The family of Connor Gage — the freshman at the University of Vermont who died of hypothermia and exposure Saturday morning — is remembering him as someone who was loved by all and for his honesty and compassion. “To know Connor was to love Connor,” Gage’s family wrote in his obituary. “He was extremely inquisitive and a conversationalist. He had a huge heart and knew how to make people feel valued. He was a natural born leader and could always see the other person’s perspective.” Funeral services for Gage, a Little Falls (New York) High School graduate, will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Holy Family Parish in Little Falls, New York, according to his obituary. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Connor Gage Memorial Fund, “Never Walk Alone.” Read the full obituary, shared by Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, below: Connor Francis Gage died unexpectedly in Burlington, Vermont. Connor was a … [Read more...] about Read the obituary for UVM freshman Connor Gage
The loved ones of a Bridgewater man, who died after being found injured outside a Quincy American Legion post last week, are remembering the father of three for his dedication to his family. Funeral services for Christopher McCallum were held Tuesday morning in Quincy, according to his obituary. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers donations be made in the Quincy native’s memory to Autism Speaks or the fundraiser for his family. “Chris carried an infectious smile and had a cheerful and upbeat personality,” his family wrote in the tribute to the 44-year-old. “He truly cared about and lived his life in service to others. Chris was loving, selfless, genuine and protective. His life was most fulfilled while caring for his family and friends. He took much delight in doting on his parents, father and mother-in-law, wife and children.” Read the full obituary, shared by Keohane Funeral Home, below: Christopher W. “Chris” McCallum, of … [Read more...] about Read the obituary for Christopher McCallum
A 2-year-old New Hampshire girl is being remembered by her loved ones as the “fiercest little girl the world has ever seen.” Sofia Van Schoick died Jan. 14 after she managed to get outside her family’s Newport home and wasn’t able to get back inside and out of the freezing temperatures. A memorial service will be held for her on Saturday at South Congregational Church in Newport. Her family wrote in her obituary that she was “very precocious” and caring. “She had the biggest, deepest blue eyes that you could get lost in,” they wrote. “Just one look from her and your day would instantly get better. Her hugs made you feel like nothing could ever go wrong.” She was a “bright and happy soul,” they said. “Sofia was perfect,” her family wrote. Read the full obituary for Sofia, shared by the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, below. Sofia Grace Van Schoick, our little “Pedie Pie” Sofia was a … [Read more...] about ‘She was the fiercest little girl the world has ever seen’: Read the obituary for Sofia Van Schoick
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 6:34 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Frances Irene Finley Williams felt the same way about dress codes at funerals as she felt about politics: strongly. So when she died just before Thanksgiving at the age of 87, her family thought they would make politics a part of her obituary too. It was only natural, said her daughter, Cathy Duff. Williams and her 92-year-old husband, Bruce, were the kind of couple who woke up with the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA Today and went to bed switching channels between CNN and the local news. She was a bridge-playing, churchgoing, Elvis Presley- and Willie Nelson-loving political junkie who "did not take gladly to fools," a "very, very spirited woman" who sometimes said that her frustration about President Donald Trump was killing her - "contributing to her decline," as Duff put it. She didn't seem to be joking, Duff said in an interview with The Washington Post. So at the end of her … [Read more...] about An 87-year-old’s obituary said Trump ‘hastened’ her death. A local paper wouldn’t run it.
A Kentucky woman’s family complained of “censorship” after its local newspaper rejected an obituary that said President Donald Trump “hastened” her death. An email from Gannett, the media company that owns the Courier-Journal, said the newspaper was unable to publish the obituary if it contained “negative content.” The Courier-Journal’s editor, Rick Green, apologised to the family and said Tuesday the obituary should have been published in full, as the family intended. A Kentucky newspaper apologised on Wednesday after rejecting a woman’s obituary because her family included a line that said President Donald Trump “hastened” her death. When Frances Irene Finley Williams died at 87 on November 21, 2018, the obituary her family submitted to the Courier-Journal in Louisville described her as an adoring grandmother, a Sunday-school teacher, and a lively, spirited, well-read woman. But after noting that Williams was … [Read more...] about A Kentucky newspaper apologised for rejecting a woman’s obituary that said Trump ‘hastened’ her death