Sasha Menu Courey


Sasha Menu Courey Fund 

Our beloved daughter Sasha suffered from a mental disorder called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and her tremendous emotional pain and suffering caused her to take her own life despite the full love and support of her family and friends.

Countless people have been diagnosed and are in dire need for help but the treatment, called Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), is relatively new and resources and adequate treatment programs for this specialized therapy are extremely scarce and/or unaffordable.  The objective of this fund is to increase the visibility for this devastating disorder so that more funds are made available to help the countless wonderful people and their families that are affected by this condition.

Sasha was a generous, compassionate and loveable person and we will miss her forever. May her life story help others live fuller lives.  Sasha's last act of generosity was to donate her heart to save a young 26 year old man's life.  With your help her fund can continue to help others.

Rest in peace our child

Love – Papa, Maman and your sister Kayla


Francais

Notre fille bien-aimée Sasha souffrait d'un trouble de personnalité qu’on appelle “Borderline” et son intense malheur émotionnel est abouti en suicide malgré l’amour et support de sa famille et amis.

Plusieurs personnes souffrent de cette maladie et sont en grand besoin d’aide mais le traitement « Dialectical Behaviour Therapy » (DBT) est relativement nouveau et les ressources et programmes de traitement sont difficiles à trouver, souvent inabordables ou inaccessibles.   L’objectif de ce fond est d’augmenter la visibilité de ce désordre émotionnel afin de rendre accessible plus rapidement les traitements nécessaires d’une façon plus humaine. Cela aidera énormément les individus atteints par ce désordre et leurs familles.

Sasha était une personne généreuse, dévouée qui avait un grand cœur. Elle nous manquera a jamais. En espérant que son histoire puisse sauver d’autres vies.  Le dernier geste de générosité de Sasha a été de donner son coeur pour sauver la vie d'un jeune homme de 26 ans.  Avec votre aide son fond pourra continuer a aider d'autres personnes.

Repose en paix ma fille

Papa, Maman et Kayla

Comments from donors
23/06/2011 Danielle Hart
Rest in peace Sasha. Deepest sympathies to Lynn, Mike, Kayla and the whole family.

23/06/2011 Natalie Rousseau
Toutes mes condoléances chère Lynn. Les parents ne sont jamais préparés à de telles situations. Je suis de tout coeur avec toi.

23/06/2011 Brigitte Matthey
Lynn, Mike et Kayla, mes pensées et mes prières vont vers vous. Je souhaite de tout cœur, moi aussi, que l'histoire de Sasha puisse aider à sauver d'autres vies.

24/06/2011 Kathrine Brockington
Sasha, you will be forever in our hearts...until we see you again. Lynn, Mike and Kayla, our love and prayers go out to you and may you find some peace and healing as time goes on. Love Chris, Kathrine, Meghan, Kaitlyn, Nicholas Brockington xox

24/06/2011 Blaise Aguirre
Mike, Lynn and Kayla, with profound sorrow for your loss and with loving compassion in my thoughts.

24/06/2011 Linda Bell
de ta marraine Linda Bell You will always be on my mind and in my heart. I will pray for you xoxoxoxox

24/06/2011 Rita MacLean
We all have experienced/will experience, a mental health episode in our lives one way or another. Sasha would be very pleased by this initiative.

24/06/2011 Gina Morency
Lynn, Mike et Kayla, would of hoped and loved to be able to make it to the funeral but with being a long weekend in Canada as well as the US could find a good flight.
My thoughts are with you all.
Gina

25/06/2011 Mike Menu
from Lynn and Mike.... Your candle burned far too soon, may your legacy to help others live forever in our hearts.

26/06/2011 Wendy Smith-Heard
Sasha's smile and positive energy will be forever engraved in our memories.She was such a special young woman and wonderful friend to many.Sasha made swim meets fun,brought social events to life,and was a joy to be around - Hearfelt sympathy - Kaleigh Heard and family

26/06/2011 Colette Touma-Hayes
Sasha you were only here for a short period of time but you left an everlasting impression in our hearts.
Lynn, Mike & Kayla may God be with you during this difficult time.
Colette & Dave

27/06/2011 Kevin Dunstan
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Sasha's passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
Kevin, Kathy and Paige

27/06/2011 Suzanne Dundas
Words cannot express how saddened we are by Sasha's sudden tragic death.
Lynn,Mike and Kayla, May wonderful memories of Sasha bring you comfort and strength and help heal the sadness in your grieving hearts.
Sasha, ce n'est qu'un Au Revoir...

27/06/2011 David Sidwell
Our deepest feelings and thoughts are with you!
Dave, Liane, Bryan and Cameron

27/06/2011 Janna Hobbs
In fond memory of a beautiful spirit and with the hope that her story and what we learn will help others transcend their suffering. Janna and Michael

27/06/2011 Annie Lebel
Sometimes we have to search very hard to find a positive. The song is ended but the melody lingers. Bringing awerness and saving others could be the next chapters.
Sasha, rest in peace. We love you!
Annie, Jerome,Felixe and Tristan Cote

27/06/2011 Marie Pellerin-Schneiter
Pour aider une maman cmienne de coeur et d'ame généreuse aussi. marie pellerin

28/06/2011 Carole Hoglund
In memory of Sasha, a beautiful, bright and talented young woman who left us much too soon.
Nous allons te souvenir toujours.
Also, in honour of Lynn, Mike and Kayla and their selfless efforts to help others; thank you.
Carole, Glen, Micaela and Shayna

29/06/2011 Constance Olsheski
Sacha's gifts to this world were many, both in life and in death. Sacha your bright smile will live on as a testament of who you were. The love for you will continue. Rest in peace. Tom and Kirsten Neuendorff and Constance Olsheski

29/06/2011 Paul Guilbert
Sasha, je pense a toi plus que jamais. Tu n'est plus la pour nous faire des vagues.
Oncle Paul - qui t'aimeras toujours

29/06/2011 Lynn Courey
De Pierre Caron
Mes pensees sont avec la famille. Je suis fier de contribuer a cette cause en l'honneur de Sasha.

01/07/2011 Mike Menu
I Love you.
I miss you.
You are a beautiful woman.
I wish you were here beside me.
I would comfort you.
You are in my HEART forever.
Thank you for your laugh and kindness
de Louis, Johanne et Madeleine

12/07/2011 Mike Menu
Que les beaux souvenirs que Sasha nous a laisse arrivent un peu a vous consoler. De George et Jeannot

29/06/2011 Nicholas Gu
The ones we love live forever in the heart. With heartfelt sympathy. From Nick, Stella, Michelle and Benjamin

01/07/2011 The Etobicoke Swim Club
Dear Lynn,Mike and Kayla:
We are so very sorry for your loss.

The Etobicoke Swim Club

01/07/2011 Filo Courey
Tu seras toujours dans mon coeur, Mammy

01/07/2011 Chantal Panning
Forever in our hearts.
Chantal, Peter and Nicole

01/07/2011 Alex Pond
Our hearts are saddened with the loss of a beautiful and bright young woman. Our memories of Sasha will be cherished forever. Lynn, Kayla and Mike, our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
Alison, Alex, Mariko, Natalie & Andre

02/07/2011 Lina Maida
Lynn, Mike and Kayla our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you from Lina, Vito, Paul and Laura.

02/07/2011 Henry J. Finkelstein
Mike, Lynn & Kayla, may you know no more sorrows. Henry & Molly Finkelstein

03/07/2011 David Sheahen
We are so sorry for your loss - thank you for sharing Sasha's story. She was a beautiful person and a good friend to our daughter. Dana & Dave Sheahen

04/07/2011 Gerald Jacob
Our most sincere condolences, Gérald, Carol,David & Andreanne jacob

05/07/2011 Kelly Reimer
In loving memory of Sasha. May her family find peace and comfort knowing that they will be helping others fulfill their lives.

06/07/2011 Francesca Saraco
Sasha,
you were a beautiful girl, so full of positivity and energy. I feel blessed to have known you, you made the end of grade 12 so much more fun and i wish we had encountered each other sooner. I will never forget you, we have gained an angel <3

07/07/2011 John Schaefer
Donation made on behalf of Sydney Schaefer in loving memory of her dear friend, Sasha

07/07/2011 Dawn Douglas
I never met you Sasha...but I am your Aunt Chantal's best friend and just know that she will miss you very much.

07/07/2011 Doug Patey
Sasha, We are grateful to have known you for 20 years.
Your presence always ignited the room,
And your spirit will live on forever.

07/07/2011 Monica Pujdak
Sasha we hadn't seen each other for years but my memories of you are full of laughter and joy. You have been such an inspiration by simply being your bubbly, optimistic self and ambitiously following your dreams. Your memory lives on, you are so missed.

08/07/2011 Zsofia Balazs
Love you forever and always! You helped me make it through and i wish i could have helped you too...Love you Sasha!

08/07/2011 Megan McGowan
Our sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you.
-the McGowan family

08/07/2011 Vesna Gmazel
Lynn, Mike and Kayla, may you continue to find courage and inspiration in your love for Sasha to bring hope to others. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Vesna, Christopher and family.

09/07/2011 Robert Bell
Quoique l'on fasse, où que l'on soit, rien ne s'efface, on pense à toi.
Ginette, Laurence, Maxime et Robert Bell

10/07/2011 Janice Charles
Our deepest sympathy, Janice and Lindsay Charles

10/07/2011 Dan MacLean
Our thoughts are with the Menu - Courey family. Sasha's memory will live on in our hearts, she will be sadly missed. We very much respect the family's desire to honour Sasha's memory by setting up this foundation to increase knowledge and awareness.

13/07/2011 Christina Yaremczuk
My deepest sympathy to the Menu Courey Family. Sasha was a true inspiration, passionate, compassionate and so genuine and kind hearted and had that special ability to connect with anyone and everyone. Christy Yaremczuk

14/07/2011 Dawn Coombs
Lynn, Mike & Kayla: Sasha brought us all together as friends and the memory of her will be the glue that keeps us together. The Coombs Family

15/07/2011 Byron Alfaro
AS, JC, MM, JW, MZ, CC, MI, NM, TC, JB, MM, AC, LC, FD, BA, AF. Your Power Friends Forever.

22/07/2011 Cynthia Savage
Today is the third anniversary of my own daughter's passing. My beautiful, smart, funny and wonderful child was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and took her life long before she was meant to leave us, all because of this hideous disease.

19/08/2011 Marcel Guilbert
Sasha,apres son depart, nous donne comme mission de demystifier le BPD et de faire pression aupres de nos systemes de sante pour ameliorer et offrir les traitements adequats aux jeunes qui suivent...Lise Lafrance. Alors que fait-on maintenant?

21/01/2012 Eleanor Bales
You are missed.
Love, Nora

30/05/2012 Katrina Di Raddo
On behalf of Robert Buckley's notion of "Fortitude"

25/10/2012 Linda Gehrke
In memory of Will Locicero by the Nakamura family

02/10/2012 Alexandra Pearson
I know money won't bring you back and I miss you. I had the same therapist and utilize DBT daily. Rest in Peace Sasha.

03/10/2012 Laurence Bell
I think of you my little cousin.

01/11/2012 John and Elizabeth Locicero
In Memory of our Son, Will Locicero

13/11/2012 Amanda Terrasi
In memory of Will.



Guest Book

Sarah Mickeler, April 08, 2014 12:06 PM

Rosanna Ruppert, March 19, 2014 4:42 PM

Thanks Lynn for bringing Valerie Porr in to speak to us!

H Rosen, March 19, 2014 12:18 PM

 

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My Goal
Goal$30,000.00 CAD
Achieved$29,974.73 CAD
My Honour Roll
  • Mike Menu
    $764.71 CAD
  • Annie Lebel
    $75.00 CAD
  • Dan MacLean
    $75.00 CAD
  • Paul Guilbert
    $75.00 CAD
  • Marcel Guilbert
    $500.00 CAD
  • Mike Menu
    $500.00 CAD
  • Alexandra Pearson
    $50.00 CAD
  • Alison Gadsby
    $50.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $50.00 CAD
  • Danielle Hart
    $50.00 CAD
  • Doug Patey
    $50.00 CAD
  • Gerald Jacob
    $50.00 CAD
  • Gregory Rhodenbaugh
    $50.00 CAD
  • Ian Cowan
    $50.00 CAD
  • Janice Charles
    $50.00 CAD
  • John Macleod
    $50.00 CAD
  • Lynn Courey
    $50.00 CAD
  • Marlin Barber
    $50.00 CAD
  • Megan McGowan
    $50.00 CAD
  • Robert DeVries
    $50.00 CAD
  • Rosanna Ruppert
    $50.00 CAD
  • Vanderbeek Sarah, Katie, Meghan
    $50.00 CAD
  • Zsofia Balazs
    $50.00 CAD
  • Katrina Di Raddo
    $5.00 CAD
  • Scotiabank
    $5,000.00 CAD
  • Edward Poller
    $459.25 CAD
  • Aline Bou-Diwan
    $400.00 CAD
  • Amanda Terrasi
    $40.00 CAD
  • Anne-Marie Desjardins
    $40.00 CAD
  • Helen Clement
    $40.00 CAD
  • Olena Moher
    $40.00 CAD
  • Vanessa Selman
    $40.00 CAD
  • Christopher Truscott
    $32.81 CAD
  • Chantal Panning
    $300.00 CAD
  • Barbara Schultz
    $30.00 CAD
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    $30.00 CAD
  • Marilyn Higgins
    $30.00 CAD
  • Serge Rheault
    $30.00 CAD
  • Yvette Deveries
    $30.00 CAD
  • Byron Alfaro
    $290.00 CAD
  • Adriana M. Gula
    $250.00 CAD
  • Blaise Aguirre
    $250.00 CAD
  • Carole Hoglund
    $250.00 CAD
  • Dawn Coombs
    $250.00 CAD
  • Gina Morency
    $250.00 CAD
  • Janna Hobbs
    $250.00 CAD
  • John Schaefer
    $250.00 CAD
  • Kelly Reimer
    $250.00 CAD
  • Marie Pellerin-Schneiter
    $250.00 CAD
  • Marie-Pascale d'Arnaudy
    $250.00 CAD
  • Rita MacLean
    $250.00 CAD
  • Robert Bell
    $250.00 CAD
  • Suzanne Dundas
    $250.00 CAD
  • The Etobicoke Swim Club
    $250.00 CAD
  • Alessia Lista
    $25.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $25.00 CAD
  • Eleanor Bales
    $25.00 CAD
  • Francesca Saraco
    $25.00 CAD
  • John Zandona
    $25.00 CAD
  • Marie Boivin
    $25.00 CAD
  • Olivia King
    $25.00 CAD
  • Wu-chang Feng
    $25.00 CAD
  • Alex Pond
    $200.00 CAD
  • Filo Courey
    $200.00 CAD
  • Mike Menu
    $200.00 CAD
  • Wendy Smith-Heard
    $200.00 CAD
  • Alex Brown
    $20.00 CAD
  • Andrea Jurenovskis
    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
  • Smith
    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
  • Wency Keast
    $20.00 CAD
  • Yen Zhang
    $20.00 CAD
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    $20.00 CAD
  • Andr?e Bouchard
    $150.00 CAD
  • Monsignor Johnson Catholic Secondary
    $150.00 CAD
  • Monica Pujdak
    $15.00 CAD
  • Henry Finkelstein
    $118.00 CAD
  • Brigitte Matthey
    $100.00 CAD
  • Caitlin Nolan
    $100.00 CAD
  • Christina Yaremczuk
    $100.00 CAD
  • Colette Touma-Hayes
    $100.00 CAD
  • Constance Olsheski
    $100.00 CAD
  • Cynthia Savage
    $100.00 CAD
  • David Sheahen
    $100.00 CAD
  • David Sidwell
    $100.00 CAD
  • Francine Dion-Holdom
    $100.00 CAD
  • Henry J. Finkelstein
    $100.00 CAD
  • Henry J. Finkelstein
    $100.00 CAD
  • James Van Rassel
    $100.00 CAD
  • John Schultz
    $100.00 CAD
  • Kathrine Brockington
    $100.00 CAD
  • Kevin Dunstan
    $100.00 CAD
  • Kevin Wall
    $100.00 CAD
  • Laurence Bell
    $100.00 CAD
  • Laurence Bell
    $100.00 CAD
  • Lilana Clements
    $100.00 CAD
  • Lina Maida
    $100.00 CAD
  • Linda Bell
    $100.00 CAD
  • Linda Gehrke
    $100.00 CAD
  • Martin Craig
    $100.00 CAD
  • Michael McTeague
    $100.00 CAD
  • Mike Menu
    $100.00 CAD
  • Natalie Rousseau
    $100.00 CAD
  • Nicholas Gu
    $100.00 CAD
  • Rob MacCuspic
    $100.00 CAD
  • Robert Finlay
    $100.00 CAD
  • Sarah Mickeler, supporting Erin Wilde
    $100.00 CAD
  • Vesna Gmazel
    $100.00 CAD
  • Victoria MacLean
    $100.00 CAD
  • Yee-Guan Wong
    $100.00 CAD
  • Lucette Dauphin
    $10.00 CAD
  • Mike Menu
    $10.00 CAD
  • Nicole Jacob
    $10.00 CAD
  • Trevor Nicholas
    $10.00 CAD
  • Senator O'Connor College School
    $1,500.00 CAD
  • Christopher Truscott
    $1,378.41 CAD
  • Cynthia Truscott
    $1,352.80 CAD
  • McLean Hospital
    $1,053.75 CAD
  • Christiane Godin
    $1,000.00 CAD
  • John & Elizabeth Locicero
    $1,000.00 CAD
  • Margaret Dowdall-Logie
    $1,000.00 CAD
  • Senator O'Connor College School
    $1,000.00 CAD
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    $1,000.00 CAD
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  • Howard Rosen
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