Our family purchased a plaque for Alexia on the memorial walkway at Tōtara Hospice on what would have been her 35th birthday. We felt that this was a way for us to keep our precious loved one close to our hearts and minds forever.
Alexia and Warren, our son, met in London and moved back to New Zealand to settle down, it became a place she loved. They had just bought their first home when they received the news that Alexia had breast cancer. Her journey with breast cancer was fought with courage over seven years; she always remained positive, adventurous, and funny.
The Tōtara Hospice team was there for Alexia when she needed them; the care and support Alexia and our family received was immeasurable.
Our beautiful and courageous daughter-in-law spent her last days under the care of the wonderful Hospice team. Alexia loved the beautiful gardens at Tōtara and adored Charlie Watson the resident cat. The roses were her favourite as they reminded her of her precious grandmother back in England.
On her birthday we wanted to honour Alexia in a way that was meaningful, and we also wanted to thank and contribute to Tōtara Hospice; a plaque felt like a special way to do both.
Such a sense of peace came over us when we went to see the plaque for the first time on the walkway in the beautiful garden and it gave us a lot of comfort.
The Stevens family