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Tributes

Remembering those who have died or been injured because of overdose is an important part of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Tributes will be posted below as soon as they are approved.

Please be aware that as this is a public forum, any use of profanity or personal attacks in Tributes may lead to the Tribute not being published.

Michael R Courtorielle 10/15/82 02/04/18 who was I to know that God was gonna call you home that morning after you had a visit with your kitty’s. I often think if there was some way I could have changed that morning. I’d do it in a split second .I miss you so much my heart aches to hear your voice. Your kids Isabella and Carter (smiley) are a total reminder of who their dad is. Mikey your brother Shawn has never been the same since you left us. I want you to know you will never be forgotten cause you were truly loved here on earth. I love you my boy, love mom oxox til we meet again

joann

my lil sister stina was a very optimistic person no matter one she stuggled with addiction to meth and had anger outburst and she decided to go to rehab new yrs day 2021 and she stayed a month and came home and got on her feet and she relapse when she had covid asystmatic symatic she sometimes didnt pick up the phone when we called or text we never thought of anything being wrong. so a friend went to her apartment where her and her 6 yr old lived and found her dead aug 29th she had been deceased 15 hrs before she was found and my neice was alone with her all that time i miss her so much i see her everywhere

patricia

my little sister struggled with addiction for a while with meth and decided to go to rehab on jan 1st 2021 she went to rehab and stayed a month and returned home and lost her battle august 29th

patricia

My brotherbear Drew, I love you with all my heart and soul. I miss you beyond words. My heart broke the day you left and I will never be whole again. I pray you’ve found the peace your beautiful soul deserves. I can’t wait for the day I see you again ♥️ Forever 27 👼 💘love your sister Mina

“Some souls are too beautiful for this world”

Mina

Brittany Edwards
My beautiful daughter. Such a sweet spirit and soul. I miss everything about you every day. I love you always and unconditionally.
08-30-85 to 07-22-2021

Forever in my heart ❤️

Melody

Jonathon Scott Musacchio

11/16/96
10/13/21

Forever 24

My precious son, I miss you everyday. You’re dancing with the angels in Heaven now. Oh what a beautiful day it will be when we meet again. You will never be forgotten and you will always be my Sweet & Low.

~Mommy

Lori

For my brother in heaven,
I missed you today I will miss you tomorrow tears in my eyes and a heart full of sorrow I hold on to the memories of the great times we had I grieve for what I lost but I am grateful for what I had.

Kole Boucher 09/12/21
💙💙💙💙💙

Rebecca

Matthew Ryan Crawford
1978-2006 Forever 28
Matty you were and still are my best friend. A part of me died with you on that June night. My nightly call to you in Oregon from Missouri wasn’t what I thought it would be. Your co-worker had to tell me that you had died from a drug overdose the night before. I felt like I left my body for a minute and was watching myself on the phone as if it was a movie. “Not real”
But it was methadone and cocaine dosent mix!!
I miss you so much. I wish I had never left Oregon and you behind, maybe things would be different. I can’t believe this June it will be 15 years since you left us and went home!! I know I’ll see you again, and I know that you know how much I love you!!
LOVE YOU MISS YOU HOMEFRIES!!
ELIZABETH

Liz

For my husband Neil, 53 years old dad to our 3 amazing children and grandad to our beautiful Granddaughter. 28.09.1967 to 14.06.2021 if love could of saved you, you would still be here now. XXX

Karen

Jordan Spencer Clark, Doesn’t seem possible but we are coming upon the 4th year since you went to Heaven my friend. 1/23/2018. I miss you as much today as then it seems. Your family are still in my prayers daily. In some ways it feels as if I have finally come to except the fact you’re not here, yet I think one doesn’t get over the hurt… we just get used to the pain really. I’m thankful you and Mom are not here what with the covid and the crazy way this world is spinning it seems. I know you and Mom are fine in Heaven!!!! And hope one day to see you again and maybe we can just hang out on some clouds!!! Know you are Loved and You are missed Always my Dear Friend.
Cheers…

Mick

Zack, 12.23.2020
I miss you so much. Your kind heart and sweet soul. Bipolar 1 took its toll on you. You kept trying. You were brave and courageous. Life is not the same. I miss you getting all the jeopardy answers right. I miss your hugs, I just miss you, 💕💕Mom

Leslie

Happy Birthday Kevin, my guardian angel.

Today you would have been 23 years old. You were taken from us far too soon and we miss you every day. I wish we would have had more time together to make memories and share laughs. I love you and you will always have a place in my heart. I’m proud to be called your sister, the world lost a really great person the day you left us.

Rest easy little bro. Love you forever.
12/10/1998-9/26/2021

Andrea

My heart is forever broken. My precious beautiful boy I love and miss you so much. Save me a seat up there in heaven. I will see you again. Love Your Mama

Leah

Jennifer Rose Johnston Arnette. She was an amazing mother to her daughter Halle and her son Rocco. She was my wife of nine years and my soulmate. She had been clean for almost 2 years and was working as a substance-abuse counselor. She died on October 2nd 2021 from an accident no drug overdose from fentanyl. She will never be forgotten.

Thomas

My beautiful son, Ryan, died on July 31,2021. He died of a massive drug overdose. I have already previously lost my only daughter,Jillian, in 2006 from a fatal car accident. The saddest part of all this, is I never got to say goodbye. My heart is 💔 beyond repair.His loving Mom, Rita

Rita

Justin, I promise you we will keep your memory alive <3 Forever 31 <3

Shawna

I miss, we miss you and love you always

Tabatha

Jey, I miss you so much. Your smile , your warmth…you were my best friend & I love you still. My heart broke July 29, 2020, when you died. I wish I’d been there, I wish you’d have let me in . You were such a joy to so many, people really responded to you . The world lost a bright light – you had so much more living to do even if it wasn’t with me , you should be here. Your absence is crushing.

Amy

Keith, my dear blue eyed fair haired son…today is my birthday, another year you are not here to have your favorite cake and help us celebrate…mom and I and Kara miss you so…words are useless, tears keep falling…someday I will hitch a ride on a bluebirds wing and join you over the rainbow…until then we will think of you, and love you, and hope you found the peace and serenity you could not find on this earth…Dad

Edward

I miss you my Beautiful Daughter ❤

Brehanna Cheyanne
10/1/2021 Forever21

Can’t wait to see you again! Your story will be told by those who love you the most.

Love,Mom

Elizabeth

Jamie Christopher King

You are missed beyond measure ❤️

Love you always!
Misty

Misty

Lost my younger sister on Nov. 1 2021 to an overdose. She left behind 2 kids and 2 grandkids. This has to STOP. I love you Bridget.

Bonnie

My heart is missing you every moment of each and every day my sweet boy. Your mama loves you forever and for always…..

Dina

Our beautiful boy Buddy Your presence here with us was to short . I thank God everyday for your life and time with us. We will always embrace the memories of 25 years we had as a family with you . Your laughter ,smile , jokes and kindness will be missed immensely. We love you so much and miss you sweet boy.
Mom and Dad and The Family
Buddy “Frank “ Cano
June 15,1995- November 10,2020 ✝️

Debbie

Jimmy Rao
You are the wind beneath your sisters wings… your short stay here on this realm impacted the lives of many and although you were lost, you helped many find their way. Funny how life works.
Fly high Jimmy

HAP

Lyndsey Ross
You saved me
I couldn’t save you
Never ever did I think you’d be one out of the 10
I miss your smile
Your infectious warmth
I miss your loving nature
I miss your passion towards Tom Brady (you’d be floored now)
I miss your over Exuberant recipe ideas
I miss you
Love always and always in my heart
Heidi

Heidi

Brett your missed daily! Your mere presence was enough to light up a room. I know your watching over all of us, especially Heather and Mom.
Please know your loved in heaven as much as you were here on earth… that’s right drivvaaaaa!!!

Brett

My beloved sweet Suga Shane who was my Godson and very loving sweet handsome awesome truly wonderful
an incredible young man who was loved by everyone who knew him.
I miss you every minute of every day and those great bear hugs!
You will always be on my mind and in my heart forever and I will keep your memory alive to Layla and Aniyah your sweet beautiful daughters!
God bless you and until we meet again!
Love you forever! Aunt Lynn 💜💜🥰🥰😇😇🙏🙏

Lynn

My Dear son Cameron overdosed on September 15, 2021. He was 32. His dad and I loved him more than he could ever imagine. We wish we could have helped more but we truly felt we did all we knew how. We pray for all those who walk this path that they allow people to help them. Drugs are not the answer. He left behind a lovely daughter 🙏🏻 Please pray for all parents who lose a child this way 🙏🏻❤️🦋

Diane

My brother aka B.J. Brandon James Watkins 1984-2020. Last 19 years of his life he was paralyzed. He bought $200 worth of what he thought were Xanax bars but were stamped Xanax laced with FENTANYL. By time he realized what they really were, it was too late.

Corey

This is my brother Kole, he died September 12 2020. Fentanyl overdose

As kids, we lived together
We fought, we laughed, we cried.
We did not always show the love,
that we both had inside.
We shared our dreams and plans,
and some secrets too.
All the memories we share,
Is what bonds me now to you.
We grew to find we have a love
that is very strong today.
It’s a love shared by our family,
that will never fade away.
You are my brother not by choice,
but by the nature of our birth
I could not have chosen a better one
you were the best on earth.

Rebecka

Our dear friend Max, so sweet, loving and smart, lost his precious young life to an overdose on the eve of his 21st birthday last year. We love you and miss you.

MaryEllen

This is for my friend Jill. I know Jesus has you in his arms. I also know you can be with your mom now. I will never forget you my friend. You are free now. I miss you terribly. I love you!

Cheryl

Y husband Jason Robinson
He was my best friend💏,my❣️ My King he had the BIGGEST ❣️ He taught me so much about Good life, and that true pure love is real. A piece of my 💔 DIED the day God called him home. He Overdosed on bad heroin with fentanyl in it. I found him, he was gone. He was only 39. Love u Jay. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. I’ll see u in paradise Daddy, till then watch over us (DaddysGirls). We miss u soo much I know you’re here with us cause we both feel you’re presence n the Lil things that could only be u 💋❣️🌈

Kathi

Stefania “Goose”

Gone too soon, gone too young.

We will not forget you. Your passing is not in vain.

Anna

Amanda I love u so much I don’t think I can live without you. Love mom

Tammy

Brit Alex Hoskins was a man loved by many of us! He self-medicated for his mental health with heroin and other substances. I didn’t want to start this off with that info but I did exactly for that reason. He started life here on a good note and ended on a very hard and sad note for us and I do believe for him self as well. So this tribute will be honest and it will begin with the hard and sad news but we will end it with the amazing story of who Brit was when he was able to get past his addictions and afflictions. Brit could tell the best stories I have ever been immersed in. When I think back to the nights of us sitting together on his front porch in the middle of the night to smoke a cig before bed, I can still feel and smell everything around me. I remember one time specifically so well I can see and hear him tell it. He was scrunched down on one knee with his carhart on and smoking a Marlboro Black. Speaking of Todd, his best friend and him. His smile was glowing almost as if it were the moon lighting up my dark sky. And he knew it. I think it’s why he loved telling me stories. He got so into the stories like he was reliving the events happening. He had a way of making you feel that energy, he had a way of feeling my energy in a split second if my mood changed. Before I even had time to react consciously to whatever it was. He was truly amazing in so many ways. He battled so much so often and I used to be so mad at him, but I cannot be mad at the man I wanted and would have spent forever with. I begged God for weeks to give me a sign he made it to heaven and was better now. A few weeks later I had totally forgotten. I was bawling that night driving home in a hysteric. But I dreamed and the clearest view still right now as I think back to it was him in the back seat of a truck in his blue shirt and carhart coat with bluejeans and his boots. Knees bent, elbows on his knees and smiling that moon loving grin that still melts every bit of my soul. He told me he was okay that it is okay for me to feel how I feel he said more that I remember being astonished by but now I don’t remember clearly but ill tell you I do remember the glow and the light from above him just enough to think how odd it was and to know that it was a part of the message . He told me he loved me and I leaned back and I awoke with tears streaming down my face and almost hyperventilating from joy and relief for the first time since he had passed. I still struggle but I’ve made progress. He and a few other tribal moments have brought me closer than ever to God. And in a way I think it was him doing so since I got him into church and remember him crying the day he saw he was on the prayer list there. The look of love and acceptance from him I’ll hold dear to my heart until my dying day. I’ve seen his gratefulness for my love and in that moment I knew he loved me so.

Sam

My sons friend .. only 18 .. wish i’d known her better . She had all her life in front of her to live .. tragic she felt she had to end it 😢 she’s greatly missed by my son and her other close friends. Even though i didn’t know her well i feel her pain in my heart … RIP Jessie xxx

Stella

My life, my world, my 1st born baby boy died from Fentanyl poisoning. There is an ongoing criminal investigation in Wisconsin where I live to arrest and charge the dealer with murder! I am fighting to legalize Fentanyl test strips in Wisconsin so that it will save countless lives, and families from having to go through what I am. The technology is there. Legalizing it in every state is the goal. There is no benefit from not legalizing it. My son would be alive today had he known. Austin Belling 02/12/93-09/27-21 (forever 28). My son was battling mental health illness and the medication he was on was not helping, which he expressed over and over again to his doctors. He in turn started self medicating. I do not want my son’s life to be in vain. I do not want another mother to have to feel this pain. I am broken. Thank you for your time in reading this.

Daeni

Sean, at 21 you should be here with us. I love you, we all love you. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with. You are my son no matter what and I will always wish you were home playing games and watching movies with us.

Cindy

I want to give tribute to my only son, Jerry Holt. He was a beautiful person and I miss him so so much!! See ya soon bud!

Christine

RIP Timothy Kyle Frazier (1981-2021). Kyle was an amazing person. He was a multi-talented. A father, a brother, a musician, singer, songwriter, carpenter, fisherman, hiker, a kayaker. Kyle leaves behind a 3-year-old, and 16-year-old son. Kyle struggled with addiction on and off for most of his life. He had been out of rehab for only a few days when he overdosed. Kyle will be missed immensely. We love you Kyle.

Caleb

Always in my heart. My beautiful daughter.

Toni

My heart hurts everytime I think of you and this private struggle you never wanted us to know about that stole you away from us, far too soon. Your beauty and heart…shadowed by the darkness of despair in those hidden hours, away from us. Alone. Unsure. Ashamed. You were sick and we didn’t know how sick. We couldn’t help. We weren’t given a chance. We didn’t ask the right questions. We didn’t insist on the real answers. We let you slip away and now there’s no coming back. I still can’t process it. You deserved a chance, a chance to fight, to learn in rehab. To overcome the shadows. To find your own light, your own happiness, your own identity free of this stain. The pain is so real and I’m so sorry, I’ll never not be sorry, you weren’t able to let us in, that we weren’t able to open those doors to your despair. I love you, dear CED. Always and forever. I’m sorry I failed you.

Jennifer

R.I.P. my baby (Brady) and all our beautiful angels, forever in our hearts 😇💜
#Forevermissed #Foreverloved #Forever24 #Addicttoangel

Jules

On July 31, 2021 my life change forever. My little brother Bobby Davis passed away from an overdose. He was 37 years old. He left behind a 15 year old daughter who worshiped the ground he walked on. He had a huge heart, a huge personality, and a one of a kind spirit. He struggled with his addiction for many of years along with many health issues. The person he became was not the person he truly was. I miss him everyday and cherish all the memories growing up. I love you today, tomorrow, and forever. It’s never goodbye it’s see you later. Rest easy my angel

Nicole

I would like to post multiple tributes. I will keep their names anonymous. My partner’s best friend, one of his friends’ brother, and my partner’s brothers’ three friends who all passed from overdoses this year. May they all rest in peace knowing they’re loved and that their families are loved. A special tribute to all lives lost from overdose because everyone is important and every person matters.

Taylor

Forever missed my son Jason may God protect you I love you

Robin

Raymond you left us so fast.My baby brother overdosed on a deadly combination of drugs.So many dealers not enough punishment.

Debbie

For Samantha T who just passed away 8/30/21. Her death may not have been a overdose but drug usage is what is ultimately the cause. This is a reminder that drugs can take away and destroy in many different fashions. Sam was a truly awesome person to be around when happy but fearsome and tougher than nails when angered. She loved life and had so much to give. I only knew her for a short time but I will always remember the time I had and know I am a better person because of the time we spent together. I’m definitely a stronger person than I was before I met you

Danny