Condolence & Memory Journal

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I didnt forget about you on Fathers Day. More like the opposite. I just didnt know not posting something would make me feel as guilty as it did.
I truly hope you know how big of an impact you made in my life. You are the best Grandpa anyone could ever dream of and you were the ultimate father figure in my life. Not a day goes by that doesnt hurt when I realize I cant talk to you. Wishing this wasnt permanent and that youd be back home to us soon. The hurt never seems to get easier.
Missing you today, tomorrow and forever. I hope you know how much I love you.

All my love,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   June 26, 2018

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Happy Father's Day!!! Wish that you were here to celebrate with us. We love and miss you more than you could imagine!! Thank you for always being there for us!!

Posted by Lisa - daughter   June 17, 2018

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Youve been on my mind a lot more lately. I mean, youre always on my mind but its been even more so. Maybe youre trying to tell me something? I sure could use your advice and comforting right about now. Still waiting for your sign. I love you so much. Hope heaven is treating you right.
Forever missing you,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   June 11, 2018

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Happy Memorial Day Grandpa You will forever be my favorite marine. I always was and still am so proud of you and the sacrifices you made for the country and our family. I love you so very much and I miss you so much it hurts.
Forever missing you
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   May 29, 2018

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It is Memorial Day and my thoughts, as always, are with you. You were so proud to be a Marine. Thank you for the sacrifices you made during your military service. Your family honors you today.

LOVE, LINDA

Posted by Linda Gauthier - Yorba Linda, CA - spouse   May 28, 2018

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Happy Birthday grandpa. It's your first birthday in heaven and I miss you so much. I hope you are doing everything your heart desires. I wish you were here so I could take you to five crowns and see that big smile on your face one last time. I love you so much and I miss you with all the little pieces of my heart that are some how left after you have gone.
I am forever missing you.
Love,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   May 12, 2018

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Today is your birthday. You would have turned 70 today. We should be celebrating that milestone together. Instead, I am missing you more than ever.

ALWAYS IN MY HEART, LINDA

Posted by Linda Gauthier - Yorba Linda, CA - spouse   May 12, 2018

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I wish more than anything you could have seen me walk at graduation and you could have been at my graduation party. It just isnt the same without you at all. Miss you more and more everyday and my heart is still broke. Love you forever Grandpa.
Forever missing you
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   May 07, 2018

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Well Grandpa,
I did it. I had my last day ever of nursing school yesterday. I know you were with me guiding the way. I told you that you need not worry, Id make it. And I did.
Love you. Wish you were here to celebrate with me.
Forever missing you,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   April 18, 2018

It doesn't seem to get any easier being without you. It gets harder every day. I miss your strength and your sense of humor. I miss our talks and doing everything together. You were a strong, quiet man that I first fell in love with when we were only fourteen years old. Thank you for your amazing patience and love. I pray that you are at peace and that we will be together again soon.

Posted by Linda Gauthier - Yorba Linda, CA - spouse   April 17, 2018

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Just really missing you, and all the things that you used to say and do!! So I'm lighting this candle as a reminder that I love you!!

Posted by Lisa - daughter   April 16, 2018

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Grandpa,

Found some old photos on my computer yesterday. Man, what I would do to go back in time. I found one from my last basketball game of junior year with you and my mom. You were always my biggest supporter and my biggest fan. I dont think you ever missed one of my games. I would do anything to go back and be on the court to look up in the stands and see you cheering me on.
Its so weird to me that Im never going to see you again. Im pretty sure it breaks my heart each time I realize that. This just really sucks. And I dont know why Im writing so much to you on here as if you are going to read it and respond.
Anyways,
Love you always and forever missing you,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - CA - grandchild   April 14, 2018

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Sundays are always hard. Thinking of you extra this morning. Love you more than words could ever express and miss you 100xs that.

Forever missing you,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - Yorba Linda, CA - grandchild   April 08, 2018

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It's been a month now since you were taken from us, and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and how much I really miss having you in my life. You were such an amazing, devoted husband to mom, a caring, loving parent to me, and the most incredible role model, and the only real "father figure" in Megans life that never let her down, and you always went that extra mile for her because you wanted her to know just how much she was loved. The world suffered a great loss when you were taken from us and I just hope that you know how much you were loved and appreciated by me. It's just weird to not see you at the house now, and not to hear you say "pay attention" as I'm going out to my car!! I pray that you have peace now, and you are pain free and always smiling because you definitely earned it. Love you...

Posted by Lisa Owens - Fullerton, CA - Daughter   April 05, 2018

Grandpa,

It's been almost a month, but it feels like just yesterday since you passed. I think about all of the memories we shared over the past 10 years and can't help but feel blessed. You are a great grandfather and an even better man. I am so fortunate to have met you and learned from you. Any time I need love or support ill look to heaven and know you're with me. Until the next time I see you, know I will always love you and miss you.

Posted by Wes Scott - grandchild   April 04, 2018

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Grandpa,

Today is extra hard and I wasn't sure why. Then I saw the date and realized it has been one month tomorrow since you left me. How is it possible for it to feel like just yesterday yet a million years ago all at the same time??

Love you with all my heart and forever missing you.

Love,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - Yorba Linda, CA - Grandchild   April 03, 2018

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Todays not easy. Its our first holiday without you. I remember one of our last conversations with Grandma was how I wanted her to make a big Easter dinner for us and you agreed that we needed a ham. My heart hurts a little extra today. I hope youre having a wonderful and beautiful day up in heaven.

Posted by Megan Owens - Yorba Linda - grandchild   April 01, 2018

Ive been a friend of Davids wife Linda since we were in the 5th grade and was at Linda & Davids wedding...oh so manny years ago. He was wearing a very big smile that day. He was marrying his childhood sweetheart. Linda and David always felt blessed to have found each other again. As his granddaughter noted, he seemed always to have a smile on his face. You could see his smile over the phone. Yes, he is missed by all who cared for him.

Posted by Terrie Anderson - friend   March 27, 2018

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Grandpa,
It's still so hard to believe that you have gone to Heaven. I miss you more and more as the days pass. You are so loved!!! I miss your smile and your hugs.
My world got a little darker and colder the day you left.
Forever missing you.
Love you always,
Meggie

Posted by Megan Owens - Grandchild   March 27, 2018

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You are missed every day'. A light has gone out of my life. You were my life. Thank you for sharing the last twenty-seven years with me.

Posted by Linda Gauthier - spouse   March 27, 2018