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Kris Burns, UK (#46591580)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Hi, my name is Kris Burns (nee Ockenden)

I was born & raised in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, SE England, & now live in the NW of England.

I am tracing our family tree, & I am interested in the following surnames:
OCKENDEN, MUSK, PYLE, POTTER, OSBORNE, JEX & KIRBY. (no matter where they are in the world!)

My late Father died of cancer, & his wish was to be cremated & his ashes scattered at sea. I did this for him, but felt sad that I did not have a place to go to remember him, until a friend told me about this site! I now feel, so much happier, and can visit him when ever I feel the need.
I have also started to add other deceased relatives, such as my Grand Parents, who I have linked to other family relatives as well. Sadly, I live too far away from their graves to visit.

I am also interested in Manchester United FC,
(The Busby Babes) & The BEACH BOYS
(Carl Wilson & Dennis Wilson) who's graves I have visited, via this excellent web site.

A BIG THANK YOU, to everyone who visits my family & friends on this memorial site. Your tokens mean a lot to me. I try to say thank you to each of you, but sometimes you may be over looked. Please forgive me.


Words cannot explain my gratitude to my new friends,
* Jean from Atoka, OK, for sponsoring my Father & Mother's memorials.
* Nora Ann, for sponsoring my little Sammie's memorial.
* Ronald & Janice for sponsoring my cousin Alistair Musk's memorial.
* Debra Felger,from Ohio, USA, for sponsoring my husband's little Aunt - Freda Ann Burns, and my Great Aunt Jo Ockenden's memorials.
* Deb for sponsoring my Godfather, William Musk's memorial.
* Purple-Lady for sponsoring my grandparents Charles & Sarah Ockenden, my Aunt Vi & Uncle George Frost & Kookie, our much loved guinea pig.
* Nancy Murray for sponsoring Binky, my daughter's much loved rabbit.

If your wondering who to visit;
*Charles Henry Ockenden was my Father
*Daisy Florence Musk Ockenden was my Mother.
*Sammie Ockenden Phillips was my third child, who I sadly miscarried.
*Charles Henry Ockenden II my paternal Grandfather.
*Sarah Pyle Ockenden my paternal Grandmother.
*William Elijah Musk my maternal Grandfather.
*Florence Amelia Potter Musk my maternal Grandmother.
*William Henry Musk my Uncle & God Father, his wife *Olive Jemima Cobb Musk & their son, my cousin *Alistair Patrick Musk
*Jo Ockenden my Great Aunt.
From there you can follow the links to other family members.

On my waunderings I found this:


I dedicate that to all those here on FAG, who I will probably never meet, but who have been like dear friends, when I've needed them most.
A simple token left for your loved ones, is so up lifting! You never feel alone, and know that others also know & share feelings of deep sadness & loss.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness;
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: It does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street
and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go....from that body to be free.
Remember you're not're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
ęCopyright 1998-2008
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* For You Kris On St. Pat's Day *
May green be the grass you walk on. May blue be the skies above you. May pure be the joys that surround you.

May your home be bright with cheer. May your cares all disappear. May contentment come your way. And may laughter fill your day.
Hugs - Ruth

Added by purple-lady on Mar 17, 2015 7:57 AM
RE: Daisy Ockenden
Hi Kris, it was my pleasure to leave an Anniversary token for Daisy & I was glad that I was also able to be on-line for that event.

Take care & thanks for your nice MSG.
Added by purple-lady on Mar 14, 2015 11:07 AM
* Christmas Greetings *
Kris, may your treasures this Christmas, be a home full of laughter, memories & happiness, friendships rekindled & hearts filled with joy.

Best regards to you & yours this wondrous day.
Added by purple-lady on Dec 25, 2014 1:13 PM
I whish you a Merry Christmas and happy New Year, most of all a good health.

Would like to know if you are well at the time.

Sending you a lot of greetings from good old Bavaria.
Erwin from Germany
Added by Erwin on Dec 23, 2014 3:33 PM
Maggie O
Hi Kris
I've noticed you've left virtual flowers at the graves of several of my kin, great grandfather etc at St Mary's Cemetery, Fulton NY. Was wondering if you are related. I have a friend whose been cleaning the stones for me this summer and have added new photos to their find a grave memorials

Maggie O'Brien
Added by Maggie O on Sep 08, 2014 7:01 AM
Needs flowers
Dear Kris, My Find A Grave husband MYEY lost her husband unexpectedly in May. I would be grateful if you (and your friends) would leave him some flowers. His name is Michael Yost and was from Texas, Find A Grave Memorial# 129988417. Despite her recent loss, MYEY honored my mother-in-law Isabelle Roddenbery on her August 6 birthday, which touched me deeply. Many thanks, Janice
Added by Tigress on Aug 10, 2014 7:59 AM
Please keep my family in your prayers following the loss of my uncle Franklin Rogers, who passed away yesterday from cancer. If you have time I would appreciate virtual flowers for his Find A Grave memorial 128627148. I am very blessed to have my friends on this site. Thank you,
Added by Cadmus on Apr 28, 2014 12:23 PM
* Happy Easter *
Hi Kris, stopping by for a quick "Hello" and to wish you a Blessed Easter. SMILES!
Added by purple-lady on Apr 19, 2014 11:06 PM
Charles R. & Donna Lindstedt
Hi - I just wanted to stop by and THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by and leaving flowers for my dear parents. Your kind thoughtfulness is very deeply appreciated. God bless you.
Added by Evangelineღ on Mar 27, 2014 7:54 AM
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Kris, I was so touched by your Alzheimer's poem that I cried. I am loosing my best friend of a lifetime to that dreadful condition. She is in a wonderful home in Atlanta and receives the best care 24/7 but she no longer remembers me and her family does not encourage visits. I suspect she will live several more years but she is lost to me forever and I feel it keenly. There are so many people in our retirement community with that condition and not the funds for special care. The spouse is literally killing him/herself trying to take care of them. Sorry to vent but you will understand how that dreadful disease destroys so much. Nancy
Added by nancy murray on Mar 11, 2014 10:25 AM
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