Submitted by: Betty-Lou Kristy
My Tribute: My son Pete. Who Pete was and what we were together.
As a baby he was perfect. I could not believe this precious gift was mine. He was my light in a very dark world.
His huge eyes reflected a pureness and innocence that made me heart melt. From very early in his childhood one could sense the uniqueness that was Pete.
He played soccer badly. He played football badly. He played hockey beyond badly. He also had a love/hate relationship with videos games because....he played badly.
He performed in plays and accompanied his nanners to all of the live theater events. He watched soap operas with me and we read movie magazines together (but I was forbidden to tell anybody) (smile)
Pete was a comic genius. He was weird, whacky and a little off the wall (like his mom)
Pete and I were two very unique peas in an unusual pod. we were perfectly IMPERFECT. Outsiders may have labeled us as dysfunctional, co-dependent.....and to a large degree that was true. But we were darn good at making it work for us and we loved each other immensely. He was my reason for EVERYTHING and he made me a better person. (he still does)
He also struggled with learning and self esteem. Depression and anxiety morphed. And with that he self-medicated with alcohol and drugs. A narcotic opioid prescription for Percocet and then Oxycontin started him on the road to destruction. The euphoric high made him feel like superman.
He was addicted and trapped.
I lost my super hero on Dec 23 2001 from an accidental mixed drug overdose (Oxycontin and psychiatric medication).
I miss him every second......
Submitted by: mom
My Tribute: My wonderful son 20 years old here in this family picture with green t shirt, died in long term rehab after 4 months of an overdose he stared taking herion in janurary 2014 went to rehab in October the same year he tried so hard and had so much hope as we all did, when the call came from rehab to tell us simon had died there i knew that nothing would ever be the same after that phone call. My son did´nt suffer very long from addition but it took his further away from him and with it also our hearts, our overwhelming pain is unbearable and i pray every day for strenght, he was an amazing boy with the most gental heart, his kindness touched everyone who knew him its so heartbreaking and sad that a drug can destroy so many lives. We will miss you simon forever and always your loving mum, dad and brother patrick xoxoxo.
Submitted by: Ricky Greenhalge
My Tribute: To the wonderful kid I adored. U are sorely missed and I am not the same without you.
Submitted by: Janean Marie
My Tribute: Missing the love of my life. Scott was 38 and he was very talented, generous and handsome man who had a demon that chased him. He was starting over, making a fresh start and then it happened.....temptation got him and what he thought was heroin turned out to be pure fentanyl and it killed him instantly. So young, so much future ahead of him. His family and I miss him more than words can describe. My heart has never ached so bad. We love you Thomas Scott, RIP.
Submitted by: Christina Lemaire
My Tribute: My beautiful baby girl died to an overdose 2/23/2015. She had checked herself out of treatment. She agreed to go back on 2/23/2015 at noon. Her father and I found her right before 11:00am that morning. My heart has never felt this kind of pain.
Submitted by: Margaret Docherty
My Tribute: R.I.P to my beautiful boyfriend Richard who passed away on Easter Monday 2015 I can't believe on the weekend I never got 2 see u on the Monday when u were supposed 2 come down because u took whatever u took after being off drugs for years and now ur not here I miss u so much can't believe ur gone as u knew how I felt about drugs im heartbroken and will never ever get my head round or over it!Love u x x x x
Submitted by: Bonnie K. Lupton
My Tribute: This is My Beautiful Daughter Katie Marie Lupton Who Died of an Heroin/Laced Fentanyl Overdose on December 02, 2014.
~"A Luminous Light Remains Where A Beautiful Soul Has Passed" ~ Antoine Bovena
I Miss and Love Her More Than My Own Being.
Submitted by: Liz Phelps
My Tribute: Miss him everyday.
Author: Maria Spitale-Leisk
Source: North Shore News
It was this weekend a year ago that Dylan went to sleep and never woke up. The night before was strangely normal. There was a trip to Capilano Mall to pick up school supplies. Later, Dylan would devour some Indian takeout, one of his favourites. Then after dinner, Dylan purposely sat down and watched TV with his dad. There was light-hearted conversation and laughter. Dylan’s dad would later describe it as a beautiful evening.
“He looked good. He was very happy. He was Dylan.”
Alan Bassler and Jennifer Woodside are still searching for answers in the death of their son, who died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.