When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. You have my condolences....
Patrick Michael Abulone
Cherie/Steve Jim/Brenda and families; You were so blessed to have your Dad in your lives for so many wonderful years. I enjoyed the stories Cherie would tell me about him going down and getting his bicycles and bringing them home to refurbish. His accomplishments are many, his family loving and strong. By all accounts, a great man! Take comfort in knowing that he is in peace.
Aunt Ruth, Bill, Cherie, Jim and families, our deepest condolences. Be comforted that Victor, Gerald, John, Theresa, Grandmom and Grandpa are welcoming Uncle Leonard into a wonderful new existence.
When I think of Uncle Leonard, I remember a loving man with understated dignity, humor, and warmth. How fortunate we were to have him for 95 years. We were all fortunate to have the family/parents we had. By all accounts, Uncle Leonard's life was a success and it reminds me of this essay by Bessie A. Stanley (often attributed to Emerson).
“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”
My thoughts are with you all and I hope your fond memories will bring silent smiles during this difficult time of loss. Love you.
Condolences to your family. Uncle Leonard lived a long and good life leaving behind an amazing family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.