Shannon Amy Guy was a Harry Potter fanatic who always had the latest book, which she devoured from cover to cover.
“Whenever a new Harry Potter movie was released, that was our date night,” said her devastated father, Ted Murray.
Sadly, date nights with dad are now just a memory.
The 24-year-old bride fell to her death Oct. 16 while honeymooning at Mexico’s Oasis Tulum resort, south of Cancun.
“Words can’t describe how I felt about her,” said Murray.
Guy had been posing for a photo with another couple on a balcony when its glass panels collapsed.
Husband Paul Guy was playing photographer and survived the incident, while the other couple was injured.
The young mother leaves behind daughters, Kaydence, 3, Harmony, eight months, siblings Christopher and Carolyn, and grandparents Charles and Barbara Murray of Perth, and Rita and Larry Steenburg of Smiths Falls.
“Her true loves were Kaydence, Harmony and of course, Paul,” Murray told family and friends who packed Alan R. Barker Funeral Home in Carleton Place Monday to pay their final respects.
Sobs filled the chapel and overflow room in the basement throughout the service.
“Your girls bring us all a lot of joy,” Guy’s mother, Catherine Dombroskie, said in a statement.
Assuring Guy everyone would pitch in and help raise them, “you are a beautiful angel taken away too young,” Dombroskie added.
Father-in-law Terry Guy provided moments of humour as he recalled the beginning of the young couple’s relationship.
Shannon Guy was at the house so frequently, “I stopped her and asked her ‘do you live here now? Are you moving in?,'” he said.
She did, with one condition — Terry Guy told her she had to cook once a week.
“If anybody knows Shannon, she did not know how to cook,” he said.
Paul helped her throw a meal together, and under one roof, “I watched their love grow on a daily basis,” he said.
“She was the young lady that was pushing him to be better.”
Laughs turned to tears once more as Terry Guy revealed he dropped the excited couple off as they departed on vacation.
“I did watch her walk away at the airport that day,” he said, noting she was “so happy, so anxious to be there.”
The family is asking in memoriam donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.