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Memorial created 03-28-2006 by
Patty Quemin
Alex Quemin
April 13 1982 - February 1 2006

MY SUPER SAYAYIN

  MY SORROW IS SO WIDE

I CANNOT SEE ACROSS IT;

AND SO DEEP I SHALL NEVER

REACH THE BOTTOM OF IT.

WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM MAY NOT DIE, BY MAY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. (Jn. 3:16)  

FATHER, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMEND MY SPIRIT!. Luke (22:14-23:56)

O'HANNA means FAMILY. FAMILY means no one got left behind or forgotten.

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Alex Quemin, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website.

Please sign Alex's guest book and let us know you came to visit, also you can see this pictures. We will remember Alex forever.

At the same time, we want to say "Thank you for all you that already signed the guestbook for your beautiful thoughts about our beloved Alex".

This the story of a young man who makes others happy and loves to much, but as his own words he forgot to make himself happy.

Alex was the youngest son of Patty Quemin. He was a beautiful baby. He learned how read at the age of 2 years old. Alex was always an A plus student. His elementary education was completed at Externado de San Jose, Jesuit Company Catholic School. Alex was a happy young boy.

When the family emigrated to US. Alex attended Bayside High School in Queens, NY. Alex demonstrated again that he was an excellent student and got various awards and scholarships. In his internships at the Dr. Lipke's office in Manhattan, he decided to became a dentist. He learned the practice with Dr. Lipke and became an excellent assistant since 2000 to the day when he went to the Lord.

His first language was Spanish. He spoke english since the very young age. Alex had the initiate and ability to learn very quickly. He was always curious and loves read. After he completed the High School. Alex was a student at Hunter College in Manhattan, NY. He wanted to attend Columbia University NY, and become a dentist.

Alex was affectionate, compasionate, kind and lovely, a good son, brother and friend. I knew that he was so special. Alex was gone on 2/1/2006 and left a path of pain and sorrow in the heart of his mother Patty and his brothers Danny, Marlon and Chris, relatives and friends.

Alex is forever 23 years. You will never be forgotten. with all my love, Your Ma'

THE DRAGONFLY HISTORY.

By D. Stickney

Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond.

They did notice that every once in awhile one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more.

"Look!" said one of the water bugs to another. "one of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?" Up, up, up it slowly went....Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn't return... "That's funny!" said one water bug to another. "Wasn't she happy here?" asked a second... "Where do you suppose she went?" wondered a third. No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled.

Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony, gathered its friends together. "I have an idea". "The next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk must promise to come back and tell us where he or she went and why." "We promise", they said solemnly. One spring day, not long after, the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up, he went. Before he knew what was happening, he had broke through the surface of the water and fallen onto the broad, green lily pad above.

When he awoke, he looked about with surprise. He couldn't believe what he saw. A startling change had come to his old body. His movement revealed four silver wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled, he felt an impulse to move his wings...The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body. He moved his wings again and suddenly found himself up above the water. He had become a dragonfly!!

Swooping and dipping in great curves, he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere. By and by the new dragonfly lighted happily on a lily pad to rest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond. Why, he was right above his old friends, the water bugs! There they were scurrying around, just as he had been doing some time before.

The dragonfly remembered the promise: "the next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk will come back and tell where he or she went and why." Without thinking, the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away.

Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water... "I can't return!" he said in dismay.

"At least, I tried. But I can't keep my promise. Even if I could go back, not one of the water bugs would know me in my new body. I guess I'll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too. Then they'll understand what has happened to me, and where I went."

And the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air.......

Thank you God, for the story of the water bugs and the dragonflies.

Please remember ALEX who left the pond we live in...and remember me... his proud mom.

 

1/23/2006

"I'M FREE"

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard Him calling me. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.

Oh yes, these things I will miss too. But not a burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.

GOD WANTED ME NOW: HE SET ME FREE!!!!!

 

Christmas Tree Lighting 2005--Alex and Christine

  MISSING GRADUATE SPRING 2006.

Parents' happy faces all around me, with a glow from within, pomp and circumstance is playing, Now the program will begin. The graduates are lined up. They are coming down the aisle, Some have serious faces, yet some have a little smile.

I look down the aisle, hoping for your face to come into sight. This is your class, It was to be your graduation night. All the graduates pass by, but none of them are you. A tug of my heart tells me, You are not here - your death is true. God called you home...

I wanted you here in such a bad way. Looking into your classmates' faces. Do they recall you, missing this day? Memories, sweet memories, Now fill my mind and heart. There will be no golden tassel, This day for my Sweetheart. The class is Oh! So happy, this isn't the time to be blue.

Now I must go shake a hand, and get a hug or two.

(Author Unknown)

 

Three brothers Marlon, Chris and Alex June /04

  To Where you are

John Groban

 

Who can say for certain?
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memories so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be

That you are my forever love
And you are watching over me from up above?

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile

If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream?
And isn't faith believing?
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me
Everyday

'Cause you are my forever love
Watching me from up above
And I believe that angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile

If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

I know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

 

“I SEE YOU, HONEY, IN A WHILE” 

 

1/23/06

   WORDS OF ST. MONICA'S SOUL TO ST. AUGUSTINE

If you love me, do not weep. If only you knew the gift of God and what heaven is! If only you could hear the angel's song from where you are and see me among them! If only you could see before your eyes the eternal fields with their horizons, and the new paths in which I walk! If only you could contemplate for one moment the Beauty that I see. Beauty before which all others fail and fade.

 Why do you who saw me and loved me in the land of shadows, why do you think you will not see me and love me again in the land of unchanging realities? Believe me, when death breaks your chains as it has broken mine, when on the day chosen by God, your reaches Heaven where I have preceded you, then you will see her who loved you and still loves you.

You will find her heart the same, her tenderness even purer than before. God forbid, that on entering a happier life, I should become less loving, unfaithful to the memories and real joys of my other life. You will see me again transfigured in ecstasy and happiness, no longer waiting for death, but even hand in hand with you, walking in the new paths of light and life, slaking my thirst to the full at the feet of God, from a fount of which one never tires, and which you will come to share with me. Wipe away your tears, and, if you love me truly, weep no more.

My dear baby Alex: I believe you are with the Lord and waiting for me. Meanwhile, I know where you are, in the winds, in the daylight, in the moon, in Heaven and in my HEART.

Rest in peace my beloved son

 

Flaco's Castle

   " I CAN'T SMILE WITHOUT YOU" By BARRY MANILOW

You know I can't smile without you I can't smile without you I can't laugh and I can't sing I'm finding it hard to do anything You see I feel sad when you're sad I feel glad when you're glad If you only knew what I'm going through I just can't smile without you

You came along just like a song And brighten my day Who would of believed that you where part of a dream Now it all seems light years away And now you know I can't smile without you I can't smile without you I can't laugh and I can't sing I'm finding it hard to do anything You see I feel sad when your sad I feel glad when you're glad If you only knew what I'm going through I just can't smile

Now some people say happiness takes so very long to find Well, I'm finding it hard leaving your love behind me And you see I can't smile without you I can't smile without you I can't laugh and I can't sing I'm finding it hard to do anything You see I feel glad when you're glad I feel sad when you're sad If you only knew what I'm going through I just can't smile without you....

 

My handsome baby !!!!

 I DID NOT DIE!!!! (

American Native Poem) Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I did not die.

You are needed by those around you family, relatives and friends and those in need. I am not there, I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am in the sunlight on ripened grain I am a diamond's glint on snow.

I am the soft star that shines at night I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken up in the morning hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.

Do not stand in my grave & cry, I am not there, I did not die.

 

1/23/06

  "HURT"

by Christina Aguilera

Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face You told me how proud you were but I walked away If only I knew what I know today I would hold you in my arms I would take the pain away

Thank you for all you've done Forgive all your mistakes There's nothing I wouldn't do To hear your voice again. Sometimes I want to call you but I know you won't be there I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do And I've hurt myself by hurting you. Some days I feel broke inside but I won't admit. Sometimes I just want to hide 'cause it's you I miss You know it's so hard to say goodbye when it comes to this Would you tell me I was wrong? Would you help me understand? Are you looking down upon me? Are you proud of who I am?

There's nothing I wouldn't do To have just one more chance To look into your eyes and see you looking back I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do And I've hurt myself If I had just one more day, I would tell you how much that I've missed you since you've been away

Oh, it's dangerous It's so out of line to try to turn back time I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do And I've hurt myself By hurting you......

 My dear Flaco:

If tears could bring a stairway, and memories a lane,I'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.

Death leave a heartache, no one can heal; Love leave memories, no one can steal.

 

  IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEL

by Sara Mclachan

 Spend all your time waiting For that second chance For a break that would make it okay Theres always one reason To feel not good enough And its hard at the end of the day I need some distraction

Oh beautiful release Memory seeps from my veins Let me be empty And weightless and maybe Ill find some peace tonight In the arms of an angel Fly away from here From this dark cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie You're in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort there

So tired of the straight line And everywhere you turn Theres vultures and thieves at your back And the storm keeps on twisting You keep on building the lie That you make up for all that you lack It dont make no difference

Escaping one last time Its easier to believe in this sweet madness oh This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees In the arms of an angel Fly away from here From this dark cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie

You're in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort there Youre in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort here

 

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Mad World lyrics

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Goin' nowhere, goin' nowhere
Their tears are fillin' up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dyin'
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world

Children waitin' for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sits and listen, sits and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
[. From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/t/tears-for-fears-lyrics/mad-world-lyrics.html .]
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson?
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dyin'
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dyin'
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world
A raunchy young world
Mad world


 

 

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