Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lisa (1979-2007)

ADAM, Lisa Marie June 7, 1979 August 16, 2007 Lisa, our beloved daughter, sister, and friend entered the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ. She was only 28 years old. She will be greatly missed and tenderly remembered by her parents Hal and Marie Adam, her sisters Sonya and Michelle (Tim) Harris.
She was a graduate of Duncan Christian School and earned her CGA (Canadian General Accounting). Her last job was with KPMG Accounting in Victoria. Lisa was a gentle, kind, and compassionate person with a heart for the poor and downtrodden. She gladly bought a meal for street people whenever they were willing to accept her offer. Her motivation to serve others was rooted in her deep faith in Christ. In school, Lisa was an excellent student with a sharp mind, who applied herself diligently and loved to compete with fellow classmates. She is truly loved and will be missed by all.
For further details about Lisa: Everyone is welcome to both services: Saturday, Aug. 25th: Graveside at Ladysmith Cemetery on 4th Ave. & Christie Rd. at 10:30 am. Memorial at Central Baptist Church (833 Pandora Ave., Victoria) at 2:00 pm. Those wishing to make a memorial donation: Mercy Ministries of Canada, 6788 152 St., Surrey, BC, V3S 3L4. 401295
I met Lisa the summer of 1994 at Camp Imadene on Vancouver Island. Lisa was to me, the perfect person. She was slender and beautiful, smart, and very talented with music- especially the piano. I envied her vibrant life and popularity. We were both 15 years old and very impressionable. By 1997, Lisa was hospitalized for her anorexic habits. I couldn't believe it the first time Mom told me. She had even got into UBC when I hadn't. Over the years, I heard of Lisa on and off, and her struggles continued. Five years ago, I asked her to play the piano for our wedding but she later had to decline due to her health.
As a woman, it is so difficult to see the many pictures of 'perfect' women. The pictures are on TV, the Internet, billboards, and every magazine published. Satan continually uses the images to remind us of our imperfections and eventually our body image and self image are blurred into one picture. I wasn't close to Lisa as our lives never crossed for long, but I am deeply saddened to know that this disease stole away her dreams and ultimately, her life here. May she rest in Jesus' arms knowing that she is fully accepted and loved.


Polly Gamwich said...

Wow Hillary, I'm so sorry to hear this. It's so sad that Satan can lie so well. My prayers are with those who will miss her.

april said...

Wow...that makes me sad! It's so true though...Satan is liar!

Anonymous said...

Hillary, I am sad for this loss and the pain you must also feel by a life lost so young. I am praying that your heart is comforted. Love, Jenn

Anonymous said...

It really sad to hear of someone so young dying like that. I will let this tragedy be a reminder to me of what is really important in life. -- Alysun