Thinking of you Darla and family at this time, Colin is a fine young man and will never be forgotten
I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always. As long as I'm living, your sister I'll be.
One can not truly understand the hearts capacity to miss another, until you lose a loved one like my brother Colin Wesley Ferguson.
Thinking of you Colin. Going to the beach today with your mom where you used to run. Think of you always when I am at the beach at the end of Fifth Street and remembering how the three of us sat on that pile of pebbles, you wondering why your mom and I were having such fun looking for seaglass. I can still see you trying not to smile at us. I miss that smile. xoxo
I have lived for two years without you. Grief is both my constant companion and my foe. The battles grief wins, ends with me in tears sometimes for minutes sometimes for hours. The battles I win, end with me thinking of how many lives you touched, how wise and how goofy you could be, and how very blessed I was to have you in my life. I began this day as I do everyday, in your room, now my sacred place, kissing your urn good morning, telling you how much I love and miss you, then lighting a stick of incense (nag champa) and wishing your soul happiness. Everyday is filled with good moments and bad, everyday happy memories and sadness. Today I will visit some of your favorite places, Shrine Lake, Round Table, the beaches where you would run, and then Toppers. I expect to find many happy memories there, Thank you to friends and family that have helped me through this journey,daily I find new strength in your prayers.
Sending love and prayers and strength your way Darla. Your son was one of our country's heroes. Much love.
Another year without Colin, I think of you every minute of every day.
Thinking about you Colin. Merry Christmas. xoxo
Colin loved Christmas, every year he would ask his sister, brother and myself what we would like in the way of Christmas gifts, I would tell him to save his money, his sister and brother would give him give ideas. I don't know why he asked he always ended up ignoring everything we said. His first Christmas on Oahu, he sent Cristen and myself jewelry. He got Sean a Good Fortune Cat, that he was not thrilled with until he found out Cristen wanted one. She reminded Colin for a year that he needed to get her a maneki neko, he finally bought her one at the Boyodo-In temple gift shop and mailed it to her. Cristen opened it the day she returned form his memorial service on Oahu. I miss you Colly Olly.
I want to take a moment to thank Colin's family for shaping such a person as Colin... I have no doubts he had a tremendously positive impact on many people. I know I will always remember him as he was: an intelligent and caring person, to say the least.
Thank you Ferguson family.
Our second Thanksgiving without your kind heart, strong mind and brave sprit. I miss you so very deeply.
Remembering those who served our country, we are forever in your debt.
A year and a half has gone by, but I can still hear your voice likely was just yesterday. I miss you so dearly.
It has been 16 months since you left us. I did not think it was possible to miss you more each day., to cry just a few more tears, for my heart to ache so badly. In group they said the second year is the hardest, and so it has been,and I am only four months into it. I mias your strength Colin, your calm and quiet wisdom, old soul that you were, You were far too young to go, but wiser than I in so many ways. I miss you.dear sweet son,
Happy Birthday, baby brother. When I watch the fireworks tonight, you'll be in my heart.
Happy 25th Collie Ollie. ?
As our country celebrates it's birthday I celebrate my brothers. I imagine all of the birthdays I will have without him. I imagine the family that could have been and all the birthdays that will never be. Then I consider all the lives he touched in his own unique way. Happy Birthday Baby Brother.
Colin would have been 25 on July 4th. I remember his gentlness and his wry humorIn honor of his Birthday enjoy a slice of Fresh Basil and Pepperoni pizza, and a root beer.
To his friends still stationed at Marine Corp Base Hawaii, please share a toast in his honor with a Long Board Beer.
The Land of the Free
Because of the Brave
-Memorial Day 2014-
Remembering on Memorial day
Thank you Cristen for being a great Big sister and the peace keeper any happiness Colin had in his childhood was because of you. Thank you Sean for being more of a father to Colin when he needed it most. You helped make him the impressive man he had become.
A year ago today, you left us - but not a day has gone by since that you aren't with me. It feels like just the other week you were sticking your feet in my face in an attempt to annoy me...what I wouldn't give to have you pester me just one more time. While you may no longer be here in body, you will always be here in spirit. When I see a member of the armed forces, I think of you. When I sip lemonade on a warm day, I think of you. When I smell nag champa incense burning, I think of you. When I hear fireworks on the 4th of July, I will always think of you. Sending you a hug today, and everyday for the rest of my life.
Colin you were such a good friend. My only hope is that I was able to return the kindness you treated me with in some way or another during our friendship. You were much wiser than I. I always appreciated that about you. You taught me so many things only a good friend and person could. I wonder about ya a lot man... Can hardly believe it's been a year without you in this world...
Darla, I'm so sorry about Colin. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
April 28th 2014 will be one year….
One year since I heard you say “Hey Mom, how are you doing, how are the cats?”
A year since Cristen and I got the text from you, “headed to North Shore for Pizza Bobs” and I responded “please be careful”.
A year since two Navy Officers showed up at my front door, and I knew what that meant, and I hated Mondays for the longest time because of that.
A year of pain, grief, and growth.
A year of bittersweet Holidays, and Birthdays.
More than a year when I stood in LAX hugging you tight, not wanting to let go, but forced too since my eyes filled with tears, and you always hated to see me cry.
In this year I have met many wonderful people that have helped me in my journey, traveled to Austin to spend Thanksgiving with your sister. Gotten closer to Sean. Learned what is truly important and what is not. I have developed closer relationships, with special friends, and family members.
Your room is now my sacred place, a place to remember, and cry, and occasionally smile.
I miss you so much, but those words cannot truly express how deeply.
Every now and then I think of all the behind the curtain supply trades we used to do at Hueneme. You won't be forgoten. To his mother, you raised a kind, caring awesome man, who is truly missed.
Colin, I watched you grow through some of the most amazing times, ages 16-23. I was able to see you turn into the awesome man you became. I'm so angry, so sad, so hurt by your passing. I can only imagine what Cristen and Mom must feel. I love you Colin. I'm sorry I never got to say it to you personally. Rest in peace.
Thanksgiving Day will mark seven months to the day that we lost Colin.
Please keep him in your thoughts, as we keep him in our hearts.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family, friends and loved ones.
We will be celebrating Colin's precious time with us, and all that we learned from him.
I cant believe its been nearly 7 months since you passed bro...
To you from me....
To Cristen, you were the best big sister to Colin. Watching you grow up with two brothers was pretty comical and I got to see the good the bad and the ugly. Colin looked up to you. It was easy to see that he loved you and cared about his big sister.
To Sean, you provided the comedy on Via Ondulando and at Hollings. You were the big brother who gave Colin a hard time like big brothers do but there was an understanding and love between you that brothers share.
To Darly, we have more than 20 years of friendship under our belt. We have been through the highs and lows, and laughter and tears until it hurt. But your losing Colly Lolly was and is...unimaginable. I know there were moments in the beginning when the anguish was unbearable for you; when all I could do was hold you. But since then you have shown little steps of a mother's strength and courage. Time helps. It will never heal your broken heart, but it will lessen your heartache. And, my forever friend, remember that Colin will always be just a whisper away.
And to sweet, quiet, intelligent, video gamer, book reader, adventurous Colin, who devoured bacon, pepperoni, sour candy, beef jerky and pizza, I will miss your gentle spirit and the way you accepted your mom and my silliness with that little smile of yours. I will always think of you while walking on the beach at the end of 5th Street and will still see you running along the shore. I will remember you each and every 4th of July for the rest of my life. I promise. And I promise to take care of your mom.
It has been nearly three months since you left us. Not a minute goes by when I am not thinkng of you.
I missed the opportunity of meeting this incredible young man. He had already accomplished a lot in the short time he was here with us and I am certain he will continue on with all his good work with our God above. My heart goes out to his family.
Friend of the family.
It was an honor to serve with you while you were with us. I am happy to have known you and served with you.
Semper Fi Doc
Me and my Friends here really miss him and were completely stunned when we heard the news. Im Happy for the memories I have and am Glad to have known Colin for so many years and will always cherrish his Memory.
My Sympathy and support go out to his family.
I want to thank everyone for their prayers, kinds words and fond memories. Colin loved video games, participating in triathlons, reading, surfing, pepperoni pizza, and his family. He had grown into a fine young man. I would also like to thank St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital for use of their healing garden, and Griffin Family Mortuary for all their help. Colin will be missed by many. I will always love you Colin.
You made me so proud to be your older brother Colin, I will miss you so very much.
My heart goes out to your entire family with the loss of your son Colin. I wanted to send my personal condolences as I understand your pain well, having lost my son who was 28. Please know that I will keep your family in my prayers as you make your way down this difficult path. Blessings<3
I just heard the news, you will be greatly missed. You were an inspiration to many. Glad to have met you, until we meet again. Rest easy brother.
I didnt believe it when i heard it man. Ill miss you.
Colin, I was shocked and sad to find out that you passed on from one of your friends. We had so many great times, across so many different games.
I wish we had more time together, I'm going to really miss you man.
Rest well, Col.
Colin, I know I can speak for all of us at H4T and/or Eves when I say that you are deeply missed. Brother, you were one cool dude who was pretty much skilled at any video game you played, to say the least. I thank you for lending your ear over the duration of our friendship, and for sharing time with me and the rest of our friends.. We will always treasure the days we had with you man, be it old WC3 days, or newer LoL/etc days.. I hope you're somewhere gettin resets bro. <3
I only knew Colin for a short period of time, but he has made such a large impact in my life. He has encouraged me to enroll in school, get active and be a better person.. your son helped shape me into a better person.
My heartfelt condolences go to the Ferguson family
So sorry to hear about Colin. I have many memories going over to your house when Cristen would babysit me. Colin would always open the door when I came over, I usually saw him playing a video game but I remember jumping on your trampoline with him many times and waiting at the for the school bus with him as well. May he rest peacefully.
I was so saddened to hear you're no longer with us. You were and will always be a great person, a good example for all young people and Navy Corpsmen to follow. You always offered a helping hand to all who needed it. You were strong, intelligent, caring. You had so many accomplishments, under your belt, and many things, still to do. I'm going to miss you "Fergie." You will never be forgotten. May God bless you and your family always.
My heart felt thoughts to the Ferguson family. With Love, Honor and Respect. Karen M
May you find comfort and strength through your many family and friends and may the fond memories you share make a lasting impression on you and your future.
A good name is more valuable than anything else. May Colin's name be an inspiration to all.
Your heavenly Father knows of your pain and cares about your suffering. He promises to sustain you. Talk to him in prayer, he hears. (Isaiah 57:15)
To Darla and family of Colin...we were
saddened to hear of Collins accident..and
death. Our thoughts are with you..take
care..Aunt Lee & Uncle Bob Ferguson.
I send my deepest sympathies to the Ferguson family. It seems that it was not long ago that Colin was my classmate and fellow Academic Decathlon teammate at Ventura High in Mrs. Brug's classroom. I will always remember Colin for his quiet intelligence and kindness. Though we lost touch after high school, I am so proud to learn of all of Colin's accomplishments. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
HM3 Colin Ferguson was an honorable member of the U.S. Navy and an inspiration to his peers as well as to me. When he worked in the clinic at Port Hueneme, I never doubted he'd get the job done, and done well. He aspired to learn many things, and to be the best he could be. I was very moved by his memorial today, and the love there from his family was deeply palpable. Hooyah, HM3 Ferguson! You are gone from this earth, but always with us. You will never be forgotten!
Darla, I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you in my prayers.
I was so saddened to read about Colin's passing. What a fine young man he had become. You must be so very proud of him. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son and brother. My children, Colin, Sean and Lauren, have many happy memories of hanging out at the Ferguson home. We all feel such sorrow for you.
So sorry to read of your sudden and tragic loss. My youngest son was a classmate of Colin's in elementary and middle school. Colin always impressed me with what a polite and intelligent person he was. Our whole family sends sympathy to yours on this unimaginable loss.
Sean, Darla, Cristen, and Jim: I'm so sorry to hear about Colin's passing. I have wonderful memories of going down the street all the time to hang out with Sean. Colin was always playing video games in his room or sometimes played with Sean and me on multiplayer.
Darla. So sorry for your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family.
My love, sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ruth Ann Anderson
Darla, So sorry to hear of your loss and the loss to so many of his friends and family.
My beautiful baby brother, I will miss you so much. There were so many things I was looking forward to doing with you. Seeing you grow up into such a strong and caring man an honor and a privilege.
You will be in my heart always and I will keep your spirit with me every day for the rest of my life.