Rodney Heath
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rodney Heath who was born in  Newfoundland,Canada on November 15, 1974 and died  on February 12, 2004 at the age of 29. We will remember him forever.  Rodney was a gentle hearted young man who loved his family,  and his friends. He had a passion for music and taught himself how to play the guitar. Rodney was fun to be with, he loved telling jokes and laughing, but he was also bright, sensitive, and kind, understanding, a good listener, and always willing to help others if he could.
The lives of those who loved him and are left behind  to make sense of this tragedy will never be the same. Words can never  fully describe the person he was, but if you had known Rodney, he would have touched your life in a way that you would never forget, just as we will never ever forget him. He will always be in our hearts alive, and part of us. We miss him and this site is to honor his memory, not the way he died, but the way he lived.   Rodney, we love you!
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Tributes and Condolences
Christmas 2011   / Mom And Dad (parents)
Angel Tears at Christmas . God sends His lovely angel tears To us this time of year They float and tumble through the air And send out Christmas cheer. Each flake He sends is special From out of wintry skies They paint a pretty picture To soothe ou...  Continue >>
Birthday  / Deborah Giles (Friend)
I thought of you many times throughout the day yesterday.... with love and fond memories.
Happy Birthday!!!   / Mom &. Dad (Parents)
How do you say “Happy Birthday” to a son that’s no longer here? Who was also a friend and brother whose presence is always near. Living without you from day to day is pain we all endure. But you are in a better place as for that we ...  Continue >>
Happy Birthday   / Deborah Giles (Friend)
Another birthday. I take this special day to remember with love a very special guy. I hold my memories close and hug you close to my spirit. When I look up at the stars tonight I will see them as heavenly birthday candles.
Happy Birthday!   / Mom &. Dad (parents)
For Rodney
Happy birthday dearest Rod
We miss you more than you could know.
We can never lose the bond we've had,
Though we've had to let you go.

We've missed the times we had with you,
Like going ski dooing an...  Continue >>
10 years ago  / Mom &. Dad (parents)    Read >>
Happy Heavenly Birthday Son!  / Mom &. Dad (parents)    Read >>
We still feel your Love  / Mom &. Dad (Parents)    Read >>
dream / Mom &. Dad (parents)    Read >>
Happy Birthday!  / Mom &. Dad (parents)    Read >>
Thanksgiving / Deborah Giles (Friend)    Read >>
St Pats Day  / Deborah Giles (friend)    Read >>
OUR MEMORIES  / MOm And Dad (parents)    Read >>
thinking of you ROD  / Cathy Morey (Aunt)    Read >>
Forget me not!  / MOM &. Dad (parents)    Read >>
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His legacy
Don't Judge Me  

Don't judge me for how I left this world

Remember the love I gave

A lot of grief will follow me

For the decision that I made.

 Changes appear in everyone's life

Some good some bad

The one I chose for myselfMade

 everyone very sad. But in time the memories

will heal the hurt of hearts

And my presence will be felt by all

With an inner peace.

 Remember me when the sun is bright

And laughter fills the airAnd a moonlit night

 and a whisper of windWill tell you I am there.

Don't look down on my family

Or fill their hearts with blame

For my leaving them without good-byes

Has left them so much pain.

 If I could go back in time

I would say a last good-bye

I would tell them to look to tomorrow

And for me please do not cry.XX

A Mother's Tribute  

Our son, Rodney, became an angel
on February 12th 2004

I shall never forget that sad evening.
I received a knock on the door.
From the moment I spoke to the police officer,
my life has never been the same at all.

It took me forever to accept what
I knew that I could not believe.
I became a mother going through motions,
but I'll never learn how to grieve.

No one could tell me how to live my life
when my precious son was gone.
I'd never see his smiling face again.
Oh the days are hard & the nights long!

I'd never again hear his beautiful laughter.
Or tell him how much he was loved.
Oh I live without my dear precious son ...
who now lives in the Heaven's above.

Oh every time the door opens or the phone rings,
I pray it's an end to this nightmare!
I just wish that my son could come home ...
Spreading his love & charm everywhere!

Oh yes, he was loved by everyone he knew.
No one was a stranger that he ever met!
He would do about anything to help others.
A face of friendship he'd never forget.

He has a personality to win anyone's heart.
Oh I've heard so many people say.
He touched the lives of those he met in life ...
As he made friends all along the way.

Oh yes he was a special & precious son.
Who touches my heart in his way.
For he knows that
I will never be whole again ...
For a part of me left with him that day!

And as I think of him this moment.
As I do everyday waking day.
I long for that part of me
to hear his voice...
And hug him in a Mom's own way!

God won't you Please, Kiss my Angel Goodnight

This memorial site was created
out of all the Love
I have for my son.
I wanted to do something very special for Rodney;
So, I started making the Memorial site
so that Rodney's memory would live on forever.

A Mother's greatest fear after losing
a child is that others will forget them.

For all who knew Rodney and for those who never got the chance,
Please take a few moments and visit My son,
Rodney Heath

'Twas the night before Christmas and I dreaded the days,
That I knew I was facing - the holiday craze.
The stores were all filled with holiday lights,
In hopes of drawing customers by day and by night.

As others were making their holiday plans,
My heart was breaking - I couldn't understand.
I had lost my dear child a few years before,
And I knew what my holiday had in store.

When out of nowhere, there arose such a sound,
I sprang to my feet and was looking around,
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash

The sight that I saw took my breath away,
And my tears turned to smiles in the light of the day.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a cluster of butterflies fluttering near.
With beauty and grace they performed a dance,
I knew in a moment this wasn't by chance.

The hope that they gave me was a sign from above,
That my child was still near me and that I was loved.
The message they brought was my holiday gift,
And I cried when I saw them in spite of myself.

As I knelt closer to get a better view,
One allowed me to pet it - as if it knew -
That I needed the touch of its fragile wings,
To help me get through the holiday scene.

In the days that followed I carried the thought,
Of the message the butterflies left in my heart -
That no matter what happens or what days lie ahead,
Our children are with us - they're not really dead.

Yes, the message of the butterflies still rings in my ears,
A message of hope - a message so dear.
And I imagined they sang as they flew out of sight,
'To all bereaved parents - We love you tonight!'
When I'm Gone  


When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.

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Rodney's Photo Album
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