Sunday, April 9, 2006

Donovan "Nova" Zane LeClair

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Mr. Whaley (sp?) at McEwen Funeral Home wrote up the obituary. He was pretty impressed with the fact that so many people have gotten so involved in Nova's life, especially in the online world. (I'm not sure what he meant when he said "internet pay chain" ...) He told us that he's been blessed through his experience with us, and our experiences. All I know is that I'm so impressed with how peronally he has taken our son's arrangements. He's been wonderful.

He called earlier today to tell me that he had Nova ready and that if we'd like to come spend some time with him, we could. We declined. I held him as he died. We said our goodbyes, let him know how proud we were of him and how brave we thought he was. Now I want to remember him as the baby in this picture. I just couldn't go back and see him the way he looked after he died.


  1. Erin, I posted the lyrics to a song I wrote many years ago when a baby boy named Logan died a tragic death. I played it tonight on my piano in memory of Nova. I posted the lyrics and a link to the music on my blog ... maybe you might get some solace from reading/listening to the song. Maybe not. Just wanted to let you know that they're there.

  2. . . . .still so very much in all our hearts, minds, thoughts and prayers. . .


    and as always:

    . . .peace. . .

  3. It is hard to say something when you don't really know what to say. The obituary is beautiful. I am so very happy that he gets to go to Baby Land with Alexis. And I completely understand where you're coming from. Remember the sweet, smiling baby that was Nova.

    love you,

  4. Erin, that truly is a beautiful obituary. They did a good job for him, and I'm glad that you chose them to handle the arrangements. As always, we continue to send you love and strength.

  5. Erin,
    I'm just horrible at these things, I never feel as if I'm saying the right things... I'm keeping you and yours in my thoughts.