International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
That’s a wrap for #IOAD2023 – thank you to the global community that made this year’s IOAD bigger than ever.
The IOAD 2023 theme “Recognizing those people who go unseen” is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis. Learn more about the 2023 campaign here.
Time to Remember. Time to Act.
See the 2023 Event Map!
Tributes to lost loved ones
Son, father, brother, uncle, brother inlaw, cousin, nephew, grandson. You are and always will be such an integral part of our family puzzle. Without you, our puzzle can never be complete again. The missing piece leaves a space that hurts so deeply. The pain shows on mum and dads faces in a way that can’t be explained but can be felt in all our hearts. Take it easy mate your devoted sister xxxxx
... devoted sister
The poison of one pill took you from this life. You should be here.
Your smile, your hugs, your laugh, your spirit and your love for us all. You should be here. Your birthday is today. You should be here.
We all are trying to be strong.
But it’s hard; you aren’t here.
We will miss you for the rest of our lives.
We love you for always.
My Big Brother
Usually I cry, more so sob aloud to you with high hopes of you hearing me. Since you’ve found the peace your sweet, sad, tired, beautiful soul had been craving I’ve come across a few memorial and tribute pages. I usually share posts on social media dedicated to you but today Id like to try something new.
Last night I sat at my kitchen table (as if your ashes weren’t in front of me) ,with my earbuds in and cried for 4 and a half hours. In-between gasps and sobs I managed to sing while the pain escaped. I was so tired, and so sad. Anger comes in 2nd, while loneliness takes first place. I might have my children(thank you for watching over the process, ensuring nothing but victory),Tj, my coworkers, mesha(more now than ever I guess) and whoever else i physically come across through this life… But they aren’t you. They aren’t the brother I was torn from, while he was torn from me. They aren’t the brother that went through what I went through, what I’m somehow by the grace of God still go through. They aren’t MY big brother. A year and 6 months apart… Or whatever the math is…and we literally were dealt the same suit of card the minute we were given life. Except God saw you tired. He saw you fighting, but fighting alone. He saw you try your best to do right by my nephews, and every right you did, you were done wrong in return. He saw the way you lived and learned, loved and lost, and when he heard your last cry for peace he pardoned you. I’m so fucking mad but I’m so fucking glad. Feeling how I feel, knowing you felt the same way? I can’t help but be grateful that you could finally rest because big brother I get it. BUT you didn’t get the chance to have me guide you , it was stolen from us. I was given the chance to be guided by you, I was given that. Thank you for making sure I had the strength to turn down those deep dances with the devil. Thank you for waking me every time I nodded. Thank you for waking me when my light had gone out. Thank you for giving me the courage and strength to fight the fight I’ve faught, that gave me joint custody of my son. Sleep easy big Brother. I miss the missing piece of me that’s keeping me whole. SCREAMING LONG LIVE AARON SCOT BARBER-EASTON #FOREVER27 Sunrise : 1.27.93 – Sunset: 6.10.20
... Baby Sister
We all love and miss you so very much.
Your footy team won the grand final and we had a bet for you on the Melbourne cup your number 13 .
Our hearts are forever sad.
Take it easy mate.
Love Mum and Dad
... Mum and Dad
5 months since we lost you mate. Wow the pain runs so deep through our whole family. Mum and dad come up today and I gave mum some wagon wheels to put at the cemetery for you. I look at videos just to hear your voice and I ring your phone hoping you will answer. But I know you never will. You are so loved and missed. Take it easy mate xxxxx your devoted sister
Sharla Breezy Beckham
Breezy, I’m so sorry it seems as though we all have failed you. I wish I would have gotten to hug you one more time. I wish I could have saved you. You’ll always be beautiful and you’ll always be young & you’ll always be my lil brat I will never ever stop loving or missing you. This one hit the hardest. I’m sure you already know that your mom will not let you die in vain. We’re fighting for you & you already know, we won’t stop. Not ever . Love You Always, Dani
... Danielle AKA Dani
“Goodbyes are not forever; goodbyes are not the end; they simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.” – Palitha Ariyarathna
“Rest in peace, beloved friend. You are gone but never forgotten.”
Amber Eleanor Berkowski
I miss you
... Mark O’Quinn
I so wish I would have known you were battling this again. Ever since I met you I felt drawn to you. We talked numerous times for hours each time, about life and love, our past and our futures. I’m so sorry I wasn’t there to talk to you. So sorry this happened while you were alone! If I could trade places with you I would- gladly! Spread your wings and fly baby….your demons aren’t chasing you anymore! Until we meet again, my sweetness!
I know how cliche it is to describe someone as the most kindhearted, caring, loving person ever but with Jared all those things are true. He was such a lovable adorable goof ball who just actively tried to uplift everyone around him. He was such a sweet sweet soul. I miss him so much. He was so kind even though he was clearly really really hurting. He started using heroin when he was about 16 to numb that pain and then fentanyl when it took over the drug scene. I loved Jared so much so it was incredibly devastating watching what the drugs did to him. I myself have been an opiate addict but thankfully never became addicted to fentanyl. Jared couldn’t live on drugs but he also felt he couldn’t live without them. I just can’t believe that after him only being 28 for just a few hours, after we spent a whole day just laying in bed next to each other soaking in each other’s presence and talking and laughing about anything and everything that I would get a call I would never forget. I picked up the phone expecting it to be Jared saying he was ready for the appointment I was to drive him to that day. It was his mother. She explained how she had found him and how he was gone and I couldn’t believe it at first I thought I was dreaming but when I realized i wasn’t i felt my heart shatter. I adored him so much. I miss him so much. I feel such anguish and anger and a never ending whirlpool of emotions even now. Jared was special. He was the kind of person that even just being near them made you feel so much better. He radiated love and warmth and we all feel so cold now without him. I keep thinking back to his birthday and the day we spent together and how he told me he was going to be getting help and I didn’t have to worry because I just had the most ominous feeling ever and I couldn’t help but to ask him to just not do the drugs anymore – me knowing myself all to well that plea falls on deaf ears when someone is truly addicted to a substance. He tried to reassure me and say he wouldn’t die but I knew in my gut something was off that day. Jared had love and warmth for everyone but himself. It devastates me knowing how little he cared for himself because if he could’ve only seen how much he meant to me, to his mother and father, to his friends then maybe things would’ve ended differently. Jared was the light and the warmth in whatever space he occupied and now that he’s gone it’s really tough to want to keep on going. I know for a fact I am not the only one who feels that sentiment.
We all love you. You brought a light into the lives of everyone who knew you. We didn’t have the forever we promised each other and I truly wanted to spend the rest of my life with you but since you’re gone now I will never not cherish all the memories good and bad over the few years our love had to live. Your mother, your father, your friends and I were all hoping one day you would really feel and accept how special and important and loved you are because you deserved to feel how you made everyone around you feel. Everyone keeps telling me that they haven’t completely succumbed to their grief by hanging on to the hope that wherever you are that you finally do feel that love and you’re at peace and you are not only content but completely unburdened by everything you once were and you are finally able to be truly happy. I’m not really religious but I can wholeheartedly say that If there is a god you most definitely were a godsend and now you are an angel. We all miss you so much. We all love you so much. We can’t wait to see you again. I look forward to the day we get to laugh again about how lanky you are and how utterly short statured I am by comparison. I can’t wait to tell you in person that I love you and tease you about being a walking talking tree just so you can laugh and pat me on the head again and tell me that if I took my platforms off I’d be too short for you to even hear what I said because I’d be so far away. I adore you and hope for everlasting tranquility and happiness to radiate around you and flow through you just as you had done. You are radiant and you continue to shine even if at the moment your light is not able to reach us. You are the embodiment of warmth, a warmth this world now lacks. We really miss you.
Every breath I take is unbearable. It hurts my heart with every inhale and exhale. Fentanyl claimed my sons last breath on October 10th 2023. He was 25 years young. His father came home from work and found him in his room. All I keep thinking about is my son suffered by himself.
After notifying his FB friends about his death, I never realized just how many people my son poured his love, smiles, friendship, and zeal for life into people. I had personally spoken with a few and read that he actually saved their life. I’m honored and humbled but in the same sense I became bitter. If my son saved their life, why couldn’t I or anyone have saved his? I know, horrible for me to think. I feel horrible because I wondered where I missed the ball. I had just talked to my son the night before and we were laughing and me saying “my baaaabyyyy” never missing a moment to say I love you.
My heart is torn into a MILLION pieces. I miss my son. I begged almighty God to please wake me up because I don’t like this dream. Sadly, it’s a reality.
I find myself all over the place, screaming crying out. I want my son! Please anyone reading this, please keep me lifted in prayer.
My prayers to any parents who have to bury your child before you: May the Lord keep you covered in his tender wings, protect you, wipe your weeping eyes and remind you he will never leave you nor forsake you. In Jesus name. Amen.
... Devastated momma
My 24 year old son Nick Rucker
Nick was killed on April 23, 2021 after splitting half a pill he believed to be a Percocet, that one pill was actually one of millions of Counterfeit Pills made entirely of fentanyl and binder powder made to mimic pharmaceutical pills. He had no idea he was about to consume the deadliest poison to ever be a part of the drug supply. He had never heard of fentanyl or even narcan. Please tell everybody you know about Fentanyl Poisoning so it doesn’t happen to someone you love!!
... Nick’s Mom Angela Marie
My big brother Vinny was taken far too early from this world at only 21. He will forever be missed. He was such a strong kid. He loved and cared so hard and never failed to put a smile on your face. We will forever spread awareness for you.
My mom,dad and uncle
I don’t have a memory of drugs not being a part of my life when I was five my amazing father died in a car accident with drugs in his system. Not a year later my uncle died of an overdose. This August my mom passed of a fentanyl overdose leaving me a orphan a month before being 18 I will forever miss my family and wonder what my life and theirs would have been like without drugs
Conner My son
My son Conner suffered from ADHD. He was prescribed Adderall which he quit taking because he felt like a zombie. Months later he started taking oxycodone illegally he was in active addiction for two years. June 29,2022 I lost my youngest child of four he was 23 yrs old. He passed from fentanyl poisoning! Conner was very positive person never bad mouthed anyone. He loved to hear about people’s difficulties in life and tried helping who he could. Conner had such a huge heart He told me once he would like to be a therapist and talk with people. My family and I have lost a beautiful soul! I’m missing him every single minute of every day! So so hard! I pray for all you moms and dads who have lost a child! Sending love!
CJ Adams (Calvin L. Adams, Jr)
CJ, my son, was 22 years old, when I found him dead from a fentanyl overdose. I always thought cystic fibrosis would kill him, never thought he would die from an overdose! He knew it was fentanyl he was doing and had recently went to rehab and a sober living facility. Fentanyl took him and I never got to say goodbye. I don’t understand it. It’s been 3 months and still doesn’t feel real. I love you CJ you will always be my baby boy and I know I’ll see you again in heaven, but this still is the worst thing ever. We all love and miss you so much! 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
... Janele L
Lover and friend of 10 years. You passed suddenly and accidently from an overdose of fentanyl laced heroin on January 9th 2023. And I found your body. I miss you.
... Holly W
John Clarence Frank Jr.
My dad, John Frank, died on June 10th 2020 of Drug Overdose. In the midst of a global pandemic, where the world had already changed so much, ours stopped spinning. Dad had struggled with addiction in many many forms over his life. From alcohol, then painkillers. What apparently no one knew is that the limited access to opiates caused him to start using an over the counter drug called imodium. He subsequently succumbed to that use and died in his sleep, of overdose.
My Dad was funny, hilarious some may say. He’d laugh so hard sometimes he’d have full tears and just that energy would make someone not knowing the joke, full of laughter and ease. He never one time met a stranger and could talk to anyone like he had known them for ages. He was skilled in painting and carpentry. His love for country music has been passed down to my brother and I, as well as his slight southern drawl. He had 2 wonderful biological children who worshiped him, bringing me to Jacob. Jacob had a bond with my dad that not even his sudden and untimely death could stop, they called it E.S.P. Then, there’s me, Haley. My dad and I could never quite see eye to eye after the age of 15. We are alot alike. Stubborn, driven, and emotional. He also had that same ESP for me, knowing almost immediately if I was suffering in silence. My dad had a big life, many people who loved him and would have done everything they could’ve to help him through. Addiction was
a small piece of his life, but it took everything. Today I honor my father by sharing his story. By being loud and not ashamed. If love could’ve saved him he would’ve lived forever.
Long Live JCF.
4 months today miss you more each day and wishing we could turn back the clock
Love you always
TAKE IT EASY MATE
The Whirlwind and the Tumbleweed.
A whirlwind comes from whence nobody knows, With a promise of breeze but really hurricane blows. It has no compass, no resistance, and a force all it’s own, so it goes. Upon the poor tumbleweeds who spin n churn ending up who knows. The poor tumbleweed,ba ball of fury, rage and pain, rolling over n over again and again. Never to root, nor rest, just be blown across the plain. Until the tumbleweed is burst upon a rock to end the pain. The whirlwind owes the tumbleweed foes for their broken limbs and dust the final poor tumbleweed pose. Addiction and humans nature already shows….the relationship of Whirlwind to Tumbleweed.. nobody really cares But Heavenly Father knows. Jesus silences the wind and picks up broken tumbleweed, washes blood off His stone…and carries it all back to His throne. Love anyway is what one must do, when whirlwind and tumbleweed pass your life thru. And if you must be the Rock to catch all hell too; there is no greater pain than Loving and Loosing you.
To my wife Tara from your husband Dale
Jason Tyler Street (Stokke)
1/24/79 – 6/6/23
Jason Tyler, you were absolutely amazing! My heart belonged to you from the day we met. I lost such a huge part of myself when you left this earth and I miss you everyday. I love you more than words can say. You were my best friend, my partner, my future husband.. saying goodbye to you was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Rest in peace baby.
Beverly and Leslie
I never knew the depths of your drug addictions. I’m sorry. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you girls. I will love you forever. Life seems to come full circle for all of us… It’s just never easy.
... Barbara Dunn
My Daddy; Richard Paul Warren
Without a Father..
Things shouldn’t be the way they are,
It’s hard to explain the way I feel,
It’s been hard, but to this day,
Your being gone doesn’t seem that real.
I don’t know if there’ll ever be a day,
I can go through without a tear,
It’s so hard to face the facts,
It’s so hard without you near.
I lie down at night, sobbing hard,
It’s impossible to hold it in,
Having you with me, throughout my life,
Is a game that I just can’t win.
There so many things going through my head,
I can still remember it as clear as day,
Doing my job, when Mom walked in,
I know what she was going to say.
I looked in her eyes, and I felt it down deep,
Scared of what I was going to hear,
You were in the hospital and it didn’t look good,
So immediately, we were on our way there.
Tears started falling hard down my face,
The car seemed to be going so slow,
I wanted to find out how you were doing,
But inside I was afraid to know.
I didn’t know what to expect, as I walked in the room,
Til I die, I’ll never forget that night,
Watching you lie there, bloody and shaking,
Praying to God you were putting up a fight.
The next days were calmer, more things under control,
I woke up and went to sleep with a prayer,
You were so convinced that nobody loved you,
But daily and nightly everybody was there.
I’d have given my life, to see your eyes open,
Hold me close or to call out my name,
Everything happened so fast and unclear,
And I know my life will never be the same.
A couple days passed, not too much time,
When the decision came in that was made,
They told me you were gone, and that it was over,
After that, everything just began to fade.
Life began to blur, things seemed unreal,
I couldn’t believe this was happening to me,
So many things happening in life,
And none of which you’ll be able to see.
Graduating High School, in which you’ve always had faith,
Getting married and growing real old,
All of these things in which I wanted you with me,
My life was only beginning to mold.
You had left your three children, all still growing,
Along with your mother whom is taking this hard,
A grandson, only months old, will never get to know you,
All of our lives will forever be scared.
So many people you have left behind hurting,
So many things it’s too late for me to say,
I’m still only a teenager, now without a father,
I can’t understand why it must be this way.
Times going on slowly, each days a challenge,
I just want you to know you still have all my love,
Your not here with me in person, but just make me a promise,
You’ll never stop watching me down from above.
... Your little girl, Kristen
My dear brother from another mother
The days have been long and it not the same it seems as if, my whole world stood steel I’ll never forget you my friend , Tim rest n peace my friend
Izac E Babilonia
It’s been a little over 4 months since your soul left this earth, and not a day has passed that I don’t miss you. You were so loved, by more people than you knew & I wish you were still here. It still feels like a bad dream that I’ll wake up from & I’ll see your name pop up on my phone again with something goofy. You were one of the best friends I’ve ever had, I got a tattoo for you so you can still come on adventures with me. We never did make it to Denver, but I promise I’ll get us there. I know your soul was too bright & beautiful & creative for this world, so I hope you’re finally at peace. I love you forever buddy.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, please – get help.
Robert ( Robby) A. Booker, Jr.
This tribute is to our son Robby. He passed away December 5, 2022, of an accidental overdose of cocaine lased with fentanyl at the young age of 34. He is survived by his father, mother, fiancé’, sister, three brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of friends who misses him dearly. He was a joy to be around. You wouldn’t know if he felt down or was having a bad day, he would always crack a smile and try to make you laugh. On June 11 of this year, he would have been a proud father of a baby boy.
... Robert Booker, Sr.
My daughters, Darlene and Angel Fiorentino
Angel and Darlene were born 2 years apart, died 2 years apart at the same age, 30 years young.. Both girls extremely blessed with beauty and an even more beautiful heart. Caring ,kindhearted ,loving mothers you would never suspect ever did drugs. Not what you see on TV. Cared more about others than they did themselves. Died because of fear that someone would find out. Fear of prosecution or persecution relapsed alone no one to save them cuz they didn’t want anyone to know. Things need to change! The victims are not the criminals. they shouldn’t be scared into dying alone because of fear or shame of someone finding out.. Lock up the dealers they’re the ones murdering our kids victims need help and understanding. Society needs to stop the stigma and stereotyping and start understanding. Last time I talked my oldest daughter she said the government was putting fentanyl in the heroin to kill off the drug addicts cuz they’re an expense to society. I said yeah and covid-19 was to kill off the elderly to balance out social security. And laughed it off. I thought she was just conspiracy theorying. She’ was voluntarily going into a rehab that day. . They let her go home in 30 days without giving her any warnings for reminders about her tolerance knowing most people relapse in 30 days isn’t long enough. Too many rehabs just in it for the money don’t care about our kids. I didn’t even know she was home until it was too late. She died relapsing on heroin with fentanyl in it that night. I have three simple apps I call, “Angel apps, ” after my first daughter that died. to help save lives.
... Paul Grieving father
Jeff was a father a comedian a very loyal friend.
I miss you more than I could ever have imagined Gripper. I’d give anything to turn back time. I love you.
Christian was a happy child, always joking around, goofy, and making everyone around him laugh and smile. As a young boy he played baseball and football and in high school he was on the track team where he threw shot put and discus. He was a reluctant model for his mother’s photography classes but had the biggest, best smile. He adored his siblings, and they always had a great time being together (well almost always, there was that one time he needed stitches after a skirmish). . On November 13, 2020 he became a father, to the light of his life, his daughter Ivy Quinn Weisz. Christian had found the job that suited him best, father. Christian loved Ivy with all his heart and soul. To watch them together was to understand a father daughter bond that was truly precious. Ivy loved being with him and to watch her eyes light up when she saw him was truly a vision to behold. It truly breaks our hearts that he has left her and the rest of us way too soon. To know Christian was to love him and our world will never be the same without him. His light burned too brightly and was extinguished way too soon. We will love you forever and ever.
... Glenda Carmack
Tim, you will always be my best friend and a man who never let me down or abandoned me. I work with people in recovery now to honor your death. May the angels surrounding you hold you in their wings until I come to meet you one day.
I lost my son 2/22 to a fentanyl overdose, he was so much more than an addict, he was kind and funny and hardworking and I miss him so much, love you BW
Jeffrey M Tarzwell
Please watch over and keep us safe as we support those who must find the strength to fight this horrible thing called addiction.
Love you with all my heart.
Rest easy mom.
Remembering a young man who loved his daughters, parents, wife and family💜💜💜
... Christina Sanchez
Jacob R. Pesanti
I am a SON,
I am BROTHER,
I am a GRANDSON,
I am a NEPHEW & COUSIN
I love Montana and the outdoors.
I am deeply loved and missed!
8/28/1995 – 7/23/2023
Everybody misses you, Everyone feels the pain
Of loss and grief and misery, of never seeing you again.
We worry that we failed you, We’re scared we let you down, And although you decided to leave us, We wish you were still here now.
We wonder if we could have done more, Even though we know we tried, We understand this is forever, We feel empty, deep inside.
If only we each could have told you That we love you, one more time.
If only we hadn’t lost you, If only this weren’t goodbye.
Maria Teresa Madia
I miss all the light and love you bought to the world. You tried to get recovery and I know life just kept coming at you. You were an amazing artist and an amazing thinker. Your Spirit so big. I look for you in all that is good. You’re still my courage in the dark times. Always loving you. You would be so proud of your baby girl! Amina is amazing just like you.
Jose Antonio Vasquez
Jose on August 4,2021 at 9:17 pm, my life changed from happiness to pure devastating grief. Everyday I wait for your return but yet you never come. I will love your forever. I will save lives because of your death on Grass Day and every day.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think about your beautiful smile and miss your hugs. Your compassion for others was so special, you touched so many lives and I am so happy to have you in mine for 21 years. Changes will be made in your honour on how prescriptions are returned to pharmacy’s. Love and miss you every day my sweet boy xoxox
... Kristina Morino
We miss you more than you know. Every day hurts a little more without you but it’s one more day closer to seeing you again. Rest In Paradise sweet girl. KB 9-13-1994/8-2-2021
Avery Costley February 1995-April 2023
Passed from a fentanyl overdose.
He was a kind gentle soul who loved animals, family, video games, movies and motorcycles. He is missed by so many. Fly high Avery
Glad for you that your pain is gone. I am grateful for the 39 years you shared with me. Be at peace now.
My son was kind and loving, hard working. He wanted to get better and help other people with the horrible disease of addiction, I lost him on 2/15/2022 I miss him and love him so much
Samantha Lyn Keegan
Beloved daughter and sister. Samantha will be remembered for her love and kindness, her ventless and her braveness fighting this gut wrenching disease of addiction. We miss her with every breath we breath.
He was a loving son and father. He left behind a family that adored him, that included a 3 year old daughter and 4 year old son. They were his universe. Sadly, some issues that pressed him that created his desire to self medicate instead of sharing his stresses, created the stage for a drug poisoning. We miss him every day. Bryson, we love you.
My beautiful talented boy, Jonathan Newman passed away of an overdose on June 20, 2023.
Jonathan was an awesome guitar player and singer. He had the biggest heart. He would literally give you the shirt off his back.
Leaving a huge circle of loved ones behind, he is missed so much.
Dec 15, 1997 to Feb 18, 2017
I miss you everyday. When you died I felt that my heart would never be able to heal. I say say your name with pride and trudge forward to fight Overdose.
Time is now to end the Stigna and Shame!
Ryan Montgomery Lewis
Because YOU existed. Because YOU matter. Because YOU made a difference. Because YOU made an impact. Because of YOU, I am a better person.
I love you and miss you more every day.
Because of you♡
We miss you dearly, and nothing fills your void. You always said there was beauty in the struggle, and you fought so hard at times, now we fight our broken hearts and you are finally free. You lit up every room you ever entered, your spirit was so warm we all loved our Kate-Kate. I will meet you one day at the gates baby girl. forever25
I don’t know what to say, I just lost you in July and I don’t believe my grief will ever end. I had the happiest moments of my life with you. I’m blessed to have loved and to have been loved by you.
Andy, my love, I miss you every second of every day. I miss you so much. You weren’t supposed to leave me yet. We were supposed to have so much more time together. It all happened so quick I still can’t quite grasp you’re really gone. But I know you’re with me and watching over me. You’d be so proud of me baby I’m 76 days clean today. I’m doing what you wanted for us baby. I’m actually doing it. Me and your mom still talk, we’ve grown pretty close. I wish you were still here sometimes I catch myself having to remember you’re not coming home. I’m not getting another phone call. I love you Andrew Christopher Tharp. You’ll always be my soul mate, love of my life, and best friend. For eternity baby just like we promised
Austin Blake Bordeaux
My Son its been 5 years now since we lost you and had to say Goodbye to you. I miss you more than words could ever express . I love you son always have always will. Everyone in our family misses you . We are incomplete without you .my heart is forever broken . The day you died you took s huge piece of my heart with you. The pain is still as raw today as it was the day i lost you. If love could have saved you , you would still be alive today .. i love you i love you soo much ! Love you forever , MOM
... Danielle ( Mom)
Dalton Lee Condra
My son who passed 11/4/22 at the age of 26. I miss you so much.
Bubby, your light still shines brightly through the many, many lives you touched. We carry you in our hearts daily and we miss you more than words can say!
We love you to heaven and back.
... Mom & Dad
In heartfelt memory of my beloved son, John—always in my thoughts and forever missed….
Christina R. Lindberg
To my sister who we lost in April 2020 due to Drug Overdose, you are missed by so many but you will never be forgotten and always be remembered! I love you so much always and forever Big Sis 💜
My cousin, my best friend, my sister, i miss you every day, 7 years since you left this plane of existence at 22 years old. . some days are rougher then others I hope you have found peace. i love you tay tay
Ricardo Jr Rodriguez
To my nephew who couldn’t fight his battle with drug addiction. He died on an overdose to soon. He was 36year old . RIP Richie 08/31/2023 😓
Thank you for being part of my journey. I miss you.
Robert Wayne Cooper Jr.
A loving and loved, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Cousin and soo much more! You will be forever missed and in our hearts always!
I miss you everyday not a day goes by that your not missed and on my mind I love you little brother rip 10-01-2017
On March 16, 2022 I lost my son (my big baby boy) to an accidental overdose. My heart has been shattered since. Christopher was a kind, loving, caring, and charismatic young man. He always had a huge smile on his face no matter what! He was judged by many because of his struggle with addiction. I never ever gave up on my son. God knows how I fought for him. I was always there for him and that’s what gives me peace. He fought so hard to stay sober for himself, his babies, his big brother, his grandmother, for his tio’s and for me! His depression, anxiety and mental illness was too much for him. He was sober eight months before his passing. Please be kind when you see an addict, they’re fighting a tough battle. It can happen to anyone. Today on National Overdose Awareness Day and every day I honor you my love. I love you and miss you everyday. Te amo mi bebe bello!#nationaloverdoseawarenessday 💛🌻💔
... Zoraida (MOM)
We miss you every day. You made a difference in your 27 years of life and will always be remembered by those who love you.
... Mom & Dad
In memory of my brother. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him. I love you, Mikie. Can only imagine what it will be like when we are reunited.
... Missy DalBon
You will forever hold a spot in my heart for as long as I live. 🖤💜🖤 Never in a million years did I think this would be you…
I miss you my friend.
... Jon S
Thirty years has gone by, but you’re always in my thoughts.
Much loved and missed every day.
... Little Sis
You will always be remembered and loved! You are so very missed by everyone
... Joell beaton
We miss your wonderful smile and loving hugs but our memories of you are always with us.
... Mom & Dad
All of those taken too soon
Today I’m so angry at this disease, called addiction.
To those who were taken too soon.
To their loved ones left grieving.
To those still in active addiction. Enslaved to their addiction.
And to the warriors and butterflies in recovery.
Those who are struggling
From a person struggling with you, don’t do it at all. It’s not worth it, please think twice before doing such harm to yourself. There are many people who care for you, you may not realize it but they do care and will support you every step of the way. Do not be afraid to reach out for help, even if you cannot ask for help – this is not the way to get your help. It will come to you eventually, keep on hanging on and care + love yourself, people will love and care for you when you cannot do so yourself. Whoever is struggling, I love you very much – you can do it and you will grow up and strive for your best life.
Miss you so much. Can’t believe your gone still. It’s been 6 years plus and I still feel the pain when I first lost you. We love you so much. Til we meet again my sweet angel.
Ryan Wayne Orcutt
A dim shadow falls upon a grieving mother whose heart aches for her son, but a bright light shines once again when memories return. Miss you so much. I look forward for when we reunite. Forever34. Forever your Mom.
Bryson Hunter Strom
Was the father of my 2 children, the love of my life and his passing devastated many. He was smart, witty, and strived for a successful life. He will forever be missed.
My dear little brother I wish you knew how much you are missed. Your brilliant mind, your boisterous laugh and your beautiful face. You are thought of daily and none of us will ever be the same. Look down on us and keep us safe from this evil that keeps taking such beautiful souls. We love you bubba.
... Melissa Adamson
Dear God of All, We come to you grieving with broken hearts over our loved one who has become the victim of an overdose. Our sorrow knows no depths as we consider the preciousness of the life lost and the cruelty of the addition and the terrible accident that robbed them of a good life and cause their death.
You rode faster than your guardian angels could fly, brother. You and deeply loved and missed. I have your dogs.
I miss you every second thank you for teaching me to listen with my heart rather than my ears save a spot for me love you to the moon and saturn 🪐
I will carry you in my heart forever and always. Rest easy my friend.
Shakhel Lee Gray
A colleague, a part of a family, a nephew, cousin and a really great friend.
That’s Shakhel Lee Gray ‘till the end.
He had a very loving heart
That’s why he was loved since the start. He came in quick (Speedy) as quick as He had to depart.
A loving husband and oh how she stole your heart ❤. You were one of the most responsible Fathers and Man.
He would do anything for his family and showed his love the best way that he can .
He did everything he could and worked hard to reach for his dreams and reap a reward in this life at just age 23.
With so much dedication and passion He left a hole in our hearts
But also he aided us by leaving a big contribution to our mission.
MENTAL HEALTH IS REAL!
The pain and sickness he felt inside
He kept to himself and would hide.
His reassuring words, that say “he’s alright .”
Guess he didn’t want us to worry and be in dismay.
In the end though he wasn’t able to survive and Fentanyl Poisoning took his life. This suddenly left us all in disbelief and surprise
It’s sad we weren’t able to say goodbye or just see your smile one last time. Especially his twin daughters, Mom and Sister who couldn’t help but cry.
Thank you so much for all the memories.
There’s a lot of moments that we can reminisce to always keep your memory alive
You may now rest in peace, in tranquility but now you can worry no more.
With God’s promise we can all find comfort in knowing, we’ll all see each other again one day and until then, please prepare the heavens and always shine down on us from above.You truly were our light here on earth and now from the heavens above.
Forever Loved and never forgotten!!
Arnie & Josh
7/6/2000 and 2/12/2019 were the hardest days of my life. I know you are at peace and look forward fo seeing you both again.
Chaz “Mikey” Simpson
It’s been almost 5 months now since I got the worst phone call of my life. My worst nightmare came true, losing you. I got the autopsy report back a few days ago and it confirmed you died from a fatal alcohol and fentanyl combo. Fentanyl or opiates were never your drug of choice. You lost your dad young to heroin and swore that would never be you. Porter is almost 2 now and still looks exactly like you. She even gives these looks that makes us all “that’s Mikey”. Raising our daughter without you brings new challenges to my life and I wish you were here every day. It breaks my heart knowing how much you loved her and how she won’t get to experience your silliness, contagious laugh, and wild antics first hand. I promise to never let her forget you because I know I won’t. I miss my partner in life. The one who saved me, the one I talked to every day, the one I will never forget. Your memory is present no matter where I go or what I do. You impacted so many peoples lives and I only hope to spread awareness in honor of you. I’ve been working with men & women struggling with substance abuse for my last OT clinical rotation. They remind me of you too much, but I hope and pray your story reaches out to them. You are the light that will never go out in our lives. We love you so much. I miss you with every inch of my soul.
I hope you’re in peaceful place now after so many years of battling for us.
Hadi Mahmoud, My Brother
Miss you each and every day brother, I’m going to make you proud someday. A brother’s love is a brother’s love.
... Mahdi Mahmoud
Cameron Lee Hadighi
We miss you terribly Cameron 🙏🏻 thank you for being a wonderful son for 32 years. Your smile would light up a room. Your laughter was contagious! We want you to know how much you are loved forever son🙏🏻💗
Thank you so much for your service for responding to those who need it.
I want to pay tribute to my son, Terry Chafin, who, I found dead from an heroin overdose on November 21, 2018. Terry was 26 yrs old and had his whole life ahead of him. He had 17 months of abstinence, one week before he died. He was a precious, kind, thoughtful, sweet human being and is so very missed by so many. He was a closet user and because of that, very few people even knew he was an addict. It was the hardest thing I have ever gone through and I pray that no other parents ever have to go thought that. I know I’ll get to see him again one day, as I know he loved Jesus and had a personal relationship with him. I look to the clouds often and tell him I miss him.
I miss my baby boy every hour of every day! He was such a light in so many lives. He had 19 months sober a week before the overdosed. I found him on the morning before thanksgiving, it is a day I will never forget. I never knew pain until that day. Terry was a king, caring, considerate, sweet and wonderful human! He is so missed my so many! I will see him again one day as he loved his Jesus with all his heart. We will continue to live only because that is what he would have wanted. It would be so easy to just give up. 26 is way too young to die. Your family loves you so much my sweet Terr-Bear!
It was ruled accidental but the pain is the same and the absence is the same.
Your brother misses you terribly.
Brett Vincent Foster
My beautiful wonderful son !!! You left us on January 7th, 2012….It feels like yesterday !! Your now in heaven with your father and little brother !! You tried sooo hard to get off of Opiotes !! We went to see Dr. Sponagle at Ellis Hospital in Tarpon Springs, Florida so that you could go thru the blood cleansing that was supposed to cure you….Remember Brett, you saw a program on “DR. PHIL” and we jumped at the chance !! It cost us $15,000 dollars…What a racket !!!! How many people capitalized off of this addiction…..Criminal !! I am still sooo angry at what this nation failed to do to protect its people.
I love you my son and miss you terribly !!!
It’s been 16 years now and my heart aches like it was yesterday. I wish that anyone had been with you when you OD’d to give you one more chance to get sober. I’ll miss you until the day I die. Love you still sis.
Chris was the most amazing, confident, carefree person we have ever known. Ask him anything and he would know just what to say. He brought a smile to everyone’s face, always made people happy when they were around him. He was everyone’s best friend. He will be missed by so many people.
Chris.. your smile, your humor, your wit, your caring ways, your intelligence, just everything about you is something we will truly miss. You were a shining star and will continue to be our shining star watching over all of us.
We love you so much and will miss you each and every day that goes by.
Rest in peace until we all meet again.
... Aunt Maria and Uncle Rob
I love and miss you fc keep watching over us 💔🥺
... iliana Fontan
Curtís Andrew Tabolotney
To my beloved boyfriend, life partner and future husband, whom I miss with all my soul, with his beautiful eyes full of hope and joy, his jokes and his inexhaustible energy as a child, intelligent, handsome, loved by his old friends from the high school and family I will carry you in my mind and my heart until we meet again, I love you and I will always love you.
You are missed every day!!
Mama, I miss you everyday, I will recover so loud that everyone will hear and I hope someone will want to join me in this journey.
... Joshua Wie
It’s been almost 3 months of missing you, not hearing my phone ring from you to say hello, not driving together somewhere, not having you attend dinner and family events, and not creating more memories. But the memories I do have will last forever. I wish I was there for you the moment you left. My heart is forever broken. I miss my kind, funny, handsome, smart and loving son. So many people love you honey – your brother, your sister, your dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and your pal pooch who we treat like gold! I and everyone else will always love you forever and your memory will be kept alive. Remember that! You made a wonderful impression on everyone. You are my guardian angel now watching over me and your loved ones. I know you are here with me, I see your signs and love them so keep them coming! I know you are in heaven making some music and doing your photography and making everyone laugh. You were so good at anything you tried from playing the saxophone in grade school to singing and playing guitar in a rock band. Rest in peace my angel ! I love you always and forever, until we meet again, your loving Mom.
We love u so much! Miss u everyday! You’ll never know the impact u had on our lives. Xoxo
Frank Anthony Sanella
I just want you to know that you are truly missed, and thought of everyday. It was very unfortunate that this disease got a grasp on you, and this time it did not let you go! Your mom, your family, and me your best friend, think of you every day!
I miss you more than you know “Road Dog.” I am not angry with you, but I am angry with this disease that unfortunately has taken so many lives, and important people away from their families. Fly safe my friend!
... Linda Jo
Your smile and contagious humor will always be a memory that will last forever ❤️
My son, Spencer
Your life was cut far too short from one pill of Suboxone nearly 11 years ago. You are forever loved and missed. Oh how your sister, dad and I miss you.
Torru, Eli, Riley, Koda and Little Jim
Torru was my dad. I hope that he is happy and I miss him.
The rest were my friends. I’m sorry you chose the wrong path, but. it is helping me with my recovery. I miss all of you. I wish you were here, all of you. I believe in myself now. I am getting better, and will not make the same mistakes… In Jesus’ name, Amen
Victims of Substance Abuse
I may never know your situation or what exactly you’ve been through. I’ll never know the painful, traumatic, harsh, and difficult things you’ve experienced but what I will say is that I know it’ll get better. Life is filled with a lot of negativity but there’s also a lot of positivity as well. There will always be both but of course it won’t be 50/50. As long as you find your foundation of what makes you happy, then you’ll be alright. It doesn’t have to be a lot or extravagant but something that’s meaningful to you personally. Stay strong and I believe in you. You got it.
I pray for everyone who is affected by this cause and I want you to know that you can get over anything through God yes it will be hard because it is reality but deep down you got this you are in control I love you
There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t miss you! You were poisoned and killed and it’s so unfair. I tried so hard to save you but the mental health and addiction robbed you. You’d be so proud of your beautiful daughter. We love you and miss you.
... Your sister, Hollie
Jessica Taylor Kuipers
Tragically, my daughter died from an overdose of methamphetamines. Her final breath was taken at 1:25am on August 31, 2018 barely over 2 months after her 20th birthday.
The irony of this day is definitely not lost on me. It was only today in 2023 that I knew this date was International Overdose Awareness Day.
Connor Fredrick White
To my loving son who lost his life to Fentanyl poisoning at the age of 17 in 2021, we miss you everyday my angel.
Everyone in the road of recovery
Stay strong, your journey matters so take it easy a step a day. You’re capable and resilient, you’re never alone in this. You’ve got this!
Amanda L Onischuk
Today is 14 yrs since you left this world, my darling daughter. You are forever in our hearts and minds, Am. Your brief 25 yrs here has impacted so many to this day. We will never forget the beautiful energy that was YOU.
Until we meet again in the Afterlife. I love you.
Thank you for your selfless service to people in need. God bless you.
Danielle M Swain Smith
Not a day goes by that something doesn’t remind me of you. A smell, a laugh, a twinkle in your daughters faces. The smile on your baby boy’s face is the spitting imagine of you. I was so ignorant about addiction at the time. I forever tried to keep you straight. I thought if you trusted me more than anyone that you would tell me when you were struggling and wanting to go back on the pills. For years Danielle I didn’t give you enough tough love. Maybe I felt responsible for your addiction because I divorced your father. I didn’t feel as though I fought hard enough for you. Maybe just maybe I wasn’t a good enough Mother to you….I know all things are not true. it was and will always be my mind trying to give reason to something that didnt have a reason. I know that you didn’t feel heard, or seen. I know you felt held back every-time you tried. Let down by everyone you ever trusted. You gave up and you gave in. I hope you know I didnt give up on you. I won’t give up on you now and I differently didn’t give up on you then. I will raise your daughters, I will love them as if I myself gave birth to them. I will do absolutely anything and everything I need to do be help them break that cycle. I will never ever let them down. In your honor they will know you, all of you. Not the sweet loving parts. I will forever as long as I breath make sure all your children know just how much you loved them and I explain to them that Mommy didnt give up on you. She gave up on herself.
I will love you until my last breath and then I will love through the rest of eternity. For you are my child, my daughter, my 1st born, my gift from God himself.
Forever & Always
... Momma Dukes
Families of overdose victims
Thank you for being there for those who have experienced overdose. Your strength and commitment to those you love does not go unnoticed.
Remember that you’re stronger than you think, and you’re never alone in your journey. Each step you take is a triumph, and your resilience is inspiring. Keep believing in yourself.
Laura Renee Bowles-Butler
For my sister who lost her life June 10th due to fentanyl. She struggled for many years and although help was offered her, she couldn’t find her way out. She loved her family, especially her daughter Sierra. She had the best sense of humor, was a great baker of zucchini bread, and had a special knack with plants and flowers. Even in the midst of addiction, she would make sure to reach out on my birthday, August 31st. I miss her and will always wish I could have done more. I love you Laura.
... Jennifer Newman
People trying to overcome drug addiction
I motivate you to avoid drug addiction in order to having a better future.
I would like to encourage the people who has lost their child because of drug overdose. I really encourage the fact that losing someone and continuing the life as before.
Jimmy, I think about you every day. Your energy and presence and intelligence and talent and humor and EVERYTHING. You stole the attention from any room you ever walked into. I miss you and I wish you were still here. 💔 I wish you could be here in this physical world for your family and your son. But I’m so glad that you got to have the gift of parenthood. I know you wanted that. I will never forget you Jimmy.
Hey there!!! I just wanted to say that you are doing a fantastic job!! Please keep up the good work and know that people are counting on you !!!
Hey there!!! I just wanted to say that you are doing a fantastic job!! Please keep up the good work and know that people are counting on you !!!
We miss your beautiful face, your loving kindness and your spunky spirit.
... joy Gaertner
Chris was funny, smart, curious, and caring. He was my nephew, my friend, my connection to everything that was cool. He was a natural leader with charisma and charm that lit up the room. I hate that he wasn’t stronger than the drugs he was addicted to. Overdose took him on June 9th but I know he is still with me – everytime I hear a cool song, or wear a cool tshirt, or see cool sneakers.
... Aunt Susie
I miss you sister, it’s been 2 years and it still is hard to believe that you are gone. When I see your daughter and grandkids, I experience profound sadness that you aren’t here to watch them grow up. I love you
... Sheila Clark
What happens in the past doesn’t have to impact your future in a negative way. Just learn from your mistake and be better for your future.
Anyone who is overcoming substance abuse
Please know that you are not alone in this struggle and that even strangers like myself are rooting for you!!!!! There’s always light at the end of the tunnel and I sincerely hope that you will get there after all that you have gone through. All the best to you.
My son Dusty passed away on August 10, 2023 after many years of battling addiction. He was a father,son, brother and uncle. Please be at peace now.i love you son
People trying to overcome drug abuse
Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem. Each day without substance abuse is a step towards reclaiming control of your life and building a brighter future.
In memory of those lost to opioid overdoses, may we remember their lives and the struggles they faced. Let’s raise awareness about the opioid crisis, support those who are struggling, and work towards finding effective solutions to prevent further tragedies.
Hi, I just want to let you that you gat this. Making the decision of stopping or ending drugs intake is a difficult decision but you made it. Keep going strong and stay positive. And please talk to someone when you think you are going down that path again.
November 21st, 2015 we lost our dear Ray to a fentanyl overdose. He had recently gotten back on his feet after a relapse and had been doing well until his first use led to an OD. There’s not day that goes by that I don’t feel the absence of his presence. Thankful that I get to see his smiling face live on through his sons. He is dearly missed.
Sarah, It has only been a few months since we lost you, but the pain is as fresh as the day it happened. Our entire family misses and loves you so much. I see your light and love in the eyes of your beautiful Daughter (my precious Granddaughter). She will always know how much her Mommy loved and cared for her.
My Dear Friend Mimie,
You are remembered everyday by everyone who loved you.
We all miss your infectious smile and laugh.
You will always hold a special place in my heart.
I’m Sorry I wasn’t able to Help you Little Brother. I wish we could have been closer. I regret not reaching out to you sooner.
Beautiful, caring, loyal, giving, talented, and the list goes on for our beautiful girl, Sara.Your determination and courage will never be forgotten, we will always and forever be proud of you, and love you beyond words. You are forever in our hearts.
We lost our daughter in law of 10 years to a suspected overdose on June 8, 2023. She left behind a son, 4 years old. His daddy is my son, and he is also left with a hole in his heart. I tried for many years to save her and get her the help she needed. She had so much pain in her short 29 years on this earth. She suffered at the hands of family, mentally & physically.
I pray her son never has to endure what she did.
This needs to stop. No child should ever have to lose a parent, especially to drugs!
Jacynta and your husband and daughters.
In heaven, I want you to know that your name lives on in our hearts with a beautiful young lady we named after you. I know it was hard for us at times, (me included, as a I regretted it at times) but if you were here, you would see just how wonderful your daughters are and the great job you did bringing them up and giving them strength and courage to do the things they have done so far. I met your girls when they were about my own children’s ages, and I cannot believe how fast time has flown. I wish you more peace in heaven and just know that it would’ve been great to have met you, maybe one day we will meet again.
Luke, Will, John, & Evan
I was an addict, and I thankfully am still here today. However; many of the friends I have known and loved are not and it has taken a toll on me like no other.
Luke- Your smile could light up a room, and you were always SO funny…and sometimes a drama queen;) I love you.
Will- You always thought your sister and I were a bunch of morons, but you loved us anyway. Also, sick beats. I love you.
John- My bus buddy for LIFE! You had such a gentle soul and were always so kind to anyone you encountered. I love you.
Evan- My sunshine. You were so full of life, and just a joy to be around…even if you were teasing me! I miss your calls. I love you.
My boys didn’t go down without a fight. Addiction is real, and man is it a monster. My heaven is filled with the people I love most- and I will NEVER stop advocating for them.
Ryan F. Andree
My boy, you are so very loved and missed. I cherish every day you were here. Rest peacefully.
Stacy Lynn Duda, my best friend and sister
I know you are finally at peace. The battles you were fighting here on earth ended the day your life ended. That is something that replaces the sadness I feel at times. Something I use to rationalize it all I guess. But there is no true rationalization for it. The sadness, shock, grief and just the missing you never goes away. There have been times that all the girlfriends have got together where I just think to myself… wait, someone is missing. Maybe I’ve even said it out loud. It’s you.. you are missing from those moments. Your laugh, your silliness… it will never be replaced. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to just sit on the phone with you for hours one more time. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to have you come to my new house and want to stay. We were always true sisters. I miss you and I miss your girls. I know you are watching over them and can never be replaced in their life. I promise to reach out and check on them one day. I’m sorry I haven’t done better at remaining in their lives.
I want you to know that I always talk about you. I make sure that your memory lives on. I talk about you often with my kids. I even took Patrick and Carlee to see your gravesite. They had vacation bible school just down the street in Medway. I know it’s kinda crazy.. but I thought you may have led us to that church to be close to you. When we got there, I told them this is where we can come to talk to you and Patrick (the talker) said “hey Stacy. I miss you. I hope you are at peace now and I hope your baby is ok.” He was talking about Kaleigha. You and Patrick always had such a special connection.
I love you forever and ever! Remembering you today and everyday! My sister
To our dear Connor, your smile and kind spirit are missed every day. It’s only been 5 months without you here on earth with us and we are all suffering your loss. Fly free, sweet nephew, we wish peace and freedom from the pain you were feeling. We love you and know we will see you again one day. Peace and Love to you…
... Aunt Susan
Just a little over a year ago I lost my 27-year-old son to an accidental fentanyl overdose. The pain is almost unbearable most days. I miss him badly. He never hurt anyone or anything but himself, and gave everything he had to others. Love taken too soon.
... Charles Byers
Just a little over a year ago I lost my 27-year-old son to an accidental fentanyl overdose. The pain is almost unbearable most days. I miss him badly. He never hurt anyone or anything but himself, and gave everything he had to others. Love taken too soon.
... Charles Byers
Thank you for staying strong and eating dedicated through these times.
You will never be alone in your journey.
Thank you for saving the lifes of many and thank you for your quick response to all the people that have addiction
So sorry for all of those who had to deal with a family member dealing with addiction and have had overdosed
You are forever loved and forever missed. Love you!
I hope GOD be with you and let him lead you to a better life.
A great friend who lost his sister to soon and suffers with that pain every day. May your pain get better with each passing day!
Thank you for your service
You will always be loved and missed.
... Tia Nikki
Thank you so much for you service I really appreciate it you guys are amazing !!!
My Sonny - Marvin Sharpe
You beautiful human! Missed beyond words every day. Forever and ever in my heart. I love you!
Aarron James Campolei Yorgey
September 5, 1996 – April 26, 2023
Missing My Little Brother-Michele Meleen
I was supposed to protect him,
to show him this life,
to love him and tease him,
cause and take away strife.
But my baby brother is gone,
now I need him to help me,
because I’m missing my little brother
and need him to set me free.
... Sarah Joy
Ronald DAD Burridge
I know your life was hard and I hate it so bad as of how it ended!!! But I want you to know I Learned from Some of your mistakes, I’ve found a new way of life. You would be so proud of me.!!!! Love you DAD
All of my clients
I have worked within the addictions/homeless community for about 3 years now. We have lost countless people. People who mattered. I miss all of your faces. Please take care of yourselves and don’t use alone. You may think people don’t care about you, but I assure you there is always someone thinking of you and how important you are.
You are now an angel doing the good work with God.
Love n miss you dearly..GONE NOT FORGOTTEN!
Miss you and you will always be in my heart ❤️
Our Son Randy ❤️
Fly on My Sweet Angel Fly on through the sky Fly on My Sweet Angel Forever I will Be By Your Side 💙
... Dad and Mom
Daven Barish Alyssa and Danica Crow
You are remembered every day and will never be forgotten. The amount that you are missed is immeasurable.
Matthew Joseph Christy-Jensen
It’s been 8 months. The reality that you’re gone is still overwhelming. Bay was heartbroken you couldn’t see her graduate high school. I promise you that our little girl (3) will remember you! She will know what a strong and good man her daddy was! And most importantly how much you loved her, and her older sisters! A stuffed bear made from one of your old shirts, sprayed with your cologne sleeps by her side every night. It’s so hard to trust God’s plan but I do because it’s the only thing that brings me peace. We will be forever missing and loving you, baby. See you in my dreams.
... Your Wife and best friend
I wish you could be here, to see the family and mostly to share your love with your Mum and our sister, it’s been hard for her. I hope you feel the sunshine everyday.
Thinking about you today bro and everyday. Thinking about all the laughs we had growing up you. Taken too soon through an addiction that robbed us of you. Love you always. x
James Lee Motta Jr
In loving memory or our son and brother. We love and miss you everyday. Continue to shine your light upon us buddy!
You’re missed by me, your children, brothers, friends, and coworkers. Moving forward has been hard. I’d imagine you’re up there making everyone laugh with your silly jokes and wondering why we still cry when we think about all that happened.
Nichloas James Dallas
To the most perfect child God gave to me on 9/26/86. My one child and SO very very loved and missed in the spirit world, in Paradise, in Heaven, in Peace.
He passed the night before giving me a salty kiss on my cheek as I gave him a hug after 11:30 at night he was still planting 2 Holly bushes in out front door area my husband bought. He just had to get it done..he wanted to before he left. My husband his stepdad and he used to plant so many bushes and rose bushes and Nicky would cut me one when coming home and hand me a few – one he had planted a few years before a “Peace Rose” bush and it was so fragrant. It meant so much he always did that for me. He had passed the night my husband drove him home to Philly. He had passed in his sleep w/an accidental opioid/Fentanyl drug death.
I have, and never will be the same. Like other mother’s in my grief groups we just live with this pain. Though it eases as times goes by it does not go away only we as mothers and fathers know this [with me after 5 years] that longing for my dear son that darkness always inside, at any moment a deep sense of loss pours over my body. It – just -happens. Part of my heart left when he died. He left me with the love of nature that is amazing as it keeps me alive…joyful. Not much does now.
God Bless all the parents and siblings and friends who lost a loved one to a drug related death as an OD. We all hold each other up I see it and it is beautiful because we know..more then anything the pain this brings. some with stigma but we really don’t know who that is? They may be among family members and friends. But we move on and it hurts to be ignored because we love our child and know they didn’t want life to be this way AND we loved them like I did and in my heart still do so unconditionally. Love to all of our children today. Love to the families and friends. Think of something or happy or just one image of them smiling, a memory and do so daily it helps seeing that face in my eyes like a bookmark! They would want you to remember them happy and I know my son would only want to know I’ll alright here on Earth. I am still here and he made it happen through passing on his love of nature and remembering his cheek kisses and beautful hugs.
... Marianne Guzzardo
John Thomas Phipps
an amazing father, son, brother, cousin, friend, and uncle. Your babies miss you and one day we will all meet again. I love you.
... Isabelle Valientine Phipps
You lit up the room, you made life complete. You will never be forgotten and I will love you always.
Oh how I miss and hurt for you. You hid your pain behind your million dollar smile, although I know the cost you paid to keep up appearances. I wish we had more time to heal and grow together. I know you’d still be here if we did. I promise to love and treasure you for the rest of my life and I’m honoured that I was able to spend the rest of your life with you. Sending tons of love 💗
... Alison xx
Kaylah Orban aka Kenny Orban
In loving memory of my beloved daughter Kaylah 8-19-1998 who left this world at the tender age of 22 from opiates laced with fentanyl 9-9-2020. She was also going through a transgender transformation and taking testosterone for hormone replacement from female to male. Her beautiful Spirit is missed by so many. We love You sweet Angel. Fly high and free from all the pain this world every gave You. Love all ways Mama.
Edward Thomas Johnston
My first love passed away just about 2 weeks shy of his 21st birthday. Eddie cared deeply about animals and was particularly moved by music. Eddie loved his dog Maisy and he loved his work, as he was a disability worker. Eddie suffered with dystonia and having a lived experience with this disability as well as addiction and mental illness, he provided such a unique and valuable approach to his clients. One of Eddie’s favourite pass times was sitting on the porch, smoking a taste flow filter winnie blue, a beer in one hand (possibly a VB) throwing the ball for Maisy, with music playing. Eddie enjoyed playing GTA, spending time with his nieces and nephews, playing tennis with his dad, and watching shows with his mum and sisters. Eddie preferred the cold because you can always put more clothes on, he went through stages of eating only mi goreng for weeks and he hated hippies.
Eddie had so many unique quirks and will forever remain in my heart, as well as his other loved ones hearts.
Richard Glen Crain
to my Dad: I miss you and think of you everyday. It’s been six years yet I still talk to you like you’re right beside me. You inspire me to be more honest about my struggles. I’m sorry you went through your struggles alone. I regret not being more understanding- but I understand now. Love you, your only Daughter.
You are loved and missed so much…life is not the same without you! Never Forgotten
... Your Sister, Jen
Blowing in the wind
Our beautiful daughter, sister, and Auntie "G"
This is our Angela Mary. Her life ended from a fentanyl overdose on June 30th 2018. She was such a beautiful person, funny, caring, giving and loved by her family to no end. We cherish the 35 years she was with us and hold tight to every memory. Life isn’t as bright without her. Our love for her lives on💔
Still missing your cheek manny…love you always 😘
Cameron claycomb ward
Forever missed , forever loved .. forever sorry we couldn’t fix it .. forever sorry for those that harmed you .. forever sorry we couldn’t protect you .. I love you sweet girl .. rest now ..
... Aunt Dee
A beautiful soul. I am the luckiest man in the world to have had you as my daughter. Nothing brought such joy to my life like that wonderful little girl who always had a smile, a witty remark, and a solution to any problem. The last part was brutal, but your suffering is over. You paid your dues in this world several times over. May your soul dance with the angels in heaven, and shine through the dark clouds to help me see the way through my grief.
We will meet sure after life
You were more than your addiction. You were my beautiful rainbow baby, smart, funny, silly, great mom to my first grandbaby, and my best friend. I will try to live life and give your boy the best life he could have. I love you. I miss you dearly.
... Ally Poos Momma
My dearest Boy. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you. What you were will not happen again – love always.
I wish I knew how much you were struggling and how self-medicating was so much part of your survival strategies. I know that you loved me and that you knew that I loved you. We all miss you so much – the big party you and the quiet contemplative you – all of you, every day.
Son, brother, uncle & friend to many. He had the biggest heart & the best sense of humor. He is missed so much 💜.
Taken too soon.
We will never forget you or stop loving you. We miss you every day.
My niece at 19 was taken by a drug overdose.
Desmond Loutit & Jackie Bear
My sister in law passed in Jan. 2023 and my brother joined her on the other side May 2023. They lost the good fight, and were incredible human beings.
I think the message they both gave off to the world was to always be kind. They were always willing to help anyone in need or give someone a place to stay.
We miss you. Your passing was so sudden, I know you wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on seeing our kids flourish. They are amazing. Your kids are doing well considering the loss and hole that was left. They carry on your amazing laughter and cheekiness. I know you are at peace now.
A bright spot in so many lives, my friend and co-worker Cameron, died in 1993 just four months after she was married. She was vivacious, giving, loving, and helpful to all. She was only 26 when she passed away. She came to me in a dream before I got married. The day before she died she left me a message on my machine saying that she wanted to ask me something and I told myself I’d call her back the next day but it was too late. We all mourned her and I still think about her.
My son was a kind, loving, smart guy. The disease of addiction took his life. He tried very hard to survive his addiction but it was just too much. I think about him daily. Grateful to have had 34 years with him. Love you and miss you.
What a loss to the world. Dave had such a big brain. Well read, intelligent and a great communicator. He was a kind man. Such a loss and its still felt by so many.
My son Matty died from an accidental overdose early 2018. He was only 29 years of age. Matty was a wonderful son and the life of all of our family parties. Our family is not only smaller but quieter. He was witty and fun to be around. But he said it was a lot of pressure to constantly entertain. He was diagnosed with social anxiety and he used substances to cope. We were so proud of his 18 months of sobriety in 2016-17. He felt like such a failure when he relapsed. He was not a failure, he was an addict that was trying to get better. I miss him everyday. He was my angel.
My brother Taz was only 30 years old and passed away July 8th 2023, although life put us on different paths and I wasn’t able to have that brother bond as we grew older, just know I love and miss you dearly, I wish you were still here every day.
I understand your struggle, I know why you left this earth. You are missed, you are remembered. You were amazing. Thank you for the time you shared with me.
Freddy, Hector, Marc Anthony , and. Mickey
I miss you all so much… Loved and not forgotten
💜Rhianna beautiful Rhianna!💜
Our hearts ache for you! Loving Mother, Sister, Daughter, niece, cousin, Friend and so much more! Taken too soon, no last words no goodbye. We miss you so much Our beautiful Angel in the sky! Until we meet again, we hold you close in our hearts and think of you all of the time! We will Love and miss & Will Remember YOU Forever and a day! 💜
Your smile, laughter and sass are always missed, even 1447 days later. Thank you for being my baby girl.
Em I miss you sooooo much and I know your 4 children miss you more. It’s been 9 years and we think of you often and remember your beautiful smile and loving caring ways . You loved people and friends and nature and being creative. I know you didn’t want to leave us, you loved us all too much. You took a deadly dose given to you by God knows who and then you were gone from us all. You were only 32 years old . You left behind children aged 13 down to 6 years old. Your life mattered a lot to each one of us including your brothers and father and grandparents and Aunts and Uncles and cousins. We loved you so much 😢 💜 . You will be remembered in all the good ways you shared yourself with others . I will talk to your children about your life and they will know you even though you aren’t physically here. Until we meet again. I love you always and forever.
Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you or speak your name. You were a free spirit and touched so many lives. May your memory live on through our love and children.
The most loving, caring, giving, beautiful daughter, sister and friend. My beautiful daughter lost her battle with addiction unknowingly poisoned by pure fentanyl. God only takes the good ones.
My son Mike died of a drug overdose April 12, 2018. I struggled with getting him clean for 6 years. But the addiction was too strong. His love for beautiful daughter wasn’t enough to keep him clean. I miss him every second of everyday. He was my baby and my best friend. I will love him forever
Seneca (Bird) Gibbs
We love and miss you so very much. I miss your smile, your walk, your laugh and especially your big bear hugs. I am so thankful that the Lord chose me to be your Mom.
Jamie Dean Newman
It’s heading on 4yrs since you left your physical and not a day goes by where you’re not in our thoughts, the world’s not as bright without you in it. It’s not goodbye, It’s see you soon…… miss you Jamie xx
Για όλους τους φιλους μου που έφυγαν άδικα !
Αισθάνομαι άσχημα που δεν είχα τις γνώσεις που έχω τώρα ,ισως να είχα μπορέσει να σώσω κάποιον από τους φιλους μου που πέθαναν τόσο νέοι ! Για το τίποτα γιατί δεν ξέραμε
I feel bad that I didn’t have the knowledge I have now, maybe I could have saved one of my friends who died so young! For nothing because we didn’t know
I never stopped loving you ❤️. I miss you everyday and I wish we had more time together. Your legacy will be continued.
I would like to say that I lost my son in January 2012 and I think of him every single day. I love and miss him so much.
Until I see you again Jeffro!
My beautiful boy Liam, 29 forever. You left us in Dec 2020. You are missed beyond words, every day of my life.
All my love forever
... Zoe Johnstone
You were a great son to your father and an awesome person as an individual man. Unfortunately God didn’t allow you to roam the earth much longer without your dad. We miss you down here; you were loved by many and we all think of you often! I know our relationship wasn’t the best of relationships but I still loved and respected you as the man you grew to become
You are missed and loved. I think of you daily. I’ll continue trying to help others in your honour. Rest in peace 143 ☮️❤️😊
April 6, 1988-September 25, 2020
I would like to honour my youngest daughter Angelica.
She was a beautiful person inside and out. The world is a darker place without her in it.
Clarence Cecil Fultz jr.
I miss you everyday brother!
My son Ben died aged 27, 5 years ago from a heroin overdose, I would like him to be remembered not just for the way he died but also for the kind, caring and loving young man he was, and for his death to bring hope and better outcomes for the many others including their families that are living under the shadow of addiction, I love you Ben forever and will never stop being your mum xx
I bless the day you were born. You were always so special to me, and I know you would have given your life for me if the need arose. I hope you knew how much I always loved you in spite if your illness. I hope you heard all the love I repeatedly told you while you were in the hospital. You will always be in my heart. I love you to the moon & back & to eternity.
No amount of time eases the pain of losing you. You will forever be missed ” #1 nephew “
... Aunt Cindy
Resting in God’s arms. You tried so hard. You were the best dad you could be and our son is now a fine young man.
Gina Rose Warner
Gina was beautiful, inside and out. She was taken from us too soon. She left behind a beautiful baby boy Vinny. She struggled with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse throughout her life. She will forever be in our hearts.
My son, Hayden
You are missed everyday! It’s been almost 3 years without you. We keep you alive by speaking your name, sharing our memories, and joining special events to recognize your struggles. We love you. Thank you Jesus, we were blessed with 25 years of this precious soul. Shine down on us son. LHS 1995-2020
John D. Oberle
It doesn’t seem like you’ve been gone more than 3 years now. You will not be able to ride the big waves expected from a grazing tropical storm this week. Your basketball sits silent in the garage. We think of you every day and try to remember the good times. You are forever loved and missed.
... Mom and Dad
Tara Lynn Caton
My beautiful angel you are so missed , your energy, your beauty, and most of all your willingness to be there for others in need. Every day, every minute, every second, you are in my thoughts.
The world is dark without you.
Everyday I think of all the beautiful memories and will treasure them as I navigate this life with you gone ahead of me . My wonderful son. I love you always, Mom
She had a big heart, was a great friend and sister, and raised a beautiful daughter (my niece). She didn’t know what she was getting into, and it should have been me who is in her place. I should have died when I overdosed in 2010, but it was her who passed away in 2017. Relationships are extremely important, and one thing I can take away from this is that no matter the circumstances, never turn your back on somebody. Always offer friendship.
My precious daughter Chloe, we all miss you so much. I knew nothing about addiction when we lost you at the young age of 17. I have learned a lot, too late for you. Learning all I can to possibly save someone else. I love you baby bear!
... Tina Bencivengo Culp
My son, Shawn M. Leins
I wouldn’t have left you alone kid if only I would’ve known. You were taken from us way too early and I still don’t understand why. I miss and love you every second of every day.
#4ever4always4eternity #shawnleins #ripshawnleins #ioad2023 #ioad23 #ioad
... Lisa (mom)
My beautiful boy lost his battle on Christmas 2019
I miss his beautiful smile , wit, intelligence , and warm heart .
Steven "Spyke" Rankin
#eternally25 I will miss you forever and love you always, more than you realized
... ~Mom (Kim)
Jake, Chelsea, Bailee, Les & Daniel
The preciousness of theses lives that were lost and the cruelty of the addition is absolutely heartbreaking . Such a terrible and sometimes preventable accident that robbed all them of a good life. I miss you all # weseeyou
Love him still, his smile!!!
... Stephanie Nicholson
fantastic person, loved him
... Stephanie Nicholson
I miss you. I miss everything about you. You are my firstborn, my first love and the one that gave me the most precious gift of all, you gave me the title of Mom…what an honour! I think about you all of the time. You consume my thoughts and my heart. Just saying that I love you and miss you isn’t enough. You were so smart, so loving and the most giving person I’ve ever known. This world seems so empty without you. See you soon. Remember, I love you so much.
Emily Jane Hastings
Pulled behind the boat
on the summer lake
we hit the wake
at the same moment
the inner tubes we held to
the water harder
than we could imagine.
I was nineteen.
You were seven.
Both of us suddenly
in green cold chaos.
My first thought EMILY!
as I pushed you to the surface
and I sank down lower
into weeds and fear.
When I came up
I was gasping
terrified of water
but it didn’t matter.
Twelve years apart
we were always twins
me and mini-me
standing at the big mirror
in the bathroom side by side
putting on makeup
“You’re the prettier sister!”
“No, you’re the prettier sister.”
You were always just amazing.
You stood up for people.
In rehab you would give the other girls advice:
“Stick up for yourself!” “You’re confident!” “You’re beautiful”
When your friend had a job interview
you helped her choose out clothes,
lent her awesome shoes, yelled out,
“Girl! You wear those ho heels!”
and she got the job.
Emily, how did we get here,
so far from each other?
Was it me, I wonder
all this guilt and anger?
Was it you,
or something in you,
deep in water?
In the end
I couldn’t separate the addict
from the sister.
I couldn’t save you
from the drugs that pulled you down
from the heroin that killed you
from the alley where they found you
not far from where we grew up together
and saved each other
over and over
all those years ago.
6/3/1985 – 8/31/2015
My beautiful baby sister, never forgotten, missed everyday and love you.
... DawnMarie Hastings
Leroy was my boyfriend he overdosed on May 17,2021. After decades of using. He tried very hard to beat the demon. He is missed by his family and friends. .
... Christine McGary
It has been over 5 years since you left us. You are missed so much by your mom, myself and your brother and sister. But, no one misses you more than Braelyn and Tyler. It is not fair that they have to grow up without you. We talk about you often and visit the cemetery at least every other week. I don’t know how heaven works, but I know you are there and I hope you are able to watch Brae and Ty grow up. They miss you so much. Love from Dad❤️
Selina Marie Koop
My dear daughter, Selina Marie, sister, aunt, cousin, a friend of many, musician, avid animal lover, gardener, protector of nature, activist for the disenfranchised, died suddenly on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 after attending the Cloverdale Rodeo. Unbeknownst to her, she used a recreational drug, etizolam (similar to Adivan) which was heavily contaminated with fentanyl, and immediately went into cardiac arrest that evening only minutes after arriving home. Alone.
Sadly missed by many. Always remembered.
Ian Alan Harms
To my son, my hero, I miss everything about you, your voice, laughter, beautiful smile. You will always remain in our hearts.
People who love you very much told me you had died of cancer. Just this year, your brother, who still misses you so, so much, told me what had actually happened; that it was heroine that took you. I am sorry for the nightmares that existed in your life. I am sorry that I did not stay in touch to try and give you love and positivity. I pray for your family and friends. I pray that you are now at peace and happy forever.
... L. A.
Christopher Joseph Straughan 11/16/1990 - 4/25/2010
I love you to the moon and back my son and I will forever. I think of you each and every day and miss you so very much. I can’t believe it’s been 13 years since you were taken at the young age of 19. You were such an amazing person. So kind, loving, funny, and a peacemaker.
... Janet E Janes
Never forgotten and always loved. Memories will always be cherished. Life is not the same without you, miss you every day and so thankful you were my brother. The best 💙 love always
You are so missed son by all your family and your true friends. So wish we could turn the clock back and have that coffee. Hope you are at peace. Big hugs from your precious Jessica xx
You were a lovely bright boy Kyle, gone too young (17). Safe now in the arms of Jesus.💜
This is my brother Joey. He was a son, a brother, a brother in law, an uncle, a grandson, a cousin, a friend. He was so many more things, most importantly he was loved beyond measure. He had the biggest squad cheering in his corner and so many people who loved him for all he was and so much more. Our world shattered on March 20, 2023. Gone too soon but to NEVER be forgotten. We love and miss you so much. #Forever33
Graham you were our son, love, and miracle. You fought so hard to overcome your addiction. We miss you and always will love and remember you.
Dad, Mom, and sis-Chandler
Everyday, everyday, We honour you, we love you so much and we miss you more than you will ever know. You are the best sibling that I never asked for but I am so blessed to have had. I would do it all over again even knowing we only had 28 years together. For that I am so grateful. I love you forever.
Marissa Caitlyn Ladatto
Marissa was a sweet soul with so much love for those lucky enough to call her family and a friend. Marissa was a precocious child who would surprise you with her quick wit, brilliant writing, and exceptional vocal talent. She was compassionate; her church group went to Dallas to pass out food and coats to people who are homeless, and Marissa would wash their feet. She volunteered with animals, worked with abused children in Ukraine and supported and participated in local Black Lives Matter and Pride marches. She would continuously look for creative outlets to express herself, from photography to painting to theatre as she grew older. Marissa sang anytime she got the chance, whether it was a one man show in the shower, karaoke, church or school performances and voted “most likely to be famous” for the Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Dallas class of 2020. Marissa worked and attended Dallas college prior to her death with the hopes of becoming a third-grade teacher with a focus on history.
... Marissa’s Mom aka Amy
Woo Lee Burke
Please continue to watch over me and help guide me to finding a purpose and figuring out why bad things happen to good people. I promise, in your name, I will raise awareness. I miss you and I love you beyond words ❤️ Forever my sister Always my bestie 💓 if it wasn’t for you…you already know!
Andrew Schooley lost his life on July 28 2023 , the overdose epidemic is real and taken lives by the day with unprecedented numbers. I remember Schooley as a kind hearted and adventurous man that cared genuinely for his family and his street family. Two separate cultures and valued bonds that many addicts face every day. The struggle of balancing the 2 separate lives, a battle among MANY battles of the life of an addict. Unfortunately most of the time the blood family loses as addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful. After the news that Andrew passed away, I reached out to do a ceremony at Moccasin flats in Prince George BC. The encampment where many unsheltered and challenged people live and feel safe and call ” HOME”, yes we won the Supreme Court case against City of Prince George in 2022. The ceremony involved smudge, brushing and drumming. The ceremony had both Schooley’s blood relations and street relations to endure both his families. Andrew’s sister spoke of his struggle with both families and how he would be at ease with all them together to honour his life. I was honoured to host and witness this ceremony. I’m a recovering addict, clean since Sept 6 2017, fresh off the streets of EAST VANCOUVER and many cities I was fear and loathing. I could relate well with the struggle of separate life styles and how many lose the battle with family and street life. I pray for solution with compassion and boundaries. I want justice for those big PHARMACEUTICAL’s that release the deadly drugs and kill our people with mental health and addictions issues.
Let’s walk as ONE..
Together WE Can……..!
To My beautiful Angel in Heaven! You are loved and missed more than words could ever describe. You are and will always be my baby girl. Remembering you and honouring you daily and sharing your story, being your voice. Fighting this fight for you and so many others to hopefully make a difference. I love you Always and Forever!! Mom
Stuart B Thomson
In loving memory of Stuart Thomson
12th of October 1997- 9th of February
Beloved Son, Brother, Cousin, Nephew, loyal friend and colleague
Not Lost, Just Gone Before
Marlee Jean U
I am so proud of you. Others survived their addictions because of what you did for them. You were an old soul with a big heart. Since you were a young child, people would describe you as “A breath of fresh air!”
... Mom (Donna)
To my darling daughter, Jessica, I miss you so much baby. I long to see you again.
Had I known it in time you won’t have gone too soon. RIP my friend
... Haobam Nanao
My beautiful boy Craig age 22. Forever young. Love you to the moon and back. Mum💔
Dionne, my heart aches – I fear you have been forgotten by many but not by some. I hope you found respite. 27/04/1996 – 14/12/2020.
We all miss you Hoggy. I will make sure SeanPaul never forgets his daddy. Rest easy until we meet again
My son, Garrett, passed away on February 10, 2023 from an accidental overdose on a pill laced with Fentanyl. My heart is forever broken over the loss of my beautiful son. He was only 20 years old. Today and every day we remember and miss him.
The now-angels of DeKalb County Drug Court
Your bright, shiny souls and faces are missed on this earthly voyage. You are loved and thought of so very often.
My brother, Lon
We may have lost him but he lives on in the smile and brown eyes of his daughter. And he lives on through a scholarship for teens in recovery and impacted by addiction with our Lon Michael Recovery Road Foundation. You are missed and loved every day.
Remembering GA today. So sad . Grateful for the time we had with you. Your family and friends hold you in our hearts and thoughts
My son James. Loved and sorely missed. 16th December 2022 aged 29.
My son, Liam
Miss you so much x
20 years of not knowing what life would have been like with you in it. You are loved and missed and there will forever be an insidious “what if” in my mind and a hole in my heart. Thank you for loving me despite not being biologically yours and for giving what you could despite the battles you fought. I hope you are at peace and in a better place; and I Won’t Back Down.
Everyone who has lost some they loved..
Too many, Too soon have been taken from their journey in life and the life they deserved to live, anyone that is struggling with addiction needs to know they’re not only hurting themselves but also their families and friends who are suffering through the pain of watching the people they care about slowly drift away, but also those suffering from depression and anxiety or mental health disorders need to be understood that their life is worth living and that it is important to the people who love them.
Richard Oliver Schwartz
March 26, 1989 – April 18, 2019
“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever”
... Natalie Schwartz
My precious beautiful son Luke passed away of an overdose, I miss him unbearably, I love you so much my son, until we meet again xxxxxxxxx
My brother, my first best friend.. I am lost without you. I am so sorry your not here to know how much of an impact you’ve had on so many lives. Including mine. You’ve always stood for what you believed in. And right or wrong handled the consequences. Your always quick to get your hands dirty and help those who couldn’t help themselves. A tough but encouraging approach. You’ve matured in so many ways, I’ve been so proud. A solid man. A true go getter. A loyal fan. As I watch the Raiders this year, I hope your watching too. I will miss your humor. How you had your gentle nature and had a great relationship and loved spending with my kids, that will be one of my fondest memories. Among every one of my childhood days with you. Our hearts are shattered. My only hope is one day I can share stories with your children. I will always love you. I promise to keep your memory alive. Visit past memories when I can. Until then rip Eric. 😢💜💔
You will no be forgotten. We miss you so much. I LOVE you with all my heart. Until we meet again my sweet son, Robert Wood. Forever 26.
Jennifer Carol Mason
To know Jennifer was to love her, through the good and the bad. She not only cared immensely for her 4 girls, but she also had a love for helping others, especially the elderly and other addicts. Jennifer was a Peer Support Specialist who was proud of the work she had done in her own recovery and the work she did to share her story to others who struggle. Although her earthly life ended on August 6, 2023, she will live on through her girls and her good friends who she called family.
... Cheyenne Gray
Nick Girardin Sr
You are missed loved and remembered by
Your children and grandchildren
Kaitlyn Ava Peters
Loving you changed our lives, losing you has done the same.
... Kim & Rick
Ryan Stephen Morawski
It has been 2 years, since you were taken. Not a day goes by,without a thought of you. You were handsome, extremely smart,and had ,a most unique gift,of Rap 🎵🎶,which will stay with us left behind,forever. Thanks be to God,for you.
... Rita Morawski
Dylan Michael Moran my son.
This tribute is for my son Dylan. My first born of my 2 children. He was my best friend, my shadow. My entire world since the moment I conceived him. He’s been gone 8 year’s this past July. He was only 22 year’s old when he passed away. He had a son he adored and a daughter he never got a chance to meet, born after he passed away.still takes my breath away as it will for the rest of my life. I will keep his memory alive for as long as I am on this earth. I miss him beyond word’s can describe.i love you dearly Dylan. All my love Mom
Our world was shattered when you left us. We miss your beautiful smile and incredible hugs. We know that you are safely Home in the Arms of our Lord, away from the demons that plagued you.
We miss you and love you. Until we meet again 🙏🏻✝️❤️
... Mom, Dad, Matthew, and everyone who knew you.
Aaron Neal Wilson
My love, my 1st son. You were only 29 when god wrapped you up and took you to a place you would never be sick again, wouldn’t feel any pain,where you could laugh and smile that beautiful smile till eternity. Everyday is a day closer to be with you again.When you were born, I never in a million years would have ever thought you would leave us and your beautiful 2 children. I wish I was at home, because I constantly checked on you. Life has gotten no easier.When I want to feel good, I will sit and think about some of the dumbest things you did or said, Sometimes I can feel your presence, and I know you are my guardian angel.aaronwilsonforever29.I love you my boy and I miss you like crazy. Love, Mother
My little brother, Brandon, died on June 17, 2021 from taking a Xanax laced with fentanyl. He was funny, witty, loving, and touched many people’s hearts. He struggled with his addiction and perpetually feeling misunderstood. I’m convinced he used drugs to self-medicate and numb his pain stemming from trauma. I wish I had the knowledge I have now while he was still alive so I could approach his addiction with more compassion and empathy. He probably would have felt better understood and validated. It is difficult to enjoy aging on this earth without him. I think about him every day and although the grief continues to shift its form and intensity, it is still omnipresent. I love you, Eekers. Forever 32.
Accidental overdose at the age of 19 in 1999 in Victoria BC Canada.
Scott Micheal Gauthier
To my dear son Scott , who passed away on March 30th, 2023 in his 44th year, of an overdose. I miss you dearly son. My heart 💔morns for you every minute of the day. Never more than a thought away. Loved and remembered every day. I will always love you Scott. Love Mom. 💜💜💜🕊️🪶🦅🦋
We love and miss u, never be forgotten.
... Heidi M Tulloch
Andrew Joseph Rogissart
You are always in my heart baby bro. I think about you & miss you ever day. I wish you would have reached out to someone when you were slipping. My only comfort is knowing you aren’t suffering anymore. You were a good boy Andrew. You mattered to so many people & you left a positive impact on more lives than you could’ve ever known. Rest peacefully baby bro you are with angels now.
Gabriel Dickey, my son
Not a day goes by that I wish this was just a nightmare and I would wake up. We all feel that way. We all miss you…oh so much. I hope you are able to see now just how loved you have always been. You are my only son and best friend and I miss you and love you more than you could ever comprehend. I love you, Stuey.
... Lisa, Momma
My Son Thunderbird calling
I love you in this life time and the next ..we miss you!! we ,miss you!! we miss you we! AS THE WAVES COME AND GO SOME ARE STRONG SOME ARE not, its been 14 long months my boy I have no words to describe the pain I feel in my broken heart. I Love you. I miss you. I MISS YOU
... MOM Chelsea rae AND Angel
In memory of my youngest John who passed away February 21st 2014 aged 21…In my thoughts EVERY day and always will be
Xavier Alexander Davis
My Sweet, Loving Loyal Son whose life was snatched away from him by Fentanyl – Xavier Alexander Davis 1991- 2020. I love and miss you more than words can ever convey. We love you forever and ever.
... Nancy Stegall – Mama
Beloved son and grandson – lost too young at 27.
There was so much living left to do – and I know you would have gotten through the struggles and done great things.
I love you, Cory.
... Jenn Potter (Mom of Cory)
In loving memory of my son. Seth died of a fentanyl overdose 2 years ago. He was bright, and my bright light. He was funny, and fun. He was creative, and an artist. His passions were street art and day trading. He was complex and kind and struggled to find a place where he could find joy. He died alone at age 31. 💜
... Nancy Towle
Mikhail Alexander White
I miss you my son and can’t believe you are not here anymore and I am so sorry that I was not there to prevent this from happening to you and I love you and please forgive me ❤️❤️
... Teresa White
Miss you everyday and continue to work hard, spreading awareness and love to those in need. I would give anything to hear your ridiculous laugh just one more time. Be seeing you xo
In a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you ❤️
My heart goes out to you. You were an amazing soul. I love you
Michael Allen IV (MA4)
My baby boy, I have been lost this year without you! But I carry you in my heart! I love ya so much and miss you too!!
Forever and Always no Matter Where
Forever ya Biggest fan
Forever a Mamas Boy💜💜💜💜
... Your Mama Crystal
My son Emmanuel Mbeng 11
I’m still dreaming about you every day even though it’s been 5 yrs since the cold hands of the snatched you from us because of an accidental Overdose. To other families going through this ordeal I know your pain and suffering and understand where you are! God be with you all.
Charlie Kennith Herb
Charlie, we love you and miss you so much. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about you.
Stephanie, Taylor & Connor
Its been 8 years…. Miss you so much.
We lost you during Covid, restrictions were in place so we waited to honor you and was able to do it this month. The day grazed us with sunshine. The venue was in a small church overlooking the valley. The emotions were strong, the service was wonderful. The day kept bringing us small miracles as your brother and sister from far away attended and your daughters met for the first time. We miss you so much but you will forever live in our hearts and souls. We talked about you every day. My anger has diminished, peace is now reachable. I will fight for you and for everyone who leaves us this way. We need to do better. Drug policies need to change. Stigma needs to be erased. People in their 30s have lost more friends then those who are in their 60s. This is unacceptable.
... Carol Fahey
Keith Alexander Oldham
Keith left this world in September 2016. He was a larger than life personality and a wonderful friend, son and colleague. Keith was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. However, his mother’s family came from small town north of Sudbury, Ontario. He was all Canadian – down to earth, funny and kind. Despite his struggles, he was always willing to help others. He loved being the guy with “the truck” and he wasted no time getting things done. Keith loved family, friends, motorcycles, hockey and going up North. He was one of a kind – a diamond in the rough. He had the kindest eyes and the biggest smile. We miss you Keith.
you struggled so hard in your life and now we have the unfortunate peace of knowing you won’t be struggling anymore, but that doesn’t take the pain of losing you away, you will always be missed and loved
Words can’t express how much we miss and love you. You will be forever missed. We will continue to share our memories with your son. He misses you very much.
1/7/97-3/3/23 forever 25
Shawna you are so very missed in our lives especially Callumns. You have probably teamed up with Sean and Liam. Love you forever my sweet daughter-in-law.
Miss you so very much my sweet boy. Hope you and your dad are reunited. Love you forever. Granma.
... Roseanne (Granma)
Sean Patrick Hamilton
Sean I miss your smile, I miss your laughter, I miss your charm, I miss your voice and I miss your songs. I just miss you so very much my son. Love you forever.
... Mom (Roseanne)
Gabriel Dickey, my son
I miss you every day, my boy. You are loved so much more than you know and missed even more.
They say if love could have saved you, you’d still be here. That is so accurate. We all miss you tremendously and I hope you can see now how much you mean to us. I love you…oh so BIG!
Dedicated to my son Tajir Williams who passed away from a fentanyl overdose the day after his 21st birthday on October 7, 2019. Tajir we miss you, life is not the same without you. Love, Mom and family!
... Tauheedah Washington
Darin scsrito. Son
He left this world out 30 2018. Last I saw him was leaving for work @ 4 pm. At 10 pm 2 officers arrived, advising me (live alone) that he od’d at work from fentanyl. He was my 1st born & I will never reconcile his loss…I contribute to most related services to help others & feel its a way of honouring his life. I pray for all who are struggling including their families. Parents should never outlive their children.
Sweet boy I hope you are at peace
Robert J. kilgerII
Love and miss you more than you can imagine
Love , hugs & kisses
... Nancy & Bob
My dear cousin Richard
Long time ago. Still sad, still missed.
Chelsea Alea Muglia
My daughter Chelsea Alea Muglia lost her life from an accidental overdose on September 19th 2022. Chelsea was an intelligent, kind beautiful and special humane daughter. She was 33 when I found her in a hotel bathroom all be herself not breathing. She was my daughter first and also my best friend . My life will never be the same without her. For months after her death I contemplated my death so I could join her, I couldn’t imagine my life without her, I’m also a recovering addict. But then I realized that doing that wouldn’t solve anything or make things right and I know that she would be very angry with me. I had to be strong for her and share my experience, strengths and hope with all that has loss anyone from an overdose. If my story can save one life it will have been worth it, that’s the least I can do for my daughter. My broken heart will never mend but I hope to help other parents from experiencing this horrible tragedy.
... Caroline Muglia
Our son, Kyle V. Smith
Oh, my Sweet Angel! We are so overwhelmed by your absence, as it’s been extremely difficult. As I sit here trying to form words to express our loss, it stings. My heart aches for your bear hugs, tender smiles, and witty-humor; you are deeply missed by everyone who knew you. You not only changed lives for the better when you were here on earth, but even in heaven, you are saving lives; you truly are a “Heart of Service”. Things are never going to be the same until I see you again in our Heavenly Home. I love you and miss you so very much!! <3
... Mom (“Madge”)
My sweet Ja bear
my best friend, love of my life.
your addiction killed you. the disease won. in a matter of moments my whole world changed.
i’m hurting, but i will never forget the love we shared and the life we had together.
I will love you for eternity and back
... sarah D
I miss you! Gone but never forgotten. 7.4.2018
... Mary D
Jeff & Chris
Gone too soon, too tragically. Remembered and loved by so many.
Celina Mae Maldonado
She is my sister. She loved to sing loudly with me in car rides. She looked up to me and told me that all the time, but didn’t share her secrets with me. She is still laughing in my mind. Her smile was big and bright. She was anxious, she had a lot of racing thoughts and fears that she rarely shared with me and our family. She was nervous about driving on highways and hated driving in the city which is where I lived the last few years of her life. She loved the beach and fishing, she loved catchy lyrics and rapping fast along her favorite rappers and singing along with her favorite pop artists. She loved Chinese food, especially crab rangoons. She was a carhop at sonic just like I was when I was her age. I gave her my clothes, my car, my love and now all I feel is deep, skin crawling loss that can shove me outside my body, sometimes and I feel like I am floating away watching my life go by because I lose sight of what I still have here with me. That’s the kind of bond we shared. I miss you so incredibly much Celina. I still fall asleep a few nights each week thinking about you, pretending you are still with us. My music video, Welcome Back, is coming out this Thursday on International Overdose Day, and it feels surreal that it’s actually here. Maybe people will read this and watch it, understand it’s message, recognize the pain behind the lyrics and videography and find the hope it brought me. Maybe they will strive for that 30 day coin. A part of me is lost with your body, I know your spirit is with me. But through my work as a therapist and my art through the lens of loss and grief and hope and commitment to recovery, I get to keep you alive. Until I see you again Celina Mae, your big sis. -Bri
... Bri (BriCee)
Brother, words will never be enough, Your loss will forever linger.
I will love you and miss you forever.
Tia was the family clown. My baby sister. Passed Aug 30th 2021 from an accidental overdose. Always remembered. TT
Ian Michael Bickford
I miss you every day. I wish I could tell you how much you have impacted my life. I think about you every day and am extremely thankful for our time together. Hold my babies tight up there. XOXO
Fly high Oly everyone is having a coke with a smile.
Till we see you again!
... Amy and Family
Nathan Scott Dixon
You were and still are my best friend. I miss you so much.
Nicholas Ryan Salvatore
I met Nick in May of 2020. Although I only spent a few short months with him, he was the love of my life at that time. He continually battled with his fentanyl addiction. He tried to hide it, but I knew. On 10/04/2020, I came home to find him overdosed on our bed. Nick was a kind and loving soul, who lit up the room with his presence. I miss him every day and still love him so much.
Walter J. Vichosky III
In loving memory of my Dad. We miss you every day! I will always keep your memory alive.
Anthony South 10/13/1994 - 07/22/2022
Anthony was only 27 when he passed away. He had a great job he loved He loved his Camaro. Him and his grandpa would always talk about cars. We loved him very much. I thank God for the time we had with him. He was the best grandson that any grandparents could ever ask for. We love you honey ❤ Grandma and Grandpa
... Grandma Janice & Grandpa Dan
Drugs took your life, maybe not by overdose but your gone just the same! Wish you were still here. I’m still fighting the battle of addiction with your niece.
Died March 30th 2023 in his 44th year.
He was my brother. My first friend. I couldn’t save him from the grips of his addiction but maybe his story can help save others. And through this, he’s taught me so much about compassion. Until we meet again dear brother. Loving you, always.
I just wish you would have had the chance to see how beautiful life can really be.
You are forever loved my beautiful friend.
I miss you everyday and love you so much! 3/8/22 will forever be the worst day of my life…losing you was one of the hardest things I’ve went through. You were such a handsome young man with an infectious smile and laugh! You could light up any room! I promise you will live on with everything I’m trying to do so other people don’t lose their loved one like we did! I know you are at peace and can’t wait till we meet again…I love you son!!
The first born to his dedicated and accomplished parents! Three younger brothers that loved him dearly. A popular standout high school football player. Derek went on to study at a Big 12 university – he lived every kids dream! Derek was smart but struggled with his own demons. Despite that, he received two degrees and went on to study at a top ranked PhD program. Still, he struggled with demons and a lack of access to medication assisted treatment. Eventually Derek succumbed to his addiction in July 2018. His family and friends continue to honor his memory. We all can learn something from Derek’s death – fight for equitable access to treatment and know that underneath personal accomplishments may be demons that have to be confronted. The stigma people suffering from addiction face is real and oftentimes holds them back. Reassess what you think about those suffering from addiction! TOGETHER WE CAN END THE STIGMA!
Derek, I think about you often! I miss the hours long philosophical talks and discussions. You made me smarter! I know I speak for everyone who knew and loved you! Peace my friend.
... Amy Cook
You are so missed by your loved ones! We hate you are gone and will forever remember you!
We miss you all so much as we cherish our memories of each one of you! We will honour, educate others on the importance of drug overdose awareness & light a candle 🕯️
Gone too soon brother Terry Isaac/ nephew Eric Isaac / Morenda Isaac ♥️♥️♥️
... Georgina Isaac
My beautiful son Joey passed from an overdose on 4/18/2015. He lived a big life in his 28 years – college, Army Sergeant, and business owner. He flipped cars and loved mechanics and playing bass and drums. His energy and fire seemed to enter the room before he physically appeared! And his spirit does the same now in a thought, in a song, on certain dates and in nature. He gave incredible, all encompassing bear hugs but he battled demons of anxiety and addiction. He left too soon but his soul lives on and has taught the value of life and much gratitude.
Thank you Joey,
Not only do we lose a person,we lose all their dreams,and future that so much planned for. Overdose death ends the dreams.
Today I remember Joanie and grieve her tragic death. She was a childhood friend with so much potential. I grieve for the pain she was carrying and the choices she made in her final days. I grieve for the pain her family has carried all these years since her death. I pray for hope, strength, and courage for all who are lost in darkness and for their loved ones who are seeking ways to be supportive. Joanie – you are loved and we miss you.
Your family misses you so much, you had so much to live for a future wife, children and grandchildren. You will never leave us and will always be with us
Mum, Dad and Julian
There is not a day goes by that I don’t think about you.. I miss you so much. I know you are finally free, flying high. you will never be forgotten my friend. Until we meet again….
I love you my dear friend
Gone but NEVER forgotten
Our sweet Louis. We loved you everyday and we miss you everyday. We will never forget you and we will honour your life for the rest of ours. You are never far from us and you will be in our hearts forever.
Into the freedom of the wind and sunshine, we let you go. Into the dance of the stars and the planets, we let you go. Into the winds breath and the oceans swell we let you go. Go safely, go dancing, We love and miss you xxxxxxxxx.
Remember my son, he was a good person who would do anything for anyone who was is need.
He made a bad choice & lost his life from a fentanyl poisoning. He was loved by alot of people. I will see him again…
... Ricketta Shoemaker
I am looking around for the last check, chairs are clean, balloons are colorful, light music is warming the room, food tables are set; ready! Sounds we gonna have a Very happy event! All I need is them to come in and fill the empty spaces with their laughter!! This is by far the hardest goal to accomplish, but never can be hopeless! Today is a VERY nice day!
Dancing crazy, without any directions, my eyes are filled with happy tears, we are having a good time, after who knows how long!
Ah, here is she, my lovely A! Her look is going far from the walls, it’s scary to follow her look, what is she thinking about? I have to high five a few happy women to reach out to A. Her purple mixed with pink hair, is braded beautifully and reminds me of her childhood.
“What’s wrong my dear?”
“Look, they are SO HAPPY” her sad look goes to the sky!
“Come join us for a dance and be happy too.”
“How are they SO HAPPY??”
I am scared to follow her look! “Is everything ok? Let’s talk”
“Not a good time now”
“Okay, let’s talk later” is my last words to her! The happy crowd swallows me and my fears!
“Never trust too much happiness” I am swearing to myself!
The call is only one hour between me and A, between A and overdose! Every time MUST be a good time to talk! Next time I will punch every No in the face! I should not be scared of sad looks!
Miss you dearly A, and your purple mixed with pink braded hairs!
Dear Eddie, I can’t believe your gone! Never in a million years would I have thought that you would die from a drug overdose. I’m so sorry you had to die alone and I’m sorry that the legal system is failing all of the people addicted to drugs by locking them up for having a disease and then overdose and die when they are released without no real help. It breaks my heart and you will forever be missed and thought of. Till we meet again buddy.
I thought I was teaching you but I realize now you were teaching me.
I miss you so much but I am glad your pain is over.
Hugs and Smooches
Elephant Shoes and Back
I love you.
We miss you and we love you. You will never be forgotten.
Dad, I miss you so much and think about you every day. I wish things could have been different between us, but I find peace in knowing that we have finally found peace with each other, and can healthily participate in each others lives now.
My Son Austin Romberger 💙
My sweet son I will miss you and your sweet smile everyday! I hope you found the peace up there you couldn’t find down here! Mamma mises you 💙
My beautiful husband
Thank you for always loving me and our three children and grandson. You were a wonderful human. I’m so sorry this is how it ended for all of us. I’ve loved you since we were sixteen and I’ll love you forever.
Kevin Timothy Hopper II
Kevin Timothy Hopper II was born January 17, 1983 and his life tragically ended March 21, 2023 at 2:13 am due to a fentanyl overdose. Kevin loved his children, all six of them because though he had four biological, he cared for and lived his step daughter and nephew as his own. Kevin’s main priority was making memories as a family. He loved to play telestrations, ride bikes, play all kinds of games, have nerf wars, singing and dancing, he loved the times when we snuggled on the couch or went to the store to people watch, or to play video games. He loved watching his kids grow into amazing human beings. He cared for his family’s two dachshunds so much that he held them like babies. He loved staying fit and healthy and made sure to attend meetings to help maintain sobriety. He never complained when it came to doing things to make others happy. Kevin beat an addiction 5 years ago and helped so many other people struggling. He was a hard worker who strived to be better. Kevin’s last night of his life was great. He, his fiancé, his youngest son, and his step daughter had pizza and a dance party. His legacy will be continued through his loved ones. The best we can do for him is to share his story to honor him as a loving person who cared for others deeply. He was the best fiancé, daddy, and step daddy. He is loved and missed by so many.
In Loving Memory of My Precious Son
KURTIS WILLIAM ROCK
May 9, 1990 – March 25, 2018
Hard to realize 5 years have passed yet my grief has not passed at all. The world has changed but my love for you has not. I miss you more than ever, thinking about you every day. I am only thankful that your time spent in Heaven must be wonderful! I love you more than I can say, as always, Love Mom
James Matthew Penner
Our son James passed from this life to the next on April 8 2023. James was a wonderfull Father Husband Brother Son Uncle Nephew Grandson Cousin Brother inlaw and Friend to many. James was 41 years of age and left us all broken hearted and trying to find a path forward. He would not have wanted us to be sad. James would want us to carry on with our lives with him close by to talk to when ever we have a need and to face any challenges head on as he always did. We can’t speak of James much in past tense. We have him with us and thank him often for what he showed us all. His kindness love and genuine caring for all who spent anytime with him will be with us all forever. We honour our son James with kindness compassion and love to whom ever struggles and to their loved ones.
... Brian & Karen
I love and miss you my dear son. I am so proud of how hard you fought your addiction. Please remember me in heaven and know how much I will always love you my sweet boy.
Victor M Cambray, Rafael J Cambray, Trevor Cambray
You guys left too soon. All three of you are my brothers, your pain was released the day you died. The pain started in my heart. I learn everyday how to handle my pain.
I love you guys.
... Selina Cambray Ginger
Hard to write about it, even though it’s been 10 years. A decade has passed but it still feels like yesterday. I still forget I can’t call Roger and check in on him. When I see Roger’s daughter in town, I forget that she didn’t get to really know and love the person that I knew and loved. Oh man, it breaks me. He was so much more than a friend. Roger was so kind and compassionate, he cared for people so much that (at times) it hurt him. He deserves to be here today with his friends and family. We deserve that too. He’s my favorite memory now and will be for many more decades to come.
Such a beautiful young soul gone too soon, losing the good fight against addiction at 26. Mason was kind, gentle and a loving person. He loved cats and tinkering with technology, taking things apart and learning how they work by putting them back together. He had struggle with addiction for many, many years prior and thought he was invincible when it came to taking drugs, never once thinking an overdose could happen to him. Everyone is aware of the effects of addiction on those around an individual but the effects of an overdose are x100 worse. On October 10th 2022, I came home to find the love of my life, the person who I was supposed to marry, unresponsive on the floor due to an overdose. I gave him CPR until paramedics arrived, they tried life saving measures for about 30 minutes before pronouncing him deceased. I had known something was wrong as I was driving home, on the phone getting reassurance from his mother that everything was going to be fine, but it wasn’t. I counted down the miles home, the steps up to the front door, and seconds of me turning the key to know exactly what it was that I was going to see on the other side of that door once I opened it. I would never wish for this to happen on my worst enemy, absolutely no one deserves to go through this trauma first hand like I have, it is life changing and I will never be the same person. Due to this, I since carry Narcan everywhere I go, I know where Narcan is given out publicly and how to get it from a Pharmacy without a prescription. People are not defined by their addictions or mental illnesses, they are still beautiful people on the inside like Mason. I miss him dearly and think about him constantly and where/how my life would go if he was still here. I love you so much baby
... Kimberly R
Gregory Alan Bowler
Gregory was my oldest son. He was so talented, spoke several languages, could repair anything, had such a big heart, was so kind, and yes, he also was an addict who tried again and again to overcome his addiction. He would have never given up until he had succeeded. Nor will I never stop for medical help to be available for those who really want and need it to overcome their addiction. My son owed 175 dollars, so he was not timely prescribed the medication that would have saved his life when he relapsed after rehab, or which might even have prevented the relapse that cost his life. He is missed every single day! He left the world a better place. The same cannot be said for the person who delayed his getting the help they were required to provide. Anybody who is struggling with addiction and who asks for help should be able to get it. It should not be reduced to a business decision. It should be treated as the life and death decision it truly is. Let‘s fight for the changes needed so that the lives lost were not in vain.
... Gregory‘s mother
I miss you my beautiful child. You’ll never be far from my thoughts and always in my heart.
It has been 5 years since your son and I lost you. We talk about you often and wish you were still here to be able to see your son grow over the years. Your son is now in 7th grade and a great football player. There is so much of you in your son. Not just the looks but the heart. He will make someone laugh like crazy with the goofy things he does just like you did. He will help anyone he can just like you did. He misses you greatly. ❤️
My monster baby, you have been gone so long. I miss you everyday forever. I love you Dono
I miss you more than a moose. Please come home.
The whole town misses you Taylor.
My brother was more than his addiction. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin and a friend. He was human. He loved and felt so much, he was caring and had a huge heart. He wanted to be loved and give love. He was also lost and alone and learned later in life that his addictions went hand in hand with his mental health. He was always loved and will still be loved even though he has left this world. Forever 39, March 4, 2023. RIP little bro ❤️
Ryan Colt Anderson
Your biggest fear was that you would be forgotten, if the day came you were no longer with us. But it is nearly impossible to forget someone who had a heart of gold, an unforgettable smile and a love unlike any other. Always and forever will you be remembered, missed and loved.
Little brother I miss you so incredibly much. It’s been 3 years since your death and you are still constantly on my heart. I love you always and forever.
... Brittany Taylor
It feels like yesterday.
Not a minute goes by when we don’t think about you.
We are changed forever.
As a family we wish we could have done more to protect you and keep you safe.
We miss you, we miss your infectious laugh,
your spirituality, your perfect coffee making, your dedication to your grandmother, our early morning greetings and the pride you expressed when talking about Levi.
Our loss will always be there.
We love you and miss you forever x💔🌺
John J Gray
My beautiful John,
Just another young body tossed on the ground. Your founders knew your face but not your story. The blue tossed you like a piece of meat into the wagon. The pain of losing you is heavy, but knowing that you are free and out of pain gets me through each day. I’ll forever miss that crazy smirk of yours. Those funny Christmas’s you gave us. Your loving touch. Now I understand what you tried to show me and how much you suffered.
I love you until we meet again, my son.
Son, you are missed. My world is that much more empty without you here. In your name, we forge new paths to end this crisis.
Chef, boat mechanic, daddy, son, and brother, Timmy was a bright light in the world.
He was so talented, and could do anything he wanted to.
He loved any activity on the ocean. He was a great fisherman.
He taught himself to cook and became head chef of a restaurant.
He taught himself how do repair boats, and became a boat mechanic.
He took his girlfriend’s new baby under his wings and became her daddy.
He was best friends with his two brothers.
He was my ride or die. He was my precious first born.
He was loving and good to his very core.
He knew Jesus and helped many young men to stay on track.
The world lost a bright light the day he went to Heaven.
You are loved and missed every day.
Raul (Brocha) Hernandez
My dad accidentally overdosed on heroine on Aug 25,2018, he had always used but this was his first and last Overdose. He wasn’t perfect but he was my dad whom I love and miss everyday. Love your Pony
Kurt, you passed away January 3, 2022 at the age of 29. We acknowledge how hard you tried to beat this disease. You never wanted this for yourself and it hurt you so bad to see the pain it caused our family. We want you to know we never lost faith in you and believed in you and loved you unconditionally – even though you sometimes doubted our ability to do so. You were not meant to die that day. We will never know what really happened leading up to your overdose but we pray you have found peace and you are skateboarding through the heavens with your little brother Austin. Not an hour goes by without thinking of you.
The man under the tree
We were never told your name, like it was a shameful secret. We were not able to mourn or pay respect to a person with no name. You were let down by the system and it makes me so angry that nothing even changed after you passed away in such a tragic way. You are thought about often and I’m sorry.
You were a sassy ray of Sunshine with a heart as big as all outdoors. You had so much potential, there were so many people you would have been able to help with your story of resilience and tenacity. I miss you…
Scott Henry Naumann
May the circle be unbroken.
... M Nauman
My son passed away on December 7th 2019 and will be forever missed. Fentanyl poisoning took him away from his family and his daughter. One pill can kill. It not only took my son, but took all our hopes and dreams of what he was capable of. I love you, son. Until we have to meet again, one day closer to you! Love, mama
Phoebe was my best friend at the hardest time of my life. As a fellow military wife, she was with me through deployments, field trainings and so much more. Phoebe made every effort to make sure I was never alone. We spent nearly every day together for 3 years until our husbands were transferred to new duty stations and we had to separate. Phoebe took her own life at the age of 27, just 2 days before Christmas in 2018. She left behind 3 beautiful young children.
Evan P Heron
Gone but never forgotten, passed away due to an accidental overdose 8th November 2021
Not a day goes by where I don’t think about you.
To my big brother who not only fought for our Country but who also fought for his life through drug addiction, January 13 2022 my brother lost is fight with addiction. My brothers strength opened my eyes to my own purpose, to help addicts find purpose in their own lives and to educate people on Over doses, Narcan and the good samaritan law. Altapointe has made this possible for me and you both.
To A Loving Son In Heaven
Our time together was special
So were the memories we made
And although you live in Heaven now
Those memories never fade
I bow my head in silence
And remember my son with love And I know that you are up there Watching from above
Everyday’s a struggle And nothing feels the same And my heart breaks a little more Everytime I hear your name
You’ll always be remembered And time may heal my heart But a piece of me is missing Since the day we had to part
If Heaven is for Angels Then I know that’s where you’ll be And I know you will be waiting When Heaven calls for me
We lost my brother August 15th, 2022. A whole year without you. We miss you! We miss your smile, your laugh, the way you jumped up to help others, and most of all watching you with your boys. You would be so proud of your boys. They are handsome like you! I wish love could have saved you! The system failed you. You deserved better! Forever in our hearts. Forever 35. Sending you lots of love!
SIMONE FRANCIS HART
My sister I love you more than I can explain, I miss you more than I can express, I need you everyday still sister, though your no longer alive I know your at peace and no longer suffering, I promise to tell your children how much you loved them, and to tell them what a beautiful soul you were, I’ll forever cherish our memories, your name I will speak of, I will bring awareness and hopefully bring prevention of drug overdose to others by speaking your name, I love you so much, and I will see you again someday, please watch over me you’re now my angel.
My son, Justin Ian Crist
My son was born 2/23/1998
Justin overdosed from fentanyl poisoning in 6/3/2023 he was only 25. He struggled with addiction for 8 years and even though we went on that terrible journey through hell with him I loved and support him and stood by my son unconditionally
His smile lit up every room, he loved to see others laugh. My son had the biggest heart, he would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need.
He was my only son and I will honor him for the rest of my life❤️
... Mom, Carol
RaeAnna Elaine Kading
Christmas Eve 2019
You were clean for 10mo. We were all so proud of you… couldn’t wait to spend the first Christmas together in 8 yrs. But when you wouldn’t answer your phone I knew something bad happened. The whole family was waiting at your sisters house for us. I found you, but you were already gone forever… instead of showing up late with you, I arrived alone shattered in complete despair, not with gifts, good tidings, or Christmas Day cheer.
I had to tell everyone your sister your daughter, grandma, and all our family members that you were dead…
They say you can’t overdose on meth… And I say… is my daughter’s death proof enough to change your mind?
I miss you so much your beautiful eyes your silly laugh your loving hugs our lil’ pep talks and most of all your heart of gold… only God knows why… but on Christmas?? Why God?
I know you watch over us Annie.
I know you do… I forgive you.
I Love you forever 2moro as will every 2moro be
just another day without you
You are missed! I love you
6 friends .
I understand suicide yet unlike you my dear friends my attempt did not end my life. I love each of you each day . And live on in each of your names.
Roger Graham Jr
My Brother will be forever 34* he was born 8/5/83-5/23/18 he had a smile that lit up any room and was a beautiful soul! He lost his battle to this disease. Not one single day has went by where he didn’t cross my mind I will honor and keep his memory alive for as long as I live! I love you Roger & miss you every single day!
My brother Andy passed away on 9/1/2017. The last words I spoke to him in this life were spoken in anger. And while we had a very strained relationship, I loved him more than he ever knew. He was my first friend. My big brother. I wish we had more time to fix things. I wish I could tell him how much he mattered. I wish he were here. I love you, big brother.
hiraeth (n.) A deep homesickness; an intense form of longing or nostalgia for a place long gone. 💜
Jake William Senst
Our beautiful, loyal, funny wonderful boy, we miss you so much, it hurts everyday.
... Barbara and Robert Senst
Your sons love you and miss you and I miss you even more!!!! Making you proud. Keep watching over us! WE LOVE YOU
This tribute is for my Dad 9/2/1952-8/19/2011
He died of a methadone overdose. Daddy O you were my rock! You were always my biggest fan! Telling me how proud you were of me. I can still feel you cheering me on sometimes. I love you Dad!! You were the best Dad and funnest Grandpa B. Cheyenne and Denver had such a great time with you. I wish you could have been with us longer! I miss you RIP
David S. Gans! III
To our beautiful son, brother, relative, and friend! Such a kind and loving person, with a gentle and caring spirit. We miss you every day. Forever in our hearts. You will never be forgotten.
... Maryrose Gans
May your life forever live on in the hearts & minds of those who loved you 💜 i miss you dearly
Son, I wish I could turn back time and hug you so tight!! I wish you were here, you should be here. You are so missed and loved and I’m sorry your life ended so young!! Forever 24 my boy, until we meet again!!
James A Carroll Jr.
“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles When life is done. I’d like to leave an Echo Whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories. That I leave when wife is done”
We love you so much Jr. ! You’re missed by so many but you are always with us all watching over us with your handsome smiling face. Thank you for watching over us, we appreciate you. Remaining strong and always trying to make you proud. You were taken way too early but you may be gone here but you are never forgotten!
... Shannon Peters
My Brother Adam, Forever 39
Adam was a Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew and a friend. He would help anyone who asked. He loved the outdoors and photography. He would always have a camera in hand to capture photos in nature. When he was younger he was a Boy Scout and volunteer fire fighter. He was always looking for something new to get in too. Later in life after he was in recovery, he would read a lot and studied different religions and would find time to journal and meditate often. Finding his journals has been a gift to our family. He fought his demons for 8 years before they eventually won. It makes my angry and sad he is not here anymore. Our family misses him terribly.
Hey sweet princess, I love you so so much, my heart aches everyday without you around. You will be gone 2 yrs sept.17, it seems like an eternity. I celebrated your 33rd birthday August 9. I hope you enjoyed it. Sayge is getting so big, she misses you so much, she looks exactly like you. You are so loved and missed, I pretty much cry everyday because of the hole in my heart and life. It is so very tough without you, no phone calls, no visits, no smelling your perfume, or looking at those big beautiful blue eyes, hearing your voice, wondering what colors your hair would be. Your passing really took the wind out of my sails sweetheart. I know I will see you again, I will never let you go. Until then, rest easy in God’s arms. I love you, Dad.
Jennifer L. Nadeau June 13, 1987-March 5, 2021
My sister helped so many overcome their addiction, but couldn’t help herself.
You are missed everyday.
Richard Michael Harrington
My dad died of an overdose in the middle of the night on October 3, 2010. He was exactly 1.5 months away from his 42nd birthday. I was 18 and we hadn’t spoken for several months because I had to distance myself for my own wellbeing.
When he wasn’t using, he was the best dad. One that every kid wants and deserves. My dad was my idol. My dad was my Superman. We rode our bikes to 7/11 to get slurpees, to A&W for burgers and root beer floats. We played basketball and video games and board games. We cuddled and watched cartoons on Saturday mornings. We went hiking and camping and fishing. He would take me up into the Cascades just to have a snowball fight and build snowmen. When it snowed, my dad would wake me up in the middle of the night to drive around, finding the most pristine, untouched parking lots to do donuts in. My dad was a kid at heart. One of the silliest, goofiest, kindest, most gentle people that could ever exist.
My dad was a firefighter, a paramedic, an x-ray tech, and a phlebotomist. He saved people’s lives daily… until his addiction destroyed his life.
I spent all of the years leading up to his death and a few years after burning with rage. I thought that he didn’t love me enough to stop using. I spent so many nights sobbing in bed, begging and pleading to God for my daddy to come back to me.
I know now I was my dad’s favorite thing in the entire world. I know now that my dad wanted so badly to overcome his addiction. I know now that he tried over and over and over again. I know now that he was suffering from so much more than just his addiction.
I became a drug and alcohol counselor a decade later. Now I help save lives, in his honor.
I will love him fiercely and cherish those beautiful memories for the rest of my life. I’m so thankful to have learned what I know now, and I’m so thankful that neither of us have to suffer anymore.
Lyrics from Sober for Days by Me Vs Myself, the song that played right before I gave my eulogy at his memorial:
“I wanna live for something beautiful,
I wanna close my eyes and picture myself already there,
Feel the life I’d kill to have pour into me,
So maybe then I can see,
I wanna live for something so much more,
I wanna feel inside and hope that God can free me someday,
From these addictions I’ve accumulated over the years,
And be entirely sincere.
I know it’s hard to see me this way,
But trust me when I tell you I’ve been sober for days and days and days,
I’ve gotta live with the pain,
‘Cause it’s the only way,
That I can see you again,
‘Cause I know how this ends.
You know I tried my best to hide it,
You know I tried my best to fight it.”
Evan P Heron
You are missed and loved everyday hope you are at peace now all our love 💜
... Anne Heron
To my beauty in the sky, we miss you and love you so much. Looking forward to our reunion one day beyond the rainbow. Your voice will be heard💜
We miss you Allen Gordon. You left a hole in our hearts. You are loved!
Fifteen years ago today the 10th of July I lost you to overdose. Not a day goes by I don’t think of you. Mostly with a smile but some days I shudder thinking of the anguish and battle you had. What a brave soldier. You were a dad leaving me a wonderful gift, you were a son and a brother who kept us on our toes, made us laugh and cry, a friend to many, your grandfather’s love held you up and despite your battle each day you went to work and did your best.
I miss you, you are missing from our lives. Love you past the moon and back xx
Kasandra Rene Deleon
Craig, 1106/2023 we lost you to a heroin overdose. Wow our life has changed forever and the pain feels overwhelming for all of us. We said good bye on Friday 30/06/2023 to you knowing our family would never be the same. Wish we could just go shopping one more time and wish every day that my phone will ring and it will be you but it wont. what I would give for one more argument 🙂 We all love you more thank words. Perth WA
KymberLee Kay Phillips
February 12th of this year a overdose took my daughter away from me. Her name is KymberLee Kay Phillips. She is forever 20 years old. She is mommy! She is a daughter, granddaughter, aunt, sister, cousin and a best friend. I miss her everyday! No person deserves to lose someone to such an ugly disease so please anyone reading this…do what you can to help because even if you only help one person that can easily add up to hundreds of other life’s being positively transformed and possibly even saved over one person. That’s it! All it takes is one.
Jesse my beautiful boy. I miss your bear hugs, your little grin, running my fingers through your curls.
If only love could have saved you.
The worst day of my life was February 24, 2023, when we lost you at the young age of 23.
I love you so much. I miss you so much it hurts.
Rest in peace pep.
This is my youngest and only son Matt. Matt lost his life on the first day of spring, March 20, 2019 from Fentanyl poisoning.
Matt had many challenges but worked every day along side his dad doing irrigation on Sanibel Island. He was not perfect but we loved him & helped him as best as we could. He left his sister who had a very close bond with & never met his other sister that he never knew he had. He had many friends who he loved & always loved to make people laugh. He had a huge heart & his bear hugs were the best. He’s left a huge whole in our hearts. He is forever loved, missed & 26.
Life will never be the same without him. Remember each day is a gift & tomorrow is not guaranteed.
In loving memory of my son Jason Gryp. A beautiful soul taken way too soon.