Memorial created 12-27-2006 by
Traci Fernandes Henry
August 18 1960 - December 21 2006
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01-16-2007 6:50 PM -- By: Kathy Reimer, From: Arroyo Grande
We did not have the priveledge of knowing Dave but hearing from friends that did and what his beautiful wife has spoken of him he was obviously an amazing man who will be truly missed.
01-16-2007 1:11 AM -- By: Becky Li, From: OCC/Oakland
Dear Dr. Fernandes, I am so sorry to hear the lost of your beloved husband. With my deepest sympsyhy.
01-15-2007 11:03 PM -- By: Paul & Vicki Usavage, From: Arroyo Grande, CA
We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your little one in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you both.
01-15-2007 8:44 PM -- By: Kevin and Theresa Franks, From: Anaheim Hills, CA
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have so much to look forward to with the upcoming birth of your child. Dave will live on in him or her.
Kevin, Theresa, Alyssa and Brooke Franks
01-15-2007 6:17 PM -- By: Diana Silva, From: Hanford, CA
I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with you and Dave, but in the short amount of time we did spend together it was obvious you were extremely happy and in love. I did not have the privilege of knowing Dave as well as I had hoped too, but I know he was one lucky man to win the heart of such a beautiful person.
I still remember the first time I saw you with Dave. It was at your Uncle’s birthday party in Tipton. Of course, Dave stood out in the large crowd because he was so tall, but what stood out even more was the enormous smile on your face! With one look at you I could tell you were deeply in love.
My heart truly breaks for you and I wish I could take away your pain. I hope in the days ahead you will find strength in your memories of Dave. Remember, you need to be “seal team” and not just a baby seal, but now a mama seal! “Don’t give up, dig deeper, know your own abilities to achieve and carry through.”
I know when you look into the eyes of your child for the first time you will smile and love again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
01-15-2007 3:20 PM -- By: Melanie Von Burg, From: Oceano, CA
It is hard to believe that he is gone. Traci, I pray for you to find peace and joy in your baby. I am always here for you when you are ready. Love, Mel
01-13-2007 1:15 AM -- By: Joyce Fang Inouye and Darren Inouye, From: Santa Monica, CA
Words cannot express the how shocked and sorry we are to hear the news. Although we had never met Dave, from your profoundly written eulogy, we know that he was an amazing person with an incredible spirit.
Please take care and and know that we are praying for you and your little one.
Love, Joyce and Darren
01-12-2007 12:22 PM -- By: Jennifer & Michael Finerty, From: Davis, CA
We so badly want to take at least a piece of the pain that you must be enduring. While we cannot find proper words of comfort,we pray that your spirit remains strong and that your pregnancy stays protected. We pray that you are surrounded by love and support always. Fin and I are always here for you.
Your tribute to David reflects such beauty and love in your relationship. What a wonderful man.
Love--Jenn and Fin
01-12-2007 5:25 AM -- By: Stephen Salt, From: London
Although I never had the opportunity to meet David, I was deeply saddened to hear of his fatal accident. He sounds like a wonderful man, nephew, husband and friend. You know what they say about the good…. Our thoughts and prayers are with Traci, your unborn baby and his aunt and uncle in this very difficult time. Though the scar will aways be there, I pray that with time your bleeding heart will mend and help you deal with your loss.
01-12-2007 3:46 AM -- By: Kevin & Thuy Fortier, From: Buena Park, CA
Thuy and I were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Your eulogy gave us a glimpse at what an extraordinary man he was. Thank you for sharing your memories of him. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your child during this time of sorrow.
Your love for Dave is so deep and true. May his fire and spirit give you strength and carry through your time of grief.
With much love and sympathy,
Kevin & Thuy Fortier
01-12-2007 1:12 AM -- By: LuAnne Chang, From: Culver City, CA
Thank you for sending your exquisite Christmas card. I knew that it was from you the moment I saw your return address, even though I did not recognize the name! I sensed that someone had won your heart (and last name!) Then when I looked at your beautiful wedding picture, I felt the warmth and love between you and Dave.
Your tribute to Dave is amazing. Thank you for sharing your heart.
I can only imagine what you must be going through. I am very, very sorry. Please know that I am praying for you and precious baby.
01-11-2007 11:24 PM -- By: Mr. & Mrs Ed Hlopak, From: Galveston, TX
We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
01-11-2007 10:53 AM -- By: Rowena Roldan, From: OCC / Oakland Ca
Dear Dr. Fernandes,
I am so sorry and would like to express my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, Dave. I can only imagine how difficult this must have been for you. I wish you all the strength and I hope that the memories you built together will help you through this difficult time.
My fond respect to you and yours, Rowena
01-10-2007 2:14 AM -- By: Bill &, Rhonda Walker, Matt & Beki Morrison, From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Our hearts our heavy because of the loss of David. But we celebrate his glorious life. David's spirit and legacy of being an overcomer lives on, inspiring to achieve and push ourselves a little bit more.
01-09-2007 8:36 PM -- By: Tim Dumore, From: Winnipeg
I believe this makes me visitor 2081, which certainly says alot about how respected Dave must have been.
Traci, I just read your memorial that you wrote for Dave and would like to thank you for introducing him to those who did not know him. When I learned that you had met a special guy and were getting married, I was very happy for you. My hope was that I would get to met Dave at some ortho meeting and have a chance to get to know him a little, but I suppose your words are all that I'll have now...sure sounds like you were lucky to have met such a man.
That said, you are a special person yourself and must know that there are many of us out there who love you very much, whose thoughts are with you all day long. My only wish is that there were something that I could do to help your pain. Tim
01-09-2007 6:46 PM -- By: Sue O'Sullivan, From: Arroyo Grande
Your writing of your husband, love and friend was beautiful. It was from your heart and cannot help but touch all the hearts of those who read it.
We send our deepest sympathies to you at this time of great loss. You have been in our prayers since we learned of the accident and we will continue to pray for you and your child who God has already blessed with two such beautiful parents.
We wish you strenth and courage on your journey ahead - All our best, Sue & Rob
01-09-2007 5:40 PM -- By: Kasey Watson, From: Arroyo Grande
How deeply I feel for your wife,family and friends who will miss you dearly. It's all about the love.
01-09-2007 1:08 AM -- By: Deb Felker, From: Venus - Australia
Tracy, to you and your Baby!
For all I have known of you, the happiness finally came.........and there is more to come.
Right now, there is not a thing I can say but I love you as a friend, I miss you right now, and want you to call anytime you need some one else who can endeavor to make you laugh at such an appalling time.
To your colleagues who have always loved you , get all the strength you can from and with them.
We are all here for you Baby Buddles! Stay in touch.
Love Deb xxx
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01-08-2007 10:33 AM -- By: Ross Miller, From: Sunnyvale, CA
My deepest condolences I recently heard the sad news. Although many times in life we are forced to confront darkness, the love of family and friends is the light that heals us and helps us through. Words are just a pale reflections of what I’m trying to express. You are so well liked and loved by so many good people.
The web-based tribute is superb.
01-08-2007 8:53 AM -- By: Katie and Paul Sherick, From: Fort Collins, CO
We love you Traci and are so sorry... we wish we could have met Dave!
01-07-2007 9:20 PM -- By: JC & Tessie Quintero, From: Miami, Fl
Dear Traci, We just learned the news. Although we never met David, we know of the meaning he brought to your life. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You are not alone in this. God bless you and your child. Love, JC & Tessie
01-07-2007 2:12 PM -- By: Mike & Debi Morrison, From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Dearest Traci, Mike & I are both shocked and saddened by your tragic loss. Although we didn't know Dave personally, after attending the beautiful memorial service, we went away having learned Dave to be a man who lived life to the fullest, the many lives he touched, and the amazing love that you two shared. You are now blessed with a child that you two share together...may you find comfort, love & peace through the difficult times. If you need anything at all...we are here for you. with love, Mike & Debi
01-06-2007 5:02 PM -- By: Kelly O'Sullivan, From: Arroyo Grande
I'm so very sorry! My prayers are with you and your child!
01-05-2007 10:47 PM -- By: Trish Wilson, From: Arroyo Grande
Oh Traci, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Your eulogy was beautiful, and though I never knew your husband, I know he must have been someone special for you to choose him as a life partner.
Please know our hearts and thoughts are with you at this time. Good luck with your pregnancy, and remember the good times, as much as your heart is breaking now.
Love, Trish Wilson , Terry, Katy and Colin Joy
01-05-2007 5:04 PM -- By: Kathy Nuckles/Rick Hoard, From: LA
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for you and your baby. We did not know Dave, but we would have loved him from your description!
Please let us know if you get down to LA (we do get up to the Central Coast wine country every now and then...) Doug Harrington has kept us apprised of your progress with your practice also.
Rick and Kathy
01-05-2007 4:48 PM -- By: Elana Peikoff Manson, From: Palo Alto, CA
The eulogy brought me to tears. I am so shocked and saddened by your agonizing loss. Try to glean strength and courage from the deep love you shared with Dave.
Elana Peikoff Manson
01-05-2007 11:26 AM -- By: Kelly Giannetti, From: Davis, CA
I am speechless.... my deepest love and sympathy to you. You are one of the strongest women I have ever met and even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Dave I feel your sorrow. I love you!
01-05-2007 5:01 AM -- By: Karen Moawad, From: India, Seattle
Dear, dear Traci, I am so sorry about your husband’s death and wish there were words to convey what I wish for you: comfort in the midst of sorrow and warm memories to soothe you. But I also know that this is not an easy time, and it’s hard to get the tears to stop flowing. Please know that all your admiring friends encircle you with support and love. My prayers are with you for peace. I feel as though I know Dave through your beautiful tribute to him -- may your son or daughter feel the depth of that love. Karen Moawad
01-04-2007 8:23 PM -- By: Ib Leth Nielsen, From: Denmark-S..F.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your husband. It was with great sadness that we heard of his accident and our thoughts are with you.
Wendy and Ib Leth Nielsen
01-04-2007 8:19 PM -- By: Nancy Ung, From: Orinda, CA
I am so sorry and very saddened to hear of your tragic loss--I wish that there was a quick answer to take away the grief that you must now feel. You are right though, Dave will always be with you and you will see him in the eyes of your child and I hope that brings you comfort. Your eulogy was quite touching and brought tears to my eyes...it also makes me believe that you have the strength to carry you through. You were both fortunate to have known each other in this life and knowing this, I hope that this helps you through during this difficult time. Please take care, Nancy
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