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Luc Stefan Cepisca, June 8, 2000 to July 14, 2020 was cherished his entire life which ended much too soon, to our deepest regret and sadness.
Luc was a loving son and best friend to his mother Carmen and to his father Dimitrie.
“Our hearts were always filled with enjoyment and happiness when watching him. Quite a few times he spoiled us repeatedly telling us that we are awesome parents, that he appreciates so much everything we are doing for him, and that one day he will be taking care of us.
Both of us were barely waiting for him to return home during the vacation days and to spend more time together. Words cannot describe the pain of lacking this option. Come home, Luc!”
Luc was immensely loved by his elder brother Dimi:
“When I was a child, I remember looking at other kids at a water park. Most of them were playing with their siblings and I thought: I want that too. I still remember the first day I saw Luc. He was asleep, chubby cheeks, and was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I instantly loved him, the most welcome surprise one could ever have. I also felt such a great need to protect him; I did not question it. I wanted AND needed him. He made me whole. He became everything to me.
As he grew up, he was fearless. He would be constantly running around, and I would chase him. Better still, when I’d call him, he would come running back, happy to be with me. That never changed, no matter how old he was. Every moment I spent with him I could see it in his eyes: that look of pure love, respect, and admiration. He always looked at me the same, regardless of how much time had passed since we last saw each other. I will forever be grateful to him for that. Losing him is like losing my soul, a devastating trauma that will echo throughout my life.
Luc, the greatest baby brother I could have asked for, is now flying at an altitude higher than I will ever fly at. I told him how much I loved him, and I am thankful he knew that. Wherever he is now, I hope he is at peace and with a grin bigger than ever.”
Luc was very loved and cherished by his girlfriend, Amy:
“Luc was the most kind, affectionate, funny, adventurous, and caring boyfriend anyone could ever ask for. He would always tell me jokes and puns to see my unamused reactions, which he knew were secretly concealing a smile. He was endlessly patient yet had a fierce stubbornness about him which would often fuel our lengthy debates. He had an unmatchable passion for trying new things whether that be food, a tv show, or a hobby.
With Luc, he made sure I always knew I was loved at my best and my worst. The biggest lesson he taught me was that it was okay to not always be strong and responsible, that being vulnerable with others took strength rather than weakness. He was my best friend. I loved that his incredible smile appeared the most when he was teasing me or just about to dig into food. Even though we were in a long-distance relationship most of the time, I always felt cared for whenever we would call to catch up or to study together. Although it was not enough, I am thankful for the all the laughter, memories, and adventures we shared. I promised him in my heart that I would still try to complete his own and our bucket list because that would have made him happy.”
Luc was born and raised in Toronto and spent the last two years in U of Ottawa residence as a student. He spent his early years (SK to 08) of education at Lester B. Pearson Elementary School, in the French Immersion program, graduating as a Valedictorian, voted by his class.
Luc spent his High School years (09-12) at Earl Haig Secondary School, while continuing with his French program. His graduating results allowed him to consider several offers from prestigious Universities, and to choose U of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management, Commerce / Finance, which he selected for the opportunity of continuing his studies in the French immersion program. While studying at U of Ottawa, Luc became involved in World Vision Club as a promoter and later became elected VP Finance.
Luc was an avid sports enthusiast; he played AA and A competitive hockey for 8 years (plus four prior years as non-competitive), participating and winning in the GTHL Scotiabank A playoffs in 2014, and in some of the tournaments held in Lake Placid, Chicago, Pittsburgh. He played hockey as well for the Earl Haig Secondary School hockey team and enjoyed boxing and fencing while being a student in Ottawa.
Luc was an avid music lover crossing borders between rap and classical, and music of the ‘70s and latest releases. In his personal time, Luc also learned and played violin and more recently started to learn piano.
Luc was a true friend to his friends, supporting and caring for them and partying with them. He hosted many parties in the Don River ravine.
A brilliant career was laying ahead of him while getting more mature with every year of his life and becoming an exceptionally fine young man.
Luc’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to the OPP Underwater Search & Recovery Unit located in Gravenhurst and led by Sergeant Christopher Weise, who worked tirelessly to find his body in Pigeon Lake.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Luc’s family would appreciate donations “In Memoriam Luc Cepisca” to:
Lifesaving Society http://www.lifesavingsociety.com/donate.aspx
World Vision https://donate.worldvision.ca/collections/donations