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

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I never met my grandmother, because she died before I was even born. I know that she was really great, because my mom has told me so much about her.I love you! You will always be in my heart!
October 13, 2005

I miss you. Love Trish
October 12, 2005

My mom passed away unexpectantly on 9-29-05 due to a pulmonary embolism following surgery. My mom was so sweet and caring --she was a wife, mother, grandmother nad great-grandmother. We feel her loss each and everyday----until we meet again may she watch over us. We are blessed to have her in our hearts and minds forever.
October 9, 2005

I miss my grandpa very much. He smoked a lot . i never saw him but i heard stories about him. R.I.P Grandpa my grandma was there when he died.
October 6, 2005

To my Dad: I miss you terribly. I wish more than anything that you could still be here and you could meet your grandchildren. It isn't fair you were taken from us so soon. I was only 15 when you died, 16 year ago now and it still feels so raw. I think about you every day and I wonder how life would have been different if you were still here. Asthma complications are what stole you away from us. Dad,
October 2, 2005

Well mum it's comming up to a year since that day you left me through copd. I miss your face, i miss our talks, i miss your laugh but most of all i miss you. I know the illness left you tired at the end , i would go through those 3am emergency dept trips every day just to have you with me. You were my freind, my soul and all that is me and i love you always.
September 29, 2005

Ruth was a beautiful,intelligent woman, full of insightfulness and wit. She started smoking at a time when it was considered sophisticated and classy. She knew that it would one day kill her; however, she didn't know how painful and tramatic her death would be. She did not deserve the pain she went through. Now she is in heaven where she can breath painlessly. I love you always and forever grandma!
September 28, 2005

My mom battled Pulmonary Fibrosis for 3 long years. She was a strong, courageous woman who fought long and hard. She was waiting for a lung transplant but never received it. On June 23, 2005 my mom went home to be with the Lord. I think it is important for all people, not only those who suffer from lung disease, to give to the Lung Association. It is also important for people to sign their organ dono
September 27, 2005

Some years ago I had Lung Cancer. The past 10 yrs I am on oxygen. They are very kind to me. Dr. Ockbazghi is ver kind and his is good mannered.
September 27, 2005

IN MEMORY OF FATHER, SON, BROTHER AND UNCLE, GREAT UNCLE. DAVID LLOYD GOSS WHO PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 22, 2004 YOUR END CAME FAST AND SUDDEN NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE YOU WERE GONE BEFORE WE REALIZED AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THE THINGS WE FEEL SO DEEPLY ARE THE HARDEST THINGS TO SAY BUT WE, YOUR FAMILY LOVE YOU IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY. THEY SAY MEMORIES ARE GOLDEN MAYBE THAT IS TRUE WE NEVER WANT
September 16, 2005

Rosalyn Coleman, my funny, loving, and active aunt: cant believe you are gone. We thought you were going to get better. Everyday I think of you. Uncle Kerry loves his wonderful wife of years and years! Jasmine just adores her mother each day and it seems like each day she is looking like you. Im most certainly going to listen to what you said: 'Dont feel sorry for yourself, because life is too shor
September 11, 2005

I still rember the day when my mom told me u were sick i was only 9 years old ...Then i rembered the funural all the tears that were cried over you ...you were a great man funny outgoing the life of the party...its ashame Marloro reds took u away from us You are forever in our hearts.....We love you ....Kristi
September 3, 2005

Mom I miss you so much. I couldn't believe it when you were diagnosed were terminal lung cancer. You dealt with it with dignity and I was amazed at your strength. The boys and I miss you so much. I didn't realize the pain was joining to be this much. I love you forever.
September 2, 2005

TO MY SWEET BABY GIRL, KAYCEE. THIS TRIBUTE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHERS. SHE IS NOT DECEASED, SHE IS ALIVE AND WELL BUT NOT EMOTIONALLY, SEE I AM LIVING WITH COPD AND MY DAUGHTER KAYCEE IS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD AND I AM ALL SHE HAS. SEE I AM TRYING DESPERATELY TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS TO ENABLE ME TO LIVE LONGER, BUT SEE I AM NAIVE IN A WAY ALSO OR SHOULD I USE THE WORDS IN DENIAL ABOUT MY DISEASE FO
September 1, 2005

It is with great saddness that I write this tribute to you Lorraine. I sit here with your picture and obituary in front of me. On July 23rd, 2005 you lost your eight year battle with idiopathic interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. Even though we met for a very short time your amazing courage and strength have stayed with me. As you know I am struggling with an interstitial lung disease and your inspiration wi
August 26, 2005

Today is August 22/05. As of this morning, I have quit smoking. The cravings are almost unbearable, but I have to keep myself focused and busy. My Dad died of cancer, as well as other family members and friends. So, I'm doing this for my Dad, and for the rest of my non-smoking family. If I can do it, anyone can!
August 22, 2005

Grandfather Today I speak for you. I am encouraging others to quit the habit of smoking. I remember you so vividly, as if you were saying the message yourself. I understand that it was to late for you , but I hope that our message will save someone today. I love you.
August 22, 2005

THIS TRIBUTE IS FOR MY FIRST COUSIN ROSE. BY BLOOD WE WERE COUSINS,BY HEART WE WERE SISTERS.I THANK GOD FOR ALL THE TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER. YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME THINGS I DIDNT EVEN KNOW EXHISTED. YOU WERE MY SOAL MATE AND I WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET YOU.WHEN YOU PASSED LAST WEEK I FELT A PART OF ME DIED WITH YOU,BUT A PART OF YOU LIVES IN ME.I LOVE YOU. MARGUERITE
August 22, 2005

MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND BRAD DIED JULY 28,2005 AT THE AGE OF 48. HE HAD SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER. HE WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND THE BEST FATHER AND GRANDFATHER IN THE WORLD. REMEMBER US IN YOUR PRAYERS.
August 21, 2005

My Dad, Jim, suffered most of my life with Alpha-1 antitypson deficiency. He had smoked not knowing he had it and was in the more advanced stages. After finally getting to a point where he could be taken off the lung transplant list, he got cancer. My Dad had worked so hard to get to live a normal life. The biopsy on the spot on his lung was benign but the tumor was actually malignant as we found out
August 18, 2005

To my wonderful father who did not deserve such a horrible disease. Pulmonary Fibrosis may have taken you from us, but it will never erase the memories of the truly special person you were to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you. I am especially blessed, to have had such a patient, kind and loving man for my father. You have taught me many things and are a constant reminder in my daily l
August 18, 2005

Carolyn was such a great grandmother. She loved me so much. I was very sad she died while iI was at camp. She was so sweet and nice. She died July 26,2005. She died because she smoked so much. I miss her so much. She died with my dad and my uncle there.
August 12, 2005

My Mom, Alice, died on August 5,2005 after battling lung disease for about 7 years. Her illness progressed to the point that she lay in her bed gasping for air for the last week of her life. She died at home, while I held her hand.During the entire course of her illness, we watched her progressively slide downhill. The one thing most people do not seem to know about COPD is the amount of emotional suffer
August 11, 2005

"Gerry" (Geraldine) was an elementary teacher for many years, a wife and mother of a son and daughter. She was my friend who died at the age of 71, (not an “old” lady), from a condition called silicosis of the lungs. Her doctor told her there was no cure. I do hope that something will be discovered to cure this disease or at least slow it down and help those afflicted live more comfortable lives. Gerr
August 10, 2005

Dad I miss you so much. You have a new grandson James Robert Patrick was born 2 months early and he looks like his grandpa. We miss you so much. Every time there is a shooting star or a thunderstorm I know that you are there watching over us. I love you. Your daughter Trisha
August 9, 2005

Loretta died at the age of 13. She had the same thing that I have, lung disease and cystic fibrosis. I also have more things now; reflux disease and other things. I met her on my ward at papperwick ward, city hospital, england. I didn't know her for an awafully long time but I was still really sad to see her go. She was a really nice girl and she had a smile to cheer up anybody. At least now there will be
August 8, 2005

Mom you were the first to leave us on Aug 13,1993 of lung cancer, we miss you so very much.Dad left us to be with you on May 4,2005 he too died of lung cancer.We all miss you both so very, very, much. Till we meet again....Your family
August 1, 2005

My older sister Helen Ellwood got her RN-first grad from Estevan in July 1928. In Nov. she when to Fort San as a patient. She took cure for two and a half years. She returned to nursing. Married had three kids and lived to ninety years. She and her husband had a men’s clothing store in Clareshome Alberta. She was Mrs Earl Steele.
July 27, 2005

My dad quit school in grade 8 to help his dad on the farm. Later on he was able to buy his own land and start up his own farm. He worked the land on an open-air tractor breathing in dust. He mixed and sprayed chemicals to kill the weeds in the fields to have a better crop. In the fall he sat on his open air combine and harvested his crop breathing in grain dust. H crushed grain for his cattle breathi
July 27, 2005

MY CRAIG WENT TO BE WITH HIS GOD ON 4/18/2005 MY LOVE YOU CONSTANTLY AMAZED ME WITH THE STRENGTH & COURAGE YOU FOUGHT SO HARD TO STAY WITH US.SO MANY PEOPLE LOVED YOU THE KIDS & ARE ARE SO PROUD OF THE LIFE YOU LIVED & THE MEMORIES YOU HAVE LEFT US WILL LIVE ON & WILL BE SHARED WITH ALL YOUR GRAND KIDS WE CREATE MEMORY BOOKS FOR EACH TO MAKE SURE EVEN THE SMALLEST OF THE BABIES DON'T EVER FORGET WHO THEIR
July 25, 2005

In loving memory of the life of Karen F. Gilbert who passed away at the age of 66 years on March 21st, 2005. In her honor, donations were made to the American Lung Association. Grandma, may you rest in peace and be forever in our hearts. We miss you dearly.
July 25, 2005

Our son suffered with extreme asthma from a very young age. There were numberous days and coutless sleepless nights for our household as we sat by his bedside watching his frail, weak body gasp for air, thinking if we could only breathe for him we surely would have. Despite his illness Vern grew to be a fine young man whom anyone would have been proud to call him "son". I know we sure were. His life h
July 22, 2005

This person is my neice's husband. He's only 60 years old and started having problems about 5 years ago. He also was a farmer all his life. Dust, insectisides, pesticides are all culperts, he was also a smoker. About 5 years ago they sold the farm and moved to the city of Regina. He is also on oxygen 24 hrs a day but he's doing pretty good no and hope he'll get a few more years.
July 22, 2005

Leslie, my husband passed away Feb 03, as a result of Lung Cancer. He was a Farmer all his life. Had smoked and used numerous chemicals in farming without a resperator. I urge all young people to stop and think, what they are doing to their Lungs and Butt Out.
July 22, 2005

I am not sure what you want because I had TB bone in my spine and was on a bed called shell. However, my main tribute goes to my first roomate the one and only Ann Shull, a truly wonderfull person. She could keep us all perked up. the staff on West #3 Main building from 1938-41 nurses, , the kitchen girls, janitors, Johnson that used to get us our entertainment when we could have a band out front. If
July 22, 2005

Don was on oxygen for 8 years and 7 months. Without it he would not have lived. In his memory - nearly $1000 was donated to The Lung Association.
July 22, 2005

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