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KIMMETT _ Lindsay Leigh December 31, 1981 - February 17, 2008 With overwhelming sorrow and shattered hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our precious daughter, Lindsay on February 17, 2008. Lindsay was born on December 31, 1981 in Calgary and was completely adored by her parents, Kelly and Dianne, and her brothers, Taylor and Reid. Lindsay was everything we could have asked for in a daughter - beautiful, intelligent, athletic and most of all caring. She was a devoted sister to her brothers and loved to "mother" them from an early age. This ability turned to teaching as they grew older and they both knew who to ask if they needed help with homework. As they all grew older, we tried to make Sunday family dinners a priority - what special times to sit and discuss the events in everyone's life. Lindsay's voracious thirst for knowledge started at a very young age. Each night she wanted to read her books and then would lie on her bed with Mom or Dad and ask "What are we doing tomorrow and what should I dream about?" As she learned to read so young, she also quickly became an accomplished piano player and subsequently learned to play the flute and piccolo. Linds never stopped dreaming and learning, becoming a model student and excellent athlete. She graduated as Cochrane High School's Valedictorian in 1999 and received the Governor General's medal for the highest marks in her graduating class. Lindsay then earned a kinesiology degree with distinction from the University of Calgary in 2004. After taking time off to travel and work Lindsay decided that medicine was her future calling, achieving marks in the 99.7 percentile on her MCAT exams. She entered the Faculty of Medicine at U of C in August 2006 and was currently in her second year of studies. Lindsay had decided that Emergency Medicine was her passion and was preparing to do clerkships in Toronto, Halifax and Kingston in the coming months. Lindsay was driven in her pursuit of knowledge through her extensive travels. We have learned that one of her favorite quotes was by St. Augustine, "The world is a book and those who don't travel read only a page." We always chose to make our vacations family times and have so many wonderful memories of time shared on beaches at tropical destinations, camping in Yellowstone, summer spent driving across Canada, two European vacations and exploring Disney facilities. As Lindsay grew, so did her sense of adventure. She had travelled extensively in Europe - the latest being a month spent alone in Italy. Between her first and second year of Med school, she chose to do an elective in Tanzania. At the end of her trip, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and to the credit of her character, she reached the summit while suffering from severe bronchitis. She was an avid photographer on her travels and her final gift to Dianne was a framed photograph of zebras in their head to tail stance which she had taken while on African safari. Her final trip was a relaxing week in the Dominican Republic with friends from Med school. All of her life experiences, studying, reading, working and attending school for twenty-two years made Lindsay what her Dad called "the smartest person I have ever known". You could Google things but it was much better to just ask Linds! Lindsay was the ultimate employee and her Dad was the lucky recipient of her skills. She started as a cashier at Cochrane IDA Drugs at the age of fourteen and became a pharmacy technician working side by side with Kelly. Lindsay also teched and did accounting at Rexall, moved on to Super Drug Mart, United Prescription Service and Calgary Prescription Services where she ran the total operation. Her short time as a personal trainer led her to decide on her path to Medicine. Anyone who worked with Lindsay always knew the job first would be learned accurately and quickly and then fine-tuned and perfected. With her desire to learn, caring attitude, personal confidence and attention to detail Lindsay would have become a wonderful doctor. Lindsay also loved sports, especially winter pursuits. She started figure skating at age five but quickly told her parents that it was boys skates and ringette that she really wanted. She played ringette until the age of twenty and then switched to her passion - girls hockey. Her main activity was hockey but as she said: "Ice, ball or mini - you name it - I love it - especially the Flames." Lindsay played for several ladies teams over the last seven years and was the leader of the Med school second year Macaques ladies team. Kelly and Dianne attended her final game with the Macaques last Tuesday and she played the finest game we had ever witnessed her play leading her team to a 3 to 2 overtime win over the first year class. It would be the last time her loving parents would see her alive - beaming from ear to ear, rosy cheeked, sweaty and exhausted in her beloved "Monumental" (med school nickname) jersey. Lindsay was also instrumental in organizing the "Ice Cup" inter varsity hockey tournament held last fall. Lindsay died on Sunday morning returning from a hockey game with her regular club team, the Jets. She was a passenger in a car that rolled only seconds from her parents' home. We were never sure how Lindsay fit volunteer commitments into her hectic schedule - assisting with the PARTY program at Foothills Hospital, organizing multiple fundraisers for teams she was involved with, as treasurer of her Med school class, and a member of the Med School class of 2009 graduation committee. Besides her parents, Kelly and Dianne and brothers Taylor and Reid, Lindsay is survived by grandparents, Lorraine Kimmett and Merlin and Betty Stauffer; uncles and aunts Drew and Rhonda Wilson, Russ and Angela Kimmett, Dennis and Margaret Nice, George and Brenda Jablonsky, Doug Stauffer, Oscar and Maureen Biasini, and Darren and Pam Stauffer. She is also survived by cousins Kelsey Wilson, Hunter, McConnell and Carly Kimmett, Angie, Christie, Debbie, Josh and Daniel Nice, Brianne and Miles Jablonsky, Aaron and Garrett Biasini and Julie, Peter and Samuel Stauffer. She is also survived by numerous great-aunts and uncles and many, many friends. She was predeceased by her grandpa Bill Kimmett in 1991. Our family and the world has lost someone who made a difference every day of her life and someone who was going to do great things in the future. We cannot let Lindsay's dreams go unfulfilled and so as a family, we will carry on her legacy with the establishment of the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Fund. We will continue to make the world a better place as she most surely would have done. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Royal Bank (Cochrane or Calgary branches). Tax receipts will be issued at a later date. This fund will be used for youth scholarships, facilities and projects in the Cochrane area. We have been told that Lindsay had never been happier than in the last three months of her life. Her schooling, her hockey, her new friend Ben MacLelland, her anticipation of clerkship and her love of family and friends had Lindsay at her peak. Linds was a chip off the old blocks in so many ways. We discovered a written menu and a shopping list meant for the turkey dinner she was preparing (just like Dianne always does) for many of her med school friends that fateful day. We are sure her party for that day had been carefully arranged just as Kelly would have done. In her birth announcement of December 31, 1981 the following words ended the formalities - "She is you, she is me, and we are one." Nothing has changed with her untimely passing - Lindsay will always be with us - forever in our hearts. A Celebration of Lindsay's Momentous Life will be held at Cochrane High School Gymnasium (529 - 4 Avenue North) today, February 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Family Graveside to follow at Cochrane Cemete

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Published in Calgary Herald from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2008.
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137 entries
March 24, 2008
I did not hear/read of the car accident that took Lindsay. But I saw the obituary and was moved to tears, yet the tone of the obituary was one of acceptance that Lindsay's loss is part of God's master plan.
Yesterday I visited my brother's graveside at Cochrane who we lost to cancer at 46, and noticed Lindsay's grave on the row behind. I am contented to know my brother shares ground with such a gifted young woman. I am so sorry for your loss.
Janet Welsh
March 17, 2008
My daughter played on the Pee Wee Girls Hockey team, which Lindsay helped coach 2 years ago. She was adored by the girls and really made a difference. I remember, we had a weekend tournament in Sherwood Park and Lindsay and Heather made the journey on the Saturday afternoon to be with the girls for a game and then join them in the pool at the hotel afterwards. They drove back that night. It was a wonderful selfless gesture that meant so much to the girls and the parents. You must be so proud of all that your young daughter had accomplished and how she made this world a better place. She made a difference. We are so sorry for your loss.

Sincerely, Ken and Vicky Ludwig and of course Kirsten.
Vicky Ludwig
March 17, 2008
Dear Dianne, Kelly, Taylor and Reid,

Just want you to know that my thoughts are with you today - one month after the tragedy that took the life of one so dear to your hearts. We continue to grieve with you, although we know that the pain is the deepest for the four of you.
Elaine Kauffman
March 17, 2008
I was saddened today to hear of Lindsay's passing. You don't know me but 2 years ago Lindsay was one of my assistant coaches for the NASA Pee Wee B girls hockey team. She was always a bright light who the girls looked up to. Many times at practice she would come out on the ice and the girls would swarm around her. I remember my daughter Janelle saying "I am a lot like Lindsay". I remember Lindsay as a happy go lucky girl who always had a smile on her face. I am deeply saddened we have lost one of the bright lights. My families thoughts and prayers are with you.
Russell Rice
March 2, 2008
Dearest Diane, Kelly and family I know you will hear this more times than you care to, but; I am so very sorry for the loss of you dear daughter and sister Lindsay. You were robbed as was she , of a life that seemed had only begun. Of all I have heard and read of her she was a unbelievable gal.
The hardest to accept is that she had so much to offer the world and many unrealised dreams fulfilled.
All I can say is ....I know your pain. I know that you are a wonderful and close family and you will help each other through this unimaginable loss. Just know, you are truly in my thoughts and prayers .
I recieved the news via Veronica. I am in Costa Rica for a month so did not know until a few days ago of your tragic loss.
May your family and friends sustain you with their strength and the beautiful memories of your dear child get you through the pain and sorrowof the days, months and years to come.
With much love and many prayers; sincerest sympathies. Helen and family
Helen Leboldus
March 1, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Lindsay was a very special person. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
February 28, 2008
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of sorrow. You must have been wonderful parents to have had such a special daughter like Lindsey. As long as you carry her memories in your heart she will always be with you.God bless you and your family.
Jane DeBow
February 26, 2008
Kelly and Dianne and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your tragic loss of your beautiful Lindsay. May the love and comfort of friends bring you strength.
Byng and Virginia Olive and family
February 26, 2008
Kelly, Dianne, Taylor and Reid
Sorry for your lose. Shocking and unimaginable the lose of some one so young and vibrant. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Auntie Mae, Barry, Marty and Kids
Marty Westergard
February 25, 2008
Kelly and Dianne

We were shocked to hear that your daughter was lost at such a young age, unimaginable. Our thoughts are with you.

Doug Kimmett and family
Doug Kimmett
February 25, 2008
Mr. & Mrs. Kimmett,
Lindsay had been working with my Company, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins doing medical book reviews for our in house editors. Please accept my deepest condolences. She was very professional and a joy to work with.
Dan Renaud
February 25, 2008
Dear Kimmett Family,
It is always a tragedy to lose someone so young in their life and full of promise. Although she is gone, she will never be forgotten. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deanna Bernstein
February 24, 2008
My deepest sympathies. Lindsay is surely on the wings of angels. What an amazing life she led, surrounded by family and friends of unsurpassed greatness.
Nancy Harrison
February 24, 2008
Dear Kelly, Dianne and Family,
I just learned of your loss and my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling! I didn't know Linds but she was obviously Loved and Cherished by family and friends. Having lost Lindsay is a loss to ever so many!!

LaRue (your old neighbor,classmate)
February 24, 2008
Dear Kelly, Dianne, Taylor & Reid,
Our hearts are breaking with your devastating loss. Your pain is so evident, and yet, you continue to think of others before yourselves. Dianne, I think a book about your enchanting girl would keep the DG's riveted forever, such is her life story! Our love and prayers are with you.
Bruce, Annie, Gillian, Brett & Emma
Annie Kendall
February 23, 2008
Dear Kelly and Diane and boys,
We were so saddened to hear of your daughter's tragic accident. We are so very very sorry. Our prayers are with you and your family, and Grandma Lorraine too.
Patti (Jerry Mossing's sister)& Brian Marcotte
February 23, 2008
Lindsay's uncle Doug is one of my dearest friends. I recall how excited he was by her interest in and then admission to medical school, her exciting career trajectory and mostly, her being a very special young woman. His grief speaks volumes to her impact on her world.
My condolences to her parents, brothers and extended family.
Dr. Stephen Fitzpatrick
February 23, 2008
Our hearts are aching for you,

Anne & John Hewitt
anne hewitt
February 23, 2008
Dear Kimmett Family
I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. I only met Lindsay once but feel that I have known her all my life after reading all the articles and attending the memorial service today. My son Joe is a second year med student with Lindsay and I met her in Punta Cana for his wedding. My other son Ben had been dating Lindsay and my heart breaks for him. I'm glad they touched each others lives, however briefly. I can only imagine your grief at the passing of your "angel". You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Shelley MacLellan
February 23, 2008
Kelly, Diane and Family;
I met Lindsay when she worked at the Crowfoot Super Drug Mart as a Pharmacy Tech. She was very capable, confident and eager to help others. Her passing truly saddens us. We know that Lindsay will always be present in your lives and the many people whom she met during her short life. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. You will be in our thoughts and prayers today and always.
Dennis & Verna Shewchuk and Family
Verna Shewchuk
February 23, 2008
Dear Kelly, Diane, Taylor & Reid,

We were so sad to hear about the loss of your daughter. Although we didn't know Lindsay, after reading her Life Story, she sounded like an amazing person. She did more living in 26 years, than most people do in a lifetime. Losing a child is devastating, and there are no words that can justify such a profound loss, but your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Don, Joanne, Jordan, Amanda & Mathew Kochan
February 23, 2008
Kimmett Family
My deepest sympathies to your entire family. What an amazing young women! You must all be so proud of her.
Dean McHarry
February 23, 2008
Kelly, Dianne & Family: We are deeply saddened to hear of your profound loss of your beloved Lindsay... there are no words that can ease the pain you must feel. We would like you to know however, that we are thinking of you at this time and our hearts go out to you and your entire family! Neil, Leanne Hilton and family
Neil & Leanne Hilton
February 23, 2008
Please Mr. Kimmett write her story in a book. You just might save peoples lives. I know that reading her obituary some how makes me want to live.
niki peter
February 23, 2008
Kelly and Dianne : We are so sorry to read of your beautiful daughter's death.It is a most tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Warren & Cherie Lyse
Warren Lyse
February 22, 2008
I'm very sorry for your loss at this terrible time. It sounds like you did a wonderful job raising her and she achieved more in her short life than most people do in a much longer time. To be so incredibly smart and popular and athletic and doing all that travelling, she packed a lifetime of loving and caring into her short time here. God must certainly have plans for her to not leave her here to accomplish all she planned on doing. Take care and keep loving each other and remember she is with you every second of every day.
Doris Trahan
February 22, 2008

Some people can live a lifetime
Without leaving a mark on their way.
Yet others live a very few years
And leave a mark that won't go away.

What is it that makes such an impact,
Like ripples in the pond?
That long after the water first was stirred,
The ripples go on and on?

It's a life that's lived for others,
Motivated by a heart to give.
For the mark of a truly great person
Is a life that is well lived.

And although she's not here in person,
Her light will continue to shine.
The things she did, the memories you have,
Will live on through the years of time.

Pleasant memories are God's antidote
To help heal a person's pain.
For when you recall their loving deeds,
You'll feel their love again!

May you also feel God's comfort
In the days and months ahead.
May He trade you joy and laughter
For every tear you shed.

Copyright by Ruth Hamm
House of Ruth
P.O. Box 1787
Cochrane, AB T4C 1B6
Ruth Hamm
February 22, 2008
Dear Kelly, Dianne, Russ, Angela, and family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your families during this very sad time. Even though I never had the privelege of meeting Lindsay, I know that she was an amazing young woman who had so much to offer this world. May you find strength and comfort from the love and support of your family and friends.
Monique Brown
February 22, 2008
The Kimmett Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Dean and the staff of JD's Auto-Tech
February 22, 2008
Although we weren't friends, I attended CHS with Lindsay and knew her in passing. I am shocked and saddened by the news of her death. I remember her as a calm, steady person. She never flaunted her grades and I never saw her put down anyone. When it was announced she would be Valedictorian, I remember everyone turned to congratulate her. She smiled humbly and blushed a bit but didn't make a big deal of it. She was kind and an amazing young lady. The world has lost something great. My condolences to her family and friends.
Cheyenne Grewe
February 22, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting Lindsay a couple of times, she seemed to have so much spirit and life. I took some pictures of her at a couple of Weddings this past year and she looked like someone I would have liked to known better.
Clay Stephenson
February 22, 2008
Dianne and Kelly,
I was so sorry to hear about Lindsay. Her Uncle Doug often spoke of her and how amazing she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this sad, sad time.
Dalene Roth
February 22, 2008
Dear Kelly, Dianne and family,
It was with much sadness that we learned of your tragedy. We remember Lindsay with her cheerful and bubbly manner, helping out at Rexall while she attended school. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. God bless you all.
Larry and Margaret Westbrook
February 22, 2008
Kelly, Dianne, Taylor and Reid

It was with profound shock and grief we learned of Lindsay’s passing. We know only too well the overwhelming shock and grief of such a loss, having lost a beloved son in similar circumstances almost 14 years ago. The worst moment of our lives was when we got the phone call every parent dreads. I only knew Lindsay from a brief time working with her at Rexall. It was quickly apparent to me that she was an exceptional young woman. The pain of her loss will spread further than you can imagine.

Take all the time you need to grieve and heal, knowing that God will see you through this dark time. The pain of Lindsay’s death will never disappear, but your happy memories of your beloved daughter and sister will grow ever more precious as life goes on.

Please accept our deepest sympathies and know we will remember Lindsay and the entire Kimmett in our prayers.

Dave and Joyce Heggie
Dave Heggie
February 22, 2008
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin & Paula Marois
February 22, 2008
Dearest Kimmett Family

Words cannot express our feelings for your loss.Please know that she will forever be with you in your hearts and memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Mike & Pam Millette and family
February 22, 2008
My deepest heartfelt prayers are with you while you grieve for your daughter Lindsay. Her grace on earth was evident in the stories I have read of her. We have shared with many cruisers to connect thru John's blog. We will all reach out from points all over the world and sea to give you the strength to celebrate Lindsay's life. Yours, Kathie Bennett
Kathie Bennett
February 22, 2008
Even though we are strangers, we are both parents of a daughter so I felt compelled to write to you. Please accept my sincere thoughts for your loss. I know words are not enough to console your tremendous grief but your chosen words for Lindsay's obituary justifies the person that she was and could have been more. Just as you are thankful for having Lindsay in your life, I'm sure Lindsay was thankful for having you as her family. Take care.
A fellow parent
February 22, 2008
Kelly, Diane and family: We were devestated to hear about your beautiful daughter. As parents, we can only imagine the pain of losing her and our hearts are full of sorrow for your loss. A bright light has gone out in this world.
Richard & Wendy Davies
February 22, 2008
Dear Kelly and family, Dave and myself were sad to hear about your daughter remember her in the every day wonders of the birds flying and the beauty around you ,as you look out your window at the world she so loved she will be with you every moment
Pat and Dave Buckler
February 22, 2008
Dear Diane, Kelly,Taylor and Reid
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this loss. Lindsey was a special girl and the world has on less angel, but you can be assured she is taking charge in heaven.
The Smith Family
Edmonton AB
Shirley Smith McLean
February 22, 2008
It is with deep regret that I offer my condolences for your daughter. Although I never new her or her family, I am deeply sadenned that such a beautiful and intelligent person is no longer with us. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this extremely difficult time.
John Llano
February 22, 2008
Kelly & Diane:

Every time I read Lindsay’s memorials and the heartfelt comments on her guestbook, tears of sadness swell up in my eyes. Lindsay was a wonderful daughter, a loving sister and a caring friend to all. She was so talented and so willing to use these skills for the betterment of mankind. Her sudden passing is so tragic and unfair.

I sincerely hope the passage of time alleviates your pain but doesn’t diminish your fond memories of her beautiful life. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Charlie Dalton
February 22, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Kimmett family.I worked with Lindsay at United Prescription Service.She was one of the kindest,smartest people I have ever know.She will be truly missed.
Marie Huard
February 22, 2008
Although I did not have the previledge to know Lindsay, she was in the same medical class and a very dear friend to my niece Candace. My heart goes out to you her family, and to my awesome niece who is devastated to lose such an incrediable friend.
Shirley Gregorash
February 22, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, I read about it on John Heald's Blog.
Suzann Schneider
February 22, 2008
Sorry for the early loss of your daughter Lindsay.
We wish you the best and we will pray for her.
Olli Fritz
February 21, 2008
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your daughter. I am 26 years old now and the story of your daughter has motivated me through and through! Thank you, Miriam
Miriam Fernandez
February 21, 2008
To the Kimmett family.

Me and my wife are fans of John Heald, my wife came home the other day and said you have to read John's blog which I did, I was so taken by the death of your daughter I couldnt believe. The lost of your daughter Lindsey can't be put in words, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We know that her life was short but you had a great daughter and you should be very proud of her and her skills she would have been a great doctor. Her memories will last you a life time, As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and all your friends on John Heald blog site.

Robert and Suzann
Robert and Suzann Schneider
February 21, 2008
Lindsay was one of the first people our daughter Lindsay met at Med School. Your Lindsay reached out and with her vibrant enthusiasm persuaded our Lindsay to join the hockey team! Being part of that team has been such a joy for her. In that and in so many other ways since then, your Lindsay has been a good friend. Although we only met her a couple of times, we have felt her love of life and her generous heart shining through our Lindsay. We keenly feel her loss and are holding you in our hearts. In compassion and sympathy,
Debbie and Mike Stockdale
February 21, 2008
Dear Mr.and Mrs.Kimmett and sons, I cannot even begin to imagine the incredible grief you are feeling or the great gulf of emptiness in your lives and your hearts.You watched over Lindsay during her precious time here and now she is watching over her family till you are together again.May the Lord take you in his arms and hold you and comfort you through this difficult time and the days ahead.
Belinda McMillian
February 21, 2008
Kelly,Diane,Taylor,Reid and your extended family...I cannot begin to tell you how much I feel for your loss and I know how you feel right now.I do know that close friends,family,time and the memories you have of Lindsay will stay in your heart forever and it will heal. Losing a child and not being able to say goodbye is the hardest thing in life for anyone to endure.Your faith and strength and the time Lindsay was in your life will always be a special treasured memory.The impact she has left on family and friends is a tribute to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Staples
February 21, 2008
Although like so many others, I have not met you but feel like I know you through John Heald's blog.
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter. She was a gem among us. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Having lost a daughter myself, I know the pain you are enduring. Keep the faith and God will pull you through. My deepest sympathies.
Gloria (Sue) Frey
February 21, 2008
Dear Family of Lindsay:

Hearing and reading of your loss through John Heald's Blog we, your 'cruising family' have been saddened greatly. Although we never had the privilege of knowing your precious daughter, we cannot fathom your pain. Trusting in the love that God has for his children, we believe that having given Lindsay to your care for such a short while, He must have wanted His most precious daughter back in His loving arms. I pray that He will bless your family and heal your hearts of this heavy burden. We will continue to pray for Lindsay and for you, her family.
Joan and Vince Kochetta
February 21, 2008
My dear Kimmets;

I read, with tears in my eyes, the wonderful words with which you described the life, the energy and the passion of your daughter.

The world is far less for her passing but God seems to have needed her more than we did.

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless you all.


Greg Baldasarri
Greg Baldasarri
February 21, 2008
We want to express our sincere condolances to the entire family at this difficult time and let you know that our hearts are with you. Velvet and Wayne
Velvet (Kimmett) Davies
February 21, 2008
What a tragic loss for your family. Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I haven't met you but am a John blogger.
Ann Wilson
February 21, 2008
I shall be at the service and my thoughts are to say take one day at a time
Rae Lunn
February 21, 2008
Dear Kimmett Family -

Although I post under many different pseudonyms on John's blog, today I come to you as myself to express my extreme sorrow and condolences on your loss of Lindsay.

Like Lindsay, I have a passion for medicine, having spent 35 years in the field. There is no greater calling that one that helps people. It is a tragic and unfortunately loss to the field of medicine and, in particular, emergency medicine that the world will be deprived of this extraordinary talent.

Please know that the entire Blog holds you in their arms at this time in your lives. May God Bless you and Lindsay and provide you comfort and guidance during this period of sorrow.
Jonathan Ketcham
February 21, 2008
John Heald shared your story with all of us. I am so sorry for your loss. Lindsay must have been your angel on earth. Her life was so full and precious, and she was rich with friends and experiences! She had so much life in her short time on earth.

I pray the Lord sends comfort to you, her family, and all her friends who mourn her loss while celebrating her life! God be with you and let Him hold you in His arms...
Kirsten Lynch
February 21, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.
Dennis & Virginia Snyder
February 21, 2008
Kelly, Diane and family,
Our daughter, Jenn, is in the 2nd year Med School class and also played on the Macaques hockey team with Lindsay. She called us last week all excited because they had won the game in overtime! Our hearts go out to you. From what we read, Lindsay was a very special person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Henry and Sylvia Barthel
February 21, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers all with all you in your time of grief.
Terry and Shirley Cornforth
February 21, 2008
To the Kimmett family,

There is no way to lessen the sorrow that you must be feeling, we wish you strength and comfort at this sad time.
Allan & Laura Houghton
February 21, 2008
Kelly, Dianne, Taylor & Reid:
We are so, so sorry to hear of your loss. Although we'd never met Lindsay what an amazing path she had created. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the Kimmett family members.
Jason & Leah McCallum
February 21, 2008
The Kimmett's
Lindsay being Valedictorian of our high school class says it all. She will always be a great role model for her achievements and her legacy will live on forever. Her kindness to everyone is amazing and she has touched all our hearts. My sister and I are happy we we’re able to play ringette with her and will never forget her kind-heartedness. She is in our prayers and our hearts go out to you in this time of mourning.
The Helle family
sara summerfield
February 21, 2008
We are so very sorry on the loss of your Daughter, you are forever in our Hearts Deb and Harold Lewis
Debbie Lewis
February 21, 2008
I am a reader of John Heald's blog and read with sadness of Lindsay's passing. What a wonderful daughter you have! May you always cherish your memories of Lindsay!
Cindy Wiley
February 21, 2008
I am a member of The John Heald Blog family. Our thoughts are with you at this time. We have travelled with our family many times over the years, now that they have left 'the nest' my wife and I still travel but what you have just experienced is something that we as parents have always in our minds when we travel. We hope that in the months ahead the memories of your daughter Lindsay will assist you to cope with your tragic loss.
Brian Swanson
February 21, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your terrible and tragic loss of your daughter. From your story of her we see that the world has lost a great person and you have lost a wonderful daughter. Our prayers are with you.
Mike & Loretta Brown
February 21, 2008
I learned of your daughter's untimely passing on John Heald's Blog. I know the pain you are feeling as I too lost my daughter at age 17 to a car accident. She too was a passenger. As you expressed in the newspaper obit, she will always be with you as is my Kim. Be strong and talk about her always. That keeps her spirit alive. God Bless you and your family.
Margie Tracy
February 21, 2008
I am a reader of John Herald's Blog and I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I can't even begin to imagine the pain of losing a child, but I can imagine it's not easy. I will keep you in my prayers. Stay strong for Lindsay, she would NEVER want to see you sad.
February 21, 2008
What a truly wonderful and beautiful daughter Lindsay was from a loving and caring family. God must have had a very special need for her in Heaven.
Susan Lott
February 21, 2008
Dear Kimmett Family,
Though I don't know you personally, I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your lovely daughter. I heard of her through John Heald, CCL cruise director. He wrote about you and your loss in his blog. All the readers of his blog look on all other readers as family. Therefore, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Hopefully wonderful memories of Lindsay will help to sustain you during this most difficult time! Sheryl Pelton
Sheryl Pelton
February 21, 2008
My heart breaks at your loss. I went to High School with Lindsay and I can still remember her speech the day of our graduation, she took a picture of the audience so that she could always remember what it was like to be there at that moment. What a Funny girl! What a great idea! It's the memories that keep people alive forever.
God Bless You
Holly Richardson-Meriam
February 21, 2008
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Lindsay must have been a wonderful peson with so much to offer the world. Please accept our condolences in you time of sorrow.
Larry & Jeri Green
February 21, 2008
Dear Kimmet Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincerest condolences to you and your extended family at this difficult time. We hope you are able to find some strength in the love your family shares and your memories of Lindsay.
Marty and Alana Staples
February 21, 2008
What a tragic loss. To say that I'm "sorry" is simply not enough. My heart is still bleeding, a couple of days after I read of your loss from John Heald.

What a terrible thing to happen while you were away... I am sure that the journey home must have been unbearable.

It seems that Lindsay led a very full life... so at least she enjoyed every minute of her too few years.
Andrew Chrysler
February 21, 2008
Kelly, Dianne, Taylor and Reid:

My heart breaks for you. Praying for peace and comfort for you all...
Dave, Joyce (Lutz) Verwoerd and girls.
Joyce Verwoerd
February 21, 2008
To the Kimmett Family,

I read about your tragic loss on John's Blog, and I am so deeply saddened for your family. Today while reading the obituary, I knew I had to take a moment and sign your guest book. Though I have never met you and probably never will, my heart goes out to you. Words cannot express the sadness that I feel, nor can I imagine the pain of lossing a child, but my families prayers are with your family at this time. The world will be a little less bright without Lindsay.

May the fond memories of the times that you had together help you heal during these very hard times.
Michael Stephens
February 21, 2008
Though I have never had the privilege of meeting Lindsay or the rest of your family, please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.

She may be gone, but there is another angel looking after all of you now
Carol Schoenberger
February 21, 2008
Kelly & Dianne, Taylor & Reid
our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Bonnie, Brian & Steven Litwin
February 21, 2008
Dear Kimmett family:

I learned of your tragic loss through John Heald's blog and thought you must be the most amazing people. Your letter to John telling him about Lindsay, thanking him for his kindness to you (especially for Lindsay's Grandmother's birthday), and asking him to make sure staff members received your appreciation spoke volumes about your character. After reading your memorial for Lindsay it is apparent that not only have you lost a beloved daughter, but the world has lost one of the really good souls. May God strengthen and comfort you throughout this trying time.

With Sympathy,
Myra Bushnell
February 21, 2008
I never knew Lindsay, however, after reading the obituary, I can tell that the world has lost a great talent. Her family will certainly be in our thougts and prayers during this transition.
Death is but a bridge between earth and Heaven. Cherish those memories of special times and know that she is waiting for you on the other side of the bridge.
Ruth Jamison
February 21, 2008
We did not know Lindsay personally, but she has touched our hearts forever. We were deeply moved by the description that you gave of Lindsay, what a wonderful person. She will be with us all forever and God will give us strength through this most difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy,
Paula and Nelson Baker, Waxhaw, North Carolina USA
Paula Baker
February 21, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you, the Kimmet family at this time of sorrow. You don't kmow me but I heard of your saddness from John Heald on his blog. I'm so very sorry on the death of your beautiful and talented daughter. Words cannot tell you how I really feel but tonight, I will kiss my daughter and pray to God that he gives you strength during this trying time.
Paul F. Pietrangelo
February 21, 2008
Dianne, Kelly & Family,
My deepest sympathies for you and your family during this time of sorrow. Those precious memories will live forever in your hearts.
Mitch Makarchuk
February 21, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
maria jose abad
February 21, 2008
Tears roll down my cheeks as I read about your precious daughter. I feel I have lost something also, even though I never met her. God bless you in your tragic loss of this beautiful girl.
Monica Rhodes
February 21, 2008
Kimmetts, I'm so, so sorry to think of the pain you must be feeling.
Casey Ferguson
February 21, 2008
I do not know Lindsay but after reading about her on John Heald's Blog I truly have missed meeting a wonderful and caring person. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and know you and your family will be in my prayers.
Joan Fredendall
February 21, 2008
Kelly and Diane, what a beautiful daughter you raised. I got to know her because John Heald shared your story. My sincere condolences and prayers for you and your family.
Darlene Couvillion
February 21, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. You and Lindsay are in our prayers.
No mere words can adequately tell you how sad we are that Lindsay did not get the chance to fulfill herlife's legacy.
Bob and Emily Means
February 21, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
BIG ED Konefe
February 21, 2008
I didn't know Lindsay, I am one of John Heald's bloggers from Carnival cruise lines, and read that you had to leave following the sudden death of your daughter. My heart goes out to you in your sorrow, and please know we are all praying for you. Linda Hernacki
Linda Hernacki
February 21, 2008
Thank you so very much for hosting last night. You show incredible strength and grace through tragedy. The evening was a testament to how much Linds was loved. My thoughts are with your family.
Melissa Brust
February 21, 2008
To the Kimmett Family,

You have our deepest sympathies at such a difficult time. We have a 25 year old daughter and after reading of your precious Lindsay, it makes us just hold on a little tighter. May you find peace in the Lord through this difficult time. God bless your family. From a member of the Freedom blog family.
Vikki Till
February 21, 2008
My heart goes out to the Kimmett family.I had the privilage of working with Lindsay. She was one of the best people i knew.
Roger Bressler
February 21, 2008
Lindsay was an amazing person, and a cherished member of our medical school class. She was one of the most fun people to hang around, and very smart, yet also modest. She would have made a wonderful physician. She was loved very much and we will remember her forever - we will miss her very, very much. Made God Bless you, Mr. and Mrs. Kimmett, Taylor and Reid, and may he bring you comfort in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeffrey Anchan
February 20, 2008
Dear Kelly,Dianne, Taylor and Reid,
My family and I are shocked and still cannot come to terms with the news of Lindsay.She came last year to Tanzania with her medic friends for a 4 week elective.She was dedicated and showed great passion for the plight of the poor and underpriveledged.She was the star of the elective - composed, beautiful and with a special sense of humour.She spent time with me in my clinic and showed eagerness to learn about tropical medicine.My family and I spent the last evening of her elective over an enchanting dinner where she was emaculately dressed.Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you.We pray to The Lord to rest her soul in eternal peace and to give you strength to withstand her loss.
Dr. L.T Khan and Family,
Dar es Salaam.
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