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Welcome - Monday, August 20, 2018

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Happy belated birthday, buddy. This past year has been a trying time for our group of friends. Heartbreak, struggles with addiction, depression, and a general distancing. I think of you often when considering how best to handle this and I believe a quote from Mr. Mom summarizes best -- "It's really easy to forget what's important. So don't". I try to think of how I can live that out with your life and our time together as inspiration.

Not all is negative though. With the passing of this last winter, fresh starts are beginning and hope is being replenished. I have hope that reconnection will happen soon and bring with it more meaningful bonds.

This last weekend, a bunch of friends got a cabin together to celebrate Dexter's birthday. We all got to watch Sara B host the Tonys together, which was a pretty amazing thing to see. Jodi taught a brief zumba class in the living room which, to the untrained eye, appeared on par with Sara's singing in terms of skill level. Some things never change.

My son Harrison is getting bigger and more interesting. He is not squirrelly in any way, but does manage to make oafy look cute. I wish you could meet him.

Miss you, mang!
Justin Onstine
6/13/2018 11:12:45 AM4.53.133.26


Today is your birth day. You were born 39 years ago. It has been almost 14 years since you left us and your absence is a constant companion. Your book of life was filled with joy, adventures, kindness and compassion, and love. But your story was not complete. My heart often wonders what those beautiful missing chapters would contain. Your sister celebrates this day each year with her family, complete with a “Justin” birthday cake. We miss you so much and I will never get over losing you.
Love forever and always
mom
Susan
6/12/2018 10:40:51 AM67.45.112.133
Happy birthday buddy. I miss you. It's been 13+ years, but it doesn't feel that long. I think about you a lot. Your smile, joy, and sense of humor was infectious. Thanks for making my life a little brighter.
Zac
6/12/2018 9:00:05 AM12.156.228.164
We became very close to one of your organ recipients. Drina lived in Hawaii and we communicated early on by email and phone calls. We were fortunate to visit her multiple times and were welcomed into her large, loving Hawaiian family. Sadly, our beloved Drina passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on January 15, 2018. She was 50 years old. She was full of grace and gratitude; of warmth and fun. She suffered many health challenges but her faith kept her strong and always positive, “taking one day at a time”. Knowing her helped make some sense of your tragic loss. I hope somehow your spirits connect in the next phase of your journeys. You will love her as we do. Our hearts are broken again but we are grateful we got to know and love Drina. She will remain in our hearts along with you.

Love forever and always
mom
Susan
1/17/2018 11:02:05 AM67.45.113.126


Another Thanksgiving without you! Nevertheless there is much to be thankful for.

I am thankful for....
My mind that remembers you; my voice that still speaks of you; my spirit that still hears you; my heart that still loves you.

As a Thanksgiving tradition we each write on a paper leaf what we are thankful and share with the family during dinner time. I have saved our "leaves" over the years. I cherish the words on your paper leaf from 2003, our last Thanksgiving together: “I am thankful for being so close to my family and finding Jodi”.

Your light shines through all who knew and loved you. I miss you so very much…..

Love forever and always
mom

Susan
11/21/2017 2:00:26 PM67.45.112.221


Justin, your bright light still shines even for those of us who did not know you that well, but saw the sunbeams. You family remains in my best thoughts and prayers, while lessons in living continue through this memorial page. I am grateful.
Ginevra Blake
11/4/2017 8:51:24 AM76.115.164.97
Thirteen years have passed since you were taken from us. Sharing your future was snatched from us by your tragic accident. I can only imagine what wonderful things you would have accomplished and what fun we could have had. We still grieve for you but over time we have learned to live with the pain. You are always in my heart and not far from my thoughts. I am grateful for the time we had together and the memories we shared will continue to sustain me until we are together again. You are loved by so many.

Love forever and always
mom
Susan Keele
10/4/2017 8:42:36 AM67.45.112.157


My friend, I remember you often, always with a smile, deeply thankful for the time we had together, the memories and community we share. You earned our respect, made us laugh and made the world a better place. Always in our hearts.
John Nicklas
6/13/2017 6:05:42 PM75.111.7.29
Hey Bud,

Happy belated birthday. I miss you. Things have been really hard for me lately. I just can't seem to find joy in anything, an overall lack of happiness. My heats been crushed for years now I'm a hermit, alone and afraid to open myself up to anyone anymore. I guess I'm trying to avoid being hurt again. Believe me I'm really trying to appreciate the little things. Anyway I wish you were here.

Ryan
Ryan Wilson
6/13/2017 1:53:21 PM70.214.39.176


Happy Birthday Justin!
Some of my favorite memories in Jr. High school were riding the bus with you! lol such good times, always a smile on your face, laughter to be had, and great conversation. Something recently had made me think about these days not too long ago. Then a saw Nate's posting about your birthday and took part of the day yesterday to read past messages from your family and friends on this guest book. I read one I think from Jodi about your love for riding the bus and I laughed out loud, smiled, and got a bit ready. So perfect that these bus memories were dancing in my head then around your birthday. You are missed and remembered! So much love sent to your family and friend family. Xo Anna
Anna Hartman
6/13/2017 7:24:06 AM97.72.227.130

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