Dear Katy and family.
Thinking of you during this difficult time. You and Lindy shared our great friends Walt and Zoe Kern. It was Walt who told us of an amazing builder who might come out of retirement to build our new home in Salmon Creek. Well he did just that along with your help and more adding his own handrubbed woodwook and extra closets anywhere he could make space!.He was a wise and wonderful man with great integrity and will be missed.
Dave and Brenda Pratt and family
Katie and Debbie: Sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Lindy around
the day care and church fixing things and teasing the staff and kids in
his gruff but playful manner. I'll be back in Vancouver in Dec. of this year.
Hope to see you. Love, Mickie Mathewson (e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org)
Caro Zio Lindo,
dopo aver sentito tanto parlare di te, del nostro Zio d'America, ti abbiamo finalmente incontrato ed e' stato come se ti avessimo sempre conosciuto.
Ancora oggi ricordiamo la tua generosita', la tua bonta' e il tuo sorriso; ricordiamo le tue grandi mani come grande era il tuo cuore.
Non ti dimenticheremo mai. Riposa in pace. Sicuramente dal cielo continuerai a fare del bene.
Un forte abbraccio alla zia Katie che ha tanto contribuito a farci incontrare e alla tua grande famiglia. Un bacio grande a Leslie.
I tuoi nipoti in Italia.
Adalberto e Giuliana. Stefano. Andrea e Rosy con Aurora, Erica e Ettore
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Lindy was a wonderful friend to Dutch and I. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
With Love, Nancy Schram
You and Lindy have been important beyond measure to us personally, to the growth and ministries of United Methodist churches in Washington and especially to the Ocean Park U. M. Camp and Retreat Center on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Lindy’s extraordinary contributions were recognized at the U.M. Annual Conference level with the Bishop’s Award a few years back. We imagine that Lindy is reaping heavenly awards right now.
Lindy, Katie, and volunteers they recruited, were camp angels at Ocean Park constructing 3 buildings over the years. Lindy was famous for inviting generous donations from Vancouver area business contacts by telling the heartfelt story of “that poor little youth camp out at the beach” and its needs.
We have valued and cherished you both and your friendship and generosity for the many years we were directors at Ocean Park and the years that followed. Many nights you invited us stay with you while on Camp business in the city. We visited, laughed often and went to the steak house that was Lindy’s favorite in Portland. We have missed those times with Lindy these last years.
We love you, Katie, and will continue to stay in touch. Love and prayers to you and your family.
I've known Nanny and Grandpa since I was 14 years old. There were weekends that I stayed at their house more than mine. As Tara's friend, Katie and Lindy were so kind to me and always made me feel welcome in their home.
I will be forever grateful for your kindness and willingness to include me in your family. Lindy, you will be missed.
To Katie and the family
I was sorry to hear about Lindy passing. Hearing the news, brought back memories of hockey games, Farrels Ice Cream Parlor and three wheeled trucks. Sorry I can not be with you during this time, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Lindy, he was a good friend, with a great smile, his sense of humor was exceptional, if I ever needed a shirt, I knew his was mine. Sincere sympathy and comfort in this time of loss to Katie and family.
Praying for you today and thinking of you. Take care, Katie. Good to see your message on the board. God loves you and so do we. Sorry we can not be with you at this time. Stan and Colleen
Lindy, counting you as one of our friends made us both feel very lucky. You always gave from your heart. We shall remember all the good times we shared together forever. It is not time to say goodbye, this is only the beginning . ...Love Nancy and Jerry Dunn
Katie and Family, May God comfort each of you in your time of loss. Lindy has gone on to God's eternity. He was such a grand man who lived his life with purpose and dignity. My late husband Russell and I very much appreciated his friendship. With love,
Katie and family may God give you peace, love and grace.
I had the great pleasure of getting to know Lindy & Katie in the early 1990's when I was working at Standard Building Material in Salmon Creek. What a wonderful loving man. He always had kind words and a beautiful smile. I will forever hold great memories of your family in my heart.
I will not be in Vancouver (Aug 6th) to pay my last respects to a man who blessed us all with his loving caring nature.
God Bless you
Julie (Hobson) Johnson
Jeff: So very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Kari and I will keep you in our thoughts. Love you bro.
To my Dear Husband,Thank you for all the wonderful years, all the love and caring my whole family recieved was exceptional. You were the BEST ever. You taught our boys how to work and be good men, always treating others well and fairly. I shall miss you and LOVE YOU FOREVER. I am so proud to have called you mine!!!!!! Katie
Katie and family, i am so so sorry to hear about Lindys passing. my condolences to you all
AUG 3 2O1O DEAR KATIE & FAMILY LINDY WAS A GREAT MAN. I KNEW HIM SINCE I WAS A SMALL CHILD HE WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF MY FATHER, DR. BIRD AND WAS A PALL BEARER AT HIS FUNERAL.OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS GO TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
I Can not even express all the love and gratitude I feel for all the affection, caring and love that you gave to mom over the past 40 years. You were my dad! I love and miss you! Half Pocket (Debbie)
It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's
arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour
before someone would to able to see him.
I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning,
as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.
He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.
He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'
He smiled as he patted my hand and said,
'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, 'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'
True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could share with you.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, But how to dance in the rain.'
We are all getting Older. Tomorrow may be our turn
Nobody ever said life was fair - only eventful.
Laverna, Friend of 55 years
Dear Katie and family, I always enjoyed visiting with Lindy at the Archer reunions. He was so friendly. Neat guy. My sympathy to all. Love
Thinking of you at this sad time. Remembering your loved one and what a wonderful man he was. In every heart he touched, in every life he canged, in every thought he inspired his love lives on. We send you and your family our sympathies. We know it was time for him to go to heaven. Our prayers to you for a good sevice. We will send a card. God loves you and so do we. Good picture of the two of you. It shows the love you had for each other. Let tomorrow be a new day and a new beginning for you as you start a new chapter in your life. Your cousins and friends. Stan and Colleen Lemkuil and family-John, Satomi, Rio and Gou and Mike, Mary and Owen Wiley
What a joy it was when you entered into the Hopkins family Lindy. How we enjoyed your visits to us in Florida. We had a lot of laughs. We also enjoyed your beautiful home in Washington. Wes and D send you prayers and Love. it is hard to give you up.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL AND LOVING FAMILY. YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS AND I KNOW THAT THE LOVE YOU SHARED WITH LINDY WILL LIVE FOREVER IN YOUR HEARTS AND MEMORIES. YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
JOANN AND FRANK
Brad and I will always cherish your laugh and kindness to us as a wonderful friend and neighbor. You never hesitated to jump in and help, pour cement, offer building advice and invite us to the Italian American club! You were a fine citizen and dear man. You will be missed more than you will ever know around here. Heck we would have never known about the peach tree if it weren't for you! We will always remember your key phrases.. "Ask the WARDEN!!! " and how are you Lindy? "Terrible". May you rest in peace and thank you for giving so much in this life. Katie and family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa and Brad Harrison
My hero, teacher and best critic.
I will never forget the lessons you taught me.
But, now you are with Grandpa & Grandma "Mas" Albrici, Uncle Gino, Uncle Al and "Gram" Leslie. Laughing and having a good time remembering all of the fun times.
I will miss you and your guidance, but I'm so glad you are free of the terrible disease that took you.
I will always love and remember you as my great Dad!