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Daina May Tully

December 20, 1990 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 29)

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It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of Daina May Tully. Heaven has gained one of the most incredible, bravest & beautiful warriors while wrapped in her mothers loving arms on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Daina gathered her wings passing with grace, peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital at the age of 29. She is the beloved daughter of Lisa Tully (step-father Myron Hartwig). 

Despite a life long battle with cystic fibrosis, Daina was determined to raise awareness of both her illness and greater need for people to sign their donor cards. Sharing how one donor can be a gift of life to many others. She was so greatful to be honored by a donor when she received a double lung transplant on December 4, 2018 at the Toronto General Hospital.

In her short life, she graduated from NAEC in Cloyne, received her diploma as Veternary Assistant through St. Lawrence College in Kingston and her new lease on life with her strive to survive she received her diploma of Dental Hygienist from Trillium College in Kingston. 

She loved her fur-babies, trying new foods, testing recipes, new adventures and creating life long friendships with so many. She truly cherished every possible moment and the memories she made, no matter the circumstances or her incredible pain. The first thing she put on each morning was her beautiful smile, sharing it with everyone. Always encouraging others to smile and pass it on.

Daina knew too well how fragile and short life could be and she determinded to fund the positivity each day through songs, quotes and poetry. One of her favourite quotes and one she lived by was............."Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" by Vivian Greene.

Daina is survived by her cherished step-sister Brandie & Michael Hartwig, aunt of Rowan, Marshall and Gideon. She will be greatly missed by her grandparents Gerald & Glenna Tully along with Vera & Walter Hartwig, and a niece of Valerie (Brad) Williams and Darren (Tammy) Tully. She was a treasured great-grand-daughter of Florence Tully. She was a blessing and a "special niece" of "Auntie Laurie" (Shawn) Grant and a role model to their daughter Elizabeth. 

She touched and inspired the hearts and lives of so many people. Also mourning our incredible loss are her dear friends of the Cystic Fibrosis Group, her care team, her fellow classmates, many friends including the incredible "family" at Marble Lake Lodge by both staff & campers.

Cremation has taken place with Milestone Funeral Center in Northbrook. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date when the current restrictions with COVID-19 ease so we can all gather together to remember Daina.

Friends desiring may contribute to the funeral expenses for Daina with appreciation from the family or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at  

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