In Memoriam – Alicia Buisst

Remembering Alicia Buisst

CREW Detroit is saddened to announce the loss of a former CREW Detroit board member and friend, Alicia Buisst. On February 19, 2019 Alicia peacefully passed away after a twelve-year battle with Leukemia. She found many victories in remission, and challenges with relapses. An advocate to find a cure for the disease, Alicia became a campaign manager for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society -an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and families.

During her time as a CREW Detroit member, Alicia was instrumental in the launch and development of CREW Careers. Her enthusiasm, and dedication played a vital role in the success of the program for many years. Her positive attitude and outgoing personality provided hope for many young women looking to make a change in their lives.

Alicia flooded our lives with hope, love, inspiration and “ROARS”.  She will be remembered for her outgoing spirit and dedication to making the world a better place.

Alicia’s Celebration of Life Gathering:

Alicia did not want a funeral, instead she wanted a celebration, where friends & family could relax and enjoy without the sadness. Even to roar if they wished.Alicia’s amazing life had a lasting impact upon each of us. The gathering will be a celebration and an opportunity for each of us to relax a little and enjoy it.

Bakers of Milford Banquet Facility
2025 S. Milford Rd.
Milford, MI 48381
(248) 685 3300

When: Saturday March 16th, 2019
Time: 11:00AM

Please rsvp at if you plan on attending, to ensure adequate seating at the facility.

Please avoid funeral type clothing – casual is requested and bright colors are welcome too, please relax, enjoy and be comfortable.

  • Alicia’s favorite color was purple; feel free to wear some purple if you wish.
  • Alicia was a runner, and ran with many of you; if you feel the urge, please feel free to wear some, or all of your runner gear if you wish, even if it is only your running medals (bling).
  • If you had considered sending flowers, please consider instead, a donation in Alicia’s name to her favorite cause, the continued research to find the cure for all blood cancers.

Though flowers soon fade, the joy of remission is beyond compare for patients, families and friends. Even a small donation makes a difference in the research.

Alicia’s Favorite charity:

Michigan Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society –

A celebrant will host the gathering, and the speaker will have interviewed some family and friends to learn about who Alicia really was, and how she had influenced and inspired us. Alicia loved to celebrate…and so let’s celebrate her life together.


One Response to In Memoriam – Alicia Buisst

  1. I initially met Alicia Buisst during her reign as the CREW Careers Champion for CREW Detroit. She was a dynamo and completely organized the first event with finesse and expertise. Later Alicia was a CREW Detroit Board member during my presidency. She was a focused, energetic woman totally dedicated to helping young woman navigate the world of commercial real estate and achieving personal growth. I will personally miss Alicia very much and am grateful for her contributions to the world at large and CREW Detroit. Happy she came; sad to see her go. Thank you Alicia for your positive outlook and energy – journey well sister.

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