I wrote a little about my dad on my blog here.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Just a few of those that have expressed their condolences. Thank you to all who have expressed words of love and kindness. Our dad, husband and grandfather was one of a kind, his love and concern for others will be missed. I've captured some of the words of condolence from the Herald Journal Obituary and from the Nelson Mortuary Tribute page and some personal email and Facebook comments. Bob
Brian Olsen and family
I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You and John were always so kind to me and such wonderful people. What blessing to know that Families are Forever!
Alison (Pat's niece)
Karl,Lisa Shupe & family
Warmest regards, Reid and Carla Cuthbert
Paul and Kim Badger
Our thoughts go out to you at this time of loss.
Our hearts are with you. Scott had his life enriched by his associations with your dad and the whole family in his teenage years and beyond. We love you all.
Scott and Vickie Craw & family
I always had the greatest respect and admiration for your dad, and your mom, growing up in the Logan 10th Ward. He always had such a ready smile and a warmth that made you feel important. May the peace of the comforter be with all your family now and always. Jan Craw Cain and the Wayne Craw family
I was sorry to learn of your father's passing. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but I have heard so much about him from others. It sounds like he passed on a lot of his character (and his humor) to his children. That is his best legacy.
Shari Mortenson Nyman
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to Bob and the rest of the Emmett family. I only met John a couple times over the past few years during the traditional peach ice cream feed prior to LOTOJA. He was always a gracious host to me and all the qwirky cyclists who invaded his home each September. My sympathy and best wishes to the whole family. May God bless you all at this tender time.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family at this sad time.
Frank and Jean Kenyon
Dear Norda, We were so sad to read of John's passing and send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Sincerely, Patt Bindrup and Sydna Harris
John was certainly a special person and one thought of highly by Wilson Motor Employees and Owners.
Clair, Chris and your friends at Wilson Motor Company.
WILSON MOTOR COMPANY
We are sorry to hear of your dad's passing. In reading the article and obituary, we can tell that he led a full and honorable life. What a wonderful heritage he produced and legacy he has created. You are truely blessed to have such a great family. You all will be in our prayers.
Mark and Leslie Dougherty
PS: Now I know from where you got your wit!
With love and support,
Paul & Mychele Barlow
Melissa Hickman Love beyond all measure for Uncle John!!!
Scott-Lael Jaggi Sorry to hear of your loss. Good for him to be able to move on and wait for all his loved ones. I lost Dad a year ago this wednesday. Bitter Sweet...miss him but happy he has graduated from this life and all its struggles. Time heals....hope things go well for you and your family during this time.
Craig Allen Vanus My condolences Bob...May God bless and comfort your family at this time of sweet sadness...
Patti Jo McDonald Dilworth Bishop, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I could tell he was a good man from all of the things that you shared about him. I hope heaven's blessings are with you and your family at this time. Take care, Patti and Don Dilworth
Steven Etter I'm sorry to hear the news.
Daniel Rasmussen Bob, our love to you and your family. Dan & Shauna
Mychele McFarland Barlow Paul & I send our thoughts, prayers and love to the Emmett family. Phil Mettra Bob, my prayers are with you and your family. God Speed.
Brad Palmer Our thoughts are with you. Brad and Heidi
Donna Harris Vidmar Peter and I send our love and prayers. Bob, you are his legacy. Knowing you let's us know what kind of a man your father was. Alma 48:17-18.
Vickie Ralphs Munson Steve and I send our heartfelt love to all....God Bless.
Joni Turner Corbin Bob- Our love goes out to you and your sweet family. Dan and I offer our sincere condolences. We miss you!
Lynette Luis My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember hearing so many great stories about him...my heart goes out to you.
Karen Olson Mickelson Bills Oh Bob, so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in our prayers!!!
Chris Halloran I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Tashina Etter I am sorry to hear about Grandpa Emmett. He was such a kind man and always had the best blog comments. I will keep your mother and family in my prayers.
Sue Sutherland Lunt So sorry for your loss. We send our love & thoughts to you & your family. Chris & Sue
Jill Lutz I feel the tenderness in your words. How wonderful that you've had such a great father! You're continuing his legacy.
Chris Bauer What a great man. My sympathies for your family's loss.
Robert Spencer Cahoon I don't know your dad but knowing you and your family tells me he is a good man and will be missed in this mortal life.
Michelle Cotter Goodale Bob, I'm sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I've enjoyed reading your posts as you have talked about the tender moments you have had with him over the last several weeks. Even in those short comments I could feel your love for him. I hope you and your family will be comforted and strengthened during this coming week.
Susan Polley Redford Sorry to hear about your dad and grandpa! Oh but what a life well lived and a great family legacy he has left. Love to all of you at this difficult time. We miss you.
Aaron Clark Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It sounds like your dad's life was truly one worthy of celebration.
Teresa Springer Anderson Sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about him. Sounds like he was an incredible blessing in your life.
Tara Stimbert Poulsen So, so, sorry to hear. I lost my dad in April. It stinks but honestly if it weren't for the gospel and the knowledge that we have I think it would have been so much harder. Your dad sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing.
Matt Lockhart What a beautiful tribute to your father. I hope you, your mother, and your family are blessed with peace at this time.
Bob Emmett Our family sure appreciates the kind words. Here's a link to the local on-line daily report on dad. http://tinyurl.com/2f4psym
Scott McDougle Nicely done Bob. Very uplifting. Our prayers are with you.
Megan Stayner Bunch Thank you so much for the wonderful tribute and for the wonderful way you have shared him with us all these past weeks. I feel as if I know him...and what an amazing legacy he has left in you and yours.
Deanna Catalano- Rumsey Bishop Emmett, I am sorry for your loss. Comforting he is going home. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Ann Arnold Dimas Bobby -- I never met your Dad -- but I met you and if he is the one who taught you to be who you are he is a special person!! We love you and are sorry for your earthly loss, but believe and hope in forever. We send our best wishes and love to you and your family!
John Raser So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. From all that you shared with me about him, he was quite a man.
April Barrett I am thinking about you and your family Bob. It sounds like your dad was an awesome guy and you have lots of good memories to reflect on. Hang in there!
Robb Lifferth The best indication of how a man lived his life is to see the family they have raise. If that is the case, it is obvious he was a good man!
Carol Dorius Deese Nice article! What a tribute to Uncle John.
Carol Dorius Deese Thanks,Bob. Hugs, love,Carol
Sandy McDougle So sorry to hear about that Bob.
Beverly Beckstead Rice That is a wonderful article about a great life! Our thoughts are with you.
Here are a few more comments regarding dad from kind and wonderful friends and family - Jake
Hello Jake. I just heard the news of your father's passing. He was a wonderful man and played such an important part in my life. I so looked up to him as my bishop and count myself fortunate to have rubbed shoulders with him. May the Lord's blessing be with you and your family at this time. - Bruce Gardner
Jake, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with your Dad at Logan Hospital. He always called me "Tammy" and would give me a hug. Life long friends of the McMurdie Family as well. I adored Dr. Emmett. I feel so blessed to have known such a great Doctor. He was a true gentle giant, and a great man of the Lord. Neil and I send our deepest sympathy to your family and to your wonderful Mom. - Tamara L. McMurdie
Your family did a great job in honoring and remembering a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. I have very fond memories of the times I spent at the Emmett house and with the Emmett family. Take care! - Larry Williams
There's no where else I rather be today then celebrating Uncle John's life with everyone I love, see you all soon!!!! P.S. this may sound strange but some of the sweetest celebration memories are at the Logan cemetery!!! - Melissa Hickman
I agree with Melissa the Logan Cemetery is full of wonderful memories. I had a private Emmett moment last night as I had curry for dinner. AAHHHH - Heather Hickman
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