Our Little MVP
“There must be one heck of a tourney going on in heaven for her to be called up to play so early!”
October 4, 1972- May 14, 2013
After successfully beating Breast Cancer in 2011, Lisa was again called to the plate to fight the disease – but time it was a fight she had no chance of winning.
Born in Terrace, BC, Lisa was a naturally gifted athlete with a wide circle of friends. From the moment she picked up a ball glove in her late teens, she was destined to be on the field – playing on Provincial and National ball teams and frequently acquiring numerous awards and prizes.
Her main loves though, were her family; marrying Thomas Payne on July 17, 1993, and with him creating two beautiful children, Kaylie Brooke Payne and Darcie Lee Payne.
Lisa and her family moved to Kelowna in 1998 where she quickly joined almost every ball team that was looking for a player…imagine their surprise when they saw her play! Lisa played for teams in Winfield, Vernon and Kelowna and will be missed by all who knew her.
Lisa also touched the hearts of all the people she worked with. After getting her LPN in 2007 during the few years that the family lived in Calgary, she returned to live in Lake Country (Winfield), and worked with and for some wonderful people at Noric House in Vernon.
Her favorite song sums up her philosophy…
Good Life by One Republic
“Hopelessly I feel like there might be something that I’ll miss Hopelessly I feel like the window closes oh so quick Hopelessly I’m taking a mental picture of you now’
Cause hopelessly the hope is we have so much to feel good about
Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life”
Lisa will also be missed by her parents, Jean-Guy and Carmen Mailloux, by her brothers Denis Mailloux and Rene Mailloux (wife Laurie, Jordan, Alyssa, Sarah), and by her sister Lynne Nordstrom (husband Larry, Aaron, Kenny, Nick) as well as her father and mother in-law Gilbert and Anne Payne, sisters-in-law Dani Barnett (husband Wade, Chris, Mark) and Susan Payne.
Lisa and the family have asked that any donations be made to the Hospice House in your area to support the wonderful work that they do to ensure that our journey from this world is made with peace and compassion. Special thanks go to Dr. Oswald and his staff for all the care they gave her in her fight.