Lisa Guylaine Payne

Lisa Guylaine Payne

Our Little MVP

“There must be one heck of a tourney

going on in heaven for her to be called

up to play so early!”


October 4, 1972 – May 14, 2013

After successfully beating Breast Cancer in 2011, Lisa was called to the plate, to once again fight the disease – but this time it was a fight she had no chance of winning.

Born in Terrace, BC, Lisa was

a naturally gifted athlete with a wide circle of friends. From the moment she picked up a ball glove in her late teens, she was destined to be on the field – playing on Provincial and National ball teams and frequently acquiring numerous awards and prizes.

Her main loves though, were her family; marrying Thomas Payne on July 17, 1993, and with him creating two beautiful children, Kaylie Brooke Payne and Darcie Lee Payne.

Lisa and her family moved to Kelowna in 1998 where she quickly joined almost every ball team that was looking for a player…imagine their surprise when they saw her play!

Lisa played for teams in Winfield, Vernon and Kelowna

and will be missed by all who knew her.

Lisa also touched the hearts of all the people she worked with. After getting her LPN in 2007 during the few years that the family lived in Calgary, she then returned to live in

Winfield and worked with and for some wonderful people

at Noric House in Vernon.

Her favorite song sums up her philosophy…

Good Life by One Republic

“Hopelessly I feel like there might be something that I’ll miss

Hopelessly I feel like the window closes oh so quick

Hopelessly I’m taking a mental picture of you now’

Cause hopelessly the hope is we have so much to feel

good about, Oh, this has gotta be the good life

This has gotta be the good life

This could really be a good life, good life”

Lisa will also be missed by her parents, Jean-Guy and

Carmen Mailloux, by her brothers Denis Mailloux and Rene Mailloux (wife Laurie, Jordan, Alyssa, Sarah), and by her sister Lynne Nordstrom (husband Larry, Aaron, Kenny, Nick) as well as her father and mother in-law Gilbert and Anne Payne, sisters-in-law Dani Barnett (husband Wade, Chris, Mark) and Susan Payne.

In lieu of flowers Lisa and the family have asked that

donations be made to the Hospice House in your area to support the wonderful work that they do to ensure that our journey from this world is made with peace and compassion. Special thanks go to Dr. Oswald and his staff for all the care they gave her in her fight.

We will never forget you little one….you were loved and will

be missed by all.

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