October 18, 1985 – June 24, 2021
In Loving Memory ~ It is with broken hearts and souls that we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful, most giving and beloved daughter, Andria Arefin.
Andria lost her battle with addiction after a struggle where she fought time and again to surface from the death grip of dealers and drugs.
To know our Andria was to love her. A great, great friend. A fierce family advocate. A force to be reckoned with who always put family first. This was our Andria. Her imprint will forever be stamped deep into our family tree!
As much as she was a comfort to her family and friends she was an intimidating, passionate competitor when she took the pitch in soccer or the court in volleyball. Andria reached a level of excellence in volleyball where she was invited to try out for the elite BC Volleyball camp to target future prospects. One of only thirty girls invited. You did not want Andria on the other team!
We will miss her forever and ever! More than we could have ever imagined. She loved to laugh. She loved to get a jab in. She just loved….that was Andria.
Andria has left behind her wonderful husband, Raihan Arefin and her two beloved beautiful boys, Saad and Ahad; her siblings, Jessica (Nick) Hendricks, Kristen Rice-Alam (Tanvir), Kyle Rice (Laura), Kevin Rice; and very special friends Ryan Papps and Toni Lewis.
Andria also was blessed with seven nieces and nephews whom she so dearly loved and they loved her. Her parents, Steven and Paulet Rice, grandparents Wayne and Lolly Rice, and many aunts, uncles and cousins will cherish the many wonderful memories Andria has left behind.
Nana (Marilyn Hoskin) has recently passed and shared many a good laugh and chat with Andria.
The magic Andria gave to our family cannot be measured. Words cannot capture her spirit… the light she shone on every room she entered. It was an aura that embraced all those special moments with Andria. Our hearts are filled with a sadness so great, so deep that sometimes you just can’t breathe.
Andria, our tears of wonderful moments with you could fill an ocean.
Your struggle is over our sweet, sweet soul. May God keep you, bless you until we hug again. You always gave the best hugs!Obituary