Baby Child 08

Daniel Atlas Picard

January 8, 2022 ~ January 8, 2022


In Loving Memory of
Daniel Atlas 

Lovingly remembered by his 
parents Erik and Rachel 
and sister Gwen.

Daniel was born sleeping on 
January 8, 2022 at Boundary Trails 
Health Centre in Winkler, Manitoba

A private family service will be held 
at Wheatland Funeral Service, 
Pilot Mound, Manitoba

Interment ~ Crystal City Cemetery

 I praise you because I am fearfully and 
wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, 
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was
 woven together in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:14-16

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daniel may be made to YFC The Rock Box 401 Pilot Mound, MB R0G 1P0 or                Pembina Valley Bible Camp RR1 Box 1 Darlingford, Manitoba R0G 0L0.


Erik and I met our beautiful son, Daniel Atlas Picard, on January 8, 2022 at 3:36pm. He weighed 3 pounds 12 ounces and was 17 3/8” long. He was born still at Boundary Trails Hospital. 

Daniel was diagnosed at 23 weeks gestation with a condition called Trisomy 18. Medically, this comes with a high risk of stillbirth and even if he was born alive, he wouldn’t live very long, aside from a miracle. We prayed for 112 days that his earthly body would be healed, so we could keep him! This wasn’t God’s plan for his life BUT he is completely healed now and in heaven with Jesus! He is so happy there, rejoicing with his Saviour, so we are joyful for him! Better is one day in God’s courts (heaven) than a thousand elsewhere. We are sad and grieving that we didn’t get to meet him alive and get to know him, but we trust that God was protecting him. Daniel had no wants; he felt no pain, he never felt hunger or cold. He was taken care of by our Heavenly Father and felt nothing but love! 

They say babies can hear in the womb and I trust that he heard us laughing with Gwen as we played chase through the house! As I sat in my rocking chair reading books or singing to both of my children, I trust he could hear that too and knew he was loved so much! As Erik and I prayed for him so much, I trust he heard our voices and could feel how much we loved him, prayed for whatever was best for him and for God to get the glory in all circumstances!

Loving Daniel will always be worth the pain we feel now and in the days to come. 

Erik and I are confident that our relationship with Jesus Christ is what is getting us through this pain and sorrow. He alone is the most important relationship we could ever have on this earth! Our Heavenly Father knows the pain of losing his child (Jesus at the cross) and we take comfort that he knows and feels our pain. We have peace in this season that is so unfathomable it can only be explained this way: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7. 

To send flowers to Daniel's family, please visit our floral store.


January 8, 2022

3:20 PM
Graham’s Funeral Service Ltd.
321 Railway St. South
Pilot Mound, MB R0G 1P0

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