Thursday, June 30, 2005

Mark McCurdy

hey guys...

i just thought i would let you know that mark mccurdy died this week. i know he was a few years ahead of us in school, so you might not remember him very well, but those of you who were in chorus would probably remember sarah mccurdy, his twin sister. his death was not unexpected...he had been living with a ventilator and feeding tube for the last few weeks, and i think his body just finally gave up. he had muscular dystrophy since birth, and wasn't expected to live to age 20, so it was a blessing for his famlily that they had him in their lives as long as they did. anyway, i thought you might want to know in case you knew mark or his family. the obituary is in the herald today - visitation is tomorrow evening and the funeral is on saturday. please keep their family in your prayers.


Blogger GingerSnap said...

Thank you so much for posting. The McCurdy's went to our church, and I knew both Mark and Sarah. I will be praying for the family.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

i went to the visitation tonight and there were some nice flowers from your family, tk. at least i think it was you....your name was spelled "tereasa kelly" (even though your parents' name was spelled right)! it was a nice visitation...quite a few people from mark's graduating class were there. i saw sarah, terri calta, jon van wyk (they both moved away in hs, so i'm not sure any of you would remember either of them, but they were also neighbors of mine, along with mccurdys), tina hugen (& baby!), a very pregnant julie greenhalgh, jen shrader (& husband & baby!), and matt zavacki (& wife!). really weird to see all those people with their families and stuff. it felt a bit like a hs reunion, only not for my class...and not quite so upbeat. for the most part, people were pretty happy, though, and ready to celebrate mark's life. it was cool because they had a lot of stuff out (sort of like at a graduation party) and one thing mark had filled out when he was very young and it had 3 wishes on it... and he had done all 3 of them in his short lifetime. it was neat to be able to celebrate that even during a sad time.

10:45 PM  

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