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January 01, 2016
Thank you so much to all that have reached out and expressed their feelings about this tremendous loss in our life. A fine young man is gone from his physical body but will live on vibrantly in our memories. Ian my son, I love you so deeply with all my heart and soul and I will continue to think of you daily...just as I did when you were alive.
December 15, 2015
We were saddened to hear about Ian's death and can't imagine the heartache you must feel. Wishing you comfort during this difficult time. You will always carry your precious son close in your heart. We pray for God's blessings on you and your family.
December 10, 2015
To all Ian's Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss of this wonderful, good-hearted son & brother, who obviously cared & struggled so much. What a wonderful message below. I trust that it will be a comfort & a guide, as you slowly make your way toward that place in a world which nevertheless seems much changed.
Sending you every blessing.
December 06, 2015
I lost my stepdaughter in 2012, in a similar way. There is no consoling a broken heart. Time pauses around you, until eventually a few years have strangely passed by and you learn to breathe again, just a little bit. I hope you find some comfort in these words below, when that time comes:

Death is nothing at all. It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Henry Scott Holland (27 January1847 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. He was also a canon of Christ Church, Oxford
December 06, 2015
December 06, 2015
We are so sorry to hear this news. I remember the youngster Ian always on the computer during our visits. We are so sorry, and send our heartfelt sympathy.
December 05, 2015
I am a Cal Poly parent that lost a son as well. I felt shock, disbelief, and a range of emotions at the sudden loss. It has been 4 years and 5 months and it still feels like yesterday. I am praying that GOD will heal your hearts as he heals mine everyday. My hope is that your friends will surround you with all their love, care and understanding to get you through this difficult time in your life. May GOD bless you abundantly.
December 05, 2015
Mary and Randy,
You are amazing people, amazing parents. There are no words any of us can say, not enough hugs we can give you to ease your sadness. If we could, you know that each of us that love you, love Ian - if we could take away even a small piece of your hurt, you know we would.

It was an honor to speak at Ian's beautiful commemoration yesterday...a day filled with sadness but also sweet memories, and even a few chuckles at Ian's antics.

Bless us all, for we will miss Ian terribly.
December 05, 2015
I don't know you and I didn't know your son, but I am a fellow Mustang parent who cares. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. I can't imagine the pain of losing him and I hope your family finds peace and healing.
December 04, 2015
I am sending prayers to your family. I hope Ian has finally found the peace he was looking for.

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