Kira M. Turcotte, 7 months and 22 days old, infant daughter of Chris and Wendy VanLuvender Turcotte, of Rutter Avenue in Kingston, died unexpectedly Monday morning, August 1, 2011, at the Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, N.C., while on vacation and visiting her grandmother and family.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre December 9, 2010, a daughter to Chris and Wendy VanLuvender Turcotte. She was a delightful child and was always smiling; she was part of the sunshine of her parents’ lives and was their little angel.
Kira was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert VanLuvender; and her paternal grandfather, Anthony Turcotte.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her older brothers, Kurisu and Koji Turcotte, at home; also by her special buddies, her dog, Roku, and her cat, Cheetoe; maternal grandmother, Frances VanLuvender, Plymouth; and paternal grandmother, Mineko Turcotte, Jacksonville, N.C.; along with numerous aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with Msgr. John Bendick, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, William Street, Pittston, officiating. Interment will be in Mountainview Cemetery, Harding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral home Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Janet Weiss Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.
Condolences may be sent online to www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.