Canyon Kai David Del Rosario

canyon kai del rosario
Canyon Kai David Del Rosario July 7, 1989 - January 28th, 2008 Our beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, you were taken way too soon. Canyon passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his father Isaac Del Rosario and mother Debbie Del Rosario, sister Jasmine Del Rosario, sister Athena, nephew Jacob Avina, and Oscar (Big Bro). His immense family consists of Victoria (Nana), Abelardo, Lalo, Magda, Sara (Sarita), Bubba, Melissa, Cassondra, Liesa and Tim Stubbs, Donna and Ross Lowrimore, Pop, Brian, Steve, Rick, Kiiah, Kalee, Kendra, Sonia, Nolan, Courtney, and his many little baby cousins. His many great aunts: Tita Mallott, Janie Torres, Esperanza Collin, Sylvia Rodriguez, Cathe Rodriguez, and Mary Hernandez. His cousins Jimmy, Janel, Jessica, Justine, Erica, Ray, too many too name all of them. Born and raised in the city he loved most Redondo, Canyon is well known and admired for everything from soccer, skateboarding, basketball, track, rapping, snowboarding, dancing, to being "a good look" always. You were taken much too soon, your plans, your dreams. It's hard but we know you have found peace. No one can take your place and you are in our hearts forever. We miss you and love you more than words can express. You touched many lives which is evident through your many friends, too many to name: Marcos (Chicken), the entire Chavez family, Chex, Yayo, Michael (Boy), Cesear (Lucky), Diego, Freddie, Karina (Nina), Maribel, Sonia, Natalie, Brenda, Neita, Junior, Javi, Jose Delacruz, JSL, Allstar boys B.A.D. ent, the Gomez family, and all his "girls." His true friends know who they are and are so appreciated, thank you to all who have come together to turn this tragic incident into a loving memory. My friends that became his: Erica, Jaime, Jessica, Korin, Michelle, Brian, Diana, Carlos, Renee, Tia, Orozco's, and so many more. I am sorry if I left anyone out but he was loved by so many it is hard to keep up. We love you Canyon. You know how special you were and always will be to me; you had my back for everything and I tried to always have yours. I miss you so much that I don't even believe this is happening. You will never be forgotten because we have never met anyone like you, I love you Canyoncito, my lil male version of me, my pride and joy, my brother. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday from 4-8pm, followed by a service on Saturday at 12 noon both held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd. Redondo Beach. Donations may be made to his family in his loving memory.

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  1. Canyon, What can I say you put an footprint in my heart the moment I met you!! You are such a loving, kind, intelligent young man that will be missed dearly! You are in my heart now and always. My condolences to the Del Rosario family. Renee R.C.Caballero

  2. Issac And Family-” You Do Not Walk Alone” -You do not walk alone, For God is always near, He shares your heartbreak and your pain and he knows the things you fear. His hand will guide safely for his love is always there to give you strenght and courage, if you ask for it in prayer.

  3. Canyon,I can’t even put into words the way I’m feeling today. We miss you more than any words could ever express. I know you’re watching over me as my guardian angel.You left us way too soon and with so many unanswered questions. All I can ask is for you to bring us your peace.It’s so hard to go on without you. You have so many people that love you. So many dedicated friends,and so many people that wish they had you in their lives the way we did.When you look down on us, please realize how beautiful and special you are. I am so blessed to say that you are my cousin,my baby brother. Thank you Canyon for all the talks we had,for all the laughs, for all the smiles you put on our faces, for all the beautiful memories I will carry in my heart.You will never be forgotten and your spirit will never be replaced. I’ll keep your smiling face in my heart and soul forever. I love you Canyon..i miss you always. your cousin,Sara

  4. Dear Lalo & Family, With heartfelt condolences. May the love of friends and family be a source of comfort to you at this time. God Bless Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Garcia and June Albin & Family

  5. A Mansion in Heaven This world however beautiful, was never meant to be the place that we would call home for all eternity. A loving God knows best, and in His time, He lifts us to a place of peace and rest. For He has built a mansion where His children will abide, free from pain and sorrow, forever at His side. Our Father’s house above is a house of many mansions with special places near Him for His loved one to abide. Issac, may you and your family find yourselves surrounded by love and strength to ease this time of sorrow.

  6. Canyon, you left so many of us without words to express our sorrow. The sadness is overwhelming. You touched so many lives, so many people morn to have you back! We love you, I love you. Leisa Stubbs

  7. Dear Debbie & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be strong and take care. Sincerely Lorraine & Keiko

  8. I remember Canyon when I worked in the library at Beryl. He used to help me put the books in order and straighten the research books. Very fun, happy kid. . I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be lovingly remembered and missed.

  9. Debbie and Isaac, I love you both. We will miss Canyon but, he will live forever in our hearts. He touched so many lives and had so many loves. I am always here for you. Your Sister, Leisa Stubbs

  10. Canyon, my lil bro so much has happened in our 15 years together and I am so happy that I had the chance to have a lil bro and I couldn’t have asked for a better one. I know you looked up to me and I tried not to let you down, you made your sister so happy and i respect the bond you two had and always will have, I have never even heard of a bro and sis being so close, yeah i admit i was jealous at times but I am so appreciative of having the knowledge of what true love is. Thanks for having my back and for putting up with my grumpy days, your sis will never be the same but I will do my best to take care of her, I love you and always will

  11. canyon…. I miss you so much already. I wanted to say how wonderful a person you were. You were so kind and sweet. You would help anyone with anything. You were loved by so many people. I wish you were here now. This just doesnt seem real. Watch over all of us daily. You will be our angel. Please take care of us. You will never be forgotten because you were such a kind person. I love you so much words cant express. Take care of your family, they are hurting so bad. You are at peace with our God and you have no worries anymore. love you forever fam bam

  12. Being here at your house brings so many memories and I miss me and Jaz telling you how it use to be back in day, how down we were 😉 We are praying so keep us safe and grant us peace, visit us in our sleep, we miss you Canyoncito! I love you!

  13. Canyon, I don’t know if writing this will help me in anyway, especially since I feel like I’ve talked to you up there already, but one thing I know for sure is that I still feel your presence. It was insanely hard for me to keep my composure at your funeral, and for some reason I feel like you were shocked by how many people you touched. I was sobbing like a newborn child, yet I felt like you were there for me. I think we connected on another level in regards to how similar how families were. We both had parents who pushed us to do the right thing and make the best of our lives, and we both were uncles at an early age. I was one of the few who really knew you before and after you switched your style up freshman year. Let me just tell you, no matter how you acted, what you did, or what you said, you were always the same ol’ canyon to me. I knew this when you always offered me a place to stay after I moved to Riverside. That gesture of friendship doesn’t begin to speak volume of your character. You were one of my best friends and always will be. It kills me inside to think of Jacob,Jas,Oscar, and your parents these days. I felt you there with me and your mom at the funeral, that was one of the most powerful and meaningful moments of my life. I know you would have done the same for me. I know you’re watching over us, please lead us in the right direction.

  14. I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to Isaac and Debbie. You had the most wonderful son that loved you so very much. You are a part of my family and if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. Love you always. To my Jazi. You know how much you mean to me. I can’t even express it enough. You have always been such a great friend and I will always be a good friend to you! I know that Canyon loved you more then anyone. He always said that you were his everything, and when he said everything he wasn’t playing. His love, sister, best friend and even a mother figure at times. I am so sorry for your loss, I can’t even imagine all the emotions that you are going through but if there is anything I can do to ease the pain a little, I will jump in a heart beat to do it. Please stay strong and keep your head up. The heart will heal in time and one day we’ll all be together again =0) Canyon, I know that you hear and see everything now. I hope you know what a big part you had in all of our lives. You touched so many hearts and left so many good memories. I’m so sad that you are gone. I know that you are in a better place now, and have finally found peace. Every time I look at your pictures I can’t help but smile. Every time I think about the times we were laughing on the phone or on the IM I can’t help but smile. Going to the movies, the little parties at my house, you trying to dance, even just going to the store. I think about all of our memories, and can’t help but smile. It was always a good time with you. I know your gone, but you will never be forgotten. You will always have a piece of my heart. Love and miss you so big!

  15. Jas… remember what I told you… its ok to break down… you can’t always be strong and hide your emotions… time and God will tell you when you are done morning… Isaac… I hope you realize what a wonderful son you raised… and I am sure you know he was needed elsewhere and this is why he was taken from us so soon but please please remember you still have so many loved ones here who need you to hang on and bring joy to our lives like only you can!!! Remember our family picnics at the park, and how you always used to take me and Janel with you all to the beach?!?!?! We need you to pull through so we can have many more happy memories… Debbie… please be strong as only a mother can be!!! Isaac and Jasmine need you so much right now I hope you can all pull through and know that God and all the family is with you during this difficult time!!! Canyon… I hope you see how many lives you touched and how much you meant to everyone!!! Please rest in peace with our Lord and watch over your family in this time of need… bless your Dad, Mom, and Sisters and of course the rest of the Family!!!

  16. I love Canyon along with all my family in Redondo. Canyon and all of you are in my prayers everynight. “Weaping may endure for the night..but Joy comes in the Morning”.One Sweet Day my beautiful cousin Canyon.

  17. words can not express my pain for you and your family. I did not know canyon , but brittany did ,and I have known you debbie since they were babys in the same apts. I too am morning every day my daughter is not here. I know her and canyon are together in heaven, and they are no longer in pain. We too will one day be with them again. Remember I will always be here if you need to talk. I pray for peace, and confort for you ,and your family. KANDICE CORDOVA

  18. Here it is 1 day before your 19th birthday and we are all missing you terribly! We love you! The pain doesn’t seem to go away…it only gets worse. I wish I could see that great big smile just one more time! I love you, Leisa

  19. to canyons family, we are so sorry for your loss and keep you in our thoughts and prayers, canyon was a very beloved friend to us, all though we grew apart we kept him in our thoughts, but know that he is gone we know that he will stay in our hearts forever… we miss you canyon and wish that we could of stayed close how we used to be, we will always remember you and miss you very much… love you!!!

  20. I love you brother, last night was in the top 5 of the hardest moments since you have left me, I am trying to make right by you, I am clearing up any and all rumors about your passing, so people no longer have to doubt or gossip, this was not suicide or overdose, it was organ failure due to pre-existing health conditions, I love you and I pray that you give me strength because everyday brings new battles and I need you, i miss you and i want you back, what I wouldn’t give for one more day, just one more, you know and never doubted my love for you but its even deeper than i myself even realized, that made others jealous but I am so happy we were so close, I love you more than words can even begin to express, you know my heart, nothing will be the same i am so different, i feel it deep inside and that is why everyone is scared because i will eventually have to face this huge loss, help me be able to cope, please Canyoncito, help me, now i need u more than u need me, I LOVE YOU

  21. I love you brother, more than can be expressed in words. You were my love and I am glad you felt the same way, much love always


  23. i juss want to start off by saying that i will always remember canyon as having a huge smile on his face. he helped me through rough times when i didnt want to be around anyone. he was there always. even when i told him to leave he stuck around. he had love for me just as i do for him. i know that he will help me out in any way possible. he is up there looking down at all of us and we know that he has our backs. he had one of the best personalities and i am thankful that we were close.always have love for him and his family.

  24. Canyon touched so many lives. He will be missed, but we will remember him with much love. He had many friends @ Beryl and all the staff here morn his passing.

  25. To Isaac and Family: I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Canyon. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

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