Wall of Remembrance

The Lung Association's Wall of Remembrance is dedicated to people who have died of lung disease. This is a place to write your tribute to the special person in your life with asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, tuberculosis or other type of lung disease. Your message will be posted here for people to read around the world.

You can write your own tribute below.

You may also make a memorial donation to remember your loved one.


Wall of Remembrance


Roy Taylor was my father. He died one day before his 32nd wedding anniversary in 2003 on a cold, wet October day. My mother, sister and I held him as he struggled to breathe, and then finally when he took his last breath. We missed him terribly but his battle was over. He had smoked for 29 years and died of emphysema. He was a brave man, and I was lucky to have him as a father. He taught me a lot, b
July 18, 2005

My friend passed away in the morning, on the 24th of June 1982 She was a smoker, had been addicted for many years; from the 1940s. She could not remember when she had started, saying it had been 'the thing to do'. She told me "I am glad you never started, it will do you well in the long run." We met in about February of 1974. This was a few weeks after I had met her children; who are my age. There w
July 14, 2005

My Father, John Phair, died in 1922 of what was then called "Consumption". He was 47 years, I was only 8 years. My brothers were 11 years and 14 years. My mother had a hard time making a living on the farm in Ontario. We later came to Saskatchewan.
July 13, 2005

Miss McCallum Came to teach at a country school at Dalymple School south of Cupar. She married Robert Ward, had 2 sons, Douglas and Robert, and died of TB when they were 5 and 8. She did spend some years at the TB clinic at Fort San in Sask. Her name will be on your records. Evelyn Ward
July 13, 2005

In the thirteen years that I knew my friend Jean he suffered from lung disease - a result of a combination of circumstances: working with insulation, developing negatives in a confined area and cigarettes. The disease took his life prematurely and ended a talent that few people have. As well as being an artist he was a photographer; I sometimes thought his camera was an extension of himself. He worked
July 13, 2005

Teach people about lung protection. Do NOT: Shovel grain without a dust mask. Spoiled grain is worse. Treating and shoveling grain act. Smoking, Quit now the sooner the better. Spraying with chemicals, who knows how dangerous they are?
July 13, 2005

My mother was a smoker, quit in 1985. My mother; Florentine; passed away in 1987. She became ill in Mar/Apr. - couldn't breathe - by June it was diagnosed as Lung Cancer, and passed away July 19th/87. It went very fast. Each and every day I would spend at the hospital, I could see her breathing get tough and tougher. The last 2 wks was awful, and it was amazing how this breathing machine would help h
July 8, 2005

I grew up listening to my father hack and cough every morning upon waking. It became (sadly) a familiar, comfortable sound just like the noises emanating from the percolator as he made his morning coffee. As a young man, father suffered a near crippling back injury that left him addicted to pain killers; in an attempt to get off the drugs he replaced them with alcohol and cigarettes. He managed to su
June 24, 2005

To My Dearest Grandpa, It has been five months now that you have been gone. It is hitting me now! But I know you are in a better place with your loving daughter. Words can not describe the type of man he was: caring, courageous, very loving, romantic with grandma(Mima),and thoughtful. Not only was he my granpa, but he was my dad. He died of emphysema. The thing I miss the most was his weird giggles. Tom
June 18, 2005

Mom, You were an inspiration to me, even in your last days you proved stronger in mind than ever. I know that you were proud of me for growing up and taking care of you, and I know that you appreciated the last thirteen years of dedication that we all gave to your care. Not a minute goes by that I don’t think about you, and I wish you were still here so I could tell you how much I love you; but you al
June 17, 2005

How quickly time goes by? Your death to LUNG CANCER despite the fact that you never smoked a day in your life is still so real and hard for me. My anger and resentment towards loosing you has subsided and is now channelled into continuing with my dreams of becoming a Social Worker. Mother I graduated from college on the 1 year aniversary of your death with honours. I know you are smiling and saying tha
June 10, 2005

It has been a year,oh mama I miss you dear Death came so fast, just in time for us to change the past. Many tears have been shed, but your loving memories our souls have been fed. My days have been long just wanting to hold your hand, but I am reminded and consoled by our special bond, a bond that only a mother and child will continue to keep for yet a long while. As I continue to moun, my heart is ador
June 10, 2005

Mom, It's been 5 years since your crossing over. I think of you often and know you are always there when I need you. Our little 555 signal works great!!! I always feel your presence at that time. Until we meet again. Always in my heart. Cindy
June 7, 2005

To my beloved husband who died too young only 41 on 26.5.2005 of pneumonia. We only had a short time together but every minute was special you were my life and I will always love you. You will be greatly missed by everyone who knew you. Sleep tight my darling. Your loving wife Anna
June 2, 2005

nothing will ever erase the pain of looking into your eyes, both of us knowing..... you never smoked a day in your life, but worked your fingers to the bone in those stinky smelly pubs... I will treasure every moment that i spent in your company, i will never forget what you have taught me.. i love you and will miss you forever...
May 23, 2005

Dad: There is no way to describe the void you have left behind. You are thought of by so many with love everyday. I love you so much.
May 23, 2005

We will always remember you!You lighten our sadness; You liven our days. Rest in peace and may God always be with you.
May 22, 2005

i love and i want you to know im still here.....you the best without you im nothing i now have niether a mum, dad or nanny but i still got grandad and im not letting him go
May 17, 2005

You were our devoted leader i will always worship you
May 17, 2005

Grandma, even though I know you're in a better place, I still can't help missing you. Mom misses you so much, too. But I am so lucky for having you for as long as I did. I know one day we will see eachother again but until then, you are greatly missed and loved. I love you so much! Love, Emily
May 15, 2005

My little brother, Mike, was only 34 years old when he died on April 18. He found out he had emphysema last fall, was told he had the lungs of a man in his 60s or 70s. He wouldn't go to a doctor to be treated for it because he knew he would have to quit smoking. He died very suddenly that Monday morning of a heartattack. Just when he was getting his life together and being part of the family. His girlfrie
May 4, 2005

We have loved each other for 37 years! Today you called and told me that you have at home hospice, with only a few months to live. We both cried, I asked you "were all those cigerettes worth this- you answered no. The years we were together, the fights we had about you smoking- now it is to late!Your dieing- and I'm praying for you, and missing you already. People PLEASE stop smoking!!!!! NOW
May 3, 2005

grandpa.. i think about u all the time.it's your birthday today. we all miss you.i started going to church.and i pray for you every night. i love you so much.i hope heaven is nice..because i know you are there. i love you and i will contine to talk to u throught prayer. love Breanne.
May 2, 2005

Margie was a very kind ad loving soul who touched the hearts of everyone she came to meet. A woman who had so much courage right till the day of her life. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and greatmother who played that role so greatly everday of her life. It's very hard to believe that she is gone and went so fast, but at least all her suffering is over. Such a beautiful person she deserv
May 2, 2005

You left us just 8 days ago and I was so glad to have gotten there on time to hold your hand and tell you how much you're loved. You couldn't respond, but the doctor said you could hear everything going on around you. Your lungs were so badly diseased, no wonder you were having trouble breathing, even with the ventilator. Know you watched your memorials from your own private seat, so you know how special
April 22, 2005

A great mom to two boys I care about. You will always be remembered by anyone who crossed paths with you. You were always so great to me, I thank you SO much for that. I will always remember you.
April 13, 2005

Thank you so much for everything you have ever done. I still use salt on everything just like you taught me (i think i was 4..haha), I still miss you, and I will always love you!
April 13, 2005

I will miss her dearly, she always said never smoke. Look at me this will happen. Barb was my aunt i lived with her. She died oct 17 05. I looked up to her. now i addicted to smoking and got lung cancer
April 12, 2005

Dad, you were one of the greatest people, one I looked up to all my life, you were and still are a huge inspiration to us and to those you have touched.... you left us after your 4 year courageous battle with the demon disease Cancer. We miss you.
April 12, 2005

Pop was my absolute best friend, he would never let me down.I thought when I grew up because now I am 10, he would meet my children.I always knew he was going to be there but one thing, I was wrong, very,very wrong! He past on october 17,2004 he he missed deeply.My grandmother,Sue loved him and had to deal with a loving and kind man,but he could not walk. my grandfather was disabled for around 30 years at
April 11, 2005

We called him pops. He was so encouraging in every way and everything we chose to do. He loved baseball and his favorite team was the st.louis cardinals. Im playing baseball and remembering the good time all the time. We miss you and we love you Pops.
April 11, 2005

My father was one of the strongest men I knew and kept me safe and secure at all times. Even when he wasn't around I knew I could count on him any time night or day to keep me safe. 8 years ago in May 1997 he passed away from severe lung problems. It was something akin to farmers lung. I was not living in the same province at the time but my only regret was that I was not able to help keep him safe from
April 10, 2005

to the best cuz in the world Matt was the best person i ever knew.He could light a room. I love him with all my heart. He always told the funniest jokes on the planet. I want/wanted to be just like him and his brother(Dan) beacause Matt told the best jokes and Dan had the cool dog. Well, they both did. This is to you Matt the best cuz in the world. R.I.P Rest In Peace cuz S
April 5, 2005

Although we did not get to spend any time together, you will always be my Dad. I love you with all my heart and always will. You are with the Lord now, but we will meet again in heaven. Farewell for now. I will see you soon. Love, Bec
April 2, 2005


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