I never realized what a hero Jack really was until I recently chose him to do a research project for school.I chose him because last year I watched my mother suffer for many days before she died from MS. As hard as it was to watch my mother suffer for days I do not want to imagine how horrible it was for her.From all that I have read and all the videos I have watched this man had a mission ney a calling to aid those that are suffering. I hope that If I ever came to point where I wanted to end my pain and suffering I truely hope that there is someone like Jack there to help me. God Bless you Jack.
It is a great regret that Dr. Kevorkian's is a hand I will never get to shake. He was supposed to do a book tour in NYC in the fall, and I was looking forward to meeting him. I wanted to tell him how much I admired him, for his fierce independence more than anything else. He was a true individual who marched to the beat of his own drum-- if it was indeed a drum he heard. Here is my tribute to him: http://inyourfacenewyorker.blogspot.com/2011/06/dr-jack-kevorkian-dead-at-83-52628-6311.html
Rest in Peace Doctor. You did such a wonderful service to those that needed you.
Dear Jack, as a person who has worked as both a Chaplain for a Level I Trauma Center and a Police Chaplain I applaud your life's work. I have always admired you for your compassion, tenacity and willingness to do 'whatever it takes' for what you believed in. You paved the way for many of us to follow. In this aging population, I believe you had more support than you knew, but people are afraid to let their views be known, because Euthanasia has never been seen as politically or religiously correct. If you took a poll I think you would be quite surprised. My only regret is that you won't be around when my end of life comes. Gentle blessings to you always. I look forward to meeting you someday!
With age I have come to know what you are all about. I wish that you may rest in peace and know there are many people who could have used your help.
People don't realize until they've watched helplessly as a loved one suffers for years after a stroke. Medical procedures at the end of life actually prolong suffering with feeding tubes, respirators, etc. Dr. Kevorkian was very courageous to speak out on such a controversial subject and endure prison for what he thought was right.
Those of us who have witnessed the suffering of a loved one applaud Dr. Jack's efforts. He was a hero--a brave man truly ahead of his time.
God Bless you doctor.
A lot of people respected your work and conviction to help people die on their terms and with dignity. Every terminal ill person and people living with dire pain should have the right to make this tough decision. You did the right thing. Am just sorry that you had to spend time in jail and suffer needlessly. R.I.P. brave one.
Dr. Kevorkian will always be remembered as a hero to those who are left to suffer and the law of man leaves to ignore. He played an enormous role in bringing the physician-assisted suicide debate to the forefront. God bless him and send comfort to those closest to him.
Steve Helm, Salt Lake City, Utah
The world is a better place because of him. He was a courageous man who fought for the terminally ill's right to die with dignity, peace, and comfort. May you rest in peace and know that you left your mark in this world.
Because of you the future will change for the better. I am sorry for all you went though, it wasn't for nothing. You were a patient advocate, for those who were suffering. Thank you.
Rest in peace... You were there for those who willing to end their life to suffer no more. Now it's your turn God Bless You & Keep you in his loving arms...
Over the years there has been much said about Dr. Jack--I honestly believe in what he did by helping so many people. It is a shame that others could not find the good in what he did. When you look at the stars and see the brightest one that will be his. He was and now will always be an angel looking over everyone. God bless you Dr. Jack!!
I remember Dr. kevorkian when I was younger and always said I can understand that those that sought him out for help in ending their quality of life as they had come to know it . He allow them to go in peace and meet their maker. God only knows and I 'm sure he is at peace! verna derkson
Dr. Jack was one of the nicest people I ever met. There wasn't a mean bone in that man's body. It was such a joy to meet him for the first time at Ariana Gallery many years ago (along with Mr. Feiger who at the time was representing him).
Rest in Peace and know you will never be forgotten.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Kevorkian. Dr. Kevorkian was a special man who was willing to sacrifice his own freedom to help relieve the suffering of others. Rest In Peace Dr. Kevorkian.
God Bless you Dr. Kevorkian. I only wish you could have been there for my loved ones who suffered from cancer. You will always be remembered as a hero. Rest in peace my friend and may God comfort your loved ones.
Together in Christ,
You will be long remembered by many as a brave man , compassionate,kind and your name will never be forgotten Dr.Jack Kevorkian. Bless you ..
My sincere condolences to the family. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Acts 24:15
He may of assisted people, to get into heaven.This is a man, who will need no assistance at all getting into heaven.And my thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
Dr. Kevorkian was an immensely intelligent, gifted, compassionate and artistically talented man. He was a visionary, generations before his time. He provoked deep thought in many. He was a profound physician, and a true gentleman. His legacy will live on. Godspeed to you, Dr. Kevorkian
Truly a good man!! A man after my own heart. RIP my friend!
I will always Back Jack you are an angel on earth and now above.........fly free!
My thoughts and prayers go the family and friends. You were ahead of your time in releaving pain and suffering. GOD Bless you.
Our thoughts are with Doc. Jack's family at this time of loss,He truly was a great man and will be missed by many who believed in him and what he stood for..R.I.P Doctor Jack as you helped others do...
He was a man ahead of his time. A great man who stood up for what he believed in the face of harsh critics.
You were a great man truly ahead of your time. I feel that in time people will look back and wonder how we could have let our terminally ill patients suffer so much for the sake of living a few more days or months. Thank you for all of your efforts to try to help people understand the right to a peaceful death. Perhaps in time, that will happen. Rest in Peace.
Good night sweet Prince and flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.
i believe people should die with dignity and you helped them when needed. tkank you
Dr. K, I know you would not agree with me, but people like you should never die. The world needs you too much.
Being someone who suffers from extreme chronic pain, I fully understood your message and supported you. You were a pioneer who stood his ground believing so passionately in assisted suicide and opened the eyes of millions of individuals across this vast world of ours. I guarantee within the next 10-20 years, people will realize you were so very right all along...just took them a while to come around. May you rest in peace and know you were supported by so many people you never knew but who supported your views and stood their ground in conversations that took place in social gatherings, work environments, family events, etc.
May our Lord bless you and keep you
Thank you, Dr. Jack, for your courage and compassion. I pray that when my time comes, there is a Dr. Kevorkian for me.
Rest in peace, Dr. Jack. You were a good man.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. A greeat man who truly proved love for his felllow man in his actions and deeds. He will be misssed by all.
Rest in peace Doc..I wish I could have had lunch with you once.....you'll be missed.
A man ahead of his time who will be missed by many who also believe in what he
stood for. If animals don't have to suffer then why should people with terminal illnesses??
Sometimes you have to stand alone in a crowd to stand up for what you believe in. You did so with truth dignity and compassion. So many people do not live their truth in fear of what others will think of them. Clearly this did not matter to you. God speed to you. May you and the others you have helped rest in peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You are a hero to me, Dr. Kevorkian. Rest well.
Yes, in my eyes...always a caring and brave man
May you rest in peace and your compassion be realized. You were a kind hearted man, who knew not one size fits all and truly ahead of our times.
Jack, you were a pioneer and helped alot of people through hardtimes.Something great will become of you,just you wait and see.RIP,SLEEP WALK
Certainly ahead of the times. I'm sure in the future a specialist will continue in his behalf and will be well compensated for it.
Thank you Jack, yours was an honest life well lived.
A man I will miss and one whom I hope will make a change in our society that will benefit many future Americans. Brian Gibbs, Canaan, NH
I met Dr Kevorkian in 2008 at a showing of his artwork, such a warm, kind man. Rest in Peace. L.C. RN
A true hero/ Rest in peace..
I sincerely hope you did not suffer pain which is what you dedicated your life to...ending human suffering. I totally believe in what you stood for...no one should have to be in agonizing pain for so long, not to mention your family that has to watch you. We have lost a true humanitarian. I wish you would be there when it comes my time. RIP!
You were ahead of your time and a hero to many. There are many like you that feel that the person should have the last say so about their deaths, not doctors and judges. You were brillant beyond compare. You will be missed. May you rest in peace mine and many peoples friend.
My sympathies to the family. I am grateful to Dr. Kevorkian for bringing the conversation for the right to choose your own death to the national and international consciousness. Everyone who comes after him will have an easier time of it than those who went before. He was a compassionate realist who had the courage to help people who no one else would. To hear their pleas when no one else did. He was a man ahead of his time.
We will not pass away until it's our time. Dr. Kevorkian was insightful enough to recognize that, and brave enough to help people end their suffering. I am sad that his time was now. Rest in Peace, Dr. Kevorkian. Your compassionate caring will be greatly missed.
Oh Jack! You were my HERO! Several times I asked my Dr. to refer me to you for a second opinion! Rest in peace, no more judging of a man who only wanted to help relieve the pain of the people.
He stood behind what he believed in.RIP Dr.Kevorkian.
He had so much compassion for human suffering that it went beyond the scope of what many people could even comprehend. In modern society the Nederlands (Holland) is the only country I am currently aware of that has humane euthanasia, what a pity we allow our sick and eldery to suffer horrific pain both physical and mental. You are revered Dr. Kevokian by all those who understood your battle to save so many from agonizing sojourns to death. Rest in peace.
RIP Dr.Kevorkian...Thank you for caring for the termianlly ill pt's.
We have lost a man who was not only brilliant, but compassionate. He was ahead of his time.
Emmy, Fairfield, Connecticut
Dr Jack Kevorkian, a man who was instrumental in CARING for the termianlly ill patient. Unfortunately, ahead of his time and not received well by some, but for those of us who see, feel, and hear the suffering of termianl illness we recognize his mission and applaud him for it. May God rest your beautiful soul and find another to continue your legacy.
Respectfully and sorrowfully written,
Kathi A. Boldt-Haberek R.N.
You are a true American Hero, Dr Kevorkian. Rest in Peace
So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr Kevorkain. He was such a brave man.
My thoughts and prayers to the family of Dr Kevorkian. Perhaps a very misunderstood man in his lifetime.He stood behind what he believed in. He did it his way. God bless you Dr. RIP
In memory of a true medical pioneer who truly practiced compassionate care.
Much Love and Respect to Dr. Kevorkian such a good man, a true angel of mercy.
jack-----your courage was enourmous...but nothing could ever be as big as your compassion for the ill. As a patient advocate myself....you were truely an inspiration!!! brianna torres, lansing mi
While he was imprisoned as a criminal, he always believed that the right to die was a legal and cherished action. I think he indirectly helped highlight hospice, extending peace to those dying.
So sorry for your loss. Dr. K was a true pioneer. I wish there were more people like him.
I was incredibly sad to hear that Dr Kevorkian passed away. He did an amazing service to the sick and dying. When my Granny was dying of terminal cancer and she went to a specialist, he asked her "Who is your primary care doctor?" and she replied "Dr Kevorkian" with a laugh. She knew she was dying. I saw her wither away in a hospice bed, in immense pain, with so many drugs in her system she didn't even know who was there. No one could predict when she would actually die - months, years(?) in that same horrible state. Luckily she passed incredibly quickly as I would've pulled a "Dr Jack" on her (with my whole family's blessing). This country needs to realize that the sick, depressed and in pain have rights (just like dogs, cats, horses, etc, who are euthanized when they are too sick to be treated). Dr Jack, you will be missed. You were ahead of your time. I truly hope and wish in my lifetime that the laws in the USA will be changed as a legacy to your memory. Rest in peace and know that you planted a seed in this country's mind. You got people thinking of alternatives to suffering and that is always the first step.
Right now my husband is contemplating moving to Montana. He has Stage IV NSCLC with mets to the aorta...laymans terms, end stage lung cancer. Diagnosed Feb 2011, prognosis 8 months.
I'm sure if given the choice, Dr. K would have died at home. Sounds like the nurses made an effort to make his passing as peaceful as possible, playing J.S. Bach music. But that's what nurses do: CARE. RIP.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May the words Jesus spoke in John 5:28-29 bring you much comfort.
DR. Kevorkian was one of my personal heros. May God welcome him home and may he rest in peace.
He Will Call (Job 14:13-15)
Life, like a mist, appears for just a day
Then disappears tomorrow.
Atll that we are can quickly fade away,
Replaced with tears and sorrow.
If a man should die, can he live again?
Hear the promise God has made:
He will call: The dead will answer.
They shall live at his command.
For he will have a longing
For the work of his own hand.
So have faith, and do not wonder.
For our God can make us stand.
And we shall life forever.
As the work of his own hand.
Nothing is worse than watching your idol pass away. Jack was my reason for going into law school, and a lot of the reason I help take care of the elderlies in my family instead of putting them in a home. It hurts me to know he died in a hospital and not at home. But I'm so happy to have known of him, and followed his story. A great man that will truely be missed and I cannot wait to pay my respects.
Someday, the world will understand What Dr. Jack Kevorkian was about.
We will all need choice at some point in
our lives, and if and when that time comes to me, I hope there will be another Dr. with sooo much empathy as Dr. Kevorkian had.
Many mourn his passing. May you be comforted by the hope held out to us in the scriptures. Psalms 37:10, 11 & 29
Treating a patient does not always mean curing a disease. You were a true healer. Rest in peace.
It was nice to know you thanks for fighting for peoples right to live and die happily and comfortably.
To the family and fellow supporters of Dr. Kevorkian,
I admired his expertise and far-reaching knowledge as a medical professional. I read his book during the chaotic times he was subjected to by a misunderstanding public--if only others had taken the time to understand his concepts. His assistance was the answer for many who had been failed by traditional medicine that does not always serve the patient best. As a medical professional, I applaud his work at helping those who autonomously chose the manner in which they would experience their inevitable end of life, after all other options were exhausted (many have missed that point of his protocol). Peace be with you, and may your philosophy continue.
Jack Kevorkian was a hero! Until one witnesses a loved one suffering, true understanding of his mission may never be achieved. I understand and hope for a future where assisted suicide for the suffering is not a crime but an act of love. Rest in peace Jack, your efforts were not in vain.
May you rest now. Love&Light
You were my hero, Jack. You used compassion and logic to try to fill a real human need. You sacrificed your own life for the betterment of others. How many among us can say the same? Thank you for your bravery - you are a true inspiration.
May your thoughts be filled with many wonderful memories.
Jack, Thank you, thank you, thank you for that you have to done for people who were suffering. You have helped so many, you showed them TRUE kindness and empathy. I ALWAYS had so much ADMIRATION for you and my dream was to one day meet you, to shake your hand and say "Thank you". It broke my heart when I learned of your passing.
You are a great man, dear Jack, the world truly needs more like you. YOU ARE MY HERO! My love and prayers goes to you and your family. May peace be with you...
Thank you Dr.Jack for everything you held in your heart , everything you taught myself & my family . I will miss you as will so many .
The comfort I will cherish always .
thank you for making such a difference in my life and so many others lives.
thank you for your letters / emails.
Love Merry Hayden
My condolences to the Kevorkian's. May the God of all comfort give you the strength to cope during this difficult time. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)
Thank you Dr. K, for helping others, and bringing attention for the need of euthanza.
Jack, You were truely an inspiration to so many people. I believe in what you stood for and always will. You helped so many end their suffering and it is sad to know that you were convicted for something that helped so many people in thier time of need. You were truely a great man and I really wish I could have met you. RIP my good man! Love to you always!
Rest in peace...as you allowed so many others to due.My sincere sympathy to your family.
rest in peace
~Melissa. culpeper, virginia
I always agreed with Mr. Kevorkian whole heartedly. He never took a life just gave a choice. Hope he had the passing he would have wanted......B. Hankins Galesburg,Il.
Dr. Kevorkian made us think and examine our beliefs. He was truly a man before his time. RIP Dr. Kevorkian. Your compassion for the dying was admirable.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPASSION ALONG WITH BRINGING THIS INCREASING PROBLEM TO NATION'S ATTENTION. YOUR MEMORY, LEGACY AND CONVICTION WILL ONLY INCREASE AS TIME PASSES.
RIP Jack. Thank u for all the good you did and brought to families. I know the heartache of ALS / Lou Gehrigs Disease.. and what it does to the patient all to well...
Thank you Doctor Jack. My mom and dad were able to die with dignity because of your work and some smart doctors in NJ. I am sooo glad that they did not have to suffer. I loved both of them dearly ! God Bless You and your work - You will not be forgotten.
rest in peace. i believed in what you did to help people who were suffering. you where a good man. may god bless your family through this hard time.
God bless you for what you did to help humanity. May you rest in peace.
Thank you Dr. Kevorkian for all your great work. You opened the eyes and minds of so many people. We need more doctors like you.
From a family that had to watch a family member die a slow and painful death, and wish we could have had someone like you to help ease his pain, we commend you. May you rest in peace with all the people you helped.
Thank you for always being true to your beliefs.
I wish I could have met you in person.
No one understands suffering unless you have been there.
You did understand, Dr. Jack, and for this, I say, Thank You.
What a Great Creature to walk the earth , Thanks for showing us the Truth and for setting those free of their failing bodies.
Jack was widely known for his medical practice. However he is equally known for his compassion as a person. As we reflect on his life may the thoughts found at John 5:28 bring comfort and peace to his friends and family.
To the Kervorkian family, There was a sincere desire to end the suffering of those whose quality of life was no more. Our God intends to soon make the suffering of "all" obedient humankind end, for he says "And no resident will say I am sick" Isaiah 33:24. May the memories of your loved one be a source of comfort to you.
RIP Dr. Kevorkian. You helped people when no one else would listen.
Jack Kevorkian was a man who felt compassion for dying people who wanted to die with some dignity left. I hope people will learn from this man who gave up his freedom for what he believed. God bless him and his family.
Rest in Peace Jack. You will be remembered for all your good work. You made a difference.
So sorry to hear about his sudden passing. I believe he relieved the suffering of others , in his crusade- May God shine His light upon him, now.
My conolnces to the Kevorkian Family.
Dr.Kevorkian was a man filled with compassion for his fellow human beings. His love and kindness in which he treated his patients shall never be forgotten.
Rest in peace Doctor Jack Kevorkian. As you have helped a lot people to do. Your helping of the chronically ill and suffering. Was a selfless act of kindness on your part.
Rest in peace Doctor Jack Kevorkian. As you have helped a lot people to do. Your helping of the chronically ill and suffering. Was a selfless act of kindness on your part.
May you rest in peace. I like to that you for inspiring me to care for others, you will be missed and may God bless your soul!
Dr. Kevorkian May you rest in Peace.You were Such a pioneer to help other people to come forward and to ease their suffering.And seeing that human's also have the right not to suffer. May God bless your family at this time of sorrow.
Bless this man who was a saint, not a sinner. He compassionately helped people who were suffering. I only hope that someone like him is around when it's my time. I'm committed to making that choice NOT to suffer. We should all have that choice AND be medically cared for. Thanks for leading the way.
You stood up for what you believed in. Gave people a choice when their suffering became unbearable. God Bless and keep you.
I wish more people understood what you stood for. You were very brave. RIP
Franni Ayers, California
I hope that one day we will have a choice. Rest in peace
My sincere sympathies to his family. DR. Kevorkian was a pioneer, that practiced, medicine with passion, honor and heart. I would challenge any doctor to have such compassion and integrity when they are treating their patients. Jack treated his patients with dignity and love. it is a doctor's position to present the facts and options to their patients and then accept their patient's choices with out judgement. Jack was a true humanitarian and a true honorable doctor. Jack is a HERO. Rest well kind soul.
As a nurse, I wanted to work for you. As a human being I applaud you. RIP Doctor K.
Dr. Kevorkian May you rest in peace. Thank you for all you have done to help people end their suffering. Thank you for seeing that human beings also have the right not to suffer. May God bless your family.
I believe in you. It was a spiritual journey not a murder that you helped people die with dignity . God Bless You
Sherry D. Tennyson
Truly an empathetic human who felt the pain of others
Both of my parents had terminal cancer and died 6 years apart. I watched both of them suffer, and waste away to nothing, before death finally took them. It is so heart wrenching to watch 2 once strong, healthy people, who had such a vitality for life, know that they were dying, and have to live through the suffering and agony of cancer. At the end, they could no longer move, could not see or speak. If the option was available, I am sure they would have chosen to end their lives with dignity, with their family around them, while they pushed a button, and drifted off into the other world. How could anyone see a loved one die an agonizing death, and not wish for another way. Thank you Dr. Kevorkian, for getting this out in the open. I have always admired you, and agreed with your cause, long before I witnessed my parents deaths. I hope when my time comes, I will be able to choose how and when I want to die, and not have my children watch me waste away in pain, as I witnessed with my parents. Rest in peace Dr Kevorkian...
Bless your heart for "sticking to your convictions" adn helping people end their suffering. You were an "angel of mercy" !! Rest in Peace.
Dr Kevorkian May you rest in peace, I thank you for your vision and your message...My sympathy goes to your family and friends..and my prayers for the continued fight for the right to die. May God Bless You.
It took me many years but now that I'm older, I understand. Rest in Peace Doctor, you were a visionary
He sacrificed a good chunk of his life for something he believed in. He's a hero in my book. RIP Dr. K.
Your sincere desire to help those who suffer beyond description makes you a true hero. R.I.P Doctor.
A word of comfort in your time of sorrow: May God give you all the strength you need to cope with this sad situation. Philippians 4:13
If I was trapped in my own body such as suffering from ALS, I would hope there was a Dr. K around. I agree with the work you did. I'm so sorry to hear of your passing. Rest In Peace.
In every age, there are those who think deeper and see farther than those around them. Dr. Kevorkian was one of those. I may not agree with everything he did, but he was right in insisting that we needed - and still need - far better, more comprehensive, and certainly more humane answers to how society handles those who are terminally ill, and beyond all hope for relief of suffering and loss of human dignity. We have become very good at preserving the basic shell of the human body (often at great cost), but are still very poor at treating and recognizing the needs of the whole person. Society may have mocked him, but they did not address the very critical issues he raised. He may have been "Dr. Death" to many, but I'm sure he was considered a savior to those who turned to him in their hour of deepest need. Rest In Peace, Doctor.
God Bless You...You have beccome a hero in my family. We all feel we should be allowed to die with dignity when we feel the time is right. Hopefully, someone will pick up your banner and crusade for our rights. Please rest in peace knowing you have helped so many people understand their right to die with dignity.
If you haven't seen the movie "You Don't Know Jack" .... See it. It is very insightful. Rest in peace, our friend.
To the the family of Jack Kevorkian - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Rest in peace dear friend. Hopefully your hard work to comfort many at their time of pain/death will be allowed in the future. I do believe that you were ahead of time and until someone walks in a dying persons shoes, they will never know the pain, sorrow and fright associated with dying. I once wrote a paper about you for a constitutional law class totally fighting for the rights of many who choose to die with dignity. I also saw a picture of you hung above a hospital bed of a dying woman in her late 20's. That certainly made a huge statement. You will be remembered and know that many people stood behind what you were trying to accomplish. You were a hero to many.
My hero is gone! May he rest in peace.
everyone in this world that has common sense you know you tried, god bless you and rest in peace.
a wonderful man commited to ending suffering i wish i could have met this truely wonder man mary estrada owosso mi
TO THE FAMILY OF JACK,I REALLY DO NOT KNOW JACK ONLY WHAT I SEE ON TV NEWS.BUT HE DID NOT FEAR DEATH.HE TRIED TO HELP PEOPLE TO EXCEPT IT.PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN DANIEL 12;2.AW.HOUSTON,TX.
DEAR DR. JACK - PEACE BE WITH YOU ...YOU HAVE DONE MUCH FOR OUR WORLD IN WAYS YOU MAY NEVER KNOW...A GREAT HUMAN BEING YOU ARE....LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS, GEORGIA
TRAVEL WELL JACK YOU WERE AHEAD OF YOUR TIME MAT YOUR MEMORY LIVE ON [AL]
Deep sympathy to his family and all those who knew and loved him. The world has lost a brilliant man. We were fortunate to have had such a compassionate man who was willing to give comfort to those who were in need. So sorry to hear of his passing.
I thought I would share this photo with the world He was so proud of me this day for getting so many signatures for him to run for office. Always kind to everyone!
You were like my 3rd grandpa. I will miss you greatly and carry everything you taught me with me forever. I hope I can maintain the sympathy and honesty throughout my life as well as you did!
So grateful for the wonderful work you did for so many who suffered needlessly.
I do hope it was well for you also and that you did not suffer as so many have done in the past.
Thank you Jack for when it is my time I know that what you did will help me if I need help.
Thank you for your sacrafice on all who now benefit from your dedicated work.
You will be missed..
Jo-Ann in Cupertino, ca.
R.I.P. Sorry to see one of the great men of my era leave this earth. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.
Rest peacefully Dr. Kevorkian. You were an amazing man and I hope your end was met peacefully. Thank you for speaking out and helping terminally ill patients. Too many in the medical field cowered behind you and left you out to fend for yourself. You were a brave and honorable man and today is sad day.
I'm sorry to here of his passing. May the family and friend be given comfort a during this time of difficulty.
To The Kevorkian Family,
My prayers and condolences go out to you and your loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a mover and a shaker. May the pleasant memories that you have comfort you and give you peace in your times of grief. May the thoughts at Isa. 41:10, bring you comfort as they have brought to me.
With Deepest Condolences,
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND.. MLW VB VA
Thank you Jack for all of your efforts toward easing human suffering. You will be remembered as a true pioneer.
You will be greatly missed, your works, your thinking, were far ahead of this time. Rest now.
All is said and done..
some wanted to end thier
life some had other ways
Condolences to his family~
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. I feel as if he had the right idea!
R.I.P. My heart and prayers go out to your family. A visionary in assisting terminal patients.
Jack, you were ahead of your time but your name will be in the history of the Right-to-Die movement written after the entire country makes assisted suicide legal. Thankful that I got to meet you once and heard you speak numerous times.
RIP your a gentle soul Dr. K, you made a difference to those that suffered. You were their Angel. My condolences to your family
Your medical expertise was before your time. You will be missed, and I wish you luck in all your spiritual endeavors.
You were ahead of your time!!!!!! You'll all see, one day, Jack was a masterpiece.
The world has lost a brilliant and sensitive, understanding man who truly enbodied the designation of "Doctor",providing relief of pain & suffering , and comfort with death as the end product of life. He will be truly missed. Condolences to his family. The world has lost a great man.
The world has lost a brilliant and sensitive, understanding man who truly enbodied the designation of "Doctor", Relief of pain & suffering , and comfort with death as the end product of life
What a great man, rest in peace.
A true Hero because everyone has the right to die as they wish.RIP (Council Bluffs Iowa
Jack Kevorkian was a hero in my eyes.I can only hope a new generation of people will produce another just like him to help end suffering in this world......Kendra(painted Post,NY)
wish I had known you, may you rest in piece.
A man with great courage and understanding of death and needless suffering has passed away. Let us hope his work was not in vain. My condolences to his family.
a hero has passed
rest in peace as you helped so many others do too
I only wish that Dr. K could have been around to help my beloved brother who was lost to colon cancer last year. My brother's suffering at the end of his life was exactly what Dr. K was trying to spare his patients from -- an excruciatingly painful ending of life that we don't even subject our PETS to! Dr. K was judged harshly, instead of being commended for being an angel to those suffering and their families & friends who suffered along with the patient. I am saddened that he died before his humanity was fully realized and before euthanasia for suffering, terminal patients was viewed by law enforcement agencies as a humane act and not viewed as a crime. Rest in peace, Dr. K, and know that you were admired and respected by many.
A truly great man has passed. One of the few human beings who made a positive contribution to the world . Leaving the world a better place for his having been here
You will be greatly missed. You had the courage of your convictions and I for one or I should say many believed in what you were doing. I hope you were provided with the same painless death that you offered to so many. God Bless you Jack.
My hero. Rest in Peace , Jack...
Thank you for your courage Doctor Kevorkian. You are the definition of compassion and courage. Rest in peace dear man.
May you RIP knowing you did your best to stop the the suffering.I will always remember....I will never forget....It is our right.....God Bless You Jack....
I was honored to have been your friend. Rest in peace, Dr Jack.
an angel of mercy to many. a man of courage and vision
I grew up in West Michigan and his fight framed the discussions surrounding my four grandparent's difficult passings. Sending love and gratitude to the friends and family who supported the man who served the citizens of this nation. May your hearts be filled with love and may he rest peacefully.
RIP Dr. Kevorkian. What a wonderful doctor to spare his patients of slow horrible deaths. And risking everything he has worked for to make this practice legal and having the courage to stand up for what he feels is right.
May u RIP and your family and friends remember the great times and what a great man u were...U were an incredible being and helped so many...
A TRUE MAN OF HONOR. GOD BLESS. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY WITH JESUS CHRIST. SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY WITH THE ANGELS... HOPEFULLY SOME WILL CONTINUE THE GIFT OF THE RIGHT TO END LIFE, WHEN NEEDED.... I VOTE FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE.
I hope you are resting comfortably. You were a very kind and compassionate man and I hope there will be someone out there to follow in your footsteps. R.I.P. Mr. Kevorkian
I salute you. I hope you died with the dignity you tried to afford others.
God Speed and eternal rest my friend
A man of great integrity who was definitely ahead of his time. Your compassionate nature and great efforts to ease the pain of others was truly remarkable.
R.I.P. Dr. Kevorkian.
To the family of Dr. Kevorkian: This man is one of the greatest heroes in my heart. Such a humanitarian. Should my end contain pain and heartache, I could only be so lucky to have such a compassionate physician as this man. We have lost an incredibly good-hearted man. I am so sorry for your loss, but so grateful for the important issue he made front-page. Bless this man. You was an incredible human being. And he is so appreciated and missed.
Bless you, Dr. Kevorkian. I respect and honor all that you have done on behalf of those of us who choose to select the manner of our deaths.
Requiescat en pace to one of my biggest inspirations. Your compassion was exemplary and you will be very much missed. My sincerest condolences to the family and close friends of the good Doctor.
Jack is the reason I am a medical student today, and as a grown man, I can proudly say that he will always be a hero of mine
R.I.P. You were a kind and compassionate man. I hope someone will follow in your footsteps.
Farewell to you, Jack Kevorkian. I respected you and supported your work so greatly and am so happy I took the opportunity to let you know. Rest In Peace.
Rest in Peace Jack, you were one courageous man, who stood by what he believed and was willing to pay the price for it-on behalf of so many. Wish more people had your compassion.
God Bless him. He tried to end suffering to mankind.
Rest well my friend. You have done a great service for our society.
Dr. Jack your wonderful work is over. R.I.P.
Jack Kevorkian was ahead of his time as an advocate for self-end-of-life mercy deaths. RIP Dr. Kevorkian. You set the wheels in motion. It's just a question of time that common sense will prevail and we will all have the option of ending our lives when we are suffering and seek the peace of death.
It is a true loss. The world may never realize that he was a good man who only wished to help people leave this world on their own terms with dignity and without suffering. I for one hope there are more like him to follow in his footsteps.
David and I always admired your style of ethics.
RIP Dr. Jack. You are one of my heroes. May your family find comfort in knowing how many admired you; many prayers will be with them.
Now you will get to spend some time with other great visionaries! Safe passage Jack!
I feel you provided a good alternative for those who wanted and needed it. I feel a person has a right to live and he has a right to die.
Sorry to hear of Dr. Kevorkian's passing... his compassion for those who were forced to endure immeasurable pain and suffering is something I will remember and admire him for .. He is what a physician is truly about
Rest in Peace to a kind and gentle man who put others before himself. You gave up your freedom here on Earth so others could have eternal freedom. May you be reunited in Heaven with those whose lives you made better and run into the loving arms of God...your wings are waiting. God Bless...
Dr.Kevorkian,YOU HAVE HELPED FOLKS TO END THEIR LIVES WHEN THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY FOR THEM TO LIVE.MAY GOD GRANT YOU THE PEACE YOU WELL DESERVE.R.I.P.
R.I.P Dr Kevorkian, rest peacefully.
Laurie Haley-Gibraltar MI
God Bless You, Rest in Peace my friend!
I remember writing a story on him for school years agao and I am sadden to hear of his loss.
What a loss ! You were so misunderstood !
Peace to you and your family !
Rest in peace Dr. Jack. You were a great humanitarian ahead of your time. I salute you!
June 03, 2011
Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He helped many individuals who truly needed his assistance, to help them pass quickly
To his family and friends: He was a great man who understood what suffering and pain can cause a human being. Through his trials and tribulations he spread the powerful word that options need to be available for those who are diseased. May God and his angels receive Jack with open loving arms and embrace him with peace. God bless you Jack. May his personal and professional memories bring you joy and comfort during this time of grief. There is only one Jack K. and will be missed.
You did good work in assisting human beings through a peaceful transition. You were ahead of your time. Someday your program will be in effect legally. Thank you for all your efforts.
RIP Dr. Kevorkian . . . I would have called you if I could have to assist my Mom's suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease. I thank you for all you did to assist others to suffer no more . . .
May you R.I.P Dr. Kevorkian, just like you help my family, I pray that you may be in a better place without the suffering you may have had. You have the biggest heart. You are right they didn't know Jack. Fords in Northeast Alabama.
He was an advocate for those who needed someone to respect their choice.... the laws protect the wrong people usually.
May the four winds blow you home and your kind soul rest in peace.
RIP Dr. Kevorkian, I hope your passing was painless and had all the dignity you allowed your patients to have. God Bless You, D.R.
R.I.P. I'm truly sorry that you won't be around to assist me when it's my time to go. You performed a valuable service.
May you Rest in Peace Like you Tried So Hard To Give Others Who Sufferd
Dr. Kevorkian did what many would like to do as care providers, but are afraid to. I believe he brought an end to suffering for many. RIP.
I felt bad when you had to go to prison, my feelings is that you were trying to help the people....You are in a good place now, and God will take you into His arms...May God Bless Your family through this hard time..
My deepest and sincere condolences to the family of the man who scarified his own freedom in order to ease the suffering of others.
So sorry to hear of Jack's passing.
He tried to help so many sick people.
I hope he didnt suffer.
I am sorry that this great man has died. He was a bright light shining in a sea of darkness and a helpmate for those in need. God bless and keep him.