Tuesday, June 25, 2013


25th June 2013

At 7:25pm last night God took our beautiful daughter and sister Dainere into heaven.  Heaven gained an extraordinary and special angel. She is no longer in pain or suffering and is now safe in God's loving hands. 

Rest in peace Dainere Monique Anthoney, you are the most inspirational, amazing, selfless, courageous, generous and beautiful person we know, we love you more than words can say and will miss your gorgeous smile and warm hugs. 

We thank you all for the support you have shown Dainere throughout her journey, she truly did touch so many people's hearts and lives, inspired them, changed them and raised so much awareness about brain tumours. 

Whenever you see a brilliant Rainbow in the sky know that Dainere is watching upon you all, smiling and giving you hope.


Anonymous said...

She was the most inspiration person I have ever met, and she most definitely changed my life.

I'm sending all my love to you guys.


Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,

I can hardly see the screen for the tears flooding my eyes.

Dainere is indeed an angel, who will continue to guide us.

I will never forget her.

My deepest sympathy to the most amazing family I have ever had the privilege to know.

My love to you all,

Elizabeth xxxxoooo

Tracey Hawkins said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,
The unexpected beauty of a rainbow catches your breath and makes you stop to admire nature's gift. Dainere has coloured my world in the hues of a rainbow. She was a gift to us all, generously sharing her journey and that of her family. She touched our hearts.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Dainere's life. Love to you all. Goodbye my little friend, you will be sorely missed but always remembered, and your words an everlasting legacy. Tracey xxxx

Anonymous said...

Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarret

We have just received a phone call letting us know of Dainere's passing and our hearts are aching. Dainere was an amazing young lady who certainly took her illness head on and fought to the very end. She inspired so many people throughout this journey and will leave footprints on many people's hearts. To this day I still remember the day you found out about Dainere and that long journey to take Nalani and Jarret to meet you at the hospital. I cannot imagine what you are all going through but know that out love and hugs are coming to you all the way from America. We wish we could be with you at this time


Jenney, John, Sophie, Ben and Josh xoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Dearest Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani & Jarrett,
May your gorgeous and inspirational daughter and sister Dainere, rest in peace watching down on the beautiful legacy she has created and left here with us all.
Her strength and passion to raise awareness for her challenging disease whilst fighting it is a credit to the amazing girl she was.
May the rainbows continue to make her smile and help her rest peacefully.
Love, thoughts & strength
Karly & Taylee

Carol Duncan said...

Goodbye, Rainbow Girl.

Thank you for the amazing things you taught me, and my sons, with your love, humour and courage.

Love to you all, beautiful Anthoney family.

Carol Duncan

Bronz68 said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,

Our prayers are with you all. Dainere was a treasure and fought so hard. She will be sorely missed and forever remembered.

You will be forever reminded of her each time that you see a rainbow.

Love to you all.

Bronwyn C

Greg Jericho said...

My prayers are with you all such a terrible loss. Dainere will remain a wonderful inspiration to me and my family.

Susan Chalmers Pitt said...

Dear Yvonne
Vale Dainere
Such beautiful words and so true.
Please keep on with this blog to let us all know how you are all doing.

Love from Susan

Susan Chalmers Pitt said...

Dear Yvonne
Vale Dainere
Such beautiful words and so true.
Please keep on with this blog to let us all know how you are all doing.

Love from Susan

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for sharing your precious girl with us all. She has taught us all the most incredible lessons in bravery, strength, perseverance and courage.
Fly with the angels Dainere, free from pain. You will always be remembered as a rainbow in our family.
My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of your family as you negotiate this part of your lives without your beautiful girl.
With love,
Catherine and Ollie the cat.

Anonymous said...

I will always smile and remember her when I see a rainbow

She has inspired so many and to have shared her journey so generously was truly a gift

I will be thinking of you all, her famil, that she has left behind

RIP beautiful Dainere - a gift from god who has been called home

xxx Monica

Anonymous said...

My beautiful rainbow girl. Forever in my heart and my inspiration always. I will miss you so much.
Tess xoxoxoxoxo

Paul Gordon said...

I agree with Allyson that she was the most inspirational person I have ever met. Heaven is receiving a real superstar.
All our love to yoy Yvonne and the family.

Paul, Ben, Liam, Marcus and Sue Gordon.

Anderson Family said...

Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett

We are so sad to hear the news of Dainere's passing. Her book has become a treasured possession to both of our girls. Our hearts ache for you and our love and prayers are with you.

Scott, Janet, Holly & Phoebe Anderson

Michelle Arms said...

Dainere Anthoney, farewell darling girl. We met you while you were going through your storm. You brought so much joy to us as a family. Both Joey and Katie still love reading the book you gave them "Rainbow Peekaboo". Whenever I see a rainbow, I will think of you and also of the God who has brought you through this journey to now be with him. What a privilege it has been to meet you and your amazing family xx.

http://instagr.am/p/JROMrnSzK7/ (photo taken April last year)

Anonymous said...

Our hearts go out to the family and friends. R.I.P Beautiful girl, You will always be in our hearts.


Lysette Anthoney said...
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Michael, Clare and Shanae said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,

Sending our love to you.

Dainere's spirit lives within us all.

Thank you Dainere for your words, your actions and your love.

Michael, Clare and Shanae xoxoxo

Lysette Anthoney said...

My beautiful sister Dainere,

I miss you so much. you were an inspiration to everyone, young and old. You were the most courageous, caring, strongest girl I have ever know.

Taken far too soon, far too young...God only takes the best.

You will always be remembered for your beautiful smile, that could light up the room, warming the hearts of people everywhere, your courage, bravery and selflessness.

You only had a short time on this earth, but in that time, you have done more than most people will do in their entire lives.

You are an inspiration and if I can become only half of the person you were, I would be happy.

You raised money and awareness (both much needed) for Children's Brain Tumour Research and myself and many others will continue to do so, in the hopes that one day, a cure can be found for this horrible disease.

I love you with all my heart, more than words. You will forever be in my heart and on my mind.

Lots of love, always, your big sister,
Lysette x x x x x x

Anonymous said...

God has gained a beautiful angel. We will miss your ever-present smile. You were an inspiration to the end.

Love and kisses from Gloria,Tass and all of our family

Denis Strangman said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett.

How very sad. Dainere was a very inspirational young person and helped to raise awareness about brain tumours. Here is a link to a review I wrote of her first book: http://www.theibta.org/DainereAnthoneyBookReview.html

I am sure she will be organsing a T&F meet in a place where there is no longer any pain and suffering.

Prayers and best wishes

Anonymous said...

Dearest Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,
We are incredibly sad in hearing about Dainere and know that she will be taken safely to Heaven. I have prayed to mum and have asked her to take care of her beautiful God-Daughter. Please know that the Skvorc family are all thinking of you. All my love, Michele and family xo

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We are so pitiful to catch the news of Dainere's passing. Her book has turned into a prized ownership to both of our young ladies. Our hearts hurt for you and our affection and requests to God are with you. business funding australia

Anonymous said...

When your life on earth has ended
And your path on earth is trod
May your name in gold be written
In the autograph of God.

I love you Dainere, you bought so much to my life because of being you.

Love to all the family.


Anonymous said...

Dainere's story has touched so many more people than you know. I've been so inspired by her courageous spirit, beautiful words and her loving family. May you all find courage to face the days ahead and peace knowing that she's now free and know that God is walking by your side. Love and prayers to you all xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,

We were so sad to hear about Dainere's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

Dainere was such an inspiration to so many people. She will remain in our hearts forever.

With love and deepest sympathy,
Steph, Mauro, Luke and Louisa D'Amico

Anonymous said...

Today I looked up at the sky and saw a rainbow and as always, I thought of Dainere. Later that day, I heard the sad news and all I could do was cry. I looked up again and saw that rainbow and I realised that now Dainere was in a better place, still with that smile on her face. I will never forget the way Dainere helped me and supported me even when she was going through so much worse than me but that was the kind of beautiful angel that she was, always putting everyone else first. I will miss you Dainere and will always be thinking of you especially when I see that rainbow.
Lots of love

Anonymous said...

Dear Stephen, Yvonne, Nalani & Jarrett

Our deepest sympathy to you all. We are thinking of you and praying for you and your gorgeous little girl. Dainere was truly an inspiration and an angel.

Our love to you all
John, Cathy, Taylah, Briana & Gino

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,

Very sad to read today's blog update. Dainere touched so many lives with the story of her journey and inspired many, as evidenced by the many reactions on her blog.

Thank you for keeping us up to date these last couple of weeks. We were glad to read last Friday that Jarrett was done with exams.

Love and strength to you all.

Claire and Kirsten

Raji Ambikairajah said...

Thank you for allowing us to share in Dainere's journey, she was incredibly inspirational and has left a lasting legacy. She'll always, always be remembered.

Love to Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,

Raji Ambikairajah

school fundraising said...

I miss you to such an extent. you were a motivation to everybody, youthful and old. You were the most bold, mindful, strongest young lady I have ever know.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Dainere, you will live in our hearts forever.

Love always,

Anna, Tom and family xoxoxoxox

Nicole M said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, and family
So very sad to hear the news of Dainere's passing. She was an amazing, courageous and inspirational girl and I, like many others, have been following her journey through her blog for a long time. I will always treasure our copy of her Rainbow book and can still recall her beautiful smile as she signed it for us at the launch.
My heart goes out to you all at this incredibly sad time. You are in my prayers.
Love Nicole Maher and family xx

Anonymous said...

I was terribly saddened to hear this news today. I have been following Dainere's blog for a while. I still remember the day she was diagnosed, I wanted to know why this could happen to someone so young and to a family so lovely? However, through her bravery and courage, she has taught so many to live their lives. To love, to work hard, to never give up. To be polite, calm, thankful, and look on the bright side of the rainbow when all the odds are against you. What lessons to teach those around you. She truly is a hero, and one that many will not forget. May you rest peacefully little angel, you have touched so many. Love the Whitfield sisters. XXX

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne and Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett, Nan and Pop,

Such beautiful tributes bear witness to the inspiration Dainere has given so, so many people - it is very difficult to find the right words to add anything more. She will be greatly missed, especially by you all. You are inspirational, too, in your love, care and support of Dainere and one another.

This afternoon Carol replayed her 2010 interview with Yvonne and Dainere (on ABC 1233) to remind us all of Dainere's desire to educate about and fundraise for brain cancer research. Dainere certainly realised this goal with great determination and perseverance. Perhaps at some later stage another volume could be published of the rest of her wonderful, splendiferous blogs....

Sending love and prayers as always, and remembering with much admiration, gratitude and love one beautiful, wonderful young lady and her very special family,

Mariannemr xox

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett,
With great sadness, Heather has just brought me her Ipad where she has just read the sad news that Dainere has earned her angel wings. Dainere was indeed a wonderful inspiration to so many. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. I think the following quote could have been written about Dainere.

Candles in the wind

"Children with cancer are like candles in the wind who accept the possibility that they are in danger of being extinguished by a gust of wind from nowhere, and yet, as they flicker and dance to remain alive, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light."

Hugs to you all,
Carole and Heather Boreham (medulloblastoma)

Anonymous said...

my deepest and sincerest apologies and thoughts to you. You may not remember but i went to holy spirit with Dainere from k-2 my name is jess wallace and i remember her always being my biggest running competitor, and i have been following her long and brave journey over the time. i wish to send my most sincere apologies and even though we were never extremely close and we didn't keep in touch after i moved i have and will always remember the beautiful Dainere and her inspiring fight.
R.I.P to this amazing girl and to quote ed sheeran 'maybe you were needed up there but we're still unaware as why.
Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarrett

We have been following Dainere's blog and we were very upset and sorry to hear about Dainere's passing. God only takes the best and Dainere was truly an inspiration to everyone. Take comfort in the fact that what Dainere achieved in her short life and the lives she touched, most people do not achieve in a lifetime. She was an amazing person from an amazing and compassionate family.

Dainere is an angel and truly remarkable. We were lucky to have known her.

Our deepest sympathy and may god be with you always.

Love Emily and Leeann Dunne

Anonymous said...

To an amazing young lady and a very special family, you are all an inspiration, Dainere story was of hope and hardship, but most of all it was of family.

Canberra Racing Club said...

Stephen, Yvonne, Nalani and Jarrett We have been blessed to have known Dainere and wish you our sincerest condolences. The world is an emptier place today. Management and Staff of the Canberra Racing Club.

Tom said...

Dear Anthony family,
Words cannot express how great an impact you all had on me. I remember the very first day I met you all, and thought; WOW there is no way I can ever give you more than you gave me during our first meeting…ever, ever! Sending you great big hugs and lot of love. I will keep an eye out for Dainere’s star each and every night!
Tom Bevitt

Anonymous said...

Dearest Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani & Jarrett

I am so deeply saddened at Dainere's passing. I feel so Blessed to have followed her journey over the past 4 years. Thank you for allowing me to do so.

I am absolutely devastated, I know Dainere is no longer in horrendous pain, I find comfort knowing that. Thanks to Dainere, the world is now aware of Brain Tumour Research & the funds required.

She is and always will be the pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow, so rich in her wisdom, faith & bravery. So beautiful...

May God Bless you all, Nan & Pop & extended family.

Lots of love always, Fran xoxo

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvonne, Stephen, Nalani and Jarret,
I have alot of memories with Dainere. When i was in year 2 and she was in year 5, Dainere was my school buddy and our classes would always get together and play activities. I rememeber sitting down and playing with her beautiful, long, curly hair and colouring in a fairy with her. I remeber wearing my hair in pink tales one day and she could not stop playing with my hair! I loved it. Dainere was such a beautiful girl and now she is in gods hands, out of pain. I wish you all the best and may God be with you.

Anonymous said...

Please know that we all mourn with you, Dainere is now at peace in gods care, our heart and tears are with you, a champion little angel that had a job to do on this earth.
God bless. fondest love Susan xx

Anonymous said...

We heartly agree with the words of our beautiful eldest grand daughter Lysette who has expressed such beautiful sentiments about Dainere. So many beautiful comments from others as well.Dainere has touched so many lives during her journey. Our youngest grand daughter, a life full of achievements. A life cut too short. You have found your rainbow, rest peacefully our sweetie. Nan and Pop.

Anonymous said...

We heartly agree with the words of our beautiful eldest grand daughter Lysette who has expressed such beautiful sentiments about Dainere. So many beautiful comments from others as well.Dainere has touched so many lives during her journey. Our youngest grand daughter, a life full of achievements. A life cut too short. You have found your rainbow, rest peacefully our sweetie. Nan and Pop.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anthoney family.

I am absolutely devastated by your loss and just wanted to say that I followed her blog drawing such amazement at how stoic and brave Danielle is, was, and shall forever be. My deepest condolences to you all.

"look deep within yourself when morning the loss of a loved one. You will see that you are weeping for that which has been your delight".


Anonymous said...

I have been in contact with yor family through email. We were discussing my son Luke. We are from Melbourne and Yvonne was good enough to take the time to reach out to us and try to help in anyway she could, for which we are extremely grateful. Unfortunately my gorgeous Luke relapsed in 2011 and passed away from a brain hemorage in January 2012. I am sorry for your loss, Daniere was an inspiration to our family. We are still grieving and will always, for Luke was 27 when he passed (such a waste) a beautiful human being. I wish you peace of mind.

Leanne chin

Anonymous said...

Dainere was the most inspiring person I have ever had the honour to meet. I have an absolutely devastated heart right know but I find solace in the fact that she is in heaven and pain free. She will be remebered every day and everytime I see a rainbow it is a tribute to her amazing journey and her strength to keep fighting. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. If it's any comfort, read the poem 'The Dash' (I cannot put it here because of copyright regulations) and know that she has made the biggest print on the earth and will always be in the hearts of those who knew her. Dainere changed my life and the lives of many.

Goodbye Dainere, your spirit will always be an inspiration to us all. God loves you and He gave you a mission on earth which you have fulfilled in the biggest way you possibly can.

Peace and love to you all, now and forever. God bless and be with you in your hearts and minds. You are in our prayers.
Steph J

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