My heart breaks for your boys / Freda L. (stranger) I am a Mom to two children. My mind cannot grasp the extent of your pain. I pray for your beautiful Johnathon to have loving peace, for Kevin to repent, heal and become a good and honorable man and for you, their parents to have the strength and courage to heal, love and forgive. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
My condolences / Amal Baldwin
Just wanted to drop in and say what a great site you have made, keeping Johnathan's memory alive. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Close
Johnathon will always be remembered / The Gates (Friend to a Family Friend )Read >>
Johnathon will always be remembered / The Gates (Friend to a Family Friend )
I felt the heartbreaking saddness of the terrible loss of young Johnathon's life as soon I heard the news. But soon felt a much deep sadness when Pam called to tell me just who the young boy was. I had met the family through her and attended their wedding as her guest. I had always her of the fun they had and the goodness Johnathon did. My heart ached and it kept me awake at night after hearing of such an unbelievable tragedy could happen to a family. After all this time it still brings such saddness at the loss of a beautiful young life I am happy to see a public memorial for such a good boy - his short life should be honoured.
I still remember the day when I first heard of your son's death. I was only one year and seven days older then him when he was killed, and now, when this story triggered my memory, I realised that that 12 year old boy would've been a great guy today. The more I learned about your son Miss, I realised that I was a lot like him when I was his age. The newspaper said he was a "funny guy". I was known as a class clown, because I knew no matter who you are, or where you come from, everyone has a love for laughter, and for that I give my deepest thoughts and pure respect to Johnathon. Like Johnathon, I also had an older sibling that was often angry for no reason and would shove me around, and now we're the best of friends. I really wish Kevin could've realised he had a wonderful baby brother that would always be there for him. Mrs. Champagnie, I really would've liked your son if I knew him, I wish I did, but as a mother, you knew him better then anyone. With the memories in your head, Johnathon lives in your heart. Keep him there always.<3
for Johnathon and his family / Youth Worker -. Lynn (none)Read >>
for Johnathon and his family / Youth Worker -. Lynn (none)
I work in the youth jails, and I met all three young men through the detention system. I had a hard time detaching my feelings in this case, and played in my head what may have took place that afternoon, and thinking how one deals with such a horrific event. I could not imagine being the parent to lose a son, one to death and one to mental illness and jail. I felt angry at what took place, and anguish for his parents and everyone he touched. I never saw his picture till today, and now realize we attended the same elementary school.. I feel like I got to know him through this site and he is no longer just "Johnathon" who was lost so violently and who was kept a secret until now. He will not be forgotten in my mind, and I pray for his mother, for her strength and faith through it all.. and all who lost this this sweet little boy---- we all lost him. I am so sorry Johnathon--- Rest and watch over me---You were too sweet for this cold world. Close
[ KEVIN I WANT YOU TO READ THIS ] / Victoria Park Danforth Area Read >>
[ KEVIN I WANT YOU TO READ THIS ] / Victoria Park Danforth Area
I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR DEAR AND YOUNG BROTHER. I LAST MET YOU AROUND MANY YEARS BACK BUT TO THIS DATE YOU ARE ONE OF THE VERY FEW I STILL REMEMBER THOSE EYES, THE RED HAIR, THE FRECKLES, YOUR TALL AND STRONG I MEAN RATHER STRONG PHYSIQUE.
I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW MUCH PAIN YOU CAUSE ME AND FELLOW TORONTONIANS. THERE ARE MANY MEANS OF EXPRESSING MY ANGER, BUT I FEEL THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS I CAN EXPRESS IT IS BY WRITING THIS BLOG BECAUSE I FEEL ONE DAY OR ANOTHER YOU MIGHT READ THIS AND MIGHT COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT YOU HAVE DID. I WANT YOU TO PRAY TO GOD ( ANY GOD ) AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS, AND MOREOVER SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL SOUL CALLED JONATHAN WHO WILL GUIDE AND HELP YOU THROUGHOUT LIFE, AND LAST BUT NOT LEASE PLEASE PLEASE I STRESS COME TO TERMS WITH YOUR MOTHER. I AM FEEL HER PAIN AND I SHARE HER SORROW. WHEN I READ THIS, I THOUGHT "OH NO IT COULD NOT BE KEVIN, OUR KEVIN" I THOUGHT YOU CHANGED MAN BUT I GUESS MY POSITIVE PERCEPTION ABOUT LIFE AND THE ACTORS IN THE STAGE OF GOD IS WRONG, BUT I KNOW THAT YOU AND EVERYONE THAT MADE A BAD CHOICE CAN CHANGE AND BE CHANGED. I HOPE THAT YOU DO THE SAME AND BECOME A GOOD AND MODEL CITIZEN. I HOPE THAT ONE DAY THOSE EYES WOULD TURN SOFT AND LET EVEN ONE LITTLE DROP OF TEAR FALL DOWN THOSE FRECKLED CHEEKS OF YOURS AND THAT ONE DAY ONLY WILL YOU BE FORGIVEN BY YOUR BROTHER AND GOD.
REMEMBER IN THE END ME, YOU, HIM, HER OR EVEN THE JUSTICE OF PEACE ARE NOT THE FINAL JUDGES, THERE IS ONLY 2 SUPREME JUDGES THEY ARE GOD AND YOUR GUILTY CONSCIENCE.
KEVIN I HOPE YOU CHANGE, PLEASE CHANGE!!! I KNOW YOU CAN, AS A CHILD OF GOD YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHANGE.
KEVIN I AM SORRY ON BEHALF OF SOCIETY IF WE HAVE DONE ANYTHING AGAINST YOU!
MAY GOD BLESS YOUR BROTHER'S SOUL AND CHANGE YOU.
NOTE TO JONATHAN'S MOTHER AND THOSE OTHERS READING HIS: I AM SORRY IF ANY OF MY REMARKS OFFENDED YOU BUT PLEASE DO NOT DELETE THIS POST SO ONE DAY KEVIN CAN READ THIS AND COME TO TERMS WITH HIMSELF AND ALL THE ACTIONS SURROUNDING HIM.
Smile of an angel / Pamela Putnins (nee Robinson) (close friend of family )Read >>
Smile of an angel / Pamela Putnins (nee Robinson) (close friend of family )
I remember the frist day I meet your mom and your brother, our families became one. My mom took care of Kevin for years and than Your mom come out and told us she was having another baby she was so happy. When you were born you brought so much joy to everyone around you. I remember holding you, you lookin gup at me with you star lite eyes and gummy grin, you were so sweet. As you got older you want to help with everything. You were always a peace keeper never a fighter. You always made everyone around you so proud. Your love just filled a room as you walked in. I remember on your Mother's and step Dad's wedding day, your smile ear to ear, your eye lite up so bright you were so happy for them both and you were such a young man. Now I have just the memories of you in my heart and mind. My dear Johnathon I just want you to know that I have name my youngest Chrisitfer Mark Johnathon in your memory, and I can only hope he is an sweet angle like you. Joanne and Rolsten I think you you all the time and you are in my parys everyday. I love you both and miss you dearly. I am hear for you, I am just a phone call away.
how could he... / Nadine (none)
i am sure you are a good boy johnathon and i heard you loved your brother! i just don't understand how could your brother do this to you.I can't even imagine the pain that you've been trough. my condolences. may you rest in peace. Close
Rest in peace Johnathon / Karam Shamoon (None)
Johnathon even though i never got a chance to know who you were but i got to know you by reading the newspapers over and over and through the past couple of years i feel like i know you in some ways now. Johnathon may you rest in peace and now that your up above keep smiling. God Needed Angels and he chose you little johnathon. Well always remember you deep down my heart and in the hearts of millions of people out there that read and got to know who little johnathon was. God bless you johnathon And your family. I know how hard it is for them i lost a brother the same age as you maybe up there youll meet each other.
I remember the first time i seen my little man john Joanne you brought him in for his first day him and kevin looked so nervous but they easily felt right at home. I cherish the years i spent with john and kevin. Kevin always use to look out for his little brother kept telling him "you better not break Travis' power rangers". John and Kevin had so much respect for our house hold they lovied it here. I remember sometimes johnathon and kevin would ask to stay for dinner haha. John was such a funny kid he would always ask me or Kyle to teach him how to play tennis but everytime we tried he would just hit it over the fence, he was such a joker. I remember he use 2 always ride that scooter to school. And every morning i would see my little man and he would stop me and punch me in the stomach haha. But i always caught him. So Joanne if john was ever late for school i guess you could put the blame on me hahaha. Joanne & Ralston i am always here for you guys. And Joanne i will always be saving a hug for you. I tried to write something out and light a candle but 120 characters couldnt explain the way i feel towards your family Joanne. I truly miss the boys what i wouldnt give to have john come up to me and give me 1 more punch in the stomach or just to hear Kevin say to his little brother "you better not break travis' power rangers". Joanne the whole family is in my deepest thoughts and prayers. God Bless You John you will always be my little man & Joanne and Ralston you will always be my second set of parents hahaha.
Love Travis McLaughlin & The Whole McLaughlin Family.
Such a beautiful boy / Ed Lam (Unrelated)
May the Good Lord rest his soul. My heart aches for the family and may they find peace. Close
Remembering the little boy with the great big smile Johnathon / Lily (day care provider )Read >>
Remembering the little boy with the great big smile Johnathon / Lily (day care provider )
I remember the first time I meet you and Ralston we had a appointment to meet with each other regarding myself being a care provider to your son's. How you and Ralston asked so many questions regarding the saftey concering you children looked at the places they would play and the foods they would be provided with. You were impressed with my family and agreed that they would be safe in our home. We made sure that they were picked up from school and we had our own meeting place and never did they come out of the school until I arrived. They enjoyed being with my family. We had many fun times together. Remember the day we made your wedding pillow Johnathan thought it was beautiful. He loved nice things. Do you remember the day he wanted to play tennis at the park he hit the ball out of the courts into the park he just laughed he thought that was just great. I said Johnathon we are playing tennis not baseball he laughed and ran around the courts to get the ball back just to hit it back over the fence. Then he went home and asked if he could take tennis lessons. He was so funny. I remember the time we had this great snowfall and all the kids wanted to go out and build a snowman they did not care for a moment that it was freezing. They built the snowman and rolled around in the snow they got their snow suites so wet that I had to throw them into the dryer before all you parents came to pick them up. He loved to play with Travis's power rangers. He would ask can I play with the power rangers that belonged to Travis and always showed respect for them he would make sure they never got broken. He loved to draw pictures and take them home each day. Jo you must have had pictures all over the place. Do you remember the snow globes we made that one Christmas. I remember the time we all went to pick him up at lunch time the snow was deep and he would always stand by the door at the back of the school and watch for me then he would come running out with his head down and that shy smile. He was running and his boot got stuck in the snow and he just laughed that was funny to him I thought his feet are going to be so cold by the time we get the boot back on he did not care about having cold feet he was having fun. Silly little man that he could be.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends / Marta Garcia Read >>
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends / Marta Garcia
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that knew this angel.I don't know what you are going through but as a mother myself I hope I never find out.Im sorry everyone that knew this angel had to go throught all this heartache and sadness. He's in heaven and watching over everyone who has made a difference in his life,he's now in good hands ,and with the angels.
My thoughts and prayers are with you / Juanita Heath (None)Read >>
My thoughts and prayers are with you / Juanita Heath (None)
Joanne & Family
Jonathon will always live in the hearts of his loved ones. He will always be with you in time of confusion and pain. He is there to comfort you in this time of great sorrow. We will know one day why this terrible incident took place. We will pray for Kevin. God Bless you all and remember, " There's not a burden that God does not carry, there's not sorrow that He does not share, whether the skies be sunny or dreary, Jesus is always there. Close
My heart goes out to you and your family / Jody-Lynn Larocque Read >>
My heart goes out to you and your family / Jody-Lynn Larocque
Hi Joanne,My name is Jody.I am the daughter of Joanne P. (she also wrote something to you) Listen losing my sister was hard...very hard. We lost her Dec 5,1994 then on Feb 15,2002 I lost my 4 day old son also to medical reasons. I feel your pain hun and I know it hurts.But I dont think little Jonathan would want to be looking down on his mommy sad all the time. I think he would want you to be happy. I know its hard but things will get better. I promise. Think of all the good times you had with your boy. And one day you will meet again only in a better place...A place full of love and freedom not hate and hostility.I thought I would never stop hurting after Gage died and I thought it would never get easier.Yes it still hurts but it did get easier and it weill for you too. Your little Angel will always be with you and watching over you. He is Your Guardian Angel. Close
My Deepest Condolences for youre Family. / Joanne P. (none)Read >>
My Deepest Condolences for youre Family. / Joanne P. (none)
God has taken an angel to sit beside him and watch over us.
Even though they are gone in body, they will always be with us in spirit.
I lost my daughter at age 12 as well from medical complications,
but no matter how, it is still a very rough time for all.
The only advice i can share with you, is take it one day at a time...
It will get better enough to deal with and carry on after awhile.
Dont rush it!
May god bless you and youre family in this time of sorrow.
Life can never be explained / K. Wray (No relation )Read >>
Life can never be explained / K. Wray (No relation )
Life works in mysterious ways. We don't always know why. Johnathon was taken from us too soon like so many others. May you find peace in your family and may you find forgiveness in Kevin. Life is precious. We can only thank God for every day we are given. Johnathan has been immortilized for life. May his spirit find peace and may you find forgiveness in your heart of hearts. May you always have the support you deserve. Close
God bless this family / Teresa Anderson
My heart aches and tears fill my eyes for your loss. I am the mother of two sets of twins and can not imagine my life without one much less losing two or all to a horrific tragedy. The love of a mother is very strong, but you are a tremedous asset to the world of motherhood. I can not imagine losing a child to the hands of another child. My God bless you and keep you. Always know that Johnathon is looking down upon you and keeping you safe. Rest peacefully you sweet innocent child with a smile of an angel. Teresa Close