Sep 26, 2013

In Memoriam

One Year Later

It was a bittersweet 'anniversary' on Sept. 25th for our friend Pam Hopkins and her family. It was a year ago that Pam's son David Wanamaker lost his battle with Addison's Disease. He was only 24.

There's never a good time to lose a loved one but David's passing happened only a few days before his sister was to be married. As emotionally charged as it may have been, the show must go on, as they say, and David's sister's wedding took place as planned. David would have wanted it that way.

Talk about your roller coaster ride of emotions. One day saying goodbye to your son and the next day rejoicing in the wedding of your daughter. But if anyone could pull this one off, it was indeed Pam.

Truly one of the strongest women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and calling a friend, Pam used the experience to grasp even more out of each day life has to offer.

These days Pam is engaged to heartthrob Craig and moved from St Catharines to Fort Erie before enjoying a well-deserved break.

Pam I know it has now been over a year since we last saw each other and that is largely due to me forever putting a get together on hold.  It's time I took a page from your playbook and started putting a little more living into my days and that includes reconnecting with those who I have seemingly (yet unintentionally) seem to have dodged this past year. 

 Jun.7, 1988 - Sept. 25, 2012