It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Molly Olivia Dunville, daughter to Ian and Kristin Dunville and sister to Lily and Ella. Molly was born on November 15th, 2015 and in the early morning hours on Friday, April 17thshe peacefully left our world, with her family next to her. At just 4 years old, this would mark the end of her battle with Neuroblastoma, diagnosed just prior to her first birthday. She loved her 2 older sisters, mommy and daddy deeply, and was loved beyond measure, in return. Molly will be missed every day for eternity, and the world is worse off without her. She did, however, leave such an impact on so many people, that she changed the world for the better and that change will continue to grow, even though she is gone. Throughout her brief, but event filled life she was able to connect with an amazing number of people and fill each one of them with love, happiness, and inspiration. It would only take one dimpled smile from Miss Molly and you would fall in love with her. She was full of energy and curiosity and had a fight inside of her that would border on superhuman. Some of Molly’s favourite places will forever be missing her special spark. She will be missed at the Busy Fingers Preschool where she leaves behind all her friends and her teacher, Mrs. Jamieson, who she loved very much. The Children’s Oncology clinic at JPCH will be a little less bright as she will not be coming through the doors anymore to see the wonderful nurses that cared for her and to hide from her favorite doctor, Dr. Stammers. The Martensville Swimming pool will never be completely full again without her as she loved going to swim and ride the water slides. Molly loved to visit her grandparents farm and visit all her cousins. She enjoyed riding on the side-by-side with Grandpa Kemp, looking for Swiper the fox on the deck and going tobogganing with her sisters. She even learned to ride the GT scooters all on her own this past Christmas. It was very exciting when Molly got to stay in a hotel. She could not get enough of room service, elevator rides, running in the hallways and hot tubs. She never wanted to leave. Molly loved to play at the park across from her house with any of her Mom, Dad or sisters and often asked to go there. She would enjoy taking a bike ride to Dallas Martens Park for a swing, and the swings will never swing as high without her. She was very good at hide and seek, but her beautiful laugh in anticipation of being “found” often gave her position away. Molly would be very excited to visit CJs or the Children’s Museum in Saskatoon and she could spend ALL day there, always ending the outing with a candy bag or treat. At any time, if you asked Molly what she would like to eat, you already knew the answer. “Chicken Nugget Happy Meal, with fries, a straw, a toy, chocolate milk and dip sauce. Don’t forget the dip sauce.” Anytime the neighbours dog was outside, Molly would run to the window and call his name, “Finley.” Molly loved to paint and draw, and she loved to play games like Old Maid or Matching or Head Bands. She was so smart and could legitimately beat mom or dad many times. Her voice and laughter will be missed greatly by her family. Her energy and enthusiasm can never be replaced, but her family is so grateful for being able to share her lifetime with them. Rest well, sweet Molly. We will long for the day we can be together again. We love you.
Molly leaves to mourn grandparents Wes and Debbie Kemp, Fran and Vern Smart and Dale Dunville, great grandparents Willie and Joan Balog, uncle Sheldon Kemp and cousins Dylan and Lachlan, auntie Holly & uncle Dallas Heikkila and cousins Austyn, Brynn and Shae, uncle Jared & auntie Tiffany Kemp and cousins Jaxon, Cruz and Porter, auntie Margie & uncle Brendan Byrne and cousins Abbi and Allen, uncle Mark Dunville and cousin Grayson and numerous other great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Molly also leaves behind special neighbours Travis and Bree Statchuk, daycare family and close friend Sandra and Kevin Kuit and her best little preschool buddy, Devyn. She was predeceased by her auntie Amber Kemp.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we will not be having a funeral at this time. A celebration of her life will be planned in the future.
Donations in Molly’s name can be made to, Small But Mighty SK (https://p2p.onecause.com/smallbutmighty/kristin-dunville), Children’s Wish/Make a Wish, or by donating blood in honour of Molly.
Kristin and family,
I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
I was very sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. We are all thinking of you!
Dear Ian, Kristin, Lily, Ella,
I am truly sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you and your family with love. Sending you prayers for strength as you find your way through each day.