David Richardson
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Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, David Allison Richardson.  David was born in Greenock, Scotland in the United Kingdom on November 19, 1981 and resided in Michigan for most of his life. He passed away on July 15, 2001 as the result of a car accident.  David was 19 years old when he left behind many who loved him. 

With my eyes I see you,

With my mind I think of you,

With my heart I love you,

With my arms I reach for you,

With my feet I walk with you,

With my voice I talk with you,

With my silence I remember you,

With my laughter I rejoice with you,

With my tears I long for you,

With my entire heart, body and soul-

I shall never forget you.

Author unknown

Miss me-but let me go.

For this is a journey
that we all must take,
And each must go alone,
It's all a part of the master plan
A step on the road home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows
in doing good deeds,
Miss me-but let me go.

Author Unknown 

Today is July 15, 2007.  David has been gone from our lives for 6 years.  Some days it seems like years since he was here with us, though the sorrow we feel is still so fresh and new.  I will miss my son and grieve for him until I draw my last breath on this earth.  He missed out on so much, the one thing that sticks in my mind the most is how he loved little children and could relate to them.  He has two nieces now that he never knew, what an awesome uncle he would have been.

Today we released balloons in honor of his memory and also a balloon for Nicole, the daughter of my friend.  Nicole died on July 16th, 2001.  I know that they are happy and whole now, and that someday we will see them again.  


On July 15, 2008 we released balloons in honor of David's 7th angelversary; and in honor of other loved ones we have lost.  We are making this a yearly tradition.  Pictured below is my granddaughter Allicen with the balloons we released.


July 15,2009   Once again we have released balloons to honor the passing of David.  It has been 8 years.  It seems like a lifetime ago since I last saw my precious son.  This year we released the balloons at my daughter's house.  My two granddaughters ( the nieces my son never got to know)  each released a handful of balloons.  Ally the oldest who is 5 asked me  "Will he catch them?"  and I said of course; for some reason it seemed important to her that he get them.  Ally and Mae watched the balloons float away until they were out of sight.   We went back in the house and aired up some for them to keep.  Ally asked if we could do it again so I filled a few more up and we went out and let them go also.

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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Happy 26th birthday David.   / Terri (Mom)
Today you would have turned 26 years old.  I remember the day you were born and I first held you in my arms.  You were such a precious baby.  You were also a good baby, you hardly ever cried.  I remember so much but I can hardly r...  Continue >>
Missing you   / Terri McNamara (mother)
My dearest son, David, It has been 17 years since you left us... I miss you every day. I long to hear your voice and hear your laughter. I wish you could know your precious nieces... they would love you and you would love them. I cannot wait ...  Continue >>
Memories are flooding back   / Pat Furgal (Friend of mom )
This is a beautiful site Terri! What an awesome tribute to David! The pics brought me back to the days you and I and our boys used to hang together - yep way back in the early 80's. I didn't realize that Chuck and David were only 6 months apart....  Continue >>
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY!   / Susan Huddleston (none)
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ((((((((((DAVID)))))))))  Celebrate with all of our Angels! (((((((((Family))))))))))  Please know that your Precious Angel is being remembered with you.  Be kind and gentle with you for him.  You are in m...  Continue >>
HAPPY HEVENLY BIRTHDAY DAVID   / Carol Angel Michael's Mom Carico
Holding you close in thoughts and prayers as we remember your Precious Angel David on his heavenly birthday. Pray the day goes peacefully for you and you receive many signs from your angel. A candle will burn in memory of your angel. Love & Hugs ...  Continue >>
praying for you  / Shirley Baer (none)    Read >>
In Loving Memory Of David  / Carol Carico (None)    Read >>
Grief can be tempered  / Mark Pendray (Friend of Mom )    Read >>
Joining you in this month of painful remembrance  / Charles Veitengruber     Read >>
Hi, Terri ~ we met on GROWW tonight!  / Diane Feeney ()    Read >>
"our empty hearts"  / Jan Lodes (grandmother)    Read >>
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His legacy
David Allison Richardson  

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.   Percy Bysshe Shelley 


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

It became evident at an early age that David was quite a ham.  He loved making people laugh.  He did impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger "I'll be back "  and of Steve Urkel "did I do that?"  He also did impressions of animals, he could snarl like a mountain lion and neigh like a horse.  When he was in the 5th grade, he was in the school talent show.  He did his impressions of Arnold and Steve.  When he did his impression of the mountain lion he stepped up to the microphone and snarled right into it.  I was sitting in the audience with his Aunt Tammy and in front of us were two elderly ladies.  They just about jumped out of their seats. (it was really loud).  Tammy and I just about fell out of our seats from laughing. 

David was also a very sensitive kid, although he would have denied it.  When he was about 6  or 7 years old he came into the house upset and crying.  He would not tell me why.  His little sister Gayle came in behind him and told me why.  In the eaves of our front porch there was a birds' nest with baby birds.  One of them had fallen from the nest and died.  It just broke his heart.

David loved spending time with his family.David was his little sisters protector.  When she was less than six months old, we were in church and a friend took Gayle to hold her.  He was outraged and demanded, "Give me back my baby."  Of course as they got older they had their sibling squabbles.  But he loved his little sister more than anything.

 David and his sister would spend a weekend with their Aunt Tammy.  They would go roller blading and go to movies.

David loved fishing.  I remember one time as a young teenager that he was fishing at the river at his Grandma and Grandpa Lodes' house.  He hooked a branch or something and ended up falling in the river.  He came up the bank sputtering and really mad and said, " I am never going fishing again!"  Of course, that did not last very long. 

David loved spending time with his Aunt Vicky.  She taught him all about rock music, Aerosmith, and David Lee Roth.  He liked to sing "Dude looks like  a lady"  Aunt Vicky also helped with Halloween costumes and turned him into a punk rocker one year.

David loved to be outdoors and one of the things that gave him the most pleasure was fishing.

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