Gramps, it has been a year since you've passed and yet I can still remember the day you left us as though it was yesterday. When you passed away, it was a very painful time for me because you truly were my role model. People always tell me to remember the good times that we shared together. What hurts the most is knowing there will never be any other moments in my life, I can share with you. My goal while you were still alive was to make you proud. I will continue on that dream, hoping you are watching over me and praying I can still make you proud. I think about you everyday, miss you everyday and I will continue to love you everyday.
Rest in peace.
Love Elisha and Melanie
From the In Memorium section of The Montreal Gazette, 2 October 2008
John and his descendants