|Kris Burns, UK (#46591580)|
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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:
AS I LIVE EACH DAY, MAY I DO MY PART
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND TOUCH ONE HEART
EACH DAY IT IS MY GOAL TO BRING SMILES AND
LAUGHTER INTO A SOUL.
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.
LETTER FROM HEAVEN
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 you....in 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 going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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|Kathie||Chris Burns in St. Louis|
I saw that you leave every year for him. We have finally posted a picture of this headstone. I realize that it is not 'spelled' correctly. but the dates match. The monument people probably got it wrong.
Added by Kathie on Nov 07, 2013 7:07 PM
|shining water||James Russell Burns|
I saw your flower message on the link for my Grandpa (James Russell Burns). thank you.
Karen Hawkins Bishop Barrett (Mother Virginia Burns daughter of JR)
central Florida, USA
Thank you, Kris, for visiting my brother. It is so apreciated.
I also have a Sammie, my 16 year old son!
Again, thank you.
Love, Rosie ~♥~
Added by Rosie on Sep 15, 2013 6:23 AM
|Lorna ||THANK YOU|
I want to thank you very much for leaving the lovely token for my father. It meant so much to know he is remembered. Wishing you and your family all the best.
Your Find A Grave friend,
Added by Lorna on Sep 14, 2013 9:38 PM
|Tigress||Thinking of you|
Dear Kris, Please excuse me for being a bit tardy in honoring your beloved father on his Angel Day. I'm in Omaha, Nebraska (the absolute middle of the USA) visiting my nephew, and I just now checked my email and Find A Grave. I understand that this is a terribly difficult week for you, yet I hope and trust that you will find comfort in knowing that love never ends and that you will always carry your dear parents in your heart and soul, just as they continue to send you love and support from Paradise. Your sincere friend, Janice aka Tigress
Added by Tigress on Jul 15, 2013 4:53 PM
|Osiris||RE: Charles Ockenden...|
Dearest friend Kris; You're welcome sweetie, but there was no need at all for you to thank me for remembering your dear Dad's b-day. Visiting your wonderful family has always been a pleasure for me, for I regard them all as friends too. I know the coming days will be difficult for you. First your dear mom's b-day and then her angel day the very next day. Inevitably we re-live the last b-day and their last day on earth every year. But believe me, I will be praying for you and their souls as well. Say Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter for me. I know it already passed and you all had a wonderful time together. We are having some heat too here in Chicago. I just don't stay under the sun too much, because I "roast" rather quickly and get really bad headaches from the heat. So, I stay where is nice and fresh. Take care sweetie, and God bless you and your lovely family!!
Added by Osiris on Jul 15, 2013 2:17 PM
|Tigress||Sgt George Hogan|
Dear Kris, Thank you so very much for honoring the memory of my cousin George Hogan, who perished in a combat mission over the Pacific in WWII. Your token and message were especially meaningful. Although I never knew George, he was much beloved by my mother, sister and grandparents. Through the kindness of Find A Grave members such as you, his bravery and sacrifice are not forgotten. Janice aka Tigress
Added by Tigress on Jun 25, 2013 6:22 PM
|Tracey Marsh||george philip wort|
thankyou for leaving a candle for my grand father x
|Tracey Marsh||george philip wort|
thankyou for leaving a candle for my grand father x
Thank you for the Father's Day pic.
Added by Carley on Jun 16, 2013 6:47 PM
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