children and families.
Outside of work, Erica gave generously of her time. She readily volunteered countless hours at Easter Seals events, especially within her home community of Barrie, Ontario.
Erica was a respected leader within the organization and a cherished friend to many throughout the Easter Seals community, and she will be deeply missed. Erica will be remembered for the enthusiasm and positive energy she brought to everything she did. Her beautiful legacy will live on in the thousands of Easter Seals children and youth she helped and the countless lives she touched throughout her own.
Erica, you will always be in our hearts. May you rest in grace and love.
Forever, your Easter Seals family.