Wednesday 19 July 2017

Steven's Day

On this day in 1994 we lost our son Steven
He was a young man studying art at OCAD
and full of plans for the future

As he drove to his summer job
he was hit by a car whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel
Our Steven had no chance
On this day of memories this poem by Ron Tranmer often comes to mind

The Broken Chain

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
We feel you around us all the time
and now, Steven, you have two little nieces to watch over
both named after you
Ashley Rose
Stevie Ray
Me thinks that would tickle you pink!
and boy would you love them


  1. Thinking of you and the whole family today Penny. I feel your loss, and the beauty of your words do not go unheard. Mother's love is so precious and never forgotten.

  2. Oh Penny...I'm SO sorry for your loss. That poem is a beautiful tribute to your son. xx

  3. So sad for you Penny and the rest of your family. And so sad that the little ones will grow up not knowing him, other than through your memories.

  4. Dear Penny - I'm sure that life has never been the same after your tragic loss. But I'm also sure that Steven lives on in the hearts and minds of all of those who knew him. Sending hugs and loving thoughts your way today. Pat

  5. Beautiful, touching post. I didn't know this Penny and I am so sorry for your family's loss of Steven and for Steven's loss of more years on the planet. xo

  6. Oh Penny, so sad
    So long ago and yet so near.
    Thinking of you

  7. So sad, but a beautiful post and tribute to him. Never forgotten.

  8. I am sending warm thoughts your way. It is always bittersweet to remember a lost loved one. Pain that they are gone, and sweetness that they were present and left you memories. Lovely tribute.

  9. (pretend you can see me thinking of you today)

    agent 002 became a 9 year old today. her daddy, 35.

  10. I'm sorry for these years of loss...your post speaks of your brave heart.

  11. Lovely words Penny - so sad for you. xx

  12. i have no words, but do have a hug for you.

  13. We also lost a son. At the beginning of the ninth month of pregnancy. Our first child. The next year our next son was born and is a healthy life-loving 16. But my thoughts are often with my first.

  14. Thinking of you and your family , Penny! Enjoy your little ones!!

  15. My thoughts are with you, as this month must be so hard every year. Having lost 2 cousins (brothers, aged 20 & 15) in a car accident years ago, I realise the ripple effect that the death of a dearly loved family member can cause. As you would know the hurt, grief & sadness for what could have been, impacts so many people.

  16. I'm sorry for these years of loss...your post speaks of your brave heart.



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