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Avery Somersgill

August 28th, 2001 - May 11th, 2022
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Avery Somersgill announce her sudden passing on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at the age of 20.  

 Avery was born in Maple Ridge on August 28th, 2001 to parents, Jeff and Dustine Somersgill (Collings). Avery will be lovingly remembered by her devoted younger sister, Madelyn Somersgill, her grandparents, Sandra Collings (Williams), Kathleen Forseth (Stewart), Bob Somersgill, and Noel Somersgill (Ridley). She will also be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who have become chosen family.

 Avery is predeceased by her grandfathers, Lee Forseth and Michael Collings, and her uncle, Bryan Forseth.

 Avery spent the majority of her life in Maple Ridge, graduating at the top of her class from Garibaldi Secondary in 2019. She then moved to Vancouver Island to attend the University of Victoria on a full academic scholarship. Avery was living in Victoria at the time of her passing.

 Avery was innately curious and always up for an adventure. She loved to travel, to learn, and to laugh. Avery was caring, kind-hearted, and wickedly funny. Avery brought joy and light to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

 We will be honoring Avery with a service on May 28th at 9:00 AM at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel 11969 216 St, Maple Ridge.  Those who need the closure of a service, those whose life was impacted by Avery, or those who just knew and loved her are all welcome.

 In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Ridge Meadows Foundry. Foundry offers an integrated approach to supporting youth mental health.

 Donations can be made on this website:

When asked “Where is my donation needed most?”, please select Foundry Ridge Meadows


Courtney Matthews
June 13th, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Avery’s passing. I remember teaching her preschool so vividly, she was such a sweet, smart young girl. My deepest condolences to your family.

Sophie Vezina
June 2nd, 2022

Sending thoughts to you, Jeff, and your family. I’m so very sorry for your too soon loss. Your daughter will continue to live on in the hearts of those that knew her.

Robyn O’Connell Steed
May 28th, 2022

Dusty, Jeff, Madelyn and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss of your beautiful daughter/sister. Avery was one of my daughters first friends as we all connected in our baby group with Alisa and Helena. I am so sorry we lost touch when we moved out of province. I am at a loss for words. I cannot imagine the pain of this loss and I just wanted to express my sympathy and let you know even as a baby, she made a beautiful impact with her gorgeous red locks of hair and smile. You are all in my prayers.

Tammy Tucker
May 28th, 2022

Such a beautiful young woman taken too soon. We met Avery when the kids were in preschool and we knew her as a warm, loving, super smart girl with the most beautiful red curls. Rest in peace Avery.

Maureen Alain & family
May 28th, 2022

Dustine, Jeff and Madelyn, We are so sorry to hear about your precious Avery, and we send our deep condolences to each of you. My boys have fond memories of training in Tae Kwon Do with Avery and Madelyn and we will always remember Avery's beautiful smile. We hope you can feel the love and support of all those who care and that it might bring you some peace and strength at this difficult time. We are holding you all in our hearts.

Crista kellof
May 26th, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family, I’m so sorry to hear about Avery’s passing.

Rosalia Pticek
May 26th, 2022

My heart is with you all. Sending strength and love across the miles

Amanda Wardner
May 26th, 2022

Dustine and family my heart is with you. I am so sorry 😞 to hear about your beautiful daughter. Big hugs 🤗 and love to you. ❤️

Kathryn Ferguson
May 25th, 2022

Sending love to Avery’s warm circle of family and friends. May her light continue to shine through those whose life she touched. Sending sincere condolences.

Kathleen Huggan
May 25th, 2022

We are so sorry to hear about Avery. Sending our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time❤.
Kathleen Huggan and Paige Doucette

Evvy Matthews
May 25th, 2022

I am so sorry to learn of Avery’s passing. There is simply no way to prepare for an unexpected loss of those whom we hold dearest. Please know my heart is open to each of you should there be some small measure of support that I might offer.

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