- 34 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 19, 1978
- Place of birth:
Portland, Oregon, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 7, 2013
- Place of passing:
Spokane, Washington, United States
|Either we all matter or no one matters|
"I'm glad to find here to able to leave you message.
Around this time of the year, I've been thinking about you a lot.
I was honored to be your friend. It was really lucky for me to know you in korea, and I'm missing our funny memories teasing each other.
Rest in peace, sending Love to you and your family (Megan and Bill)"
"Think about you guys often and certainly more often this time of year. I continue to shake my head wondering why. . . .
Love to you,
"Hugs today. I know it isn't easy. Love, M"
"Hi Meg and Bill: Thinking of you both today and remembering Will. I know there is a mom in heaven who has made sure he got his chocolate chip cookies today. Stay strong. I know it's hard. xoxo"
"Bill, Meg and David--
Every time I look at my red wristband, I remember Will as a young boy. I am a director of Painting Pathways Clubhouse in Manitowoc, a member club of the International Center for Clubhouse Coalition Development. It is a member governed private charity for adults with diagnosed mental illnesses. I have come to appreciate the non-discriminatory nature of mental illness. Our annual fund-raising breakfast was last Thursday, and I was the speaker. I spoke about my aunt who developed a bipolar disorder late in her life, and Will. The story touched many lives, and helped result in many donations. Your mission to train law enforcement in crisis intervention means that some good comes from this tragedy. I shall continue to wear the wristband. I remember how badly he wanted to bungee jump after seeing Wade and Penny's videos.
Tom Van Horn"
"The years go slowly...sometimes rapidly but there isn't a week that goes by that I don't remember your loss, your horrible loss...but now when I'm with you I see some light in the "new yous" and a smile and I know Will would like that...I like that. I love you both...."
"I didn't know your son, but it sounds like he was a wonderful young man. I was a longtime customer at Star Video so I remember your family. We lost our 26-year-old son to cancer 7 years ago. He was just under 2 years younger than Will and graduated 2 years behind him. They might have known each other. My heart goes out to you. Losing a child in any way is so difficult, but this is especially sad. I will be making a contribution. Sending loving thoughts your way."
"Seems like yesterday as I draw my red Wristband on...Never forgotten...much much love to you Bill and Meg...not enough love to make memories be all that is needed but hopefully enough to ease some little part of the pain....xoxoxo"
"Bill, Meg and David--
I was searching for Dad's obituary when I came upon Will's. I cannot begin to imagine the depth of your sorrow. When Geri died, the Catholic bishop in Green Bay asked me whether I would have married her had I known she would have a premature death, That helped. Please let me know the charity for memorials. The family would like to contribute in his memory. Both Wade and Penny remember him well from 1995, and join me in expressing our condolences.
"Our lives will be judged on the quality as to how we lived. Will's life, although too short, was quality at its pinnacle.
To Megan and Bill, What a gift to be the parents of Will.
Love abounds and conquers all!"
"This life cut short leaves holes in many hearts. Will - your legacy lives on.
Love you Meg and Bill"
"I knew Will from morning b-ball at Port Angeles High School and from his family's store Star Video. He had a smile that always lit up the gym and was my kids favorite employee at Star Video. I was honored to have known him and he will be miss by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family..."
Please accept our deepest sympathies. I well remember your cub pack leadership; our "boys" will always be fondly remembered. May God bless and keep you.
"Each and every day you are missed."
"Will, I am sorry I never met you, but I know your wonderful family. I can only infer from the love and admiration of your friends that you were special. I read your M.A. thesis, and would have liked to talk about it with you. I found it very interesting. Rest in peace, and know that you are well remembered."
"Forever a Coug!"
"Forever in our hearts, ever in our thoughts."
"The mountains are full of life, they are strong and they are shining in the sunshine today - reminding me of Will and how he lived his life. I know a lot of chocolate chip cookies have been made in years past to send to Willie for his birthday. I'm going to try to get through making a batch today Meg. Love you guys."
"I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing his story with us. Will's death was not in vain. In the Bible at Psalms 37:10 it tells us that the God of all comfort will do away with all the wicked ones on the earth. In verse 11 it tells us that instead meek ones like Will will live on earth in peace. Until then, may your loving memories of Will bring you solace."
"With Love to you today and every day. We remember your smile and sparkly eyes, and how much you loved your family!"
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