In Memory

Jim Powell

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05/18/09 01:00 PM #1    

Jeanne Kovich (Pankratz)

Jim you were taken from us to soon in that terrible accident. You were always smiling and had that wild side to you. We all loved you and were so sad when you were gone. God bless you.

08/17/09 08:23 PM #2    

Rita Jo-Anne Billington (Swartz)

There's so much to say about you...your sweetness, your kindness, that twinkle in your eye, your warm smile, the way you could make me laugh, your singing, your little "ah-hoooo", so many years ahead of "who hoo"...

Those last few months were our best by far! Oh the plans we made, if only... When you turned up on my doorstep Christmas Eve, you could have knocked me over with a feather (and we all know that would not have been an easy task!!) Eventhough that was the family's holiday since Christmas Day was with my Dad, you charmed my mom to let us go out! Each day after, it just got better, especially when Jerry didn't mess with your work schedule!!

How about those driving lessons you gave me!?! Not good almost wrecking your mom's car!! We laughed sooooooooo hard! That was the first and only time I got grounded! It was so worth it! We got around it anyway!

You made my day when you said you'd gone to see Mr. Estok to come back to school. Eventhough he said you'd have to wait until fall, which was a bummer, it still made for a bright road ahead of us.

Friday night when you didn't pick me up after skating, I was a bit worried, not to mention cold but I waited because you said you might be late. I finally gave up thinking perhaps your mom had said no. Little did I know...

Your family was so great and supportive. Our buddy, Mike, was awesome. He helped me through a lot only to lose him four weeks later. By then I dreaded weekends. It was six weeks of hell for Bedford High. Two lost to traffic, two to guns and two to disease. Every weekend for six weeks we lost someone.

It was a rough go without you...oh to see you coming around the corner to my locker wearing your favorite blue alpaca with that big smile of yours, just one more time...

Graduation you were in my thoughts, wishing things were different and then that clap of thunder when Clifford's name was called...thinking you were at God's side, with one more shot at making me laugh and it worked! Bless you and love you, always!

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