- 20 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 13, 1992
- Date of passing: May 25, 2013
|For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see, There will be an answer, let it be....|
"Happy 24 Birthday Buddy,
Jay and Terra had a Wonderful Wedding last night, you are always on our minds and in our hearts. They played your song "Let It Be", your family and friends danced remembering you wishing you were with us. What a Special Tribute, Love Forever and Always Mom and Dad"
"We miss you buddy. May your passion and spirit continue to live within all of us."
"Sharon and Tim - I can not even imagine what you go through each year. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family."
"It's so still so surreal with you gone... It's unbelievable how many times daily...hourly I think about you. I can look at the dumbest smallest things and somehow u are my first thought. I know u are up there smiling, well as best you can, down on all of us. The new additions of the family will never know what a great person/uncle/cousin they are missing out on meeting. We will all try our best to instill your great fun and comical personality in them and do what we can to carry your awesomeness on. I love and miss you more than words can ever say Happy Birthday man. See you at the crossroads..."
"Happy birthday Nol, I get chills every time I look at your pictures, I hope that never fades. Missing you more than you know."
"Happy 23rd Birthday Nolly!
Celebrating the 20 years we had with you!!
I miss you as much as I love you, with every ounce of my being!"
"It's so hard to believe that you are not here with us to celebrate your birthday. I know Gram & Pap would be busy cooking your favorite foods and we would all go over to their house to eat and have cake and ice cream for your birthday celebration. I miss your great hugs, that magical smile and your pat on the behind. I miss you not only today but every day of my life.....Love you Honey and Happy Birthday, Until we meet again,
All my love, "Aunt Candy""
"Happy Birthday buddy."
"Happy birthday 23 mom and dad miss you"
"Dear Nolan, I had the pleasure of meeting your family at Natalie and my son Bradley's wedding in Mexico this month. Your family misses you and loves you so much, and I'm sure you were there looking over your sister on her special day."
"Think of you often Nolan. Prayers to your family."
"Thank you for all of your love Nolan! :)"
"Another year has passed. I still miss my little cousin. There will be an answer."
"Toughest day of the year
Let it be"
"“there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and even during the
the greatest times
we will know it
we will know it
there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
we will wait
in that space.”
Happy 22nd Nolan!
"Another year gone bye miss you more and more it is so tough everyday not having you around in our life
Happy birthday buddy
Let it be"
"It does not seem like a year already and yet it seems like forever since I saw you.
I'm grateful and fortunate to have had you for 20 years. Through all the celebrations, laughs, playing/ lounging, cooking/crafting, struggles, and
that one fight because you thought i stood you up at the pool (which i didn't) ha. -makes me laugh now
You have taught me some big life lessons!
Belief in myself- you we're always so supportive of what I wanted in life. When I'm feeling stressed or nervous- I can picture you telling me how proud you are of me and not to worry natty it will all work out.
And I can't tell you how much you continue to teach me.
I've learned a lot about myself in the past year. Strength, endurance, compassion, empathy, how to grieve, be vulnerable, express myself, & accept change. (all of course works in progress)
You may not physically be with us but I feel your presences everyday in my life.
Embrace life with an open heart knowing that no amount of distance or time can take away the love you have."
"Can't believe it's been a year
Miss him so so much
It doesn't get any easier time doesn't help
Let it be"
"Read this poem today called thought it was pretty awesome.
"Inscription For A Gravestone" .
I am not dead, I have only become inhuman:
That is to say,
Undressed myself of laughable prides and infirmities,
But not as a man
Undresses to creep into bed, but like an athlete
Stripping for the race.
The delicate ravel of nerves that made me a measurer
Of certain fictions
Called good and evil; that made me contract with pain
And expand with pleasure;
Fussily adjusted like a little electroscope:
That's gone, it is true;
(I never miss it; if the universe does,
How easily replaced!)
But all the rest is heightened, widened, set free.
I admired the beauty
While I was human, now I am part of the beauty.
I wander in the air,
Being mostly gas and water, and flow in the ocean;
Touch you and Asia
At the same moment; have a hand in the sunrises
And the glow of this grass.
I left the light precipitate of ashes to earth
For a love-token."
"It's been a tought day today not having Nolan around for Christmas
Miss him so much"
"Happy 21st birthday Nolan. Rest in peace brother. Forever Missed <3"
"I love you Nolan and miss you more and more everyday. Sharon and Tim stay strong for him like you always have. You guys are amazing. Natalie he looked up to you so much. His legacy will never fade <3 <3 <3 <3 p.s. I want a baby Freida! Love you guys if you need anything my whole family has your back!!"
"My condolences to you Tim and your family, did not know your son but he looked just like you did, I am sure he was a great kid remember all the good times for you will meet again. Ever need to talk let me know!"
"We all will grieve Nolan in our own special way. I would love to invite friends and family to share happy/funny memories, glimpses of hope, and give sorrow words. As someone who is far away from friends and family I feel this is a great way to share and support one another.
It is a place we can all go to remember!
I added a little story."
"To Nolan Family,
The entire Northwestern Hockey team sends our deepest condolences. I can only imagine the heartbreak for the entire family. May find peace in knowing that entire hockey world feels for all of you"
"To Nolan's family,
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I cannot imagine the pain you are all going through. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Christina Arneson (Natalie's mother in-law)"
"Tim, Sharon and Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. One of my favorite quotes is by Immanual Kant "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals". I believe this to be true and from my observations of Nolan and his treatment of animals, it's obvious how truly kind-hearted he was."
In Memory of Nolan Jaromir Wayne Smouse"
"To The Smouse Family,
We are all so sorry for your loss! God bless each of you with the strength to carry on each passing day, and to remember the good times during the hard ones. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!!
You don't know me, but I played hockey with Nolan for awhile and was pretty good friends with him. I was shocked to hear the news but you will all be reunited one day. You're in my prayers and he'll be missed greatly I am sure. Gone too young..
"Tim, Sharon and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Nolan's passing. It takes a while to heal, but the grief you feel now, will turn to wonderful memories you've shared with Nolan. We will keep you in our prayers.
Tim and Kathy Brocious and Family"
"Tim and family,
It's been a lot of years sense we have talked. But I just wanted you to know how very sorry I am to hear about Nolan. You and your wife are in our prayers!"
"Tim, Sharon & family,
We are so sorry for your loss.May the prayers and comfort of friends and family help you through this most difficult time. We will always remember the great times we shared around the baseball field.
Our thoughts and prayers, the Smerick family."
"Sharon, Tim, Nathan, and Natalie,
May the love of friends and family help you during this most difficult time in your life. Your family is in my prayers. May God help you find peace and strength!"
"Tim, Sharon, Nolan and Natalie,
Our hearts are aching for you. There are no words to express this kind of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Nolan will always be with you. Hugs to all of you. The Roudybush family."
"May memories of Nolan and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless.
Veronica and Jim Szybka"
"Tim, Sharon, Natalie, and Nathan,
Where do we begin? Our boys grew up together on and off of the baseball field. Those are some of the best years we can remember. What a great kid Nolan was! Our hearts ache for your family. Know that we are all sharing in your sorrow for we had our own baseball family. In our prayers, The Wolsonovich Family"
"To Nolan's family,
Wishing your family strength and peace, may God's love make your grief
bearable. From Terri & Keith Aunt Donna"
"Tim, Sharon, Nathan, Natalie & Family,
Over the past few days I've sat on Nolan's tribute page, not being able to find the best way to express my sorrow and sympathy; perhaps the lack of words perfectly describes how we all must feel. I hope that you find comfort in knowing how many lives Nolan touched in his short time with us. He will be forever missed - love you all."
"I didn't know Nolan, but having recently lost a young member of my family as well, I want to extend my most sincere sympathies to the family. I pray that God gives you strength through this difficult time and may he grant Nolan eternal rest.
Respectfully, Alyson Smith"
"I know I didn't know him in his older years but what a wonderful kid he was. He had become a great young man. I am so sorry this has happened. I pray for any type of comfort you can have which I know won't be much, if any at all. I am so saddened by this. I am so so sorry. May prayers help heal the heart.......I love you all!!!"
"Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back on all the memories help comfort you in the days to come. The little things that you remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter, will help to push away the pain and bring you joy again. God bless you all, you are in our prayers!"
"DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF NOLAN. DERON, JOANN AND LEXI ECK"
"Tim, Sharon, Nathan and Natalie,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
"Sharon, Tim and family, you're in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all."
"Tim, Sharon & Family
We send a heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Nolan. My heart is so sad for you. Such a loss is so difficult and I can't even imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
""Courage is doing what you must when doing what you must is the HARDEST thing of all".
The strength of your family,and the loving arms of God holding all of you, will see you through until the day will come when every thought of Nolan will bring a small smile that follows the heartache that is sure to last a lifetime. Prayers and hugs for all of you."
"I imagine there is no pain more far-reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you all at this most difficult time."
"Tim , Sharon and family,
We express our deepest sympathy to all
of you at this most difficult time in your lives.
We all know Nolan is one of Gods Angels.
Rest in Peace Nolan! Love the Gispanski's"
"Tim and Sharon,
You and your family have me and Dave's deepest sympathy. We cannot imagine what you guys are going through right now. We send our love and prayers."
"Dear Tim, Sharon, & family,
I am so deeply sorry for you. I remember when Nolan was born. I never had the privilege of knowing him, but I know how loving you are as a family & supportive of one another. We don't always understand God's plan for us, but we are told He does have a plan. I pray for peace for you. Love, Dawn Zellefrow"
"Tim & Sharon,
We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through now & words simply cannot express the heartache, love, thoughts, prayers and sympathies we extend to you during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you & your family the strength to go on knowing your angel will be with you every step of the way. ~ Crystal, Shawn & TJ"
"Tim and Sharon, we can not express enough our sympathy for losing your beloved son Nolan, he will be forever loved and missed ! We are praying for you both ."
"Sharon and Tim,
I can not even begin to imagine what you are going through right now. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. May God give you the peace and comfort you are longing for right now and know that he will be with you every step during this painful journey."
"Having known Nolan through the Langham family & watching him play hockey I want to send my most sincere sympathies to the Smouse family & to dear Stevie. I cant even imagine your feelings right now....may God bless you all and the memories carry you through the coming days."
"My deepest sympathy to all of you. I've known all of you for many years and I pray that God gives you the strength today and always to get through this very difficult time. I remember celebrating our birthdays together. Please know I will be thinking of all of you during the hard days ahead but I pray that God will comfort you through. Rest easy Nolan, you will be greatly missed!"
"Sadly missed, Lovingly remembered, Always in our thoughts,
Forever in our hearts.
God Bless you Tim and Sharon and may god comfort you"
"We never expect to lay our children into the earth, But; God's Blessings & Comfort at this pain that can not be explained,"
"Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. A wonderful precious gift has gone to be with the almighty god above. He will be safe and taken care of, just BELIEVE!"
"My thoughts and prayers are with you.God Bless you all."
"Sincere sympathy to each of Nolan's survivors. May God provide each of you with the strength and peace you each need to endure your loss.
Rest In Peace Nolan, may your memory be eternal.
Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory that no one can steal.
"To Nolan's Family from a Quilting Friend of Shirley
I sit here thinking what can I write that could help a grandmother , mother ,father and family to fill the emptyness inside at this time. There is nothing to say except that God will see you through. You will always have him in your hearts may God Bless you all."
"I am praying for Nolan's family and friends. Sweet memories and GODS love surrounds you always...my deepest sympathy, Ms. K..."
"My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the entire Smouse family. I first met Nolan when he played on my YMCA soccer team. It was the very first time that I had ever volunteered to coach. I kept calling him "Logan" and couldn't figure out why he wasn't answering me. My son then told me that his name was "Nolan"! Poor kid! Nolan was a great kid. He will be missed & remembered by all"
"My heart is with all of you through this difficult time. I have many fond memories of being at the house with Natalie, and Nolan (the typical little brother) always wanting to be around us. I pray for strength for all of you. Keep your close bond and take care of one another. Love to all. In my heart and memory forever."
"Although I don't personally know you, my heart truly aches for your family. I pray that Nolan is at peace in God's hands and that God will give you the strength needed at this difficult time. Sincerely, Joe and Janet Kovatch-Janovsky"
"Sharon & Tim and Family can't express enough sympathy and endless prayers to you all. I pray that God comforts you at this time of need. I know you have a wonderful family and friends that will give you all support you need and more. Hugs and prayers are sent to you and your family. Take care of each other. Dave And Marcia Jackson"
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Smouse family.
"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.""
"thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath; remember not the strife. Please do not dwell upon my death, but celebrate my life."
"To Nolan's family from fellow Penn State parents:
Weep not for me though I am gone; into that gentle night. Grieve if you will but not for long, upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest. There is no need for tears. For with your love I was blessed; for all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your"
"To Nolan's family,
I can't begin to imagine the heartbreak you must feel for the loss of your beloved Nolan. I have only
known you for a few years but I admire the love and
close bond that you all share and how you have
welcomed my daughter Kelly into your family. I am
praying for all of you and Nolan..."