As we look to the new year, it's customary to look forward to the possibilities ahead of us and contemplate who we will become in the year ahead. But before we rush ahead into the future it is important for us to take time to pause and remember the people we lost in 2022. People that, in some cases, we only knew for a short time and were lucky enough to meet and in other cases, people we've known a lifetime.
At our annual Candle Lighting Ceremony this week, each of the names we read out loud was a light in the universe, a person that touched those around them and left a mark. We read these names aloud tonight to honor their family who miss them and to honor their memory and let them know that they are not forgotten. Each name is a person, a lifetime of adventures and memories and each person will be greatly missed...
Suzanne Roberts, Amber Blackwood, Jeff Finkelstein, Sally McMillan, Karrie Alan, Lawana Best, Halcyon MacKnight, Roslyn Singleton, Scott Blackwood, Barbara Gulick, Jayne Cluggish, Cheryl Martin, Rhonda Howell, Lisa Wohl.
And our Wind River furry friends Zoe and Merlin
Since our inception in 2007, we light candles and read all the names of Wind River alumni and friends who have passed and while the list grows longer, we cherish each friend and our memories. These friends above will be included in years to come.