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Celebration of Life

January 7, 1991- June 4, 2019

Courtney Elizabeth Michaels, 28 years old, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Phoenix Arizona on June 4, 2019 due to cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure.

A brief memorial service will take place at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 1 pm Saturday, July 13, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-6pm at 3625 Cawthra Road Mississauga, ON L5A 2Y4, at the church event hall.

Daughter of Patricia (USA) and Michael (CDN) was born in Milton, Ontario on January 7, 1991 Courtney was baptized in the catholic church and attended the Dufferin Peel Catholic Schools from kindergarten through high school. After graduating early at 17 years old she attended Sheridan College in Oakville for a 2-year communication and marketing certification.

Courtney was 13 years old when her mother Patricia Brusha started her Online Marketing Company. Courtney’s bright green eyes were always filled with enthusiasm, laughter and joy. She wanted to be part of everything that was A Couple of Chicks and Online Revealed right from the start. She played an important role in the creation and growth of the business and all the clients knew Courtney. She was smart, strong and had an infectious energy she shared with everyone around her.

Courtney loved to laugh, taking selfies, wearing sunnies, scrapbooking, chatting with friends and watching a good movie. (musical!)  She loved all genres of music and couldn’t accomplish anything without a soundtrack running in the background. She loved dogs, cats, kids and maintained her childlike wonderment of the world. She believed in miracles and unicorns and loved frogs.

In her way Courtney was very spiritual believing in signs (7/13), that things happen for a reason and learned from Big Daddy (Christie) to be sure to take a moment to appreciate the times when, “In these 5 minute, everything was ok!” She loved her family. She loved her friends. She loved helping people and always offered a helping hand or a listening ear.

Courtney was an organ donor and passed on her gift of sight and her skin after her passing. Courtney is predeceased by her best friend and loving Mother Patricia Brusha, Stepfather Christie Brusha, Father Mike Michaels, Stepmother Rachel Michaels, sibling Lauren Michaels (19) Sibling Beau Brusha (41), Sister-in-law Angela Brusha (36)  dearest nephews Derich Brusha (8), Oscar Brusha ,Sibling  Lea Brusha (39), and her precious niece Sophia Brusha (5). She will also be missed by her countless loving friends, family members, and fur babies in both Canada and the US.

Although her organs may have shut down, it was her addiction that took her life. Courtney was extremely passionate in trying to help others, while she worked on herself, to be free of addictions. We will combine our celebration memorial on 7/13 to host a fundraiser in Courtney’s name for Purse-Impressions.