Sunrise: 2.07.1995 | Sunset: 16.09.2014 | Aged 19
Ria was born on the 2nd of July 1995 at Ealing Hospital, the first child of Mary and Jason. She was a happy and contented baby with a big grin and she had that throughout her life. The first thing you noticed about her in her young life was her huge smile that lit up a room. She was a sociable young lady that interacted with so many of her peers.
Ria’s school life began in St. Mary’s primary in Willesden for a brief time and she then went on to Mitchell Brook primary up till year five. She later moved to New Field primary where she won first prize for a Literacy writing competition, this resulted in her attending a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate British Children’s Literature on June 25th 2006. After her primary education she went to Convent of Jesus and Mary in September 2006. Ria enjoyed her time there and was particularly good at Art and she had some of her work displayed there, she felt so proud of her achievement.
She and her family moved from Brent to West Drayton and she continued her schooling at Uxbridge high but was not very keen with the school. She then went back to Convent for a few months to wait for her preferred school which was Douay Martyrs High. Ria was happy being there and she formed a close friendship with a group of girls that she regarded as her sisters. She excelled in her GCSE and A level exams, which gave her the opportunity to go to Anglia Ruskin University to study history as she wanted to be a teacher.
Ria enjoyed a lot of things that she joined the Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets in 2008 and gained a bronze award for the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. During her time there she participated in different activities such as, flying a plane, camping, figure marching and rifle shooting.
Ria had a wonderful time and also took part in lots of fundraising events for charitable causes, this showed the type of person she was with such generous quality. She also volunteered at the Hillingdon Play Association during one of her summer holidays and received a certificate from the organisers.
The first impression a lot of people had of her, was that she was quiet but to her cousins and friends she was a live wire that told crazy and witty jokes. Ria had a fondness or should I say an obsession for Korean dramas and music that one of her cousin introduced her to this culture. She really got in to it especially dancing to KPop (Korean pop). Ria also liked Naruto which is a Japanese Anime. She was uniquely Ria. She did not mind whether others thought she was weird for liking this type of music or shows. She was a very kind and considerate young lady who assisted her mum and siblings at home.
Ria you were a remarkable young lady who went too soon but you know what they say “the good ones don’t stay around for long.” We will miss that gorgeous smile that beams soo brightly and you will forever be in all our hearts. We love you very much and know that you are in a better place that has no pain and suffering so we take consolation in that.