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December-22-14
For the Families of our Canadian Forces who lost a loved one during or due to their service for our nation, Christmas 2014

I have seen the frost the low clouds bring
As it rests on every branch
Glistens forth from each blade of grass
Paints pictures on the glass
Captured for a moment
Till sunshine's glow warms the chill
That froze each thought
The low clouds brought
As they wrapped around the soul
But the glisten, oh that glisten
Its sparkle shining forth
It brings the smiles, then the tears
As Christmas gathers forth
Lord our world is a reality
That spills what life unfolds
And those who've stood, those who gave
Are those we hold so close
Captured in a memory
Of a sibling, daughter, son, mom or dad
Who took that step, held out that hand
In a far off distant land
They took that step for Canada
For a whole wide world protect
And visit now at special times
As if they've never left
They are that sparkle that brings a tear
They are that laughter that brings a smile
They are that warmth now ever held so close
And at Christmas they're always near
Held forever in a heart's belief
Glowing brighter than the stars
That shines in eyes that hold them close
Throughout each Christmas time
Hang that special bulb upon the tree
The one that gleams and glows
That one that holds all Frosty shines
Glistening in the snow
For a special, special son was born
Who stepped forth to change a world
Who shared his life for all mankind
Brought forth hope of eternal life
So many tears at Christmas time
So many found in joy
So many smiles surround the tree
Each blessed Christmas morn

By Roger Borchert

We Will Remember Them. Wishing You All a Very Joyous Christmas and All the Best in the Coming Year
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
November-09-14
A thought in Remembrance, 2014. Please Know, We Will Remember Them.

A nation is measured by the hearts that beat
That make up its collective soul
And is witnessed in steps taken forth
As across a world they've roamed
I gathered my thoughts reluctantly
While about, out on a walk
A blustery day, as wind blew by
Leaves falling from the sky
I looked into the heavens
As tears were rolling down
My cheeks a chill, the tears they froze
As at once I realized
The leaves were endless soldiers
Who stood for all and gave
So we might each day have the joy
To walk in freedom's way
To not be hiding who we are
Not worry, to grow old
To not be shuffled to the side
To stand and be so bold
To demand that freedom is the goal
Of our nation standing strong
For founded in the leaves that blow
Are the hearts, the very souls
The torches passed to soldiers
From a brethren strong and free
Who stood and said no more, no more
As tyranny roamed the streets
Of far off lands, now close at home
They stood, they lived, they died
They paid the price of freedom
The price of Canada
For they have stood and given all
On behalf of all of us
A tear is just a moment
A fleeting moment's thought
2 minutes in a year that's passed
For freedom for all of us
2 minutes to remember
Those who lived, those who gave
That we could build a nation strong
Stronger by the day
But only through reflection
In the pool of tears now shed
For those who gave their very all
That we might live the dream they bled
A precious little flower
A poppy just to say
That we remember
Those who stood
In such an honoured way
Please stop for just a moment
A thought, a prayer, a tear
For those who've lost
Those who've stood
Their families, loved ones, friends
Please reflect on what
Life might have brought
If not for all of them

By Roger Borchert

Thank You to all those who have served, serve presently, all of their families, loved ones, and friends who walk so nearby their sides and support them as they step forth on our behalf. A very special Thank You to all those who have shared and lost their loved one in the service or because of their service on behalf of our Canada.

Our hearts, our tears, our prayers
We Will Remember Them
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
June-16-14
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March-20-14
Still thinking about him, we miss you buddy.
December-24-13
For the families and children of our fallen this Christmas 2013

Colours glowing near a window pain
Shimmer gentle, seen, the sight
Lifting hearts in yuletide's glow
On Christmas Eve, tonight
Let them hear the carols
Sung on high
Sung in hearts so light
Sung with all the love that grew
Sung with all their might
As they gather close
Around their Christmas tree
Recall a life time, shared
Broke into tears, for a life once shared
With a nation
With all of us
Oh Lord our child of Canada
Lost a soldier, Oh So Dear
To a world that needed
A strong, strong heart
To stand, to say, no more
In a world gone so terribly wrong
On behalf of me and you
They stood, they gave, all that they could
Left those they loved behind
We now cherish, the very thought
A thought that's so profound
Hearts have risen high above
As angle's wings do fly
Carrying forth their love so dear
We hold them near to us
Their wives, their children
Their moms, their dads
Their families, loved ones, friends
And those who walked at their sides
On behalf of all of us
As sunshine gathers, sparkles thought
In the snow that's on a tree
May the beauty of the gift they gave
Shine on for you and me
May the warmth of love surround their hearts
Quell the hurt, the pain the loss
May it bring your soldier, mom, or dad
Close to you tonight
May they wrap their loving arms so tight
Hold you close and oh so near
And let you know you're never alone
At this precious time of year
In life, in birth, a special child
Was born on Christmas morn
To bring to you that special chance
To be near to them once more

May the Joy of Christmas warm your hearts and lift your spirits high
Shine the glow that Christmas brings
Close to you tonight

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake/Morinville, Alberta
Our hearts, Our tears, Our prayers, Shared, This Christmas 2013
rogbor@live.ca
November-10-13
We Will Remember Them. Written for Remembrance Day 2013

For those who've stood at the gates of hell
As battle rages forth
And stood to hold their line, their fate
To lift a new world rising forth
A world in which freedom's hand
Was openly held toward
To those to escape the bonds that bind
To hold them ever more
From the clutches, the beating down
Their spirit and their hearts
Those who held that outstretched hand
To those who needed help
So thankful all a world should be
For they stood for another voice
One that held our hearts, our minds
Standing very close
Freedom is not just a venture forth
It is a way of life
That lends us all, the gift to stand
Go forth for what is right
And allow all those to climb aboard
Who see it in their sight
Oh Lord you gave us choices
Good or evil found in hearts
The two, so very different hold
Our worlds so far apart
Tonight I looked into the coals
Of embers burning bright
And saw the life of those who share
Our nation's glowing light
At first their dreams are smoke and mirrors
Of a life that used to be
And then each soldier rises up
Gives meaning to where they've been
Learning pride, remembrance
From those who've stood before
Those who tossed the torch that holds
Their futures, evermore
So many didn't return back home
They lay where poppies grow
So many others caught their torch
And across our earth they've roamed
Within this new world
They have worked so hard
To help to come about
A world where sons, where daughters, rise
And share a brand new world's spark
Lord love them for they took a stand
And said no more, no more
A message needed
In our world today
As terror knocks on every door
We could never wander very far
From these hearts so warm that said
Our world needs us brave enough
To stand in terror's way
So as you sit around a campfire's light
Look in and see how bright
The glow that warmed those hearts to stand
As they stood for all of us
We can never forget that step they took
We remember those who gave
All they could towards a better world
A better world today

We Thank Them
We Will Remember Them
Strong of heart
Strong in spirit
Glowing heroes to recall each day

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta

rogbor@live.ca
March-30-13
My poem, written for this Easter 2013, in respect of those who have given their very all to bring about a better world on our behalf and in recognition of their families, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers who miss them so deeply at each Easter Sunday meal. May They R.I.P. We Will Remember Them.

Empty chairs each Easter Sunday
In homes across our land
Tears flowing gently
For each son or daughter
Mom or dad
Who gave a heart to Canada
Stood proud for me and you
Stepped forth to make a difference
In a world, in need, they knew
I've seen comets
I've seen meteors
But what I saw the other night
Was a glowing ball
Streak across the sky
In slow motion, in its flight
It glowed so bright, like mini moon
Its colour just the same
And then in the spirit with which it came
Turned to darkness once again
Overjoyed in what, I had seen
It was not a shooting star
It was a light that lifted high
In the brief moment of its spark
Oh lord, so many soldiers
So young and full of life
Have moved my heart
In this gentle way
As they've stood so far apart
Parted from their families
Parted from their friends
Stood so tall for who we are
Given all that could be given
Now held so close, within the hearts
Of those who miss them so
As bright, as seen, this palm Sunday's eve
Not unlike a story foretold
Of a son who gave his very all
So others would follow
Follow in a dream, a way
That a world would see a light
Of goodness spread across a world
At freedoms dawning sight
Oh Lord be near our soldier
Who also gave a life
For all to see a better world
On behalf of all of us
Lord, I dare not compare your son of life
To our warriors brave and true
I only give this humble voice
Of their efforts, the good, they do
Standing tall
Standing brave
Standing with all you shared
Within their hearts as young they were
To mold them
Brave for you

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
January-19-13
Andrew's Family~~ I am a friend of John and Zoe Rocheleau. Today is my birthday and would have been Andrew's 27th birthday. I honor his place in your family and how the joy he brought to you has been missing since August 4, 2008. For every birthday of mine, I will remember Andrew, his service and the missing smile at your table, holidays and in your physical presence. MJ Welch Brandon, Manitoba
December-24-12
For the Families of Our Fallen This Christmas 2012

Angel's feathers falling
To remind us they're up there
Wind chimes sounding gently
To let us know the lord is near
Today is but a lull, in winter's nasty chill
One can see the storm clouds building
Circling, all around us now
We hold so close the warmth that was
To let it not escape
Yet no matter how hard we try
The warmth, it finds the gate
The chill it reaches down inside
Attaches to the spine
Sends shivers climbing through us now
Hearts are frozen held in time
For those who've lost a loved one, friend
Tis all they can endure
A hope, a wish, a prayer, t'would bring
Their loved one home again
Oh Lord their Soldier stood for all
Please warm these hearts so chilled
So they may find the warmth once shared
With this one no longer near
As they look out through the window
Let the moon and stars, shine bright
Let all about, it glisten forth
On this, this special night
Another hero gave his all
The one who led the way
For them to find a life beyond
And faith to find a day
A way to climb a staircase
To the heavens high above
To join a son, a daughter, friend
To be together once more as one
Oh lord you sent your son, our gift
To those who lend a heart
To those who've given all and more
For those life has forgot
We stand so near, so near Oh Lord
In praise, in solitude
Await a time, a time to share
A loved one entrusted unto you

Thank you Lord
Merry Christmas To All
We will Remember Them Until You Meet Again
By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November-11-12
For Remembrance Day 2012

Flurries of snow across our land
A chilly wind bites at the spine
As we stand for those who stood for all
In far off distant lands
Some recall the void, the pain within
Left in hearts, in minds, in lives
Who were impacted at the loss of those
Their lives never the same again
Friends recall fond memories
Child in tears for a mom or dad
A wife recalls the horror of war
That turned her life, a living hell
A mother or father stands in thought
A loss beyond belief
Of one who was their heart their soul
Since counting tiny toes upon their feet
Fellow soldiers, comrades
Loved ones, friends
In their minds they bring them near
In special thoughts of those they've lost
While fighting over there
We as Canadians
Stand proud, respect
All those who stood for all
Sent from a nation whose open heart
Has provided a world a home
Oh lord my heart so empty
As I stand, two minutes given
Just a moment's time
For the life they gave
On behalf of all of us
I cannot be prouder Canada
I could never turn away
From those who've shared
Their loved one forth
A debt we could not repay
Stand proud, Remember, Oh Canada
For those who stand for us
For their families, friends, and comrades too
For they gave for me and you
We are focused on the flower
Began in fields so far away
An image to be remembered now
On each Remembrance Day

We Who Remember Them
Are forever in their debt
By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family Slave Lake, AB
September-03-12
Written in thoughts of the Families of Our Fallen

Such joy rode the sun's beam
The day a child was born
Then thunder roared
Shook those near
And left their hearts forlorn
They had watched the child
Shared all their love
Instilled a strength beyond
A strength that grew year by year
And settled on the flag above
A gift to a nation
From one who gave and gave
To bring about a better world
To keep our world safe
Oh Lord we will remember
Those who've given all
Please hold them close
Hold them near
For us they stood so tall
Now heartbreak wakes each morning
Time it heals not
For those who loved the soldier
Who gave more than he got
Lord let them know
From hearts so near
We're nearby at their side
Ready to lift, to hold them strong
We've seen the tears they cried
We now share in their journey
As hearts forlorn grow strong
They know we're nearby
With a thought, a care
We know love is never gone

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
February-22-12
December-25-11
For the Families of Our Fallen, This Christmas 2011

The wind is howling at my doorstep
This eve of Christmas Eve
The trees are bending low its clear
As Christmas day draws near
As I decked the tree this Christmas
I thought of those so brave
Of those who've lost a loved one
Who stepped forth for me and gave
They gave their all for Canada
A gift beyond compare
They stood a world away in time
Where few would tread or dare
So many loved ones share in tears
In thoughts they've left behind
Hugs once held so warm and close
A smile within a mind
The TREE has become so special now
For it holds a life time past
Its sparkling lights a memory's glow
Of a hero once held so near
As garland wrapped the tree in smiles
Those smiles of yesteryears
Those smiles held upon as face
Forever now held near
Each piece of tinsel a frozen tear
Shed at a time of loss
And now reflecting the reason why
For this hero was dearly loved
A true angel tops this Christmas tree
For is seen when looking high
As a loved one lifts their faces near
And a prayer races from a heart
A wish that they were standing near
A wish for laughter's sound
A warmth a hug once use to bring
Remains a memory oh so close
Oh Canada, our heroes gave
Their loved ones hold our hearts
Lord please reach out and hold them close
Please be so near this season forth

By: Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
Our Thoughts, Our Hearts, Our Prayers
Wishing You All A Wonderful Christmas
rogbor@live.ca
November-04-11
you will be missed, you were very brave to fight.
June-16-11
Miss you everyday..
Never regret, never forget!
XOXO
K-
June-05-11
December-24-10
For the Families, loved ones, friends of or Fallen This Christmas 2010

Looking back, on childhood’s days
When wonder set the sails
And all imagined could come to life
Within thoughts, dreams as they played
When Santa rode a sleigh one eve
In every coming year
And magic taught sweet dreams to fly
To rooftops every where
Now sitting wishing Christmas Eve
Looking off into the night
Pleading for a shooting star
Enhance this wish with all their might
A wish for just a Christmas hug
From a soldier no longer here
No longer in our earthly world
Held close now, within near
The hearts of those who’ve felt such pain
At the loss of a hero’s life
A hero who stepped forth for all
Bring this hero close this night
As tears once more roll down a cheek
Another endless, sleepless night
Let our Lord brush close a warming hug
Of your loved one, bring them near
A gentle breeze, fond memories’ bring
To hold them ever dear

Wishing the magic of Christmas could bring the smiles, the hugs and the warmth of your loved one, into your home for Christmas. Ever in our hearts and always remembered. May our Lord bless you this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
November-02-10
Thinking of all those who have given so much; those who have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice, our Veterans, our serving soldiers, their families, loved ones and friends at this special time of Remembrance, 2010. We Do Remember.

They crawled on their bellies slowly
In the dirt, the dust, the slime,
Ran onto beaches, lived in fear, a moment out of time.
A time that changed a world in need
A time that set apart
Times that held a world so close, near and dear to every heart
The gas they sent, it took its toll
Many others held that ground
And challenged over and over again
Until freedom’s world was found
Liberated nations cheered delight
A world was aimed anew
But for so many who had lost a life
The tears fell hard and true
They stepped forth for their Nation
They stepped forth for a world to be
They stepped forth to chase the evil back
Keep their families safe and free
Through life times of years gone by
Up to this present day
A brethren strong with so much might
Stepped forth for you and me
We owe so much to those who’ve walked
In fear yet oh so strong
So brave in every step they took
So many now are gone
They have challenged life itself each day
And stood for what was right
They did it with their heart and soul
And stood with all their might
Lord love the souls of these so brave
And cherish duty’s call
For they gave all for a better world
On behalf of one and all.
At this time of Remembrance
Into our hearts we welcome those
Who have walked this solemn journey forth
For those who needed a friend along
We recall their families, loved ones, friends,
For so many have paid the price
Of freedom, or for a world in peace
Or to fight terror in another place
Oh Lord we hold their honour high
Our tears have washed the path
For those who take their torch to stand
As to them the torch is passed
Forever near we promise
We will honour these hearts so brave
And stand nearby their families, friends
For the sacrifice they gave

By Roger Borchert,
Our Hearts, Our Tears, Our Prayers
Thank You. The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
July-16-10
Miss you Bro.
April-03-10
As I focus this Easter Sunday
My heart goes out to you
For a Chair is sitting empty
For a Hero Brave and True
Who gave a life for Canada
And a world we should become
A better world for all to share
A better world for everyone

They had raised their eyes in honour
To the Flag that flew above
They had sung its anthem strongly
In their hearts so full of love
It began for them in childhood
And sang out for years to come
At the vision of the Flag above
Onto which their hearts had clung
This special group, a brotherhood
That stepped forth to a country’s call
For them the Flag was calling
Could not turn away this love
For them it was the strongest call
The path that led the way
For they had held it steadfast near
Flying high above each day
And then one sad, so tragic day
The leaf flew from the sky
To wrap and hold them tightly bound
In return for all their love
It warmed their weary bodies
Clung closer to their hearts
And to hearts that shared the pain, their loss
At such a tremendous cost
Wrapped within the hug that flew above
Love’s vision, all their lives
Now carried forth in a country’s love
For their loving sacrifice

By Roger Borchert
They Will Be Remembered
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December-23-09
To the Families of Our Fallen. Thinking of you this Christmas

The tears that fall to a winter’s sky
A loved one looks off into the night
For Christmas Eve is a lonely time
When a loved one is not held tight
We know they would have been here
For their families, for their friends
If they had not given our world the gift
In their service to all mankind
They stepped forth to change a world so wrong
Lift a country from it’s past
To provide a future for those in need
A future to go forth and last
But someone stole this life so strong
The beauty of a thought
Of stepping forth, to stand protect
And the goodness it could have brought
Please fill this void, warm this broken heart
Who looks out upon this eve
Troubled in a thought, a loss
Of someone now so close to thee
Oh lord please place a gentle thought
A memory of a time
When joy would fill this household warm
And keep it there at Christmas time
Let this family know we care so much
They should not be alone
Please help our thoughts be passed along
To warm those within this home
For Christmas is a time to know
That the coming of this child
Provides for all across our earth
To be reunited with that smile
The one that used to hold a hand
Or hold us in a hug
The one for whom we shed these tears
On this cold and lonely night
Please hold them close on Christmas morn
Celebrate the birthday of this child
Who came to bring salvation forth
To reunite them in awhile

By Roger Borchert

We pray oh Lord you stand near this Christmas to warm, to hold these families tight and mend these hearts so torn. Wishing you all the best this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November-19-09
I miss you little cuz, and I want you to know how strong your mom has been throughout this past year, she has been such an inspiration.
I love talking about my memories of our childhood together with my kids, and telling them what a great guy you were.
I want to thank you for the strength you had and the difference you made in the lives of others. You are a hero to me and I love you.

R. I. P.

Love You, Always
November-08-09
In Respect of our Military Families, Our Fallen, and Wounded on Remembrance Day

For what we take for granted
So many have died for
So many lives so vastly changed
At the dreadful cost of war
There is the good; there is the bad
A liberated nation cheers
Left in dread for those young souls lost
Devastated a world back home
Efforts to protect a peace
That no one thought was near
Laying lives upon the line
Visions at times so unclear
Lives touched by fear or lived in dread
Of wounded coming home
Of crosses lined in many rows
From a trip down a heroes road
I have been sitting on the bank
Of a river flowing by
Flowing heavy with the flood of tears
From their family’s eyes
For on this day of remembrance
Their thoughts, their dreams, their prayers
Are focused on a loved one lost
Leaving them in such despair
My heart it wants to reach out
Let them know I can’t forget
The gift they’ve laid for their fellow man
Tis the greatest gift to give
So humbled in a moment’s thought
So treasured was the step
That they took forth at their country’s call
Let it never be forgot
We measure freedom lightly now
For we’ve grown so familiar with
But if not for those who took this step
And gave this precious gift
Would we take it so very lightly
Would we have the chance to vent
About all that annoys and bothers us
Without retribution for what we’ve said
So thankful they stood so proudly for
All that we hold so dear
All that makes us Canada
For me it’s oh so clear
For some others they just don’t get it
They think so little of
What has been placed in front of them
At the cost of someone’s love
If I could send forth a message
Place it in a bottle, float it by
I’d provide a note of how much I care
For those whose tears are flowing by
If I could walk along this shore
Such a warming hug I’d give
To those who’ve lost a loved one
So we can live the way we live

By Roger Borchert

So Many gave so much so we could be who we are. So Proud to be Canadian
We will Remember Them

Our Hearts, Our Tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November-05-09
We knew little that day. When you passed away. You slipped from our finger tips. We miss you we love you. We want you back in our arms. One day we will see you again and cry of happiness. We know you are in a better place. One with no guns or fights. We will meet you in Heaven. We promise. WE shall never forget u ever.... Love you Drew!
April-08-09
Thinking of our Canadian Fallen Soldiers due to our efforts in Afghanistan. For them, their families, friends and fellow soldiers during this Easter Season: this Poem was written with the help of one of their Mothers. For her assistance and inspiration I am so very, very grateful.

We thank you Lord for being near
And for your gifts given unto us
We thank you too for sending forth
Your son’s so gentle touch
He provides our world with caring hearts
Without which we could not love
He gives strength to those who would step forth
In a world hidden but from above
They’ve stepped beneath terrors darkened clouds
Too many whisked away
We pray Oh Lord you gather them
Provide them a new day
Please take them close, near to thee
We entrust them to your care
Let them rest awhile hold them near
And set their spirits free
May they stand proud now
Among their peers
Families, friends, and loved ones too
For in the loving Grace of an angel’s touch
We’re drawn so much closer unto you

Thank you so very much for your efforts and sacrifice towards making our world a better place.

Our tears, our hearts, our prayers
Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
February-26-09
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE GRENON FAMILY ESPECIALLY TO THE FATHER MY COUSIN PAUL ,THOUGH I HAVE NOT SEEN YOU IN A LONG TIME AND I DID NOT KNOW YOUR SON I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND GOD BLESS ANDREW AND ALL OF HIS FAMILY & ALL THE TROOPS ABROAD
December-31-08
For the loved ones of Canada’s Fallen Heroes

May the New Year bring
A warmth to thee
That helps to heal the heart
That mends the fracture caused within
That’s torn you apart
May it whisper in your ear at night
That love is standing near
That you will never be alone
A warmth to quell your fear
May it welcome you in mornings’ light
And be near throughout the day
Standing near to comfort you
In a needed special way
May you always know
The time will come
Together you will be
Find in the tear a memory brings
The joy it helped you see

May the lord be near throughout the year, come and help in every day, that it takes for you to overcome this tragedy life did play.

Our Hearts, Our tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December-20-08
For the families, loved ones, and friends of Canada’s fallen soldiers: It was written this evening with thoughts of what you and your families are going through at this season and could not hold it back any longer. It is my Christmas gift to you all.

I thank you for wandering near
As you think of where I lie
You think of what I went through
And a tear wells up inside

Let not that tear
Fall for me I’m sitting watching you
For I’m not there at all no more
I’m here inside of you

I’m sitting near within your thoughts
And in your memories
I’m just the thought a gentle breeze
In a gust of memory

I’m the gentle shiver when you are near
I’m the glimmer in your eye
I’m the sparkle that a teardrop brings
When it wells up in your eye

I’m the smile a fond moment brings
I’m the warmth you held so dear
Remember that, as time goes by
And know I’m standing near

As you look upon the Christmas tree
Shinning at this time of year
Know the Lord sent his only son
So that I could be standing near

May our Lord be near you all.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you all during this so difficult time of year. Please know that it comes complete with the glisten of tears held within the eyes of it’s, author Roger Borchert. Thank you so very much for the efforts of your loved one towards making our world a better place

The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December-20-08
What you have done for your country is incomparable. There are few who step up and do what you have done. Your selfless acts and dedication to Canada are things your family can remember you by always. Rest in Peace, you are a true hero.
November-16-08
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I pray that you will find solace knowing that your courageous son strongly believed in his mission, and that he graced so many with his strength, giving them hope and comfort amid their unimaginable suffering. I will always keep Andrew in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
November-06-08
In Respect and Remembrance of Our Fallen Warriors, their Mothers, Fathers, Wives, Children, Grandparents, Loved Ones, Friends, Fellow Troops, and all those Canadians whose hearts and tears lay at your side; I submit:

There are no words that I can place here in this registry that could ever justify or explain the loss of your loved one, friend, or fellow soldier. Please know that my family and I cannot stand idly by, without taking a moment, to express how much our hearts go out to you. There is no greater gift towards the future of our country, our world, our humanity, than the efforts and sacrifices made by our Canadian forces towards making our world a better place. Whatever the politics of the day, whatever the leadership of the moment, our selfless warriors have stepped forth to deploy to meet the needs of our changing world, with honour and an integrity that is unrivalled. We as Canadians truly bow and honour your efforts and sacrifice.

We have fallen on fields of battle
In lands so far from home
We have marched to war in honour
For those who’ve felt alone
We have defended those who couldn’t
And stood between the lines
Of two opposing armies
In this new world in our time
We have stood for those who cannot
For those who are oppressed
Standing shoulder to shoulder
To help others do their best
We have held our line with honour
Fury held at bay
Rebuilding a broken nation
To allow all to have a say
Our sons and daughters moms and dads
Stepped forth to make it so
A gift given for a better world
Such a precious gift you know
Our youth in pride have stepped forth
Do this job as best they can
Lay their life upon the line
Each true Canadians
They will not be forgotten
We can never turn away
They have taught the price of giving
In such an honoured way
For where would our world be then
If we just stood by and watched
Could we look ourselves in the eye
And say it wasn’t lost

Our tears. Our thanks. Our prayers.
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
October-29-08
I am so sorry for you loss, may god comfort his family and friends in this time of loss.

God bless.
October-24-08
To the grenon family, we are all sad and sorry for your loss.
Andrew rest in peace
October-01-08
Thank you to all for your thoughts, memories, and condolences. Each entry is a treasure and we cherish them. Speaking for Paul, Cecile & Jeffrey Grenon, and Michael & Matthew Charbonneau, I am Theresa Charbonneau, Andrew's mom.
September-30-08
I just want to thank Andrew for making the ultimate sacrafice to keep myself and other Canadians safe. I appreciate it greatly because I know I could never be as brave as he is. I am very sorry for your loss, but be assured that he will always be remembered as a hero.
September-27-08
Andrew i hope you rest in peace imonly an nine-year-old but your aunt Mrs.B.Dechamp i keep you in my prayer Andrew hope you will feel good when you rest.:) :D
September-24-08
No words can describe your loss, Andrew and his family will be in our prayers, at the going down of the sun we will remember them.
Parents of Sgt Scott Shipway KIA Sept 7 08
September-24-08
Thank you for being so brave. My condolences go out to your family and loved ones.
September-21-08
Oh lord please hear
Our pain runs deep
At the loss of so many sons
Oh lord be near
To those who wait
The return of those so dear

Oh lord give strength
Help us endure
This foe we’re up against
Oh lord please guide
Our warrior lads
As they stand for those who can’t

Help us provide
A better life
In this your changing world
For those oppressed
And left behind
With no future to be unfurled

In doing so
Please stand near
Mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons
Who’ve lost a loved one
Stepping forth
Your comfort needed to overcome

Let the world know
We’ve stood near
To those who need a friend
For those who need
A helping hand
In a country on the mend

We do, so dearly, thank you all and your loved ones for your efforts towards making our world a better place.

The Borchert Family Slave Lake Alberta
September-18-08
I wish to express my deepest condolences on the loss of your son. While I know it is an extremely difficult time and no words can ease your pain, I want you to know that your family are very much in my thoughts and prayers. May your sorrow be softened by the presence of family, friends your own inner strength and in the knowledge that they all believed in what they were doing and were making a difference.

I can only pray that our memories and our enormous pride in our sons will nourish our souls and allow all of us to get through the difficult times ahead. God Bless

Bev McCraw
(Mother of Sgt. Shawn Eades - August 20, 2008)
September-17-08
So sorry for your loss.
September-17-08
God Bless.
September-17-08
May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless You All.
September-16-08
My most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, fellow soldiers and girlfriend of Cpl. Andrew Grenon at what has to be the most difficult time you'll ever know. I know true comfort is impossible to feel at this time so let your pride for Andrew guide you. He is deserving of the highest respect and admiration for proudly taking his place where he felt he belonged. He stood proud for his country and his fellow Canadians ought never forget the sacrifice he made for all of us. My heart is heavy with pride and sympathy for Andrew and his family.

RIP Cpl. Grenon
September-16-08
It was a great honour to be present with a few of our windsor cmc chapter 017 (canadian family riding club) motorcycles, and friends. May god be with you all!!
September-16-08
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September-15-08
He shall not be forgotten. Peace be with you.
September-15-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are all proud of Andrew and his belief that he could be a part of changing the world for the better. From talking to my family who attended his funeral, it sounds like he not only did his part to help those affected by this war, but he also gave his heart to help those in his own city, judging from the many who attended the service and lined the streets with their signs and flags. Every man, woman and child who witnessed this great tribute to his life will remember that he stood for peace and freedom, and in turn will pay that forward at some time in their life. Andrew did make a difference in our world.
September-15-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless.
September-15-08
September-14-08
Words could never express the saddnss that is felt. We all owe a debt that can never be repaid not only to Andrew but to all our Troops God Bless all of them
September-14-08
Please accept our deepest condolences for your tragic loss.
We did not know Andrew, but he will be forever remembered in our hearts as a hero who was taken away much too soon.
We had a moment of silence and a toast for Andrew at a gathering of about 60 people at Willistead this past Friday.
God Bless the Grenon family during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Sincerely,
Michelle Mainwaring & Glen Hartley
September-14-08
Our heartfelt sympathy to the loving family of dear Andrew. You must be proud of him and his great courage to serve our Country in this way. Also, to try to bring peace back to a torn and broken people. We will not forget what he has done for us, and will think of you throughout the coming year. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in your time of deep sorrow, and sadness..for one day you will meet him again in glory with His savior by his side. He is safe in the hands of the one who knows all our hardships, and He truly understands. God bless you all, and thankyou for Andrew.
PS (our young son ,Justin, was standing outside of Roseland School as the procession went by on the 12th, holding the Canadian flag in honor of Andrew..along with all the other children. This will always have an impact on his life as well.)
September-13-08
Andrew. i cried for you today. rip buddy
September-13-08
I would like to extend my deepest
condolence to the Grenon family. He
was a hero. I knew his aunt Carol and
she was a dear freind of mine. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. You will be in my prayers. God Bless you and the Grenon family.
September-13-08
R.I.P. Cpl. Andrew Grenon. Didn't know you, but you knew to go and do what's right. Peace.
September-13-08
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Cpl. Andrew Grenon's family. I will keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts through this difficult journey. I had the pleasure of meeting your son, when I taught at St. Joe's Sec., he was a ray of sunshine with a heart of gold.
September-13-08
i did not know andrew, but i have a few friends who did know him, he sounded like a great guy, my prayers go out the the grennon family.
September-13-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with this brave young man, his family and loved ones.
September-13-08
Our deepest sympathy to Cpl. Andrew Grenon's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May God be with you all and for evermore.

May his soul, and the soul of all the dearly departed, in the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN...
September-13-08
To The Grenon Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. My son age 22 and my brother age 25 are both in the Canadian Navy. My brother on the HMCS Calgary in the middle east at the time of this writing. No words can bring you comfort, nothing I could say would make a difference. I just wanted to tell you that there are many of us with sons and daughters serving this country who are thinking of you and praying for you. God bless you and your family.
September-13-08
it is with a heavy heart that i pass on my deepest regerts at your loss. he was a hero in all our minds.

r campbell cd
sgt ret
September-13-08
Thank you for your sacrifice, your courage and belief in a free world for all. Angels have guided you home and we honor your bravery. On behalf of all Demers' and Jacques Demers we salute you and your family.
September-13-08
Dear Theresa: So sorry for your great loss-our Canadian hero. Didn't realize who Andrew was till Uncle Lorne from Michigan (Lloyd's brother) called to tell me.I would have come to pay my respects to you and your family. May all our wonderful deceased relatives look after your Andrew in heaven and may God give you strength and courage. Your cousin ,Paula
September-13-08
Hey there Andrew's family sorry for the lost of Andrew he was a very good guy but we all loved him very very much but we are very very sorry to hear that he is gone but he is in good hands know but we will all be with him one day Andrew's friend Christina & Michael Grieve Ps. god bless u all Grenon Family
September-13-08
So sad, Andrew.
Your dad, Paul and I were always talking about your adventure and were so much proud of you at Cooper. Have a good sleep and we will continue to talk about you in Heaven.
September-13-08
Dear Family and Colleagues/Friends of Andrew Grenon
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my condolescences to all of you upon the loss of Andrew Grenon. Thank you for his military service and valour in the line of duty. My heart and prayers are sent with appreciation and hope . May God heal the pain and help all soldiers in Afghanistan.
Deborah Lynn Beetham
Former employee of Fabco.
September-13-08
My heart is full of saddness and prayers for the family and friends of Cpl. Andrew Grenon. As being a military wife myself, I have seen many go and come back including my husband back in 2002. Just remember he has done our country proud.
September-13-08
Dear Grenon family...

Our sympathy to you and your families...Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Andrew will always be in your heart...

Our Sympathies
September-13-08
Thank You Cpl. Andrew Grenon. You will always be remembered for the precious gift of life you have given to our great country "Canada". May your sacrifice help to bring peace within the world. We love you.
September-13-08
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray in time your memories will lessen your pain.
September-13-08
To the Grenon Family..
Today the Brothers in arms have lost yet another dedicated man of honour,and service. You,you have lost more then most could cope with."A dear SON".May GOD give you peace when the time is most appropriate for you.Andrew I salute you and your efforts dear friend...YOUR COUNTRY IS PROUD OF YOU..SALUTE
September-13-08
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are going out to the Grenon family. A brave young man defending his Country; we are very proud and honoured that he served for us. God bless your family.
September-13-08
thank you Andrew for your efforts to make a better world. God bless your family and friends and canada.You were to young to go,to Brave to stay God needed you at his gate is that o.k. rest in peace young man.
September-13-08
We are very sorry for your loss. Andrew went to school with our children. Although we never met him, we know he was a very special young man. May God bless all of you during this extremely difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September-13-08
My deepest sympathy to the family and friend's of Cpl. Andrew Grenon he will never be forgotten. We will keep him in are prayer's. Thank You Andrew.
September-13-08
Please accept our condolances from my family. My son remembers Andrew from St. Joseph's & from Joey who was friends with Andrew. Our hearts are sad for your family & our prayers are with you. Andrew is a true hero who did his part to keep all of us safe.
September-13-08
Our heartfelt sympathies are sent out to the family and friends of Andrew Grenon. We are deeply saddened by the loss of yet another hero. May the memories you hold dear comfort you in this time of grief. God bless.
September-13-08
To the Grenon Family,

My deepest condolences and sincerest thanks for what CPL Grenon has done for our country. As a military wife I send my deepest sympathy to the entire family. Know that what Andrew has done for us as a community and as a country will not be forgotten. Cpl Grenon I salute you! You are a HERO! May you rest in peace.
September-13-08
You have made us all Proud
September-12-08
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for the loss of one so young. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May the support of all the people be a comfort to you for the loss of your son. Andrew will always be a hero for everyone.
September-12-08
To the family of Andrew,
I didnt know him but he is a hero. God bless your family during this saddened loss.
thank you Andrew for keeping us safe and the USA
September-12-08
so sad, for so many. Our hearts go out to you. God and Peace be with you 'Keeper' 'Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers', Windsor 017
September-12-08
Thank you Andrew for thinking of others first...this is what God wants all of us to do, look out for each other while we're here on Earth. You accomplished the job that you were needed for and opened up the door for others to continue the work...rest in peace soldier....you've earned it. God Bless
September-12-08
I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family of Andrew Grenon. My thoughts are with you.
September-12-08
Thank you for your service Andrew. You will be remembered
REST IN PEACE
September-12-08
May your hearts mend in time, and his memories last forever. God bless your family in your time of sorrow.
September-12-08
September-12-08
Please except our condolences, we will pray for all of you.
September-12-08
My sincere condolences to the Family of Andrew Grenon. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless all of you.
September-12-08
While your son was coming home, my husband was leaving to Afghanistan. We are truly sorry for the loss of your son. You should be very proud of your son's accomplishments, he was a true Canadian hero. I'm happy to see the local support you are receiving and may that bring you some comfort during this difficult time.
Keeping you and all our troops in our prayers.

Trisa Thompson & Family
September-12-08
The Cost of a Soldier

A True Soldier is tough indeed, standing tall and strong when there is a need.

A Soldier also feels sadness, pain, and sorrow, sometimes not looking forward to the trials of tomorrow.

When a soldier is wounded in battle or fight, the hurt and the pain of his comrades ignite.

When news reaches friends and family at home, how their worries and minds begin to roam.

But still he serves with no regrets, defending you and me. The next time you see a soldier, remember freedom's never free.

When a Soldier is wounded far beyond repair, the loss and pain felt can not compare.

The Cost of a Soldier is set so very high, they assure our freedom will always apply.

Love, patience, trust and hope is what a Soldier needs, to get them through what most would call some very treacherous deeds.

A Soldier lives a life of honor,
though this he cannot see.
He serves his country proudly, protecting you and me.

Dear Lord please watch over our Military today, as they work hard to keep our freedom everyday.

For the wounded and the families of Soldiers lost, Please bless them with abundant love, for we know not the cost.

The Cost of a Soldier is set so very high our support for them we should never deny.

Take comfort in knowing your son will forever be remembered as a TRUE CANDIAN HERO, weep not for heaven is where angels belong.

Erica Skuhala
September-12-08
I wish to extend my most deepest sympathies to the family. Be pround and wak tall, Andrew was and will forever be a hero. May God bless you and be with you in your time of sorrow. I stood on Ouellette and watched -- the outpouring of this community was wonderful. God Bless.
Marianne
September-12-08
Your son was a very brave man Please except my condolences and will pray for all of you
September-12-08
We are so very sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to see the City of Windsor stop and honour Andrew. Thank you Andrew for your service.
September-12-08
Theresa, I am so sorry to have heard of Andrew's passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. You must be so proud of this wonderful young man who served so proudly and ultimately, so completely.

May God bless you and your family through these very difficult times.

Eleanore I. Quaggiotto (Retired Customs Officer)
September-12-08
Our prayers are with you and your family and friends during this sad time. You must be so proud of your son. My deepest condolences for your loss. I pray for your strength.
September-12-08
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our family will pray for your family. We salute Andrew and Thank him for everything he did for us.
September-12-08
To Andrew's Family,
This special young man has touched the hearts of many fellow Canadians and we are blessed to have been represented by him. Andrew will never be forgotten. God Bless You!
September-12-08
My prayers are with u and ur family
September-12-08
Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Your son gave the ultimate sacrifice for which the country is forever grateful. Hopefully time will help soothe your wounds.
Ursula and Joe Meloche
September-12-08
Thank You Andrew for your sacrifice, fighting to keep all of us safe. My condolences to the family and friends.
September-12-08
My thoughts and prayers are with you Grenon Family.
Cpl. Andrew Grenon will always be remembered in Windsor.
May his soul rest in peace.
September-12-08
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace Andrew.
September-12-08
Thankyou for pretecting us:(
September-12-08
Andrew, you are our HERO.Thank you
for the ultimate sacrifice you have made for all of your fellow Canadians. You and your brave family will always be remembered.
God bless you and all of our troops.WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
September-12-08
With love & thankyou.Oh and today i went to your funurel:(May you rest in peace and love in our hearts forever.

love,
Annalise
September-12-08
My thoughts and prayers are with you.....thank you
September-12-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will not be forgotten.

Cea family
September-12-08
He heard the call of his country;
And answered it brave and true;
"I'll be a man to do or die;
I'm going to help them through."
The Great Commander has written his name;
On the roll of him who gave;
His Only Begotten Son;
And died that we might live.
He paid his debt to his country;
In the fight for right he has won;
And the King of Kings has spoken:
"Thou faithful one, well done

We will remember you Cpl. Grenon
September-12-08
Our sincere condolences to Cecile Grenon and the family and friends of
Corporal Andrew Grenon. You will always be remembered in our prayers.
September-12-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grenon family in this time of sorrow. May God bless our Military!!
September-12-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September-12-08
Our hearts go out to the family of the brave solider who made the ultimate sacrafice for his country.
I will be forever grateful. May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time.
September-12-08
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
September-12-08
From the bottom of my heart thank you for your courage and fortitude displayed during your tour. Much appreciated.
September-12-08
September-12-08
It takes a strong to person to live the military lifestlye. It's not easy to lose someone you love, but please know that he will never be forgotten. He will continue to supported and in our hearts long after today.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
And a big heartfelt THANKS to Andrew
September-12-08
My condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Cpl. Andrew Grenon. I have just finished reading the poem "Why We Fight" written by Cpl. Grenon. His thoughts are true testament to the hero he is.
Go in peace.
September-12-08
A soldier died for us today
His family left behind
He died to help a country
To give them peace of mind
He wished them all a better life
Of peace and love not fear
Not knowing all his efforts
Would leave us with a tear
This soldier will not be forgotten
He lives inside us all
The sacrifice he took for us
Keeps us standing straight & tall
If not for soldiers like him
Our lives would have no meaning
But because of these true Hero's
Our children contiue dreaming
So thank you all the soldiers
Who fight & die for us each day
We hold you in our hearts
And for your family we pray
God holds you in his arms now
September-12-08
Our deepest sympathy to the family, relatives, friends and fellow comrades. Andrew represents the true meaning of HERO. God be with you always and also in our prayers.
September-12-08
To the family of Cpl. Andrew Grenon,

No words can express the sorrow this day holds. Cpl. Grenon, our hero, who with his heraldic actions fought for our country Canada. Andrew lived life to the fullest, served well, protected well and now that his journey is through, God has placed him in heaven as one of his true soldiers, to serve and protect from the heavens above. May you, the families, be at peace knowing that he is with our Lord. Thank you for giving us your special son. We are proud to be a part of his final journey.
September-12-08
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Thank you Andrew. God bless.
September-12-08
Our sympathy to you and families, Mike. Andrew's sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Margaret, Mike and Sarah Furlong (Toronto)
September-12-08
You will forever be a hero and forever in our hearts.
September-12-08
My thoughts and prayers are with Andrew's family today. In the coming days, may you be sustained by good memories of your brave young man and your pride in the honour of his sacrifice. God Bless.
September-12-08
Son,brother, beloved family member and friend to many now a nations hero your time was short but your memories will go on forever.Thank you for your great sacrifice for our country.Prayers and deepest condolences to you and all those lives you have touched.God Bless you and all your fellow soldiers for helping to keep our country free.To your family I say thank you for your son and his great herosim for one and all.
September-12-08
Son,brother, beloved family member and friend to many now a nations hero your time was short but your memories will go on forever.Thank you for your great sacrifice for our country.Prayers and deepest condolences to you and all those lives you have touched.God Bless you and all your fellow soldiers for helping to keep our country free.To your family I say thank you for your son and his great herosim for one and all.
September-12-08
I am so sorry for the loss of your son my family and i are grieving with you for the loss of a hero it will remain with me forever and with the other veterans is the area
September-12-08
Thank you for your sacrifice, Andrew
September-12-08
My deepest sympathy to the Grenon family. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. God bless you, Andrew.
September-12-08
While living at 9765 Esplanade, next door to Andrew, my (Sammy) fondest memory of him is at the Little River Golf Course. I admired his competitiveness. It kept me feeling young.

I've since retired and now live in Jamaica. I had hoped that one day Andrew, Matthew, Mike and Theresa would come and visit. We are left but with a memory. Sadly he is missed.
September-12-08
God Bless You and your loved ones.Thank You for your service it will never be forgotten.
September-12-08
Paul:

As close friends of your brother Phil, we feel the pain that the family is going through. We pray for you and your family - we pray and thank Andrew for protecting us.
September-12-08
soldier - forever in our hearts always in our prayers -

thank you and may you rest in peace
September-12-08
To the Grenon Family:

My most heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you all. I hope someday you will find comfort and peace in all your happy memories of Andrew, and the immense pride you must feel for the way he lived his life. He was a proud soldier and a fine man. I will keep you all in my prayers. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them, we will remember them.
September-12-08
My name is Floyd. Several years ago our families lived side by side on Esplanade Drive. Karla (my wife) and myself remember Andrew playing and swimming in his pool. Not a rambunctious kind of playing, just a simple "joie de vie" kind of play. The sort of play that invites you in even if you don't like to swim.

I spent most of those years away at school and so never got to know Andrew very well. But I know the impact he's had on my parents and younger bother. They were shocked by Andrew's passing. Andrew was an exceptional young man that will be greatly missed by all who's lives he's touched. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends that knew him best.
September-12-08
As a mother, my heart goes out to you and your family in this time of great loss. As a Canadian, I thank you for the sacrafice your son made for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September-12-08
Love and Prayers to Family and Friends.....
Remember Red Friday....
Remember Andrew...
Thank You Andrew,Thank You....
September-12-08
Thank you Andrew for your sacrifice.
September-12-08
TO THE GRENON'S FAMILY, SORRY FOR YOU LOSS, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING YOUR SON, BROTHER, GRANDSON, NEPHEW, COUSIN, AND FRIEND DIED A HERO! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL! BE PROUD

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE..AND THANK SO YOU MUCH FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY..
September-12-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and for your son Andrew who has passed away today.
He is a very courageous soldier who filled his wishes and duties to help others.
Please know that he is all in our thoughts and his hearts
He was Soldier who unselfishly gave their life in war for the good of others,
He's a Hero in all our eyes, we Bless him and all the others
Please Lord Protect him and please help their families through this pain and time of suffer,
He has found peace with the Lord, He’s now he's your special angel in gods eyes and he is looking down on everyone as everyone is looking up to him

To: ANDREW
And though your gone, you aren't forgotten. Today we remember thee
The bugle calls for you to this day, to honor you who died this way.

To the Family:
We were all at gathering at the Windsor Armories on Saturday night with the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment. It was a very special day and night to honor all veterans who have fought and died in all wars and some who lived to talk to others about the difficulties of war stories of the wars they fought. I am honored to say that the ceremony they had to honor Andrew had to be the most beautiful, lights low, bugle playing perfect with taps, A ceremony that was an honor, he would have been so proud as we were so proud to call him our Hero and Soldier from Windsor, Ontario
A family group and Regiment of soldiers , along with Vets who were there in honor, to pray and believe in him as a hero of today.
Pfeifers from Tecumseh, the Vets and Guest from all over the Canada and United States, and many others to help gather and honor this ceremony and reunion.
September-12-08
As a military wife, i can not imagine the pain the family is feeling. May you rest in peace Andrew, and THANK YOU for the sacrifice you have made for our freedom. To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
September-11-08
I am a 13 year old boy from Leamington, and i was at the Leamington Flyers hockey game tonight with my great grandfather and i just wanted to say that the game began with the bagpipes playing amazing grace and we had a moment of silence just for you Andrew. You are a hero to us all.
my family and i send our blessing to you and your family. to the family we are sorry for your loss, but andrew passed a hero.

micheal warren and family(leamington, Ontario)
September-11-08
To Andrew's Family - My deepest condolences and sincerest thanks for all Andrew has done for our country. Your beautiful son (and the courageous men and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces) are the reason we live in the greatest country in the world. This Canadian is so grateful and so proud of Andrew and the sacrifice that he, your family, and our soldiers have made to keep us safe. It is because of Andrew and Canada's soldiers, past and present, that our country is shining light for the world to see what true freedom really means. I can't even look at pictures of our soldiers in Afghanistan without tears filling my eyes and pride swelling in my heart. Thank you, Andrew, from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn't have asked for a greater hero and he makes us so proud to be Canadians. May Andrew rest in peace and glory in God's hands and in our hearts forever.
September-11-08
My heart and prayers are with you today and forever. Your son, brother, significant other and friend gave the ultimate sacrifice. He did what was in his heart and that is to rebuild a nation and to protect his country. Please be at peace as he did what was there for him to do.
September-11-08
Words cannot express the depth of loss; to you, your family and our country. My prayers go out to all.
September-11-08
I am 12 years old......so proud for what you have done for our country...may you rest in peace
Ryan S
September-11-08
To Cpl. Andrew Grenon's Family and Friends...He is a hero and always will be, he fought for all of us to live in this world with freedom. God Bless you all and keep your memories close to your heart. Myself and my families thoughts and prayers are with you all at this diffucult time. Let it be comfort to you all that many are thinking of you all. I too have a cousin that was just sent to Afganistan this week for a six month tour and pray for them all. God Bless you all. Thank You for your son and his courage.
September-11-08
Your son made the ultimate sacrifice so we can be free. He will always be remembered. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. May you find the peace you are searching for.
September-11-08
our deepest sympathy for your loss. Be proud that your son died a hero.
September-11-08
The Greater Windsor Senior Hockey League wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to Andrew's parents and family.

In honour & memory of Andrew, the League will have a brick engraved in the Forest Glade Arena Lobby.
September-11-08
My deepest sympathies to you and your family Theresa. I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family.
September-11-08
i'm sorry for your loss i thank andrew for fighting for our country. he was a true hero and will never be forgotin.
September-11-08
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September-11-08
May God bless you in your time of loss. You must be very proud of your son who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of this land .
September-11-08
To the Grenon Family - I am so sorry for your lose of one of Canada's Heros, Andrew Grenon. I never met Andrew but while I was at the candle light service for him, I got to know him through the stories being told about him. You must be very proud of him. I too am a mother of a soldier who is about to be deployed overseas. I truly hope that these fine soldiers will never be forgotten. May your many memories of Andrew bring you peace. May God bless you and your fine son.
September-11-08
Thank you Andrew, you will always be remembered for your sacrafice and heroism. God bless Andrew's family and friends for they too have sacraficed. You will never be forgotten.
September-11-08
I did not know Andrew personally, but I am still very honoured to have him as my hero.
He went to war to help others that he also did not know, but it did not matter to him.
My deepest condolences are with you and your family in this time of great sorrow.
You must be so proud of such a great young hero who chose to fight for his country and who died doing a task that he felt so strongly about.
May God bless Andrew Paul Grenon and those he left behind. We shall keep him in our hearts and thoughts forever.
September-11-08
your service to our country will always be remembered........
your bravery to the cause will also always be remembered.

larry fox
September-11-08
He was a awesome person, and that's how I will always remember him.
September-11-08
To the Grenon Family and Friends,

We are morning the Loss of a Great Man and Soldier! He fought a good fight.My Prayers are with all! May God Bless and watch over all ! Andrew we are proud of you! Now you can be a leader in God's arms.
To Andrew's brother hold strong and remember what your brother did and always be proud of him !I am proud of the statement you gave to the media!
September-11-08
My prayers and support are with your family at this time. My brother is currently serving in Afghanistan and knew Andrew. Thank you Andrew for your sacrifice!
September-11-08
Dear family of our yoyung hero 'andrew' May god bless you and ease your pain at this tragic time. May we all take this opportunity to thank Andrew his family all our military and their families for their great sacrifice and their awesome dedication to our country. we should remember that ''all gave some but some gave all.'' Andrew and Family my prayers go out to you at this time and my thanks are daily for your service and your sacrifices. Today is Sept. 11th. I will include Andrew in my special prayers today and each Sept. 11th.
September-11-08
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
September-11-08
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

September-11-08
Thank you, you are a hero.
September-11-08
The ultimate sacrifice is what you have done.
Many of us will never come close to feel such honour.
God bless you.
September-11-08
Falcons Motorcyle Club London Chapter.We like to say we are all proud of Andrew for what he belived in for his Country. You are not alone Andrew,your Brothers in arms. Falcons.
September-11-08
Andrew our hero...thank you and God Bless. We're proud to be a part of your community.
September-11-08
Tothe grenon family sorry for your loss .Tears are being shed all over canada for a brave young man .May god Bless you all.
September-11-08
Theresa, my sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
September-11-08
Cpl. Andrew Grenon you are our Canadian Hero! May God watch over your families and keep them safe!Our prayers are with them.
September-11-08
We are part of cpl Grenon's Military Family and friends of some of his buddies he served with. we are honoured to have served - as he did and we will always remember our comrades who laid down their lives from freedom as he did. A great soldier, a great man - our condolences to his very wonderful family.
September-11-08
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
September-11-08
Thank You Soldier
September-11-08
God Bless Cpl. Grenon. Thank you for your service to our country.
To your parents, I wish them comfort in happy memories of you. I know as someone who has lost a child how empty it feels. God bless and Godspeed soldier. Thank you for making a difference and for representing all the wonderful things for which our country stands.
September-11-08
Grenon Family

May god bless you and may he help you find comfort during this difficult time.

Rest in peace soldier. Thank you for being a hero.
September-11-08
thank you andrew - you are a true hero and may you rest in peace -
September-11-08
God Bless you Andrew and thank you for your bravery and your belief in our country and your mission. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends. May you rest in peace
September-11-08
To the courageous and the brave Andrew Grenon, we salute you. May God Bless you and your family.
September-11-08
This is the worst thing in the world to happen to a parent, to bury a child. My prayers are with you. Rose Branoff (Cousin - Eldon and Audrey Cooper's daughter)
September-11-08
God Bless Andrew, his family and friends during this hard time and give encourage to bear this sad moment in their life and Windsor should be proud of this young hero done for The country. God bless us with world peace.
September-11-08
Deepest sympathy to your Family.
You are in our thoughts and prays.
September-11-08
R.I.P. To A FALLEN HERO. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL. Words can not express the sorrow all Canadians feel today.
September-11-08
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September-10-08
Thank you for your son and his willingness to stand guard for his countrymen, he paid the ultimate price and we are all in his debt.
September-10-08
Our prayers are with your family. Mom and Dad (Skip and Karen Whelan) send their prayers also.
September-10-08
Dear Theresa.
My deepest sympathy. I know the pleasure of your wonderful memories of Andrew will comfort you now and in the coming days.

If you need a hug, a shoulder to lean on or just an ear to listen count on me. I will be there.
Sincerely,
September-10-08
May you rest in peace knowing that you are loved and missed by many. Forever in our thoughts and prayers.
September-10-08
I hope the knowledge that so many Canadians believe in your son and his mission in life will help you all thru this terrible time. Thank you so much for sharing your son with us.
September-10-08
Remembering a young man who always gave it his all. I have had the honour to be a small part of Andrew's life. My son was a teammate with Andrew for 5 years with R.M.B.A. Andrew gave 110% every time he played.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Thank You Andrew

Dwain & Nancy Lariviere, Josh Beneteau
(Tecumseh, Ont.)
September-10-08
Andrew ur truly a hero am soo proud of you!!! thank you for serving our country i will never forget you i didnt know you but i wanna thank you !!! R.I.P Andrew Grenon... my heart also goes out to family and friends and krista.. keep ur head up sweetie
September-10-08
Thank you to all of your family for raising such a fine young man and allowing him to fight for his country, we will always remember him.
You are in our thoughts and prayers
September-10-08
RIP Fallen Hero.

Fred Cross, USN
Vietnam Veteran 68-74
September-10-08
Theresa
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
September-10-08
I am 8 years old. I would like to thank you for protecting our country. Every year my mom takes me to the Remebrance Day ceremony in Kingsville. This year I will remember you when I go. Tomorrow I am missing school so I can say Thank you to you in Windsor.
September-10-08
We did not know this brave soldier and will be taking time on Friday to have a moment of silence at 11am. "NEVER STOP HONOURING THE SACRIFICES OF OUR SOLDIERS."
September-10-08
we would like to thank your son for making all canadian citizens very proud of him for his service to canada and his fellow soliders. RIP cpl grenon
September-10-08
Theresa, Mike and Matthew:

My heart and prayers go to all of you.

Love Debra
September-10-08
we are all proud of your son and in our own small way feel your grief-
I'm sure he lived his life his way and for that you can be proud.
September-10-08
For the ultimate sacrifice that was given for your country. know that what you were doing for us does not go un-noticed--for your family our deepest sympathies
September-10-08
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I will miss Drew immensely, he was like the little brother I never had.

Luv you Drew, take care and rest in peace.
September-10-08
My deepest condolences to the Grenon family. He truly is a hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect us in all countries. RIP dear soldier.
September-10-08
My thoughts and condolences to the Grenon family.
Rest in peace a true hero.
September-10-08
Our thoughts and prayers to Andrew's family.

Andrew is a true hero, and thank you Andrew for all you did
for our Country

Barb and Craig Dyer
Windsor
September-10-08
Theresa & Mike...

My deepest condolescences to you and your entire family....know in your hearts that Andrew past doing what he loved and wanted to do..fight for our country. May God give you the strength and encouragement that you will need to get thru this very difficult time.

Thank you Andrew for fighting for our freedom!!!
September-10-08
To the Grenon family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tragic time. Your son gave the ultimate sacrafice so unselfishly. Although I did not know him my heart goes out to him. God bless you all that new him and may you always hold him close to your heart.

Rest in peace soldier.
September-10-08
Theresa, Mike and Mathew,

Elaine and I want to pass on our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We understand Andrews committment and pride in his service. We feel your loss at this time as an ex service family. God Bless him as he sits on his right hand.

Our love and prayers are with you.
September-10-08
To the Grenon family: I didn't know your son but I wanted to extend our deepest sympathy at this diffucult time to your family.
Thank you to Cpl. Andrew for fighting for our freedom!
September-10-08
Rest in peace
God Bless You and Your Family
September-10-08
Thank you Andrew for your dedication and bravery. You are a true hero. May you rest in peace.
September-10-08
My thoughts and condolences to the Grenon family.

Andrew is a true Canadian hero. Rest in peace soldier.

D. Butler (Windsor)
September-10-08
Theresa,
Thank you for your sacrifices and everything that Andrew has done. You must be a proud mother to raise such a son who has given so much of himself.
You are in our prayers.

John & Jody Jacques
September-10-08
While I did not know Cpl . Grenon I want to Thank Your Family for the Ultimate Sacrfice of your Son, Grandson, Brother and Friend.
For him giving his life for my Freedom.
Know that he gave his all for my freedom and to make me free and have the freedoms that I can share because of his gift to me.
Becky Connor
920 Oullette Ave. 2114
Windsor, Ont. N9A1C8
519-254-7344
September-10-08
thoughts and prayers are with both family and freinds,Andrews contributoin to Canada has been the ultimate,From myself/and my family i thank him. Andrew trully is a hero,and it makes me extremlly proud to call myself a Canadian
September-10-08
To the Grenon Family. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to you. You must be so proud of him for what he has done for our country. We will remember him always in our prayers.
The Kraniauskas Family
September-10-08
To Andrew's whole family, I am so sorry for your loss..He was a Hero in all our eyes. He will be missed may he rest peacefully. A true Canadian fighting for what he believed in. May you find strength in the difficult days ahead. God Bles you Andrew
September-10-08
Rest in peace, our Canadian Hero! God Bless you and your family!!
September-10-08
condolences to Grenon family and friends.......your sacrifice will not be forgotten
September-09-08
To The Grenon Family: Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family of Andrew in this tragic time but know that he has not died in vain, he died for the love of his country and is and always will be a true Canadian Hero. We did not know the family but wanted to pay our respects and to say "Thank You" for allowing such a wonderful young man to fight so bravely for our country. He is at peace now and will forever remain a "HERO".
September-09-08
I would just like to say how proud we are of your son Clp. Andrew Grenon. He really is a Tue Hero. He will never be forgotten by those that know him and by those that never had the chance to meet such a wonderful,loving,caring, brave person.. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grenon family and with his girlfriend Krista. Andrew is now your Angel that will be watching over you all and the rest of his troops.
God Bless.
September-09-08
To the friends and family of Andrew... I am so sorry for your loss
I never knew him but i wish i had .Thank you Andrew for your bravery and sacrifice you will never be forgotten .Thank you for all that you did for us .
September-09-08
WE ALL DON'T KNOW WHEN OUR TIME IS UP IN LIFE BUT GOD THE FATHER HAS ONLY THEE ANSWER .I OFTEN WONDER IS THE WAR EVER GOING TO BE AT PEACE BUT IN HUMAN SELF WE HAVE TO BE AT PEACE WITH EACH ONE OF US .. SO LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH AND LET IT BEGIN WITH ME,YOU,THEM,THE COUNTRIES WE LIVE ON... WE ARE THE HEROES OF OUR OWN AND YOUR HERO WAS YOUR FINE SON, GRANDSON, BROTHER , NEPHEW,FRIEND, MAY YOU FIND PEACE AND SOLITUDE TO KEEP THE MEMORIES TO YOUR HEARTS . GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES AT THIS TIME AND ALWAY'S... AMEN ..PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL .. HEAVEN IS A GARDEN WHERE THERE ARE FILLED WITH FLOWERS AND BEAUTY FOR OUR EYES AND SOULS SEE THEE..
September-09-08
May The Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Thank you Andrew.
September-09-08
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child, as parents ourselves our deepest condolences are with you and your family. Thank you Andrew for fighting so that our children will not have to! Truly a hero!!!!
September-09-08
May your friends and family find the strength and courage that you showed in serving us so proud. Thank you and may you rest in peace.
September-09-08
MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY. I DIDNT KNOW YOUR SON BUT I TOO HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY. THESE PEOPLE ARE HEROES AND WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY BOOK. YOUR SON IS TRULY A GUARDIAN ANGEL.HE FOUGHT FOR ALL OF US. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
September-09-08
Thank-you,For my family's freedom.
September-09-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grenon family.
Ilia,Reo and Dylan
September-09-08
Thank you Andrew for your extreme sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
September-09-08
Theresa,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
September-09-08
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September-09-08
To The Grenon Family As I stood on the bridge to wave goodbye to our heroes, my prayers are with you.
September-09-08
My deepest sympathy to your entire family. I have many memories of Andrew but the most resounding sentiments that I recall are of his patient, loving and supportive mother. I can see your smiling face Theresa, whatever the circumstance, you were the perfect example of a supportive parent. You were the greatest mother an energetic boy could have, and the results speak for themselves. He found his niche, he was committed and made a tremendous impact on the world. Through this agonizing time, please know my prayers are for you.
(Secretary from H. B. McManus)
September-09-08
Theresa my sincere condolences to you & your family.Andrew was a true hero fighting for peace.God bless .Emy
September-09-08
As a mother of another Canadian Soldier who leaves in the next couple of weeks for his mission in Afganistan, I am scared for him, sad, worried, but never forget very very proud, and he is the one who tries to calm me. He is very proud to do this, he often tells me its his job, and what he's been trained for and wants to do this for our country.
Andrew Paul was and is one of our Best...There is not a single word to take away the saddness or the loss to his family but know that we are there for you as another mum,dad,sister and brother.
September-09-08
Prayer for Deceased SOLDIER

O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed soldier Cpl. Andrew Paul GRENON, who gave his live in the service of our country.
Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son Cpl. Andrew Paul GRENON may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in You with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

PRAYER FOR THE SAFETY OF CANADIEN SOLDIERS in Afghanistan Almighty and eternal God, protect Canadien soldiers as they discharge their duties. Protect them with the shield of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and harm. May the power of your love enable them to return home in safety, that with all who love them, they may ever praise you for your loving care. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
September-09-08
We are praying for all your family in your time of sorrow. You must be so very proud of Andrew--he was very brave and made us proud to be Canadians.
September-09-08
Written words can never express the feelings of loss to all the family members of Andrew Grenon. Your in my thoughts and prayers.Thank you Andrew for your bravery & good will. You will always be remembered.
(Tecumseh Home Hardware)
September-09-08
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved son.

We pray you eventually find some solace knowing he died a courageous soldier. Thank you Andrew
September-09-08
Dear Jeff
Even though I have not known you that long, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. It was just a couple of weeks ago that you were over visiting my daugher Nicole, and I asked you about your family and you mentioned that your brother was in Afghanistan and would be home soon.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless you and your family

Cindy, Daryl, Nicole Diemer
September-09-08
My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I remember in my grade 3 and grade 5 classes, he was a student who always had his hand raised to answer every question that was asked. He had a remarkable ability to retell a story in great detail. I also remember, on one occasion, when he gave the students in our class a demonstration of his dancing skills, specifically clogging. He loved it, and so did we.
What I remember most was his phone call to let me know that he was joining the armed forces and how proud he was of that. I never stopped thinking of him.
He is a true hero in every sense of the word. You must be very proud indeed.
September-09-08
Three little words ~"THANK YOU ANDREW"~ May your family find some comfort in knowing that you are a hero..God Bless You
September-09-08
We pray that the feelings of pride that you must be feeling about Andrew can somehow help you survive the feelings of sorry that fill your spirit at this time.
September-09-08
To the family, friends and other soldiers

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and for your son Andrew who has passed away today.
For remember him as a Courageous soldier who did what he wanted to do
I know, you all will have memories that will sometimes be hard for you all to bare, now that he’s gone away
Please know that everyone is in yours and his hearts today.
He was Soldier who unselfishly gave their life in war for the good of others,
He's a Hero in all our eyes, we Bless him and all the others
Please Lord Protect him and please help their families through this pain and time of suffer,
He has found peace with the Lord, He’s now he's your special angel
He was a great soldier who fought with a diverse group of many nationalities and colour.
To: ANDREW
And though your gone, you aren't forgotten. Today we remember thee
The bugle calls for you to this day, to honor you who died this way.
To the Family:
I was a gathering the other night who honoured Andrew. It was a very beautiful, lights low, bugle calling ceremony that was an honor, he would have been so proud as we were so proud to call him our Hero and Soldier from Windsor, Ontario
September-09-08
Thank you.....
September-09-08
Remember it is not how he died that makes him a hero but how he lived. I thank him for his sacrifice. May God send his Holy Spirit to comfort you in this time of grief.
September-09-08
our condolences to your family,and deepest sympathy,may the Lord have mercy on your soul, rest in peace,HERO
September-09-08
Our deepest condolences to all the family.He truly is a hero...May he rest in Peace.
we are Parents of a serviceman.
September-09-08
Andrew Paul Grenon, Canadian Soldier and Citizen. He did his duty and paid the ultimate price. To him we say thank you and to his parents and family we say thank you. May God keep His hands on your shoulders to help guide you through this terrible time of loss and grief. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
September-09-08
Death, be not proud

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

By John Donne
The Poetry Foundation

September-09-08
Rest in peace. Canada has lost another young hero, and our heads hang low. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. God bless.
September-09-08
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, ""I welcome you.""

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......""My day was not in vain.""
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

September-09-08
My family and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your amazing son. He will always live on in the hearts of the many people he has touched. May he always be remembered for who he really was... a true Hero.
September-09-08
RIP young man you have done everyone proud.
September-09-08
Theresa and Mike, our condolences go out to you and the entire family. Andrew was very brave fighting for the freedom of all Canadians and people throughout the world. There is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. We share in your sorrow.
September-09-08
AS AN EX PATRICIA MY SYMPATHY AND EMPATHY ARE MOST PROFOUND.KNOW NOW AND FOR EVER YOUR POST IS GOD'S TO WATCH.ENJOY YOUR ETERNAL LEAVE.MAY YOUR LOVED ONE'S FIND PEACE AND CONTENTMENT; IN THE CONFUSION OF IT ALL.
September-09-08
I once asked a friend of mine in the military, why? He simply replied, there are monsters out there, taking away the dreams of childern. I need to watch over them as they sleep, play, and learn. I need to protect them from the monsters. Thank you Clp Grenon for protecting the childeren many still have dreams because you were there to watch over them.
September-09-08
September-09-08
Dear Theresa and Family:
Meaningful words are so difficult to find at a time like this. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
September-08-08
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September-08-08
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

REFRAIN
We will remember them.
September-08-08
My deepest sympathy to the family of Andrew. My heart is breaking as I try to find words to help ease your sorrow. I understand the pain you are feeling. I lost my son "Pte Kevin Kennedy" on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007. May God guide & help you in the days ahead. You have a special "guardian angel" watching over you. God bless you.
September-08-08
I remember when we were little and our parents hung out and us kids would hang out in the basement. Such a long time ago, yet not so long ago.

How much times have changed and we have grown into adults with our dreams and goals.

Andrew gave his life for a cause that he felt very strongly about. He will be missed and cherished by so many people that he knew, and many that he did not. He was a very brave man, and will be remembered always.

Jenn xoxo
September-08-08
My deepest sympathies to Drew's family and Krista(my dear friend). May he rest in peace. Drew is an angel now and will watch over u forever.
September-08-08
To Andrew's family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I attended grade school and high school with Andrew and will always remember him as a very nice young man. Rest in peace Andrew, you served Canada well.
September-08-08
Andrew was a talented actor as well.
He played "Ziggy Springer " in our school musical. His performance was one of the best I've ever witnessed.
I am doing the show "Nifty Fifties" in his honour this year.
September-08-08
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family of Cpl, Grenon. Please accept our condolences for your loss.
Daniel Eppert and family
September-08-08
Paul and Jeffrey,
So Sorry to hear about the loss of your son and brother, I will keep you in my prayers.
September-08-08
Dear Theresa and Family,
There are no words to express the sympathy that we feel for you and yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Dave and Roni-Lyn Elwell
September-08-08
to cecile and jeffrey and mr.grenon, may god watch over you in these sad times, with deepest condolences fron pat and larry st.denis. god bless your family.
September-08-08
my deepest condolences to family,&friends may God walk with you
September-08-08
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
September-08-08
Theresa and Family
We give our deepest condolences to you and your family. Andrew will always be thought of and remembered.
September-08-08
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of this very brave young man. Know you will be in our hearts and prayers in the days ahead.
Uncle and Aunt of a fallen soldier.
September-08-08
May your memories of Andrew give you comfort. He was very special.
September-07-08
God Bless; your family is in our prayers.
September-07-08
To the Grenon family; Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to your entire family at this time. Andrew will always be a hero in the eyes of all Canadians. We thank him for our most cherished gift from him--our freedom.
September-07-08
Our deepest sympathy to the Grenon family. Andrew was a brave man who loved his country and honoured freedom.
September-07-08
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family, Friends and Comrades of Corporal Andrew Grenon. I am origionally from Sarnia Ontario and served. He will not be forgotten for his dedication, bravery and commitment to Canada and those abroad. Rest in peace..Pro Patria
September-07-08
May God ease your sorrow for the one you have lost, but feel strength in knowing he was following his heart for what he believed in.

My condolences,
September-07-08
Family of Cpl. Andrew Grenon & Comrades:

No words can ease the pain of your loss, but know that Canada mourns with you at this very sad time.
Our Troopers are our true Heros,
They are the Best of the Best,
The Bravest of the Brave and they trod where others fear to go.
Andrew will not be forgotten and will live on in the many lives he touched. Scott did make a difference.
May God bless you and surround you with love & peace in the troubling days ahead.
My deepest sympathy,
Marian Seeley
September-07-08
So very sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and friends, Andrew is a hero and I thank him for everything he has done, RIP Andrew may god bless.
September-07-08
Our hearts go out to the Grenon/ Charbonneau family. Revelation 14:13 "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them." Thanks be to GOD for the short life of Corporal Andrew Grenon and may light perpetual shine upon him. The Chantler family.
September-07-08
To the Grenon I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss . Your son is and always will be a true Canadian hero. As a mom who's son is waiting for his first tour to start I now I am as proud of him as I am of your son .May you rest in peace Andrew
September-07-08
Very sorry for your loss. My oldest stepson just deployed to Kandahar on the 3d of September so I have an idea what you, and all of the parents of these courageous young people have gone, and are going thru.
September-07-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and comrades of Cpl. Andrew Grenon. We cannot imagine the deep pain you are feeling and we want you to know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless you in this time of sorrow and may your memories bring you comfort.
September-07-08
To the family, friends and comrades of Cpl. Andrew Grenon:

May your memories of your beloved Andrew provide comfort and sustain you as you travel this heartbreaking journey. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Cpl. Grenon, thank you for your service - you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace brave hero, your work here is done.

Sherry Clark
Mother, Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe
C Coy 3 PPCLI
KIA June 20, 2008
September-07-08
My condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Grenon. Although I never knew him, he must of been a pretty great guy.
September-07-08
My son and I live in Toronto and we try to go to the bridges to honor the fallen soldiers as they pass by on the Highway of Heroes. Last night we decided to make the trip to Trenton to honor the 3 heroes. We send our condolences to the family and friends of these soldiers. We would also like to thank the soldiers for all that they are doing for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September-07-08
My deepest condolences on the passing of your son Cpl. Drew Grenon.
He is a cherished son now departed ... his life an unselfish gift to others; he is a man now lost who sought a better existence for the stranger; he is a soldier now spent on the battlefield of justice upholding the rights of the oppressed.
He is a brother-in-arms to my son also 2PPCLI CFB Shilo.
My tears are mingled with yours for with the death of your son all soldier's parents share in your grief ... with the death of your soldier, all Canadian citizens share in his 'sacrifice' and understand it is much more than a word.
September-07-08
Cpl. Andrew Grenon
"Thank You"
For doing what most, would not do.
You are the "PRIDE of Canada"
My deepest sympathy to your entire Family and Friends.
So sorry for your loss.
September-07-08
i am so sorry for your loss but thank your son for fighting for our freedom god bless judy lasalle ontario
September-07-08
Our prayers go out to your family at this most difficult time. Hopefully one day, our world will live in peace in honor of the sacrifices of all the brave men and women who serve to protect.
September-06-08
Dear Theresa and Family, My heart goes out to you. No words can express my feelings. I wish I were there to hold you tight. ((((hugs))))
September-06-08
Oh, Theresa, Mike and Matthew
If only I could help you bear this unbearable burden.
Words are never enough.


We grieve for you all, and please know you are in my GOD BOX and will remain there forever.
Our Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Jackie Vic and Family
September-06-08
I am writing on behalf of my dad who is in afghanistan right now . we are both very saddened by your loss . I have the greatest respect for you and your family . he makes us very proud to be canadain .
September-06-08
Sorry to hear of a local 2PPCLI brother going down in the service of his country. He willl be remembered along with all of our HERO"S, both locally and in the hearts of all our 2PPCLI brothers. Heart felt condolences to the family from a fellow former CPL in the 2nd Battalion PPCLI
September-06-08
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.I thank you as a canadian for your sons courage to defend our great country.Your son is a hero.

Chris Banwell (WMHA Director of House Major)
September-06-08
Theresa, Mike and Matthew , Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say farewell to your brave son Andrew. We pray every day for the saftey of our soldiers and their families at home. May the peace of our Lord be with you and give you the strength to go on.
God Bless, Terry & Jeannie Whelan & family
September-06-08
Our most sincere condolances and prayer's go out to the family and friends of Andrew, we believe our city and all Canadians share your pain at the loss of this heroic young man.
May god bless him and all our troops.
September-06-08
Iam so sorry for your great loss.We are so very poud of Andrew is his a Canadian Hero to us all...My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.God Bless you all..
September-06-08
Deepest Sympathy,
September-06-08
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September-06-08
Our most sincere condolances and prayer's go out to the family and friends of Andrew, we believe our city and all Canadians share your pain at the loss of this heroic young man.
May god bless him and all our troops
September-06-08
My wife and I offer our deepest of sympathies to the family of Andrew. Our hearts break every time we lose another one of our brave troops. May you take solace in the fact that ordinary Canadians really do care and may Andrew along with God at his side guide you through this truly tough time. God bless your family.
September-06-08
Theresa:
I'm so sorry to hear about Andrew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
September-06-08
To the Grenon Families, and all the buddies:
I have cried for your pain and wished I could take it away. Take solace in knowing him and loving him. How blessed you all are.
Rest in peace, Andrew : for your tour of duty is complete. A HERO.
Lest we forget. NEVER FORGOTTEN
September-06-08
To the family of ANDREW, I would like to send you our deepest sympathy on the lost of this fine young man ANDREW. My son Ryan attend GR.school and High school with him. I would hope our city will show you and your family what he meant to all of us. He truly is a HERO and someone to be proud of . Anne& Ryan Hetry
September-06-08
My heart goes out to your family.
May god bless you through this rough patch.
September-05-08
Dear Theresa,
We are so saddened by the news of your dear son Andrew's death. He was a hero long before his untimely passing. I can remember how you spoke of him - with such pride and love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September-05-08
First off I would like to say that I am deeply saddened for our country has lost another Hero. I never knew you Andrew, but I know Theresa and everytime I saw her I would ask her how you were doing. For some reason I would look at your photo and always think how hard it must be for her not knowing whether her son and nephew are ok. I did not even know your name I just felt the need to inquire about you every time I saw Theresa and your picture. Now I know you are in a safe place and our country honors a great hero. You will be in my prayers and so will your family. God bless.
September-05-08
Our Thoughts and Prays goes out to The Family and friends of Andrew Grenon.He was a Hero to us. And A Loving Sons to you. May God Bless Each and Everyone of you today and Always....
September-05-08
i would like to send my condolences to Andrew's entire family. I know this is a really hard time in all of their lives. The entire Snider family would like to let you know that we are here for you in your time of need. We may not have known Andrew very well, but your family is important to us and we are here to help anyway we can.
September-05-08
I remember Andrew from Bishop Cody and what stands out most in my mind is his smile. No matter where you saw him. whether it be down the hallway, in the school yard or wherever....he was always smiling.
Please accept my most deepest sympathies....your son and brother paid the ultimate price for our country.
God bless him and his dear family.
September-05-08
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. There are no words that I can say that will ease this loss. I do not know how you feel, but I certainly empathize. It's every parent's nightmare. But this young man gave so much during his life - it is immeasurable. You will never know how many people he was able to help while he was on duty. And although he was doing his duty, he did it freely and willingly. You can't ask more of a person than that. He is a hero in the truest sense of the word. God bless him and your family.
September-05-08
Dear Family of Andrew Grenon
Heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time. Andrew paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy.Thank you .
God Bless Andrew and all of the family
September-05-08
god bless you and your family rest in peace
September-05-08
Dear Theresa and family,
My deepest condolences at this very difficult and trying time. Andrew's patriotism, bravery and courage will forever be remembered and honoured.
September-05-08
I am very sorry for your loss.
September-05-08
Dearest Theresa and family,
There are simply no words to express our sorrow in hearing of Andrew's passing. We are so honoured to have met Andrew if only briefly and to have seen in your eyes the immense pride you had in him. May God help you and your family find the strength you need to carry Andrew through this final journey and may you always find peace in remembering him as the hero he will always be.
September-05-08
Andrew's dedication to the Afghanistan conflict should serve to make every Canadian proud. His work and valour surely left their mark on the people he was near. Our deepest sympathies to his family and thanks go out to Andrew.
September-05-08
To the family of Andrew Grenon: I'm sorry for your loss, may God bless you at this time.
September-05-08
Almighty GOD, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: deal graciously, we pray Thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care upon Thee, they may know the consolation of Thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.

Rest eternal grant unto Thy servant Andrew, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Amen.
September-05-08
From Colombia we share this immense pain that overwhelming their hearts, we pray to our Lord Jesus Christ for his soul, but now is an angel among angels and cherubs in heaven sharing eternal happiness.
September-05-08
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September-05-08
"No greater love has any man than that he lay down his life for another." What grace, what courage, what stunning legacy Andrew leaves the men and women of his generation...indeed, for us all.
With tears and deep admiration,
September-05-08
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September-05-08
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
September-05-08
Dear Theresa, Mike and Matt,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son, and brother, the loss of Andrew is Heavens gain,God is very pleased you raised such a wonderful son, His Blessings will be with you always.Our Love and Prayers,your cousin Laurel Joyce and John.
September-05-08
I will never forget meeting Andrew on the golf course when he was only 10 years old. He had the innocense of a child and the wisdom of an old soul. I knew immediately that he was someone very, very special. He had the courage and confidence of someone well beyond his years. His loss is our loss. He is so loved. My heart felt thoughts to the whole family. My love to my surrogate sisters. Love Nancy Kelly
September-05-08
Our sympathies go out to the family at this sad time,and we honour your sons' sacrifice for our freedom.
September-05-08
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September-05-08
Dear Theresa, Mike, Matt, Aunt Lynn, & all your sisters & families,There is nothing that any of us can say to make your pain go away, but know that we love all of you, will always be here for you. For a young man like Andrew, to have such courage of his convictions, that he would put his life on the line for them, is a true testament to the way you and Mike have raised him, and the homelife you provide for both your boys. May God truly bless and keep Andrew in the palm of His Hands. Love Kay & Wayne, & all our family, Wayne Jr., Joanne, Jessica, Jonathon,Samantha, Susan's children, Tori-Lee, Eriq,Lexi, & Butch
September-05-08
Our hearts go out to your family, friends and loved ones. Although you were only in our lives for a few short years you carved a special spot in our hearts. You will never be forgotten.
September-05-08
Theresa and Family... We were so saddened to hear about Andrew.We know how proud you were of him.My heart goes out to you.I have a cousin in the military who did 2 tours of duty there also. We are proud of our soldiers and what they do. It takes a special kind of person to take on the task of protecting our country.What they do there DOES make a difference.Embrace the love of your family, and your friends.They will help you get through this most difficult time.God bless you.
September-05-08
September-05-08
Theresa and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you during these very hard times.
God bless.

Andrew,
You were noble in spirit, and valiant in your willingness to serve your nation in the face of war.
We are all so proud of you.
September-05-08
Theresea, Mike and Matthew,
Dan and I were shocked and saddened to learn about Andrew's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Dan and Kathie Prieur
September-05-08
Dear Grenon Family
I truly am sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family. Your Son was truly a Hero who fought for our country and now your Son is an angel who is still looking out for his family. Thank-you for giving us a true hero to look up to. He will be missed but not forgotten.
September-05-08
How do you say thank you to the men and women
who risked their lives, and lost their lives to secure our freedom,
our way of life, our peace and prosperity?

How do you say thank you to the men and women
who went through the most terrible experiences of their lives,
surrounded by death and carnage, losing friends and loved ones,
seeing things that would change their lives forever?

How do you say thank you to those who went through all this
with the belief that their one life, whether lost or saved,
could make a difference, had to make a difference, for our sake,
the generation they had not even met yet?

How do you say thank you to the men and women
who had faith in us before we were even born,
faith that we would become people worth fighting for,
and worth dying for?



How do you say thank you?

You honour their sacrifice with your own life.

You go to war against your faults and failures.

You conquer all the things inside you that make this world
a worse place to live in; worse for your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers.


You fight to make the small space in the world that you touch a better place.

You win the battle for your own soul.

You be good and do good; you live selflessly, remembering the example
that the veterans, both living and dead, laid down for us.

You live life so well that those who remember the horrors of war
look on you with satisfaction and pride and are comforted,
never feeling for a moment that you weren't worth the price they paid.

on remembrance day - kevin ranville - november 11, 2000
September-05-08
Thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. I honour Andrew's courage and bravery while fighting for my family's freedom.
September-05-08
Not too young to serve, but too young to die
Proud of this young man and so sorry for your loss,
Linda
September-05-08
Words cannot express the sense of loss we are feeling right now. Our hearts go out to Theresa, Mike & Mathew at this most difficult of times. We wanted to let you all know how much we love you and share in your grief & sorrow. To you Andrew we have not only lost a wonderfully loving and compassionate nephew but also a very brave young Canadian who we are so very very proud of.

Andrew always know how very proud your cousin Mark was of you as well. He often commented on your bravery and unending determination to make a difference in Afghanistan and this he found remarkable for a young man of your years. I am sure as the re-patriation ceremonies unfold in Trenton on Saturday evening all of us there will grieving the loss of yet another brave young soldier, brother, nephew, cousin and son. Your honor and sacrifice will never be forgotten and your death will not have been in vain. Rest in peace Andrew. We miss you dearly.

Love Aunt Connie & Uncle Tim
September-05-08
I wish wish we all had so much courage as your son did.
September-05-08
Theresa. Many tragedies have come to our family but this I believe is the worst. I thank you for having had Andrew as he lived and died for all our freedoms. That he was doing it in far away place only amplifies what a job you did raising him. On behalf of the entire Whelan family our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.
September-05-08
The loss of a young man in his prime who has died so tragically is the deepest sadness of all.
September-05-08
My dearest cousin Theresa, You've had a special place in my heart since we were wee little ones but today that special place is in pain over your loss. I know how proud you are of Andrew's calling and I hope that pride helps you in the trying days to come. I thank God for your wonderful family who will be there to support you, Mike and Matt.
Andrew I am so very proud of you, rest in peace.
much love, Beth & Kev
September-05-08
To Andrew's Family:

Our hearts are breaking for you. While you can be proud of Andrew's sacrifice--not just for his country but for countries around the world--We can't imagine the grief you must be experiencing. Hopefully, you have many fond memories to help you through the difficult times. Our condolences from across the border.
September-05-08
I did not personally know Andrew, but he is my brother. I know that he is safe now, and at peace. His task is complete. He answered the call, and did his duty well. Be proud of him, he is a man whose example warrants the high standards of The Princess Patricias.
Although I'm a Strathcona, I've had the honour of serving with The Princess Patricias many times, and I'm grateful.
Please accept my humble condolences, and know that Andrew is with God.

"Strathconas do not fight unless the Princess Pats are on the Right"

Perseverance Andrew

David Byrne, Squadron Sergeant-Major (retired) Lord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians)
September-04-08
Dear Family of Andrew Grenon:

We were very saddened to learn of the death of your precious young man. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was one of Windsor's finest and will always be remembered.

Steve & Violet HECNAR
September-04-08
To a distant cousin I have never met it is a honor to share relatives with such a brave soul. May you rest in peace!
September-04-08
god bless the family
September-04-08
We pray each night for strong men like Andrew and his fellow soldiers. We may never meet but know that you have the warm thoughts and prayers of this military family.
September-04-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends of Drew. Our family got to know him through emails & messaging and we feel blessed to have been able to be a part of his life in this small way. Drew was a true hero! He will be missed by many.
September-04-08
Our deepest sadness for your family during this time. How proud you must be of Andrew and the example he has left for the many men and women that will follow his example of character and bravery. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" Matt 5:9
September-04-08
In respect of the loss of Cpl. Andrew Grenon September 3, 2008

Lord our hearts are heavy
Lord our tears they flow
Lord we are overwhelmed
As sadness strikes out and latches on
Our sons have fallen in our service
So near to the time of their returning home

Smiles remembered
Skills recalled
So proud so young
They walked so tall in our minds
In the minds of those who hold them near
Now recalled the child, the friend, the warrior

So young oh Lord
Understand our pain
Take hold their hand
We pray your gentle hand to guide
Please lead them home we entrust them to your care

Warriors all
True heroes all
What an example for our youth
What an example for us all
We as Canadians can never forget

Your efforts Andrew will not be forgotten. You are Canada, and you and your fellow troops are our heart.

Cpl. Andrew Grenon, we knew you not, but our prayers reach out for you, your loved ones, friends, and fellow soldiers. We do, so dearly, thank you and your loved ones for your efforts towards making our world a better place.

The Borchert Family Slave Lake Alberta
September-04-08
Dear Grenon Family:
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Andrew.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September-04-08
First off I want to thank Andrew and all the fellow soldiers for fighting for all of us. He was a true hero beyond measure..May God bless Andrew, his family and friends during this difficult time..He will forever remain in many hearts, he is our hero.
September-04-08
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Andrew. It is a terrible thing that happened and we cannot imagine the pain your family is experiencing. Your family and all its members are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Lisa Reia
September-04-08
To the Grenon family- Be proud of the work that young Andrew did. For it was not the way he died that made him a hero. It was the way he lived his life that made him one.
A measure of a man that we should all aspire to.
Andrew, rest in peace and my God bless your soul.
September-04-08
To Andrew's family, your son was a friend of our son David. They both share a lot of the same friends who are here in Canada and serving their country in Afghanistan. We all share the tears and hurt you feel. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. We stand proud and with honor knowing our sons gave their lives so that we can all live normal ones!!!
September-04-08
my deepest condolences, he will be remembered as a hero to everyone!
September-04-08
To Andrew's family . There are no words that can ease the pain you are in at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you . My son is over in Afghanistan and knew Andrew well. This so tragic for everyone. Cpl Jesse Veltri will never forget him.
September-04-08
Theresa, Mike and Mathew: Something just made me read the Windsor Star today and learn of your loss. I am so many miles away, but I know that the rest of our family will be there to help you through this time. I know how proud you were of Andrew and though I never met him, I share in your pride for his bravery, his commitment to Country and his generosity to give so dearly for the freedoms of others.
Big Hugs and deepest condolences from Linda, Lake, Veronica and Ron Hughes
September-04-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
September-04-08
Another brave Cdn has lived and died for the beliefs of his country and himself. They soldiered facing numerous challenges and the last one was one they could not overcome. To all who knew Cpl Andrew Grenon may God deliver them from the sorrow and remind them of all the great things he stood for and will stay as in their hearts.
God Guard Thee
CMO Frontiersmen
September-04-08
You are my HERO.
September-04-08
Theresa:
Thank you for the courage, pride, tears and laughter you've shared with us, your co-workers and friends, as you've told so many stories of Andrew over the past years. You've made us feel part of his extended family. The sadness of losing a young son is unimaginable and I pray that your faith and pride in Andrew will assist in your bereavement.
My heartfelt sorrow to you Theresa, Mike and Matthew at this very sad time. God Bless and Rest in Peace Andrew.
September-04-08
THANKS FOR THE GREAT SACRIFICE YOU HAVE MADE FOR US. REST IN PEACE. MAY WE NEVER FORGET THIS HEROISM. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO
September-04-08
He heard the call of his country;
And answered it brave and true;
"I'll be a man to do or die;
I'm going to help them through."
The Great Commander has written his name;
On the roll of him who gave;
His Only Begotten Son;
And died that we might live.
He paid his debt to his country;
In the fight for right he has won;
And the King of Kings has spoken:
"Thou faithful one, well done
September-04-08
Dear Theresa, Mike and Matthew,
It was with profound sadness that I learned of the tragic death of Andrew. I was privileged to have been part of his early life as his Parish Priest. Our lives are truly mysteries as they unfold and we touch the lives of many whom we never know. As a priest and Padre of the Windsor Fire and Rescue Services and of Delta Company of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment I have met the finest of our Canadian citizens committed to serve throughout the world. May Andrew find rest in the house of the Father and may his spirit live on in all whose lives he touched. Rest in peace Andrew and I thank you for touching my life. Fr. Mike Graham
September-04-08
Thoughts and prayers are with ur family.May you remember all the great times and he is greatly appreciated for his bravery while serving Canada!
September-04-08
We are all going to miss you man. I'am so proud of the diffrence that you made. you were one of a kinda and a great friend.
September-04-08
I'm sorry for your loss I went to grade school and high school with Andrew he was a great guy all around it saddens me to hear that he is gone, but he will always be remember by his friends and family.
September-04-08
Dear Mike,Theresa, & Matt:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, please believe that all your friends are thinking and praying for your entire family. We are very proud of your son, just like you were.
love art & marg
September-04-08
My deepest sympathies for your
loss.
September-04-08
Theresa, Mike and Matt,
There are no proper words to express the pain and sadness I feel for all of you. I care for you all and hope that, in time, the pain eases and you remember all the wonderful times you have shared with Andrew and that you can smile with those memories. I know how proud you are of this true Canadian hero. He gave the supreme sacrifice for his country and did this by doing what he loved to do. This is a major break in your family's chain but, in time that chain will be reassembled and the joy will be unmatched. I am proud to know your family and I will be the first in line to assist you in any way I can. May God Bless You and keep you in His heart in these very trying times. Love you all!!!
September-04-08
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son - and an entire country's Hero, Andrew. His dedication and devotion will be carried on in all our hearts. May your family be in the care of your loved ones during this time and God Bless. Thank you Andrew.
September-04-08
Theresa and family - our words cannot convey the sadness we feel for your family. Mary Ann wrote a wonderful tribute for Andrew, along with photos, which she sent to family members and friends. Please accept our sincere sympathies and know that you are in our thoughts.
cousin Pat & Sam Campbell (Red Deer, Alta.)
September-04-08
Dear Theresa and family
I remember Andrew when he was just a little guy playing hockey and a very proud mom watching in the stands. My heart is breaking for you and your family during this very sad time. Just know that Andrew fought and died for what he believed in and we are so grateful to him for what we have today. My deepest sympathies
Moe Stooke and family
September-04-08
Theresa & Mike, Matt, Connie & Tim, Mark, and Grandma Lynn,
My heart is heavy with sadness.
Andrew's enthusiastic brave spirit will be greatly missed. His efforts will always be appreciated and never forgotten, I am proud to be a Canadian.
God bless.
September-04-08
Theresa

I can't begin expess my feelings to you at this tragic news. Just know that in time the pain will lessen and the numbness will ease. My heartfelt condolence goes out to you and your family at this saddest of times. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
September-04-08
Even though I did not know Andrew or his family, I am deeply sadden for your loss and would like to send my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He is truly a CANADIAN HERO in the eyes of many. Thank you for raising such a unselfish son who was proud to fight for our country and future generations for our FREEDOM.
May the good memories of Andrew get you through this most difficult time. My prayers are with you all.
September-04-08
Mike, Theresa, and Matt
Our heart felt condolences to your family. We were proud to know Andrew in his short life. I know how proud you were of him. We will remember him from his days playing Hockey and standing in the cold at Xmas selling “Good Fellows” newspapers. We salute him for serving our country and defending those with fewer freedoms.
September-04-08
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family at this time of sadness for the loss of your beautiful, unselfish and courageous son, Andrew. We pray that the Lord will grant Andrew Eternal Life with him and prepare a room for Andrew as the scriptures promise for each and everyone of us. Andrew, and your family will always remain in our prayers.
September-04-08
Theresa, Mike & Matthew:
We would like to express our profound sorrow at the loss of your fine young man. He is a shining example of courage and duty and human fellowship. We admire his dedication and commitment to his country and his beliefs as well as his desire to make the world a better place. We know he has touched lives in ways we will never be able to understand and that will stand forever. He is remembered with respect and love.
September-04-08
Theresa:
My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. I know how proud you were of Andrew and that you supported his calling to serve our country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
September-04-08
Job well done. Thank you for our freedom. Time to rest and be at ease.
September-04-08
To the family, military family and friends of Andrew - may your memories of him remain strong forever.
September-04-08
Theresa - My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
September-04-08
May the love of friends and family get you through this. My families eternal gratitude. God bless.
September-04-08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
September-04-08
My prayers are with your family at this time. I didn't know you, but you were one of ours and that's what makes me cry.
September-04-08
Theresa, Mike and Matt
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time.
Our deepest condolences
September-04-08
From those of us about to leave for the battlefield, we honour the sacrafice made by Andrew and his family. A man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friend, or his country. God bless.
September-04-08
Andrew's family can be proud to have had this brave, young man helping to bring freedom to the world.
September-04-08
Dear Theresa,
I cannot express how sorry I am feeling over the loss of your beloved boy Andrew. Losing a child is one of the saddest things that I can think of.
Please know that you, Matthew and Mike are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Sincerely,
September-04-08
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God keep and Bless I am proud to be Canadian
September-04-08
Rest in peace andrew, you are a brave young man.
September-04-08
My thoughts are with you always. Grenon was a great guy. I hung out with him in high school and always respected me and everyone else. Grenon will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Grenon thank you for making our counrty proud
may you rest in peace.
Steve MacLelland
September-04-08
September-04-08
September-04-08
To the Grenon Family

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your Son Andrew A REAL HERO.

The Canadian Women's Army Corps Assoc. (Women who served in WW2.
September-04-08
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
September-04-08
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
September-04-08
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September-03-08
Theresa, Uncle Mike & Matthew:
Our deepest symphaties to you in you time of great loss. We are praying for you and you are in our thoughts.
Nicole & Mike Lefebvre &Family
September-03-08
drew was a stud, everyone new that too, not afraid to fight for Canada nor for his friends or family, Im so sorry that he was taken at such a young age he will be greatly missed. my heart an prayers are with you at this time and forever,

DREW IS A HERO, and will be forever
September-03-08
My heart & prayers goes out to the family and friends of Cpl Grennon. May he RIP.
September-03-08
Rest in peace, Andrew and God bless your family.
September-03-08
Dear family and friends ,
I am very sorry for your loss & my heart is crying for you all .
September-03-08
Theresa, Mike & Matthew

Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace Andrew
September-03-08
My deepest sympathies to the Grenon and Charbonneau families. I cannot imagine your pain right now, but you must also be very proud of his bravery. I know I am. God bless you all.
September-03-08
Theresa ... May you take every comfort in the fact that Andrew lived and died a true Canadian hero. It is with profound sadness that we extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. May God Bless You and All Canadian Military Families during this most trying of times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
September-03-08
Even though I did not know Andrew or any of his family, I am compelled to send my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He is truly a hero in the eyes of many people.
Let the good memories of Andrew get you through this most difficult time. My prayers are with you.
September-03-08
We will remember them!!
September-03-08
My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of this very brave young man.
September-03-08
My deepest sympthies to all of his family and friends.
Andrew, may you rest in peace, and may your bravery never be forgotten.
September-03-08
most people knew Andrew as that or Drew or as Grenon. but those who knew his heart called him G-Child, the one the only! i miss you so much your the second Brother i lost in a month and you have tested my shoulders but as you Allen and I woul say Two Tears in a Bucket......keep your head up!
the worl wont be the same wit out you Homie ill see you on the other side! one time
September-03-08
Theresa, Mike and Matthew;
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest condolences.
September-03-08
RIP Andrew.

I remember just before you left for this tour, you were telling me you were leaving. At the time that really impressed me. I havent really known anyone that closely connected to the war. Im sure your family and all the people weve known going through grade school and high school are proud of you. You stood up for what you believed in. And that my friend makes you better than any of us. You didnt just talk about your beliefs, you showed them.
The days of road hockey will be my most clearer memories.
But you will always be remembered for what you believed in and for your bravery!

RIP
September-03-08
Rest easy my friend, your work is done.

You will be missed by all who knew you, and looked up to by those who will do the job that you did.
September-03-08
What can one say except, thank you. Andrew made the greatest sacrifice anyone can be asked to make. May God watch over you and your family.
September-03-08
I am sorry for your loss. He died fighting for the freedom of others and I will remember his patriotism and his devotion to those who cannot defend themselves.
September-03-08
To all of Andrews family my heart and prayers go out to you all in this terrible time of pain. I did not know Andrew but I am proud to say that I live in the same city as a true HERO!
September-03-08
My deepest sympathies go out to Theresa for the tragic loss of her son. And to all the family and friends that are feeling this great loss. I hope knowing Andrew is a true hero will help your hearts to heal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
September-03-08
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family of Cpl, Grenon. Please accept our condolences for your loss. And, for what it's worth, our thanks for the service he gave towards us, and our country. God Bless!
September-03-08
RIP Andrew..You will always be a hero to me!

Aunt Theresa and Uncle Mike my prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. Love you xoxo
September-03-08
I am very sorry for your loss. Just know that Andrew died a hero to our Country. This is a very sad loss for our city and country.
Prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends in their time of loss.
September-03-08
To the Grenon family......your son is someone to be very proud of. No one could ask for more than your son gave for freedoms , we all take for granted. As the mother of a child who also did her time in that area, I know how anxious you were to have him there, but know now that he is a true Canadian hero. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
September-03-08
Mike, Theresa & Matt ~ As words are inadequate at a time like this, please just know that our hearts are with you. Love Bonnie, Chad, Max & Tira
September-03-08
As a military family member in Windsor, my wife and I are very saddened to hear of this recent loss of a great young life.
May the Gernon family find peace and consolation knowing that their son served with pride as do all of our young men and women. We will continue to support our troops.
September-03-08
My condolences goes out to all the family at this trying time. May God be your strength and comfort. Trust in him and he will see you through.
September-03-08
Andrew, I wish that you didn't have to go this way but for you I know that you are happy to have made a difference in the world and are a true in hero in all that the word is meant to be -- RIP brother...
September-03-08
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
September-03-08
In our hearts, and minds, and prayers we grieve with the family of Andrew Grenon. No service to our country is greater than the duties, and sacrifice of the members of The Canadian Armed Forces. We honour the bravery of this fine young soldier, and mourn his loss to family, friends, and country. Peace In Our Times. The Schofield Family
September-03-08
My deepest prayers and sympathies to the family of Cpl. Grenon. He was a true hero and an inspiration to all that believe in upholding human rights. I am honoured to have called him a fellow Canadian. RIP and God bless.
September-03-08
words cannot bring Andrew back.God bless Andrew,s family.Andrew is a true great Canadian
September-03-08
My condolences to Andrew's family & friends. Politics aside I believe most Canadians strongly support our troops and pray they return safely. May Andrew find eternal peace and his family and friends find strength at this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.
September-03-08
Andrew was a brave man and will never be forgotten by his brothers here in the second battalion. Rest in peace my friend, Our hearts go out to the family back home.
September-03-08
Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Theresa and her Family. You will be in our Prayers during these times of deep sorrow. May he rest in PEACE.
September-03-08
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Andrew. He was a good friend of my nephew Charles, and he will be deeply missed!!
September-03-08
Theresa:
I am terribly sorry for your loss.
My deepest regrets to you and your family.
September-03-08
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of a fine young man, you are a hero to all of us, you will never be forgotten by the people in the City of Windsor !!
September-03-08
There are no words to express the grief being felt by all. Our Hearts, Prayers & Thoughts are with the Andrew Grenon family and hope, with time and help, their hearts will heal.
September-03-08
Rest in peace, you brave lad…..you are the bravest of the brave…..its a true testament to the soul of Canada that it’s the young men & women from the rural heartland of our country who are the ones sent out to fight….and while we've never met, all I say to your family in this time of heartbreak, is YOU & YOUR FALLEN COMRADES are and will always be my heroes….with the love & the deepest respect.
September-03-08
Theresa and family - Your son shows all that is good about Canada - to help people in another country gain freedom proves that Canadians are true peace keepers. Prayers and condolences are words that we can say but will never express our true feelings for the loss of a loved one. I am thinking of you and hope this small message can bring a bit of comfort.
September-03-08
Theresa-my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear son. Having performed pre-clearance of our troops in Cyprus, I wish to express my profoundest gratitude to Andrew for his supreme and valiant sacrifice. As I enjoy my unfettered freedoms here at home and abroad, I will remember him.
September-03-08
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Cpl Grennon. Please know that many Canadians share your sorrow. God bless all the brave men and women who are putting their lives on the line for something they believe in.
September-03-08
I.m deeply sorry for your loss. May you feel that his death was for a worthwile cause. May he rest in peace.
September-03-08
I belive that Jason was the last one too see you as you spent time with him in Toronto before boarding that flight that took you away forever. I know that he will cherish that. We were heartbroken and devastated at the news of your death today. Please know that you will live FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to Andrews family and many friends who were anxiously awaiting his homecoming.
September-03-08
My deepest condolences to Andrew Grenon's family. He was a brave young man who cared enough to help others less fortunate.
September-03-08
Andrew left this world a great hero to our Country, may you find comfort in knowing so many people are praying for you and your family. I wish that we didn't have to have wars and good people didn't have to die fighting them but the reality is that the sacrifice that Andrew made in fighting not just for our country but for the freedoms of others - hopefully that may ease your pain. May he watch over you and be with you always
September-03-08
So sorry to hear of Andrew's passing. A true Canadian hero. What a fine young man! Sympathies go out to his family and friends.

R.I.P. Andrew.
September-03-08
My deepest condolenses go out to your family in this time of sorrow. Know that your son has helped to make this world a better place !
September-03-08
Your son was,and still is our HERO.
Feel very proud for what he has done for our country.
September-03-08
Thank you for being so brave for all Canadians. Rest in Peace.
September-03-08
Theresa:

I am so sorry to hear about Andrew. I know how proud you were of him. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
September-03-08
Our condolences, heartfelt and warm, are extended to your family for this unimaginable loss. Andrew is indeed a hero of the highest order. He gave the ultimate for his country; one cannot ask for more.Our youngest son just returned from Afghanistan and our eldest will be leaving in two weeks. We pray for Andrew and all these very brave men and women. Andrew is a great Canadian. The family has a right to be proud as we sympathize for your great loss.
September-03-08
My heartfelt sympathies & prayers go out to your family.
September-03-08
Theresa and Family: I am so deeply saddened to hear about Andrew. I know first hand how important he was to you and how proud you were to be his Mom. May you find comfort and strength in knowing he died a hero and in all the memories of him throughout his life. He was a special man who found his calling with the military and you are a very special Mom. May God bless you at this difficult time.
September-03-08
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September-03-08
Our entire family would like to express our deepest sympathies to Theresa, Mike, Matt and family as they go through this difficult time... Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
September-03-08
My dear cousins Theresa Mike & Matthew. Words just can't explain what we feel for you in this very sad time. Just know how much we love you & are praying for you. I know it goes without saying how proud you are of Andrew, he was a very special man, & he died fighting for something he was very passionate about. Love always Karen & Mary-Ann.
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