Cherish one another always, for our lives are like a candle in the wind.



18 July 1991 - 29th June 2002

This site is dedicated to the memory of our daughter Candis,

who was diagnosed with PNET - Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor in 2001.

Candis was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with this rare brain tumor, usually occurring in children at this age or younger.



We hope that in some interminable way, this site will encourage and give hope to parents and their children.


"Sometimes our light goes out but it is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being.


Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light."

Albert Schweitzer

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The Foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of our daughter Candis Katrina (Choy Pong) Assiu. Candis lost her battle with PNET - Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor, 19 days before her 11th birthday in 2002. That year the Foundation introduced the Candis Cub; a small teddy bear that was given to her close friends. The Candis Cub was changed to a Panda bear in 2018 and can still be seen today. The Foundation also built the railings and steps leading to the new cemetery which is located in front of the main entrance of The Holy Cross R.C. Church in Princes Town.


The first major goal of the Foundation was realized in 2004, with the Candis Assiu Award & Grant. This award and $1,000. grant is given annually to a graduating student of St. Gabriels Girls R.C. School. The principal and teachers select a student who is caring, having gallant spirit, an unshakable resolve, exhibiting strength & stamina and never giving up despite setbacks.


In 2008 the Foundation built and donated the Presentation Crèche located outside the office at Presentation College, San Fernando. The Foundation designed and maintained this display for three years before handing it over to the college.


St. Gabriel's R.C. School 2020 Venessa Mohammed ----------------------- 2004 - Kristen Boatswain 2005 - Aisha Stewart 2006 - Chenelle Samaroo 2007 - Annalisa Ollivierra 2008 - Teisha Greenidge 2009 - Syelle Nichols 2010 - Amanda Francis 2011 - Chinique Francis 2012 - Toni-Ann Charles 2013 - Shanya Duprey 2014 - Sherice Rufus 2015 - Jada Alexander 2016 - Adrienne Rocke 2017 - Mya Gopie 2017 - Megan Mitchell 2018 - Justine Hilaire 2019 - Veneil Mascall


We the family of the departed soul CANDIS KATRINA CHOY PONG ASSIU wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all your prayers, condolences and support during the past years. PARENTS: David (Pang) Assiu • Anna Assiu BROTHERS: Ryan Assiu • Nicholas Assiu GRANDMOTHERS: Yung Pui Jun Assiu • Ramkoomarie Dookie GRANDFATHERS: John Assiu • Deokoran Dookie UNCLES: Allan Assiu • Anthony Assiu • Garson Pestana Kelvin Dookie • Kenrick Dookie • Richard Ng Pack AUNTS: Annete Dookie • Cynthia Dookie • Reeah Ng Pack Wendy Pestana • Wia Chee Assiu • Margaret Assiu COUSINS: Shellian • Meiling • Lianna • Francesca • Kavi • Kari-Ann Trisha • Gregory • Melissa • Devon • Laura Lee • Adriel Avery • Jamie Lee BEST FRIEND: Joanna Davis FAMILY PRIEST: Father Martin Sirju Donations can be made to: Child Life Department c/o The Floating Hospital for Children 750 Washington Street, NEMC 444, Boston MA 02111 on behalf of Candis Assiu - Childrens' Cancer Center (Contact: Jeanne Hampton or Cathy Downing Tel: 1-617-636-5535 • Fax: 1-617-636-7738)

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Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was

no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘Look, here God lives among human beings.

He will make his home among them, they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe

away all tears from their eyes, there will be no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.


Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. ‘Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, “What I am saying

is trust-worthy and will come true.”  Then he said to me, ‘It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega,

the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty,

anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be her God and she will be my daughter.