Stacie Chevrier died Monday, August 17, 2020 after a six-year, stage 4 valiant battle with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. She prided herself on being an expert planner and scribed her obituary months ago.
Stacie enjoyed living life on her own terms and loved nothing more than traveling the globe with her husband and soulmate. During her school years, she was a bit of a wild child amidst a chaotic family life. These years shaped her ambition to make a better life for herself, and so she did.
Her biggest life accomplishments were saying yes to being her soulmate’s life partner, running a marathon, walking el Camino de Santiago for 500 miles across Spain with treasured friend Kevin Keystone, and completing a ten-day silent vipassana meditation course where she learned that much could be attained through persistence, practice, breath, and compassion towards others and one’s self.
Stacie loved yoga, traveling, writing, reading, trashy Bravo shows, spicy food, lululemon tights, her iPhone, Joe Rogan’s podcast, puppies, planning vacations, running, hiking, the beach, Captain and Cokes, baths, the TV show Mad Men, the movie the Notebook, stand-up comedy, Paris, taking pictures of her in-laws when they fell asleep on vacation, and her furry children Bear, Cally, and Jasmine. She has fond memories of spending summers with her cousins Amy and Amanda.
She is survived by four wonderful and loving brothers, Curtis Foster, Thomas Chevrier, Jonathan and Jimmy Piscopink, two nephews, Shea Foster and Bastien Chevrier, her mother Michele Piscopink, the world’s best in-laws consisting of the families Godin and Chevrier throughout France, her loyal and loving service dog, Jasmine, whom she acquired through Retrieving Independence in Nashville, TN, her close friends she considered sisters, Nicole (Ellis) Freers, Lara Pierce and Holly (Billiter) Snively, and her soulmate and the love of her life, Fabien Chevrier.
She was preceded in death by her Papa Eugene, her Uncle Curtis, her father Bill, and her beloved German Shepherd, Bear.
She was blessed with droves of family and friends who cheered for her during her illness including doctors Edward Wolin (New York, NY), Eric Liu (Denver, CO), Philip Philip (Detroit, MI), and Jordan Berlin and Satya Das (both of Vanderbilt University Medical Center) and many other doctors, nurses, medical professionals and non-profits raising awareness around rare Neuroendocrine tumors.
When she met Fabien in 2009, her world turned to Technicolor. She gladly followed him throughout Asia and Europe and he overachieved at being her caregiver.
Her only regret is not having more time with her husband but forever would not have been long enough.
Donations in her memory can be made to “Stacie’s Scholarship” at Retrieving Independence.
From Stacie’s loved ones: Although she is gone, she is forever in our hearts. She touched so many lives during her short time on earth. Stacie was grateful for every life experience and viewed everything as a new adventure. As she laid knowing the end was near, she said, “I’m excited to see what’s on the other side.” May we all take a piece of Stacie’s grace, wisdom, optimism and enlightenment with us every day on our journey through life. RIP Stacie. Forever Young. Forever Beautiful. We love you so much!
4 thoughts on “Forever in our Hearts”
so sad to hear about Stacie. We actually met in Barcelona around 2018. She was one of my favourite bloggers when I first setup my own account. She inspired me to do more outdoor activity amongst other things. Taken too young. Sincere condolences.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Stacie. We were both receiving PRRT in Houston at the same time but were usually there for our treatments a few days apart. I’ve appreciated all of her humor and kind words to me over the past couple of years via Twitter.
I wish her family strength during this heartbreaking time. I’m sure you know this, but she made a difference in a lot of peoples lives, including mine.
Stacie was my niece whom I loved very much. We shared many good memories when she and her brother and father came to visit me and her 2 cousins April and Roger. In Columbia TN. We laughed and took walks down country roads. Stacie loved seeing Fred the neighborhood basset hound. Every time they came to visit.
I am so proud of Stacie. She lived many adventures during her illness. Stacie is a Victorious Fighter and I will miss her and continue to carry all my love for her in my heart. I am praying for her husband and entire family for Peace and Strength as they begin Celebrating Stacie’s New Life. I send all my love to her family. I love them with all my heart. Love, Hugs and Prayers , Aunt Janet Foster Fraser
I am so sad to hear of Stacie’s passing. I met Stacie in a writing class for Vanderbilt cancer folks and she was such and inspiration to me. She was very supportive of my stories and even inspired me to begin my own blog. I can’t say enough good things about the energy she brought into the room and I am so very honored to have met her and share a bit of time with her. Rest in peace you beautiful soul.