I lost my brother Dave, this past Friday December 11th, 2009 from complications from Leukemia...he was 42 years young with a wife, three sons and a daughter, my mother and father and my other brother and myself, and many other relatives and friends, left mourning him. He was larger then life.....he had many many friends that will remember him for his open loving giving heart....his skills off roading on motorcycles.....his love for his wife, his three boys, and his daughter.
My brother John and his wife Susi, were able to visit with him this past week...myself, my mom and dad were due to visit with Dave this coming Wednesday 12/16/09........it wasnt meant to be.......he past away
on Friday 12/11/09....his wife had been with him all day and had left to pick up my nephews....when they got back...Dave was gone....
Little bro......know that I will love you until end days....Buddy and Petey are ecstatic to have you with them.....and I look forward to seeing you Dave, at the Rainbow bridge,please give my love to my little ones that are already there...I love you. Your sister, Deb
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
To bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken.
No time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know
God looked around his garden and he found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful , he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace Be Thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can’t compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I’m spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do
For I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
Hey My brother....We had your memorial January 16th....Mom wanted to have it on your 42nd b-day...didnt work out..We all think that the service honored your memory.....the pastor was great (he had also lost a brother) the photo board that Mom, myself and Aunt Janet (and Dad;) set up with your photos was wonderful......Susi and the girls came up with a feast....John.....his song was perfect...Wish You Were Here.......Incubus....probably the first time rock was played in that church. The song I picked out was Angels, a celtic song talking about how we all on earth are angels in training........many of your friends and people that you had worked with were there Dave......
Mark from Oasis Plumbing...Jose, many many others....long time family friends....Tom couldnt make it, but Brian T read a letter from him which was absolutely wonderful.
Mom, Dad and I sprinkled some of your ashes at Blueberry Hill (the hill as we knew it) this past Easter Sunday....we wanted to sprinkle them under the big ole pine tree we all use to climb...unfortunately it was gone....but we sprinkled your ashes anyway...around the meadow....gentle breeze blowing and you on our minds....we love you very much Dave...and miss you....take care my brother.....
I took my ashes to The Botanic Garden Dave and sprinkled them over a softly flowing water fall, I watched as they blended with the water as it flowed down the creek on its way to the ocean.
I sent Tom some of your ashes with some photos of you as a child, young adult (with Buddy) and as a father. He called and thank us for those, he was very touched. He was going to take them with him back packing this summer and let them drift into the wilderness, I think you would have liked that.
You have been gone six months now Dave and we all still miss you. Mom has your photos everywhere around their house, she gently gives you kisses from time to time.
Hope you are at peace my brother, We all love you....
7/15/2011 Just thinking of you my brother....Mom and I visited Pam and the boys May 30th....it was wonderful seeing them. Both of your boys have grown so much we were amazed. Pam looked beautiful. I am sure they all still miss you very much, as we all do...
I am so sorry bro.....to have bad news for you..... Pam's brother Michael past this week....on a hunting trip in wyoming.....I do not know how he left this world....but that he did (he was 52 years young) Pam and her mother are understandably devastated. It has brought your loss to the fore front for us all. I love you and miss you.....thinking of you in tears.....
12/11/11 Two years since we lost you my brother...I hope you are at peace, we all love and miss you, you are forever in our hearts.
Mom, Dad and I got to see Pam and Ben at Thanksgiving....Pam is looking absolutely beautiful and Ben has grown so much. We are hoping to see all three of them at Christmas in a couple of weeks. Wish you could be there too, love, your sister Deb
Hi Dave, just thinking about you.
Hope you finally found the peace you did not have in this life.
Every time I see a man in an orange t-shirt, I remember you and your guys at some job site. It's amazing how many men have flat top hair cuts, are built like a brick house and wear orange t-shirts lol
Anyway, we did not get to see your family at Christmas, guess Mom and I will have to plan a trip to go up their way. Mom is having withdrawls from not seeing Jordan in so long.
Your boy Ben's birthday is Friday, he's going to be 15, so amazing that our baby is that old.....
Mom's birthday is tomorrow.....
Anyway little brother....love you and miss you...
Can't believe it's been 3 years since you passed from all of our lives Dave.
I still think about you all the time, you are alive in my heart and in my mind.
I will never forget you little bro........love you very much.
I guess Skip has now joined you, Buddy and Pete huh?
Well, I am sure you are glad of his company, he was your faithful companion while you were ill.
4 years since your passing Dave.......
We all miss you very much.....still.
I miss your big ole hugs and your wonderful smile.
Mom and Dad aren't doing very well, been an extremely rough year for both of them.
They need lots of prayers, Dad especially, his health has declined tremendously this year
and I fear that we will lose him soon, unless some miracle occurs and he regains
his physical health.
Your boys are both men now, Jordan is huge, bigger then you were Dave :)
Ben has had two of his much needed surgeries to his leg, I believe he needs one more final one.
We don't see them much, haven't seen them since Christmas 2011, that just breaks
Mom's heart. One of my wishes for the new year is to drive Mom to Tehachapi for a visit....
Anyway, peace and love to you my little bro. I love you.
Your sister, Deb
As you probably know by now, Dad has joined you.
I hope you gave each other big ole Stanfield man hugs!
John, Mom, Susi, Soph and I were all with Dad when he transitioned, John and I holding his hands.
We will miss him so so much !!! Just as we continue to miss you Dave.
Please take care of each other......
Love to you both.
Sent my beloved Mocha to you today my brother.
Please welcome her with a big hug and kiss from me.
I am going to miss her so so much.
Both Dad and Mocha gone with a month of each other.
My heart is hurting so so bad.
John also lost his Willie a week before Dad died....
Year of tears.........
5 years my bro, since you passed on.
Hope you are happy in heaven.......
Miss you very much.....your boys are grown men now, we don't see them
very often at all :(
Your son Michael just had a daughter!
Much love to you Dave <3