5 condolences: achievements

People often include major achievements when writing obituaries for loved ones.  And those achievements are a regular theme in their Guest Books entries.  This week, we share 5 condolence messages about achievements:

  1. The one achievement that John was so proud of was his “hole in one shot” at EagleQuest golf course in Surrey. It was even mentioned in the Surrey paper “Blind golfer makes rare hole in one shot”. John’s kindness and patience showed in everything he did. [Published in the Vancouver Sun]
  2. I enjoyed reading this short account of his life, especially about his athletic achievements in high school and then that he was a soldier in the famous 442nd. Wow, your dad served with them! I learned most about those soldiers from a superb Ken Burns series about WWII; they were highly praised for bravery and performance. A father to be proud of in many ways. [Published in The Sacramento Bee]
  3. As our neighbour in Regina for over 36 years, we watched as Judy and he raised two little boys in diapers to elegant, decent young men! You are your Dad’s legacy and his proudest achievement. [Published in the Regina Leader-Post]
  4. Gabriel achieved much more than most in his time here – he lived fully, played fair, dreamed big, toiled hard, and remembered his fellow man with compassion. To be sure, we could have used a few more years of his wisdom and talent .. but am sure he went gracefully into the next adventure. [Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers]
  5. Mr. Padjen has attained so many great achievements and accolades during his lifetime, not the least of which is his inspiration to countless athletes and students. I pray that God will comfort his family and that all those who morn this loss will take comfort in knowing how many lives he has touch in such a positive way. [Published in Evening Sun]

Legacy.com reviews one million condolence messages each month. Each week, we highlight 5 condolences with a common theme.

About Katie

I joined Legacy.com in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Legacy.com is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie.
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