In the Jewish Tradition of Yahrzeit, the one year anniversary of someone’s passing is commemorated. July 13th, 2015 marks that day for our dear Katie. Below are photos of candles, bonfires and other honors, as well as some written words from you all about Katie and how she is still impacting your lives. Please feel free to share by sending photos to TheLifeOfKatieK@gmail.com and we’ll add it here. As well share your memories in the comments (or email them if you prefer).
We will celebrate this whole week as Katie Love Week, so please keep lighting candles and/or honoring Katie in your own way.
You can postal mail notes to:
25715 Salem Rd
Huntington Woods MI 48070
And a song Katie wanted to leave with us:
If you have the time, I rewatched the funeral service a few weeks ago. A true testament to who Katie was, but also an uplifting service with Katie’s choice of a Gospel choir. Video is available on the Peacefully At Rest page.
In addition to some personal notes some of you sent to Tammy, Jordan and David – below are some things you wanted to share….
From Tanya McNamara:
Dear Tammy and family,
I’m thinking of you at this one year anniversary of Katie’s passing. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not reminded of her in some way and I can picture her smiling face. I miss her.
Love to you all. -Tanya
From Barbara Hillman (Photo above with the veggies):
Katie, Tammy, and I spent a beautiful afternoon in my kitchen exploring some healthy food options. We experimented with my Vitamix and made mini-smoothies and other concoctions to see what was a healthy fit for Katie. Needless to say, Katie weighed-in with her thoughts, opinions, palate, and research. It was a gift to be with her that afternoon.
From Sid Berkowitz:
I have just lit a candle to honor Katie–one of the most beautiful, sensitive and loving persons I have ever met. I am eternally sad that she is not still around.
From Larry Dubin:
I miss the presence of Katie in my life and the lives of my family members. Her energy for life and her commitment to do the right thing were very important to her and made for engaging discussions. Also missed are her loyalty and the love she expressed to her friends.
From Barbara Woolf:
I miss Katie and her fierce sense of justice for everyone, and her energy, and her caring spirit. What a lot of living she packed into her years on this earth! Too short but filled to the brim with her zest for life and love. The ripples are still expanding from her influence on all of us.
From Jon Desenberg:
I’m thinking of you and Jordan today. I lit a candle and am listening to some of the music we used to live to in the long ago 1980s together. Suzanne Vega, a woman with a beautiful voice we even saw in concert together once.
You’re never alone in your thoughts about Katie, she had so many friends and still does, we will always have her in our hearts.
From Elana Greville:
Remembering Katie today & always. Also miss Charlie dearly. They were two very special people. Katie will always be connected with my amazing childhood memories of camp. Late nights staying up, talking about boys, shaving our legs for the first time, sneaking candy & all the crazy camp fun. Then BHS. I felt like Katie had a good understanding and respect of all types of people and she was a friend to all who knew her. She definitely got my quirky personality and we just enjoyed time spent. When I saw her last, it was liked no time had passed. I’m thankful that I got to see her one last time in California. I love and miss you, Katie.
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