Lake Cowichan’s Kristal Mayo (right) died on New Year’s Eve after battling cancer for many months. Pictured with Kristal is husband Dustin and daughter Kourtlynn. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan’s Kristal Mayo (right) died on New Year’s Eve after battling cancer for many months. Pictured with Kristal is husband Dustin and daughter Kourtlynn. (File photo)

Long-time Lake Cowichan community volunteer Kristal Mayo has died

Kristal died on New-Year’s Eve

Kristal Mayo, a long-time volunteer for a number of organizations in the Lake Cowichan area, has died.

Kristal’s husband Dustin announced on the Love for Kristal Facebook page that his wife, who was diagnosed with brain and colon cancer last August, died at their home at 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

“She will forever be my Louie, and I’ve prayed to God to take the cancer from her and put it in me, but it just didn’t happen,” Dustin said.

“Kristal Lou my love, the past 20 years, nine months and 11 days have gone by so fast and the only regret I have is not building up the strength to ask you out sooner. I promise your legacy will live on in this community for generations. I will host the cancer walk that we have been planning for the last four months in the spring every year, I’m just sad that you don’t get to go in it. I will never understand this world and why it would take you away from our dearest (daughter) Kourtlynn so early. You wanted to be a mom so much and you were a terrific one. I’m thankful for every moment I spent with you and you made me a better person. I feel blessed to have been able to take care of you the past four months and will always cherish our time together. I guess this means goodbye for now my love. We will be together again.”

Kristal had been involved with the Mesachie Group, was a charter member of the Kinette Club of Lake Cowichan, an organizer for the Cody Classic baseball tournament and helped out many other organizations as a volunteer in her community over the years.

When she was diagnosed with cancer, the community came together to help her and her family get through their medical ordeal with fundraisers and by setting up a Facebook page for them.



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