ForeverMissed

 This memorial website was created in the memory of Donald “Falcon” Mills who was born on Nov. 15, 1959 and passed on Jan. 1, 2010. He leaves behind a legacy of friendship and commitment. He will be remembered as a man that made family wherever he went

 

Do not weep for me for I have not gone.

I am the wind that shakes the mighty Oak.

I am the gentle rain that falls upon your face.

I am the spring flower that pushes through the dark earth

I am the chuckling laughter of the mountain stream

Do not weep for me for I have not gone.

I am the memory that dwells in the heart of those that knew me.

I am the shadow that dances on the edge of your vision.

I am the wild goose that flies south at Autumns call and I shall return at Summer rising


I am the stag on the wild hills way.

I am just around the corner

Therefore, the wise weep not.

But rejoice at the transformation of my Being.

In this life and the lives yet to live, and in the in-between spaces
I will always be with you 

Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 2, 2022
12 years since you left this life and you are still remembered. Thank you for spending time with me and for the love we shared. Xx
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2022
Hard to believe 12 years now. I miss you still. Love you my friend
Posted by Erin Brasil on January 1, 2022
2022 12 years have passed I still think of you and the fun we had all the crazy things we did we had a great time you are surly missed wish you were around to help me with my had medical issues and to talk to much love me
Posted by Erin Brasil on November 15, 2021
As weird as this sounds I saw a huge bottle of ranch sauce today and wished for a huge basket of onion rings to dip them in. Sweet memories of you miss you lots
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2021
Happy birthday!! I miss you a great deal. This has been a very rough year and wish you were here . You will never be forgotten
Posted by Barbara Johnston on November 15, 2021
You do know you are never forgotten. I did get married again recently but I know you are ok with that. I feel lucky and blessed to have known you and to have found someone to share my life with now. The picture with you and Jen is still on the shelf and will always be there - Love you big man xxx
Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 1, 2021
You are remembered on more than just anniversaries and birthdays. Forever missed means forever missed. Xx
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2021
I am missing you every day. This past year has been a very tough year and I am glad you missed it, and sad yet that you were not hear to put your own disposition and toke on it. Love you.
Posted by Erin Brasil on January 1, 2021
Another year of missing your sweet disposition and hearing your voice wishing i could talk to you the world has gone crazy and I'm glad your missing it much love Me
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2020
Happy birthday!! I really do miss you! You will always be remembered.
Posted by Erin Brasil on November 15, 2020
Happy Birthday my friend forever missed always in my heart
Posted by Jen Soper on January 9, 2020
It has been 10 years and it still feels like it was just yesterday that I had to say goodbye. I miss you very much still, and there will always be a hole in my heart that can't be filled. Hugs and love my friend.
Posted by Alyx Reese on January 1, 2020
Don, I can't believe it's been 10 years since I said goodbye. I think of you often my friend, and the empty space you left in our lives is still there. I hope you've found peace and happiness on the next part of your journey.
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2019
Happy birthday, I miss you! You haven’t been forgotten,
Posted by Barbara Johnston on November 15, 2019
Hey Old Man - 60 today. Just know that you have never been forgotten and are still very much in my heart xx
Posted by Erin Brasil on November 15, 2019
Happy Birthday my friend Miss you everyday my friend wish you were around things might be better idk but I know I miss you and your crazy ways much love me
Posted by Alyx Reese on January 5, 2019
I almost forgot, can you believe that? I don't know why, maybe because time really does soften it. But then I remembered and I grieved a little all over again. 
I miss you my friend. I miss having that one person that I could tell anything to and who loved coffee almost as much as I did.
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2019
Another year has gone by, and another year I have not stopped thinking about iyou and how much I miss you.
Posted by Lory Eisenach on February 23, 2018
Dearest Don. Time has come and gone. But your memory lives on and the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing you and calling you their friend. . I miss you today as much as I did 8 years ago. A lot has changed in 8 years but one thing hasn't changed and that is remembering your smile and your caring heart.I wish I could turn back time and this only be a dream. What I would give to hear your voice and to be able to see you. I would trade places with you if I could. But until we meet agan Soar with the Angels and save me a place in Heaven and a seat on your Cycle
Till we ride again
I love u my friend and miss u with all my heart....Wildbo ..a piece of my heart lives in Heaven.
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Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2018
I still miss you, hard to believe it has been 8 years, feel like it was yesterday.  Love you always
Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 1, 2018
You will always be in my heart, a part of me. Xx
Posted by Jen Soper on January 2, 2017
I miss you so much. I dont know I will ever stop missing you. Love you
Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 1, 2017
7 years and you are still with me. A part of my heart and soul and forever missed. Xx
Posted by Jen Soper on November 16, 2016
I am still missing you a lot. Think about you very often. Xoxoxoxixi
Posted by Jennifer Johnston on November 15, 2016
Thinking of you today x
Still miss you loads.
Posted by Erin Brasil on November 15, 2016
Really miss you my friend so glad and grateful that you were apart of my life

Xoxoxo
Posted by Erin Brasil on January 5, 2016
I miss you my friend even though im going thru alot i feel your hand on my back and your kind words of encouragment and i take on this battle
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2016
I am thinking about you today. I still miss you very much
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2015
Happy Birthday. Missing you
Posted by Jennifer Johnston on November 17, 2014
I miss you. I wish I could talk to you.
I know I can, that you're there to listen but it's not the same.

I'm going to learn to drive again soon, the last time you thought me. The last time I scared the bejaysus out of you with some very dodgy brakes.
Posted by Jen Soper on November 16, 2014
Ian thinking about you today. I really do miss you
Posted by Avis Barry on January 2, 2014
Dear One,

You are sorely missed by us all. But we know you have been looking after us from up above. Fly with us as we ride in your honor Falcon!

We will never forget your love and care! And we will always hold you in our hearts and be better for your presence in our lives!!

Love you!
Avis
Posted by Tweet Smith on January 2, 2014
While the world is sadder without you my friend.. heaven is a much better place. I miss you.... so much.
Posted by Alyx Reese on January 2, 2014
an old tree sways in the wind
the elements stripping its life
one storm at a time

alone, an empty landscape
the bitter wind blowing
chilling the pieces of my soul

me, the tree, both
alone, bowed by wind and time
reaching for the sun's warmth

the wind blows thru the branches
hollow sounds in my mind
whistling through pieces of my soul
Alyx
Posted by Dani D on January 1, 2014
Don, you are always in my heart and my thoughts today and always, you are always missed and I am so great full and honoured you came into my life and were one of my best friends, love you my friend always xoxo
Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 1, 2014
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

I just know the road is rising to meet you ....and you are still around. Love you xx
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2014
I am thinking about you today and I miss you. I will never forget you ever.
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2013
Happy Birthday I wanted you to know I really miss you.
Posted by Barbara Johnston on November 15, 2013
I know they probably don't have birthdays where you are but here it is still a special day for you. Happy Birthday sweetheart. Just so you know that it is not just today that you are in my heart and on my mind. Love you always xx
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2013
I am thinking of you today, and I am missing you very much. Thanks for being the great friend you were to me.
Posted by Barbara Johnston on December 31, 2012
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more" (Noah - The Notebook)
Thinking about you this evening and knowing that you are with me always.
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2012
Happy Birthday, I miss you very much, and have been thinking about you today.
Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 1, 2012
We do not mourn for the absent, why then for the dead, who are effectually no other?
In some respects I have lost what I had; and in others, I retain still what I have lost. It is an ill construction of Providence, to reflect only upon my friend s being taken away, without any regard to the benefit of his being once given me. (Seneca)
Posted by Jen Soper on November 15, 2011
I will always miss you. Today you would have celebrated another birthday!!! I will always remember you and all the kindness, and sound advise you gave me.
Posted by Tonda McDonald on May 23, 2011
I'm am at a loss for words as I just found this site to find that Don had passed. I am so saddened by this...he was such a sincere and caring person. He was one of my best on line friends and my family enjoyed his visits as well. He will continue
Posted by Dani D on January 1, 2011
My Friend, you were a ray of sunshine in our lives, you were and will always be in our hearts and minds..I am honored to have you in my family, my wonderful big teddy bear of a friend. we as vera said we will always be here for Barb and Jen, they are now and always will be in our lil wonderful family in this big world...love and miss you my friend
Posted by Ronnie Britsch on January 1, 2011
Don you blew in with a smile and laughter. You gave me one more friend and family member in just yourself but the ones who came with you are a testament to the person you will always be to me. Kind, caring, loving, laughing.
Posted by Vera Dempsey on December 31, 2010
Don; gone but not forgotten.
You made Barbara so happy and we will always be here for her. Barbara said it all.
Posted by Barbara Johnston on December 28, 2010
"We do not need to grieve for the dead. Why should we grieve for them? They are now in a place where there is no more shadow, darkness, loneliness, isolation, or pain. They are home."
— John O'Donohue (Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom)
Posted by Erin Brasil on December 18, 2010
We my family and I are grateful that we got to know "THE FRIENDLY GIANT" He was a great man. He was full of love was also an "AMAZING GRACE" to all who met him. He was soo full of love and understanding. You maybe gone Don BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN
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Posted by Barbara Johnston on January 2, 2022
12 years since you left this life and you are still remembered. Thank you for spending time with me and for the love we shared. Xx
Posted by Jen Soper on January 1, 2022
Hard to believe 12 years now. I miss you still. Love you my friend
Posted by Erin Brasil on January 1, 2022
2022 12 years have passed I still think of you and the fun we had all the crazy things we did we had a great time you are surly missed wish you were around to help me with my had medical issues and to talk to much love me
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Shared by Erin Brasil on January 1, 2020
I miss you think about you lots happy new year 2020 wow 10 years so hard to believe still hurts like it was yesterday you creep into my dreams and let me know all is right your still missed I still get sad to think your not available when I have the hard questions of life that I need to bounce off of someone I miss you 

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Shared by Jen Soper on December 4, 2010

Halloween was his favorite, and he would make all of his costumes himself.  My favorite memory of this was the year he decided to be Homer Simpson.  He spent many hours making latex brows, and eye sockets, etc... so he resembled homer completely.  We got to the hotel and he was attempting to put his "face" on and the adhesive just would not work for some reason.  So I said you already have Homers facial shape pretty much, why don't you just paint your face yellow and I bet it will still look great.  He decided to give it a try.  When the rest of us were finished getting dressed in our costumes we headed downstairs to the party.

They had a cardboard cutout of Homer there so I "made" him go stand by the cut out and had his picture taken so that he could see for himself that he was Homer's twin... LOL

There were many other parties and times we shared but this particular party stands out as this was the party that showed me that he really was a true friend through thick and thin.  Those that know that story know exactly what I am saying. 

He helped me on many occassions, from helping me fix and set up my grill, to listening to me on many occassions.  Including some self esteem issues I was struggling through, he would not sugar coat anything he would tell me openly and honestly exactly what I had to hear, and everything he said was true.  I grew up a great deal following his advise. 

I so miss this exchange, but any time I do anything now that I am unsure of I stop and think, what would Don have said. 

I will always love and miss him, and will never ever forget him.  I know he his never that far away as he is always in my thoughts and he will always have a corner of my heart.