• Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary
    Canoga Park, CA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Joseph Henry Ackler 1980 - 2014
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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Joe - I miss you dearly. I can sincerely say that I have never met anyone with such a personality and outlook on life that has touched me as much as you. And I doubt I ever will. I still seek strength from you on hard days. My heart breaks that I cannot reach you personally. But even though you are not here physically, I feel your presence and carry a piece of you with me. I look forward to the time when we can laugh, hug, argue, and sit in silence with each other again.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I remember watching him perform in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. I got his autograph at the ripe old age of 12 & fell madly in love with him :) We were each others' very first kiss and shared the Powell Middle School experience together for a time. I have lovely fond memories and pictures of Joe. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
I worked with Joe on Nurse Jackie. He was a beacon of light. Always smiling. Never had an unkind thing to say about anyone. Thank you Joe... For always putting a smile on my face. You will be missed brother.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Joe was one of my first boyfriends when I was 17, he was 19. We had so much fun hanging with our friends and just joking around, watching movies. We also grieved together at the loss of a friend who was 17 back then. Joe made everyone smile and laugh. He intentionally called my mom by a new name every time he saw her, pretending to have forgotten her actual name, Sue. I wish I had gotten to talk to him in the last few years. Had been about three. Will never forget him. Have many photos of us from teen and early twenties if family is interested. Bless you.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Karen,
I am praying for you and your family and want you to know that I am here for you.
Love,
Christa MacFarlane
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I had the privilege of meeting Joe and found him to have a great spirit. He was kind, and often opened his heart, to help ease the pain of others.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
It's a rarity to meet a person with as much spirit, spunk and flavor as Joe. He was a true artist from the way he graced the stage to the way he thought about and perceived life. I feel truly blessed and enriched to have had the privilege of knowing him.
I may not know Joe's family or closest friends personally, but know that my heart weeps profoundly with yours. May it give you strength to know that somewhere through the ache and swells of sorrow, Joe's light will always resonate deeply within the hearts of all who knew him.
Know that I am sending you love and healing energy continually~
Monday, March 10, 2014
Karen, Tom and Jon,
We know how hard a loss like this is and you are in our prayers. I have fun memories of Joe from when we moved in across from you in Four Lakes - He was 10 and was a active fun kid with some extra charisma and grew into a fine young man. Keep your spirit and faith strong.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Much love to everyone who knew and loved Joe, especially his family and friends; he is missed and will be remembered.
Friday, March 07, 2014
I've been walking around in a daze ever since I heard the terrible news about my friend Joe. Joe was a great friend. I never got the opportunity to meet his family but I offer them my sincerest condolences.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Karen & Tom
I am saddened to hear about the loss of your dear son Joe. Although I never met him, I felt I knew him through your stories and pictures. You both would light up whenever you spoke of Joe & Jon. My heart breaks for you.
My deepest sympathy. Cj
Friday, March 07, 2014
With Comfort, Love and Prayers.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Karen, Tom and Jon
May The Lord help u find comfort and peace. My prayers and thoughts and love are constantly with you all every moment. So very sorry for your loss. I love you.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Karen, Tom and Jon,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss. Joe was so very special and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Please Know we are here for you at all times.
With Much Love,
Susan and Michael Mismash, (Gunnison, Colorado
Friday, March 07, 2014
I felt like the only person on the planet who mattered when Joe would give me a hug. Terribly sorry for your loss.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Words will never be sufficient enough to express the loss...Thinking of you all nonstop.
Friday, March 07, 2014
To the family of Joseph Ackler, I am so sorry for your loss. No bond is as great as that of a parent and child. Look to the one who truly knows what you are going through,(John 3:16). May the God of all comfort console you at your time of distress.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Karen, Tom, Jon, and Linda: Joe is a beloved friend who I have always cared for like a brother. I share deeply in your loss and hold you and Joe in my thoughts and prayers. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Joseph's passing. I am here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy and love.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Dearest Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family with the loss of your beloved son. I pray you all feel the loving arms of Jesus Christ holding you close as you face the days ahead without him. May great memories of your wonderful times with Joe fill your head when you need them the most. Love and Prayers, Kathy Card CHCMS
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Karen, I am so very sorry! We are praying for you and your family. May God wrap is arms around you and comfort you.

Love,
Christy
Thursday, March 06, 2014
My heart is breaking for you! Know you are in my prayers. Love, Sara Wade
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Karen, please know of my continued prayers for you, Tom, and Jon. May our Lord comfort you, strengthen and uphold you as you grieve the loss of your beloved son Joe.
Love, Cheryl Carmichael
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Joe you were my friend. I saw you be good to so many people.
You will be missed so much. We remember you in New York- Love & Light to you
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Karen, we can't begin to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your son. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and your family.

Love, Hayden, Jacque, Marin and Reagan French
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Karen, Tom and Jon we are feeling your pain. We are so sorry and you are always in our prayers. Joe will be greatly missed. Love Sherry and Gus
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
As I light this candle for Joe, in memory of the love, blessings and light shared with me, my hope and prayer is that all of Joe's family and friends will remember the goodness and wisdom of this amazing man. To quote Joe, "Living life is much more interesting than watching it".
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Dear Karen, Tom and Jon,
My heart is heavy for you. I am lifting you up daily in prayer for comfort and peace.
Love, Linda Wasem
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Karen and Tom, so sorry to hear about your loss. We will continue lifting you up in prayer.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Praying for your family in this challenging time!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude." --Joe Ackler, Dec 2013
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Love you, Miss you. Always!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Karen and Tom -- We are so sorry for your loss, so sad for you. We have been where you are now. We hope there is some way we can help you and support you. It is not right when we survive our children. Love, Bob and Doris Truhlar
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dear Karen, Tom and Jon - May you feel the Lord's tender mercies and comfort with each embrace. May the love expressed in remembrance lift your spirits and bring healing to your souls. May your memories bring a smile to your faces and joy to your hearts. With love and prayers...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I love and miss you so much Joey- you were really much more my little brother & you will always live on in our hearts and our memories. Wishing all our family and friends peace and love and blessings.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
There are no words. I love you Karen, Tom and Jon. I'm praying for the loving arms of Jesus to hold and comfort you.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
So sad that such beautiful bright light has left this world. My love and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort knowing that Joe has found his peace in the arms of our Lord...and I just know June is right there by his side.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Karen, Tom. and Jon,
I loved Joe. I will miss him. He was complicated and kind. A loyal man who will always be young, curious and buoyant in my heart. I can't imagine what you must be feeling, but know that I am thinking of you.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dear Karen, Tom, and Jon,
There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers and can't wait until you come home. We are so thankful that Brian was able to come see you in LA.
We love you,
Ellen and Morgan
Monday, March 03, 2014
Our hearts go out to you. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Ted & Nicki are so terribly sad about the awful news we heard today. We can't imagine how this must be for you. Our dearest love to you Tom, Karen and Jon.
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