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


our dad died on the 11/3/2011 He had lung cancer 27 years a go, he then went on to have copd 15 years ago we love you , feared for you , and when the time time came for you you to go to heaven ,w were relieved that you did not have to suffer any more. but now reality has set in and we now have to carry on without you your infectious laugh your ability to get down to a childs level . but dad you left us
May 17, 2011

I miss you and think of you everyday. You will be with me in my heart forever. Wishing you were back on Earth and laughing with us the way you always did!
May 10, 2011

my dad sufferd with copd for 2yrs before he passed away oct 26 2010 with all the work they do at the firestone clinc at st joes hamliton ont we aer thankfaul he lasted that long he will be greatly missed by my mother and sisters and his granchildren
April 11, 2011

My darling husband. I miss you so much. Our time together was to short. You were diagnosed in December 2010 and passed away March 17, 2011. My life will never be the same without you. How do I go on without you with me? I can't stand this pain my heart feels knowing I won't ever see you again. I will love you always and forever, and from Here to Eternity. You have my love always.
April 11, 2011

My mom was in her late 50's when she first became friends with an oxygen tank due to COPD. At age 64, she was the recipient of a single lung transplant, a gift that changed her life. 2 years later, she participated in the Canadian Transplant Games and proudly came home with a gold medal in the 3 km. walk. She travelled, volunteered, and genuinely enjoyed life for 10 years after her transplant. She eve
March 29, 2011

My mother-in-law Alice fought a short battle with lung cancer. She passed away on March 7, 2011 after diagnosis on December 23, 2010. Alice...ma..suffered with COPD before being diagnosed with lung cancer. She received advice, care and wonderful treatment from her COPD doctor. there is a wealth of information and support for those who need to quit smoking in time to cure your lungs. Ma did not make it in
March 10, 2011

I just found out today the cause of my wonderful Dad's death who passed away on February 16, 2011 at the age of 70 - lung cancer and severe emphysema. He suffered from COPD for a number of years and battled colon cancer 10 years ago. His twin sister died of lung cancer almost 4 years ago. Both smoked. I quit smoking 9 years ago and I wonder if I will be the next victim because even though I smoked for
March 3, 2011

My mother Ghislaine died yesterday, February 27, 2011, of emphysema. She had just turned 69 two weeks ago. I was grateful to have been there for her last breath and to have held her hand. She showed such courage and strength! I will always love her and remember how she loved us so very much. Je t’aimerais toujours Maman! Hélène xx
February 28, 2011

My dad passed away Jan 28th, 2010 from COPD , because he couldn't quit smoking, I wish he would have had made better choices , he might still be with me today. I miss him so much. He was my best friend , someone I could talk to about anything no matter what. I miss the talks and laughter we had with each other. I You were the best dad anyone could ever have and I will miss you always - Love Always Your Lo
February 2, 2011

Many years ago, it seems that everyone smoked. Jetliners had ash trays between every seat as did bedside tables in hospitals...everyone smoked. That was life until my beloved mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. It has been 25 long years since my mother died...she was only 55 years old. The doctor diagnosed her cancer and gave her 10 months to live...she lived exactly 10 months....it truly was unbearabl
January 23, 2011

Today is a yr. ago since my hubby went into the hospital due to double pneumonia & his severe COPD. He died exactly 3 weeks later in my arms on February 11, 2010. He was almost 58 ( he would have been 58 on Sept. 25 last yr. ) . A few months after he had died , I , myself was diagnosed with severe COPD, which was then complicated by being beaten up with a baseball bat in my heart & lungs area. I am look
January 21, 2011

Two years have gone, but I still think you'll appear from around the corner. Thank you for being my friend and for your guidance. I miss the times we shared, but I'll miss most the times that could of been. Never take any type of friendship for granted, because we never know.
January 18, 2011

Frank; Miss you so much! TY for teaching me about courage, and showing me how anyone should face bad heath stuff. Gwen IS her Fathers' Daughter without a doubt.Thank God for her, and TY for You! I'm in trouble as you know, but now is not my time......, just watch!! Love You, Brian
January 5, 2011

I lost my father on April 3, 1997. He died of emphysema. I miss you dearly Papi. Loved you lots. Ele
December 2, 2010

r.i.p Doug, these stories are examples of why there should be regular testing for lung cancer. Dougs doctor told him he had athsma. but he had all of the risks of lung cancer. he went a whole year thinking it was something else. they could have tested for cancer off the bat. I think that regular testing for people at risk should be manditory.love you Doug.
November 14, 2010

miss you very much. feb. 4 2004. this was a sad day for the family. often i look back and wonder if we could have done any more, realistically there was nothing else to do to prolong his life. you will not be forgotten. gerald mcintyre our dad.
October 26, 2010

To My Beautiful Grammie, I miss you everyday. I wish you had known sooner what smoking would do to you. It was so heartbreakingly painful to see you go through that disease. I pray for the strength to quit smoking so that your suffering was not in vain. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the most influencial and supportive figure in my life. I love you more than words can say.
September 18, 2010

Prairie Flower! Who is this woman Who brings laughter and poise To a world of science and ideas? Who is this woman Whose heart beats with both Reason and passion? Who is this woman Whose good judgment, courage and determination Have yielded many dreams? Who is this woman Whose words of wisdom Have touched, and mentored so many? She is the one who believed in herself. She is the one
August 9, 2010

My dearest Carole, we love you and miss you so much. You are always in our thoughts and hearts. We miss your phone calls and your visits.
August 7, 2010

It was short, our time together. Gettin' my ass back to work soon.TY for the wisdom, inspiration and life's heads-ups. Happy Fathers Day. Where does the time go?
June 20, 2010

Norm was a sweet and loving husband and father of 3. We were both widowed when we met and courted a year before marrying. He died of COPD nearly 2 months after we married, but he gave it his all. He was a wonderful man who loved me until his dying breath and I love him and miss him dearly. Thankfully he met the Lord before he died and I know I will again see him when I pass on. If anyone deserved a cure
June 16, 2010

My mother died June 2, 2010, on her 61st birthday. She had spent the last 6 months of her life in a hospital bed, struggling for air with an oxygen mask on her face. She suffered from Scleroderma and Pulmonary Fibrosis... Mom, I want you to know how proud I was of you, how much I loved you, and how much you will be missed. I am honored to have spent your last hours with you.
June 9, 2010

My father died from complications of lung cancer on May 24, 2010. He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to his brain and lymph nodes in early March. He died 2 1/2 months after he was diagnosed. He was never in any physical pain but was extremely weak and had very little muscles strength towards the end due to the cancer and medications he was taking. My sister, my mother and I miss
June 2, 2010

In Memory of my Dad Walter Kelm who passed away on October 12, 2010. My Dad battled with Lung Disease for 42 years. I wish with all my heart I could see you once more I would use that moment and time to tell you how Much love my heart holds for you and I shall never close that door. Life each and every day without you keeps going on even if some days I do not wish it I know I am being Selfish and maybe ev
April 21, 2010

My dad passed away last March after suffering from bronchiectasis for most of his life. When he was a teenager he had part of a lung removed and doctors told him that he might not live to see 30. I'm glad to say he doubled their prediction, plus a year. And yet only getting 24 years with him wasn't enough, the disease robbed him of growing old. I'm grateful for everything he taught me and the wonderfu
April 20, 2010

I just lost my father , January 28 , 2010. He was a heavy smoker . I begged him for years to quit , but he wouldn't listen , so now I am without a dad. I miss him so much and when I seen what he went through because of smoking I would never thankyou for a cigerette. I t is sad that he had such a short life on this earth , because he was a fun , loving and giving man , who was always there for me when I ne
March 30, 2010

Dad it's been almost a year now since you left. I think about you all the time. I miss the story's you used to tell me about your life. All the crazy things you used to do. I'll miss grilling steaks and watching the races too. You had said before you died that you wanted us to stop smoking. Well I finally quit, it's only been a few day's now but I'm doing great. No cheating so far! Also, I have taken
March 28, 2010

5 years ago my Pap past away from lung cancer. He was in the Navy and smokes cigars often but he stoped when my Aunt was born. He would take me and my dad for walks in the woods outside of their house and I thought he knew everything, I was 8 then. In class we are learning how bad smoking is for you, and now I know my Pap did not know how bad smoking was for him. He doesn't know how many people appreciate
March 24, 2010

We Will Remember Richard Sernich We will remember the life of Richard Sernich; a loving family man who worked hard all his life to support those he loved. His passing does not diminish the love that is felt for him by all those who knew him. Richard was a moral man who lived by the strong values taught to him by his wonderful Metis family. Richard raised a talented and upright son - Robin, he was de
March 24, 2010

In Loving Memory of Mary Nagy, who passed away 3 years ago March 10 from COPD. She is missed and loved by all of us children, grandchildren, husband and friends. We Love You Mom!
March 12, 2010

I am so blessed to have had the most giving and selfless mother ever. You taught me so much about giving and caring. I am careful to show my children the love you showed Helen, Na Na and me. It's been three years since you went to heaven and we talk about you all of the time; sometimes with tears, sometimes with laughter, but we will NEVER forget you and we won't let our children forget what you mean t
March 2, 2010

If Only....... If only cigarettes we never a factor, If only you could have quit....., If only they were not SO addictive, If only I'd had my mom for my 1st teeenage heartbreak, If only you were there to steer me to the right path, If only you could have watch me get married, If only my children can know their gramma, If only, If only, If only, Mom, you left way too soon, If only you had
February 7, 2010

Mum. This is for you. I miss you with all my heart. Life has changed since you left us. I miss your smile, your voice. You were always my guide, my lucky star. I think of you all the time and I hope you are finally resting and without pain. This is the hardest and worst thing I ever had to go through. You were so brave and strong until the very last minute, I hope I can be like that too. I love you, M
January 31, 2010

I think of you many times a day. I really miss the sound of your laughter, not to mention the great stories you told. You've given me courage when I've needed it most. I'm getting six teeth ripped out soon and I know you will be there to help ease my fears. I wish I could phone you and make you laugh. I really miss our political talks. One day, way down the road, I'll be lucky enough to see
January 18, 2010

I could say all the flowery things anyone could think of to pay tribute to you, but it wouldn't seem to fit. You came into my life at a desperate time, you made me laugh when I wanted to cry, you made me feel when I thought all feeling was lost. I hear that laugh, see that space missing in the side of your smile, and remember the sweetest tenor I have ever heard. I don't know if God will allow me
January 16, 2010

I could say all the flowery things anyone could think of to pay tribute to you, but it wouldn't seem to fit. You came into my life at a desperate time, you made me laugh when I wanted to cry, you made me feel when I thought all feeling was lost. I hear that laugh, see that space missing in the side of your smile, and remember the sweetest tenor I have ever heard. I don't know if God will allow me
January 16, 2010


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