Taken from us too soon . . . June 25th, 2008
On the evening of Wednesday, June 25th, 2008, 7 year old Kyle and his 10 year old
brother had just returned from an exciting evening watching the "CP Spirit of 150
Rail Tour" in the nearby town of Agassiz. The boys were both wearing their bicycle
helmets and had gone for a ride down McCombs Drive, by their Harrison Hot Springs
Home. The driver, a 23-
A Celebration of Life
took place at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at the
This celebration of Kyle’s life was followed by a barbeque outside in his spirit of joyful outdoor play.
A trust fund for the family has been established at Prospera Credit Union in Agassiz. Kyle’s mother has requested that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the school library in his name.
Why God Takes Children
When God calls little children
To dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
The wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with,
The death of one small child,
Who does so much to make our world,
Seem so wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
The aged to His fold,
So He picks a rosebud
Before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
And so He takes but few,
To make the land of heaven
More beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
Still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind
knows will always be Good-
So when a little child departs,
We who are left behind
Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.
The Roadside Memorial at the intersection of McCombs Drive and Ming Crescent in Harrison Hot Springs for Kyle grows daily . . .
To All Parents
Written By: Edgar A. Guest
(from "All In a Lifetime"-
"I'll lend you for a little time a child of Mine," He said,
"For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead,
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
"I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call to take him back again?"
I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done."
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay;
But shall the angels call for him much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."
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