Kraig Garland Book of Condolence

We invite you to sign our condolence book and share with us your memories of Kraig.

Your message will be shared with the Garland family, and while we will not be
able to respond to each one, please know how much we appreciate your kindness.

Thank you X


  1. I live round the corner from kraig, used to go round and see him near enough every day, only just hit me he’s really gone, just come from his house… why do the good die young? thats all i can think, he was too good to die young… great friend, an even better family man…


    Comment by Darryl Rogers — December 11, 2005 @ 22:55

  2. the smile !
    the grin ! will always be remembered !
    a best friend that cannot be replaced but also never forgotten !

    Comment by Mark Wild — December 12, 2005 @ 21:02

  3. a good mate always had a smile will always cherish the fun times at macc track
    a funny guy and a bluming good laugh

    ‘there is another world there is a better world there must be’

    Comment by Charlie — December 13, 2005 @ 00:47

  4. Kraig, my lasting memory of you will be the first time I met you, you were 10 years old, i will never forget that cheeky grin and freckly face.
    Watched you grow over the years and turn into a very special young man.
    Special people make special memories, gone, but never forgotten.

    Comment by Helen Kemp — December 14, 2005 @ 08:17

  5. Kraig,Our precious son,God took you away from us because this world wasnt good enough for you.It has left us completly broken.We feel special too,because God chose us to guide you.We know that you will be with us,with every snowflake that falls,everytime the wind touches our faces we know you will be there.Night night God bless our little soldier. Mum and Dad

    Comment by mam and dad — December 14, 2005 @ 14:14

  6. Kraig, I’ve watched you grow up from a little kid to a wonderful adult.
    Thanks for all the years going to airshows, trips to Blackpool and other great days out. You’ll always be my little brother Kraig, and the memories will stay with me forever.
    Thanks for being you! See you later matey.
    Graham (Big bro) x

    Comment by Graham — December 14, 2005 @ 19:11

  7. I don’t think I will ever really believe you are gone. I have such happy memories of our childhood, we were so close growing up, Jackie, Sharon, myself, Gary and you ‘scrag’! I cant even remember where that name came from even though I’ve tried so hard to think this last week. People keep mentioning your grin and when I close my eyes I can still see that grin and it makes me smile with you. I will always love you, always miss you but will never forget you.
    Your Cousin Tracy x

    Comment by Tracy — December 14, 2005 @ 21:25

  8. I’ll miss you at football mate we always had a laugh and now I’m stuck with just Geordie! I’ll never forget those cut off jeans you called shorts! To me you were just a genuine nice guy and you will always be my friend. I will never forget you and I am proud to have known you. You will always be in my thoughts.

    Comment by Fozzy — December 14, 2005 @ 21:33

  9. uncle craig

    i love so mutch and i know u love us all and we are all thinking about u spending time with god , love lukexxxxxxxxx

    Comment by luke — December 14, 2005 @ 21:58

  10. i love u kraig so much and i hope your having a good time and i miss you so much love you bye
    love ben xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by Ben — December 14, 2005 @ 22:03

  11. You always said I was a little monster and you were right. I love you Uncle Kraig from Nathan x

    Comment by Nathan — December 14, 2005 @ 22:04

  12. thankyou for making my younger years a fond memory, thankyou for bein a friend when i needed you, thankyou for always making me smile

    but most of all thankyou for just bein you

    in my heart always

    Comment by beany — December 14, 2005 @ 22:43

  13. We have loads of good memories….
    And we will remember them…
    Night night Sleep tight and God Bless Kraig

    Sue & Tim xxx

    Comment by Sue and Tim — December 14, 2005 @ 22:58

  14. goodbye kraig, thanks for the times when you listened to me and was there for me, you are missed and have left a gap no one can fill x

    Comment by karen — December 14, 2005 @ 23:01

  15. we love you and miss you dearly, goodnight uncle kraig

    Comment by lauren and ella — December 14, 2005 @ 23:02

  16. Sgrags,Fraggle. Our Kid, My Little Soldier.Little Brother,Big Brother,Dad,Del Boy,Arthur Daley,Nugget,Swampy.All names that were given to my son,my Kraig,my best mate Love you mate missing you so much love dad

    Comment by mam and dad — December 14, 2005 @ 23:15

  17. Little brother. You will be in my thoughts every single day. I have such fond memories which i hold close to my heart. I am devestated right now and i cant imagine ever feeling any better.I cant imagine the day when that i dont cry, but I can laugh at the times i spent with you and cherish them close to my heart. I cant let go at the moment and dont think i ever will. I still cant believe that i cant pick up the phone and ring you. I cant imagine Christmas without you. I love you so much little brother. You were such a handsome lovely man. I will NEVER forget you Kraig.(Yey Yey) Sharon.

    Comment by sharon — December 15, 2005 @ 00:10

  18. Goodbye Kraig, it has been a while ,we will look after everyone for you , my mum will look after you, god bless

    Comment by Sue &Kate (Grahams Aunt) — December 15, 2005 @ 07:15

  19. Kraig, you were special, a beautiful gift of love born to a special family,you had so much love around you and you will carry that with you always.
    You were a very caring man,loved by all,and you loved everyone. You were our own “lovable rogue”.You will be missed so very much babe.
    We will never forget you sweetheart

    Goodnight god bless
    Auntie Mo and Uncle Brian

    Comment by Mo and Brian — December 15, 2005 @ 09:40

  20. Goodbye mate,

    You will be sadly missed.


    Comment by Mike — December 15, 2005 @ 09:41

  21. I never knew him but am a close friend of charlie’s. The news made my heart heavy at the loss of one so young. He left a legacy of love in his children, may God bless you all.

    Comment by essa — December 15, 2005 @ 10:50

  22. Kraig, it’s as though we have lost a member of our own family, we remember you as a young boy and then we watched you grow into a fine man.You will remain in our hearts forever. You will be sadly missed.
    Jan, Mike & Jamie.

    Comment by Jan — December 15, 2005 @ 10:56

  23. Goodbye Kraig,
    You will always be remembered mate as a very special person.
    We will all meet one day and carry on as we all did before.

    Noel & Bernie

    Comment by Noel & Bernie — December 15, 2005 @ 10:58

  24. kraig u were such a gud mate and i fort the world of u and u were very lovingt and cairing and i am gunna miss u loads and loads i will never forget u and this is my finle goodbye and by the way tyhanks for all the good times and goodbye.

    Comment by drew collett — December 15, 2005 @ 11:20

  25. Kraig,
    We will all miss you, The times we spent together ruining my kitchen with model cars were the best ever, no one could have spray painted my kitchen units like you. In fact you were definatley a special edition in everything you were involved in,including our freindship.

    How did you get me doing some of the things you did ?

    Take care mate.


    Comment by Rick — December 15, 2005 @ 14:20

  26. May the wind always be at your back
    And the sun always upon your face
    And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.

    You’ll be sadly sadly missed.

    Paula, Pete and Millie

    Comment by Paula, Pete & Millie — December 15, 2005 @ 16:46

  27. Kraig,

    You were a fab lad, I only met you a couple of years ago but you made a huge impact on me, you will never be forgotten by all who came into contact with you.

    Your legacy lives on mate, c u soon


    Comment by Karen — December 15, 2005 @ 21:27

  28. I never knew him, i’m a close friend of chaz’s. One splendor and one secrect sensed afar, that light and thought and sound are one in some sphere where no eyes are and no need of eyes! God help His family _

    Comment by stanley — December 15, 2005 @ 21:50

  29. my deepest thoughts and feelings are with Kraig. my heart is with the Garland family, All my Love

    kate xxxx

    Comment by kate (grahams cousin) — December 15, 2005 @ 22:37

  30. hi dad thanks for everything you did for me like buy me things and take me to football thanks dad

    love karl

    Comment by karl — December 15, 2005 @ 22:51

  31. goodbye kraig
    you will be sadly missed and never forgoten.having a nephew like you has made me proud of being your uncle god bless mate.uncle mark auntie jackie

    Comment by mark — December 15, 2005 @ 23:26

  32. when I was young I remember coming round to Les and Stacey’s to see Kraig.
    I requested Kraig to draw my favourite cartoon hero Heman. He did atempt this to his best ability like he would and it made my day. Even though I was little I looked up to him as a family member and still to this day feel close to his family as I’ve been their next door neighbour since I’ve been born.

    God Bless Kraig Garland! Amen!

    Comment by Adam Seaton — December 16, 2005 @ 00:39

  33. I know this is my second entry already but these lyrics are from one of my favourite bands, and it reminded me so much of kraig, not only from my experience’s with him but from what other people were saying today at the service

    As they took your soul away
    The night turned into the day
    Blinded by your rays of life
    Give us the strength we needed

    Within Temptation-Dark wings if any1 wants to download and listen to it, its the last verse of the song.

    Comment by darryl — December 16, 2005 @ 01:09

  34. to my darling husband thanks for the best 13 years and even better 5 years of being mrs garland even though i know your not gone from our life i will miss you every day i am so proud of you every one said i am brave you were the brave one thanks for everything you always made me feel special love you with all my heart len

    Comment by Lynice — December 16, 2005 @ 09:21

  35. kraig
    i still have them game you gave me i will hold them to my hart and think of you, you looked after me and loved us all, you always put family first and we love you we are not letting death come apart. you looked after us all! and we will love you for ever your in my mind now and in my hart for ever
    night god bless
    uncle kraig

    Comment by lauren — December 16, 2005 @ 09:51

  36. kraig. thankyou for being the best brother in law anyone could ask for. you were there when i needed you and you always did everything with a smile. i miss u so much already. u will always be in my heart. jason and kade send u there love. sleep well mate. x x x x x x (carly) x x x x x x x x x x

    Comment by carly — December 16, 2005 @ 12:45

  37. Scrag.
    I cannot begin to explain how much I am hurting right now. People keep telling me that it will get better but it is getting worse each day. I want to see you sat at your computer just one more time. I want to be able to hug you one more time. I want to be able to tell you I LOVE YOU just one more time. We have grown very close over the past couple of years and you have given me lots of good help and advice. I loved going round to your house every day for a ciggie and a chat. I remember the day you was born so clearly, Brotherhood of Man had won the Eurovision Song Contest. Me and Shaz mothered you so much, we used to show you off to all our friends. You grew into a wonderful, loving, handsome man, married a lovely girl and had four beautiful children. I know you will be watching them grow from heaven.

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH KRAIG….it hurts.
    Dance yourself diizzy with the angels in heaven.
    Kraig, My Friend…My Brother xxxxxx Jackie xxxxxx

    Comment by Jackie — December 16, 2005 @ 18:06

  38. kraig
    i have a song that remind me of you and its i belive i can fly because i belive i will see you again in heven we all miss you
    nite nite uncle kraig
    xxxxxxxxi will miss youxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by lauren — December 16, 2005 @ 18:45

  39. Thinking about you today as i do every day. Came to see you today at the grave, your flowers are beautiful, still it doesnt seem real. I love you so much. xxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 16, 2005 @ 23:49

  40. Kraig, i wont be the fisrt or the last to say what a pleasure it was to have known you..such a great bloke who would bend over backwards to help anyone.
    We had a few drunken nights together in one of your most popular places…coco’s. You brought many people who met you happiness and most of all laughter..heaven has a new angel…

    Comment by steve twigg — December 17, 2005 @ 12:08

  41. I am still expecting you to turn up with you usual saying “have you got a spare fag”,cannot believe you are gone,will miss you loads..

    Comment by Melanie — December 17, 2005 @ 19:45

  42. well what can i say iam missing you more and more as each day passes you were not only my husband but my best mate i remember all the good times we were just big kids at heart even though we had to grow up fast thank you for being the best and i know you will carry on being the best your spirt is always with me i can feel you around me and your love with me lynice xo xo xo

    Comment by Lynice — December 17, 2005 @ 20:36

  43. A poem for my Beautiful Daughter,
    I like to think,
    Kraig is saying this to her,

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    And I’m not there to see,
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
    All filled with tears for me;

    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,
    The way you did today,
    While thinking of the many things,
    We didn’t get to say,

    I know how much you love me,
    As much as i love you,
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you’ll miss me to,

    But when tomorrow starts without me,
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name,
    And took me by the hand,

    And said my place was ready;
    In heaven up above,
    And that I’d have to leave behind,
    All those i dearly loved,

    But as i turned to walk away,
    A tear fell from my eye,
    For all my life I’d always thought,
    I didn’t wont to die,

    I had so much to live for,
    So much left yet to do,
    It seemed almost impossible,
    That i was leaving you,

    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    The good ones and the bad,
    The thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had,

    If i could re-live yesterday,
    Just for a while,
    I’d say good-bye and kiss you,
    And maybe see you smile,

    But then i fully realised,
    That this should never be,
    And treasured thoughts and memories,
    will take the place of me.

    God Bless you Kraig,
    Everyone Who knew you, owe you a dept of gratitude,
    You have restored the faith in friends,
    That was sadly beginning to lack,
    And pulled everyone you knew closer together,
    Taught everyone just how short life is,
    And to value one another a bit moor,
    Not goodbye, but see you later,

    Comment by Sheila, (the dragon Mother in law) — December 18, 2005 @ 16:43

  44. To Les, Stacey, Jackie and Sharon,

    Words cannot express the deep sympathy we would like to pass on to each and every member of your family and Kraig’s friends. Such a terrible loss.

    Our thoughts are we you at this incredibly sad time.

    Kevin,Moira,Carole,Michael & Julie.

    Comment by Julie Rowe — December 18, 2005 @ 22:11

  45. God saw you getting tired,
    When a cure was not to be.
    So He wrapped his arms around you,
    And whispered, “Come to me”.

    You didn’t deserve what you went through,
    So! He gave you rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best,

    And when I saw you sleeping,
    So peaceful and free from pain
    I could not wish you back
    To suffer that again.

    So now that your soul free,
    And you can smile without pain,
    I know that when my time is done,
    I will see your face again.

    Comment by Sheila, — December 21, 2005 @ 17:00

  46. To All The Family

    On behalf of my family – words cant describe how sorry we are for each
    and everyone of you at the loss of Kraig
    Our hearts go out to you all.
    May his memory live on his children and in your hearts

    God Bless you all


    Comment by Leanne — December 21, 2005 @ 17:36

  47. Lynice, your’s and Kraigs children, Les, Stacey, Jackie and Sharon

    Sat here typing this little message, but breaking my heart ! Still so very raw, thought time healed ??? it aint doing.
    Wake every day, just not right,knowing Kraig aint going to be in Azda’s shouting Allright Nugget!!! Or calling down to ours, sat there chatting with that cheeky grin and that loveably laugh (at least Vicky has your laugh)
    What is wrong with this world when scum seem never to go? You have gone and you were one of the good guys. I looked at you mate as my little brother, just like our Paul. Did I say a good lad? Sorry ment to say you are our Super Man. Not bothered what people think of what I am writing mate, just miss ya, little sod going like you have…..
    You have left a gap no one will ever fill and like mum and dad say Kraig, “this world wasnt good enough for you” so very true…… X X X X

    Comment by Dave — December 21, 2005 @ 18:11

  48. Lynice,

    Lets just cancel Christmas this year, sorry but not worth celebrating…..

    Comment by Maria - Big Daves wife — December 21, 2005 @ 22:24

  49. You never said I’m leaving
    You never said good-bye
    You were gone before we knew it,
    And only God knows why
    A million times we needed you,
    A million times we cried
    If love alone could have saved you,
    You never would have died
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we love you still
    In our hearts you hold a place,
    That none could ever fill
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    But you didn’t go alone
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God took you home.
    A part of our hearts
    have gone with you,
    That can never be replaced
    A look, a sign, a laugh
    I need
    Or just to touch your face
    They say that time heals
    all pain and sorrow,
    And helps us to forget
    But time so far has only proved
    How much we miss you yet.

    Love you Kraig. Sharon

    Comment by sharon — December 22, 2005 @ 17:53

  50. Hi Kraig,
    Just thought I would let you know that I downloaded “From A distance today”The beautiful song which was played at your funeral, as I listened I looked at your photo on the boat with Sam abd Vicky and the tears flowed once again.
    I only wish we could have gone on the French trip together with your Dad, I was really looking forward to that mate.
    Keep in touch mate and I will write to you again shortly.


    Comment by Noel & Bernie — December 22, 2005 @ 19:05

  51. Christmas is nearly here mate,
    And i know how you always worried that the kids had enough,
    But look and see,
    They have everything,
    love and family,
    That’s all they ever needed,
    You were the best dad ever,
    No one would ever dispute that,
    Nothing was to much for them,
    and you are still looking after them,
    Even from the world of spirit,
    As you are still looking out for us all,
    I know you sent the policeman to me,,,”Thanks mate”
    It has sorted everything out,
    God is watching us Kraig,
    Just as you are..
    My love and blessings to you…

    Your eyes are closed,
    Your breath is still,
    Your spirit is free,
    You can do as you will,


    Comment by Sheila, — December 23, 2005 @ 17:31

  52. thanks dad for every thing you did for me and thanks for making me born, thanks for that, love you dad

    karl/your son x

    Comment by karl — December 23, 2005 @ 18:02

  53. Went to an outdoor carol service last night, i sang every carol up to the stars for you Kraig, I know thats were you will be, you were are star as a little boy and from reading the comments from your friends and family, you are a star as a young man.

    Comment by moira hope — December 23, 2005 @ 19:29

  54. Been up to your house today Kraig, and even though the world just carry’s on outside, felt very still in there. Expected you to turn up, but no. Stood in the rain at the Cemetery again as expected, very quiet mate. This just aint right.
    Just knowing that I will never see you again, this is the hardest part.

    Miss you so much Kraig………..

    Comment by Dave — December 23, 2005 @ 21:14


    Comment by Lynice — December 24, 2005 @ 00:13

  56. Its Christmas eve Kraig and its just not the same knowing that you are not going to be with us. I love you so much. and miss you more. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 24, 2005 @ 09:13

  57. wreath

    Miss you mate.
    Graham (Big bro)

    Comment by graham — December 24, 2005 @ 12:30

  58. Not going to wish you a happy christmas mate, cos your not here to hear it !

    Comment by Dave — December 24, 2005 @ 12:47


    Comment by Lynice — December 24, 2005 @ 12:59


    I know you are here watching and guiding us. Your presence will give all the family the strength to get through Christmas. It will be hard but we will make tomorrow special for the children just as you did.

    Love you loads little bro,

    Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — December 24, 2005 @ 13:27

  61. GOD I HURT.

    I said, “God, I Hurt,”
    And God said, “I know”

    I said, “God, I cry a lot,”
    And God said, “That is why i gave you tears,”

    I said, “God, I am so depressed,”
    And God said, “That’s why i gave you sunshine,”

    I said, “God, Life is so hard,”
    And God said, “That’s why i gave you loved ones,”

    I said, “God, my loved one died,”
    And God said, “So did mine,”

    I said, “God, It is such a loss”
    And God said, “I saw mine nailed to a cross,”

    I said, “God, But your loved one lives,”
    And God says, “So dose yours,”

    I said, God, Where are they now,”?
    And God said “Mine is on my right, and yours in the light”

    I said, “God, It hurts so much,”
    And God said, “I know”
    Good Christmas to yah Kraig,
    Not goodbye mate,
    But!! Cya later…
    (to be continued)lol

    Comment by Sheila, — December 24, 2005 @ 14:57

  62. merry christmas mate
    we all know you’ll enjoy it where ever you are

    Comment by darryl — December 24, 2005 @ 17:42

  63. Missing you mate.been to see the kids today.Will bring them down to see you on their new bikes on christmas morning love dad

    Comment by dad — December 24, 2005 @ 20:39

  64. We all miss you mate what can we say,
    There isn’t one person on here,
    That cant say your name without a lump in our throats,
    No one has had this happen so close to our hearts befor,
    And right now there broken,
    Even over time when the brake heals,
    Like all breaks,
    It will always hurt again at some point,
    love and blessings to you,

    Comment by Sheila, — December 24, 2005 @ 22:15

  65. Merry Christmas Craig

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Love XXXX

    Rick and Karen Broadhurst

    Comment by Rick — December 24, 2005 @ 23:19

  66. merry christmas babe you have done the kids proud even though we had a night mear with jessies quad bike had to call for jimmy ha ha i know ya were laughin at us but it was funny hope ya were smilin to you were testing me to see if i could cope on my own ya bugger when it comes to building things i ant got a clue ya know that once a bird always a bird merry christmas love ya always now and for ever your loving wife xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by Lynice — December 25, 2005 @ 00:14

  67. Went to mass tonight Kraig, i do believe you are in a special place. I still expect you to walk through the door though. Nothing is ever going to be the same without you. We are all coming to see you in today. We promise we will make the day special for the children even though they miss you like mad. Love you. Sharon. xxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 25, 2005 @ 00:33

  68. Hiya mate,
    Happy Christmas,
    It’s very hard to put on a brave face as your very much in our thoughts!
    christmas angel
    But I’m sure your watching down on us and appreciate that were trying to give all the kids a fun christmas just the way you would.
    Cheers mate.
    Graham (Big bro)

    Comment by graham — December 25, 2005 @ 01:04

  69. to our dad thankyou for all our presseies they are great jessie loves her quad as you can see we will all see you later merry christmas dad we all love you soooooooooooooooo much the kids good morning babe thanks for being here this morning and yes i could feel you tapping my leg and moving my hair every time the kids opend a pressie love ya hun see you later xo xo xo

    Comment by karl — December 25, 2005 @ 09:27

  70. Just spoke to kids on phone, made up with all there prezzies. done it on me again havent you?.all batteries now gone.But you have done them proud this year.All my love missing you love dad.

    Comment by dad — December 25, 2005 @ 10:03

  71. Hiya Scrag!

    You did your children proud today. It looks like Toys R US in your lounge. Vikki loves her Gizmo. I was proud too when I saw them playing with the presents you had carefully picked for them. Each day I came round you had bought them more toys to send to Santa.

    Thank you for my pressie too, I will treasure it forever.

    We have just got back from the cemetery. It looks great with all the Christmas wreaths at your grave. The kids rode there on the bikes you got them for Christmas.

    I miss you so much Scrag. It still hurts so bad. I know you are with us is spirit but you should be here in person.


    Jackie. (Big Sis) xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — December 25, 2005 @ 12:48

  72. Happy Christmas Kraig.Just got back from the cemetery Lenny lit a candle for you and we all just stood there staring. Still too hard to believe you are gone but i could picture your lovely smile, smiling at the children riding their new bikes. Your house was packed with pressies as usual but i guess you know that as you bought them all with Lynice. Thank you for my Pressie mate, yours is still under my tree, it will come out each year and go back under my tree for you. We are all going to be together this afternoon to help each other through the day. Its so hard mate, we love you so much. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 25, 2005 @ 13:10

  73. Kraig, just wish you were still here mate. God Bless X X X

    Comment by Dave — December 25, 2005 @ 13:12

  74. hiya babe i have been to sharons today but not feeling very well had to come home as you know cos you are behind me i can feel the cold air on my back today has been the hardest day i have had so far you told me to keep it together till after xmas i tried but today it just had to come out i keep taking my self back to when we were 16 17 and you allways said to me every day i love you we will be together till the day i die you were right you just went to soon i miss you so much i dont think my broken heart will ever mend love you always lynicexo xo xo xo

    Comment by Lynice — December 25, 2005 @ 19:53

  75. dear dad i love you soooooooooooo soooooooo much. some niths i can sea you ore hear you. eavon one day jessiy woceup and sed nith nith daddy i love you we miss you lots. lots of love vicki xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by Vicki — December 25, 2005 @ 20:29

  76. Went to the cemetery,
    I know your not realy there,
    But the Christmas wreaths looked loverly,
    I went after everyone eles,
    Dident like to intrude,
    On the family,
    The sky was lovery so late in the afternoon,
    It was a firey red and blue,
    I think the kids had a lovery time today,
    As you know becoues you were there..
    God bless you mate,
    your a Star….

    Comment by Sheila, — December 25, 2005 @ 21:27

  77. my darling precious son
    i dont have to tell you how i am feeling because i think you know. i cant imagine ever feeling any better,i keep going through your childhood and remembering what a happy little boy you were, and how very loving you were,always ready with hugs and kisses for me and dad.
    i miss you so much darling.
    the love you gave to us extended to your beautiful wife and children, and its them and the rest of our beautiful family that are keeping us going , your two wonderful sisters, your aunty mo and uncle brian, aunty bernie and uncle noel,tracy,fozzy,gary,karen,ian and graham. i dont know what we would have done without all the support weve had around us.
    i cant think of the rest of my life without you right now, so i am going to take one day at a time and just love your kids as you did
    god bless my darling for now. I LOVE YOU

    Comment by MUM — December 26, 2005 @ 14:41

  78. went to Sharons house the other night and your mum and dad were there, my son in law was with us and he said that there was a lot of sadness in the house but also a lot of strength,and he felt very humbled by it, you would be very proud of them, we were, all of us, Carole Michael and Julie and Kevin and all of our the way, we went to borrow some batteries but your dad did not have any???

    Comment by moira hope — December 27, 2005 @ 19:27

  79. hi bud
    well its been hard ! for everyone ! just expecting you to appear and say its a dream ! and its all over ! but what do we say or do ! anyway all the best mate know your watching us all and laughing ! stop taking the micky cause i look like rudolph !! full of flu !! anyway will be dropping into make sure your ok now and again !
    later mate

    Comment by mark — December 28, 2005 @ 15:08

  80. Uncle Kraig i love you soo much aswell as everyone else, but you wernt just my uncle you were my best friends aswell, you were taken to early, you’ve not gone anywere in my life because you are still in my heart, I just wish i could of sed goodbye to you in person, We’ve had some great times lots of love Jacob x x x x

    Comment by Jacob — December 29, 2005 @ 10:01

  81. To Kraig
    U is for UNCLE for always being mine
    N is for NICE because that’s what you are
    C is for CRAZY for the things you achieved
    L is for LOVE that you gave to me
    E is for EVERLASTING, the love I give to you

    lots of love Bekki Boo xxxx

    Comment by Bekki — December 29, 2005 @ 11:32

  82. Thinking away on you mate………..

    Comment by Dave — December 29, 2005 @ 17:19

  83. Its 3 weeks today Kraig but it only seems like yesterday that i last saw you. You were sat on my rug laughing and joking at the fact that Ian didnt have a clue how to switch the telly over let alone understand what you were doing. You told me how to tell a male from a felame tv thingi, (i still dont know what they are called)and we went to you and me together the b&q. you sent me back to you and me i still got the wrong thing. We had to go back to you and me but you just laughed. As we went back to you and me together You were laughing at me and explained that a male had a sticky out bit and a female has a hole. We were laughing all the way to you and me again. You told me that something you did once was because you loved me, you know what i mean. I will treasure that conversation forever. I will miss your laugh you smile, the way you protected your family. I couldnt have wished for a better brother mate. I love and miss you so much. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 29, 2005 @ 22:06

  84. its touching and i’m sure that no1 here is suprised to see that every day which i visit this site… a few times a day i visit, but near enough every time i come on here theres a new comment to read, its just proof of how much love and trust kraig earned and just how much he will be missed

    Comment by darryl — December 30, 2005 @ 00:51

  85. I guess posting here makes it seem closer to you Kraig,
    As we write,
    All the good, bad, funny, and sad, memory’s of you,
    It helps us to know that in grief none of us are alone,
    In that we are all missing you,
    Your way of agreeing to fix things just to be polite,
    But then put it to one side till the owner asks about it,
    You answer? Awwwww just working on it now mate,
    How many of your family and friends recognize that one,
    I know because i was waiting in line for you to see to my pewter,
    Doesn’t seem so important now,
    I guess it never realy did,
    miss you mate, and your screw
    Sheila. X

    Comment by Sheila, — December 30, 2005 @ 12:17

    1st April 1976
    Sisters jumping on the bed shouting we`ve got a brother.
    Taking a pair of football boots into the hospital his first pair
    Kisses for me.We all used to sing it to him
    Running off down Lancashire Hill.In front of housing officer.Helped to get house on Rectory fields.
    Sitting on my knee and driving my car.
    Learning his colours by the cars that passed.
    Asking if i talk to much tell me to shut up.
    Crab fishing in Cornwall.
    Getting stuck in speed boat.
    All singing green door [Shakin Stevens],on the way home.
    Fixing my car with a claw hammer,after seeing them doing it to a stock car.
    Plane spotting.
    First holiday abroad couldn’t get near window Kraig wanted it.
    Going into cockpit Kraig wanting to know who was flying it [automatic pilot].
    Teaching him to dive.I cant swim.
    Corfu, Kraig loved going to Corfu.
    Rose garden.
    The fires one year when we had to sleep on the beach.
    Saint Annes football team.[that poor lads glasses].
    Cycle speedway.
    Lowestoft indoor finals.
    All yellow bike,that later we had chromed.
    Riding for England,and helping them to win the world cup.
    While in Poole leaving Tim in the tent fast asleep.when it was flooded.
    Always getting the lamb bone to pick at on a Sunday.[I had no chance].
    Your first computer[an amstrad].
    Husling Pete Tarmy on your pool table.
    Your first job Gordon Fords.
    Picking you up from the christmas night out [the only time i saw you drunk]
    The firsr time you brought Lenny home
    When you got married.
    Four beautiful grand children.
    You always fixed our tv,computer.
    Always there at the end of the phone.
    Recently,we played golf together,and you got the nickname of Swampy.
    These are some of the things i remember of a great man.A man i am proud to say is my son.God has taken you but he cant take my memories.Missing you Scrags All my love dad

    Comment by DAD — December 30, 2005 @ 14:09

  87. Kraig, strange since you have buggered off, when I go to do my door work, get the feeling you are still there with us!! What ever situation is, feel a lot more at ease now, dont know why ? Must be your spirit……

    Comment by Dave — December 30, 2005 @ 16:56

  88. So many memories…. and may they be a comfort to all of Kraig’s family.
    I know it must be hard now but I believe he is with you because he was loved so much…
    He is with you

    Sue x

    Comment by Sue — December 30, 2005 @ 22:55

  89. well babes it is new years eve you allways looked forward to it cos it was the only one night of the year we got to go out together apart from our anniversary i am going to try and enjoy myself tonight you loved it so much i think its the only time you would drink that only cos mandy talked you into it do you remember last year when you and mandy drank that cheap nasty beer but you were both so drunk you just both sat there giggeling at nothing then started on red then the clock struck 12 and you made everyone go out side for a snowball fight i know how much you loved new years so tonight i am not going to be sad but laugh as you always did i love you with all my heart seeya soon your loving wife lynice xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by Lynice — December 31, 2005 @ 13:28

  90. Kraig mate, supposed to celebrate tonight, but can not see that happening. Its just not right, really struggling to make any sence of what has happened………

    Comment by Dave — December 31, 2005 @ 15:06

  91. i am missing you so much my darling
    i dont know how i am going to get through tonight,we are all together though, all the family,including your lovely wife and children, we have to smile for them and i promise we will.
    i remember last new year, dad and me stayed in as usual because of charlie and his fear of fireworks. you were the first person i rang after the clock struck midnight, i always missed you when you wasnt there,and i remember lynice told me you were outside playing in the snow,that made me smile because you were always a big kid at heart
    i love you my darling

    Comment by mum — December 31, 2005 @ 17:13

  92. I guess you will be playing in the snow tonight mate. i believe you will be doing all the thing you loved doing and will be looking in on us all at 12. We wont be celebrating the new year because we all miss you so much mate and there doesnt seem to be anything to celebrate. There is not a minute of the day that goes by when i am not thinking about you so 12.00am will be no acception. As you know it is Ollies birthday today, when i asked him who would be coming to see him he said you mate, uncle Kraig clear as day (nobody else) I told him you were an Angel now, he just said Yes. I love you and miss you so much. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 31, 2005 @ 19:20

  93. Well mate, life goes on down here, just getting ready to go to work. I know your spirit is going to be busy tonight, with your family, friends and with me at work. Just wish you were still alive and here with us all Kraig. Well will pick you up at the Brinnington exit, so slide on in mate and here we go again…………….

    Comment by Dave — December 31, 2005 @ 21:18

  94. ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** pouring with rain here, i have tried to find some pics of snow to send you, this is the best i could do, snowflakes so you can have a snowball fight…lots of love

    Comment by moira hope — December 31, 2005 @ 23:59

  95. The beginning of this new year is going to feel empty,
    As i feel that we have left you behind in 2005,
    But i know that you are with us,
    Every one feels empty,
    As if we have had our hearts riped apart,
    We will all miss you Kraig,
    Even now when my car wont start,
    I think bloody hell; ill have to get Kraig to see to it,
    Then i remember, and feel guilty,
    God how i wish you were still here to fix it,
    It’s not fare, I want to scream at god,
    And ask him Why,
    But i know the answer,
    It was your time,
    In my opinion, “TO BLOODY SOON”..
    Bless you mate,

    Comment by Sheila, — January 1, 2006 @ 01:01

  96. Kraig, not going to wish you a happy new year, but I hope you can help us to be strong and get us through this new year!
    Also can you send us a little snow down for the kids (and me)

    cheers mate
    Graham (big bro)

    Comment by graham — January 1, 2006 @ 01:53

  97. I know your with us, you always will be, you’ll never be really gone. Lynice and your children are so brave and I’m sure they get that from you, you must be so proud of them all. We all miss you so much but the memories we have of you are so precious and nobody can ever take them away.x

    Comment by Tracy & Fozzy — January 1, 2006 @ 02:54

  98. well my gorgeous son
    i am struggling a bit today, so as you know i have just visited your grave,i then went to see if lynice is ok,she is a star and i am sure you are proud of her because we all are.
    sammy was a bit weepy so i have brought him home with me for the night. he is ok now watching a film. we will help lynice to take good care of them for you,so you needn’t worry my darling
    i love you with all my heart, for all eternity and beyond

    Comment by mum — January 1, 2006 @ 16:32

  99. Time heals, thats what they say dont they? well as time goes on mate i am feeling worse. I feel so empty and alone. My heart is broken thinking that if i am feeling like this how are Lynice and the kids coping. We will all help them though and be strong for one another. Is is so unfair. I am starting to feel angry now, not at you mate as i am sure given the choice you would still be here. I love you so much. Sharon xxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 1, 2006 @ 18:45

  100. Well son got through last night dont know how but we did.We have got Sammy with us tonight and he sends his love. miss you mate love dad

    Comment by dad — January 1, 2006 @ 19:43

  101. for les and stasia

    Don’t tell me that you understand.
    Don’t tell me that you know.
    Don’t tell me that I will survive,
    How I will surely grow.
    Don’t come at me with answers
    That can only come from me.
    Don’t tell me how my grief will pass,
    That I will soon be free.
    Accept me in my ups and downs.
    I need someone to share.
    Just hold my hand and let me cry
    And say, “My friend, I care.”

    Comment by moira hope — January 1, 2006 @ 22:52

  102. No person is ever truly alone.
    Those who live no more,
    Whom we loved,
    Echo still within our thoughts,
    Our words, our hearts.
    And what they did
    And who they were
    Becomes a part of all that we are,

    Comment by sharon — January 3, 2006 @ 12:02

  103. I believe this is what Kraig would be saying to us all. Especially Mum Dad Lynice & Kids.

    please don’t feel sad,
    It was just my time to go.
    I see you are still feeling sad,
    And the tears just seem to flow.

    We all come to earth for our lifetime,
    And for some it’s not many years
    I don’t want you to keep crying
    You are shedding so many tears.

    I haven’t really left you
    Even though it may seem so.
    I have just gone to my heavenly home,
    And I’m closer to you than you know.

    Just believe that when you say my name
    I’m standing next to you,
    I know you long to see me,
    But there’s nothing I can do.

    But I’ll still send you messages
    And hope you understand,
    That when your time comes to “cross over,”
    I’ll be there to take your hand.

    Comment by sharon — January 3, 2006 @ 12:10

  104. Yep Sharon Love, that is what Kraig would be saying……….

    Comment by Dave — January 3, 2006 @ 19:22

  105. Hi Kraig,
    Thank you for coming through with my dad george tonight at church,
    I know you said try not to be angry,
    But its easier said than done,
    And its not easy; to not shed tears for you,
    And Lynice! you have him, and spirit all around you,
    Helping you to heal,
    yes it is him twirling your hair,
    Thank you mate.

    Comment by Sheila, — January 3, 2006 @ 23:16

  106. For Karl Vikki Sam And Jessi, this is what Daddy would be saying.

    As I was out sleeping, one dark winter’s night
    Someone gently called my name, and I saw the brightest light
    Two Angels appeared beside me
    And slipped their warm hands into mine
    “At last, they whispered softly, we’ve been waiting here some time”

    “God sent us down to earth, to bring you safely home
    He’s been watching while you suffered, and try to make it on your own
    They gently took my arms and we soared into the sky
    I said, “But God l have 4 children, and I didn’t say goodbye”
    “Don’t worry,” God replied as he gave me the lightest wings
    “Because you are an Angel”, you can do so many things
    “Now these special children of mine, are just beautiful, you really have to see
    And if you look into their eyes, you’ll see a part of me”

    “Their names are Karl Vikki Sam and Jessi, and they are so clever and oh so smart
    Look…….. I have their picture, tucked safe inside my heart
    So my darling children when you look up at the sky
    You’ll see your Daddy way up there
    and know the reason why”

    Although I’m here in Heaven, and only watch you from afar
    For by day I am an Angel, and by night a shining star
    So when you look up at night, yes way, way up high
    You’ll see that I’m the brightest star shining in the sky

    So sometimes when it’s dark, and you cannot get to sleep
    And have a secret ‘secret’ that you really want to keep
    Remember me, your Daddy who lives up in the sky
    Your special Guardian Angel, who has wings and can really, really fly
    Then at night he changes into the brightest, shiny shining star
    Who loves you all forever, no matter where you are

    When you look into the mirror whose face is that you see?
    As you look through your own eyes, you are looking straight at me
    So goodnight my darling sweetheart’s, and please, please never cry
    For your Daddy he is watching, from oh so way up high

    Comment by sharon — January 3, 2006 @ 23:20

  107. to lynice from kraig (i believe)

    Now I am gone, release me, let me go
    I have so many things to see and do
    You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears
    Be happy that we had so many years.

    I gave you all my love; you can only guess
    how much you gave to me in happiness.
    I thank you for the love we each have shown
    But now it’s time I travelled on alone.

    So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
    then let your grief be comforted by trust
    It’s only for a while that we must part;
    So bless the memories within your heart

    I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
    So if you need me, call and I will come
    Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near
    And if you listen within your heart you’ll hear
    all my love around you, soft and clear.

    And then when you must come this way alone
    I’ll greet you with a smile and say

    Comment by sharon — January 3, 2006 @ 23:54

  108. Well mate,
    It has taken me along time to do this.
    I still find it hard to come to terms with what has happened. What ever I do or see I can relate to times and laughs we had. So many good memories
    but you will never be forgotten and will always be remembered as your dad said


    And will never be forgotten

    Simon (FRIEND)

    Comment by Simon — January 4, 2006 @ 00:47

  109. beautiful sharon… really is

    Comment by darryl — January 4, 2006 @ 13:14

  110. i am so sorry babe for gettin upset but i cant help it every day you are in my mind and i cant get you off my mind you were in my life for 13 years well it would be 14 years this january and my life is so empty with out you in it i know i have the kids to keep me goin but i need your loving arms around me even though i can sill fell them it is not the same as havin you here and yes i do feel you playin with my hair and strokin my cheek please come and see me even though you might scare me half to death but please come and see me i need to see you one last time i love you allways and for ever len xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    Comment by lynice — January 4, 2006 @ 23:36


    Comment by lynice — January 5, 2006 @ 01:32

  112. Lynice,
    “My beautiful brave daughter”,
    You can make as many spelling mistakes as you like,
    no one would ever questen it,
    I am one of the proudest, and most privileged mums on earth,
    I have the bravest daughter, i could ever wish for,
    If only i had a quarter of your strength,
    I would be the luckiest women alive,
    I have nothing but admiration for the way you have couped,
    And i could never even begin to know,
    What it is like loosing a loved partner,
    The way you love Kraig,
    Or one of my children,
    My heart goes out to Kraig’s Mum and Dad
    I am a wuzz i know that,
    And i have made a lot of mistakes,
    But one of the best things i ever did,
    Was to give birth to you,
    I love you sweetheart,
    And after what has happened,
    I intend to tell you, i love you, every chance i get,
    my new years resolution, it to,
    appreciate, validate, and communicate,
    With the people in my life today,
    befor its to late,
    God bless you, Lynice….I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART.
    Mum xoxoxox

    Comment by Sheila, — January 5, 2006 @ 18:53

  113. To all the family, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time, may god bless you all.

    Chris and Andrea Dooley

    Comment by Chris & Andrea Dooley — January 6, 2006 @ 16:33

  114. kraig we miss u so much no matter wat eva happens u will always b in our minds and hearts u r the biggest star shining in the sky and u will always will b the only star we look 4 late at night wen we r thinking of u luv kerry vikki carl sam jessy

    Comment by lynice — January 7, 2006 @ 00:23

  115. Hiya Scrag,

    As you know Nana died on Friday. I hope you have found each other by now. Look after each other.
    Nana vera
    Rest in Peace Nana.

    Love you Kraig. xxxxxx

    Comment by Jackie — January 8, 2006 @ 14:48

  116. Your first born (Karl) is 10 today. We are just on our way to your house to see him. Although I know you will be with him, I will give him extra special hugs and kisses from you.

    Love you loads.

    Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — January 8, 2006 @ 15:04

  117. Went to see Karl today. He wanted money for his birthday, im sure that doesnt suprise you. The house just didnt seem complete today without you mate. Everybody misses you so much. The children are ok though, Lynice looked lost. We lost a big part of our lives when we lost you mate. We need to all stick together and love one another as we all loved you. Love you mate. xxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 8, 2006 @ 18:13

  118. Oh and say hello to Nanna for me. I hope she isnt talking your socks off. I can picture you laughing though. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 8, 2006 @ 18:14

  119. well babe karl 10 we were both dreadin this moment cos we new we were getting old he had a realy good day and i know you appoved of his birthday pressy i dont know how i got through today but i did as i do every day some days are hard to deal with than others but hey ho you know i will be fine cos your still here thankyou for being with me the other day i could feel you on my face but did you have to pull on my belt ya cheeky boy hope nana isnt bending ya ear to much ha ha ill see and speak to you soon llove ya loads and allways will len xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — January 8, 2006 @ 22:24

  120. Hi mate,
    I’ve created an online picture album so people can see and share pictures of you and your family.
    Don’t be embarrassed there will be some bad ones of me too!
    Cheers mate.

    I’ll be adding pics all the time so if any one has any pics they would like me to add to the album please contact me.

    Comment by Graham (big bro) — January 9, 2006 @ 12:23

  121. What a lovely idea Graham,the pics are lovely, you are a very good and caring “Big Bro”

    Comment by moira hope — January 9, 2006 @ 13:40

  122. i would like to say a big thankyou to graham on behalf of me kraig and the kids for both web sites the pics are great even though i cant look through them for to long there are alot of good times rememberd as i look at them so thanks once again graham we all love you very much x x x

    Comment by lynice — January 10, 2006 @ 09:31

  123. Yea well done Graham, pics are %100………..

    Comment by Dave — January 10, 2006 @ 11:44

  124. Pictures are lovely Graham. They hold so many special memories that we will all keep close to our hearts.

    Kraig, i know you are watching somewhere.The picture of us deep in conversation over the table at Christmas, i remember what we were talking about. You were a very special person and always will be. I love you and miss you more. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 10, 2006 @ 14:57

  125. Kraig, I have been to see your Mum and Dad today, I am trying to help them through their pain as i promised you that i would, but they are stuggling with it sweetheart, their love for you is so deep.I know that for them it seems that the light has been turned out on their life, hopefully time will heal, and together as a family we will do all that we can to help them to see the light again. I know that you want so much for them to happy again, and are shining down on them with as much love as they gave to you throughout your life.
    You are the brightest shining star………..Watch over them sweetheart
    Goodnight God bless xxxxxxxx Auntie Mo

    Comment by Auntie Mo — January 11, 2006 @ 10:42

  126. Well done Graham, It is a loverly thing to do,
    I had so few pictures of Kraig, now i have moor,
    I wish i could trade them all in for the real thing,
    God Bless you,

    Comment by Sheila, — January 11, 2006 @ 22:53

  127. I’ve scanned a lot more pictures and added them to the photo gallery,
    please have a look.
    Thanks for the photo’s Les,Stasia,Sharon,Ian & Jackie.
    Anybody got any more?

    Comment by Graham — January 14, 2006 @ 00:58

  128. Wish I had Graham. Just to say, Kraig would have been made up with all this.

    Comment by Dave — January 14, 2006 @ 16:15

  129. Graham, you have done a fantastic job, you have spent a lot of time and effort on this. Its so lovely. Brings back so many memories. Thank you. Sharon Ian Alex Jacob Ollie.xxxx

    Ps Dave now you have. These are for everybody to share and remember. Its lovley knowing Kraig had such good friends.

    Comment by sharon — January 14, 2006 @ 19:24

  130. Cant stop thinking about you mate, and how you should still be with us. Love you. Shaz. xxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 15, 2006 @ 09:10

  131. I Have a good collection now,
    Thank you to everyone who shared there photos,
    I wish i had some of my own to share,
    But i haven’t sorry,
    I have put all the photos on my website as a tribute to Kraig,
    Thanks again to everyone especially Graham,
    You are a special person Graham,
    Bless You.

    Comment by Sheila, — January 15, 2006 @ 19:47

  132. Sharon, thanks to you all for the pictures. As much as we are all still very much down, the pictures Graham has put onto the web site, have really helped. As we are feeling low, just look at the pictures. Nothing can ever take away our memories of Kraig! My mate was, sorry IS such a star……..

    Comment by Dave — January 16, 2006 @ 01:23

  133. Hi mate

    A poem for you. I wrote it myself. I hope you like it. Im no poet but i hope you like it.

    You were taken away so suddenly
    Why couldn’t I say goodbye.
    I wanted to tell you that I loved you
    And the reasons why.

    You were a brother to be proud of
    With four beautiful children to see
    You were a friend I could lean on in times of need.
    You were fun happy go lucky I can hear you say
    Life is for living why wait another day.

    You were ready to help anybody in need
    You would give your last penny, so generous and easily pleased.

    You taught me how to box, well I learnt in a fashion,
    Competing with you, I had no chance this was your passion.

    Your funny sense of humour could make me laugh till I cried
    You never held any punches, these are just some of the reasons why.

    But most of all I love you because you are you
    I miss you so deeply the days seem so blue.

    Remember all the good times we shared that what I intend to do.
    And not beet myself up about what could have been or should have been,
    That’s not what you would have wanted me to do.
    For in my heat you never left, there you will always stay.
    You were and will remain to be part of my life until my dying day.

    Time heals that’s what they say,
    but nothing will heal the piece of my heart that was taken away.

    So keep it safe for me little brother
    Until the day we meet
    And I will take it back from you
    To make my heart complete.

    Its going to so be hard with you not around
    Not to be able to pick up the phone
    Hear your voice see your smile, laugh with you, but its only for a while
    Because when we are all together again eternity’s what we have
    Your in a beautiful place, I know, and my time here will surely pass.

    There’s only one certainty in life,
    And that’s ok with me
    Because that means that one day we can share being brother and sister again
    that’s what we will always be.

    So until that day, drop in once in a while,
    Let me know its ok, to cry therse tears I cry each day
    And stay a little while
    So I can say I love you and see your beautiful smile.

    Your sister Sharon xxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 16, 2006 @ 22:43

  134. Awww Sharon that is so beautiful,
    Thank you for sharing, that with us,
    I am shure Kraig has read it,

    Comment by Sheila, — January 17, 2006 @ 05:13

  135. We work with Graham and Les, and never had the pleasure of meeting Kraig. However, after reading all of these wonderful thoughts and words of love, we now know what a fantastic person he was.
    Our thoughts (and tears) are with ALL of you.
    With love, Mandi and Jas. xx

    Comment by Mandi & Jas — January 17, 2006 @ 16:24

  136. my dearest darling,handsome,gorgeous son
    Iam finding this so very difficult because as each day goes by,it is getting harder for me.
    COMING TO TERMS I never will
    UNDERSTANDING I never will
    WHY such a beautiful and much loved person could be snatched away from us so suddenly.
    You were such a beautiful child, so happy, so very loved,and you gave so much back as you grew into a wonderful adult. Thank you so much my darling for your four beautiful children.We shall treasure them forever.
    You had everything to live for.
    Dad and me had plans for you,things you wanted to see and do,places you wanted to go.
    The world has changed for me Kraig,without you in it,it will never be the same.
    I am sorry I dont visit your webb site very often but, darling sometimes I cant because I am hurting too much.
    The few times that I have is because at that moment, for some reason I was feeling just slightly stronger, but it never lasts very long so I grab it while I can,just like now.
    I hope as time goes by I might become a little stronger,people tell me that I will,then I will visit more often so I can keep telling you how precious you are.
    I do know that you must be the most loved angel in gods heaven.
    Your two beautiful big sisters visit dad and me virtually every day and bring us lunch. We know they are looking after us just like you did and we know they always will because they love us just like you do,and it makes dad and me so proud that we brought up three such beautiful people who also love and care for each other more than any mum and dad could wish for,but you know,they need looking after too right now,so please keep a look out for them just like you used to.
    Visit me as often as you can,because I know when you are here.
    I am going for now but I shall be back as soon as I can.
    I love you so very much my darling.
    your ever loving MUM

    Comment by mum — January 18, 2006 @ 19:16

  137. You have got a lovely caring family Stasia and they will bring you strength, and the love that you all have for each other is a tribute to you and Les as parents , we are thinking of you all.

    lots of love xx

    Comment by moira hope — January 18, 2006 @ 20:14

  138. Kraig, I found this on a poem website. I have changed it slightly.

    As kids, we lived together, we fought, we laughed, we cried. We did not always show the love, that we both had inside.

    We shared our dreams and plans, and some secrets too. All the memories we share, are what bonds me now to you.

    We grew to find we have a love, that is very strong today. It’s a love shared by our family, that will never fade away.

    You are my brother not by choice, but by the nature of our birth. I could not have been given a better brother you are more than I deserve.

    Comment by Jackie — January 20, 2006 @ 11:20

  139. Kraig, We are spending the night with Jackie, Sharon, Graham, Ian and the kids tonight, being with them always makes me think about you more but not in a bad way because you are such a special person. It’s nice to be able to remember the good times even though thats hard right now. I’m sure you’re watching Karl at football with pride because he’s becoming such a great player, a proper little goal scorer and a great team player.
    Miss you mate.

    Comment by Tracy & Fozzy — January 20, 2006 @ 16:38


    “I Cried For You”

    You’re beautiful so silently
    It lies beneath a shade of blue
    It struck me so violently
    When I looked at you

    But others pass, the never pause,
    To feel that magic in your hand
    To me you’re like a wild rose
    They never understand why

    I cried for you
    When the sky cried for you
    And when you went
    I became a hopeless drifter
    But this life was not for you
    Though I learned from you,
    That beauty need only be a whisper

    I’ll cross the sea for a different world,
    With your treasure, a secret for me to hold

    In many years they may forget
    This love of yours or that we met,
    They may not know
    how much you meant to me.

    I cried for you
    And the sky cried for you,
    And when you went
    I became a hopeless drifter.
    But this life was not for you,
    Though I learned from you,
    That beauty need only be a whisper

    Without you now I see,
    How fragile the world can be
    And I know you’ve gone away
    But in my heart you’ll always stay.

    I cried for you
    And the sky cried for you,
    And when you went
    I became a hopeless drifter.
    But this life was not for you,
    Though I learned from you,
    That beauty need only be a whisper
    That beauty need only be a whisper

    Comment by Sheila, — January 20, 2006 @ 18:37

  141. Hi mate. Well you would be proud of your wife, she has started on the childrens rooms. We will be helping her decorate etc, she has bought all new bedding lights curtains etc. We have ordered new beds, she just needs a skip now.
    I had Vikki on Friday because i took her to Gymnastics on saturday. She was really good, she had her quiet moments because she is missing you but we will all help her with that mate, as we will with all of the children. Jackie and Graham were here with Bekki so was Tracy Damion Ben Luke and Nathan.

    I picked up Jessica today so Lenny could empty the rooms, she was a star. Ollie and her are lovely together, they kiss and cuddle. There is a little bit of the not wanting to share etc coming from Ollie but i have that in hand, on the whole they are lovely together. She wouldnt eat her sprouts though, dont blame her really.Mum and dad had dinner too, they are finding things really hard mate as we all are but i am worried about them, if you can, please try to help them through, i know how much they meant to you.

    Lenny and me are taking them to K8 tomorrow providing the council have come to fix the heating. I will be there in the morning to give them what for. Like sister like brother hey. Wouldnt have it any other way. On wed we are taking the babies to Gymnastics, that should be fun.

    Went to your grave yesterday. It was such a beautiful day. i just stood on my own for a while talking to you, i hope you could hear me. The flowers we put down from Nannas funeral look so lovely.

    Ian me and Ollie went to smithfield today before we picked Jessi up. All i could think about was you mate. Thats nothing new though because you are on my mind 24/7 and i wouldnt want it any other way.

    Feel i need to keep you posted on what is going on but i believe you already know mate, just my way of feeling i can still talk to you.

    I love you mate so so much and miss you more than anything.


    Comment by sharon — January 22, 2006 @ 22:46

  142. i do not come to tell ya much often babe as i find this so very hard i cant do much with my life at the moment as your not in it i hope you can forgive me for not comin to see ya as much as i would like to but it is hard for me to do so there are things i want to say to you but in person just me and you they say you feel better in time that is such i lie you are on my mind from morning till night i love you so much and i know i always will i cleard the kids bedrooms today and ya littel mate drew helped me wot a star that lad is and ya knew there was somthing about that kid thats why ya took him under ya wing darrel mark simon and big dave most of all have all been looking after me as you knew they would it is good to know ya left knowing i would be well looked after by family and friends as you know i sleep wif ya tshirt ya wore that night i just want you to know i did do every thing i could for you that night but it just wos’nt ment to be brave i was not at all scard yes and i know you love me more for doing that you told me in my dreams doing the bedrooms wif out you today was hard as i know it is wot you have wanted for our kids for a long time but i am going to do you proud we all are as a family to make sure our kids have the best bedrooms ever i have got everthing i need for them now just need to go and get the paint and we can all start on them poor graham has to paint west cost customs on the wall but that is just our lads for you i want you to know i love you so much it hurts so bad cant still come to terms with the fact you have gone you are such a wounderfull person and husband and an even better sole mate and best friend i love you so much it hurts so bad inside my broken heart do not think i have the will power go on wif my life even though i have cos i have your kids and your home and your spice for life willing me on i love you kraig with all my heart and sole and so do our children see ya again some day wait for me so i can see them sexy eyes again and that perfect smile words can not even come close to how much i love you

    Comment by lynice — January 23, 2006 @ 00:49

  143. My Mom

    My Mom is a survivor,
    Or so I’ve heard it said.
    But I can hear her crying at night
    when all others are in bed.

    I watch her lay awake at night
    And go to hold her hand.
    She doesn’t know I am with her
    To help her understand.

    But like the sands on the beach
    that never wash away…
    I watch over my surviving mom,
    Who thinks of me each day.

    She wears a smile for others…
    A smile of disguise!
    But through Heaven’s door I see
    Tears flowing from her eyes.

    My Mom tries to cope with death
    To keep my memory alive.
    But anyone who knows her knows
    It is her way to survive.

    As I watch over my surviving Mom
    Through Heaven’s open door…
    I try to tell her that angels
    protect me forevermore.

    I know that doesn’t help her…
    Or ease the burden she bears.
    So if you get a chance, go visit her…
    And show her that you care.

    For no matter what she says…
    No matter what she feels.
    My surviving mom has a broken heart
    That time won’t ever heal.

    Not goodbye mate,
    But see ya later,
    God bless you Kraig,

    Comment by Sheila, — January 23, 2006 @ 16:22

  144. Well Kraig m8y, down hill from here now !! Early Jan, only gone and lost my job!! Swine trying to get another. Little Jo-Marie has to go into hospital for a minor op and too top it all I have been diagnosed with Diabetes… What else can go wrong ??? Keeping an eye on Lenny for you, chat with her on the phone. She is keeping a front up for the kids I think, but boy is she missing you. Just like all the family m8. Caugt your mum and dad in Azda not long ago, think they were shop lifting ???? Well thats it for now Kraig, back soon.

    Comment by Dave — January 23, 2006 @ 23:11

  145. Hey mate. i know i’ve not posted for a while. i keep checking back and i go past your house most nights but the lights are out. i really want to post something everyday but when i come to type my mind goes blank.. anyways see ya soon

    Comment by darryl — January 26, 2006 @ 00:34

  146. Hi Mate,
    Still cant listen to sad songs yet,
    Always gets me crying my eyes out,
    Isn’t it weired,
    That you notice all the sad songs when someone passes,
    Anyway Kraig,
    Have to go now chuck going to church,
    I am baby siting for your lot sat,
    If they dont behave can you drop in and give us a hand,
    Not Goodbye,
    But See ya later mate,

    Comment by Sheila, — January 27, 2006 @ 18:50

  147. Kraig, have a word with your mum and dad, we want them to come and see us, I am waiting for them to ring, but they haven’t, Sid is missing Charlie. xx

    Comment by moira hope — January 31, 2006 @ 21:37

  148. Hi mate, just wanted to say Hi, its a comfort coming to this site, its like i am talking to you. I look several times a day. The messages are getting fewer. I guess you know we are all thinking about you. I still think about you 24/7 you are the first thing i think about in the morning and the last thing at night. Strange as it is i dont dream about you though. I was told that you dream about the last thing on your mind, thats not true mate or i would have had a dream about you every night, i go to sleep willing myself to dream about you but i dont, strange dont you think? Maybe your behind that, giving my mind and heart a break.

    My box has been broken since just after you went. I have had Marks number for weeks now but its you i want to come to fix it mate, i will ring him eventually. The morning you went Mark was ringing your phone, there were several missed calls and text messages, he was worried about you mate. I believe you spoke to him the night before. I answered your phone and broke the news to him, he didnt respond and the line went dead, i think he was probably in shock. We all still are mate. We will never accept loosing you. I love you so much.
    People say “if i had three wishes” well thats just greed, if i only had one mate, I dont have to tell you what i would wish for.
    Your ever loving sister. Sharon.

    Comment by sharon — January 31, 2006 @ 23:09

  149. I was told of this book of condolence for Kraig by Sharon who i know loves and misses Kraig so much, so i hope all the family and freinds of Kraig will not mind if i add a few words.
    I am in the Philippines right now and was informed of Kraigs passing in text and email from Sharon. Although i only met him on 2 occasions while i was working at Sharons house, i was gobsmacked to hear of his passing becuse he seemed so fit, healthy and full of fun. Sharon used to talk about him a lot while i was there, and i know how much she loves him and how much he will be missed by his family and his friends. I only hope that when my time comes to leave this world for a better place that i get half as many messages of love and fondness as Kraig has… The greatest thing anyone can achieve while on this earth is to leave a mark on this world, and judging by the many messages on here , Kraig certainly did that, and his memory will live on for many many many years.
    I am sat in my shop in the Philippines with tears in my eyes reading the lovely tributes to Kraig, but i am so happy that he left behind him so many positive happy memories for his family and freinds. Only hope i can leave those same type of memories when my time comes.
    God love you Kraig, and i hope to meet you for a 3rd time later(you can teach me how to work these bloody computers properly then.
    My heartfelt condolences to ALL his family and freinds,
    PS my youngest Sons name is also Craig

    Comment by Malc — February 1, 2006 @ 03:56

  150. kraig, its been a while since i wrote anything on here. its been a busy few months but you will never be forgotten.

    Comment by steve twigg — February 1, 2006 @ 09:17

  151. Hi mate still cant get use to the fact that i cant call you five or six times a day.I feel as though i have been away for a long time and you will be waiting for us at the airport.Mum and i miss you so much,just wait for us.while mum and i are still here we will help Lynice to bring up your beautiful children in your image. karl is coming on with his football. i think i have convinced him that he will be a great back four player hes a fast learner and i am teaching him a few tricks. Vicky is going to gym club with shaz and is really enjoying it We need to find Sam a hobby,we are taking him to curry strip for his birthday.What can i say about Jess she gets more beautiful by the day,and is really coming on.Lynice has her hands full and we are all proud of her, she is being very brave.Graham and i started the boys bedroom and hope that we will have both theirs and the girls ready this weekend.Mum and i miss you so much and the days get worse rather than and miss you so much Dad xxxx

    Comment by les — February 2, 2006 @ 21:13

  152. If tears could build a stairway,
    And memories a lane,
    I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again,

    I need to recall the events of that night,
    You left without warning, it wasn’t right.

    The awful feeling that washed over me,
    I never again want to feel.
    You left this world without telling us,
    with that we have to deal.

    If tears could build a stairway,
    And memories a lane,
    I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again,


    Comment by Sheila, — February 4, 2006 @ 18:56

  153. Hi Mate,
    I know its been a long time since i last wrote here,
    But i know that there is not much i can say,
    That you dont know about,
    We all still miss you,
    But things now are starting to get sorted out at your place,
    So no worries,

    not goodbye mate,
    But See Ya later…

    Comment by Sheila, — February 10, 2006 @ 22:52


    Comment by MUM — February 13, 2006 @ 12:37

  155. hello babe i have just come to say happy valantines day and i love you so much i know you did not like me giving you a card even though i did anyway so as you know i have took a bear with i love you on it to be with you i love you kraig with all my heart and allways will your loving wife ps i miss you so much xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — February 13, 2006 @ 22:20


    Comment by MUM — February 13, 2006 @ 22:24

  157. Thinking of you all todayxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by moira hope — February 14, 2006 @ 20:18

  158. Kraig, a special day for you and Lynice mate, just wish you were here to be with her. Time just goes on mate, dont stop for nobody – very cruel. Been down to Mikes today, just aint the same, you not turning up with your cheeky grin ! Well Kraig, will keep visiting here everyday, people write such lovely things mate…….

    Comment by Dave — February 14, 2006 @ 21:26

  159. Hiya Scrag!

    Although I come here at LEAST twice a day to moderate comments, I very rarely leave a comment myself. For some reason I felt I needed to today.

    I am missing you so much. Everything I do is an effort. I can’t even be bothered with Graham’s birthday on Sunday and I hate myself for that. I know I will be waiting for you to pop round with a card and a ‘six pack of beer’ for him like you always did.

    I am back at work now. Although I really didn’t want to go back, I pushed myself and I am glad I did. It has helped me cope and I can visit you at Highland whenever I like. My Manager is great……if I go missing she knows I will be at the cemetery having a ciggie with you. She gives me a quick call to make sure I am OK then tells me to stay as long as I like.

    I still go round to your house to see Lenny every lunch time. The house is looking great. Graham and Dad have almost finished the decorating, just a bit of glossing left to do. Lynice has worked really hard getting the place just how you both wanted it. All your mates have helped loads too.

    I am so proud of being your big sister Kraig. Sharon and I are lucky to have a brother like you. People say that you can’t choose your family but I am happy with what I got, God made a perfect choice putting all of our family together.

    I love you,

    Jackie xxxxx

    Comment by Jackie — February 15, 2006 @ 17:48

  160. hello sweet just come to tell ya the boys beds are done justin has done ya proud tonight he came straight from work and was here till 10 just doin the lads bed karl was a great help he said to me karl is a great kid and he will be a great bloke just like his dad it made me so proud to here that spoke about the both of you that i had a tear in my eye cos karl has turned out to be like that cos he has a great roll model and that is you the girls bed is being done tomorrow anne is sending jay over cos justin cant get here now till after weekend and vikki is upset cos she has not got a bed and jess keeps saying big girls bed so mick said he will come and help to he is even willin not to open the unit to come and do it must say you have some crackin mates and a very loving family i am so glad i met and married you cos the day i married you they became my family and i dont know what i would do with out them well i will fill you in on the girls beds cos if mick is helpin it will be a laugh i told him to keep bol away now i know ya laughin with me ill see ya soon sweetheart god night dont let the bugs bite if they do bite em back do you remember we used to say that to each other every night and you would say it fast and try and get it in before me i love ya babe xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — February 15, 2006 @ 22:55

  161. hi dad just niped here to have a little word coz i thik vikki has spoke to ya more times than i have sorry about that.I got man of the match on saturday i wish you were there to see it coz me and my team are getting along so well now .we finished my bedroom today well me and justin did guess what we got a bit wrong at the start and had to hammer to get the things out we were so clumsy we got the poles the wrong way round but its right now.Hey i have ya laghin now dont i guess what he got stressed out just like you would of hey he somked about 20 fags he got that stressed we have westcoat customs just like ya wanted and mum has chose great colours for me room everything matches its well cool. we have had the hall staires and landin done like ya wanted aswell.BUT! mum stresses out about muddy feet ha and mum might start going to karls bekkets gym im teatching mum my self at the moment ha ha ha ha lhats a laugh nar she is good at it she still cant do a tornado ha ha ha we have still got ya golf clubs we are keeping them for me coz i bet thats what ya want coz ya liked ya golf dint ya well then im goin now i will keep you informed with the latest every saturday night now coz i know ya miss us god bless karl

    Comment by karl — February 15, 2006 @ 23:18

  162. hello Kraig,

    Just had a little word with your son Karl on messenger, sounds and looks a very nice young man, credit to you, I have told him I am 5_10 slim and blonde, please dont put him right. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by moira hope — February 17, 2006 @ 21:30

  163. Hi mate
    Well Ollie made a tree at nursery Tuesday, i asked him if he wanted to give it to you or his dad, he said you. You made an impact on a two year old mate, can you imagine what you did for us. We went straight to Highfield to plant the tree, it was made of pipe cleaners and he had made his own leaves, we planted it for you. Ollie also had his very first hair cut and tells people he had it done at Kraigs hairdressers (Jimmys). Jimmy did a lovely job and Ollie was proud that he had his hair cut where sammy spider and you had your hair cut. He has given that name to Sam, not sure why but it seems to have stuck, you know what i can see you laughing now, i miss that so much. You will never stop being part of our everyday lives mate we love and miss you so much.
    Went to look at the finishing touches of the childrens rooms today after taking Lenny shopping, they are looking lovely, you would be proud. Everybody has pulled together to help. You have some great friends mate.
    I love and miss yo so much and so do the boys.
    Bye for now matie. Love you so much.
    Sharon (Ye Ye) xxx

    Comment by sharon — February 17, 2006 @ 23:48

  164. hi chick hows it goin well as ya know it is the school hols i walked the kids to mackys on monday it was funny they said can we get the bus and i said no its only down the road they walked in the end and i took them to stockport to the £ shop yesterday mick has been comin up more often he is funny we were talkin about the good old days and bol he has gone totally lol stef called in aswell she has a new car she took vikki to the shop in it she calls it a buggy cos it only 2 seats sometimrs i dont know what to say cos i konw you know everything that has happened and as daft as it my be i needed to speak to you cos it is snowing vikki said hello dad how are you today vikki has told me to tell you that she knows you are her cos of the snow and you come with the snow well i am goin to clean up now after me and vikki has stoped laughin at jess see ya soon we love you so much xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — February 22, 2006 @ 10:53

  165. Hi mate. A few words to say, it aint getting any easier Kraig. Everyone I speak to, miss you to bits. Was down at Mikes yesterday and all we talked about was you. Still not right you not being here………….

    Comment by Dave — February 23, 2006 @ 11:46

  166. Any1 who looks at this page will realise that kraig was more than just love, he was a legend in his own way… this page is just a the surface of the feeling people have for him.

    Comment by darryl — March 4, 2006 @ 07:08

  167. Hello Mate, visit all the time to see how people are feeling. Well snow lies on the ground Kraig, but you will know that anyway. Life is so cruel, just rolls on. Do miss you mate, you were so young.

    Comment by Dave — March 4, 2006 @ 15:35

  168. Hi scrag, i have not posted for a while because i have not had a pc, you know i have been thinking about you though dont you. I am missing you more with every passing day mate. I love you so much. xxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — March 4, 2006 @ 17:03

  169. For Stasia, Les, Jackie, Sharon & Lynice

    There is nothing i can do, to make him come back
    There are no words I can say,
    that can replace the words you long to hear

    There are no answer’s I can give, that will satisfy your questions
    There is not another soul I can introduce you to that will ever replace his
    And, there is no love I can offer that will ever replace the love you shared

    I can not promise your broken heart will ever be complete
    I will not say it could have been worse
    I will not deny it was a tragedy
    I will not lie and tell you he will come back

    He never really left

    I do promise he hears you when you speak
    I will say he loves you no matter the distance
    I will not deny he is in a better place
    And, I will not lie; he is waiting to greet you someday

    He is every you step you take
    He is in everything you do
    He is the air you breathe
    He is every beat of your heart

    ” He is like the wind. You can not see him…but you will always feel him”

    I have very fond memories of Kraig and though I did not know him in his later
    years I will always remember him. When I do remember Kraig I smile he always
    made me smile.

    With much Love Elaine XXXXX

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — March 5, 2006 @ 14:01

  170. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — March 10, 2006 @ 14:31

  171. Hi Mate i know i haven’t been here as of late,
    Thank you for coming to visit us at your home when i was giving Healing to Lynice,
    And for confirming that you have been chatting to the kids,
    And touching Lynice on her foot,
    Chat Soon,
    Not Goodbye,
    But see ya later,

    Comment by Sheila, — March 12, 2006 @ 16:32

  172. ello babe just had to come and say hi i know i have not bin for a bit but finding it hard with the snow its just you thats wot has made me come and speak to you i pictured you getting up this morning saying its dinner time why did you not wake me and its snowing but it needs to stick . as you know jesse is saying a lot now she called karl a monkey today and when i was talkin to my mum today on the phone she said is it nannie i said yes and then she told her to shut up she has lernt to sing round the garden but she makes us laugh cos she says 1step 2step really fast do feel sorry for her cos vikki makes her say it over and over and laughs at her simon rang me today he is comin doin the boys light at weekend still do not know what colour to do the hall your mum said a light lemon but i am thinkin an oatmeal or caremel to carry the brown through from the living room you will have to put a colour in my mind so i know still want it to your taste wot do ya think ? i will have to go soon got to get up early to get the kids to school its goin to be cold tomorrow which means nicola wont be out lol she likes her bed to much i have to say that drew is missing you a lot he comes to see you nearly every day and brings the kids to see you 2 he comes ever day to make sure i am ok and i am not crying he dont like it when i cry he allways says dont cry kraig will not want to see you cry he loves you to much and i guess he is right and i know you do and i love you to more than you will probaly ever know no thats wrong i know ya know cos i tell you every night and you tell me to by pulling my foot and i know its you cos you told my mum and she would have not known that that cos i did not tell anyone what you do its a bit cheeky though dont ya think will have to go now its late good nite god bless love you for ever xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo

    Comment by lynice — March 12, 2006 @ 23:41

  173. Ello mate, still visit here every day. Missing you like everyone else Kraig, dont get any easier………..

    Comment by Dave — March 13, 2006 @ 17:26

  174. hiya kraigy baby
    do you remember how i called you that when you were little and it stuck well into your teens, but of course you got embarrassed as you got older

    your 30th birthday is coming up soon and i want to make it special for you
    so i went out with auntie mo to get you some special things

    you should have been sailing away with your dad to france, so sharon and jacqui, your beautiful sisters have arranged an anchor to give to you on your birthday

    dad will still be with you

    we will all be with you on your special day,me,dad lynice,karl, vikki sam, jessica,sharon,ian alex,jacob,ollie,jacquie,graham,thom,bekki,and whoever else feels they would like to be there on april 1st

    kraig, i went out today because you asked me to, and auntie maureen knew you wanted me to


    Comment by MUM — March 17, 2006 @ 01:16

  175. sorry babe, you know i am drunk and i meant to say my soldier
    that is what you always will be to me

    and my great big shining star

    you know it took a lot for me to do this,but it doesnt matter cause we speak to each other every day

    speak to you in the morning kraigy baby


    Comment by MUM — March 17, 2006 @ 01:38


    Comment by MUM — March 17, 2006 @ 01:39

  177. St.Pat’s day today mate, we would have been very busy tonight !!!!

    Comment by Dave — March 17, 2006 @ 15:52

  178. Falling on to the ground,
    I crumpled in despair,
    I know that you are gone for ever,
    No longer to be there,

    Your face is in every young man i meet,
    Your walk, your hairstyle, your smile,
    Thought i saw you in town today,
    And my heart skipped a beat by a mile,

    Its your birthday soon,
    First of April, “A happy day”,
    Oh why! did it have to be you,
    That god had to take away,

    You were young and loving,
    Had a family, a wife,
    Four beautiful children,
    Such a perfect life,

    But your time had come,
    And you went home,
    And you left your family,
    All alone,

    Good memories we have,
    Of you and your smile,
    And our memory of you,
    Will last a long while,

    Not goodbye mate,
    But See you later,

    For Kraig,
    1st April, 1976.
    8th December, 2005.
    We miss you mate,
    Blessings always..

    Comment by Sheila, — March 20, 2006 @ 18:11

  179. hello my precious son, my soldier,my kraigy baby and swampey, the latter being a name you got for yourself during your recent love for golf which you shared with your ever so loving dad

    wasnt it so nice to hear from elaine after all these years.

    her poem was so lovely

    do you remember how she spoiled you,with everything she could,but that was so easy because you was such a loving and special little boy

    elaine has offered to donate towards the car boot sales to help us to take your four beautiful children to your special place in corfu and that means a lot to me and i am certain it will to you

    big dave is so constant, he never says much but he says it so often, and that will do for me.HE IS MISSING YOU DARLING

    MOIRA AND KEVIN, i am sure you will remember them with your cheeky smile,they have helped me and dad so very much through this very dark time, but i dont have to tell you that because i tell you every day and i know you hear me

    Comment by MUM — March 22, 2006 @ 00:42

  180. hiya soldier
    you always tod me that i was a classic,well i have done it again,i think the computer went wrong,not me,it wouldnt let me say anymore,but i am back
    i am coming back sweatheart


    my love for you is so deep that the dictionary didnt find a word to describe it








    Comment by MUM — March 22, 2006 @ 01:24


    Comment by MUM — March 22, 2006 @ 01:30

  182. this is kraigs mum

    i see this site going to sleep

    please please keep it going all of you out there who remember my special boy

    write whatever you feel
    please , dont hold it too close to your heart,let it go to kraig for me

    thank you

    from a mum who loved so very very much and lost a special son

    he didnt die ,he lives on in all of us

    so please pass your feelings on to him for me

    it will wean SO much



    Comment by MUM — March 22, 2006 @ 02:15

  183. Good morning mate, the sun is out, first time for a long time cos spring has arrived. Yet another time of the year which reminds me you are not around, makes me feel down. You are a special friend Kraig, one I will take with me where ever I go for the rest of my life, allways there. Miss you more than anything mate……….

    Comment by Dave — March 23, 2006 @ 09:17

  184. hi babe just come to tell you i did get through today with sharon and i think you know what i am talkin about. got weepy in the car on the way sharon and i were talkin about the dreams she has been having i have been asking my mum what they mean i understand why you pick sharon now and ill tell you ya have picked the most special person to let us know you are ok and i know you knew she is the best person for the job our shaz i can hear you saying it. had a good weekend mick drove me and the kids to blackpool and payed for them they had a really good time drew came aswell he was more giddy than the kids he made me go on this blinkin ride i felt sick ya know me and rides i was so not lookin forword to goin on it our jackie was laughing at us calling us wimps saying that our beeki has been on bigger rides than that i felt like a wimp then so my next task is to go with bekki hey i know you like this mick has got the new shape m3 he came in it at weekend so i had drew jay woody even neil came to have a go i was the only one who did not get a ride in it jay wanted to take me round the block but know one would let me get in the car with him the kids even went for a spin in it well i am saying a spin more like take us to the shop and buy us a lot of sweets well i could chat all night but ill have to go and bath the kids ill come again soon love you soooooooo much miss you even more love ya always xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — March 23, 2006 @ 18:21


    Comment by MUM — March 23, 2006 @ 23:42

  186. Hi mate.

    Well its almost your Birthday you would have been 30, we are all going to do something special for you. We have a tough time ahead of us though because you should be here with us, its not getting any easier mate, i still think about you all the time i think i always will. I have some days a little better than others, this is not a good day. Its mothers day tomorrow, its going to be difficult for Mum and Lynice but i know you are watching over them. I love you so much little brother, i would do just about anything to bring you back to us. I have never in my entire life felt pain like this and you know as well as anybody i have been through some tough times. I hope my dreams were real like somebody has told me. I am holding on to that. If they are let me visit you again really soon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — March 25, 2006 @ 18:20

  187. Scragg

    Thank you for my white feather……I love you too. xxxx

    Jackie. xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — March 25, 2006 @ 23:59

  188. hey mate, as you know i was at lyns last night, i just want to say thanks for visiting us, i know your always around in the house but i don’t ever really feel ya presence and i did last night… speak to ya soon

    Comment by darryl — March 26, 2006 @ 10:59

  189. Hi Kraig,

    We went to Woodbank Park this morning where Dad gave Mum the most beautiful Mother’s Day present – a memorial in your honour. It is lovely. She cried so much when she saw it – we all did. Now she can visit you everyday when she takes Charlie out for his walk.
    It is going to be really hard for Lennie and Mum today. Please help us to get them through it.

    We are all going round to Mum’s later just like we always do but it won’t be the same without you there.

    I love you so much Kraig and I am missing you more and more each day.

    Your big sis xxxx

    Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — March 26, 2006 @ 13:35

  190. hello my soldier

    i just want you back

    the pain is too much

    Comment by MUM — March 26, 2006 @ 23:11

  191. Just to echo the sentiments of your family Kraig, everyone that knew you do really miss you. Your time came to soon mate. Every day I think away on you. Close my eyes and your there, just not right you have gone………….

    Comment by Dave — March 27, 2006 @ 08:26

  192. trying to write something, I dont know what to say, it is a cruel world sometimes………. reading everybodys comments it is very very sad, you should still be here Kraig, lovely young man, lovely family, it is so sad……thinking of you all


    Comment by moira hope — March 27, 2006 @ 21:29

  193. Why?

    Comment by Jackie — March 28, 2006 @ 22:01

  194. i come here near enough every day.. except for when i’m being held captive by len and mick, and everytime i goto type something, to talk to you.. its like you take it straight out of my head, and i get stumped with what to say… there are soo many songs that i listen to make me think of you, so many things that go on in the street, things people say… you all around us all…

    Comment by darryl — March 29, 2006 @ 00:14

  195. We wish that we could see you,
    Only for a while,
    To wish you Happy Birthday,
    And to see your lovely smile,

    To put our arms around you,
    So tight we would not part,
    To tell you how much we love you,
    From the bottom of our hearts,

    As life goes on without you,
    And days turn slowly into years,
    We Hold a million memories,
    And shed a million tears,

    To us you are so special,
    What moor is there to say,
    Except we wish with all our hearts,
    That you were here today,

    Those we love dont go away,
    They walk beside us everyday,
    God Bless you Kraig,
    and take with you,
    The love of spirit on your Birthday

    Comment by Sheila — March 29, 2006 @ 21:51

  196. No words to say
    But a prayer
    Is on it’s way

    For Kraig

    Sue x

    Comment by Sue Lane — March 30, 2006 @ 22:28

  197. I have been trying for days to think of something to write for your birthday and found it from the kids. We were driving home from Jackie’s before and they started to talk about wishes, what they would wish for if they could wish. Of course they gave the obvious answer and said ‘more wishes’! I asked them to think about what they would want if they could only have one wish and they sat and thought. Ben then said if it could only be one then it would be to have you back with your family and Luke agreed. But then thats what anyone that knew you would have said. I see you smiling and thats how we will remember you on your birthday. Happy Birthday Scragg.x

    Comment by Tracy — March 31, 2006 @ 22:56

  198. happy birthday kraig, my thoughts are with you and ALL your family today, help them all be strong. love karen lauren and ella xXx

    Comment by karen — March 31, 2006 @ 23:12

  199. Happy 30th Kraig, where ever you are !!!!!

    Comment by Dave — March 31, 2006 @ 23:25

  200. happy birthday Craig..
    our thoughts are with you all today

    lots of love
    Paula,pete and millie

    Comment by paula — April 1, 2006 @ 07:38

  201. Hi mate i am not going to say all the usual birthday things. I cant even say i will think of you more.Truth of the matter is you are never out of my mind.I was very lucky to have spent lots of time with you when you were young,what i would give to be stood in the pits freezing,cleaning your bike off for the next race.I have so many good memories of our time with you.I only hope that they are enough to get me through this special day.

    The tree in Woodbank is an Oak tree I chose it because an oak is big and strong , just the way i think of you.

    Miss you son will have to go, going to football with Karl will see you later today.

    love and miss you dad x

    Comment by DAD — April 1, 2006 @ 07:40

  202. Happy Birthday Mate
    Have a great Birthday up there in heaven mate!
    We all miss you down here mate and so wish you were with us and your family on your special 30Th.
    Nothings much changed Kraig, Utd are winning, City are losing! and It’s throwing it down here on earth as usual!!
    I watched Karl the other week play Football and you would be so proud Kraig, he’s like a young Keano!!
    Maybe one day you will watch him on Sky tv playing for the red’s!!
    We will all celebrate your birthday in the style you deserved mate.

    We all miss you so much and have a great birthday

    Uncle Noey and Auntie Be

    Comment by Noel and Bernie — April 1, 2006 @ 08:16

  203. hi babe just to say ilove you so much and miss you more than anything i know your here now you have a special way of lettting me know your here i have all your friends sat here waiting to go and see you you have so many my phone has not stoped ringing i know you love me like i love you i miss you so much thinkin of you on this very special day happy birthday sweet love ya xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — April 1, 2006 @ 08:38

  204. Like Tracy I have been thinking of what to write on here for your birthday for ages. The reason I am struggling with what to say is because I shouldn’t be having to do this – you should be here with us today to celebrate your 30th.

    Your past birthday’s are buzzing around in my head. One memory I have is your 16th. Mum gave you a party at home. She gave you everything, just like she always did for all of us on our birthdays. When it was time to sing Happy Birthday you stood at the dining room table next to your cake and Sharon and I brust into song. We were loud and very much out of tune. We couldn’t sing and still can’t now. Your big sisters had embarrassed you AGAIN!

    Graham took a video of that day. I remember at that time – everytime a camera or the video was pointed at you would make a face – you hated the attention.

    We won’t embarrass you today Kraig, we will make you so proud instead, all of us.
    We are a strong family and we will help each other to get through today. I know if you can be with us, you will.

    I love and miss you so much.

    Jackie (Big sis).


    Comment by Jackie — April 1, 2006 @ 08:48

  205. well m8 lot going on at moment ! family etc but guess you’d know that ! u would have been a year older today ! so happy birthday at least u wont have to worry about grey hairs !lol
    not been able to get round to lyn and your family as much as id like but i am going to try just not enough hours in the day ! still think about them all and u
    was up at smithfield just aint the same without you ? billy just arrived so must go take care m8
    oh dawn and kids all say HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    Comment by mark — April 1, 2006 @ 08:58

  206. Happy Birthday Kraig, thinking of you and your special family today. today.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by moira hope — April 1, 2006 @ 09:18

  207. balloon
    Well mate you must have been laughing your rocks off at me and Big Dave!
    Couple of nuggets trying to put some balloons on your grave, First I got stuck in the mud (Dave swears you were trying to pull me under) then as we stuck some balloons down you pushed them out and made me look like a right plonker trying to catch them before they blew off! Street cred gone!
    I think it cheered big Dave up a bit he was looking very sad when I turned up

    Birthday wishes mate where ever you’re celebrating it, miss you now and forever!
    See you soon
    Graham (big bro)x

    Comment by Graham — April 1, 2006 @ 11:06

  208. hiya my soldier and happy birthday

    jacquie is so right you did hate a fuss right from day one
    i have been thinking a lot lately about the day you were born,remembering how the midwife told me that you wouldnt come untill tomorrow, so try and get some sleep,you decided you didnt want any fuss then so you waited untill everyone had gone and ten minuits later there you were
    there i was waiting for someone to come in and tell me that i have a beautiful baby boy
    they came in and told me what i wanted to hear
    they put you in my arms and you looked right up at me with those gorgeous eyes
    well that was just the start of millions of beautiful memories you gave to me over the years
    well my love you are going to get the usual fuss today, on your special day whether you like it or not
    i love you with every little piece of my broken heart
    your ever loving mum

    Comment by mum — April 1, 2006 @ 10:24

  209. Hello mate, yep do feel down, but when Graham turned up, well funny wasnt the word !! Hold the baloons tight Grahem, ha ha ha…. Both of us knew it was you !!! See you in a while as I will be back up…..

    Comment by Dave — April 1, 2006 @ 11:46

  210. happy birthday wish ya where here well i think all of us want that i got man of the match today everyone sed i played brill i rearly wanted to score but i just did not get the chance guess what it hale stoned as soon as the half time whistle went ha ha. it was quite funny when it started raining because is was on the full sised pitch and there was 2 more teames on the 5 a side witch is what i play on normaly but whaen it started raining the other 2 teames ran away ha ha wll im goin now cya


    Comment by Karl — April 1, 2006 @ 11:57

  211. hiya mate,

    thought the pain was gettin easier!

    as kids we were like brothers not cousins, both had them naggin sisters that didnt want to hang round with us. we were just the irritating little brothers. so we were there for one another, thru thick and thin eh mate! we grew up so alike, people still see me in you, a bigger compliment i couldnt have. i miss you mate, everyone does.

    love you bro


    Comment by Beany — April 1, 2006 @ 12:21

  212. Well mate you know I came back up, you have all your family around you mate. Just a wonderfull birthday Kraig, but one slight complaint. Mate we shouldnt have been there, you should be on a boat now…… Its easy when all your family are around, but it is bad when you are on your own…. Miss you Kraig……..

    Comment by Dave — April 1, 2006 @ 14:47

  213. Hiya litte brother,
    Happy 30th Birthday. I love and miss you so much. Just been to Highfield we were all there together, your floweres and cards are lovley. Mum and dad got the children a balloon each to write a message on for you, they all let them go at the same time. Beany even came home from France so he could be with us today. You will always be so special to all of us. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — April 1, 2006 @ 15:02

  214. its me again we have all been to your grave as you know its was so nice jess got very dirty drew came and left you a card the words were so nice big dave was there to with us all but then again i have allways classed him as part of the family it was so nice to be with every one a few tears were shed but that was expected love you so much happy birthday babe see ya soon xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — April 1, 2006 @ 15:16

  215. Hi Kraig, Me Carly and Corinne, put some flowers on your grave,
    I put some artificial ones on so they will last all year, (hopefully)
    The sun was shining this morning, and i thought of you smiling,
    And saying,… look at them silly buggers there,
    Then went to see Lynice, and the kids,
    She was telling me about your visits to her,
    Best wishes Mate,
    Not good bye But see you later..

    Comment by Sheila — April 1, 2006 @ 15:18

  216. Uncle Kraig
    Happy 30th birthday I miss you lots and think of you everyday. In my thoughts, in my prayers, I love you lots!!
    Bekki xxx

    Comment by bekki — April 1, 2006 @ 16:03

  217. Thinking of you all today.
    Julie (Hope)

    Comment by Julie Rowe — April 1, 2006 @ 18:20

  218. Stasia, lovely words, must have been very hard for you to do, you did it for Kraig, well done.xxxxxxx

    Comment by moira hope — April 1, 2006 @ 22:15

  219. hiya soldier
    we sprnt a long time at your ressting place tody for your special birthday
    i am not sure if i am coping with it
    i love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
    love you more than anyone could ever imagine

    love you my baby

    Comment by mum — April 2, 2006 @ 00:17

  220. hi uncle kraig

    just 2 say sorry i dint say happy birthday i just found it hard! we got sum flowers 4 u on the fire place. i miss u so much n love u more ! we all found it hard but got through it coz we r all family
    love u
    lauren xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by lauren — April 2, 2006 @ 08:55

  221. Hi Kraig,

    Just to let you know that i wanted to write yesterday with my birthday wishes for you but began to read what all your wonderful family and friends had wrote to you and i became a little tearful,I spent a lovely day in your memory with all your family who are being so brave and so strong but all missing you so very much babe.

    You are always in our thoughts.
    Auntie Mo and Uncle Brian xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by Auntie Mo and Uncle Brian — April 2, 2006 @ 15:03

  222. We came from the other side of the world
    We waited all day for you to come
    When you arrived we spent so little time together
    We are so happy that we met you
    We will always remember that short time together
    We may be far away but our thoughts are always with your brave family

    Comment by Cyn and Nicky — April 3, 2006 @ 12:19

  223. Hi mate.
    Jacob wanted to leave a message for you but he said when he looks at this he feels like somebody is stabbing him in the throat. I think that is a lump in his throat, the children are all dealing with loosing you in their own way. Alex i think is in denial. He came with us on Saturday, He misses you so much, i think you took his dads place for quite a while. Alex speaks about Lenny a lot, he loves her to bits just like he loves you, he thinks she is a good laugh. I know mum told you we spent a while at your resting place, we did mate. I dont think any of us wanted to leave. Ollie was playing in the puddles so was Jess. Tracy was laughing because Jess thought it was so funny when she jumped in a puddle, it was so big, She wanted to do it again. Her boots were sopping wet. Ollie was wet from the waist up, he had dried out by the time we left. Mum brought a cake and a flask and some deck chairs. Noel gave the kids sweets from the back of his car. Good old uncle Noel. Can you remember when we were kids he used to bring us sweets too. At rectory fields the cupboard in the kitchen was always full.
    Its so hard mate, We all love and miss you so so much.
    Your ever loving sister.

    Comment by sharon — April 3, 2006 @ 22:34

  224. More pics have been added to Kraig’s gallery.
    Please take a look
    Thank you..

    Comment by Graham — April 5, 2006 @ 20:47

  225. How wonderful!
    To see so many people that loved Kraig at his resting place,
    I think he would of been there,
    Grinning from ear to ear,,,

    Comment by Sheila — April 5, 2006 @ 21:44

  226. Looked at the new pics, you are inspirational and a credit to your son, he must be so proud of all of you.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by moira hope — April 6, 2006 @ 18:58

  227. For Les,

    [Unfortunately, the copyright owner of this poem has demanded it be removed. Sorry — Admin]

    I don’t try to imagine how you must feel Les juat thought this might sum it up a little.

    With much love Elaine XXX

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — April 6, 2006 @ 23:48

  228. For Stasia,

    I can’t even begin to imagine your pain I hope this helps,

    [Unfortunately, the copyright owner of this poem has demanded it be removed. Sorry — Admin]

    Stasia you’re always in my thoughts and I pray for you everyday that God will give you strength.

    With Much Love Elaine XXX

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — April 6, 2006 @ 23:56

  229. To My Mum & Dad

    [Unfortunately, the copyright owner of this poem has demanded it be removed. Sorry — Admin]

    I know if he could this is what he’d say to you both.

    With Love as always

    Elaine XXX

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — April 7, 2006 @ 00:10

  230. my little boy you went to the sky
    i am trying so hard to understand why

    please be with me i need you so much
    my heart is so broken it just needs your touch

    it was in gods hands
    there was nothing we could do
    i am not the same person since i lost you

    life is taking me to a place i didnt know existed
    but i have to stay here for your two big sisters

    when god decides its my time to come
    please be waiting for me my son

    we can cuddle and play and dance and sing
    just like we did before you got wings

    to my angel
    from your everloving mum

    Comment by mum — April 7, 2006 @ 11:01

  231. Happy 30th Birthday

    Comment by simon — April 7, 2006 @ 14:53

  232. To Stasia
    The poem is great…..lucky is the son to have this written for him


    From old mate (but not as old as you!!)
    Sue Tot


    Comment by Sue Lane — April 7, 2006 @ 23:01

  233. mum that is beautifull. I love you so much please be strong.

    Comment by sharon — April 8, 2006 @ 00:29

  234. Mum that is a beautiful poem. That clearly came from your heart. xx


    Vicky stayed last last, both her and Bekki had a lovely time making Hama beads and doing girly things. When she looks at me I see you looking right back at me. She is your double. It gives me great comfort.

    I love you and will never forget you.

    Jackie xxx

    Comment by Jackie — April 8, 2006 @ 10:25

  235. Just got back from the last game of the season, what a great little team they are now, even though they lost today they all played well. Beany came to watch today as he is home. Karl has come on so much and I’m sure you watch with pride. Sam came with us on Tuesday to training and got to join in (even though his boots wouldnt tie up!) I miss you being there with us so much. Karl puts everything into the game to make you proud, he’s a credit to you and I love spending time with him, as I do all of them because you live on in them.x

    Comment by Tracy — April 8, 2006 @ 11:19

  236. It was a cold December morning,
    When God called out your name,
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.

    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    You did not go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you Home.

    You left us beautiful memories,
    Your love is still our guide,
    And though we cannot see you,
    You are always at our side.

    Our family chain is broken,
    And nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link once again.

    Comment by Jackie — April 8, 2006 @ 12:02

  237. beautiful jackie truly beautiful, i get all teary eyed when i read this page, and remember what a fine man he was…

    Comment by darryl — April 9, 2006 @ 22:28

  238. Thank you for coming to see me today. As you know i am very sceptical (or should i say was) You heard me saying that today before you decided to prove me wrong. Its a feeling i cant put into words, i know you were there and you touched my hand. Thank you Kraig, i miss you so much and love you more than ever.
    You are in every living moment of each and ever one of us. See you soon. Visit again, if only for a split second like today.

    Comment by sharon — April 11, 2006 @ 19:36

  239. i am having a bad dream, but i cant wake up
    please, please somebody pinch me
    tell me it was just a bad dream
    i would do anything to have kraig back
    i just want him back

    Comment by mum — April 12, 2006 @ 23:54

  240. Four months have gone since that terrible night,
    Full of pain, grief and sorrow, now nothing is right.
    I cannot take in and believe that it’s true,
    How could this possibly have happened to you?
    I scream and cry, ‘Oh why, oh why?’
    Why did my beautiful son have to die?
    So young, full of life, so caring too,
    So many things in life left to do.
    It doesn’t make sense and it never will,
    How could this happen? You wasn’t even ill.
    The shock the horror begins to take hold,
    I feel dizzy, I shake and go very cold.
    I shout and I scream, please,please let it be a dream.
    But it’s true, it’s real my family no more,
    Ruined and shattered, heartbroken and raw.
    Dark days ahead, life holds no joy.
    I yearn for my old life, I beg, I implore,
    It isnt meant to be not ever no more.
    Nothing seems real, I float outside my world,
    Memory has gone and I feel so very ill.
    All those cards and flowers, it is all quite mad,
    It isn’t for my son, it just cant be.
    Please go away a mistake has been made, can’t you see?
    I want to be alone, but that can’t be,
    Too many things to be done and people to see.
    No let up, no peace, just an aching desire to see and hold my son once more,
    To kiss you and hug you and not let you go.
    My new life begins,
    Every day brings fresh pain.
    Peoples laughter and comments just drive me insane,
    I want to shout and scream, can’t you see?
    Nothing you do or say can help me.
    I am amazed with myself that I am still alive,
    With such torment and grief ripping at my insides.
    I struggle along day by day,
    With anniversaries and birthdays haunting the way.
    Time marches on and drags me there too,
    Every day in the news a tragedy new,
    How I have learned the pain a mother goes through.
    I think of my son every minute of the day and night,
    Too wanted too precious to be out of sight.
    I hope you are safe and looked after too,
    Protected by angels who love you as I do.
    Never forgotten, loved untill I die,
    But always will think, ‘Why, oh why, oh why?’


    Comment by mum — April 13, 2006 @ 20:02

  241. hi dad its me again well i dont come and talk that much coz i just cant buck up the courige to come and talk coz it upsets me but thats ok i supose coz i know you tickle me in bed to check im ok like you always do iv not kept you informed on football there is so much to tell you im sorry i just so wish you where her right now. it was funny the other week coz sam came football and it was midges last time before the babby so we did a cross bar challeng and god bless sa coz he had is timbolands on ha ha he could not get it off the ground
    but hit post twice out of three times ha ha midge sed we might get you a medal for hittin the post the most times.ha ha im goin any way now later dad

    love your son karl xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxox

    as mum would do on her kisses se ya later

    Comment by karl — April 13, 2006 @ 22:36

  242. My Brother My Friend

    I think of you
    and I feel sad
    Recalling the good times
    that we had
    Siblings by chance
    friends by choice
    Now far too late
    I find my voice
    I’ll think of you daily
    till the end
    Always and ever
    My brother, my friend.

    Estelle Lewis

    Love you loads, Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — April 14, 2006 @ 11:04

  243. SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME – 27/03/1976
    6 weeks at #1 – 16 weeks on chart (No 1 when Kraig was born).

    Though it hurts to go away
    It’s impossible to stay
    But there’s one thing I must say
    Before I go
    I love you (I love you) you know
    I’ll be thinking of you
    In most everything I do

    Now the time is moving on
    And I really should be gone
    But you keep me hanging on
    For one more smile
    I love you (I love you) all the while
    With your cute little ways
    Will you promise that you’ll save
    Your kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    Bye bye baby bye bye
    Don’t cry honey don’t cry
    Gonna walk out the door
    But I’ll soon be back for more
    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    So long honey so long
    Hang on baby hang on
    Don’t you dare me to stay
    Coz you know I’ll have to say
    That I’ve got to work each day
    And that’s why I go away
    But I count the seconds
    Till I’m home with you
    I love you (I love you) it’s true
    You’re so cute honey gee
    Won’t you save them up for me
    Your kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    Bye bye baby bye bye
    Don’t cry honey don’t cry
    Gonna walk out the door
    But I’ll soon be back for more
    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    So long honey so long
    Hang on baby hang on
    Don’t you dare me to stay
    Coz you know you’ve got to save
    Your kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    Bye bye baby bye bye
    Don’t cry honey don’t cry
    Won’t you save them for me
    Even though you’re only three

    Comment by Jackie — April 15, 2006 @ 00:36

  244. hi babe sorry not bin for a while cant come on coz when i do i read all the things peopel say and i get so upset it hurts really bad and i just want u whith me 24 /7 u are all i think mornin noon and nite its not fair kraig why u thank u for comin to me the other nite it was a weird feeling but i know u were there and thank u for coming to shaz to she was telling me u came to prove a point ya rum un love u so much and miss u more love ya always ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox xo ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox ox

    Comment by lynice — April 15, 2006 @ 01:26

  245. Kraig mate, supposed to get easier, DONT………..

    Comment by Dave — April 16, 2006 @ 17:48

  246. Remember
    I will still be here
    As long as you hold me
    In your memory

    When your dreams have ended
    Time can be transcended
    Just remember me

    I am the one star that keeps burning
    So brightly
    It is the last light
    To fade into the rising sun

    I’m with you whenever you tell
    My story
    For I am all I’ve done

    I will still be here
    As long as you hold me
    In your memory
    Remember me

    I am that warm voice in the cold wind
    That whispers
    And if you listen
    You’ll hear me call across the sky

    As long as I still can reach out
    And touch you
    Then I will never die

    I’ll never leave you
    If you will only
    Remember me

    I will still be here
    As long as you hold me
    In your memory

    When your dreams have ended
    Time can be transcended
    I live forever
    Remember me
    Remember me
    Remember me

    Comment by Sheila — April 16, 2006 @ 22:32

  247. I LOVE YOU

    Comment by mum — April 18, 2006 @ 22:19

  248. i mss you so much
    every day gets harder
    each day is another day without you
    iwant you to come home

    Comment by mum — April 18, 2006 @ 22:23

  249. To Where You Are,

    Who can say for certain
    Maybe you’re still here
    I feel you all around me
    Your memories so clear

    Deep in the stillness
    I can hear you speak
    You’re still an inspiration
    Can it be (? )
    That you are mine
    Forever love
    And you are watching over me from up above

    Fly me up to where you are
    Beyond the distant star
    I wish upon tonight
    To see you smile
    If only for awhile to know you’re there
    A breath away’s not far
    To where you are

    Are you gently sleeping
    Here inside my dream
    And isn’t faith believing
    All power can’t be seen

    As my heart holds you
    Just one beat away
    I cherish all you gave me everyday
    ’cause you are mine
    Forever love
    Watching me from up above

    And I believe
    That angels breathe
    And that love will live on and never leave

    Fly me up
    To where you are
    Beyond the distant star
    I wish upon tonight
    To see you smile
    If only for awhile
    To know you’re there
    A breath away’s not far
    To where you are

    I know you’re there
    A breath away’s not far
    To where you are

    “Song By Josh Groban,”
    Not Goodbye Mate,
    But See ya Later..

    Comment by Sheila — April 19, 2006 @ 17:30

  250. Not a moment of the day goes by when im not thinking about you, your children your wife, Mum, Dad. Everybody misses you so so much. I question when the pain will go away but i dont think it ever will. I know you are here with us, just that you are in a mmuch better place.
    Love you little brother.
    Yey Yey. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — April 19, 2006 @ 21:39

  251. god bless my angel

    Comment by mum — April 20, 2006 @ 23:29

  252. There is nothing i can do,
    to make him come back
    There are no words I can say,
    that can replace the words you long to hear

    There are no answer’s I can give,
    that will satisfy your questions
    There is not another soul I can introduce you to that will ever replace him
    And, there is no love I can offer that will ever replace the love you shared

    I can not promise your broken heart will ever be complete
    I will not say it could have been worse
    I will not deny it was a tragedy
    I will not lie and tell you he will come back

    He never really left

    I do promise he hears you when you speak
    I will say he loves you no matter the distance
    I will not deny he is in a better place
    And, I will not lie; he is waiting to greet you someday

    He is every you step you take
    He is in everything you do
    He is the air you breathe
    He is every beat of your heart

    ” He is like the wind. You can not see him…but you will always feel him”

    Comment by moira hope — April 21, 2006 @ 06:36

  253. Hi mate.

    Well you came up trumps i knew you would. I have my white feather. Thank you. I love you and miss you more and more every day.

    Comment by sharon — April 25, 2006 @ 21:31

  254. Thinking away on you mate, like allways………..

    Comment by Dave — April 26, 2006 @ 13:47

  255. Hi Mate,
    Thank you for coming to the church wed,
    I couldn’t get you to go there when you were here though, lol
    I am glad you like the blue,
    And will tell lynice,
    God bless you,

    Not goodbye Mate,
    But see yeah later…

    Comment by Sheila — April 27, 2006 @ 04:13

  256. Hi mate. Just looking at the photos, i still cant believe its true. You are so special to all of us and you always were. We miss and love you so much. I know people say it was your time but its just not fair. It shouldnt have been your time mate. I wish i could bring you home and put a smile back on everybodys face.

    Everybody is doing a car boot sale tomorrow to raise money for the children so Mum and dad can take them to Corfu. Auntie Mo Uncle Brian Bernie Neol Tracy and damion. Everybody who cant be there have donated things. The children will never go without and we are all pulling together to make sure they are all ok.

    Karl made you proud last night picking up his first football trophy. It brought a tear to most peoples eyes. Not a dry eye i believe. I couldnt get there but everybody told me all about it.

    Vikki is doing great at Gymnastics, i still take her every Saturday. Sammi, well Sammi is just sammi, he has that special little smile just like yours. Ollie loves him to bits, poor Sammi spider cant go anywhere without a kiss and a cuddle from Ollie, and Jessi she is growing up so fast. Lenny is a star and i know how proud of her you will be, its been so hard for her mate but we are all with her every step of the way as im sure you are. I know you are watching over them all.

    Well mate, you take care and drop in once in a while to say hello. I love you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — April 30, 2006 @ 21:14

  257. Hi mate,
    Went to watch Karl get his certificate for “most improved player” on Saturday night. We’re all very proud of him!
    Also braved the wind and rain this morning to do a car boot. Everybody did very well raising over 300 pounds for the kids trip to Corfu!

    See you soon…
    Graham (big bro)

    I’ve put a few pics on your gallery click here.

    Comment by Graham — May 1, 2006 @ 19:15

  258. What a wonderfull family we have. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Love you mate. It was so cold today but everybody braved it for you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — May 1, 2006 @ 22:04

  259. safe kraig, i aint done 1 of these yet, i dint know how to do it, but everyone is missin you mate, cant say how much i miss you ma main man, i hope to see you in heaven when its m turn, love you loads mate


    Comment by alex — May 4, 2006 @ 00:37

  260. Never Went To Church – Streets

    Genre/Lang. : Hip-Hop

    Two great European narcotics,
    Alcohol and Christianity,
    I know which one I prefer

    We never went to church,
    Just get on with work and sometimes things’ll hurt,
    But it’s hit me since you left us,
    And it’s so hard not to search.

    If you were still about,
    I’d ask you what I’m supposed to do now,
    I just get grubbin’ scared,
    Every now,
    Hope I made you proud.

    On your birthday when mom passed the forks and spoons,
    I put my head on the table I was so distraught with you,
    You tidied your things into the bin,
    The more poorly you grew,
    So there’s nothing of yours to hold or to talk to.

    Put your hand up and interrupt the conversation with a, but..
    People say I interrupt people with the same look.
    Sometimes I think so hard I can’t remember how your face looked,
    Started reading about dreams in your favourite book.
    Panic and pace when I can’t see the right thing to do.
    You’d be scratching your head through the best advice you knew.
    And I feel sad I can’t hear you reciting it through,
    I miss you dad but I’ve got nothing to remind me of you


    I needed a break when your book about dreams was taken,
    I needed to pray or see a priest that day,
    I needed to leave this trade and just heave it away.
    But I cleaned up my place like you so I could see things straight.

    I never cared about God when life was sailin’ in the calm,
    So I said I’d get my head down and I’d deal with the ache in my heart,
    And for that if God exists I’d reckon he’d pay me regard,
    Mom says me and you are the same from the start.

    I guess than you did leave me something to remind me of you,
    Everytime I interrupt someone like you used to,
    When I do something like you you’ll be on my mind or through,
    ‘Cause I forgot you left me behind to remind me of you.

    Chorus x 2

    But you you still tell me how you didn’t know what to do even now,
    And then I’m not so scared somehow,
    ‘Cause I know that you’d be proud.

    I got a good one for you dad,
    I’m gonna see a priest, a Rabbi and a Protestant clergyman,
    You always said I should hedge my bets.

    Comment by Sheila — May 8, 2006 @ 16:51

  261. Kraig,

    You probably know that Auntie Kathy died this afternoon. I expect that you, Gary, Nana, Grandad, Uncle Ted and many others in the family were there to meet her.

    I went to see her last night, she was sleeping and had been for the past couple of days although when I spoke to her I am sure she heard me. I asked her to give you my love and a big hug. This side of life just isn’t fair – she has suffered but at least the pain has gone away now that she is an angel in heaven like you.

    Look after each other and please give all our family the strength to get through yet another sad and tragic loss.

    I love and miss you so much little bro.

    Jackie. xxxx

    R.I.P Aunty Kathy. x

    Comment by Jackie — May 10, 2006 @ 18:20

  262. How much more has your family got to go through ??? Kraig mate, thinking away as allways on you.

    Comment by Dave — May 10, 2006 @ 21:51

  263. Hi Scragg, give Auntie Cathy a kiss from me, hope you have the brandy ready! Cathy said that we need to get all the kids together and we will. Miss you mate.
    Tracy x

    Comment by Tracy — May 10, 2006 @ 22:18

  264. hello my beautiful angel

    spent last three days with your auntie cathy,until she peacefully passed away yesterday

    she’s an angel like you now

    take care of my baby sister until we can all be together again

    i cant put into words how much i am missing you my darling

    Comment by mum — May 11, 2006 @ 19:12

  265. My Love and thoughts are with you all,
    I will send as much healing out to your family as i can,
    Blessings to you all,

    Comment by Sheila — May 14, 2006 @ 10:51

  266. Hi mate.

    Feels like i have not left a message for a while but i have been thinking about you every minute of the day, and visit every day. Help us all through this week mate. I know you will be with us. I miss you more and more as each day passes. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I Love you. Shaz. xx

    Comment by shaz — May 15, 2006 @ 21:35

  267. Hello mate. Been while, but I do visit everyday. You know whats going on, so no need to say. Do miss you Kraig, no easier as time goes on.Called to see your mum the other night, think it helped, I hope so, but she does look down. Will keep my eye on them and will get over to your house to see Lynice and the children. Keep watching over us Kraig as I believe you do……..

    Comment by Dave — May 20, 2006 @ 14:13

  268. for jacqie and sharon

    when god sent me down to be your little brother
    he knew i wouldnt have chosen any other

    my purpose with you was many fold
    my life was such a pleasure
    the love and strength you showered on me
    my very soul will always treasure

    you made my life so wonderful
    my problems you made your own
    you guidance love and sharing
    were for me and me alone

    but now its time for me dear sisters
    to return the love and hope
    to give you gentle guidance
    to ease your pain to help you cope

    you both know that im still there
    and walk beside you every day
    always there to love and protect you
    and that no power can take away

    you are there to do great things you know
    your purpose to help mankind
    and when your time on earth is over
    it is my hand that you will find

    you see when god gave me to you
    the gift was really mine
    the great times we had together
    will stay forever entwined

    to my sisters with love

    Comment by mum — May 23, 2006 @ 21:27

  269. My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Found this and thought of Kraig and Cathy
    sending it to you from Heaven, hope it helps.

    “Hope From Heaven”

    This Holy poem from heaven will help God’s children cope.
    It’ll help encourage your spirit, and give your soul some hope.
    This is your private letter, you personally got from home.
    A message from your family, as proof you’re not alone.

    Although you cannot see us, we’re here behind the scene.
    We’re walking right beside you, as family and a team.
    We really do still love you, you’re cherished as our own.
    We’re anxious you’ll be with us, make heaven your new home.

    Your tears are felt in heaven, your sorrow touched us too.
    We want to lift your spirit, and help you make it through.
    We know that it’s not easy, your training as a king.
    To walk by faith on earth, to believe but haven’t seen.

    Each day we hear your prayers, your moans are heard at night.
    We sent some mighty angels, to help you with your fight.
    We know it’s really tough, sometimes it’s hard to bear.
    This poem will give you hope, and show we really care.

    This poem will help remind you, the gifts you have in store.
    The splendour that awaits you, to help your spirit soar.
    If you could see your kingdom, Jesus promised you.
    Your heart would leap for joy, it’ll Bless your spirit too!

    We’ll have a celebration, with cheer you’re welcomed in.
    He’ll wipe away your tears, your new life will begin.
    We’ll all stand up and cheer, ovation just for you.
    Our precious overcomer, because you made it through.

    You’ll get to meet with Jesus, you’ll get to see His smile.
    Hear His cheerful laughter, His glow that spreads for miles.
    Your head rest in His bosom, you’ll snuggle in His lap.
    You’ll feel His warmful glow, enjoy a peaceful nap.

    You’ll get to meet your family, we’ll have a great parade.
    Your cheer will never weaken, your joy will never fade.
    You’ll visit hosts of heaven, our charm exhilarate.
    A loving Holy people, we live and walk by faith.

    His book of life we opened, saw your name was there.
    Proof you’ll live forever, be honored as an heir.
    You’ll grow in Holy wisdom, your kingdom will be great.
    You’ll rule along-side Jesus, inherit your estate.

    Your training down on earth, will help you wisely rule.
    Remember every lesson, as if you are in school.
    We surely want to help you, to prosper and to cope.
    That’s why we sent this poem, to give your soul some hope.

    This is your private letter, you personally got from home.
    A message from your family, as proof you’re not alone.

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — May 24, 2006 @ 12:07

  270. To Sharon and all the Garland family.

    Some of you will know me and some will not.

    I first found out about Kraigs passing in January. I did a search and on his name hoping to find something in a newspaper and found this link. I wanted to leave a message then but wasnt sure weather i should.

    Since then I left it and left it and have watched the updated messages unfold, day by day, month by month. After returning from holiday i see that Kath has passed on also. I only met her a couple of times and they werent in the best of circumastances. Daves message of the 10th of May was my first thought ‘how much does your family have to go through !’

    My heart goes out to you all especially Lynice and the children, Sharon, Les, Stace, Jackie and all the children. i can only guess what you must have been through, are going through, and will continue to go through. It is impossible for me to fathom.

    I only knew kraig for around 3 years, and my first memories typifies all that is written here. He was a family man, for Lynice and the children and for the Garland Family as a whole. He was defensive of Sharon, his big sister in all the time i was with her. He would not allow her or anyone connected, to get hurt if he could help it. That speaks volumes or the man.

    I really do hope that i havent upset anyone, just wanted pass on by belated respects and condolences to you all, not Just for Kraig, also Nana and Kath.

    Love to you all.


    Comment by Mark — May 25, 2006 @ 00:04

  271. Hi mate
    I have been to the park today with Ollie and put a single Yellow rose by your tree for you. You were in the paper today, a reminder how much we all miss you so much.
    Its Ollies Christening on Sunday, we will all be thinking about you. I have 45 yellow roses, everybody is to take one and think about you during the christening, then they will write a message to you and i will bring them all to your resting place.
    I love you so much and miss you more every day.
    Sharon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — May 25, 2006 @ 22:44

  272. i have just come to say thankyou to my loving husband for my white feather it was so nice to come down stairs in the morning knowing you are still around it made me smile for the rest of the day and i have told and shown it to everyone its amasing how something so littel can make a big impact on your day i want to say thankyou to mark for leaving a message its nice to know pepole are still looking at kraigs site as every day passes i miss u more and more and this year seems to be going so quick its your dads birthday on sunday and i havnt a clue what to get him so i would be greafull if you could help me on that one babe i love you so much xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — May 26, 2006 @ 09:58

  273. Hiya Kraig,

    We tried to stop the article written in the newspaper this week following your inquest but the reporter did not consider the family and printed it anyway. In his words ‘I do not need your permission’.

    Please help Mum and Dad through yet another difficult part of the grief they are suffering with so badly.

    Love and miss you so much.

    Jackie (big sis).

    Comment by Jackie — May 26, 2006 @ 17:55

  274. hello my angel
    i read the artical in the newspaper today
    it broke my heart all over again
    that is the part of my heart that is still left
    the rest of it went with you
    i have loved and lost and hurt
    but nothing has ever felt like this
    i want god to give you back to me
    i didnt know anyone could feel the pain that i am feeling
    i love you and miss you sooooooo much my darling
    i sometimes feel like i am going mad
    i took life so much for granted
    just like most of us do
    then something happened that changed me forever
    and now i realise the pain that so many other parents have felt
    i would hear about someone losing a child
    and i would hurt
    but i had no idea how severe that pain was
    but i do now
    i will never be the same person again
    the horror that greets me the minute i wake up in the morning
    then i have to try to be normal, but i cant
    i have a long day ahead of me
    the torture, the pain, i watch the clock, i want the day to be over
    i want les to come home
    we have a drink,go to bed then it starts all over again
    i just want you back my sweetheart
    my little boy
    i love you
    i want you to come home,with that cheeky smile
    please come home kraigy baby
    i went to the hospital today with sharon
    we were on the floor where you were born
    crucified me
    all the memories came flooding back
    i love you so much,my beautiful boy
    this just isnt real
    i still feel that you are going to come home and tell us it was a bad dream
    maybe that will happen when i die
    god will give you back to me
    i want god to give you back to me
    i think he will
    untill then my scragg
    wait for me
    i love you more than words
    to my precious son
    love you for eternity

    Comment by mum — May 26, 2006 @ 23:42


    As i look up, i see you face,
    It seems it is in every cloud,
    I here your voice,
    With every breath of wind,
    That sighs aloud,

    I feel your presence beside me,
    As i search in my mind,
    All i have of you is my memory,
    To last me a whole lifetime,

    The images of you will never fade,
    From when i saw you last,
    For that one time that you were there,
    My life was complete at last,

    I can almost here your singing,
    I can smell your sweet essence, floating in the air,
    I can feel a delicate whisper,
    As the wind blows your soft brown hair,

    A feather floats down befor me,
    Let’s me know you are there,
    The essence of your being,
    Is electric in the air,

    I know that you are only,
    One breath away from me,
    Just one single breath away,
    That’s all you will ever be,


    Not Goodbuy Mate,
    But see ya Later..

    Comment by Sheila — May 29, 2006 @ 08:31

  276. Thinking away on you m8. Might not appear here all the time, but dont meen I aint thinking on you

    Comment by Dave — May 29, 2006 @ 14:10

  277. hi dad just want to say im ok and how are you doin had a break from footi and school thats bin fun haha dont come on here often coz i just dont av time haha got lots of m8ts that come nock on for me.
    got a mimi moto im quite good on them the one you had was the best it was well fast i can remember when i went two fast and you told me off that was funny well im goin now so see you later

    love karl

    Comment by karl — June 5, 2006 @ 09:34

  278. Hello mate.
    I have been thinking about you all the time, not a minute of the day goes by when you are not in my thoughts. We are all low at the moment, we are a strong family and will all stick together and help one another. Im a little worried about Mum and Dad, will you keep your eye on them for me. We love and miss you so much. Your ever loving sister.

    Comment by sharon — June 6, 2006 @ 22:26

  279. hey, not been on here because i disconnected my net, just caught up on all the peeps on here… brought me to tears… i’ll come see you soon

    Comment by darryl — June 8, 2006 @ 00:23

  280. Hi Mate,
    The first summer without you,
    It doesn’t feel the same,
    And i dont think it ever will again,
    We found the meaning of the feather you left for Lynice,
    Thank you,

    Not goodbye mate,
    See you later. x

    Comment by Sheila — June 8, 2006 @ 16:52

  281. memories
    like the corners of my mind
    misty watered coloured memories of the way we were
    scattered pictures
    of the smiles we left behind
    smiles we gave to one another
    for the way we were
    can it be that it was all so simple then
    or has time rewritten every line
    if we had the chance to do it all again
    darling would we,could we
    memories may be beautiful and yet
    whats too painful to remember
    we simply choose to foget
    so its the laughter
    we will remember
    whenever we remember
    the way we were
    the way we were

    Comment by mum — June 10, 2006 @ 00:30

  282. hi babe well summer thought it would be easy cos i could get out with the kids think it is the hardest time for me u loved it so much showin off that body of yours ha ha and every year you would burn ya back till you couldnt even sit back on the chair you always did silly thing that made me laugh the kids have had a really good holiday cos of the weather drew got his swimming pool so they have been jumping off the trampoline into it even jess has had a swim i got her a sit in inflaterble car with a stirin wheel she has had a ball this is the first year she has played out with her brothers and sister and they really look after each other just like you wanted it makes me proud to wach them even thou they do have littel fights even jess ha ha well i am goin sitting on the door step now jess is in bed think i will have a beer aswell cos the kids dont go back till tuesday you comin sittin with me babe see ya soon xo xo xo xo love you and miss you xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — June 11, 2006 @ 19:08

  283. i still ask why. nobody has the answers. i think bout shaz, jackie, your mum and dad all the time. how do they cope? i struggle. i hate goin into my mums back room at times and seein your picture there. you`ll never be back, we all accept that now. the pain doesnt go but we accept it.

    sometimes i feel guilty when i enjoy myself, why cant you be there to join the fun? think about me and you as kids. growing up. remember the day you first introduced me to lynice, she never spoke to me (i still remind her about that). ignorant cow!

    i try to see lynice when i`m home. but i`m home less and less these days. your jess makes me smile. shes a dolly. and your vicky is so like my ella. she always tells me she hates me but lynice tells me se always asks bout me!

    love you mate. dont stop thinkin about you.

    we know your watchin!

    Comment by beany — June 12, 2006 @ 21:50

  284. Hiya Scragg,

    I miss you more and more each day. It is definitely NOT getting easier.

    You are in my thoughts all day long. I especially think of you when I watch Big Brother. Remember you tried to get me, you, Graham and Lynice eviction tickets last year. When you couldn’t get them you said you would try again next time. You would love Pete! I probably shouldn’t say this it is not very P.C but you thought tourettes was hilarious.

    I understand exactly what Beany means when he says he feels guilty enjoying himself. It is something we have all spoken about. The sun is shining outside but it may as well be dull and grey because without you it is wasted.

    I don’t think I can cope with this much more – I want you to come home!

    I love you so much little bro.

    Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — June 13, 2006 @ 10:16

  285. Hi mate

    I have just come back from spain with Ellie, we had a nice time but no matter where i go you go with me. We spent 1 whole evening on the balcony talking about you and crying. I watched men in the pool about your age and all i could think was why cant you be doing this with your family. Mum and dad are still finding things very hard. I am trying my best to help them. I know you will be watching over them. Saw Lynice in stockport today with Jess. Lynice was going to get you something for Fathers day for you off the children, another day to try to get through and support Lynice and the children. We will have a lifetime of reminders, as long as we all stick together we can all help one another.
    I love you from the bottom of my heart little brother. Drop in soon.
    Sharon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — June 16, 2006 @ 17:50

  286. It is Mum’s birthday today Kraig – her first one without you. Please help her to get through it.

    Dad struggled on Sunday (Father’s Day), he was quite teary. He was so upset for Karl, Vicky, Sam and Jess. The children let balloons off for you in the cemetry. Each one of them wrote a special message on it for you. It wasn’t the same without you.

    It has been almost seven months but to me that awful day in December only feels like yesterday although it seems such a long time since I saw you. I miss you so much. xx


    Comment by Jackie — June 22, 2006 @ 07:47

  287. hiya mate

    league fixtures came out today. we got arsenal 16th september, chel$ki 25th november, and the derby the 9th december.

    always remember me and you as kids goin wiv ya dad. singin on the stretford end, all the bad songs, we both knew ya dad heard us, but think he was proud we were both red thru and thru and turned a blind eye on it. bad dad! sure we`d both do the same. red thru and thru eh mate! stretford seats. my bums still sore, not the best were they mate.

    love ya! XXXXX

    Comment by beany — June 22, 2006 @ 23:31

  288. Just to echo what your Jackie says Kraig, been seven months now, but still so fresh. It isnt right mate, as everyday rolls by. One word says it all – EMPTY….

    Comment by Dave — June 23, 2006 @ 08:25

  289. Hi mate
    Im struggling today, i love you so much and just want to give you a big cuddle. I miss my little brother, you were a pain in the arse sometimes, who’s little brother wasnt buti would give anything to have you back.When i saw Gaz last weekend there were little expressions he made that reminded me so much of you. Its so hard you not being with us. I have made some very big changes to my life and you influenced them. For the first time in a long time i feel happy with my life but i so wish you were here to talk to. As i am sat here talking to you i can hear you laughing and they are the memories i hold on to tight. If only we could turn back time mate. Love you forever. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dave’s words were how we all feel EMPTY. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Comment by sharon — June 23, 2006 @ 10:36

  290. Still time just trundles on, with out a care in the world for any one. Memories just get stronger mate, you will allways be here with all the people that love you and all your mates Kraig. Maybe not in person, but in all our hearts…..

    Comment by Dave — July 2, 2006 @ 11:55

  291. hi mate sorry i havent left a message lately. you know me,absolute rubbish with words. took mum to corfu to mo and brians new house over there.. you would love it.mum had some good days and some bad.i know when she is feeling bad now.jackie and graham bought her a locket for her birthday.graham told mum that everytime she feels low to clutch it tight and you will be there for her.the biggest moment that upset us both was going to the rose garden on our last night we both remembered how much you enjoyed your meal there.mum said she could see you running round and playing there then i saw the messongi beach hotel. and i could picture you dressed as a clown for the fancy dress contest,which you won.i also remember the night we had to sleep on the beach because of the fires,and you telling me to stay awake in case the came too was a big step forward for mum,and i am so proud of her as i know you will be because i know you are watching over her. i shouldnt be writing these memories on this web site,todays sunday and you should be here with lennie and the kids for your dinner and we could have a long chat. i really miss you son why did you have to leave us took a big piece of my heart with you.please make me stronger than i and miss you,see you soon love dad xx

    Comment by les — July 9, 2006 @ 08:58

  292. Hi matie.
    So sorry i have not had chance to leave a message, i have not had access to the internet. I have moved into my new house now, it only rented but its cozy. I came to the grave today and renewed the flowers. I miss you so much and as dave says you will always be in our hearts mate. There will never be a day that passes when i am not thinking about you. You make sure you pop in on me once in a while i need to know you are there. Look over Mum and dad always. They miss you and love you so much. Now i am back online i will pop in again very soon, always love you and miss you. Sharon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — July 9, 2006 @ 20:45

  293. hiya mate,
    just reading ya dads message made me remember the fire, we were staying in kavos at the time and we came up to see you.
    i`m in austria at the moment. on return i`m off to my mums villa, everyone keeps tellin me how nice it is, just to hear ya mum had some good days is nice, everyone knows the bad days will always be there but to know she can smile now helps everyone. hopefully lennie can get to see it wiv the kids. be nice for her to get a break.

    love ya mate XXXXX

    Comment by Beany — July 11, 2006 @ 12:25

  294. Ello mate, came up to see you yesterday. Lovely evening and very quiet up there. You know what we chatted about, and yes the tears came again !!! Called in on Lenice and your two youngest were there. She seemed chirpy enougth, but didnt stay long. Like I said to you down at the grave side – Your time came to soon, you had so much to live for Kraig, just so wrong you where taken from your family. Keep remembering the times you and I would take the world on at work !!!! That time when we were coming home from Manchester and we were nearly wiped out. You wanted to get out and kill the tosser, but we went onto to the Kebab house, it was shut !!! Now I was angry !!! Memories Kraig…..

    Comment by Dave — July 12, 2006 @ 22:25

  295. Still miss you mate

    Comment by Simon — July 15, 2006 @ 21:37

  296. HiYa, Kraig. Sent Your Mum,Dad,Sisters,their family’s and your wife and children a card yesterday, I appologise, i called your wife Lenny, i wan;t sure of her name and hope Lenny was’t to personal ( i have never met her). I just w2anted to let them know I often think about you all and light a candle in church for you all. It’s all sad and painful kraig but in my own mind you are happy and in heaven you are with your family all the time you are happy as long as they are ok you were special Kraig so there’s no doubt that you will be fine it’s just the people left behind who hurt sooooooo sooooooo soooooo sooooo much. I have a very very special song that I want to share with your family the words are beautiful and so meaningful, I will explain the full story to your mum fully when I do eventually get to see her again after all this time. But in 1999 I was trying to help a young 15 year old girl with the very sudden death of her 38 year old mum, one piece of advice I could give her was that one day she’d find a song that would always remind her of her mum and it would always warm her heart. A few days later she’d been going somewhere with her dad even before the funeral and out of the blue it played on the radio (it’s actually a B side I think it’s Blue or five or someone like that i’ll find out) next thing she came to me annd said listen to this Ally, I’ve found Mum’s song, she’d been and bought the CD and everything. I’ll send a tape to your mum anyway, Maybe I am Crazy but I believe in these things and I think these words are special, In this case it really was the words meant word for word something for me too even after (then) 22 years although by now to me it was just beautiful to hear to her it was helping her through lots and lots and lots of pain. I am typing the words for your Mum, Dad and all your family, I really hope there is no problem with copyright or anything:

    All the things I said
    or should have said and didn’t say
    and I wonder why
    yes I wonder why

    I think about the time we spent
    the places that we went
    still makes me cry, yes it makes me cry

    Why do they say that time will heal this broken heart
    they would know it isn’t true
    if they’d lost someone like you

    Some things can never be replaced
    Some things are with me for always

    These are the things I will remember
    when I remember when


    These are the things I will remember again again again and again
    when I remember when

    You taught me how to love
    I am all I am because of you

    Everytime I lost my way
    you’d shine your light
    and make my day

    you’d see me through
    yes you’d see me through

    So who’s gonna come around to heal this broken heart

    You showed me how to laugh and cry
    but never how to say goodbye

    somethings cna never be replaced
    somethings are with me for always
    I’d rather love and loose it all
    than never have you to recall

    these are the things I will remember
    when I remember when

    Yes life goes on, you carry on and it’s ok
    yes love goes on and I will live to love another day

    Yes life goes on you carry on you do and it’s OK



    I hope there is some comfort for you in this xxxxx take care xx love Ally

    Comment by Alison Howard — July 20, 2006 @ 01:09

  297. Hi It’s Alison again I’m going through some things at the moment and I briefly
    told you today Stacia about it. I am not going through anything near what you
    and the family are going through. I can’t describe it I just feel a connection
    and I for one beleive in all the things you all seem to be believing in i.e. the feather for Lynice just the little things like that. the little things you hope you’ll see then when you do even though you believe and strongly believe, you can never be really 100% sure. You don’t know if your just seeing these things becuase you just want to, something to help you through your pain. I believe it’s real I believe these signs you see are there they are real. I believe Kraig will walk beside you he will want you to smile again and even though it’s hard right now you will do one day and when you feel like it it is ok and that is what Kraig will want. He Knows how much you hurt right now that’s ok too his little signs are there to help you through, you will get through it and one day you will smile again and he’ll be happy to see you do it, when you are ready. This may sound crazy but this is what I feel in my haert and this is what I believe through experiences I have been through myself
    xxxxx take care Alison xxxx

    Here Is another beautiful song about goodbyes it’s by the young New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra, the CD album is called Pure it’s generally quite a relaxing tape Stacia so might be helpful for bedtime,if you fancied getting it. Although some of the songs are in Maori language but it’s still peaceful and calming. Maybe I’m going on with myself here, but I really will do all I can to help ease any of your pain and suffering if I can. Our families have a close history, whether or not we lost touch and you are part of my family x x x
    anyway here’s those words:

    If I could take this moment forever
    Turn the pages of my mind
    To another place and time
    We would never say goodbye

    If I could find the words I would speak them
    Then I wouldn’t be so tongue-tied
    When I looked into your eyes
    we would never say goodbye

    If I could stop the moon ever rising
    Day would not become the night
    wouldn’t feel this cold inside
    and we’d never say goodbye

    I wish that our dreams were frozen
    then our hearts would not be broken
    when we let each other go…

    If I could steal this moment forever
    paint a picture-perfect smile
    so our story stayed alive
    we would never say good bye


    Comment by Alison Howard — July 20, 2006 @ 23:41

  298. There are loads of songs that remind me of Kraig, some of which I can listen to some I can’t.

    The two played at Kraig’s funeral I definitely can’t listen to. You don’t hear Bette Midler’s From a Distance much but James Blunt’s Beautiful seems to be everywhere. When I hear it on the radio or on a music TV channel I have to turn it off. I don’t think even with time I will be able to listen to them without shedding a tear.

    Our loss is not getting any easier. I think of my brother all day every day.

    I love you so much Kraig. xxx

    Comment by Jackie — July 21, 2006 @ 07:50

  299. Hi Mate, Sorry i haven’t been here for a while,
    I have started a new job and i have been very busy,
    And i know you will always be here waiting patiently,
    I have passed two funerals this week, on the road,
    And each time you came in my mind,
    And yes i did have tears in my eyes, Sorry,
    Still miss you mate, and always will,
    People dont know it; but you were like a son to me,
    And i miss you like i would one of my own children,
    Take care of your brood for me mate,

    Seeya later!!

    Comment by Sheila — July 21, 2006 @ 14:42

  300. Thinking away on ya mate !

    Comment by Dave — July 21, 2006 @ 23:44

  301. Hi matie, it was Lynice’s birthday today. I feel for her i really do, i know how i felt on my birthday. You would call me and say “happy birthday Shaz, cant get to you today so i will see you tonorrow” you always did come with a bottle of wine etc. I relly cant imagine whhat Lynice has gone through today. I love you mate always, you are in my thoughts every single day. xxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — July 26, 2006 @ 23:36

  302. Another warm summers day mate, just you missing to enjoy it. Well 300 posts up now, just proves we are still all here thinking away on you……….

    Comment by Dave — July 28, 2006 @ 09:07

  303. I have no idea how I got here, but losing someone is extremely hard I was actually just surfing and thinking about my grandmothers passing and this website popped up.. very weird.. My regards to the garland family.. this is all very weird.

    Comment by Dana MacQuarrie — July 30, 2006 @ 02:47

  304. Hi matie, Mark and i here talking about you as we often do. I miss and love you so much. xxxxx

    Comment by sharon — August 1, 2006 @ 01:47

  305. Hiya Scrag!

    I have struggled today – it’s Thom’s birthday – 15 I can’t believe it.

    Today has been harder than my own birthday. Wish you could be here. I love you! xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — August 1, 2006 @ 19:51

  306. love and miss you so so much. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — August 6, 2006 @ 00:51

  307. Hi Kraig,
    I think God is calling on you to do one of the special jobs he has in mind for you, I hope it’s ok for me to tlk to you here. I’m having a very hard time at the moment and this is a very very dark hour for me, my sleeping tablets have failed yet again, there’s no one here only the dogs and they are just protecting me and giving me a good lick now and again to remind me that I am loved. I know I have a very loving family and many true and caring friends who love me dearly too it’s just too difficult to explain here but i’m desperatately in need of someone to talk to and it’s 5am and there’s no one here.I have an ilness which causes drastic mood swings and I need medication to help to balance them and I also need to learn how to recognise and learn to manage the signs etc. I was in hospital until yesterday, but they threw me out,
    (no-one ever could take me anywhere!!!) anyway I made a complaint to a nursing officer about a night staff nurse who accused me of costing the NHS £1,000.00
    per night and I wasn’t even trying to get better. She was shouting at me almost waking the other patient up too, she said it because I’d had the maximum
    dosage of my sleeping pill and had woken up through a nightmare after a couple of hours and no matter how much I tried, my head just woul not let me go to sleep at all and the more I tried the more restless I got so, I got up to go for a cigarette and try to clear my head and also so I didn’t disturb my room mate, which is when bumped in to Miss Hitler!!! After shouting at me outside my room she stomped off without letting me speak and flitted off to the offic which is on the Men,s side (I think she was tired she was heavily pregnant and I think i’d disturbed the (illegal staff “sleep break” rota). I was a bit annoyed with her so in order to keep myself calm and avoid myself getting wound up I decided to report this immediately to a nursing officer (I know the procedure I’ve worked it) I popped my head through the door and calmly requested to see the duty Nursing officer, she the replied, “Do you want me to press that alarm”. That was a threat cause that means when the alarm is pressed staff are being attacked so loads of other staff come running off other wards pinn you down and jab you with a needle that puts you to sleep. I’m really sorry for going on Kraig and maybe your site isn’t meant for this but I really need to talk to some one and you are the only one available at this momemnt in time. I have also re worded a song for your family which is another rreason I was going to visit your site this weekend. I was sorting some CD’s
    of my Claire’s and listened to a few I kept playing one over again and have re worded it for your mum dad and all your family. It’s One True Voice, from Popstars, I think they were the boy band who came second to Girls Aloud, anyway the song is, After you’re gone (I’ll still be loving you), I’ve re worded it for here and called it A Song For Kraig (hope it’s legal!)















    WE’LL STILL BE LOVING YOU xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    I hope the family like that song kraig and find some comfort in it I know your mum’s heart is broken beyond repair, probably your dad’s and everyone’s is too but I’ve spoken too your mum and I know she’s in sooooooooo sooooooo much pain. Elaine brought your mum to see me in hospital last week It was such a suprise I was really choked after all this time and in such circumstances. I love your family Kraig I really do it’s my extended family remember lots of laughter and fun. Bernie is just and always will be like another sister in my eyes, she’s part of my growing up, so are you and the girls nad your mum and dad. Anyway when I first looked at your mum she looks really well, I thought it was Bernie at first, you would never imagine the pain and hearbreak she is carrying. That’s just it, it’s the same with mental illness, it’s not written across your forehead, what’s going on in your heart or your head. Your mum bought me the most beautiful bouquet of red roses which was, amazing and more than appreciated (i know money isn’t exactly flowing!), I brought them home with me and have just tidied them up and put them in my new “hospital room”, Claire’s bedroom, that might sound strange but I shouldn’t be home yet Kraig. I have no choice though at the moment I have to take this step by step since I was “EVICTED” if things get reaaly bad there’s alwaya A&E again but I can’t go back to stepping hill, i think maybe where I am I’d be able to go to MRI A&E.
    It’s really hard being here at home and i’m so glad you’ve been here to see me through at least it’s daylight outside now. (I’m still wide awake but feel a bit better not so low). I can’t go in my own bed yet cause that’s too much “back at home, I can’t explain Kraig, but I’m paranoid to hell here cause of my Hyper manic moment which put me in hospital in the first place, running through the streets of reddish naked, carrying a crucifix screaming and shouting at everyone and anyone, all I remember before that was going for a sleep, next thing I know I’m there naked in the middle of the road being stopped by a police man. Anyway with what’s happened now nad since and everything it was my GP’s, my Psychiatrist’s and my CPN’s cock ups that led me in there in the fist place now it’s them that’s led me here now, but I can’t give in Kraig I have four babies i have to live for I have to get through this for them, i know I’m an embarrasment to them I know they can’t understand sand even if they do because they love me then they stand to take a lot of stick for it from their fiends or other people because of because of ignorance, illiteracy and idiots, I particularly worry about and hate what me and my illness have done to (my baby) Liam, I hope he doesn’t get bullied cause of itit’s a nightmare, he must hate it really. Anyway Kraig thank you for being there Angel, I really needed you, you’ve seen me through a very dark and scarey night. I will try to get a copy of that song for your mum and dad and will type the words A Song For Kraig as soon as I can and send it to them, I know they find it very difficukt and extremely painful to visit your site. Thank you for being there my angel, god had a task for you tonight and you carried me through thank you soooooo soooooo sooooo much, love you, god bless, love Alison xxxxxxxx

    ps every time I visit this site i see your picture, even though I didn’t see you for years, that special “twinkle” in your eyes that was there when you were little is exactly the same as ever. You are special and I believe YOU ARE ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST MOST TWINKLING STARS IN THE SKY XXXXXXX THANK YOU AGAIN XXXX

    Comment by Alison Howard — August 6, 2006 @ 05:54

  308. Still here every day mate, missing ya……

    Comment by Dave — August 10, 2006 @ 15:55

  309. well mate, very nearly on the road with my bike, i only regret not getting it sorted before you departed!, but i’ll be sure to bring it down for you too look at

    Comment by darryl — August 10, 2006 @ 18:33

  310. i love you mate!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — August 12, 2006 @ 00:20

  311. i miss you more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Your big sis. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — August 12, 2006 @ 00:21

  312. Hi mate, just had a nice week in Angelesy with Karl,Vikki, your Mum & Dad, Jackie,Thom,Bekki & James (Thom’s mate).
    I’m sure you were there with us.
    I’ve put some pics in your Gallery…
    Click on “Kids on holiday ” to view them.

    kids on holiday
    Miss you mate..

    Comment by Graham — August 13, 2006 @ 20:09

  313. hi bro. this bloody site , every time i come on i read the messages and i shed a tear, grown up an all, guess sometimes you cant fight how ya feel can ya. me and sharon were out the other week, cant take her anywhere, such good company but boy she gets drunk. shes so happy at the moment, and thats makes me smile. i`m away again, as usual. not seen lynice in ages, feel guilty bout that, i`ll see her soon promise, as much as anythin i miss the kids. see karl at football but not the others, bad uncle bean!
    love you, we all do.


    Comment by beany — August 18, 2006 @ 00:29

  314. Hey you, been a while since I wrote although you know not a day goes by without thinking about you or visiting here, had a friend round yesterday who looked at your picture and commented on how good looking you are! but we know that anyway. Football matches are about to start and the boys got their new kits on Tuesday, apparently Karl managed to get his dirty without even playing a game yet! in fact dont think he even left the house! They are white tops and socks so gona be fun getting them clean in the winter! Think they are all ready to start playing again just hope they do as well as last year. 1st game is 9th September so make sure your there with us to cheer them on, although you know Midge can shout enough for all of us! She’s so great with the boy’s and they all adore her.

    Miss you mate.


    Comment by Tracy — August 19, 2006 @ 11:18

  315. Still thinking about you all, never forget, never forgotten xxxxx

    Comment by Julie Rowe — August 19, 2006 @ 23:32

  316. Didn’t know Kraig personally, my heart goes out to all of his family and friends though as I know how they feel as I lost my Brother the same way and he was only 39. Five years on I still miss him dearly.

    Comment by Jason Shettler — August 21, 2006 @ 10:59

  317. Hi mate
    Well the time is drawing closer now for my parachute jump 16th Sept. We are doing it in memory of you mate for British Heart Foundation. Marks girls and Karl walked the street and raised £150 over the weekend. The kids are all taking a sponsor form to school, dad is taking one to work and i am going to ask Graham if he will take one into his work for me. Mark has also taken one into work NTL are putting the first £250 forward. BHF have put a link on their site so people can sponsor me and Mark online with debit or credit cards. (thats a hint for anybody who visits the site to sponsor) or . We are hoping to make plenty of cash for them. I am so nervous, i was saying to Mark i dont know if i will do it when i get up there. As its for you i will jump no matter how scared i am. Keep an eye on me mate, dont want any broken bones. We are jumping from 15000 feet so we get to freefall. Im excited and nervous. Will let you know how i get on. Love you so much mate and miss you more.
    Your big sis Sharon.

    Comment by sharon — August 22, 2006 @ 18:02

  318. Hi mate I’ve put some pics on your gallery…

    Miss you.

    Graham (Big bro)

    Comment by Graham — August 29, 2006 @ 18:49

  319. hi mate, what a wk end. would have been better with you. I.know you were there though, love you hun. I love you. Your big sister Sharon.

    Comment by sharon — August 31, 2006 @ 00:01

  320. Hi mate.xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Just wanted to say i am thinking about you. I love you always. Sharon x

    Comment by sharon — September 6, 2006 @ 10:50

  321. Hi mate, bet you were so proud of Karl last Saturday, weather was bloody awful but that didnt stop them and Karl played a fantastic game. First game of the season on saturday, make sure your watching.
    Miss you.x

    Comment by Tracy — September 6, 2006 @ 15:29

  322. Hi Kraig. Just a message from me to you and your family. I visit the site on a regular basis but find it hard to find the words to type.

    I have been back with Sharon now for sometime, and during that time, I see the grief that fills her heart each and everyday. We often sit and talk about you, what happened, and how much Sharon, your mum, dad, Jackie, graham and all the kids still hurt at the injustice of your passing. I was not around at the time of your passing and so didn’t have to go through what they had too. Only last night, Sharon went through the day that it happened and the events that lead up to it. its heartbreaking to listen too. I cannot begin to properly understand what it must feel like for them. my heart goes out to them.

    I don’t have the right or the knowledge to be able to write message of a personal nature about me and you as we only knew one another for a couple of years. What I learnt during that time was that you were a complete family man, not just for lynice and the children, which is expected, but for Sharon and all of the family. Your Family that you have left, while filled with grief, have a special bond that not allot of other families possess. That’s something I personally admire as I rarely see eye to eye with mine. Your mum and dad and everybody else in the family have accepted me again and involved me and my children in anything that might be going on, and for that I am truly grateful. I cant remedy what has happened, I can only promise to look after your sister to the best of my ability and promise to help her through the grief she feels, each and every day. she and the boys mean the world to me. I believe your passing had an influence on Sharon and I being together, and I’m grateful for the chance to Love her forever. I also thank you for your honesty. Sharon told me of the conversation you both had, a couple of days before you passed.

    On a brighter note, Big Congratulation to your dad and graham who between them, walked off from the recent Lune Golf Society with pretty much a clean sweep. Your Dad was made up that he won the “Kraig Garland memorial trophy” and I know Sharon, your mum, and Jackie were equally proud of both of them. Something tells me you had a little say in where the trophies ended up though.

    Also, the tandem skydive is fast approaching. This Saturday, Sharon and I will throw ourselves out of a plane, 15000 ft above the ground, in memory of you, and for the British Heart Foundation charity. Kraig, I can tell you that Sharon is petrified but I know how much she wants to do this. I myself, I’m a little scared lol. I’m cackin it lol.

    Big thanks to everyone who has donated. We are currently around the £1000 mark to date. When we started this, we would have been happy with a couple of hundred pounds. Just shows you how much people thought of you and feel for the family.

    Keep an eye on us Saturday please.


    Comment by mark — September 11, 2006 @ 14:03

  323. Still here Kraig, just sitting and watching. Time just rolls on with out a care for anyone. Doesnt get any easier, knowing you are not about.Made up for your dad for winning the trophy. Be around for us all mate…..

    Comment by Dave — September 12, 2006 @ 08:28

  324. Hi son,

    Well its been quite a while since I spoke to you last. I wish I could pick up the phone and have a chat with you. A lot of things have happened that I would like to tell you about. Mum and I  have taken Karl, Vikki And Sam camping, Sam only came to Prestatyn,but he has shown us what a great camper he is. He really enjoyed himself,as did Karl and Vikki. They have gained a lot of confidence in the water, Karl’s top bombing is brilliant. Karl is now playing eleven aside at football They won 5-0 in a friendly and Karl scored a great goal. They were back to school last week Sam’s first week in the juniors. Vikki won a merit and Karls gone on his school trip. As for me and mum it doesnt get any easier.
    The Lune Golf Society had its silver day last Saturday. As well as the usual trophies,we also played the last round of your memorial shield. Kraig, thank you for helping me to win it. Iam so proud to be the first person to have his name on the shield I know you were there, you sent me a feather,and  I wore your shirt. You were all around me. I think your memory also inspired Graham who came second and Sib who came third.Mum and Jackie helped present the tropies, it was very emotional and a few tears were shed.
    Sharons doing her parachute jump this weekend in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Shes got more guts than me.
    Miss you very very much and still can’t get my head around you’re not at the end of the phone. Love you always see you soon.


    Comment by Dad — September 12, 2006 @ 16:36

  325. hi babe soz i have not been for a while find it hard to say things to u this way u no i talk to u every nite anyway so i dont think u mind today is not a good day i am finding it hard cos as u know it is littel ants funeral today cant bring myself to go and i dont know wot i am feelin i know i did not know him very well but he was one of karls friends and i have got to know his big brother rick he is a nice lad i did not tell karl about ants funeral today coz he is on his pgl trip and i know he wouldnt of gone and i wanted him to enjoy himself really cant think of anything else to say hun talk to u later see u soon xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Comment by lynice — September 13, 2006 @ 10:48

  326. Hi mate
    Well we are here for a second day at Hiblestow airfielf waiting to jump out of a plane. They did not let us do it yesterday because the weather was not good enough. We are both very hungover and have been here since 7.30am. I have a picture of you that i will have with me when i jump, i wont tell you where it is though. Dad said you would feel a right tit. I am also wearing your golfing t shirt. I will report back once we have jumped. Make sure you are watching over me and Mark. Talk to you soon. Love you mate.
    Sharon Mark

    Comment by sharon — September 17, 2006 @ 07:59

  327. Thank you mate, i felt you with me the whole of the dive. Freefall, well how can i expalin that? i felt like i was with you, it was the most amazing experiance i have ever had in my life, i felt like thats what you are feeling evey day where you are. Mark and i are still in awe, we loved every minute. There was a point when i thought i would have to be encouraged to jump, not a chance mate i wanted that sponsor money for you and the kids. Mark shit it as i was first, he saw me jump out of the plane and cacked himself. He did it though, screamed and shouted all the way down. Me on the other hand, well i was with you mate, we jumped together, you were just giving me the feeling that you have now 24-7. I smiled all the way down, the freefall was amazing, i was so quiet because i was thinking about you. i love and miss you so much.
    I enjoyed every minute of our weekend away, even though we had to dump the trailer on a farmers field on the way back because it was knackered and we lost the car keys and had to join the aa at a cost od £120 to get the keys that were in the car.Im going to jump again because i felt close to you. Probably April mate so i am not going to tell you to look over me but to be with me again. Love you with all of my heart and miss you more.
    Sharon Mark.

    Comment by sharon — September 17, 2006 @ 22:58

  328. Hi, me again.
    I know this site is for talking to you mate but im sure you wont mind this.
    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the sponsors. Everybody has been so kind and generous. Mark and i have worked our total out to be 1343.00, thats amazing. Just another reminder of how loved you are mate. Sharon Mark. xx

    Comment by sharon — September 18, 2006 @ 10:37

  329. I have been thinking about you more than ever today as it is yours an Lynice’s wedding anniversary.

    We went to see Lynice this afternoon – she is bearing up! We took her some flowers then took some to the cemetary for you.

    Your wedding was a beautiful day and I am proud to have been one of your witnesses.

    I love you so much and still can’t believe you have gone.

    Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — September 30, 2006 @ 21:51

  330. well mate its been an absolute age since i last posted, but i’m sure you’ve seen that i’m here every day checking what people have put, miss ya loads, miss that laugh of yours, well i start my new job tonight, postman daz:D who’d have thought it, i can here ya now saying stick with it, job for life that mate etc… still don’t beleive that your gone all the time…. it hits me over and over again that your not around and makes me take a step back, then i have flashback memories of you and me having a right old laugh playing golf on werneth… lost all your balls except 2 that we found in the trees…

    a day doesn’t pass when every1 on here doesn’t think of you… every day your in our minds and our hearts


    Comment by darryl — October 2, 2006 @ 18:50

  331. Ello m8, just in from work so I thought I would say ello !!! Look in all the time Kraig, thinking away on you. Like everyone says it dont seem right you being so young. Maria is finally accepting that her mum has passed on now and has put together her pics of her mum and dad on the wall in the back room. We have put your pic up amongst them as well as you are a special person Kraig and part of my family. I woke up this morning (Monday 2.10) its David’s 21st mate, and thought away on you. You were only 8 years older than Dave and this is sad to think you have gone. Just wish I could see you just one more time – Where is a ghost when you want one !!! Just so sad Kraig…………

    Comment by Dave — October 3, 2006 @ 01:24

  332. hi dad played footbal on saturday won 3-2 nearly scored a cracking header so close to gettin it in how are you im my normal self been at nanas all weekend.luke come nanas all day on saturday haha selebarting our victory haha sharon has rearley took up campin haha never thought she would do that haha so miss you wish you where here so upset at the moment cant concentrate at all at anythin its hard at school but im slowley gettin through it haha its all kool its all quiter am home than it was. and do you know atony cheaton he died in a car crash so sad ive got his footie boots im goin to score lots in them boots haha and yours that you bought me ive scored lots in them and more to come nana and grandad ok nana takes me shoppin every friday haha im a big help coz it all gets done quicker ive seen your scycle speedway track its mint saw some boys messin bout skidin wif there brakes it broke my heart got to go see ya later

    Comment by karl — October 8, 2006 @ 22:54

  333. Iluv you so much fromsam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sam — October 8, 2006 @ 22:56

  334. Its just gone 02:15 in the morning mate, everyone in bed. On my own thinking away on you. Strange the only noise is the pc and that bloody clock !!! Just read what your Carl has wrote, god that is a choker. He is growing up very quick just like the rest of your children. Not been up to see Lynice for a while, but will get up soon. Its hard when I go up as I will allways come and see you but when I call to your house its different now Kraig. I am pretty sure your Lady is getting through, but she misses you bad. Well time to sod off as I have to get up to take Jo-Marie to school. Bye mate…….

    Comment by Dave — October 10, 2006 @ 01:22

  335. Hi mate,
    I am finding things really hard at the moment, i miss you so much.
    Cant stop asking myself WHY. I love you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — October 12, 2006 @ 12:47

  336. Well its persisting it down, Again !!! Miss you loads Kraig………..

    Comment by Dave — October 27, 2006 @ 12:00

  337. Hi Kraig,
    So sorry haven’t been on to say Hello for a while, been so busy, I’m decorating and my house looks like a bomb site and I’m working all the overtime I can to pay for it. I haven’t been in touch with your mum lately either, tried to ring her tonight but got some strange person on the phone checked the number and it’s the one I have not sure if they’ve changed it or not.
    Anyway Kraig thought I’d ask you to say Hi to Daniel for me it’s his 25th Birthday 1/11. Tell him he never leaves my thoughts and will always remain in my heart. Sometimes I think I see him when I walk Benji and I feel a warm glow inside and smile.
    I know he’s never really left me just as you haven’t your mum. It’s that horrible time of year Kraig, it starts with me this time of year and carries on until the New Year.
    It will be so much worse for your mum and your family I cannot believe nearly a whole year has passed.
    Everyone around you is busy preparing for Christmas and inside I just want it all to be over, that feeling has never left me as I’m sure it will never leave your mum.
    It just makes the memory so much more poignant somehow. Anyone who has lost this way will understand and those who can’t will try.
    Be close to your mum at this time of year Kraig, wrap your arms around her and support her, she will need it.
    I’m sure Lynice will feel pretty much the same also though she will have to brave face it for your children.

    Well sweet Angel you take care and watch over your loved ones, When you speak to Daniel be sure to say Hi to Matthew aswell he will be trailing behind his big brother up to mischief no doubt. (It will be his 21st in May, maybe you could all have a party for him there in Heaven?)
    Tell them both I love them with all my heart and miss them everyday just as I have done from the day they were taken from me.

    Good night God Bless Kraig, Speak to you again soon, all my love Elaine XXX

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — October 27, 2006 @ 23:00

  338. Hi mate,
    Jackie & I went to see your headstone today, you should be proud of your family it is a real fitting tribute!
    Had a good cry, I guess now it’s finally sunk in.
    Miss you mate, see you soon. x
    Graham (big bro)



    Comment by Graham — November 3, 2006 @ 18:58

  339. I can’t believe it is almost a year since you passed.

    When will reality kick in? – I still can’t accept that you have gone. Each day I think that you will come home and everything will be OK. But it’s not OK. I still have that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach and my heart is aching.

    We had a wonderful brother/sister relationship and I treasure every single memory I have of the times we had together. One of which is this time last year when Graham and I came over to see you, Lynice and the children – Children In Need was on TV and we were sat waiting for the Catherine Tate sketch. It was getting late and we had to get the kids home. The phone was ringing as we got in – it was you telling us that we had missed it. You thought it was so funny. I remember sitting up till about 2am to watch the repeat!

    I love you so much Kraig and I miss you more as each day passes by.

    Jackie (big sis)


    Comment by Jackie — November 11, 2006 @ 12:52

  340. Hi Kraig Mate, How you doing? did Daniel have a good birthday? I really don’t know who else to turn to at the moment Kraig. You know I work for the police and I get all sorts of jobs come in on a regular basis, sudden deaths, concerns for welfare etc. and most of the time it’s the same old same old and I must admit you kind of get used to it and become a bit hardened to it all!!!
    Has Someone called Paul Davenport said hello yet? Oh Kraig I’m so sad and despairing I don’t know him or his family from adam but he decided to end his life on my shift the other night and for some strange reason I cannot get him out of my head I cannot come to terms with it as just part of my job as I normally do. It has really really affected me and I keep crying regarding the circumstances of his death etc. Please if he is with you tell him I am sorry and I hope now that he is at peace. Please tell him to make his parents feel better they must be falling apart. I don’t understand why but then I didn’t know him but he must have been cared for so much by his family and friends you can just tell. Kraig, Scragg, I am sorry I didn’t didn’t stick around to see you thru your older years seems you did Marvelous job without me but anyway you touched my heart and remained there Angel.
    I think about you so much just lately I can’t seem to get you out of my head please don’t think I’m psychic cos I’m not and I’m a real scardy cat when it comes to that, but I have felt you just lately so much. What?? what is it you wnat to say to me and why me?? Kraig I am always here and I always think of you and somehow strangely I feel closer to you than I have for years.

    Anayway mate I feel a drunken ramble comimg on now though I could just stay on here for hours and talk to you I know I must go to bed. Please please help me sort my kitchen out, send the kitchen fairy to sort it for me I cannot bear it anymore and when it’s kind of livable or cookable I’m inviting your mum and dad, Jackie & Sharon & their families up for a meal.

    Kraig help me bring us all back together I so want it and I so miss them all so much, we used to have such good times let’s make them happy again.!!!

    Good Nite God Bless My Angel baby Kraig! XXXXX

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — November 12, 2006 @ 00:36

  341. Rememberance Sunday today mate, but everyday is Rememberence day.

    Like your Jackie says, its nearly a year Kraig, and I just wish I could see you again. Even if it was in the darkness when I come home from work, I do look and hope. As everyday goes by, it dont get any easier. Just wish you were still here Kraig.

    Comment by Dave — November 13, 2006 @ 01:11

  342. Ello mate. Called up to your grave yesterday. Must say your family have really done you proud. The stone is magnificent. It has a lovely picture of you on it Kraig and the words are very special. Since I came up to visit you last time, your plot has been really looked after with all the white stones. Nearly a year now, and still can not get my head round the fact that you have gone, just to young…..

    Comment by Dave — November 16, 2006 @ 23:26

  343. Hi mate.
    Had Jessi again last night and took her to Gym tots today, she loves it. She enjoys playing with Ollie although as you can imagine they have their moments. We talk about you a lot and she looks at your photo when we do.
    I love and miss you loads. I cant believe its almost a year mate, it seems like only yesterday the last time i saw you. Miss you always.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — November 22, 2006 @ 17:21

  344. Hello. I’m not sure now how I’ve come upon this site, but I want all of you to know that I am praying for you. I have never lost someone so close to me, so I cannot even begin to imagine how hard this year has been for you all, but he has been with you. I wish you all the best, and only happy memories. Continue to keep hope, and know that God, and Kraig, are with you always. May your holidays be filled with love and smiles.
    -Melanie Corinne

    Comment by Melanie — November 24, 2006 @ 02:45

  345. Bekki has her annual Dance Awards Day in Blackpool tomorrow. I can’t believe that when we went this time last year, we only had 2 weeks left with you.

    I have told her to enjoy herself tomorrow and to dance for you because I know you will be with her on that stage and I know you will be so proud of her.

    Well I am off to bed now…….early start!

    I love you Kraig.

    Jackie xxx

    Comment by Jackie — November 25, 2006 @ 23:05

  346. HI Kraig. Well we all can see its nearly a year now, time just dont stand still for no one mate. I hope you will be about for us all on the 8th, because we are all going to be a mess. Just shows that we all are still thinking away on you all the time………….

    Comment by Dave — November 27, 2006 @ 00:03

  347. Hi mate.
    Just wanted to say i love and miss you so much. Mum and Dad have put a double sleeper in the spare room for Karl Vikki and Sammi. They all stayed this weekend, they hae a great time. i was thinking about when that was your room, do you remember Lynices waters going on the bed when she was having Karl. That seem such a long time ago but the memories are all still so fresh in our minds. Do you reemember me and you sat in the delivery suite when Lynice had Vikki and we were laughing at her, she was not impressed. I videod the birth and was shaking like a leaf. I still have that video to this day. It hurts too much to watch. Vikki is the image of you.
    I moved back to Kedleston green Saturdy, whilst i was sat in the garden i saw the most amazing shooting star, i believe that came from you mate.
    The 8th December is drawing closer and the closer it gets the the more it hurts. Mum and Dad have arranged a dove release at your resting place at 1.30, Terry will be there also to talk about you. We will all be there and thinking about you as always.
    I love you so much mate. You are in my thoughts every minute of every day. xxxx

    Comment by sharon — November 27, 2006 @ 10:26

  348. Hi Uncle Kraig, I miss you lots and lots and I love you loads. I wanted to tell you this, I know you already know but I do. Over the pass couple of weeks I have been really missing you. I cried at school but Mrs Davis one of my teachers said you wouldn’t want me to cry so I stopped but I feel so much better when I talk to you. I’m sorry I havn’t talked to you for a long time but I just wanted to let you know that I love and miss you lots .

    Bekki boo

    Comment by Bekki boo — December 5, 2006 @ 18:00

  349. Hi mate.
    We had the press here yesterday with the BHF, we were presented with a cheque for the money we raised for the sky dive and to help give your children a holiday. The press have taken a copy of your photo, we have asked them to print it as a tribute to you. We all miss you so much Kraig. We will all be with you on Friday. Mum and Dad have arranged a dove release at Highfield at 1.30pm and for Terri to be there to say a few words. It has been a very hard year for all of us and will continue to be however many years pass. There is not a minute of the day that goes by when you are not in our thoughts. Please look over Mum and Dad as they are so very sad at the moment. You were and always will be their little soldier and best friend.
    Take care mate, i miss you with all my heart.
    Sharon xxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 5, 2006 @ 21:24

  350. Love you mate….. So much…..xxxxx

    Comment by sharon — December 6, 2006 @ 01:14

  351. Ello Kraig, just been to see your mum. She looks ok, but like for all of us, Friday now is very close. Keep your eye on her mate……..

    Comment by Dave — December 6, 2006 @ 15:42

  352. Thinking of you and saying extra special prayers for you and your family lit another candle in church last week and will light another on sunday. RIP Kraig my prayers are with you all for Friday 8th Dec xxx God Bless xxx love Alison

    Comment by Alison Howard — December 7, 2006 @ 09:01

  353. Well not looking forward too tomorrow mate, god knows how your family are going to cope. So please be there for every one Kraig, especially your Lynice, and all the children, mum and dad, both your big sisters and the rest of us …..

    You know this should not be happening mate,no Bloody way. Miss you very much.


    Comment by Dave — December 7, 2006 @ 22:56

  354. Hello Kraig ,its Maria here-big Daves missus. Its one year tomorrow,that God took you for whatever his reason was,only he knows. I never went to see you, to say Goodbye because my Mother had gone 11 weeks befor you. I couldnt go back home to say Goodbye it was too hard. I just grieved here on my own. Some day I will come to visit you at your Graveside and say goodbye. We keep your photos beside us and you will never be forgotten because you are a loyal friend to those that love you. Dave misses you so much Kraig, you were like a little brother to him. You allways made us laugh, so many funny stories,and you never stopped smiling, a wee cheeky one. So many people love you and miss you so much. Say hellow to me mammy for me, as you are both in Heaven. GodBless allways kraig, our prayers are for you , and your family maria xo talk to you soon x x x

    Comment by Maria - Dave's wife — December 7, 2006 @ 23:52

  355. Hello Kraig, its Maria big Daves wife. Sorry I havnt been too your grave and I couldnt face your funeral. It was only 11 weeks after my mum died and I have only just come to terms with her going. We have your picture up and its such a shame you are not here. Dave really misses you really bad. Not a day goes by when you are not in our thoughts. You were always smiling, a cheeky smile I remember. Such a lovely person. I will come up one day to your Grave Kraig, I promise. Say hello to my mammy as you are both in Heaven. God Bless x x x

    Comment by Dave — December 8, 2006 @ 00:06

  356. Now I do feel crap……….

    Comment by Dave — December 8, 2006 @ 00:09

  357. Hi Mate

    I love you.

    Comment by sharon — December 8, 2006 @ 07:15

  358. Hi mate,
    Can’t believe it’s been a year, still feels like yesterday.
    Miss you matey
    Graham (big bro

    Comment by Graham — December 8, 2006 @ 08:03

  359. hi m8
    i often look in on the site to see how people are feeling and see a mirror image and cant think of anything to put !
    anyway i suppose you know how we all feel ” just wish you were around ” theres not a day goes by that anyone who knew you or was close to you doesnt think or mention you in one way or another !
    i cant believe its a year since you went to a better place, time has passed so quickly but in other ways so slowly !
    we all miss u in our own ways and know we have to help where we can with your family just as you would with us !
    u know they will be taken care of in the best way we can thats why i think you got the friends you did !
    speak to you soon

    Comment by mark wild — December 8, 2006 @ 10:02

  360. You are in our hearts and thoughts today Kraig, as always.

    Comment by Jan, Mike & Jamie. — December 8, 2006 @ 10:06

  361. Miss you matey, we all do.x

    Comment by Tracy — December 8, 2006 @ 10:20

  362. It has been really hard this morning Kraig.
    That day last year is going over and over in my mind and it hurts so much.
    I have been to see Lenny this morning then I took Thom to the cemetry – he hasn’t been for a while he can’t bear to go.
    You are in my thoughts everyday, I love you so much.
    Your big sis Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — December 8, 2006 @ 10:22

  363. Well thanks Kraig. You answered our prayers, you kept us all strong. Was a little better today being with your family and friends at church and then at your grave. What a touching moment when the doves were released mate, I even held the one for your Jess ( She is growing up a beautiful little girl Kraig. The rest of the chidren are getting so big mate )

    This has helped Kraig, all the ” 1st ” anniversaries are out of the way now…..

    Comment by Dave — December 8, 2006 @ 16:03

  364. love and thoughts to all of the Garland family Sue and Kate XXXXXX

    Comment by sue & kate — December 8, 2006 @ 18:53

  365. Thinking of you all today.

    Moira,Kev,Carole Michael & Julie xx

    Comment by Julie Rowe — December 8, 2006 @ 20:52

  366. Hi Scrag!
    Wish Nana a happy birthday for me and give her a hug.
    Love you loads. xxxxx

    Comment by Jackie — December 11, 2006 @ 18:20

  367. wreath1Hi mate,
    Christmas..doesn’t seem right with out you!
    I know it was your favourite time of year, I’m sure your looking down on us and wishing us a happy christmas…I’ll do my best!

    Cheers mate
    see you soon….

    Graham (big bro)

    Comment by Graham — December 25, 2006 @ 00:17

  368. Hiya Scrag!

    I am trying hard this Christmas for the kids but it doesn’t feel right.

    I felt comforted at mass tonight – I felt as if you was there with me.

    I love you so much. xxxx

    Your big sis Jackie xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — December 25, 2006 @ 00:23

  369. merry christmas mate, all of a sudden a few people are asking my about nitro cars that they are getting for xmas… makes me think of you… all those things you told me about my mp6 when we was on werneth field and your GS storm ran perfectly beause you know what you were doing and my was rough… lol good times

    Comment by darryl — December 25, 2006 @ 06:21

  370. Ello Kraig. Well another Christmas nearly over and as your sis said, still dont feel the same !!!

    Comment by Dave — December 26, 2006 @ 11:08

  371. hiya kraig
    been thinking of u a lot, especially after spending christmas day with all your family. it was a lovely day – but i guess u werent far away xx

    Comment by karen — December 29, 2006 @ 21:36

  372. Well yet another year has arrived, still makes no sence Kraig not being here…. Will miss you for ever mate……..

    Comment by Dave — January 1, 2007 @ 22:33

  373. Still dropping in on you m8…..

    Comment by Dave — January 9, 2007 @ 13:29

  374. Sammy was so cute that day Kraig. He came to Dave and I after he let the lively dove go and said, ‘Auntie Jackie that DUCK bit my finger’. Dave told him it wasn’t a DUCK it was a CHICKEN. Dave you are awful. LOL.

    ‘Doves of peace’

    Kraig, rest in peace.

    I love you so much.

    Jackie (big sis) xxxx

    Comment by Jackie — January 12, 2007 @ 22:10

  375. Kraig, just checked out the latest pictures, they are excellent. Just one problem though, I am on them. Allways a downside I suppose……

    Comment by Dave — January 12, 2007 @ 23:39

  376. First sign of snow this year m8. Going to get bloody colder !!!! Thinkng away on you Kraig………

    Comment by Dave — January 21, 2007 @ 16:44

  377. Kraig,

    When I see the snow it reminds me of you. I hope it comes down thick and fast and sticks!  Just how you loved it.

    Hope it doesn’t get too much colder though Dave.

    Love you Kraig. xxx

    Comment by Jackie — January 21, 2007 @ 17:02

  378. Hi Kraig

    Just wanted to say i love and miss you so much. You were the best brother anybody could wish for. No matter what, you stood up for and stood by your family. You looked out for me the odd time or two. Just one of the things i miss about you and loved you for.
    sharon, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — January 24, 2007 @ 17:43

  379. Just thought i would share the poem i wrote and read out on 8th December 2006.

    1 year on and still you stay, in our thoughts each minute of every day.

    Time has passed that may be true but time stood still in our hearts the day god called for you.

    You are and you will always be a part of our hearts for all to see,

    We look at your children, a vision of you, to hold on tight to, for that we want to thank you.

    You are the brightest star, the still in the night, the warmest sun, the snow drops dancing having fun.

    Each one of us has memories so precious, to count them is not possible, take a look around you and try if you dare, when you have finished counting we will be there.

    You are so special to each and every one of us, 1 yr 2 yrs 10 yrs away doesn’t make a difference to us you are here each and every day.

    You are a brother to be proud, you looked out for us all. Missing you is a feeling we will never learn to live with it’s a feeling that will stay with us all.

    We know the day will come when we are together again, so until that day little brother, Son, uncle, friend, cousin, nephew, daddy, husband. Drop in once in a while,
    Let us know its ok, to cry therse tears we cry each day
    And stay a little while
    So we can say we love you from the bottom of our hearts. And help each other through our so very special memories of you.

    Your ever loving sister

    Comment by sharon — January 24, 2007 @ 18:10

  380. that poem is lovely sharon, i wanted to hug you when i read it – so i hugged my brother instead he gave me a funny look then hugged me back. see you soon love to everyone

    karen xXx

    Comment by karen — January 24, 2007 @ 20:13

  381. Hi Kraig, just thinking of you and your family, wanting you to know I’m still
    lighting the candles for you all. Its not been a good time for me and I’ve been struggling so lighting them for myself too now!! I had an added medication and ‘oops I did it again’ no it’s not funny really it has serious consequences for me when my medication causes a major mood switch over which I have no control. I’ve been giving my angel a very hard time rercently with all this, if you see him tell him I’m so so so so sorry – that’s all I can say, I know he’s been there though and I know it’s hard for him. Anyway Kraig thanks again for being there in that deep and dark hour I had recently I needed you. Angels are real and you are a very special one. Take care in heaven and god bless xxxxxx Wish we could all go back to how things were a long time ago!!

    Comment by Akison Howard — January 30, 2007 @ 03:05

  382. Its the early hours now m8, every one fast asleep. Just thought I would say Ello Kraig. Wish you were still here m8, you are so missed………..

    Comment by Dave — January 30, 2007 @ 03:09

  383. Hi mate
    Keep your eye in Dad for me im worried about him. He is not very well at the moment and missing you so much. xxxx
    Love you always.

    Comment by sharon — February 3, 2007 @ 16:41

  384. hiya bud, i never know what to say when i get too this page and see what people have posted, i find it comforting as i’m sure most do when people post comments about all the good times they’ve had.

    i was thinking about you yesterday, i met up with a friend in manchester and went in HMV and saw the cd murder was the case… it reminded me of when you’d just opened the RC shop. some1 was geting you a copy or something, whenyou used to stand n the mardave shells to show customers how strong they were.

    we all have our memories of you.

    Comment by darryl — February 7, 2007 @ 19:38

  385. Hi mate
    Its snowing and you are always in my thoughts when it snows (i think about you every day) when it snows i remember you used to dive out of bed to take the children to school so you could play in the snow.

    Just another memory we hold close to our hearts. Do you remember going to Vernon park to sledge down the hill. You loved the snow so much.

    Missing you mate

    Comment by sharon — February 8, 2007 @ 10:32

  386. I Know what I have to do now thank you Kraig Thank you jesus, Thank you jonathon (for being there for 30years) To all you angels the hell is over from this day on you make me feel band new xxxx Morning has broken !!!! Thank You I will be there for you too to the garland family xxxx still lightin my candles xxx

    Comment by Alison Howard — February 10, 2007 @ 02:22

  387. Still looking in on ya. Well had the privelage to have had your pc to bits !!! Fully rebuilt it for your children, and Karl has it all set up at your home…. Going to try and get a few bits for your mum & dads pc as welll. Then they also come on here and chat away Kraig……….

    Comment by Dave — February 13, 2007 @ 23:16

  388. Hi mate,
    We watched Karl,Vikki & Sam in their School production of Joseph tonight,
    they were fantastic, we’ll have Karl on X factor next year with a singing voice like that!
    I’ve put some pics in your gallery, have a look you should be very proud!

    Kraig’s gallery

    See you soon matey
    Graham (big bro)

    Comment by Graham — February 15, 2007 @ 23:20

  389. The children were fantastic tonight Kraig. I’m sure they made you a very proud Daddy.

    Karl has an excellent singing voice that I didn’t know he had. (where did he get that from?) Vikki looked like a little angel and Sammy was just a little cutie.

    I believe that you watched them with us tonight and I know you would have been as proud as we were.

    I love you so much – you should be here.

    Your big sis Jackie.


    Comment by Jackie — February 15, 2007 @ 23:35

  390. Kraig would be proud of his children
    and his family
    Love to you all
    Sue xxxx

    Comment by Sue Lane — February 17, 2007 @ 00:38

  391. Think every one has sodded off m8 ??? Not me though still visit every day……..

    Comment by Dave — March 4, 2007 @ 15:27

  392. Hi mate
    Thinking about you always. I love you from the bottom of my heart.

    Comment by sharon — March 5, 2007 @ 12:23

  393. I still visit every day too!

    Sometimes it is hard to know what to say.

    I think about you every day. Bekki has had a bad weekend (she can’t stop thinking about you). As each day goes by we miss you more and more.

    Love you Scrag!

    Jackie xxx (big sis)

    Comment by Jackie — March 5, 2007 @ 16:06

  394. i think we all look in regular but are all the same! stuck what can we say ? we read each others thoughts etc ! we then realise that there are others with the same thoughts and realise how many people you touched with your friendship and kindness ! you know and i think everybody else does that you will be always in our thoughts !! the thing is thoughts are on the inside ! not shown that much ! u know your in everyone thoughts that ever knew u ! and your missed so much by everyone ! ill drop in again soon! ( round your birthday !!!! ) take care m8

    Comment by mark wild — March 7, 2007 @ 09:03

  395. Hiya Kraig,

    I have got loads of video footage of you from when you was about 14 until just before you passed. For months I have tried to bring myself to watch some but can’t bring myself to do it. Then tonight Graham came across your wedding video and I found myself pressing play on the machine.

    For the first time in 15 months I heard your voice, saw your cheeky smile and heard your hearty laugh.

    I love you so much.

    Jackie (big sis)

    Comment by Jackie — March 19, 2007 @ 21:26

  396. Hi mate
    Just wanted you to know you are the best brother anybody could wish for. I feel blessed to be your sister. Love you. xxxx

    Comment by sharon — March 22, 2007 @ 00:26

  397. Getting close to another birthday mate. U would be catching me up now !!! Well a little as you know I am 34 and a lot of months !!!!!!

    Comment by Dave — March 22, 2007 @ 17:59

  398. Hello Kraig, well if we weren’t the bain of your life when you were with us we certainly are now!! My family I mean! Well one of them anyway. Alison means well you know she misses your family and the way things used to be and that’s alot of her problem really she just can’t seem to move on. I know she gets comfort from speaking to you on here and I know it’s ok really, she just loses her way sometimes and forgets it’s about you and your family and friends sharing their thoughts with you. She would have been your friend Kraig if she had the chance. Alison makes friends so easily. I know it may seem like she’s using this as a sounding board at times and goes on about her problems but that’s because she feels she has no-where else to turn even though she does really!! We are always here for her she just forgets that sometimes and we don’t always tell her what she wants to hear. Forgive her if she goes off on one sometimes, I sometimes regret telling her about this site but I thought it might help her appreciate someone elses pain. I know it does at times and she so loves you all so very much she just looses her way sometimes that’s all.

    I’ve not been on for a while Kraig haven’t really known what to talk about. Everytime I think of you and your family’s pain especially your mum it makes me so sad. I Know it’s approaching your Birthday and I know just how hard that is going to be for your mum and I sometimes can’t find the words to say I understand. I do I really do and both you and your mum know that. Maybe it’s just because I know what hell it will be for her.

    Look down on her on your Birthday Kraig, wrap your arms around her and let her feel your glow. No-one else can take away her pain, comfort her and whisper to her, let her know you’re close.

    Hope you’re planning a great Birthday Party up there, I know you will be, lookdown on your family at that time and comfort them wont you?. I know you will.

    Goodnight God Bless Angel, Sleep in Peace

    With Love as always Elaine (Lainee!!)

    Comment by Elaine Blanchard — March 23, 2007 @ 23:15

  399. Hi Kraig, just wanted to tell you i lit another candle for you all at mass today. I spoke to your mum last week and know she found it hard on Mother’s Day. I know how hard it will be for your family as your birthday approaches next week so I said an extra special prayer for them too asking for strength, peace and extra love. I,m thinking of you all and will light an extra special candle just for you on your birthday next Sunday, RIP special angel xxx Thanks again, goodnight god bless xxx Thinking of you all, love Alison xxx

    Comment by Alison Howard — March 26, 2007 @ 01:13

  400. Hi little brother.
    We are all low at the moment, not looking forward to another birthday, you should be here with us. You are such a special person Kraig, you touched so many hearts. I think about you all the time. Ollie said to his Dad yesterday ” Daddy , Mummy cries sometimes” when Ian asked why he said “she misses uncle Kraig” I do try to hide tears from him but sometimes its so hard. I do talk about you a lot to him. We lit a candle in church last week he asked if you could hear us then shouted at the top of his voice “I Love you uncle Kraig”
    He is such a lovely little boy and loosing you makes me cherish every moment with the people i love.
    Take care mate. I love you so much.

    Comment by sharon — March 26, 2007 @ 10:48


    Comment by mum — March 28, 2007 @ 14:31

  402. hello my beautiful son
    just been to buy some balloons for your birthday and a cake so the kids can celebrate your life.
    it is hurting me so much cause you should be here so i could give you one of those great big smacking kisses that used to embarass you
    i love and miss you so much my darling
    do you know sweatheart, if it was love alone that kept us alive, you would have lived forever

    Comment by mum — March 29, 2007 @ 14:58

  403. Well mate I will be up on Sunday to visit you. Another birthday m8. God I wish you were still here Kraig………….

    Comment by dave — March 31, 2007 @ 01:00

  404. Hi Mate
    Its the eve of your Birthday. I am missing you like mad. We are all coming to see you tomorrow. Mum has bought you a cake. We will all be thinking about you as always. I love you.
    Sharon. xxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — March 31, 2007 @ 22:04

  405. Happy Birthday Scrag.

    I love you


    Comment by Jackie — April 1, 2007 @ 08:25

  406. Happy Birthday Kraig,
    Just to let you know all your kids are fine and happy, your Dad is improving at GOLF? net hole in one yesterday Kraig?? will never hear the last of it.

    Have a very special day mate, you will be in thoughts today Kraig as you always are.

    Love and Miss you always.

    Happy Birthday to a special nephew
    In our hearts and prayers forever

    Uncle Noel & Auntie Bernie

    Comment by noel — April 1, 2007 @ 08:38

  407. Happy Birthday
    dont know what youll be doin but i bet youll be enjoying yourself one way or another
    take care
    and dont do anything we wouldnt have done !

    Comment by mark wild — April 1, 2007 @ 09:33

  408. happy birthday kraig, love from karen lauren and ella xXx

    Comment by karen — April 1, 2007 @ 09:44

  409. To dad happy birthday i hope you are ok. i am missing you but i know you are always here. love you lodes.
    from vikki xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by Vikki — April 1, 2007 @ 10:18

  410. Happy Birthday Uncle Kraig!

    Love Thom xx

    Comment by Thom — April 1, 2007 @ 10:27

  411. Happy 31st birthday Uncle Kraig I love you lots. Today might be a hard day for some people but when I think of you I can’t help but smile hehe

    Comment by Bekki — April 1, 2007 @ 10:43

  412. Happy birthday little brother.
    You are Im our thoughts as always. We love you and miss you so much.
    Sharom Mark Alex Jacob Ollie. xxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sharon — April 1, 2007 @ 12:33

  413. hiya mate, happy birthday still hasn’t sunk in completely yet that i can’t just nip round to see ya… its weird see ya soon

    Comment by darryl — April 1, 2007 @ 16:21

  414. Well came up to see you earlier, didnt want to be seen as a mythering git so came up on my own. God it was cold up there today but very fresh. I know you were there m8. Wll its yet another birthday Kraig, again one you should be spending with us. I dont ever think I will get over you not being here now Kraig. Whist you were on this earth you were a great friend, not long enougth to be honest but I feel you are still about watching over us all………

    Do miss you very, very much m8…….

    Comment by dave — April 1, 2007 @ 20:05

  415. haapybofday lovyou lodsfromsamxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by sam — April 3, 2007 @ 19:57

  416. Ello m8y, can you please send me a bucket of patients ??? Losing my rag with this car now. Rant over…………

    Comment by dave — April 11, 2007 @ 12:57

  417. Hi Scrag!

    Lynice gave me your Bredbury Modelsport sweatshirt and your wedding tie last week. I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me!

    As soon as I got it, nature took over and I had to smell it – it was you!

    I love you so much and having something personal to you makes you so close.

    Jackie xxx

    Comment by Jackie — April 16, 2007 @ 11:51

  418. We appreciate and would like to thank everyone for all of your messages to Kraig and our family and we are aware that you are still visiting the site but often can’t find the words to express how you are feeling.

    Therefore, after a lot of consideration, we have decided to set up a different website ‘Dedicated to Kraig Garland’ @ You will still be able to leave comments either for Kraig or about the posts on the new site, where we will be letting you know what Lynice, the children, family and friends are doing. Obviously there will be tributes to Kraig on his birthday, anniversaries etc….

    We need to reassure you that this ‘Book of Condolence’ website will NOT be deleted and will stay available for you to read anytime.

    Jackie and I would also like to thank Mike Little for the use of his webspace to enable us to create Kraig’s ‘Book of Condolence’.

    Once again….Thank you and we look forward to seeing you over at ‘Dedicated to Kraig Garland’.

    Comment by Graham and Jackie — April 17, 2007 @ 15:13

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