May 31-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: May: May 31-06
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:22 am:

Where do the months go? They pass so quickly at times and so do our dear loved ones and friends. As our end of the month tradition of remembering folks who've left us continues, we recall the following friends:

Joseph C. Bonenfant
Avalon Erkkila
Sophia Ferries
William "Billy" Harvey
Beatrice Siler
Ida Trenary
Judy Wenberg
Service members who gave all

We encourage you to add the names of those you care about and want to remember. Special thanks to Paul Roberts who supplied today's Quincy sunrise for our memorial reflection.
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:33 am:

Absolutely GREAT picture again today! You know me, anything that looks peaceful and serene is a hit.

Today I think I'll remember my cousins, Brenda and Shirley LeBlanc from Lake Linden, who died in a car crash 40 years ago this month due to a drunk driver. In fact, I think the anniversary of their deaths was yesterday. They were just in the prime of their lives when a drunk driver cut them short. Shirley was just graduating from high school and Brenda had graduated the year before. What a tragedy for the family and for all of us who knew them. And as always, remember the servicemen who have given their lives for their country. God Bless them!!!

By Mike B. Wishin I was back in the Yoop (Mikeb) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:39 am:

Carol Corcoran passed Monday morning May 22, 2006 at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba following a brief illness.

She will be missed terribly by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:41 am:

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of a lovely, talented, beautiful young woman with a strong and loving family and many friends who incomprehensibly slipped into addiction to hard drugs and was killed at age 17 by the heroin-fantanyl mix that is circulating in Detroit and other cities.

Please, educators and other leaders, do all that you can to get out the message to our young people that they must always seek adult counsel when worried about a friend. The fear of losing the friend is nothing compared to the horrible grief and guilt of facing a consequence they did nothing to avert.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:03 am:

Please Remember The Servicemen And Women Who Have Made The Ultimate Sacrafice This Month. Brandon M Hardy 25,Steve M Sakoda 29,Bryant A Herlem 37,Jose Gomez 23,Mark A Wall 27,Bobby Mendez 38,Robbie G Light 21,Elisha R Parker 21,Gavin B Reinke 32,Bryan L Quinton 24,Christopher M Eckhardt 19,Brian S Letendre 27,Stephen R Bixler 20,Joseph E Proctor 38,Robert E Moscillo 21,Alva L Gaylord 25,Benjamin T Zieske 20,Carlos N Saenz 46,Teodoro Torres 29,Nathan J Vacho 29,Leon B Deraps 19,Cory L Palmer 21,Matthew J Fenton 24,Joseph J Fenty 41,Eric W Totton 34,Christopher B Donaldson 28,Christopher T Howick 34,Bryan A Brewster 24,John C Griffith 33, Jeffery S Wiekamp 23,Justin L Odonohoe 27,David N Timmons Jr.,Brian M Moquin Jr. 19,Gregory A Wagner 35,Aaron P Latimer 26,Alessandro Carbonaro 26,Dale J Kelly Jr. 48,David M Veverka 25,Jason K Burnett 20,David J Grames Sanchez 22,Michael L Licalzi 24,Steve Vahaviols 21,Emmanuel L Legaspi 38,Richard Z James 20,Eric D Clark 22,Stephen P Snowberger 3ed 18,Adam C Conboy 21,Armer N Burkart 26,Ronald W Gebur 23,Jose S Marin Dominguez 22,Hatak Yuka Keyu M Yearby 21,Brandon L teeters 21,Marion Flint Jr. 29,Grant A Dampier 25,Shane R Mahaffee 36,Matthew W Worrell 34,Jamie D Weeks 47,John W Engeman 45,Robert H WEst 37,Santiago M Halsel 32,William B Fulks 23,Daniel E Holland 43,Robert A Seidel 3ed. 23,Lonnie C Allen Jr. 26,Nicholas R Cournoyer 25,Christian Longworth 26 Lee Hamilton Deal 23,David R Christoff 25,William J Leusick 21,Benito A Remirez 21,Michael L Hermanson 21,Steve W Freund 20,Robert G Posivio 3ed. 22,Caleb A Lufkin 24,Kevin A Lucas 20,Douglas A Dicenzo 30,Robert E Blair 22,J. Adan Garcia 20,Jeremy Loveless 25.
2470 Killed 18184 Wounded

By Tanya K. (Missskippy) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:08 am:

In memory of my Father, Ron Walstrom, who died 27 years ago on 3 May 1979. We love you and miss you every day Daddy.

When somebody dies, a cloud turns into
an angel, and flies up to tell God
to put another flower on a pillow.
A bird gives the message back to
the world, and sings a silent prayer
that makes the rain cry. People dis-
appear, but they never really go away.
The spirits up there put the sun to
bed, wake up grass, and spin the
earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you
can see them dancing in a cloud during
the day-time, when they're supposed
to be sleeping. They paint the rain-
bows and also the sunsets and make
waves splash and tug at the tide.
They toss shooting stars and listen to
wishes. And when they sing wind-
songs, they whisper to us, don't
miss me too much. The view is nice
and I'm doing just fine.
poem by Ashley

By Gary W. Long (Gary_in_co) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:09 am:

Nice sunrise!! Paul should get the Early Bird award for getting up early to take that photo. Anyone can hang around at the end of the day and shoot a sunset, but it takes dedication to wake up early for the sunrise. It also shows that the renewed hope of another day is upon us all.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:14 am:

In memory of Bill Cowling, who joined his wife Julia in eternal life on Monday, May 29th. Bill volunteered tirelessly for many organizations, including driving the veterans to medical appointments in Iron Mountain. He will be missed.

By Barbara Nelson (Barb) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:22 am:

In memory of my mother who died May 26, 2003, my next
door neighbor, Bette Wickstrom, who died March 20, 2006,
and my friend Judy Wenberg who died May 11, 2006.

I'm missing them.

By erik olsen (Eolsen) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:47 am:

In memory of my dear mother, Sandra Lee Armstrong(Lampinen) who passed away much too soon on January 7th, 2005. Still hard to believe God needed her more than me... I love you mom, Erik.

By Bonnie Hartman (Bonniehartman) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:56 am:

My Mom, Avalon Erkkila loved the Copper Country. Her kitchen always had a bouquet of wildflowers on display. Baking with rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries to chokecherries and cranberries, her kitchen was THE place to be. On every trip to "town", from Gay, she was on alert with the hopes of seeing a fawn, bear, or any other wild creature. When you walk past a lilac bush, take a whiff for Avalon! Thanks for the chance to once again pay tribute to loved ones. Bonnie Erkkila Hartman, Gainesville, FL

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:04 am:

Bonnie, Did you graduate in (I think) '71 from Lake Linden? If so, I think I know you. It's been a long time. I hope it's the same Bonnie I know. Would be nice to get in touch.

By Stephanie (Stefani13) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:13 am:

Sonja, daughter of our good friends Dave & Brenda. She passed away 10 days before her 6th birthday.

God's Garden

God's garden has need of a little flower.
It had grown for a time here below.
But in tender love
He took her above.
In more favorable lime to grow.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:14 am:

Avalon Curtin-Errlkla was a special lady and a dearly-loved Aunt. She was 8 yrs old when Gary was born and made her an "Aunt" for the first time. He dearly loved her all of his life and they shared a special bond...... She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her......

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:19 am:

In memory of my grandfathers, Tapio and Mala. Also, in memory of family friend Ray Wiig.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:52 am:

In memory of my dad, Robert Briggs, whose funeral was Friday. He was never able to come up to our cottage in Aura, but years ago we did take my mom and dad to the Keweenaw, and he always talked about it. He would've loved the sunsets from our shore and just watching the water.

By Julia (Julia) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:58 am:

In Memory of my grandpa who passed away in January of 2004.

By Nancy (Nsanderson) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:13 am:

Wonderful picture. My Mom, Avalon Erkkila passed away suddenly on May 8th, 2006. She was a great Mom and I ditto everything my sister Bonnie wrote earlier today. She was very active with the Gay Volunteer Ladies Auxillary and served since its beginning. She loved to go over to the Hall when it was open for the Rummage Sales and have coffee and something to go with, every time it was open. We will surely miss her.

By Mary Jane Jolly (Mjol) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:41 am:

In loving memory of Leo W Jolly who passed away 22 years today. Missed by wife Mary Jane and daughter Hollijean

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:12 am:

Remembering today and always our parents Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto. Our Aunt Lyle Pooley, our dear little niece Karen Kuusisto, cousin Janet Trasti and our brother in law and friend, Wayne Hartmann. We love and miss you all so much.

By JUDICCWI (Judiccwi) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:25 am:

Norm, a Mass City boy, and I shared a look at the UP many a mornings. All too soon, he now has the BEST view.... Sadly missed, lovingly remembered, Dec 30, 1946 - May 16,2006

By YapDaddy (Dbachorik) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:55 am:

Thinking of Steve, John, Hiro, Bill, Rich, Sadie, Brie, Chelsey, Bailey, and Mitch

By Steve Weis (Weezer) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:37 pm:

An appropriately beautiful picture by which to remember loved ones. I would like to remember 2 of my aunts, Helen and Mary, who passed 2 years ago this week.

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:07 pm:

In loving memory of my Grandma Edith Jenich who passed away 7 years ago May 19th. We love and miss you.

To all the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrafice, rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to their family, friends and unit members.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:09 pm:

I would like to remember my Uncle Chick [nee Hubert] who has no one but nieces and nephews and there are few of us, to remember him. Also My Aunt Georgia, a southern lady married to my Uncle who brought a lot of happiness into this boys life, they both have passed on many years ago, but still remembered.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:13 pm:

Today I remember my friend Ben, who died 10 years ago yesterday. I also remember Hal, (Fran from GA's husband), who served our country.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:24 pm:

Remembering Betty (Vuolle)Paulson who left us 29 years ago this month, we miss you, think of you often, and your passing has really changed our lives!

By Kate Plemel (Kplemel) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 02:46 pm:

In memory of my parents, Bill and Phyllis Brown, who loved UP North, especially Copper Harbor in the Fall!

By Shelly Harwood (Shelly) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 03:07 pm:

Missing you Lou. Wish your time here would have been longer and your lifes journery better.

Love ya,

By Cotton (Cotton) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 03:27 pm:

Remembering my friend Kathy Slayman Robinson orginally from the Calumet area who passed away from a heart attack & a brain aneurysm (don't know which happened first)on May 19,2006. I'll cetainly miss her & her happy & bubbling personality. She does live on through the organs she gave to help others.Also want to remember my Mom, Dad & sister Janice. I miss all of you as much as the days that you were taken from me. Rest in peace.

Mikie, Uncle Chick was my Godfather.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 04:11 pm:

Cotton, Your dad was mine along with your grandmother Luciele Cundy as godmother. I think that is why I always had a soft place in my heart for your dad. Did you know that your dad and uncle Chick were in the Pacific together, along with some of Uncle LLoyds sons. I think that they met somewhere over there on an island, I don't remember the whole story.

By Barbara Nelson (Barb) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 04:13 pm:

In memory of Edna Palo, a former Jacobsville neighbor.

By Helen Milan (Hmilan) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 04:53 pm:

Remembering my uncle, Dr. Daniel T Ramker, of Hammond, Indiana who passed away May 14, 2006.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 04:55 pm:

My friend Joyce Bos. A young friend of my students, Jamey Ned.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 06:12 pm:

In memory of my Mother-in-law Julie Holmes. She passed away 1 year ago on May 17, 05 in Yale MI at 92. She was a pillar of the community in Roseville MI Remembered by many!

By Mary Geshel (Maryll) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 06:20 pm:

Remembering my husband Ralph G. Geshel who was killed at work the the foundry in Calumet. It is 38 years tomorrow, June 1st. that he left. He is greatly missed by myself and his two sons, Brian and Kevin and families. Love you Hon

Mary, sons and families

By Judy Kinnunen (Finngal) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 06:46 pm:

Remembering my Mother, Milia Lappala, who died 25 years ago on June 2nd. We miss you...

By greg salo (Pgsalo) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:23 pm:

Happy Birthday Pasty!!!

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:34 pm:

In Memory of my parents, John & Betty Ravasz.
Mom would have turned 83 yrs old today, Happy Birthday Mom.

By Douginwi (Douginwi) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:37 pm:

In loving memory of my Grandmother, Lou Condon Trangmar, who died May 11 of 1979. She was a wonderful Grandmother who is still missed and thought of. She was born and raised in Hancock but moved to Illinois in 1930.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:07 pm:

in memorium of all the mahony clan along with their relatives the murreys crowlys oscanlons odwryers going back to ireland heaven i know is green for you guys

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:02 pm:

In memory of my dad Ken Armstrong who passed 13 years ago May 13 1993. Also, in memory of dear friend Francis Lapinski who passed this month, she was a wonderful lady who will be missed.

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 09:04 pm:

Also in memory of Judy, Sam & Alex Weinstein. May Gary Weinstein finally have time to grieve and deal with his loss now that the drunk driver that took his family is behind bars.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:01 pm:

In memory of my husband Hal,and all other members of our families. My Mom and Dad, Mom Mom and Pop Pop Hunter, brother Norb, bother-in-law Ken Anderson and sister-in- law Dolly Frazer Spellich.

Remembering also Judy Wenberg from $Bay,wife of my friend Marlin. Also Chet Wetton(RCW's Dad) who passed away in the past year. Liz B's Mom who passed away after Hal and especially Marsha,who just lost her Mom. Hugs and prayers, Marsha

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:10 pm:

Remembering my son, Andy, April 2, 1999, my Dad, Don Rogers, May 27, 1990,my Mom Betty Rogers, Nov. 13, 2000 and my aunt Helen Rogers Siler, May 21, 2006. Missing all of you very much.

Also, remembering Fran's husband, Hal.

By Betty A. Catalano (Old66kat) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:17 pm:

Remembering my father SIDNEY E.CADIEU who passed May 23, 2006-- He died in Warren, MI -- long time resident of Iron Mountain, MI and Dunbar, WI - just over the border - He was 98

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 12:10 am:

How can I forget my boyhood and on friend, Leo St.Amour of Lincoln Park MI who passed away too soon on his 54th birthday May 13, 1991.

By Jack K (Jackinct) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 06:31 am:

I hope no one is offended by my including my wife's dog here.
Sable passed away Mother's Day morning.
She was a wonderful family member and will be missed by us and her brother.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 06:54 am:


For sure not. Lots of animal lovers on Pasty
Cam. What a hard day that must have been.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 09:32 am:

Sleep in peace Pastor Jack Wallace you are missed so much and loved by so many.....

By lonesome yooper in NM (Jonasgirl) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 10:45 am:

Neighbors informed us of Edna Palo's recent passing in Redford, less than a year after her husband Erick died. They were wonderful people, we will always remember them.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 11:52 am:

Jack, We have had many dogs in our family, but the only one that hurt when he died was my favorite, Max, he was not a brave dog or did he have any traits that would make him dog like, he was a Yorkie, a little baby who was afraid of the dark, loud noises, and strangers. His one good quality was his devotion to my then baby grandaughter Andrea, and never messing in the house. If a stranger got near her he would bark,a rare thing for him, and attack their legs. I still have his ashes in my safe can't make myself bury them.

By Anita Marsy-Bosley (Anitamb) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 12:39 pm:

I would also like to add Darryl Cummings, who passed away this week. May he rest in peace in the arms of the angels.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 11:23 am:

So happy and proud to have spent the years together loving you Kathy Slayman.You have entered my thoughts often since we been apart,so sad to have lost you then, and even more so to have lost you now to Earth. May your spirt live on in all you loved...

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