Posted by: davidalemmink | September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14

Today I post with a heavy heart.  David is gone and he is finally pain free.  We are so happy for him but mourn his loss.  Charlie, Angela, Elisabeth, John and I, along with his whole family, feel his loss deeply.

The last 17 months have been difficult.  David stoically fought his battle with beauty and grace and we are so proud of him.

Maybe someday I will be able to post about the months of August and September.  Right now, this is all I have.  I am sorry not to be able to do more.  It is just too painful, but I am sure you will understand.

Thank you all for your loving, ongoing support. We are uplifted by the love of those around us.  God truly is good to bring so many loving people into our lives who care for us so beautifully.

With all my love,




  1. Dear Connie,

    I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. May his memory be eternal!

  2. So many heavy hearts, the efforts to uplift are sometimes easy, sometimes a challenge. It’s nearly impossible to do it alone, thanks for so many to help ease your pain.

    Love, Juliet

  3. Connie,
    My heart is breaking for you & your family. You & your family are in my thought and prayers.

  4. Connie,

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.


  5. I am so sorry! You and your family are so special and so LOVED. Thank God that David is now pain free. I am going to continue to pray for you and your family. This cancer has been so cruel and you have all handled it with such grace.
    I love you!
    Psalm 34:18
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

  6. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family at this difficult time. May David’s soul rest in peace.

    With love,
    The Bujala Family.

  7. Remember all the great memories and treasure them. Our loved ones are still with us but they are pain free.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am glad that I was able to reconnect after so many years to share and reflect on the importance of old friends and fond memories. Kindest regards.

  9. May his memory be eternal.
    Love, Lexie and Mark

  10. May the angels lead him into Paradise, and may God comfort all of you.

    Love, Jane and Deno

  11. Connie, you and your kids are in our families prayers. You and David have been wonderful role models for them, showing strength and grace and courage. Davids battle is over and he is at peace.

    With love,
    Jane, Jerry, Alex and Kate

  12. The whole Lemmink family will continue to be in our prayers. Please know that you have friends to lean on. We love you!

    Walter and Sue

  13. I’m so sorry Connie. There are so many people surrounding you who love you so much, don’t hesitate to lean on them. My love and prayers are with you and your family. May God ease your pain and bring you peace and comfort.


  14. Connie, I’m so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

    Katie, Jon & the boys

  15. Connie and family,
    David fought a good fight. May you and your family find PEACE. Thinking and praying for you
    Matt, Lisa and Kailyn Hamm

  16. I am so sorry! I worked with David and Angela at the theater and he was a great guy he felt like a second dad to alot of us there! He is going to deeply missed there. Our thoughts and prayers go to all of you!
    LeeAnn Rodgers

  17. Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Pat

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. God be with you and your family, Connie. And may David’s memory be eternal. You are in our prayers.

    Tom and Lynn

  19. Connie, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We are holding your family in our thoughts & prayers.
    Peace be with you.
    Jennifer & Andre & Sebastien

  20. God bless.

  21. One less paddle stirs
    the tranquil waters
    the campfire flame
    diminished to glowing embers
    a distant owl questions
    a star studded sky
    down a new river
    travels my good friend
    the journeys we’ve shared
    are forever a part of me

    Connie, David once said he was jealous of my
    having brothers. I told him don’t be, because I’ve always though of him as a brother. I truly meant that.

  22. Connie, Angie, Liz, Charlie and John,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    We will be praying for you.

  23. May his memory be eternal.

  24. Connie, I’m sorry to hear about losing David. May you feel the support of friends and family today as you honor his memory.
    —Sue, sister LLL Leader in Cass City

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