- 52 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 14, 1956
- Date of passing: Jun 24, 2008
|Let the memory of Steve be with us forever|
"It's hard to believe that you have been gone seven years already. Not a day goes by that I don't have a thought or memory of you. But, you know that already. Thank you for listening when I needed to talk. Thank you for sending me "signs" when I'm asking for direction. I know that one day we will finally get to sit down and "have that talk" we needed to have years ago. You will ALWAYS have a very special place in my heart! And, who knows, maybe in our next lives we might finally GET IT RIGHT! Love you always and forever babe!"
"This note isn't to you, Steve, it's in memory of you. I believe, without shame, in something that cannot be seen but remains the hope of those who trust in God. I believe you're more consumed with being in the presence of Jesus than what is happening to me right now, because you understand my future is secure and that this life doesn't have to be the dramatic struggle we make it out to be. I know, because you see him. You are experiencing firsthand the peace the rest of us try and gain through "stuff" while we're here. I'm not enough of a theologian to make a compelling argument that though God promises angels to watch over us, that is not your purpose right now. You left behind something that is more important to me than a ghost type figure that shows up whenever I need you. God and God alone takes care of that. You have, however, left memories of a loving brother who would protect when i needed protection and encourage when I needed encouragement. An example of an unconditional love for family. You were human enough to be mad, but then forgive. Willing to express your views, like it or not, but just as quick to show your support. I think if I'm honest, I want to know I made a positive impact on others while I'm here. I really don't believe what I sometimes say, "I don't care what others think." And I can tell you, you made an impact. We still argue, but we forgive. We still deal with issues, but when we think about you, we are reminded that this special bond that God gave us, family, is one to appreciate while we can."
"you left earth 5 years ago ,, with little time i spent everyday and some night by you,, i was able to tell you i loved you,, and we watched a tiger game the first night,, stevie my wall above my computer is all pictures of you,, my wife julie ,, thats right i got married and very lucky to find her ,, you would of just adored her,, she has 2 sons who call me dad ,, and the oldest just had a baby so im a first time grandpa,, i miss you more each day,, but the present mark gave us of the man he played golf with in florida was priceless,,, i think in our own minds we pretended for a minute of seeing you standing next to mark you were here,, thanks for the talks brother,,, i have come along way in the last 30 yrs,, im still kitchen manager gonna be 5 yrs in april ,,, ironically enough april 14 your birthday,, i love you steve ,, and i know snickers was probly very happy to see you,, take care of him and let him know i love and miss him dearly,,, MERRY CHRISTMAS STEVIE ,, LOVE TIMBO"
"You left us with no warning our chances "Mine" was limited to one day to tell you I loved you, You could take our oldest plow truck and make it plow circles around our best , most of all you could calm the boys like no other and I always knew 8 numbers on a phone key pad you had my back , last night I knew not the number to heaven , Tired worn out and burned out I have refused to let go of a legacy you started with me in the Snow buss your teaching to young kids who now are older shine during every storm but that Void of me and you as owners is not there. Steven J Pickering ...... You will always be the heart and soul of Pickering Snow.
The day we stood in front of your casket your niece my daughter was pregnant for a little boy who reminds me so much of you , the times me and you spent together hot rodding cars, boats and bikes would come to a legacy with Kolton Issac who with no other words is smart beyond his age working now with me he reminds me of you little Pick . Mark said it best although we all have our familys and the times we spend together as I remember with my siblings and mom , but when anyone of us is in trouble we all have come to help each other something you taught us all......"
"I don't think I can find the words to express just how much you are missed here on Earth. I wish we would have had a chance to talk before you left us. But, I feel your presence and know in my heart that you are listening when I talk to you now. Had a memory the other morning when it started to snow of the "Pick's standing forest" made me smile. As do many things that I see on a daily basis or a song that comes on the radio. All wonderful memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I loved you then, and still do today. You will always be my special love."
"I never got to meet you, but for one afternoon I stood in your shadow.
I had the pleasure of spending a day with your wonderful family who made me feel at home.
I can testify that you are sadly missed but also that you are dearly loved. Hope you and pops have met up with my dad, he promised me he would look for you up there.
L8r dayz bro."
"Uncle Steve, we all miss you everyday!! I have two little boys that would have loved to meet you :) I know you always watch over all of us and keep us safe. Whenever there is a thunderstorm Kolton is convinced that you Jesus and Mr. Joe are playing basketball together :) love and miss you so much"
"The greatest tribute I can give to you is that since your passing we've been reminded there is no debt worth holding in our hearts against a family member, because money isn't important enough, there is no grudge that we should hold, because saying "I'm sorry" can't be enjoyed with a love one here, when that person is gone, there is nothing we can be asked to do for each other that is such a great burden when weighed against the contentment of coming to each others' sides while we can, and there is nothing more precious, more important, than the time we set aside to get together with family, because the truth of a great home coming doesn't always soothe the heartache felt in the mean time. Thanks, Steve. ,"
"5 years later...and thinking about the loss of you is still as painful as the day it happened. You live on, Uncle. In your little girl, who has become an intelligent, bright-futured young woman. In your brothers. So short was our time together...so long until next we meet. But I will see you when that day comes."
"Not a day goes by that i dont think about you son,your love that you had for every one of your family miss you and will never beforgotton"
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