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December 09, 2016
Days don't go by without thinking of you brother
Love always
November 09, 2016
November 30, 2013
Dear loved ones of Grant,
It has been nearly six months since this horrific tragedy. My prayer is for you to continue to endure in spite of the emotional pain that greets you each day. May you be comforted in knowing that our heavenly father knows how you feel and listens intently if you call on him and come and pray to him, he listens and will calm your heart. – Jeremiah 29:12
September 01, 2013
To Grant's loved ones, I am praying for you to have the "peace that passes all understanding" as God's word says He promised for bereaved souls. May you be comforted forever by the love of God and the memory of Grant.
August 12, 2013
While I didn't personally know Grant, I see that he & I both like giving things away! I would like to give his family & friends the hope of the time when the righteous, including Grant, shall possess the earth & live in an abundance of peace. Ps 37:11, 29
August 10, 2013

The world is full of men, but what of men noble and true?
Can you say that you have known such a man?
These  men are far too few.
But let me tell you a a story,
About a team of men
Who left behind a legacy 
That will not be forgotten.
Highly trained, 
They  passed every test,
Chosen to fight wild fires, 
They  were called the best.
One scorching June day in 2013,
When a wildfire raged 
The Hotshots were called upon
 To battle the fiery blaze.
Armed with tools and heavy gear, 
 They set out in their prime,
No job too hard for these men,
No hill too tall to climb.
Command  was set, plans were made
To tackle the fire's wrath
But winds shifted unexpectedly
And they were trapped in the fire's path.
19 men were caught that day,
The fire drew quickly near
Though they knew they were truly trapped,
Not a one showed fear.
Dig your shelters, men came the command,
Each one knew what this meant
They dug with haste and with one final look 
They took to their tents.
Then let us look away,
For we cannot bear
What came to each one next,
Each man endured in those fiery moments,
His final Hotshot test.
And when the aid finally found the men,
The blackened landscape bore
The testimony of death everywhere,
And the men who were no more.
Oh children, your father was so brave, 
A man who did his best
In work excelled, he fought to save, 
withstanding every test.
Dear widow, may you never shed 
another tear at some unhappy strife
For you've suffered enough dread
The day your husband lost his life.
Young sweetheart, your hopes and dreams
Lay in ashes,  from the fire's wrath
May you find hope and dream once more 
Though sorrow has changed your path.
Sad mother, your beautiful son, 
your joy and your pride
Whom you succored with patient love,
has bravely lived and bravely died.
Two prayers I pray for you, the first,
Though all hope now seem dim
May you have a hope in God,
And place your trust in Him.
Second, May something good, 
Something beautiful and strong
Emerge from this tragic loss
From something that went so wrong.
Then like a Phoenix from the ashes
May these men and their noble deeds
Live, for love is stronger than death,
In the lives of those who who stop here to read.
-Michelle Kendall and Family, Barnet, Vermont
August 07, 2013
To the Family & Friends
of Mr. Mckee
Please accept my deepest
sympathy in the loss of
Your HERO. May He Rest In
Peace. May God comfort You
during this difficult time.
Sincerely
July 25, 2013
God Bless! So young
July 23, 2013
July 22, 2013
I don't ever remember seeing Grant without a smile on his face. Almost every one of my childhood memories has him in it. My brother and I always got our chores done quickly so that we could play with Grant.
Grant-
I'll always remember the dents we left on my dad's garage from practicing hockey, the window we broke at your grandparent's house when we learned we didn't have quite a good enough arm to throw a baseball over the house, setting up the most awesome club house ever, and "solving crimes" in our neighborhood. Thank you for making growing up so fun.

Scott, Marcia, Aunt Lori, Grandma Mae, and the rest of the family- My prayers are with you and I hope you can find rest in knowing how many lives Grant touched even in his short time here.
July 22, 2013
Dear Grant,
You were my son Masons roomate in college and we saw eachother thru a really difficult time. Not one day did we miss eachothers calls, and we talked for hours.I'm SO proud of you and I will forever be thankful to you for what you and your father brought to Masons life. I won't ever forget the time we spent together and the privelage of meeting and having dinner with you and Mason and meeting your mother.I wish I could reach out to her, but I can't find her. My heart is heavy and my eyes full of tears, but I know that The Lord called you home for good reason and that you are happy and okay. I will see you again someday. I love you. You were a hero in way more ways than one. Love Always, Stacy Barcello
July 21, 2013
So blessed to have grown up with you Grant. I'll never forget summers in the pool, the fourth of july bike parades, and the countless street hockey games. Marcia and Scott- I'm so sorry for your loss, you and your entire family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
July 21, 2013
Grant was the precious kid who lived up the street who always came knocking at the door to play with my Mattie and Joscelyn when they were all little. As I read through the story of the grown up Grant, I can just see him as a kid...even then, his was as everyone is now describing him as an adult...loving and kind and caring... and I would add: with a smile that absoutely could light up a whole neighborhood...my neighborhood...and made those years full of great memories for my kids...Grant turned our little piece of Cost Mesa into Mayberry when he was around. Thanks Grant, from the mom who loved you up the street.
July 20, 2013
Today, a beautiful service for Grant and Robert was held. You are HEROS in the eyes of one and all. You will be missed by everyone so much more than words can say. You have touched the hearts of many and I am proud to be one of them. Long live the name of GRANT MCKEE.
July 19, 2013
Grant was in our RSP class at Newport El. He was polite, respectful and a joy to be around. He made me laugh. I remember his smiling face and sunny personality. I remember him laughing when I pretended not to recognize him after he bleached his hair blonde. I knew he would make something of himself, and he sure did. It was short lived, but I am proud to have known him. I am touched to have seen him evolve into the fine young hero he became. Loving his memory.....Mrs. B.
July 18, 2013
As you go throughout your days you can think of a life well lived…and it's comforting to know that Grant's name is "written in the book of life." Malachi 3:16
July 17, 2013
Lifting the family up in prayer.
May God comfort you and give you peace.
"The HotShots will be loved and remembered forever"
July 16, 2013
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT YOU GAVE US IN THE YOUNG MAN NAMED GRANT. YOUR FAMILY WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR PRAYERS.
July 13, 2013
Marcia
My heart goes out to you for the lose of your son, your only child. He died a hero and will always know how much you loved him and how important he was to you. I will keep you in my daily prayers and we all love you deeply. Your sister, Marian
Your Nieces, Kristin and Dawn
Your Nephew, Lucas
July 12, 2013
So sorry for your loss!! They all were true heroes! May God comfort you and find peace! God bless~
July 11, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of Grant McKee and his fellow firefighters.
By his choice of profession, he showed that he was a "giver". May his sacrifice for others encourage us all to be more giving.
May your fondest memories soothe you and may time ease your loss.
But most of all, may the God who gives
peace, sustain you now.
Romans 15:33
July 11, 2013
To the McKee family. Our hearts are with you in thoughts and prayers as the country mourns the loss of Grant and the other eighteen young heroes. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” John 15:13. May God comfort and strengthen you.

Remember to pray for our firemen and their families everywhere:
PRAYER FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Bless the firefighters—one and ALL;
Go before them on each call.
Protect them as they serve our kind,
Saving lives with theirs on line.
By Your mercy and Your grace,
Keep their families truly safe.
Oh, may they never suffer harm
At the sound of the alarm.
Grant them wisdom, knowledge too—
All, dear Lord, which comes from You.
Daily be their shield and guide;
Never—ever—leave their side.
Strengthen now the hands that serve
With the blessings they deserve.
© 2001 by Walterrean Salley
July 10, 2013
May God bless each of you in this time of sorrow. Prescott was indeed blessed to have had this extraordinary young man as a member of their community. Leah, you and Grant's family are in my prayers - I pray that you will find peace and comfort. Much love to you!
July 10, 2013
Marcia,
Words cannot adequately express my feeling of sorrow on hearing of the loss of your son. I offer you a listening ear, a warm heart and a prayer for peace. My thoughts are with you now and always.
With much love,
Kathi Smarra
July 10, 2013
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
July 10, 2013
Marcia & Scott - I will never ever forget the happy little boy that I met so long ago during my first visit to California. I am so truly sorry for your loss. May God bless you both for the strength that you are going to need for the years to come. Grant earned his angel wings and will be with you in your heart and memories forever.
July 10, 2013
My husband and I are so sorry for you loss. My husband is a vol. firefighter and it is a brotherhood. No matter where your from or what department it is, the firemen feel the loss of a brother firefighter. We are so sad over the lost lives and especially of Grant, I grew up in Norwood. May God welcome him with open arms. He was a true hero.

The Firefighter's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage;

Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child before it is too late

Or save an older person from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,

And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,

To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.

And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life;

Please bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.

Author Unknown
July 09, 2013
Prescott is my home town and although I did not personally know any of these young men, I cannot begin to imagine facing life without your loved one. Sweet Leah, I hope that you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Know that we are here for you always.
July 09, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss... heartbroken for your family and for my niece, Leah. There are no words.... Please know you are being held close in my heart - loving you, grieving with you, praying for you. May God wrap you in His loving arm and fill you with His precious peace.
July 08, 2013
Our deepest condolences to you the family and loved ones of this extraordinary young man. He has touched the hearts & minds of the world with his exemplary character,integrity, passion and dedication. He will not be forgotten. His life made a difference. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. May the God of ALL Comfort - comfort you as only He can. "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,for His compassions never fail. With great respect,
July 08, 2013
So sorry to lose this incredible young man. There is deep sadness in the hearts of Arizonans. We mourn with you.
July 08, 2013
This brave, young man will always be 21 years old. Just 21, and he already knew a level of unselfish devotion that some will never get. God bless him and you, his family, forever. Thank you for sharing him with us all for the short time he was here.
July 08, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. A true American Hero.
July 08, 2013
We were so saddened to learn that Grant was one of the firefighters. We remember him as that sweet little guy running around in diapers across the street. Our prayers are with Scott and Marcia at this time and send our love! Jim and Rita Flood and family.
July 07, 2013
I am so proud of the young man you have become, I am just so sorry and heartbroken the world lost one of its best.... Thank you Marcia and Scott for giving me and Louie the honor of being Grants godparents... My heart aches thinking of the little boy I first met and the brave man our world lost. Heaven shines a lot brighter having Grant as one of Gods Angels....... We Love you Grant Quinn McKee
July 06, 2013
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers of love and comfort are with your family.
July 06, 2013
I met Grant in a quilting class at Yavapai College. He was so energetic and fun to be around always, keeping us well entertained. Grant, you were a bright light on earth and you'll shine even brighter in heaven. Blessings and Peace to those you leave behind.....
July 06, 2013
Dear Grant, I am honored to have known you. Your giving spirit and willingness to always be there when people needed you will always be such an example to me. You touched so many lives and left behind a legacy of goodness and love. You will be in my prayers always!
July 05, 2013
What an amazing young man! Your loss must be huge! So grateful for young men and women like him, true heroes!
July 05, 2013
May the Lord's light guide you through this difficult time and may it provide you some comfort to know that Grant was and will always be a hero.
July 05, 2013
Our deepest condolences. God welcomed him & his fellow Hotshots home.
July 04, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family during this time of grief.
July 04, 2013
I send my love and condolences to the family of Mr Grant Quinn McKee. Prayers to the family to be strong like Grant was.
God bless from Vancouver, BC
Jettie
July 04, 2013
The citizens of Miami, Florida, are so sorry for your loss. We are thankful for the sacrifice Grant made to save those in harm's way; It is obvious that he possessed a strong desire to help others. May he be well remembered and valued for the life he lived. Jesus must have had Grant in mind when he stated the words at Luke 23:43: "Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in paradise." Know that we have overwhelming appreciation for Grant and his fellow Hotshots.
July 04, 2013
Remember what a brave young man you have memories of. Hold on to those and know how much we as Americans appreciated all that these brave young firefighter do to keep us out of harms way. Please know our hearts go out to all that lost their lives.
July 03, 2013
our prayers are with your family
July 03, 2013
Smiling, energized, energizing, loving my niece like no other. Thanks for being part of our lives, Grant.
July 03, 2013
So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way. God bless.
July 03, 2013
Sending love and light to the McKee and Caldwell families, the loss is profound, I am so sorry. RIP Brother;
Chelsea Russell, Toronto Fire Services
July 03, 2013
god bless you your a hero and prayers to your family. R.I.P
July 03, 2013
Comfort the Bereaved
When earthbound days are done, and loved ones go beyond, Sometimes our Lord's promis for eternal life is hidden in grief and loneliness and strife, but, a sympathetic nod, a note that says, "I care", a gesture or a hand to hold will lift clouds of despair. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Romans 12:15. We are weeping with your family as you try to cope with this tragedy. Love Joyce, Peoria Az
July 03, 2013
My deepest condolonce to the family. May God bless each of you and give you the strength needed during this time. A true Hero!
July 03, 2013
My heartfelt condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss; so very grateful for your sacrifice.
July 03, 2013
Stinnett Fire Department wishes to extend sympathy to the family of Grant McKee. Our prayers are with you.
July 03, 2013
Sending you much love, and hope that you are granted strength in the coming days. Our sorrow is truly numbing, and our hearts are with you. Charlene and Mike Rathgeb, both with Toronto Fire Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
July 03, 2013
So sorry for your loss,,he and his fellow HOTSHOTS are heroes in our hearts....God Bless him and his fellow firefighters and families
July 03, 2013
The thoughts and prayers of the nation are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. May you find some comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many at this sad time.
July 03, 2013
God Bless the McKee family during this difficult time. Grant is truly a hero for what he believed and for what he did. God Bless Grant!
July 03, 2013
Grant was a great human being and has a huge heart. He will forever be remembered and will never be forgotten
July 03, 2013
Marsha Honey I am so so sorry for your loss if you need to talk please give me a call 412-225-3229 I love you honey God bless you!
July 02, 2013
May you all find peace in this most difficult of times. Thank you Grant for your undaunting bravery and sacrifice
July 02, 2013
You now are beacon in heaven. Rest in peace.
July 02, 2013
We are so saddened by the loss of Grant and his comrades...They were truly the Bravest of men it is so hard to come to grips with how this could happen but we just pray that through the Love and Grace of G that your family will find peace and undeerstanding
July 02, 2013
Isn't it so amazing and wonderful that people you've never met and probably never will, take the time to reach out to your family and embrace you with their loving thoughts and words of comfort. So fitting of a tribute to Grant. I'm hoping all this outpouring of love will help see you through those times when the pain feels unbearable. We'll see you when you come home. XoXoXo
July 02, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Grant was a hero, and will never be forgotten.
July 02, 2013
God Bless your family.
All of Arizona grieves with you.
With Deep Sympathy --
July 02, 2013
Praying for you that God will comfort you and give you peace during this time of tragic loss. I didn't know these men personally, but I know they had huge hearts, and were extremely courageous to do what they did.
July 02, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. No words can help at this time but please remember we share in your loss. My husband, my oldest daughter, and myself are firefighters.
July 02, 2013
Our deepest condolences go to the entire McKee family.
July 02, 2013
:'( sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace in god loving arms
July 02, 2013
Deepest condolences to your family & friends for the loss of your dear one; a true hero. God be with you in comfort and love as you grieve the loss of this great man. Be assured he gave his life in great honor. There is no way to thank him for his sacrifice; so in the memory of his dear passed soul I thank you, his loving family and friends. You are now his legacy. My heart is broken with you. So, so sorry for you loss.
July 02, 2013
I am so sorry for the great loss that your family has sustained with the passing of Grant. Please know that your family and Grant's friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Prescott will never forget!
July 02, 2013
My heart and prayers are with you all.
July 02, 2013
God's blessings
Kathy & Brian Kent
Blenheim Ontario Canada
July 02, 2013
McKee family may God unfailingly arm of support give you comfort during this difficult time. (Deuteronomy 33:27) I would like to express my condolences to the family.
July 02, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort to bear this tremendous loss.
July 02, 2013
We are so very sorry for Grant's passing. The lord was calling this Angel home on Sunday. We will keep all of you in our prayers and thoughts. Grant will never be forgotten. He is a HEROE and hold a spot in many of hearts.
July 02, 2013
May you find strength in God in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 02, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of these fine young men that paid the ultimate price. My prayers are with you!
July 02, 2013
My heart breaks for Grant McKee's family. I pray God comforts them with an everlasting peace and love
July 02, 2013
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
July 02, 2013
my heart is broken. god bless him, and your family.
July 02, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 02, 2013
Thank you Mr. Fireman. Jan, Tempe Az
July 02, 2013
So brave...taken too soon
July 01, 2013
Continue your watch from above :'(
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