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-year-old male hit Kyle, and fled the scene, later turning himself in to police. Despite almost immediate attention from local paramedics, Kyle was brought to Chilliwack General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A Celebration of Life

took place at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at the

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School

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-by.

So when a little child departs,

We who are left behind

Must realize God loves children,

Angels are hard to find.

Author Unknown

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"--Copyright, 1938)

"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-two or three,

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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or messages for the family

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