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From: Shar
Date added: 10/12/2017 11:37:34 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
You were such an amazing soul. You had no judgement, you saw the good in everyone, and accepted them for who they were. I loved that about you, and now I try to be more like that. Still have our picture framed, wish I could zoom into your smile lol. Stupid paper photos. Can't wait to see you again on day. Xo

From: julian
Date added: 3/26/2017 9:49:12 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
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From: Grettie
Date added: 3/20/2017 7:04:08 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
When I see totally iiresponsible people write babble on here for no apparant reason it disgusts me.Can they not see or read.This website is a tribute to and a memory of my beautiful son John.He was taken from us because of a lack respect for the law by Pillar Resources of Calgary.They showed no respect for John's life.People like them and the ones that babble on this website seem to only care about 1 thing ----money.Please don't corupt this site with your nonesense.Look at his face look at all the good he did in his short life.Look at the lives he saved with his organ donations.REMEMBER THAT !!!!!!

From: mike
Date added: 3/19/2017 6:30:19 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
This is a great testimony i must share. I never believed in spells or magic not untill i met prophetsolution( prophetsolutiontemple@gmail.com ). My life is back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my wife left me with two kids. I felt like my life was about to end, i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called prophet solution who i met online. On one faithful day, I was browsing through the internet, I came across a lot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back,some testified that he restored their womb, cured cancer, and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. I also come across one particular testimony, it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped prophet solution personal email ( prophetsolutiontemple@gmail.com ) . After reading all these testimonies, I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via his email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my wife came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before, prophetsolutiontemple is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man. If you have a problem and you are looking for a real Solution and Genuine Spell Caster to solve all your Problems for you, Contact prophet solution via email: prophetsolutiontemple@gmail.com . He Will be the Answer to your Problems. With His powers He can turn your dreams into reality. Contact him Now: prophetsolutiontemple@gmail.com

From: Donna
Date added: 12/16/2016 8:22:04 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi everyone. I saw comments from people who already got their loan from Steve Mccclaren and then I decided to apply under their recommendations and just few hours ago I confirmed in my own personal bank account a total amount of $80,000 which I requested for. This is really a great news and I am advising everyone who needs real loan to apply through their email (steve.mccclaren309@gmail.com) I am happy now that i have gotten the loan I requested

From: nicole
Date added: 12/16/2016 8:21:42 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am Nicole Hedrick by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address mohamed.karimaspellhome1980@gmail.com , have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 2 days that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. Thanks for Dr Mohamed Karima. His email: mohamed.karimaspellhome1980@gmail.com

From: grettie
Date added: 12/5/2016 10:29:39 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey Honey Look at those pictures.You were such a good looking young man.I can't beleive it's been 12 years.In my mind it was yesterday. It was so sureal today.I went out to the cemetary to light a candle and it was an exact replica of December 5th.2004.Freezing cold,overcast,wind blowing so gloomy and sad.I looked at your beautiful smiling face on your cross and cried.I still ask why did Pillar Resources do this to us?I really wish they knew the pain and grief they have caused us.All the incredible things you did in such a short time will never be forgotten.I ache for yoy John.Just one more hug,one more I love You,mom.That's all I want.I miss you so much John,more and more every day.I love you,I miss you.--mom

From: Philip Hennessy
Date added: 12/5/2016 10:04:04 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
John you are in my thoughts and heart every day. Your sense of humor and drive to be the best you can be at everything you did should be an inspiration to all the hearts you touched in your short life.

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/4/2016 9:54:30 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thanks Amal. I hate to say it but it wasn't until today that I had time to stay on the line and wait to get my email set up.It was my pleasure to talk to yo also.I will add more pictures of John and I during the holidays.Tomorrow is once again another anniversary of the last day of my life as I had known it.The fatal phone call at 10:30a.m.There has been an accident get here now.

From: Amal
Date added: 9/27/2016 12:34:13 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Beautiful website Grettie! I had an amazing time talking to you today, my heart goes out to you and your family. I would love to see more pictures of you and your son. Talk to you soon, all the best!

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/22/2016 9:20:05 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey Honey I can't believe you would have turned 30 yesterday.My mind was going in circles.what would you have looked like,where would you have been,what would you have been doing? Around and around my mind spun.I am so surprised that so mny of your friends have married,have children,have not followed through on the college and univercity thing.Even though the oil patch took you from us lots of your friends are there.I worry for their safety.If you you can believe it we have not heard from Pillar Resources in years.They just don't care.Money,money,money thats all they care about.Unfortunately your life meant nothing to them.I look at all your pictures all the time,I talk about you all the time.If I didn't have that I am sure I would not be here.I still miss you all the time,special days even more so like yesterday. Love you John,Miss you always Mom XOXOXOX

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/1/2016 10:37:09 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Honey It,s been a long time since I was here.It seemed so hard to write.I have been taken aback so often by seeing someone that has looked so much like you.I would have to do a second take.I just got back from an extended holiday in both Florida and Toronto.So many times I have told mom and dad how you would have loved Florida.I saw so many young boys and young girls on expensive mountain bikes like yours.There were tons pf bike lanes full of cyclists. The weather is so great never ending summer just how you would have loved it,and no humidity in the winter time.The condo is beautiful.Just how yo probably decorated it--light and airy beatiful colors.All the residents are so friendly--seniors with a huge zest for life just like mom and dad.The beach is so beatiful,white sand & blue,blue sea.Would be so great to spend all winter there.Just enjoying the sun,the people and spending time with mom & dad.I feel blessed to have the most fabulous and generous parents imaginable.I love just talking to them,hearing all their stories of growing up in Ireland.I can't believe how hard Dad still works at his age just to make sure Richard and Adrian have interesting and rewarding careers.They are so lucky,I am not sure if they realize that.Gotta go,back to work tomorrow Love you Miss you terribley still

From: Grettie
Date added: 2/29/2016 11:20:54 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Well it was my birthday yesterday and once again it was nothing without you.The best part of the was when I was thinking about you and the year you & Doug decided to make a special dinner for me.Rememer you even made a chocolate fondou.You were so cute dancing around in your boxers and cooking.I have so many fabulous memories of all the great things we did together Love you John Mom XOXOXOXOX

From: Grettie
Date added: 1/24/2016 6:34:50 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Just looking at all these pictures of you every where and missing you.Gee you would have loved the condo in Florida.Can't wait to go there again.Mom & Dad are like teenagers down there. Love you John Miss you terribly still

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/20/2015 8:04:52 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Sorry hit the wrong button.I was just thinking of grad and you wearing red flip/flops Whitney and John carrying you on his sholders.Gee that was hilarious.Man John loved you guys so much,always said how he treasured your friendships and how you both could talk talk to him about anything and know that it was always from the heart and he always said he would do anything he could for both of you and quite a few others.I would love to see more memories on here this year. Thank you I also love you guys,lets do Timmies or Second Cuo or Starbucks this Christmas.I have quite a few days off this year.My phone number is still John's number.Just text me.Voice mail is shut off,just text. Have a great Christmas Love you Gretts xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/20/2015 8:01:16 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thanks Girls,you don't know how your comments will make my Christmas.Just knowing that you still think of John and leave these memories here is so powerful for me.I was thinking

From: Kristen Tuff Glenn
Date added: 12/10/2015 4:48:15 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
I too am so happy to see the website back. As Whit said, we were just talking about you John. We talk about you often. I saw a picture of some kids from middle school the other day that I had never seen before and immediately looked for you in it. My favourite story to tell about you is how your voice had dropped over the summer holidays and when we came back to grade 7 all of the girls were a fritter about your sexy "man" voice. You were my first real boy friend. Not in a romantic way but in a real friend way. We would spend hours talking on the phone about anything. The rest of us have come a long way in 11 years. Just look at mine and Whit's last names. Wish you could be here to grow with us. We love you and miss you. See you in my dreams, friend. xxxxxx

From: Whitney Richter Benson
Date added: 12/10/2015 4:30:34 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
So so so happy to see the website back up and running!! I was so sad when it was taken down... In echoing Grettie, this forum makes me feel like I am still talking straight with you. 11 years have flown right by - you would be astounded at how far we all have come, I only wish you were here to be a part of it with us. I just saw Justin yesterday, I cannot help but reminisce about you when I see him... Kristen and I chat of you often, you come up in conversation with such ease and regularity - I hope you know you are thought about often, fondly, always with reverence and love. WE miss you, I miss you and always wish my dreams of you were not only that, but real life. xoxoxoxo

From: mom
Date added: 12/6/2015 3:06:44 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Well Honey The calendar says today marks the tenth anniversay since my death, thats how I feel.When I entered that hospital room and say you laying on that bed,blood running from your ears,bandages around your beautiful eyes.The world stopped,my heart broke into tiny little pieces,never to be put back together.There was no one there from PILLAR RESOURSES.From the moment that pipe hit you you were nothing to them totally replacable.Thats how they think,every one is replacable.Boy have they got that wrong.Look at these picturesso full of life,so many plans,did they know you had your whole life planned,laid out in detail in your mind crystal clear.We talked about all the time.Did they know you planned on buying your first house in the spring.Did they know you you were coming home next weekend to pick up your first truck,the suburban.The suburban that I bought 2 months later and am still driving every day, with you keeping me safe.Did they actually know anything about you?I think not and they couldn't care less.I no longer have dreams,no hopes.It all vanished on December 5th.2005.I go to work,I go home.Somestimes I might go for a tan at Fabutan which you also liked to do,just to lay back and dream.I dream of you and all the things we liked to do together.Go for walks together,go to Starbucks,Second Cup to talk about the future and what it had in store for you,to talk about what racing you wanted to do next.Did they know how close we were,did they know that when you found the right girl to marry you wanted at least 4 kids or maybe just 1 because he felt he had such a great life being an only child.Did they know THAT.You were my only child.Dealing with you being physically gone is a challenge still every day.It still feels like it all happened yesterday.Joyce and I went out to the cemetay today to put up your Christmas tree and decorate it.We got it up and the light on it but all of a sudden it got really cold out there and we were very upset so we came home.I will go out ther tomorrow and finish it.I feel really upset today so I will have to finish my thoughts tomorrow. Good night John talk to you in the morning.Love you Miss you so much Mom xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

From: hurry
Date added: 12/5/2015 11:48:49 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
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From: Ann & John Hennessy John's Grandmother & Grandfather
Date added: 12/5/2015 7:34:57 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is ten years since our Daughter's only child her&Son John was killed while working FOR PILLAR RESOURCES ON THE 5th December 2005 at approx 7.30 am our Daughter Grettie's heart was broken on this day 10years ago and it seem like it happened to day December 5th 2015 as our lives were changed for ever. One of the hardest things TO accept for OUR daughter is the fact that the employer PILLAR RESOURCES has never spoken to John's Mother about how good a worker John WAS, The TIME HAS COME I THINK FOR THE EMPLOYER TO TALK TO HIS MOTHER TO HELP HER SEE HIS LIFE WAS WORTH TALKING ABOUT.John was a good man he loved his mother and all family every day of his short lived life and his family will never never forget his love of life One meeting with his mother would show his life was not worthless as it now stands with silence from the employer PILLAR RESOURCE THAT DOES NOT CARE HE IS GONE LET'S FORGET AND MOVE ON HOWEVER HIS GRANDMOTHER AND HIS GRANDFATHER WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN.JOHN WE LOVE YOU JUST AS MUCH TO DAY AS WE DID TEN YEARS AGO OXOXOXOXO

From: Grettie- John's Mom
Date added: 9/7/2015 9:17:33 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John I just got home from the cemetary. I hadn't been out there for about a week and a half.Man the grass and weeds were growing like crazey.I trimmed the grass and pulled the weeds did a full clean up.I brought out some new flowers and a new candle,I sprussed up the arrangment of silk flowers and arranged the new fresh bouguet.It looks fabulous.I met Keith-Vernon Sharkey's dad and had a little chat with him.Nice man.He like myself is still grieving deeply.His heart like mine is broken.It is always nice to talk to someone who totally understands how you feel.It is a soothing feeling to relate to some in the same situation with the same heart ache.Thank you Keith Take Care Love you John and still Miss you so much all the time Mom xoxoxoxoxoxo

From: Grettie
Date added: 7/31/2015 9:12:39 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John It's so nice to have you home.With the website down it was like you were away at work.I missed talking to you.Still I miss you so much.I talk about all the time.it makes me feel better to tell the world how amazing you were.I tell everyone how selfless you were.I tell them how from the very first time we talked about the donar program you wanted to sign up and how great all the receiprients are still doing.I feel like I was the lucky one to have been your mom. Thanks for getting this back up and running Mom and Dad,Love you

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/21/2014 6:58:57 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Yes this website is fabulous.For the last 9 years it has helped me so much,but this last year it has seemed harder & harder to go back to that fateful day.I see so many young mothers with children at work & remember or I see young boys that look like John & I fall apart.I leave the cemetary crying always.I know he did so many incredible things in such a short time.He saved 5 lives but unless I ask I don't know how they are doing.There are 2 scholarships at the college but the winners don't even show up at the awards night to find out what the scholarships are set up for & the words Thank You are no where to be found in the Thank You letter they are supposed to write.Take the money & run.Makes you wonder why.It seems like it does not matter to them so I am going to change from the pipefittg program to the sports program.John was such a great athlete also.Maybe they could appreciate it more.John was my entire life.He was my everything.I know I talk about him alot that is how I deal with my pain.The letters of memories & love on this website so help my heart it is so wonderful. Thank you all so much.This time of year is the worst.I think of not just John but my beautiful sister Anita who like John was taken way tooo early 22.She was taken by M.S.It is because of Anita that I always say M.S.is not going to get me the way it got Anita.I am in control of my M.S. not the other way round.It is because of John & Anita that I am still here & I know that.Please continue to write on this website & know that I love you all for it & wish you all the best life can give you Good Luck Good Health God Bless Love Grettie

From: Mika Crane
Date added: 12/12/2014 10:45:57 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
This is truly a beautiful site. The sentiment is moving. Thank you for sharing April.

From: john's grandma and grandpa
Date added: 12/6/2014 11:11:02 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
our grandson john is our pride and joy and we know he is looking down every day on both us as well as the rest of his family. It's that time of year December 5th 2004 when we all lost our great joy and again we want to reminded pillar resouces in red deer and alberta that our grandson was killed by there neglect in not providing the proper supervision to a young worker even after all this time you still can not find in your hearts to say GRETTIE HENNESSY We are very sorry for what happened on december 4th 2004 that caused the death of your only child It seems like this young man's life was worth anything wounder what your clients think about how you acted NO VISIT TO HIS MOTHER NO LETTERS OF SORROW SADNESS REGRET NO EXORESSION OF GRIEF NO REMORSE Yes i wounder what clients thinks of monster like that offering you services it must make you stop and think about a poor mother's feelings after loosing her only child Why every person in the province of alberta has not sent a letter of support FOR THIS YOUNG WORKER to pillar resouces TELL YOUR SUPPIER HOW YOU FEEL THEY HAVE TREATED THIS YOUNG MOTHER FROM DAY ONE OF THIS FATALITY. JOHN YOU ARE STILL OUR GRANDSON AND i will one day have pillar resources say we are very very sorry for what happened on that day decmeber 4th/2004 and I asking every person in alberta to write to pillar resouces asking them why have you not said they are sorry. please say a few words on this website of support for our only daughter who after who is still suffering from the loss of her only child john we love every day there is not a day that goes by that we do not think about you PEOPLE OF ALBERTA DO NOT FORGET HOW THIS MOTHER WAS TREATED BY PILLAR RESOUCES AFTER THEY KILLED HER ONLY SON.JOHN TILL NEXT TIME WE LOVE YOU VERY VERY MUCH AND WILL NEVER FORGET XXXXXXXXXXXX

From: Jody Nobes
Date added: 12/5/2014 11:59:45 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thinking of you today and all week really. Missing you everyday! Love you forever

From: Maggie Sawyer
Date added: 12/5/2014 11:53:32 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thinking of you today John, miss you and think of you often.

From: uncle Rich
Date added: 12/5/2014 10:12:12 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Little John, I can't think of anything to say but how much you are missed by us all! my heart drops every year thinking of this date, it has been 10 years since you were taken from us! It feels like yesterday for me! I speak and think of you daily, cry most of the time thinking of you, the anger of what your employer did sending you to that worksite makes even more mad! seems like young men and women are discarded while a manager, director, president or owner just walk away and only pick up the cost! the law should be changed where an employer is found guilty they should spend a year or two in jail! not some country club but jail! no questions asked, when a person causes the death of another for drunk driving they get jail time and I think those Fr's need to also! It would be a big cloud hanging over their heads and would make them think twice. Change the law make jail time mandatory and see what happens. today, well we need to look at the facts, good excuse for the employer to get out of their duty. If the law was such that the person who directed the work to be completed by an inexperienced worker they get jail time, watch what would happen! maybe the management would look at their actions and do what the law says and think twice! Johnny you're missed so deeply, the amount of pain we all feel cannot be put into words! sounds kind of easy to say, "cannot put into words", it is because I break down so back I cannot even speak, but those words also include anger! So many things come to mind when we think of you but one sticks out the most and that is you always wanted to help others! I love and miss you so much! uncle Rich xoxo

From: Whitney Richter Benson
Date added: 12/4/2014 4:53:10 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Big tears today as I can hardly believe that tomorrows marks 10 years since we lost this most wonderful man. Of all the things that I wish I would have said, 'Thank You' is always what comes to mind first. Foremost for cherishing me and loving me when my sister was sick and no one knew what to say.... especially for telling me no matter what was happening with her, I couldn't get away with wearing sweatpants to school every single day! You always knew how to make me laugh, when a scowl was usually what my face was sporting. Your heart was bigger than most, your smile was brighter than the rest and you could rap 'California Love' as good as any O.G. (although...we did kick your butt with some BSB..didn't we ladies!? just sayin!!) I am blessed to have had the chance to spend 13 years with you, out of your 18 years gracing this world - I am a better woman today by choosing to live by your example, all the love, all the fun, with all the ambition and work to go along with it! Love you John, think of you often & miss you like crazy. xoxo

From: Nicole
Date added: 9/8/2014 3:53:12 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Grettie, Thankyou for your courage and strength. I can't even imagine what life would be like without my son, Nathaniel. Your Jonny was a very lucky boy to have you in his life. I strive to be a good mom every day, but your strenth is so inspirational, I will hold my little boy a little tighter tonight. Keep smiling and spreading the great news about how many lives can be touched through the gift of organ donation. Your friend, Nicole

From: Uncle Ade
Date added: 8/13/2014 2:25:22 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, it is with a heavy heart and a sense of melancholy that I write you today. I am missing you and my sister Anita and all the people I have lost over the years. I don't profess to understand life or death I just know all we do seems to be for nothing, when all the things we have mean nothing when someone like you gets taken away from us. I am older and I hope somewhat wiser than when you were close enough for me to reach out to you, to talk or text or call, now all I can do is talk to you in memory, not in person. one day we will see each other again. miss you and love you. ADE*xo

From: Janine Marek
Date added: 6/22/2014 11:57:50 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Grettie, I came to check out this website after our visit at work the other day. What a handsome young man your son John was! What a heart wrenching ordeal for a family to live through. Yes, you have amazing strength to get up and face each new day with an unbearable heart ache. Stay strong Grettie and keep that smile of yours shining, even if it is fake it is beautiful and helps brighten the days of those that receive it. Just know that John can't come to you right now, but one day you will reunite with him in his new home. Blessings all over you and the work you do for the John Hennessy Workplace Head Injury Foundation!

From: grettie
Date added: 12/8/2013 9:40:50 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
I open this page so often. it gives me comfort talking to you and reading what other people say to you.For some reason,I don't know why this year it has taken 4 days for me to be able to write.It doesn't get easier,Dad is right,trying to write with tears running down your face is so dufficult.All those memories come flooding back.I am so surrounded by you and what I don't have anymore.Some days are almost unbearable.Why could Pillar not just follow the law and protect you.You trusted them,I trusted them,Doug,Dad,Mom we all trusted them to protect you.They just don't care John,It's all about the money,OIL money and how much they can stuff in their pockets.No one cares that they killed YOU,My precious SON.The only truly GREAT thing I ever accomplished in my life.TAKEN from me in a split second.You did so many amazing things in a short 18 years.Thins men eighty or ninety can never say they did.I go to work each day slap a smile on my face say I am great but it is all acting.I am dying a slow painful death.Minute by minute. The people around me are great my bosses and co-workers even gave me a wonderful flower arrangement on Thursday to let me know they wished it would help the pain.It did,it was beautiful.Doug and I went out to see you,it was -35 with the windchill just like the day we had to drive to Edmonton,a blizzard,a blinding blizzard.I feel like I have never got out of that blizzard.I miss you still so much,my heart is still over flowing with love for you it could explode at any second.Why did Pillar Resources do this to our family?Someone please give me an answer. Love the only thing I can still give you--mom

From: ann & john Hennessy This about our grandson
Date added: 12/5/2013 8:04:41 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
To night John We want to tell the world that we think and talk about all the things we did together in those wonderful 18years we had with you even today at lunch we told Amanda we had so much fun GROWING WITH you while building our house IN port credit IT WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF OUR FAMILY LIFE, IT IS SO HARD TO WRITE WITH TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE YOU WERE LIKE A SON TO ANN AND I we looked so forward to seeing YOU for the summer months when it was hot WITH THOSE ONTARIO HOT SUMMERS going fishing,boating,playing in the park, going to long point to those great beaches your Granma and I have only been there may be 3 or 4 times in 9 years We know that you are watching over your Mom every day you know your Mom is the greatest Mom in the whole world and our loving daughter She goes to the graveyard to see YOU nearly every day and talks to Mom on the phone about you and how she wishes you were here John we all still love very very much and we will never stop loving and missing you You were smart,bright full of idea's putting those lists together so I would not forget all our daily jobs WHILE BUILDING OUR HOUSE it was so much fun.I still want the world to know that it was PILLAR RESOURCES THAT TOOK YOU FROM OUR FAMILY BY NOT PROPERLY TRAINING THEIR SUPERVISORS IN WORKPLACE SAFETY AND BY NOT DOING SO CAUSED OUR GRANDSON,S DEATH ON DECEMBER 5TH/2004 WE AS A FAMILY WILL NEVER LET PILLAR RESOURCES FORGET WHAT THEY DID TO OUR FAMILY JOHN OUR DEAREST GRANDSON WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX GRMA AND GRPA PILLAR RESOURCES MANAGEMENT HAVE STILL NOT SPOKEN TO YOUR MOM GONE TO SEE AND COMFORTED HER SINCE YOUR DEATH AND AS A FAMILY WE THINK THAT IS SUCH A SHAME SHAME ON THEM LOVE YOUXXXXXXXX

From: Pauline, uncle Rich, Amanda, Megan & Owen
Date added: 12/5/2013 11:30:36 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thinking of you John Love & MISS YOU SO MUCH!! We sure know you were with us in spirit last night when Owen won the big game 3 to 2! You'd be so proud of your cousin, Love you lots! xxoo

From: mom
Date added: 8/26/2013 3:34:35 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
buying the condo in florida was the best thing.mom and dad look great but you know that.they never age,i look older than them. great to see them going back and forth and finally enjoying life.they so deserve it.keep them safe johnny

From: mom
Date added: 8/26/2013 3:16:11 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John well here I am in the centre of the universe, mom and dad's new house is beautiful.man it is hot and humid.seems strange to not be able to see the water but the area is very nice.amanda,megan and aislan went down town today made me think of all the times you and I did that.seems so long ago but at the same time like it was yesterday.i guess phil is here but I have not seen him.it brings back so many great memories being here.painful but wondonderful. I met a girl at the airport who works out with mr. big rob who is now the president of pillar resources. she asked about your picture and the green ribbon.she was so surprised that pillar got away almost scott free and have never contacted me since the funeral.she cried Rocelyn was here name nice girl.just wanted to say I love you and still miss you so much

From: Mom
Date added: 3/24/2013 8:30:21 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey Honey It was a beautiful sunny almostly almost warm day.As I was on my way out to visit you I ran into some bikers and runners.I thought wow what great day for a ride.I thought there you would be.A nice long 70 kilometer ride,you know that ride the club did out Freedom Road way.You would come home so excited to have done 1 of the first long rides of the year with a group of great people.Your eyes would just sparkle.Another memory to add to the long list.I was sure I saw you up there jumping clouds. Love you,miss you Ride on Johnny Mom

From: Adrian Hennessy
Date added: 2/28/2013 4:13:15 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, miss you tons, love you tons! Happy Birthday to your Mother and many more as I wish you were here to celebrate with her. ADE* xo

From: Ann and John hennessy John's grandmother and grandfather
Date added: 12/8/2012 11:15:35 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
John I want tell the world how PILLAR RESOURCES TOOK YOU FROM OUR FAMILY BY NOT PROPERLY TRAINING THEIR SUPERVISORS IN WORKPLACE safety AND BY NOT DOING SO CAUSED YOUR DEATH ON December 5th/2004 I remember every time you were in a bike race how you would call me and say Grpa go to Pinkcycle website and watch me in the mountain bike racing on SAT.We miss you so very much not only at this time year but every time we look up at the walls in house and my office and see your pictures and start recalling those wonderful moments every year we spent together The times we spent on the boat fishing for salmon on lake ontario for hours.John you will always be in our beloved grandson We know you are watching over us and you know that I ask GOD every Sunday in mass to take good care of you. from your grandma and grandpa you are missed every day of our lives we will never forget what PILLAR RESOURCES ALLOWED HAPPEN TO YOU LOVE YOU ALWAYS XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

From: Uncle Rich
Date added: 12/6/2012 10:26:51 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
When I open this page my heart sinks because your missed so dearly, I get so angry you were taken away. I remember what you told me once, when you have kids i will tell them all the things we did, they remember you Johnny cause I tell them all the things we did! Your in my mind every moment of every day! your pictures fill my walls! You are missed beyond any words I can say uncle richxoxo

From: Jody
Date added: 12/6/2012 9:27:04 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
I Was thinking about you all day yesterday. As well as Grettie and Lorne. I miss you everyday. Love you all.

From: Whitney
Date added: 12/5/2012 4:48:43 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Missing you and finding this year especially harder then the rest... I now live across the street from the last place I saw you, my friend. It was the last place we spoke, the last place we hugged and shared memories, laughs and hopes for our future. Feel so blessed to have another daily reminder of good times with you. I carry you in my heart, sharing all my firsts with you and all the lasts, the inevitable growing up and all the joys and loves that come with it. I hope that you feel them too. I am sad to not have you here in person, although so blessed to have your memory live on with me, until my end in time. xoxoxoxoxox

From: Breanna
Date added: 12/5/2012 2:00:36 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Another year has come to pass and I think about you and your amazing family more on this day than any other. All the good times we all had and what an amazing person you were and will always be in my heart. I cannot believe it has been 7 years since I lost one of my best friends. I am truly, truly blessed to have had you in my life and you remain in my heart to this day and every day forward. RIP my friend, love to you and your family. <3

From: mom
Date added: 12/5/2012 7:12:32 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Today is the day our hearts swell with so much pride and love for the gift even though it was for such a short time,the gift of you.You gave so much in your short time with us.All those lives you saved because of your organ donations.At the same time we burst with pride and love our hearts also shatter in pain that you are gone.Sometimes I wish I could watch the recipreients thrive with those olymic healthy organs and maybe see a little glimpse of that John sparkle.But just the knowledge of their lives saved is enough.John lives on forever in all our hearts and minds,protecting us all.We just wish we could see and touch him,,,,I know some day we will. Love you John Miss you Mom

From: grettie
Date added: 12/2/2012 1:51:54 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Shar is right when winter comes your smile pops into everyone's mind,but it is in my eyes always.I so appreciate friends memories at this time of year when the "ACCIDENT" comes back so fresh like it was today all over again.I decorated your tree at the cemetary.It is so comforting out there.I look to the west and the mountains and big blue sky and I am sure I can see you racing to jump from cloud to cloud with a big grin on your face saying don't worry mom,it's all good,from here I can still take care of you.I know he does but we all still miss him so much,He was way tooooo young to leave us.Miss you John,Love you always

From: Shar
Date added: 11/30/2012 11:46:29 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
I always think about you so much when winter comes around. I went and put down some flowers last time I was in red deer. You were a special one. Xox

From: Mom
Date added: 11/1/2012 10:23:40 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Just looking at your face.So many people notice the pendant Auntie Ann had made for me and ask about you and what happened.Just this afternoon at the gas station the clerk did.I wish everyone knew how you changed so many lives Love you for eternity

From: Grettie
Date added: 9/10/2012 12:46:45 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear Ade I so appreciate when people put comments here.Sometimes I let my mind think no cares or remembers all the wonderful times they had with John.I know that is not true but you know when I feel sorry for myself my mind wanders. You made my day with your memories.Every now and then John would start singing that mink song and start laughing.Memories we all have so many and I agree it is still not fair that along with thousands of pictures and videos we still don't have John which is what all of us really need.Rich always puts great comments here,why don't his cousins do the same? Thanks again Ade Love Gretts

From: Uncle Ade
Date added: 9/7/2012 4:30:22 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, I am sitting at work next door to Uncle Richie and I wanted you to know that you are missed soooooooo much by all of us and you are loved sooooo much by all of us. I think about you all the time, There isn't a day that goes by without a recollection of fishing or sitting on the dock at Lancaster or singing with me about the Minx in the lake? I shed a tear every time I llok at your picture for times we will never have with you and smile knowing our time will come to be together before I know it as life is short but yours was too short! Love you tons ADE* xoxo

From: mom
Date added: 8/26/2012 10:43:47 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Well I am doing alot better,almost a month and a half ahead of the doctor's schedule.I have graduated to an air cast and a cane.Still a lot more painful than I had anticipated.But no pain,no gain.Full steam ahead. Wish you were here to help me you know go for walks with me and the walker. Gee I still miss you so much John Love you

From: grettie
Date added: 7/19/2012 1:54:16 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John I can't believe it has almost been 7 weeks since the accident.They put a walking cast on this last Tuesday.I guess I expected miracles like I would be able to jump up and go.It is quite a bit more painful than I expected.Time I guess.I am going to go outside and drive out to see you tomorrow.My healing is way ahead of schedule thanks to you I know but it will still take time whether i like it or not.I don't know what I would have done without Doug,Joyce,Richard and all those fabulous friends that went above and beyond to keep my will still going.There were times when I thought just end all this pain in the hospital but everyone was so good to me,even Doctors,nurses and house keeping staff.Of course I did find out that my life long believe that nursing is a calling wavered.There was so many even the student ones who were incredible but I was so surprised to find that so many of the student ones just were there for the money not a care for the patients.Without most of those ,I will be right back with your medication or help ranged from half an hour to almost 4 hours.Pretty pathetic.The 4 hour one,I was stranded on a comode chair in the bathroom for 45 minutes,managed to get back to the bed and still waited 3:45 minutes for a student nurse to help me.I could not wait to get home.My allergic reaction was so horrible and unwarranted I have filed a complaint with the hospital.I miss you love you mom

From: mom
Date added: 7/1/2012 2:47:00 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey Cassandra Thank you so much for your wonderful memories of John.That is exactly what John was all about.I am only answering now because I could not get to my computer till now.Doug and I got in a major accident on the motorcycle on June 4th.I was in hospital for 2 weeks.My left ankle was totally destroyed.It is mega metal.No weight bearing so stranded on the couch or bed.No walking housebound.It is driving me crazey to look outside at my flowers and not be able to go out and play.Thankfully last Tuesday Dr. Bredo said it looked to good if I keep doing what I am told he will figure out some way to get me waling with another cast on the 17 0f July so way ahead of schedule.At first it was going to be almost October before that.Yes I absolutely continue doing what I am told.I remember nothing of the accident,thank goodness I guess.Dr. Pearce the surgeon said someone was with us.That I know was John.Doug received lots of road rash,cuts and bruises galore,major sprained right foot.Thanks to John we lived.I don't know if you had John's cell number Cassandra but you have touched my heart so much today and recomfirmed what an incredible child I was blessed with and yes he would have done great things with his life if Pillar Resources had just followed the law.Did you know he was an organ donar and saved the lives of 4 young people in western Canada and a 59 year old man in Ontario got his heart.Eight months before he was taken I almost died and he by his precense and love every day saved my life.I would rally like to meet you and maybe when I am able take you to visit John's grave.It is so lovely and comforting out at Alto Reste Cemetary.If you do not have John's phone number let me know through here and we will figure something out. Thank you so much Cassandra. God Bless Grettie

From: Pauline Hennessy
Date added: 6/25/2012 4:14:39 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Cassandra, my name is Pauline Hennessy. THANK YOU so much for sharing your special story of your experience you had with John & his kind heart. That sure sounds like him, we miss him every day. Reading your story, made me cry & laugh at the same time because of the part when you mentioned that he liked your socks. Thank you, we need to hear great fun he had with us all!! That's our Johnny!! I married his uncle Richard and so proud to say that I was part of this special young man’s life. I wish I got to spend more time with him, I have, but often, he would be gone fishing with his uncle Richard while he was here in Ontario. They sure knew how to catch fish, he would brag about it all the time. They had business charters, and Johnny sure knew how to make everyone smile, laugh and feel special!! We miss you so much Johnny!! You are truly our ANGEL, by just hearing everyone's story…This sure makes me believe that you are with us no matter where and when, we love you kiddo!! With all our love Pauline, uncle Rich, Amanda, Megan & Owen xxoo

From: Cassandra
Date added: 5/23/2012 9:13:52 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
This is for John's mom, I realize you will have no idea who I am. I went to high school with John, we weren't good friends or anything or even had friends in common. I didn't have many friends and the ones I did, I didn't have classes with them. I remember 1 class (science I think, grade 9 or 10) I was very lonely (and shy) John would always make an effort to at least say hi and ask how I was. I remember being terrified to have my braces off (thanks to horror stories from other friends), and it must have showed, John made sure to assure me that whole class that it would be fine. It seemed like so little, but it meant the world to me then, and has made me realize and pay attention since then, that sometimes people just need a smile or a friendly word. I remember once he commented that he like my socks, lol! Anything to make me smile. I've wondered since I heard of his accident how to let you know what he did for me. I hope you read this John's mom and know that you raised a great kid who would've been a great man. He still lives on in the little things he did for others :)

From: mom
Date added: 5/19/2012 3:28:18 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
As this weekend begins once again I am saddened by what we have lost with you gone.All those great Birthday weekends at Tunnell Mountain camping.We had so much fun watching you grow up.Remember chopping wood for the first time,you were hilarious,or getting the wood or even the first time we tried to set up the big tent.Or the last time you went by yourself with your friends in your truck.When Doug and I showed up mach man you guys were a sorry bunch.I guess fun was had by all.I wonder if you all ever drank J.D. again?The beginning of the racing season,you watching every bit of fat that entered your mouth.Training every minute of every day that you could.We used to think you were unbelievable how you pushed your self but you knew what you wanted and went for it with all barrels loaded.It seems so silly now that I could not go to your races too much because I was so scared to see you get hurt but look what I had to see happen to you in the end.I was pretty stupid eh?Member the camping with Phil & Ann or how Rich and Phil called you 24 Johnny cause you were born on this weekend which for all time for young people has been camping and beer.I am so glad the you had at least 1 grown up camping,party birthday weekend.You really deserved thousands more.I find May such a hard month John,Mothers day and your birthday.But I have memories and pictures and videos.I sure still miss you so much.

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 4/23/2012 1:32:29 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John, as the weather gets warmer and our birthdays get closer I think of the great times we had with bbqs and fires. Life just isn't the same without you here. I have had the hardest most horrible year of my life thus far and all I can think about is how you were always so positive. I just think of you and what a positive influence you were in my life and still are today. You taught me that life is short and you need to live it to the absolute fullest. I think about your mom all the time, just knowing how hard it is for her and your family it never gets easier and it's just so unfair. Although I am really scared of what might happen in the next couple of months I know that life is short and I have to make the best of it. So as May approaches I know you will continue to be with me through this rough time. I love you johnny youwill be in my heart always and forever xo

From: mom
Date added: 4/22/2012 10:49:13 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John just had to let you know how nice it is to look at the garden and see all the flowers jumping out of the ground.Remember all those years wherever we lived we had to have flowers growing,now your not here to see all those perenials coming back year after year.I guess you do get to see them just not with me.it is so horrible not having you here beside me.I know it is never going to change.Until I leave this life I will be lonely for you every day and no one understands that feeling except for a very few .Now that the warm weather is quickly approaching I think of all the things you did or we did.The world is such a lost place without you.Sometimes I wonder if we really make any kind of imprint while we are here.I don't know I don't see any kind of sign that friends make an effort to go to the cemetary to remember you,just me and Joyce.We really miss you

From: T. McLean
Date added: 2/4/2012 7:54:39 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Grettie and John, Last night out of the blue I had a dream about John. Not sure why, but I did. He was happy and smiling, had a nice tan and greeted me happily. I couldn't make out what he was telling me, but he was so happy. I was blown away even in the dream, saying, "You're here!" I woke up this morning and immediately said a prayer. I wish you could have had that dream Grettie. You haven't seen me since you supervised lunch at Mountview school in 1995, but I'll always remember you Grettie! I think about John now and again, and I suppose last night as I lay dreaming he popped into my subconsciousness. God Bless You Grettie, and you John....thanks for the visit. TM

From: John Neil Mceachern
Date added: 12/22/2011 11:01:56 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie I just realized you might have not known since I posted as Neil. My first name is John but I have been called Neil by most since my father is named John also.

From: Neil McEachern
Date added: 12/22/2011 10:50:19 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie sorry it has taken me so long to make my way here. It's been a busy trip since we met but I would like you to know that your lose still touches me to this day. Both the girlfriend and I continue to talk about what a privilege it was to meet you and while we can not grasp the true extent of your lose, I hope you know my heart is with you and that I hope you can have a cheerful Christmas. I will write you a longer email in the New Year and update you on every thing that has happened since we met. I only wish I could have met John as if he is anything like his mother, he is a truly amazing person.

From: Mom
Date added: 12/9/2011 12:12:46 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John,for some reason this year seemed even more difficult to handle on that nightmare day,5Th.All this week I see you every where I look.Seems like such a long time ago driving to Edmonton to watch you fade away from us yet like it was yesterday.I have retraced those 2 horrific days in my mind so often,but this year they seemed even more real than usual.I miss you so much John,Love you

From: Jody
Date added: 12/5/2011 11:20:52 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thinking about you and missing you.

From: Uncle Rich
Date added: 12/5/2011 9:24:05 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Another year has passed that we have not seen your smiling face Johnny, your words of appreciation, little pokes and laugh that always caught everyones attention is gone. Words seem so empty i don't know how to express our pain, its like living a nightmare from one day to the next hoping to wake up all the time knowing this is the reallity of what life is! knowing that no matter how hard you work at protecting your family some aswipe that thinks he's a boss can tell you to do something and your gone. the Bastards showed up at your funeral acting all sorry and then get in their shit boxes and drive away feeling better about themselves for showing up. I wonder if investers know the management of Pillar resources are incompotent useless f@#$%!! They took a family member of mine for which I will never forgive them! Dirt under my boot, slop i would step on in a second and kick out of my way. I miss you Johnny its not the same any more;{

From: Ann & John Hennessy grand parents
Date added: 12/5/2011 5:15:27 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is seven short years as of today and it seems like it happen yesterday since our bright,smart,good looking grandson was taken from us by a unsafe and instruction given to him by supervisor employed by PILLAR RESOURCES OF CALGARY ALBERTA the only child of our only daughter who's life and ourS was changed for ever by this workplace fatality that could have been avoided had the employer provided health and safety training and proper instructions to our grandson. we will never forget or stop loving this wonderful young 18years old grandson.PILLAR RESOURCES HAS NEVER CONTACTED OUR DAUGHTER TO TELL HER HOW SORRY THE COMPANY FEELS FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED. Our daughter lives in the grave yard she goes to see and talk to son EVERY DAY SUMMER AND WINTER. We live in Ontario and we see John every day in the pictures and memories around our house. John was and is a very special member of our family and he will always be missed. we love John and at mass every Sunday we ask GOD to take the best possible care that he can give to HIM and we know you are watching over your Mom and both us. we miss you so very much.Love you always Ann & JOHN

From: Franco
Date added: 12/5/2011 11:26:59 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hay Friend its been a long time already, cannot beleave its been that long. I noticed your picture in the news paper and remembered you comming upstairs and waking me up to watch tv or hang out. Man you were a great friend so kind to everyone you were always willing to give the shirt off your back to help someone. Man you will always be remembered and it was such a privilage to be called your friend.

From: Whitney
Date added: 12/5/2011 5:16:45 AM  (PRINT COMMENT)
You came into conversation the other day as I was recalling our dream to a new friend of mine... The one where you visited me not long after you passed away. You assured me you were ok, that I, we would be fine - everything was fine. You gave me one last look at that smile of yours, chuckled at me even a bit - you were really there with me, I know it, I still believe it to this day. You changed my life John - not only in that moment, in the 13 years we spent together, singing Michael Jacksons 'you are not alone' and rapping to Gangsters Paradise over grade 4 lunch hour, slow dances in middle school, jokes in science class, secret (and not so secret) crushes on one another and a love that only two people with so much respect for one another can have. We were always on the same page even when one of us was totally out to lunch. Thank you for bringing me back to life when I most needed someone to speak up to/for me. Your courage and compassion will never cease to amaze me - you are never far from my thoughts and you are always in my heart 'though we're far apart, you're always in my heart... You are not alone' Love to you my friend - wherever you may be now, they are lucky to have you

From: uncle Rich
Date added: 11/10/2011 5:36:30 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, we miss you so much and think of every day. my life has never been the same since you were taken away. Words will never be able to say how I feel about you being killed at work! I wonder if the men who sent you to the husky refinery ever look at their children and think what if it was us who lost a child. maybe our maker will judge them. No boat, no fishing its not the same any more. I hold my son and tell of you! I love ya uncle Rich

From: mom
Date added: 9/23/2011 12:19:44 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Just got home from Gramma and grampa's on Wednesday.Port Credit is still the same,beautiful.Same boats down at the docks.They all still think of you,the first mate that could filet a fish faster and better than most of them.The sign is still there,Salmon Capital Charters,took lots of walks down the pier and to the park by myself,Dixie Mall,uptown,just remembering the great times we had. We all went to dinner at a great fish and chip place you would have loved. I love and miss you so much,John.The little, just the 2 of us things.

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/10/2011 7:31:34 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thanks Steve I just flipped to this page because I had a bad day and wanted to talk to John.When people like yourself come here and say sucj great things about him or go and visit his grave it gives me such hope and gratitude that so many people still have him in their thoughts and prayers.Sometime I get so discouraged when I go out to the cemetary,I find myself thinking Oh no one cars or goes out there to visit him.You are so right in what you say.John knew exactly what he wanted,where he was going and how to get there.I just hope that all those people he gave life saving organs to somehow got even a little bit of his will and zest for life.I truly believe that they did.In some ways it would be nice to know who they are? Thank you again for brightening my day. Good Luck and God Bless

From: Steve Kennedy
Date added: 8/10/2011 5:09:58 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had the pleasure of working with John as a pipefitter, at Nova. He was truly a good person who never had an unkind word to say. I can remember him being so eager to start his life as a man, and how positively he looked at the future. Thank you for making this website available.

From: LUCIANO GHEZZI.
Date added: 7/22/2011 5:18:58 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
UR WEBSITE'S PERFECT AS IT'S,& UR DOING A VERY GOOD JOB, MAY GOD BLS U ALL .

From: Mom
Date added: 6/30/2011 1:40:08 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Just thinking about the Tour and how you had me tape each day for you Looking forward to the start on Saturday

From: mom
Date added: 6/24/2011 12:35:42 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Just looking at that big blue sky,visuallizing you taking off on your bike with that big smile from ear to ear,seeyou,mom,love you mom.I still miss that so. It has been so nice to see Stephan on sometimes at the hospital.So great to see him as a paramedic.So tall ,so grown up.What you would have been like still haunts me.Very good looking,I know and very successful also.I can only dream and I do. Do you think Pillar Resources has ever understood what they have done to all of us or even cares?Would it have been so hard for them to say SORRY? I figure it is just about money with people like that. We have our memories,John.Which are countless. Love you honey

From: Grettie
Date added: 6/1/2011 6:01:54 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thank you so much for getting this page back up Dad and Max

From: mom
Date added: 6/1/2011 5:57:24 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John I am so sorry this page has been done for so long,computers eh? I could not believe that you turned 25 last week.I wonder what you would look like.You were so good looking as a young man I can only imagine how great and handsome you would be a full grown man.I have so many weird yet grat dreams of you lately.Almost like a collage of all the things we did together.We all miss you so much John. Love you miss you

From: Govind
Date added: 5/30/2011 2:06:47 PM  (PRINT COMMENT)
Govind3

From: carmen petit (pauline's mom)
Date added: 3/18/2011  (PRINT COMMENT)
happy st. patricks day john!

From: ADE*
Date added: 2/16/2011  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, thinking about you always, as does your Mother and all the rest of the Hennessy clan. I was not the best Uncle you have as life got in the way of spending time with you, but, I love you and I hope you will forgive me when we meet again. Lots of love, your Uncle ADE* xo

From: sean
Date added: 2/12/2011  (PRINT COMMENT)
I may not express this in the best way possible... but we, Debbie and I, want to say that we feel blessed that we have met Grettie and Mum and Dad... Grandma Ann and Grandpa John. Some may feel we need to let go and move on with our lives... but having had a son of our ripped from the loving grasp of the arms of those that love them... all we can say is stand back and let us deal with it the way we choose to deal with it. True, we have to move on... we need to... but there is nothing unnatural about hanging on and moving on at the same time. What I, Sean, can say for sure... I am all the better person for having met you John, Grettie and Doug, Grandpa John and Granny Anne. Little John influences me every day as I present the Quinn Safety Program to our apprentices. I know it is small consolation for you... but I feel you need to know I pray each morning before I start my classes... and include a prayer to bring Little John's spirit and passion in to the room as I make my presentation...that may sound weird but I apologize to no one. I do this because I believe that John wants this, his life and death has real meaning, the suffering of his loved ones has meaning and needs to be conveyed to others, to help them avoid such undemensionable pain, and to try to avoid this pain enter into the lives of others. Without a doubt, John was an awsome ( there is not a noun, adverb or adjective good enough... and beside how can you find english words good enough to express the love and truth of the character and soul of an Irishman, namely little John... suffice to say... I simply loved that lad from the day I met him) I am truly sorry I have had such a busy time in my own life lately and I wish I did have more time to maintain contact with the Hennessey clan... but always remember... I love little John and you all are in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless Sean and Debbie O'Cealleagh

From: nancee beaulieu
Date added: 1/21/2011  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thinking about you and Jon Grettie! hope you had a great holiday season

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 1/12/2011  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thinking of you, miss you.

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/20/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
I know how everyone has to move on and they forget or find a comfort zone in their hearts for John,but on Friday I was reminded that not everyone will just close their eyes.I received a wonderful surprise.It was a very great donation from Greg Rutherford and the Employee Association of Quinn Contracting.That donation will help carry on John's memory in the form of a safety scholarship at Red Deer College.Greg and the employees association have been contributing for the last few years.It is so appreciated. John loved working for Quinn and it was Quinn that he trained with.He made many friends there.That was obvious at his funeral. With the high cost of everything and Christmas here remembering John with this donation means even more. Thank you all so much Good Luck Good Health God Bless

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/6/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
I spent a lot of time on Saturday & Sunday at the cemetary with you John.The girls at work made a beautiful arrangement with winter greens and some bling that I know you loved.Thanks for your help Rich.I hope everyone goes on line to the Advocate.ca.I put what I thought expresses all our feelings in Memorium in the Sunday edition.So many pictures to choose from so there is 1 in the paper and 3 at the cemetary. But what can you really say about someone so young,so beautiful so giving you just let the tears drop freely,look to the blue sky and say I LOVE YOU JOHN. Like Mom & Dad I try to find some way to forgive PILLAR RESOURCES but John is gone and they just don't care.No memory flowers,cards,money in the foundation nothing.Just another dead kid on the worksite. I could not write on here this weekend,the ever present bitterness and lonliness just boils over,I am sorry I can't help it. I wish many friends go out to see John this season,I put up his beautiful tree with lites and love. The arrangement will stay till after x-mas.Feel free to add to the tree,it is all done with love. Love mom

From: Ann and John Grand Parents
Date added: 12/4/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
TO DAY IS A DAY IN OUR LIVIES THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE A DAY GREAT SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF DAUGHTERS ONLY CHILD AND A GRAND SON WHO WE MISS EACH AND EVERY DAY THIS YONGE MAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED ON DEC 4TH/ 2004 WHILE WORKING FOR PILLAR RESOURCES OF CALGARY AT 18 YEARS OF AGE AS YOU THIS GUEST PAGE TAKE TIME TO LOOK AT THE PICTURES ON THIS WEBSITE AND THINK OF DAILY SUFFERING THIS FAMILY IS STILL GOING THROUGH BECAUSE THE COMPANY PILLAR RESOURCES DID NOT TAKE THE PROPER HEALTH SAFETY STEPS TO ENSURE THIER MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORS WERE NOT AWARE OF THE RISK OF WORKING IN THE WINTER MONTHS ALLOWING ICE TO STAY ON THE SUPPORT I-BEAMS THAT CAUSED SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ALLOWING THAT CAUSED THE PIPE TO STRIKE OUR GRAND SON. WE KNOW OUR GRAND SON IS LOOKING AND WATCHING OVER HIS MOM,DOUG,DAD AND ALL HIS FAMILY MEMBERS AND WE TO LOOK UP KNOWING ONE DAY WE WILL BE ALL TOGETHER, JOHN DARLING GRAND SON WE LOVE SO VERY MUCH WE WILL NEVER LET PILLAR RESOURCES FOR GET FOR ONE MOMENT THAT IT IS THIER FAULT YOU ARE NOT WITH US DAY NEVER NEVER NEVER FOR THE WAY THEY TREATED YOUR MOM INCLUDING THE GOVERNMENTS OF ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN. ON SUNDAY DEC 5TH/2010 IN ST MARY'S CHURCH AT ALL MASSES YOUR FAMILY IN PORT CREDIT ONTARIO WILL SEND THIER LOVE AND WE WILL BE LOOKING TO TO YOU DURING THE MASSES. I STILL MISS OUR FISHING TRIPS AND YOUR GRAND MOTHER ALSO MISSES YOUR HELP IN THE GARDEN WE LOVE XOXOXOXOXO

From: ANN AND JOHN GRAND PARENTS
Date added: 12/4/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
IT IS VERY HARD TO WRITE ABOUT SOME ONE YOU LOVE WITH WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO PLEASE FORGIVE ANY MISTAKES FIND AS I WRITE THE TEARS FALL ON MY GLASSES AND THE KEYBOARD GRAND DAD

From: Mom
Date added: 11/20/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thanx Chantelle,Not too long ago Doug and I were just talking about you.You I wonder where kinda stuff.I so appreciate you writing on here and am so glad to hear of your new son.John just loved the good and not so good times with you also.I am sure he is looking down on you saying "right on Chantelle,congrats" You are so right about losing John ,it has ended so many things for us but it brings tears of happiness to hear of all the goodness and new life that has come to you and so many of John's friends.Babies a many,all healthy and beautiful.John being an only child always said He would have lots of kids "later" but was really glad to be an only child because he liked to have all our attention and love.I am sure though sometimes deep inside he would have like a little sister or brother to get in trouble with or just boss around blame things on. Thanks again Chantelle Keep in touch All the Best,Hug that Baby tightly for me Love Grettie

From: Mom
Date added: 11/20/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thanx Chantelle,Not too long ago Doug and I were just talking about you.You I wonder where kinda stuff.I so appreciate you writing on here and am so glad to hear of your new son.John just loved the good and not so good times with you also.I am sure he is looking down on you saying "right on Chantelle,congrats" You are so right about losing John ,it has ended so many things for us but it brings tears of happiness to hear of all the goodness and new life that has come to you and so many of John's friends.Babies a many,all healthy and beautiful.John being an only child always said He would have lots of kids "later" but was really glad to be an only child because he liked to have all our attention and love.I am sure though sometimes deep inside he would have like a little sister or brother to get in trouble with or just boss around blame things on. Thanks again Chantelle Keep in touch All the Best,Hug that Baby tightly for me Love Grettie

From: Chantellle Bartoli
Date added: 11/19/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
John, the other day I was remembering our bad decisions we made together as teenagers,good times and bad, and they made me smile..thankyou..we were quite the team. Your always in my heart xoxo

From: Chantelle Bartoli
Date added: 11/19/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie, I just wanted to tell you that I think your an amazing mom, and John would be soo proud of you. I now have a son and I could never imagine the pain of losing a child...as no parent should ever have to go through that..its not fair. But my heart goes out to you momma, stay strong, xoxo

From: Jeff
Date added: 11/2/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hello, Well I'm a 2nd year Pipefitter, and I just recived a scollarship from your behalf. I spent the evening with your Mother and had a great time. After hearing your story it opened my already wide eyes more. I have always been very safty orentaded, and now i will always keep you in the back of my mind.

From: Uncle Rich
Date added: 10/5/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
It has been a very long time since I wrote on your page Johnny and when I have tried to in the past have just fallen apart as I can imagine all of your family and freinds have also. I only wish the people who caused this get to feel that pain we suffer each day. the memory of you lives in me each and every day. I think what I am trying to say is goddam those "FN" BASTSARDS i love you Johnny and think of you everyday. Some people would say they sent you to do that job because you had shown the ability to do the job, I say the shits and I mean shits were just shaving corners off there bottom line.

From: Mom
Date added: 9/22/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Thank you for all the love and memories.Your friends are the best.I just get lonely and feel sorry for myself,sorry.

From: a near and dear friend, from kindergarden to grade 12 and forever beyond that.
Date added: 9/20/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
you are never far from the thoughts and memories of those who loved and LOVE you john. i know you know that. xoxoxoxoxoxox

From: Lindsey Michalchuk
Date added: 9/20/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John, Thinking of you and all the laughs we shared throughout elementary and middle school! You were my first boyfriend and the first boy ever to buy me a gift. It was the most perfect cross necklace. I wil never forget that moment. Grettie youre in my thoughts and prayers XoX

From: Shar Hunter
Date added: 9/14/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
thinking of you babe. xox

From: mom
Date added: 9/1/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Hard to believe another summer is almost gone.I was talking to Rick at the cemetary yesterday,we agreed how hard it is for us to imagine that both your friends and family and likewise Brent's friends and distant family can just push you both to the back ground.A mere foggy memory.All of us close family and friends it still seems like yesterday we were together. You know how close you and Phil were?How he was always there.Please do something to let Phil know you are there.He needs your help.I think he has forget how much we loved him and his company.Bring him back John. Miss you Love you Mom xoxoxo

From: mom
Date added: 8/9/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Love you,miss you,especially when the wind is in my face on the bike,you are right there.

From: mom
Date added: 7/22/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John, I have been watching the Tour every morning.It is amazing that some of the racers we watched together are still in the leader pack.Too bad Lance had to finally admit his days of glory in the tour are done.But his days of glory with all the funds collected for cancer will just keep growing.I miss those times together John but every year the Tour D'France bring them back to life. LOve you always Love all those memories

From: Don Harris
Date added: 6/22/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hello Grettie,I have read enough to know that your John was a fine lad, a credit to humanity who was loaded with kindness for all. His spirit communicates with you still at times when you least expect. God bless you, dear lady. You are good and your son loves and honours you. I trust we will see you again some time. In the meantime, all is okay.

From: Mom
Date added: 5/21/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John,I watch the calendar,how quickly time flies by.It was only yesterday we talked about you turning 18 and graduating from Lindsay.The perfect suit,shirt and tie.You werre so handsome that day,and every day.During the ceremony I had to keep pretending I had something in my eye,I did't,I was so proud the tears keep flowing,just like now.I was so lucky,you were always my pride and joy.Never,not once a problem.No one could ask for a more loving and caring son.You always did so much for me.I miss you holding my hand even in the mall,not embarressed to see your friends,those butterfly kisses on my cheek.How could Pillar do this to me? Today I had such a proud moment at work,I saw your friend Sarah and she said Grettsky not one of us ever forget John's birthday.We still talk of him so often like he was still here. You are still here John,always,I see and feel you around all the time. Happy Birthday,John,sleep well like in my arms. God Bless you my beautiful Son Hugs and Kisses Mom P.S. You can come home anytime!

From: Karen
Date added: 2/26/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie Today you touched my heart with your story! As you were working at Costco we got chatting and you were telling me of your loss. You told me about your foundation and that is what brings me here. As I see John's picture and read the guest book I can only imagine your sadness. I didn't know him but by reading the guest book and seeing his pictures I can see what a special person he was. You are an amazing person as you always have a smile on the outside when I see you and I would never have known what you have been through. Be strong and know that you will be in my thoughts!

From: Mom
Date added: 2/13/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
With the Games just starting and Valentine's Day I was remembering all those conversations about your plans and dreams.Watching you train and work so hard from such an early age was so inspiring for so many.I gave Greg a Thank You letter for him and the Employee Association at Quinn for their donation to your Foundation.All those friends and mentors you met out there still talk of you with love, pride and yes saddness for future memories lost in their voices. I think of everything we did together and smile.Those pokes in my side and kisses on the cheek all the time haunt me. Always in my mind and heart.Love you

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 1/21/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John, I dreamt about you the other night and in my dream it was like you never left us. It felt so real and it`s little things like that, that make me know you are still with us in spirit. Love you, miss you xoxoxoxo

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 1/5/2010  (PRINT COMMENT)
I cant believe that it has been 5 years. I think about you everyday and every year the holidays are just not the same without you being in our lives. I really wish you could have been here for Christine and Cody`s wedding although I know you were there in spirit. We dedicated a song to you Bro Hymn:)by Pennywise. We were all dancing together and reminicing about all the good times we all had together. Even though your gone you are still making memorable moments. We all love you and miss you very much xoxoxoxoxo Love you always and forever Brea <3

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/31/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
I write on here all the time,venting about Pillar and how they have destroyed our lives,I write how much I miss John and his loving little kissess and pokes in my sides.This Christmas I have been totally paralyzed to come near this page.FIVE YEARS !! It still feels so surreal.I still wait to hear his voice and see that smile.Five years seems like such a long time yet it was yesterday.We all miss you so much and our hearts still feel like busting open so all our love can come gushing out.Come on everyone write a little of that love on this page so it can flow freely around the world.

From: Pauline & your uncle Rich
Date added: 12/24/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John, We love you so much & we need to let you know that we can feel your spirit & soul around us everyday.There are pictures everywhere in our house as well; especially the one on top of our wall unit sitting beside many angels that we've collected throughout the years. You & your uncle Rich standing in front of Grandma & Grandpa's house. What a beautiful picture of you two.We will treasure it forever.You are an angel to us Johnny & we know you are with us all the time trying to let us all know that everything will be ok while we go through rough times in life especially when we think about wonderful memories of you. Hugs & kisses to you & Auntie Anita (our angels forever).We LOVE you both & We MISS you so MUCH.xoxoxxo

From: Grandma Ann and Granda John
Date added: 12/14/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
To John and the whole world to know our grandson was killed while working for PILLAR RESCOURES OF CALGARY ALBERTA AND AS i WRITE THIS LETTER TO JOHN THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THE COMPANY HAS NEVER MADE A VISIT TO SEE HIS MOTHER OUR DAUGHTER TO TELL HER HOW SORRY THEY ARE FOR WHAT HAPPENED FIVE YEARS AGO ON DEC 5TH/04 THIS YONGE MAN WAS ONLY 18 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME HE WAS KILLED AT WORK AND WOULD BE 23YEARS OLD TODAY OUR SADNESS LIVES WITH US EVERY DAY OUR DAUGHTER's HEART IS BROKEN AND THIS COMPANY CAN NOT FIND IN THEIR HEART TO VISIT OR WRITE TO HER TO HELP WITH THE LOSS JOHN I WILL NOT GIVE UP LETTING THE WORLD KNOW HOW THIS COMPANY HAS TREATED YOUR MOM. ANOTHER XMAS IS COMING AND AGAIN AND OUR THOUGHTS ARE ALWAYS THERE WITH YOU Your pictures are all over our house and the office with that big simle looking out at me saying hi grandpa and I look back and think how it might have been you me,grandma and your mom. We will always love you more than anyone could ever know. Bye for now I know you are out there looking down and keeping an eye on all of us. Grandma and Grandpa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

From: Karen Scheelar
Date added: 10/20/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Wow Grettie - I am so so sorry about this. I hadn't seen you in alot of years, and when I did today you told me that John had been killed. My boys always had so much fun with John when we lived next door to checkmate court. He was a few years older than my boys. what a horrible accident. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry.

From: Mom
Date added: 10/18/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Always miss you.Always Love you.Forever my Angel.

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/7/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thanks Maggie.I understand about not knowing what to write.So many people say that or get so upset when they start,they just quit.But you know John is also watching and appreciates it.This page is for everyone.When I come here sometimes,or even when I go to the grave yard I get insecure and think Oh I guess everyone has just moved on and forgot John.That is so redicules even as I write it.Even if everyone just opened this page when a memory came into mind and you all just wrote "Just thinking of you John,Miss you,Love you."and signed it.Those few words make my day. I Wish You Were Here Right Now,John Love You Miss You XOXOXOX Mom

From: Maggie Sawyer
Date added: 7/24/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
I come to this website and guest book often and read what people write and never knowing what to write myself. I still think of you often John and miss you alot. Love ya kiddo.

From: Grettie
Date added: 7/7/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
It made my day too.To see you and how tall and good looking you are.Thanks Kev.Luv ya

From: Kevin
Date added: 7/5/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Saw your Mom the other day, it made my day. I miss you man.

From: Shar Hunter
Date added: 7/3/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Omg I miss you soo much Jonny, I was just thinking about that time at your dads. I shouldn't have made such a big deal about not telling. I love you Jonny.

From: Kyle Hartley
Date added: 6/12/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Didn't forget you mam...Going camping, Never forget our cmaping trips... Much Love, (The Tripod)

From: mom
Date added: 5/26/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John They say time heals,well it does not.Every year these 2 weeks are so painful.Mothers Day & your birthday.It's just like christmas time.2 weeks of hell.I go through the motions of daily life but all those wonderful memories are right there in front of my eyes.Especially just hanging out with you.I know these words speak for so many people.You still have such a huge spot in their lives.Pain feels so raw in our hearts.I thank god sometimes for giving me that time with you but he still makes me mad for taking you before we were ready to let you leave. Miss you so much,Love you so much it hurts Mom

From: Pauline, uncle Rich, Amanda,Megan & Owen
Date added: 5/21/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
We think about you everyday. We love you so much and miss you so much Johnny.xo

From: Ann
Date added: 5/21/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John. Happy Birthday. I was thinking about you on the weekend, about those two May long weekends when Phil & I went camping with you & your mom & Doug in Banff. I'm so lucky that I have memories like those to hang onto. I even have a picture of you & your mom & Phil from one of those trips still stuck to my bulletin board. I think about you often, I miss you so much, and sometimes I wonder what you'd be doing today if things were different. But always I feel that you're never very far away, and that feels really good. Love Ann XOXO

From: Mom
Date added: 3/20/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John Remember how you would send me flowers for my birhtday and mother's day.You would not believe the most beautiful bouguet I received from Rebecca for my birthday.She is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met.I love to see and hear from her and her whole family.They threw away the mould after creating that whole family.I feel so blessed to know them.You were very lucky to have them as friends

From: Grettie
Date added: 1/17/2009  (PRINT COMMENT)
Well John,another Christmas has come and gone without you.I put the decs and tree up late so it felt like it was all over in minutes.We had a really quiet one.Really nice and quiet.I took you tree down last week.It was really beautiful out there at night with all the solar x-mas lights and candles.I know you think I am crazy for spending so much time out there with you but it makes me feel good to talk to you.I like to keep your grave neat and tidy and colourful. Thanks for keeping me safe John Love you,Miss you,mom

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/6/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
John was so strong,mind,body and soul.He was our pillar.I like to think I am to,but sometimes it is so hard.All these beautiful comments are like a special booster shot of strength to soften the pain.I read them often and look at that beautiful face above.I know John is saying,Look Mom ,see you and Doug are not alone in your sorrow.I'm okay,and I will look out for the 2 of you as well,but all these friends are helping.John will live on forever in so many hearts and minds,just not Pillar Resources.

From: Whitney Richter
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
sending you my love today - i look at your picture on my dresser everyday and smile remembering you and the memories i share with you. xoxoxoxoxoxo wk

From: Pauline Hennessy & family
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi little John, We are all thinking about you everyday and especially today. We still can't believe why this had to happen to our Johnny. We love you and miss you so much! We will light up a candle today in memories of you to keep fresh in our minds and we will NEVER forget all the good times we shared together. We love you & always will. xoxo

From: Uncle ADE*
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
To my sister Grett, I love you, I wish there was something I could say or something I could do to help ease your sorrow but I too sadly miss John and I could never fathom the pain you must be feeling every single waking moment of your life. Johnny to you I send all my love now and until we meet again on the other side. ADE*

From: Grettie
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
At almost this exact moment four years ago Doug and I stood beside you hearing those words,brain dead.It still feels so raw like it was yesterday or 20 years ago.Time seemed to stop for me at that moment.Yes I am still in denial wishing I could just wake up from this horrible dream and John would be here.No matter how many times people say you will get over it,they obviously have no idea what they are talking about or know of the special relationship John and I had.Doug and I share so many memories of the things we did together,just the 3 of us.We laugh,we cry but it always comes back to WHY and How could this happen to all of us.John was our rock,our light.Everything we do is to honour John,to make him proud of us.Every day our hearts feel so heavy with pain.We just need to see that smile, hear that voice say,"Hey Mom,Hey Doug Love you,Gimme a hug".Just one more time,then take me with you. Love,Hugs & Kisses mom and Doug

From: Amy Adkins
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey Johnny...yet another Dec 5th that I choose not to work and instead think of you. I miss you soo much. The pictures I cherish remind me of so many good times we shared and will one day share again. Metallica concert tonight in clagary...I know youd be there beside me...only wish you could. I want you to know you changed my life. Until we meet again my friend!

From: Ann Martineau
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John, Today I was remembering the time you came to Vancouver to hang out with your uncle Phil and I. We hiked Mt. Seymour we talked about all kinds of things, and had a truly fantastic time. I remember what a perfect day that was, us together in the mountains. I can see you standing there in my mind's eye. You said I was going to be a really cool mom (but of course, you were wrong about me having a boy). I think about you all the time, especially when I look at Aislin and she says something wise beyond her years. I like to think that somehow she has a little bit of you in her. I miss you, John. Love Ann xoxo

From: Phil Hennessy
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
This date is seared into my being.John you have changed my life and how I live it.I always thought that I was strong,but,to live knowing you are among us in memories and in our hearts only... has tested my strength. Love is the most important feeling I have come to cling onto...seeing how much our whole family and all your friends have expressed their love for you has and will continue to make me stronger. Life has not and will not ever be the same without you,however,your energy and zest for life was infectous and I have been living and will live my life thinking and hoping that you are checking in every now and then. Love Phil XOX

From: Ann and John Grandperants
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is four years ago to day since our grandson was killed by Pillar Resources WHILE WORKING FOR THEN AT A LLOYDMINISTER INSTATTING A PIPE THAT WAS NOT PROPERLY FIXED IN POSITION AND WHEN HE WAS TOLD BY THE PILLAR RESOUCES TO TIGHTEN THE BOLTS ON THE PIPE FLANGE THE PIPE SLIPPED OFF THE I-BEANS AND FELL ON HIM wE WILL ALWAYS HOLH THE COMPANY FULLY RESPONSBILE FOR OUR GRANSON'S DEATH AND WE WILL REMIND AND THE WORLD THAT HIS DEATH COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD THE COMPANY PROVIED PROPER SAFETY PROCEDURES IN PLACE AND THAT'S WHAT KILLED MY GRANDSON AND IS STILL GOING ON TODAY IN THEIR WORKPLACE. OUR GRANSON WAS AND IS THE MOST IN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES I WAS IN COURT TO DAY AND ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT WAS OUR GRANDSON WITH XMAS COMING AND JOY WE WILL AGAIN WE WILL MISS. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT A COMPANY AS BIG AS PILLAR CAN GET AWAY WITH KILLING OUR GRANSON AND BREAKING UP THE LOVE OF ONE FAMILY WE HOPE EVER DAY THAT THEIR COMPANY FAILS IN BUSINESS THAT THEIR CUSTOMERS SEE THIS PAGE AND ASK THEM WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP THIS FAMILY WITH HIS MOTHER HAVING M S AND UNABLE TO WORK AND HER ONLY SON FOR SUPPORT KILLED AT WORK I AM ASKING THE PEOPLE OF ALBERTA TO WRITE TO PILLAR RESOCRSES ASKING TO HELP THIS MOTHER WHO LOST HER ONLY CHILD IN THEIR WORKPLACE AND ONLY SON. JOHN OUR GRANDSON WAS A GREAT YOUNG MAN FULL OF LIFE A YOUNG WHO CHANGED SO MANY YOUNG MAN AROUND HIM A YOUNG MAN WHO WAS HEADING FOR BIG THINGS IN HIS LIFE A YOUNG MAN WHO WAS WAY ABOVE HIS AGE A YOUNG MAN WHO KNEW WHAT HE WANTED IN LIFE A YOUNG MAN WHO'S FACE YOU CAN SEE ON THIS WEBSITE PAGE HAD THE LOOK OF LOVE FOR LIFE JOHN WAS A VERY INFECTOUS YOUNG MAN WHO WHEN YOU LEFT HIM AFTER MEETING HIM FOR FIRST TIME YOU KNEW YOU HAD A FRIEND. JOHN YOUR GRANDMA AND I MESS YOUR LOVE AND MOST OF ALL I MESS THOSE PHONE CALLS IS IT SAFE TO DO THIS JOB THEY ARE ASKING ME TO DO THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES

From: Noel, Jen, Sean, Billy, Erin
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Grett, John will never be forgotten. This day is etched in our minds forever. God Bless XO

From: Uncle Rich
Date added: 12/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
I can't think of what to say, He was the son all of us would have loved to have. I think each day, if only there was something at that work site that could have been done to prevent this from happening. I keep asking that question day after day and end up thinking of him and feeling the deepest pain a person could endure. I dread this day like no other and think of how hard this day must be for my sister Grett, Doug and Lauren. Words cannot convey how much this hurts, to even touch the key board is hard. When I look up at the pictures above and look at John's picture wall I remember the moment of the telephone call. It all comes back! We love you Johnny and miss you so very much. Grett has said it so correct,Raw is what it is and will always be! He would come to Ontario and enrich our lives. All we have left is our memories, that is not enough to fill the void for me. Day after day John is thought of and not spoken with, tears flow down my cheeks and I say John would not want this. Johnny my thoughts are with you always. I try each day to build my relationship with my children as I saw with my sister and John.WHY is such a small word that opens the door to a million questions, it keeps ringing in my mind again and again. God bless you Johnny! To my sister Grett and brother in law Doug I think of you both daily and send all my love to both of you.

From: Grettie,Mom
Date added: 10/21/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Last night was the awards night at Lindsay Thurber High School,where John attended.As you all know we started a Scholarship there in Memory of John.It could take place because of the donations to John's Foundation.There is another Scholarship at Red Deer College.That takes place next month.It is so rewarding to see John's Legacy continue.It all seems so unreal,until they start to read that tiny biography.Then it all comes rushing back,December 4th,2004.Kyle Saloman was the young man that received the scholarship last night.Seemed the total opposite of John. I hope we can continue the awards for a long time.It is so nice to see all these young people just gearing up to conquer the world.Just like John was. I pray that the receipients continue on in the spirit of the awards....SAFETY FIRST!! Miss you,John,always love you so much

From: Gemma Pippy
Date added: 7/18/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Today, as I cleaned out my box of pictures I found John's obituary. I can't believe he has been gone for almost 4 years. This was another moment when I got to remember that John made an impact on my life and my heart forever by just being who he was, and I will never forget him. I will never forget him being the first person who befriended me in grade 9, with his magnetic personality and his kindness that was always contagious. Warm wishes, and spreading lots of beautiful memories of the person John was here on earth, Love Gemma

From: Dallis Westin
Date added: 7/16/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John! I hope all is well with you! I think about you all the time and Christine and I talk about you often. Your mom came into my work yesterday! She left me a note that really meant a lot to me! It's amazing to me that someone who is in no doubt in a lot of pain and heartache took the time to stop and sympathize with someone else! She is a wonderful woman and it is obvious to me where you got your fun and caring personality! I remembered last night when she used to bring us pizza when we worked late! Anyway.. It was nice to see her and I'm sure to see her agian! She seems to be doing as well as can be expected, though I know she misses you as we all do! Take care John! Dallis

From: Adrian Hennessy
Date added: 7/16/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, I was in Lancaster a short time ago and I wanted you to now the dock we used to sit around while I played guitar for you as a little boy is still there and I could still see your smiling face and hear you singing with me. I miss you tons as do all your parents, garndparents, uncle and aunts and cousins. Love always, Your Uncle ADE*

From: Shar Hunter
Date added: 7/9/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Oh jeez Jonny, i have been thinking about you alot for awhile now. I framed that picture of us in Sylvan, with you and i in midlaugh, its sits on my dresser and i look at it everyday, missing you so much. Its still surreal, not matter how long its been, it just isnt fair. i miss you so much, all the times you would just come over since i lived a few townhouses away, all the times we would drink in your dads backyard, oh go for cruises in your truck, i miss it all. and now, even though we did spend so much time together, i wish we would have spent more together. it doesnt seem like enough. I even miss fighting with you! You were such a good friend to me, everything i could have ever asked for. And i know sometimes i made fun of you, for going punk that one time, and singing in the band, but i was only doing it because i hated that you were hanging out with them, and not me! and i take it all back. I LOVE you jonny, and i cant wait until i get to see you again.

From: Grettie
Date added: 6/27/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
You would think that if someone were to read all these stories of love and memories and how we all miss John so,so much,perhaps just maybe they would think twice about sending all that jibberish about precription drugs in a strange language to this website.Luckily for me there is someone like my Dad and Max who set up this website (acecomp)to dispose of it to the garage pile.I am so sorry that everyone had to see such a disgusting display of greed on this site.I hope that all those greed mongers that just spit out that garage can maybe just once see the heartfelt content on this site and leave it alone for all of us that loved John and want to preserve his brilliant memory. John was such a proud Canadian,he loved the Canada Day Holiday probably the most next to his birthday and christmas.I hope all of his friends go out on the holiday weekend,do something you love in memory of John.His fav.thing to do this weekend was camp at Tunnel Mt. in Banff.We did that every year of his life until the last when he could drive there with his friends and have the time of his life. When those fireworks are set off, remember all that glitter and sparkle in the sky is John smiling, beaming down his shower of love to all of us. We miss you so much John Love Mom

From: Grettie
Date added: 6/27/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
I hope this weekend when the President ,Vice-President,Shareholders and whoever else has money invested in Pillar Resources are having a fabulous time enjoying a hoit fun time in the sun.Basking in their money and Family they will think of JOHN and how they killed him wihout a second thought or any concern for his family and friends.They really quickly just delegated him to a number in a closed file. I often wonder how much money it takes until you totally lose all sense of guilt and responsibility for the safety of your employees? Look at your children this weekend and think of what it is like to have them die before you????The pain is still so raw especially so on special occasions. How can you people look at yourselves in the mirror??? Look at John's beautiful face,memorize it!It will haunt you till the day you die.

From: Pauline Hennessy
Date added: 5/22/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Happy 22nd Birthday John… We miss you so much… May 21st.1986-WOW how time flies by so fast! We all so wish you were here with us! We think about you all the time! Thoughts go through my head especially when I see our kids, Amanda, Megan & Owen grow up. To be honest, they remind me so much of you so many times when you were little! Of course they have the great Hennessy looks like you ! I could never compare YOU to anyone else, since you are such a unique young man …but little things that our kids do…I can’t stop thinking of what you did at that age… On a different note, your uncle Rich bought a snowmobile with a trailer that he’s so proud of…but it’s summer John; how do we explain this to him? We can only use it in the winter! But the greatest thing he’s looking forward to, I think he’s one of very few many… is the next snowfall… he will be able to go ice fishing to catch the biggest fish of them all with his little skidoo!! Hugs and kisses from all of us here from wonderful town of Port Credit, Ontario! We all love you so much! And MISS YOU TOO! XOXOXO

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/4/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
I love reading these comments.It breaks my heart every time but in a good way.All those memories are incredible. When I read a letter form someone looking for money I shake my head.This foundation is to help people with Workplace Head injuries fine information and point them in the right direction for funding.I would love to help with money but for some reason you say Foundation and everyone thinks there is a lot of money.John's foundation does not.There is enough to keep the scholarships going for a few years.Maybe longer with the help of others or if I have the health to start some kind of fundraiser. Love you John,miss you soooo much.

From: Jared Stennes
Date added: 4/30/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John, I've wanted to write something on here for a long time but what can I say that hasn't been said about ya buddy? You know everything that has been said here has described you perfectly. I feel pretty honoured to have known a friend like you and will never foreget ya. I remember Adam always talking about 'Little Johnny', haha it almost seemed like you were this hilarious character out of a book. The night Adam introduced us was so fun and my stomach still hurt the next day from all the laughs... I had a few more sore stomachs from your crazy antics John. There was never a dull moment when you were around and I miss that. Miss ya lots, can't wait to share some more laughs bud!!

From: jaime spiegel
Date added: 4/17/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am a disabled mother of 2 boys;I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have not worked in 5 years.My husband doesn't not make a lot of money and he works long hours so I have to be both father and mom to the boys.Sometimes it hurts so bad I can't get out of bed, and the boys after to look after themselves. Their father is also an alcoholic,so they never see him sober and it hard to rely on him,as he drinks after work every single day!It is getting old.I can't leave him as I don't qualify for disability.as I worked off the books for a number of years and took time off when my kids were born.Now it is time for my oldest child to go to school,we are looking for scholarships and grants.He is a really good student with a 3.7 GPA, on National Honor Society, he is editor of the school's paper, and editor in chief of the schools Magazine's.He also is active in community activities,like cleaning parks and dumps,feeding the homeless,visiting children and the elderly in hospitals and Nursing Homes and other important things.He has also won awards for his writing,including a City Wide Award for a short story that he wrote.He is a wonderful child and worthy of going to an equally wonderful college;only money is the problem. If I could work I would only I'm not dependable,never knowing when I will have a good day or a day I can't get out off bed!Does anyone have any suggestion?I would appreciate it greatly!! Thank-you, jaime

From: Brittany Wright
Date added: 4/11/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
John...Wow its been a long time.Man I remember in grade 4 when we dated :)and then greade 5,6,7 and 8!!ITs been a long time since the 25cent necklace and earrings that you gave Lindsay,then gave to me and back and forth!!!Man what we would have done to date you! Anyways things have changed so much and I do think about you,wou were my first boyfriend and for that I love ya,its something very special! Wish you could be here to see how everyone has changed and grown since you left us but at the same time the world has become so cruel that maybe its better to be up in heaven! Love you and miss you xxoo

From: Kyle Hartley
Date added: 3/30/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Some people might say its easy to write on this website, it is! i knew john very good and i've accepted the passing of my best friend. And i always know that john Hennessy was the most caring and understanding guy there was, and are friend-ship blossemed greatly from when we frist met untill now. So i know now he is even easyier to talk to,I loved him like a brother. Most love to Gretty. Tall Corona Boys (Luke,Jeremy,and me kyle) John.Jeremy & I used to call each other the Tripod.Always thinking of yea man Wish You Were Here

From: Adrian Hennessy
Date added: 2/5/2008  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Johnny, It's Feb 14 2008 and life goes on around me. There is still a big whole where you once stood beside us all but, I beleive you are still covering my back from heaven. I have been through a lot since you left us. Do you hear me when I am talking to you? Are you O.K.? Although I will make my way through life as best I can, I look forward to the day I will see you and Anita again. To your Mom and Doug I send my love and to you John I, can only whisper your name and tell you I love you and miss you and to let you know I carry a piece of you in my heart, Love Uncle ADE.

From: mom
Date added: 12/29/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Well another christmas has come and gone.It still just does not matter anymore.It was always so much fun with John.Doug and I have fun but it is not the same. John is always here with us.He was the STAR ans always will be.The family will never be the same.We are so lucky to still have so many family and friends who understand. It was great to see one of John's friends put his memory on a page in facebook. miss ya so much honey

From: Audrey K
Date added: 12/10/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
I never really had a chance to become great friends with John, but from what I knew, he was a great guy. We were in the same math class at Lindsay Thurber, Mr. Pitre was our teacher...I had the pleasure of getting to know John a little, and even getting a smile or nod in the hallway from him, every now and then. Funny, outgoing, handsome, kind...John had it all. I can only imagine the pain that his mom, grandparents, close friends and family are going through to this day, and for that, my heart goes out to you all. John will forever live on in all of your hearts, memories, and stories...

From: Rebecca Morris
Date added: 12/6/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Miss you & thinking about you everyday John..... Rebecca

From: Adrian hennessy
Date added: 12/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi johnny, I miss you more than I could ever put into words. You were always the special one and you always will be. To Grett,I'm sorry will never be enough. Johnny you are always at the forefront of my mind and the biggest hole in my heart, As long as the Hennesy,s are alive you will never be gone.I hope and pray where ever you are I will see again someday. Thinkin' about and always loving you forever. Your Uncle ADE*

From: From: Susan and Celeste
Date added: 12/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John, we haven't met you but hearing all the stories about you and seeing all the pictures of you we seem to know alot about you. Our prayers are with you and your family. John, I think you would really like us, we like fishing too! Cheers to one handsome young man! Love Susan and Celeste xoxoxo

From: Grand parents Ann and John Hennessy
Date added: 12/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
We know that to some people it might be easy to write on this website but it is not IT TEARS YOUR HEART APART JUST THINKING EVERY DAY WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TO HAVE HAD THIS WONDERFULL GRANDSON AROUND WITH YOU AS YOU GROW OLD HE WAS AND IS OUR PRIDE AND JOY AND OUR WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IT IS THREE YEARS SINCE YOU HAD TO LEAVE US A FAMILY THAT HAS NOT AND WILL NOT EVER EVER FOR GET YOU WE SEE YOU EVERY DAY IN OUR HOUSE AND I SEE YOU IN MY OFFICE AND IT IS SO HARD TO ACCEPT WHAT PILLAR RESOURCES OF CALGARY, ALBERTA, ALLOWED IT HAPPEN TO YOU IT WAS AND IS THEIR FAULT AND FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS IT WILL BE IN THEIR FACE AS THEY WERE FORCED TO SETUP A SCHORSHIP IN JOHN HENNESY'S NAME THAT WILL BE AWARDED EACH IN RED DEER IN MEMORY OF THIS GREAT WONDERFULL GRANDSON JOHN you are loved by your family so much we look for warded to seeing one and we might be able to go fishing again your loving grand parents ANN AND JOHN

From: Noel & Jen Hennessy
Date added: 12/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Grett, It is hard to believe time has gone by so fast, our prayers and thoughts are with you on this day and always. John was a wonderful you man and will never be forgotten by us. Love always Noel, Jen, Sean, Billy, Erin

From: Mom & Doug
Date added: 12/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is hard to imagine that 3 years ago today in a snow storm just like this at this exact time,we were saying our last goodbye and giving our last kiss to John in the intensive care at University Hospital in Edmonton.It was the most painful and horrible 24 hours of our lives seeing John hooked up to all those machines and not being able to do anything but hold his hand ,kiss him and talk to him hoping a miracle would happen.It didn't.He was helpless lying there.He was so beautiful,so brilliant,so giving,so smart,so everything,our life.He had his life planned to the minute and because of Pillar's negligence it was over in the blink of an eye.They don't care,what is a $50,00.00 scholarship to them,pocket change and thank goodness we have this off our desk? The good thing about the scholarship is that it is for 50 years,long after we are gone and that it is based on safety,John's middle name.He was so safety consious he drove people crazy. Through the foundation we too started 2 scholarships,1 at Red Deer College and 1 at Lindsay Thurber High School.John attended both When people say things like you'll get over it they are just showing their ignorance.You don't get over it,you just learn not to show it all the time. It is not just Doug and I who are still in agonizing pain but all the families and friends,Lorne,his dad,my parents,Joyce and Don,Doug's parents.All John's friends still wish he could come back if only for a hug,a kiss,a second cup coffee,a day,anything. It was painstakingly clear this week how everyone still mourns John's passing.Several of John's friends left beautiful gifts and cards on his grave.They took the time in this weather to come home and get these hearfelt gifts and go out to the cemetary.They left their phone numbers on the cards to let me know if I need anything or just a little visit to call. So many people have been there for us in these 3 years because they loved John so much and miss him so much. I hope everyone reads the article on the website.It was written by an incredible woman,Alison Azar for the Alberta Views magazine.She spent almost a year researching,the photographer,James May came from Calgary to take pictures and even followed me to the cemetary to take some.I hope everyone emails the mag complmenting the article.It was such and honour to meet them and see their work. All these wonderful people and things are what keep us going. Thank You we love you so much John and miss you every minute of every hour.our house is like a shrine of photos and memories.

From: Uncle Rich & Aunt Pauline
Date added: 12/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
We can’t believe it…Today is already 3 years ago that we lost our little John. We think about you everyday and wish you were here with us to hear you laugh and give us a poke. Why were you taken away we will never know. We can only hope the people responsible can sleep at night, they never knew the young man so many of us did. How Johnny, you always had a good word for all, helped when ever needed and spoke of the things you dreamed of doing. All the places and things you wanted to see and how you would experience everything in life, will never be seen. A family who has so few will always remember you everyday. ALL OUR LOVE Rich, Pauline, Amanda, Megan and Owen Our prayers are with you today and everyday for the rest of our lives!

From: Kyle HARTLEY
Date added: 12/2/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Yo BUddA! Goin to see u tomorrow! u always pop up in my mind here & there but it always seems like u do more around the christmas time. Uhhh, im finally goin back to skool to graduate im goin to enroll in classes in feb/08. yea yea only took me five years to get with it hey. Best wishes to gretty hope to see u around gretty. MUCH LOVE,tall chrona boys! P.S things sure have changed....

From: Jane Hennessy
Date added: 12/1/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
That newspaper article was very emotional... thank you for attaching it to the homepage. I've been wanting to see Johnny's grave,... it looks soo beautiful & peaceful! In our thoughts day in & day out... Loving you always & forever!! Missing you more than anything! Wishing I could turn back time & really enjoy every moment we spent together over our summer holidays at grand-ma & grand-pa's! Love you! -XOXOXOXO

From: Jane Hennessy
Date added: 12/1/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
That newspaper article was very emotional... thank you for attaching it to the homepage. I've been wanting to see Johnny's grave,... it looks soo beautiful & peaceful! In our thoughts day in & day out... Loving you always & forever!! Missing you more than anything! Wishing I could turn back time & really enjoy every moment we spent together over our summer holidays at grand-ma & grand-pa's! Love you! -XOXOXOXO

From: Kenneth N Arnott
Date added: 11/14/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Excellent site. Thank you for creating the foundation to promote safety awareness for young workers.

From: Grettie
Date added: 10/25/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
In the spring I set up scholarships funded by John's Foundation at both Lindsay Thurber High School and Red Deer College. On Monday night I, with Doug's mom, Joyce at my side got to present the one at Lindsay Thurber.Kurtis Neill is his name.What a really nice young man.He is in the pipefitter program.He had obtained more than was necessary in the criteria to receive the award.I was delighted to hear from Lori Irvine the R.A.P. co-ordinator that he is totally into safety just like John. The award's night at the College is in the beginning of November. I hope to be able to generate enough donations to the Foundation to carry on the scholarships and to help others in making young people more safety aware and more of their rights in the workplace. It was such a really nice night to see all those dedicated students who have achieved so much. It was really difficult to sit their and not cry through it all.The only thing missing was John, but he would be proud to hear he was helping someone else. Love you and miss you so much John. Doing things like the scholarships help all of us deal.

From: ADRIAN HENNESSY
Date added: 10/4/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
HE WAS DEEPLY LOVED BY THE WHOLE FAMILY AND I HOLD A VERY LARGE WHOLE IN MY HEART SINCE HE WAS TAKEN FROM US.WORDS CANNOT CONVEY HOW MUCH HE IS MISSED BY US ALL.

From: From: Henri Chatenay
Date added: 10/4/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dearest Grettie: Deeply moved about recent article in the Alberta magazine profiling your beloved son John. Know that your family's loss touched us all at PWD and serves to remind us daily how precious a gift life is. ( re. while celebrating Valentine's Day at the Country Cousins Restaurant in Linden in '04, I choked on a pyrogy, but my life was spared by a respiratory technologist, visiting from Airdrie- and seated directly behind me) Grettie, know that I will always treasure the people skills you taught me doing "demos"; and the wonderful Xmas dinner, Eva and I were invited to share with your staff, at Tony Roma's. Still remember how one of your cooking tips saved the day at work-- NEVER OVERHEAT CHEESESTICKS IN THE MICROWAVE. May God bless you and yours always. Fondly,

From: mom
Date added: 9/25/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear John It is still so hard to look at all your pictures that adorn our house,all the memories that seem to endlessly pop into our hearts and minds and not weep.There is so many times I feel so lost and sorry for myself but Ann is right I too look to you for the strenght to overcome all these speed bumps in my life.I also get so much reading the letters on here. You had so much life,knowledge and love to give to everyone.We all know you still lead us on to not only better our lives but anyone else we can help just like you would. I miss you and love you so much

From: Ann Martineau
Date added: 9/12/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear John, Though I have never written anything here, I think of you often. Your picture is on the corner of my mantle and I pass it every day. When I am feeling sorry for myself, I try to remember the passion with which you lived your life, the smile that never seemed to leave your face, the confidence you always carried with you even as a very small boy. Today, as when you were living, you continue to inspire me to look past the challenges I face every day, often seemingly insurmountable challenges, and to remember that there is always hope, there is always something I can do to make my life the way I want it to be and to never lose sight of my dreams. Aislin and I talk about you all the time. She was a small child when you left us, but she carries a memory of you that also brings her courage when she is troubled. You would have been great buddies - she is an "old soul" like you, somehow understanding things far beyond what you would expect from a child her age. I don't think I ever told anyone this, but a week or two before you left us, Aislin insisted that we call you - I don't know why, since she had never done that before. She kept on me, but there was always something else that needed to be done, so I put it off. It is one of my greatest regrets. I wish I had made that that call. If I could I would call you right now. Do you hear me when I talk to you? In my heart I feel you do. Aislin says that you watch over her, and I believe she is right. I believe you watch over all of us, cheering us on in our lives the way we cheered you on in yours. I love you John and I miss you, and I am a better person for having known you. Love Ann

From: Grettie
Date added: 9/1/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
We all know you are here with us every moment,John.All our lives are so intertwined with memories of you.All the lives you ssaved by your organ donations pray to you every day for saving their lives just because you knew it was the right thing to do,a lasting gift from you.I hear on occassion from the reciprients annonymously,wonderful letters of thanks for such a gift.It does my heart good to know how well they are all doing.Such a powerful man you always were and always will be.We miss you so much John but thanks fo sticking around to care for so many of us. Love mom

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/4/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
I was at the cemetery today,what a beautiful bright,sunny and warm day,just like John's brilliant smile. One of you had shared a beer with John,Corona,his favourite kind.It reminded me of a humourous story.John had been helping Doug pour a driveway.When they were done,John,Doug and Butch were havin g a beer,John was having a Corona.As he was shoving a piece of lime done the bottle neck his finger got stuck.Doug and Butch said it was so cute,John was trying so hard to hide it,not knowing they had already seen him.Finally he admitted the problem.They all had a great chuckle.I shared a miniature Lindor egg with him today.Lindor and those Mon Cheri chocolates were his fav.Being such a health and fitness guy he really didn't eat junk food that often but those were his favourite chocolate when he did. There is a little chest on his grave.I put all the cards and mementoes left out there in it.Feel free to leave little things in it,I know how much we all miss John, and all have those special memories.

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/3/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
As we all know John will live forever in our hearts and our minds.He was all about giving and helping.Last month in John's name and memory this foundation started two scholarship.They are in the apprenticeship programs.One is at Red Deer College and the other at Lindsey Thurber Comprehensive High School.John did his pipefitting apprenticeship at both.He loved his high school years at Lindsey and was very excited when the apprenticeship program took him to the college.Higher education was always at the top of his list of future plans.He could not wait till he had enough money to attend a college or university in Toronto pursuing his dream of helping others in workplace safety along side his grampa,John Hennessy.Hopefully these scholarships will help provide the means to some other young person fullfilling their dreams.

From: Grand parents Ann and John Hennessy
Date added: 5/28/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear grandson John Only you know how much you are really missed by your Mom,Dad and step Dad and the Hennessy Family there is not a day goes by with out the though you in ways that has left a empty whole in our hearts that can not be filled by any one. You are and were a very special grandson.You were 21 years young on MAY 21 ST 2007 and we want to wish you all the love that GOD can find in his heart to Hug and love you more and more each day. We want you to know that you will never never be with us HUGGING AND LOVING EVERY DAY Your Grand parents love you so very much Ann and John

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/21/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
May 21st.1986.That was the day John was born mid afternoon.He did not at first want to come out into this cold and cruel world but when he did the world changed.My life began that day forever.So many people told me I talked too much and too often about John.To this day that has not changed.He was my life.We talked so much together about his life,his plans and dreams.Things we would do together,places we would go.That all ended that cold day he was killed.His life was incomplete,unfinished as is mine now.So many family members,friends feel the exact same way.His death was such a cruel and unnecessary crime.It is just not fair that the world is without John. We looked ahead to this day for so long,21 years old.We would of had such a big celebration.From the time you could talk everyone said you must have been here before.You were like an old wise man in a young body.Maybe you will come back again if only for a moment,one more hug,one more kiss,one more "I love you mom"

From: Jeff Betts
Date added: 5/20/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
wow I was in Red Deer for the weekend and had to stop but the cemto visit you buddy and i reailized how much i missed you. I miss you dude so much love ya lots .

From: Richard Hennessy
Date added: 4/24/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Johnny I woke up this morning and you were in my head from the minute I opened my eyes. I miss you so deeply I cannot even speak about you, You where a light in our family like we have never seen.There are so many things I wanted to speak with you about and will never get the chance! I love Johnny and think of you every day. Your uncle Rich

From: Amanda Hennessy
Date added: 4/5/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
hi, i just came to see you my dad missed you. I had a dream about you oh i have to go now sorry, talk to you later...

From: Grettie
Date added: 4/4/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thank you to all that share their thoughts about John here.Everyone has such wonderful memories

From: Derek Lutz
Date added: 3/29/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
I recently found out about this site in dedication to John. He was an awesome friend. John and I shared moments together that will always be cherished. I am deeply sorry to those around him that were affected by his sudden death. I miss you John.

From: Rebecca
Date added: 3/18/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
All the strength to you Grettie in the next few days to come..... I'll be thinking about you.

From: Grettie
Date added: 2/28/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Another Valentine's Day,another birthday and no kiss on the cheek,no goofy card or gift.The last card I got from John said Happy 100th Birthday mom.He got it because it said what he wanted to say to me.That was what he was like. I received a wonderful gift from the Sask. gov. they have moved John's case forward.It is moved from March 28th to March 19&20.I can't wait to tell those xzvgnhfsjhtfcsvbj men from Pillar how they have destroyed all our lives taking our John away from us.

From: Pauline Hennessy
Date added: 2/19/2007  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey little John, We miss you so much... With all our love, Pauline, Richard, Amanda, Megan & Owen xo

From: Luke Layden
Date added: 12/31/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Happy New Years Bro. This is the second new years where your not here and i still can't believe your gone. I miss you Bro. Love Yah Peace

From: Lori S. Anton
Date added: 12/31/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Visiting this web site and reading these bittersweet comments by friends, family members and acquaintances of a young man whose name I had never heard until today has wrought tears to my eyes. As a published writer who has written professionally for nearly 30-years, supportive words and exact expressions rarely escape my capacity. But today, adequate lexis escapes me. I find myself grieving for persons I have never met; for a young man whose gift of live was so carelessly and needlessly lost. A precious young man with the promise of a bright, productive future; snatched from the loving arms of a mother, grandparents, and other relatives. Now forced to struggle through days with an aching void that cannot be filled by time or other persons. Losing an infant child 30 years ago, I know from experience the agony that sets in; John’s mother, to one extent or another, will always grieve for her dear son. A son ten thousand other children could never replace. Agony in this case, compounded by the very company responsible for young John’s death; a company that to this day has not had the decency, the courtesy, or the heart to tell a grieving mother how very sorry they are for her irreplaceable loss. Or to show through action they are appalled by the avoidable death of John. I ask myself how Pillar Resources can profess to care about the lives and safety of other employees who may be equally as vulnerable as John was. Their avoidance in dealing with this tragedy by repeatedly postponing their court date is nothing short of scandalous. Their unconcern at prolonging Grettie’s suffering by not taking responsibility and allowing her closure, ruthless and heartless. How this can be allowed to continue is beyond my understanding. I grieve for the entire Hennessy family and pray not only for justice, but for heightened awareness. And better and safer work conditions for other young men and women.

From: Mom
Date added: 12/24/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Honey I just can't believe it is Christmas again and you are not here.I miss everything about you John especially your enthusiam about Christmas.The endless shopping,the chocolate making,the snacks.It is just so empty,no fun.Doug and I are having everyone for dinner,that will keep us busy and make it more happy.We know you will be here with us seeing all your favourites on the table.Two years!! I still can't believe this happened to some one so wonderful with so much left to do.Everyone still keeps your flame burning brightly in their hearts. We all still love you so much. Love mom xoxoxo

From: Pauline Hennessy
Date added: 11/17/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Little John, we talk about you all the time to our kids. We all think of you everyday and miss you so much...we will never forget you! xo

From: carol
Date added: 9/21/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
this is a nice website and i feel sorry for you bye from arol

From: amanda hennessy
Date added: 9/20/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
i miss u

From: Amanda hennessy-John's cosien
Date added: 9/19/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
i hope you are safe

From: Sean Kelly
Date added: 9/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
As I have said on previous occasions... Little John has made a difference to this world ... a major difference... He has left a legacy that most can only dream of and in some small way hope to achieve. From the very first moment I met you, John Hennessy... I knew you were special... I just knew you would be an influence on the people and places you would visit... but I did not know how short your visit would be... we all sit and wonder at that very phenomna... how come people like Little John, who have the potential to do so much to make this world a better place to live... are taken away from us, when we feel that they and us have been cheated out of an opportunity to experience the joy that goes along with all the other benifits of rubbing shoulders with these special kind of people.... Having lived my youth in Ireland, and the Hennessy family can fully appreciate this... we were raised on a strong diet of young promising individuals, who at various times in our troubled history were taken away... at what was felt, at the time, a terrible tragedy... This is not intended to be a sermon in any shape or form... I do have some concept of what those who were family to John... what they are going through... I lost my own first child son... I known how that hurt... I still feel it... in a some what duller form...thirty years later... but if there is one thing I learned, it was this... I had to find a reason why he was taken away from us... what sense was there to this... why do we have to suffer...and hurt so much... after we have been given such a beautifil gift... Now, when I think of John, I often think of our son Sean... which incidently is gaelic for John... I really don't want to go on and on... suffice be it to say, Grettie... we feel so deeply for you... and Grandpa John and Grandma Ann... we feel so deeply for you as well... But Phil hit the nail right on the head ...in what he said here on Dec.5th... we have to focus on how John can contribute to a change in our lives... how his life can influence and help change us for the better... One way he has changed my life is in the safety program I present for my company.. I am more heavily focused in training young people to recognize hazards and exercise the right to say no to dangerous work procedures... on a more personal level... I must continue to mindful of the wonderful people I have in my life... we never know when they may be called away... may God bless you all... the Hennessy clan... Debbie's and my life are all the better for having met you... and John is up there smiling down on all of us... and pushing us to be better people.

From: Ann and John Hennessy Parents
Date added: 9/1/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
After waiting 57weeks charges were finally layed against Pillar Resouces inc Calgary,Alberta for the death of John Hennessy-Moore they were to have appeared in court Dec12/05 but asked for to have the case but over to another date and it was agreed to Jan30/06 in Lloydminister,Sask where John was the critically injuried This will not bring our beloved John back to his MOM OR Family but we hope it will do two things (1)Teach Pillar that it is not work at any cost it must be safe work at all times for all workers (2)That these charges might save the life of another young worker in the the "OIL PATCH" You have only to look at the pictures on this Website to see how full of life our grandson was to understand the loss and why we continue to push with all our might for Justice in this case there was no reason for this young man's death it was management who failed to protect him. Ann and I will never ever ever stop loving the greatest grandson any one could have No matter where you go in our home you see little John as we always called him because his grandpa was also called John. The pain and suffering our Daughter through every day can not be measured or

From: Ann and John Hennessy Parents
Date added: 9/1/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
For some reason the computer moved to submit before I was finished with my comments.where the words measured in days months or years Ann and I ask that all who read and write on this Website pray for our Daughter that GOD will help lift her up each day in his hands and lession her pain and we ask all mothers think of her in their prays.

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/23/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Thank you all so much for the wondful comments you submit.It makes my day to day a little more tolerable to get through. We found out last week that PILLAR RESOURCES,the company responsible for John's death, have requested another postponement of the court case. It seems so disgusting that it all seems to be about Pillar's rights. Did our wonderful John not have any?What do you think?

From: Jamie
Date added: 8/17/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey Man. I definately missed you this whole racing season. The red deer crew just aint the same without the leader.... JHM!! The ASG crew is going camping this august and we will definately shotgun a couple brews in your honor! No matter where you are your spirit will live on in all of us! PEace Out J!

From: Carly
Date added: 8/16/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey bud, so here i'm at 21st and feeling like i'm 19 again and you being here with me on my birthday. i think about you all the time especially on this day. we had awesome times being locker buddies and i will never forget them. i miss you and i wish you were here! love you lots. carly

From: Kristen
Date added: 8/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
A few of us got together on Tueday and toasted to you John, our friend who is always with us. Still seems like yesterday I got the call instead of 2 years. Miss you always friend.

From: KYLE HARTLEY
Date added: 7/5/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
R.I.P. I just found out about this website sorry,i dont have much connection to the internet world but hey. I found out when my mind starts to wonder i start to wonder how my budda johnny's doing. but he knows more about us then we do him. So all i can say is my best wishs to gretty. & were going CAMPING FOR YEA BUDDA! THE TALL CORORNA CREW. PEACE!

From: Josh Rumohr
Date added: 7/2/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
still seems like yesterday that we were riding on the bus to school, talking about hockey/girls or anything that came to mind. i miss you buddy you were a great friend to everyone.

From: phil
Date added: 6/22/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
hey man, i was listening to tangerine by led zeppelin today while staring out at the caribbean and thought back to how you introduced me to that song and to led zeppelin in general way back in the day. it feels empty now. empty but with about 10000 times more meaning. i wish you were around, i wish we could go play hockey on the o.d.r. when winter comes, i wish we could go mountain biking in the fall, i wish i could come back from this trip and know that i would have one of my best friends waiting for me to go for a drink and catch up. i miss you man.

From: Luke Layden
Date added: 6/18/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
I went out to sylvan lake the other day and all I could think about was all the times we hung out on the beach checking out the hotties and just chillin. the beach will never be the same again.a few weeks back jeremy and I were chillin at his new pad having a few brews and we started talking about all the good times we had partying together at my old pad and at jackie and blairs house those were some off the best times I ever had. I'll never forget you bro! Love your boy Luke

From: mom
Date added: 6/18/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear John. The sun comes up and goes down.The stars shine brightly but not nearly as bright as your smile.We miss you so much John,particularly on a day like today.Holiday's just don't mean as much anymore without you.Love you

From: Luke Layden (LLGG)
Date added: 6/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's been two years and it still hurts as bad as the day I got the phone call saying you were gone. I came to visit you tonight and i could see your spot right when i pulled in there was so many candles lit like always you stood out from the rest and it was so good to see that nobodys forgotten you. There was alot of new things added to your grave site. It's still good to know that if I have any problems you will always be there to talk to. I miss yah John it's not the same without you.

From: Noel Jr.
Date added: 6/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
John will always be in our hearts and minds. Be strong Grett, somehow you will find the strength to keep going. John will always be waiting with open arms for you no matter what. Love always Noel, Jen, Sean, Billy, Erin...God Bless

From: Ann and John Hennessy Grand Parents
Date added: 6/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
There are no days in any hours weeks or months for the past two years and one day that Ann and I have not though about the monents of joy that our grand son gave us and the very great loss that Pillar resouces of Calgray Alberta have caused by not having a health and safety program that would have prevented this loss and suffering that our family endure every monent of our lives Just looking at the these pictures on this website must help every one who views this site what our family and the world has lost This young man that brought so much joy and happyness to every one he touched Just to listen to him talk about the future and what he was going to do was enough to brigthen you day It was like he was sent to us on a mission to make the world a better place We miss him so every very very much our hearts are broken into so many little parts have you Pillar Resources ever stopped to think about what it muat be like to get up every DAY knowing you will never see this wounderfull young man infact you can not SEND HIM A LETTER-E-MAIL-FAX-CALL HIM ON THE PHONE PILLAR RESOURCES LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND LONG AND HARD to see WHAT YOU COMPANY DID THEY KILLED THIS YOUNG MAN AND STILL TO AFTER TWO YEARS AND ONE DAY HAVE NOT CALLED ANY OF THE FAMILY TO OFFER SUPPORT WELL MR PILLAR RESOURCES WE WILL NEVER FOR GET WHAT YOU HAVE DONE BY HAVINING UNQUALTIFIED MANAGERS-SUPERVISORS-AND FOREMEN MANAGING YOUNG WORKERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SPEAK UP ABOUT UNSAFE CONDITIONS FOR FEAR OF BEEN FIRED I can still hear John say hey grandpa lets go fishing can I drive the boat and this is my fish this time I can still see him walking up from the boat with his rods and fishing gear and I still think about our time building together his first bike these were very happy times for my wife and myself as our own family had grown up and we looked forward each year for John to come and stay with us he was during these times our son and made us very happy.John we love you always we will never forget you the joy you gave to us The one thing I miss most are your phone calls.LOVE GRANDMA AND GRANDPA XOXOXOXOXO

From: Sarah
Date added: 5/29/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
John has been in my thoughts so much lately, thinking of how his smile could change anyones day around. There are times in everyone's life when those are the memories that you really need, and I am so gratefull that I shared such moments with John that those memories can get me through such times. When I look back over the time that has passed since John has gone it seems that so much has changed, I miss you so much John, and I know you are there when I need you. Thank You.

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/23/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
I know I speak for all of us that are still living in a time warp.In my mind it was yesterday that John and I were enjoying a delicious frozen hot chocolate together.He is still everywhere we go,everywhere we look.We can still feel him sneak up behind us and give us a hug or a kiss on the cheek.It was so heartwarming to see all the little mementos left at his grave on Sunday.He would have been such an attractive and brilliant 20 year old.The place John said he felt most alive was always Banff,so Doug and I went there on Sunday and visited all the old favourite shops John loved.I know on a regular basis we all have our breakdowns and cry till we think there can't be any more tears.But there is.It's okay,there will never be enough tears to dispel our grief.Anytime any one wants to share thoughts or stories about John,just call me.It's John's cell number.There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about all of you and am grate full for how lucky John was and I am now o have all of you as friends.Thank You.

From: Shauna
Date added: 5/22/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Happy Birthday John! I love you and miss you lots.

From: Phil Hennessy
Date added: 5/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
I love John like he was my son and brother..everyday I think of what the world is missing without him in it.I have been and will continue to dedicate myself to being the best that I can be in John's honor. There have been no days since John left us that I do not think about him and his potential as a young man...life has not been the same and will never be the same without him. Grettie I love you and thank you for letting me be apart of John's life.Be strong for John...it's the way he lived.

From: Jane Hennessy
Date added: 5/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Lil' John.. I love you and miss you SO much it hurts! Uncle Phil expressed alot of things I also feel... You're always in my mind Johnny... (& Aunt Grettie) God Bless! xoxoxo

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
There is not a minute that goes by that I am not surrounded by everything John.I see him everywhere.I feel his light kiss touch my cheek.I feel his big hand steady me on ice.I hear him laugh at me for some of the silly thimgs I do like shovelling the snow from his grave.Gee Mom you and that darn shovel,it's o.k.,let it go!I need to feel him,I need him so bad.I just ache.I still want him to walk in the door and ask for a homemade milk shake.Look at that smile.It is bigger than life and full of his honesty,humour,loyalty,friendship, and love.A tall man among men.Remember him like that.Your best friend,my best friend.Remmber all the fun you had with him and write it here to carry it on forever.It seems like yesterday that Doug,Phil and I held his hand and begged him to come back to us.Now 2 years have passed and we are still begging. You were ,you always will be my only reason for living John.I wait filling my time ,hopefuly helping others till I can join you. I love you ,John Love mom xoxoxxo

From: Amy
Date added: 4/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
I will never forget. Love you Johnny

From: Billy Hennessy
Date added: 4/4/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
This entry is much too late in coming. I consider it a failure in myself to not have had the courage to write something here. But after reading all of these messages from people who knew John, I feel inspired to say something. John was a great guy and had personality and charm that people responded to. He always had something funny or nice to say and very rarely did he not have a smile on his face. As can be witnessed by all of the entries here, John had a positive impact on the lives of many. I only wish he and I could have spent more time together. I miss him and I think about him often

From: Breanna
Date added: 3/12/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
I miss you sooo much buddy. Love you always

From: grettie
Date added: 2/26/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
i miss you so much John.i see you everywhere.it was so hard to watch the olympics and not have you here beside me watching.i always thought i would have the pleasure of watching you on the podium for cycling.i still don't understand why you are not here. i feel sorry for those men at Pillar Resources.it must be hard to look in the mirror and not see John's beautiful face staring back asking why me?maybe someone will answer that question when the court case finally starts on Sept 25th,2006.we need to know how they could allow him to be killed and not step up and take responsibility or even give a damn about us ,all of John's family and friends.we did not know it is all about the money in the oil patch,people don't count.they are just numbers and a means for the rich to get richer.

From: Marilyn Robertson
Date added: 1/19/2006  (PRINT COMMENT)
Seeing the pain the family must endure every day makes my heart very heavy. Grettie, John, Ann, Richard and the entire family and friends of little John - My warmest thoughts are of you at this time and always. I look forward to Jan. 30 - and hopefully the news we hear is the righ news to help save someone else's son or daughter! Grettie - you are in my thoughts all the time - and Richard - I see how you are hurting and how your heart aches! Keep strong!

From: grettie
Date added: 12/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Well Christmas has come and gone.It was in many ways beautiful.Mostly though it was terrible.I did not get see John hover around eating breakfast (and chocolate out of his stocking).He liked to do things slowly on Christmas morning to make the moment last.He just loved the suspence of not knowing what he was getting which was usually everything he asked for.We liked to shop early so that on Christmas Eve we could go to the mall for a Frozen hot chocolate at Second Cup. We loved to watch all those people running frantically around looking for gifts.Though he did not always have a lot of money to buy gifts he always saved up to make sure he got me something extra apecial and put a lot thought into it and the extra special card for mom.I keep a candle lit on his grave every day and for December I also have 12 tea lites lit each day because Dec is the 12 month and it is 12 months since I saw John's beautiful face.It is so hard to actually conceive in my mind that I won't see him again until the day I die.It is still like 2 minutes ago that he called me when it was really last Dec 2nd at 7:30 to say Hi and I can't wait to get home on Dec 20 to pick up my new truck and have a great christmas with you and Doug.You are going to love what I got you this year ,mom.I said You be careful John,I love you.Don't worry mom,My name is John Safety Hennessy,I love you mom ,bye. I know John is with all of us every minute. It was so wonderful to spend that time with everyone of you that came to the celebration of John's life on the 10 of December.Times like that are what keep me going.In a kind of abstract way it brings John back physically because he loved all of you so much and there is a part of John in all of you. I am so grateful for that.I also want to Thank publicly the Morris family for their wonderful donation to the foundation that is growing,slowly but growing.Also for the beautiful quilt Patty Morris made from some John's biking clothes.It is so fabulous there are no words to express my feelings. Please continue to express your feelings here.It is good for all of us to get out our pain and memories or just to say Hello John,I'm still here for you. Love Grettie

From: Luke Layden
Date added: 12/26/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's december 25 2005 and I'm still feeling the pain like it was yesterday John you may not be here in person but your with all of us in spirit. Theres still not a day that goes by where your forgotten and there are those who's didn't know you but have heard the stories and memories we have of you and wish that they could have met you. your a BRO FOR LIFE We will always remember you. I love you and I miss you R.I.P Bro Love Luke and those not blessed enough to have met you.

From: Jane Hennessy
Date added: 12/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! You're always in my thoughts and my prayers! Big hugs & kisses! xxoo

From: Debbie Mayberry
Date added: 12/22/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I have been thinking of you often this month Grettie and understand that this is a very difficult time for you and Doug. I log onto this website often and enjoy reading all the messages posted here. I certainly hope and pray that everything went well in Lloydminister earlier in the month - people responsible for workplace accidents, injuries and deaths need to be held accountable. Please remember that we all think of you often and wish you the blessings of the season.

From: Laura Rumohr
Date added: 12/11/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Touching base again with Grettie, it's easy to recall happy times with our boys going to school together for many years. John was such a likeable fellow-and so polite. To this day, everytime I enter the A&G Food store I can see John stocking shelves or packing groceries. He would ALWAYS smile and say hello and ask about Josh. Because he wanted to....with fond remembrance. Blessings to your family.

From: Patti , Tony , Rachel,Rebecca, & Natasha
Date added: 12/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dearest Grettie, Today is John,s tea and I have just lit a special candle for him. It will burn all day. We loved John. He was the son we never had. Everyday warm thoughts of John come to me. When I am out walking and see beauty in my surroundings I sense John,s presence.I feel calm and reasured that I know he is safe and not far away. Love Patti Morris

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 12/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
We are sittig here at our computor thinking about the past Ten weeks without been able to talk to our grandson,it seems like such a long time ago,and yet we will be doing this for the rest of our life and thinking how it might have been with such a bright Star in our lives like JOHN and how a company like PILLAR RESOURCES INC,of Calgary, allowed our grandson to be in such a position working for them that he was killed and not one word of sorry from the company in TEN WEEKS after JOHN's death to any member of his family.It's like if JOHN was never in this world it seems as if they do not care even though the company is reponsible to ensure that the workplace is safe and free of hazards,we know as a family that if PILLAR RESOURCES INC's MANAGEMENT had followed the rules this death could would not have happened.We will not give up till justice is done and those reponsible are held accountable and pay the price.

From: Pattie Richter
Date added: 11/30/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Well I am Whitney's mom, and I too have some very fond memories of John. One of the most recent was from Whitney's Grad Party at our house. I had bought some of those crazy glow sticks and some of which made into headbands and as I stood outside in the rain making them John approached me and said can I have a head band one, so we made it and he wore it proudly that night. I also remember him from the actual Grad dinner that same year as we sat very close to him & his family and got some great pictures of Whitney and Gretzky (Grettie) for our scrap book. Whitney always loved her as a lunchroom supervisor as she was fun and loved our kids, like they were hers. Thanks Gretzky for that, as I don't think I ever Thanked you for looking after my girl. John was a handsome young man and he looked like a million bucks on grad day, and when I look back at school photos of Whitney and John, gosh they were so cute!!!! Anyhow I know that we will miss the celebration of John's life as we will be away, but I just wanted you to know that our Whitney visits John every weekend she returns to Red Deer, which is usually twice a month or more, and she weeps as her heart breaks knowing she can not hold him any longer. Whitney loved him to bits! May God Bless you Gretzky today and always! Our Love and thoughts are always with you.. The Richters XOX

From: Ann and John Hennessy Parents
Date added: 11/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
To day it is 53weeks since we lost the brightest young man the world has ever known caused by PILLAR RESOUCES INC,OF CALGRAY ALBERTA FAILING TO TAKE PROPER WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF MY GRANDSON.EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED by law TO "TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION REASONABLE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THE PROTECTION OF A WORKER" and I can tell you to night NOV28 2005 ALMOST ONE YEAR AFTER JOHN PASSED AWAY FROM HIS INJURIES that PILLAR did not do this.Pillar resouces have now been charged by the occupational health and safety branch in Lloydminister,Sask for their failure TO PROTECT OUR GRANDSON AND OUR DAUGHTER'S ONLY CHILD, THE CASE WILL GO BEFORE THE COURT ON DEC12 2005 IN Lloydminister Sask.We wish to thank the OH&S,RCMP,THE JUSTICE DEPT AND THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR FOR THEIR VERY HARD WORK AND THEIR CONTINUED EFFORTS IN BRINGING THIS COMPANY TO JUSTICE.My family will be present at the court house for this hearing to ensure that judge see's what the loss of this young man has done to our family and to ensure that the owners of PILLAR see the pain my Daughther is suffering for the rest of her life. We also want to thank those who have supported our family and you to continue to talk to our only Daughter thruogh this WEBSITE as it helps to know that some cares.

From: Kendel Ryan
Date added: 11/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear Grettie and family, it's never easy to say we are sorry for the loss of your child, but it is easy to say that child was a great kid. I had always said he was one of my favorites. The whole group of kids are good, but John stood out because he would always come into the house and find James and I just to say Hi, How are you doing, would you like to join us. He was always smiling. I really admired his ambition and drive. He was always seemed to be motivated and had a passion for his life. He will be sadly missed in this household. Jason will contact you when he gets home in June. He went Thailand in Jan. Thanks for the picture, I have some too. One of Jason's friends borrowed them and I didn't get them back yet. Please take care and have the courage to carry on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

From: Kyla Conner
Date added: 11/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I knew John only briefly when he came with my parents and brother (Gavin) to Kamloops to mountain bike race. I found his zest for life infectious and always thought of him fondly as one of those people the world is extremely lucky to have. I cannot begin to imagine the pain his loss has caused those who knew him well. A fund in his name to help other victims of workplace head injuries seems like an excellent way to remember such a beautiful and spirited young man. I will remember him as a true lover of life!

From: Ann and John Hennessy Parents
Date added: 10/10/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It will be 47 weeks since our Granson John Hennessy Moore was critically injured Dec4th/04 and passed away on Dec 5th/04 while working at the HUSKY ENERGY PLANT in Lloydminister,Sask.for PILLAR RESOUCES INC from Calgary, Alberta.We as a family are still waiting for the SASK Government to lay charges against PILLAR RESOUCES AND HUSKY for failing to protect our Grandson on the work site,It will be one year in just a few short weeks since our Grandson John pssed away and we are calling on OH&S OF SASK TO START THE PROCESS of charging both company's. We know that the people of both Alberta and Sask would like to see justice for the loss of this young life only 18years.We miss this young man every minute of every hour of every day of every month and we wounder what might great things would have been done to gether with this wounderfull Grandson the love of our family's life. John we know that you are watching over all your family. We love you just as much to day as we have always and will continue for ever. Ann and John Hennessy John's Grandparents

From: John's Grandparents John&Ann
Date added: 10/4/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is 17 Weeks to day April10th/05 since our grandson John Hennessy-Moore was critically injuried on Dec4th/04 and pass away on Dec5th/04 and it was also a Sunday.We will never forget that day of so much pain and such a feeling of loss for someone who we all loved so very much are hearts are broken forever and yet the people that John worked for have to this day April10/05 not called or spoken to John's mother,The company we know by now is PILLAR RESOURCES INC,OF CALGRAY,ALBERTA,CANADA,the place where the injury happened was at the HUSKY PLANT,LLOYDMINISTER,SASK,CANADA,The management of THE HUSKY PLANT have not even called John's mother,What does that say about the Chairman of the board and it's directors at HUSKY'S HEAD OFFICE as to how they think about hourly paid workers.This is the loss of a only child who is lost for ever to his family.I hope that top management at both company's think long and hard at what has happened here.

From: Jeff "Unkey Jeff " Betts
Date added: 10/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John and i shared alot of really great times together and with that i learned what an amazing person he really was. I can recall one time we had a late night trip to edmonton and had the most fun even until the ride home because he deside to have the heat on cold the whole way home and it was the middle of winter to boot. That was what made it priceless to be a freind of johns and never froget him as long as i shall live. Best wishes to his family and hope to get together in the future. Love you john and miss you everyday. Love Jeff

From: Whitney Richter
Date added: 9/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had coffee with Grettie; Gretzky as I still like to call her, back in May and promised her to write something in this Guest Book... Well now it's September and there hasn't been a single entry from me. It's hard for me to put how I feel, not only into words, but onto a page where I know hundreds of other people will be reading them. I have festered over doing this since that ‘coffee day’ Grettie and I'm sorry it has taken me this long. I had the privilege of knowing John since kindergarten and he was always very proud of that! The last time I had the opportunity to see him actually that's all he would talk about! That and how I hadn't called him and how pissed off at me he was! Regardless, he was the one friendly face I knew I could count on through out all the ups and downs that school graciously provides us with. My memories of John start most prominently in Grade 4, Mr. Marchands class. Those of you who were in that class (Grettie you too!!) will probably remember the lunch hours spent huddled around the ghetto blaster at the back of the class, singing along to the Grammy’s CD, featuring some of our favorite songs of that time; Gangsters Paradise, ‘if God was one of us’ and there was a song by Michael Jackson on there too that I remember. Every time I hear one of those songs, images of our youth and innocence come crashing back to me. Images and memories of John. Then of course I realize that I’m a white chick sitting in her car rapping along perfectly to Gansta’s paradise and crying.. picture that for moment and tell me you can’t help but laugh. Every time it happens I know John is there laughing his ass off at me too. Lest we forget the infamous era of the Rat-Tail!! John was one hip dude in that elementary!! Lindsey thought so, that’s for sure… John, Lindsey, Jay & I, were two of the official couples of that Grade 4 class and we were subject to each others teasing and persuasions by our recess/lunch-time games of “Truth or Dare”. It’s fun to think about how silly we were. Everything after April of my Grade 9 year is pretty much a haze to me. After my sister was diagnosed with cancer, John never asked me about how she was doing. He never told me he was sorry, that if I needed to talk that he would listen and not once did he say that if I needed a shoulder to cry on I could have his. Although I hated every time someone pried at me with their concern and curiosity, I was appalled that John never had anything to say. But one day, in math class, after a month or two of my sister being sick, John asked me, “Whitney, are you going to wear sweatpants every day?” I snapped at him. I couldn’t believe it. If I wanted to wear sweatpants everyday, then I would good damn wear sweatpants everyday! ‘What is it to you?!?!’ I thought to myself. It isn’t until years later, that I realize when he said that he didn’t mean it to hurt me, that he didn’t want to bring up what was going on with my sister (because he knew I didn’t want to talk about it) and that I couldn’t be depressed about it forever and that I had to go on living life instead of hiding from it. I wish I would have seen the forest for the trees then, but I have solace knowing that he knew me better then I thought he did. One memory that I return to more often then any other, is from Grade 10 science class. John, Phil and I were sitting in the back corner of class; paying great attention to the lesson that was going on of course and out of the blue John pipes up and says to me, "Whit, would you ever go out with me?" Although I had considered it in the past; as I had always had a crush on John, there was always one thing that stood in the way… so I said to him, without hesitation, "Nope sorry John, you're too short." Phil laughed and the conversation/laughing resumed as if nothing had happened. So I figured he couldn’t have been serious and he just wanted to know for some weird John reason. What makes this memory so special to me is that John and I remained good friends there after and to his mothers disappointment and to the two of ours as well, we never ended up dating (or getting married.. sorry Gretzky) but without words we had a mutual understanding that we both loved each other and that we would be there for each other whenever push came to shove. Gretzky I hope you understand my love wasn’t only for John, it was for you as well and I will always be here for you. I haven’t spent as much time with you as I would have liked and hoped, but I didn’t have John here this time to tell me to stop wearing sweatpants every day…and it took me a little longer to figure it out on my own. I miss John more and more every day that passes, but the two of us have a good laugh every now and then, I can’t ask for anything more then to know that he’s figured out how to have fun in heaven too!! Love ya babe! P.S. Grettie, I can't help but chuckle at this picture of john drinking orange juice out of a wine glass... I used to do that ALL the time at my grannys pool when I little!! How ironic hey?!

From: Amanda Anita Hennessy
Date added: 9/8/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am John's cousin & great friend. I will never forget the fun times we had together especially when we went the ice cream store called "SCOOPS". We would tell our nanny that we're just going for a walk. We sneaked to SCOOPS to have a quick cone. I had chocolate and he had vanilla. Later on that day, as we walk in the house there was chocolate stained on my light pink vest. Johnny said "I'll cover for you" I quickly sneaked straight to the washroom trying to wash it out with soap...but, it didn't work. Nanny noticed the stain, she figured it out and called us her little spies. Now every time I go to SCOOPS I can still hear his fun giggles....from your cous...Love you & miss you Johnny xo

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 8/31/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear Sean,Our family takes this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to see and read about our treasured grandson John he was all those things and more you have shared with our his family John was a very special young man who has gone long before time and is missed by so many many people every second,minute,of every hour,every day and will be for the rest of our lives John though so very highly of you that when he talked about safety he would say I wonder if Mr Kelly knows about that. Please accept this as our thanks you. Ann and John Hennessy

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 8/31/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's 41 weeks since our grandson John Hennesy has passed away on that day when the most important part of our lives changed for ever with the loss of John when he was critically injuried working for PILLAR RESOUCES INC of Calgary Alberta on the job at the HUSKY ENERGY PLANT in lloydminister Sask on DEC 4TH 2004 and passed away on DEC 5TH 2004 These company's have not been charged by OH&S SASK,FOR A CRIME AS SET UNDER BILL C-45 THE CRIMINAL LIABILITY ACT OF CANADA. This young worker was sent to a job without proper instructions as is required by OH&S there is no question as to who is guilty for the loss of this young man's life. John we will never give up We love you

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had the honour on Sunday of attending the Provincial Road Race Championship.I had been asked to speak about John to all these wonderful riders.It was great to meet alot of the people John spoke so highly of.I know now why he did.To see all those lively eager faces,young and old,so intent, just as John was, to give their all.I thank all of them for allowing me the gift to be involved in such a huge event.I wish them all the best in their bright futures.It was so ironic that the start and finish took place right beside the cemetery where John is resting.He,I am sure felt honoured to see his name used and stood tall guarding all the riders.

From: Sean Kelly
Date added: 8/24/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I say Hi to John each day that I go to and from work... I pass his final resting place on the outskirts of Red Deer... and I often recall one or two memories from the time we spent together, as he prepared to enter the pipefitting trade... I can still recall clearly when I was introducing the students to personal protective equipment... and when we got to the aspect of hearing protection... we discussed the use of earplugs and how they can give you protection to enable you to work around most of noise exposure at the gas plant they would be going to work at... I finished off that class by saying that the next day we would be discussing "Double" hearing protection for the real noisey areas without really explaining too much about it... I always liked to leave a little mystery hanging over the next day's topic... John hung back until the rest of the class had left and he was full of questions about these earplugs and just exactly how much protection they were good for... he finally asked me if I would mind if he took a few pair home... knowing find well that I would say by all means.... as he had so often heard me preach that safety does not start and stop at the gate... It was a Friday... I was a little rushed... and I didn't think to ask him what he might be wanting to protect himself against... Monday came around... and as we are very flexable at our training center... an opportunty cropped up for the students to job shadow on an emergency piece of work that came in from the plant for the next five days... so the double hearing thing got put on hold... we returned to the classroom each afternoon to get out of our coveralls etc... the following week something else cropped up and again the double hearing got moved back... so the morning of the day that I was finally going to get back to the hearing protection I noticed something... I have a large box of these orange ear plugs... and there is enough in there to get us by for four or five months... now I only had three pair left... before the class started that day, I mentioned that our pink earplugs have become quite the fashion statement and joked that I see half the kids in Red Deer are now wearing them... John piped up that each night for the past two weeks he had been grabbing a fistfull... and of course he would have to comment that he knew I would support his keeness to use the proper protection... Protection from what,I asked... From the band I play in,he replied... the music is that bad... No, we practice in a confined area and the sound is intensified... But why are you going through so many... Well you told us to use a fresh pair at the beginning of each shift or as often as needed, you said never ever put dirty earplugs in your ears... yes, but that's only one or maybe two pair a night... ah but Sean, you always tell us to look out for our fellow workers... so I have to have enough for the rest of the band... and some on hand in case we get an audience. And by the way Sean, the guys all think they are real cool... I had to have the last word... John don't tell me your were using double hearing protection... What! he said... you weren't putting two plugs in each ear, were you?... That was how we bantered back and forth on many an occasion.. funny thing... when he had me on the run... he called me Sean... when he felt he wasn't going to win... he would submit with a "okay, Mr Kelly... needless to say... he called me Sean a lot... Without question Little John was one student I looked forward to seeing each class... and it wasn't all about the jousting... he set the work standard for the rest to follow...

From: Bob McKerrell
Date added: 8/18/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
The first time I met John was on a bike ride that featured the Red Deer river valley. I can remember because at the top of the climb I can still hear his voice saying "I can't believe these old guys beat me to the top!" It was funny because here was this first year rider sticking like glue to the fastest riders in the club on the hardest climb we have. I thought to myself this kid is trouble. It seems fitting that we are dedicating the provincial championships road race in his honor on the very same course. We miss you Johnny. Thank you for your sense of humor, your tenacity and your great spirit.

From: Grettie
Date added: 8/14/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I just wanted to Thank Everyone for their comments here.It brightens my day to open this page and see new memories of John.I see people every day and they look at me and see John and cry because they are as lonely as me for him and just want him back.I love how many of his friends leave little mementos at his grave with heartfelt words.The little bottle of Hennesy cognac with the little tankard,the J.D,ATV,flowers,cards,candles. All these tributes,big,small,they mean the world to us.I treasure them and only take the cards away so the words don't fade off with the weather.Please don't ever stop or think something is too silly to write down.We were so blessed to have John and now we feel so blessed to still have his friends.

From: Noel Jr.
Date added: 8/9/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi Grett, I talk with mom and dad at least twice a week and invariably during our phone calls John's name comes up in some way or another. Something one of my children has done reminds them of a similar situation involving John. He will never be forgotten and some day justice will prevail. love always..uncle Noel

From: Ann and John JOHN'S Grandparents
Date added: 8/5/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's 21 weeks today since we lost the greatest young man the world has known,on Dec4th 2004 John was critically injuried and John passed away on Dec 5th 2004 from his injuries leaving his mother without the love of her life and to day is the first mother's day with out her only son and only child also his grandmother who was present when John came into the world.I hope that the PRESIDENT and people at PILLAR RESOURCES INC, CALGRAY ALBERTA feel the pain of this mother and family,We are today asking the President and C.E.O OF HUSKY ENERGY INC.what steps they have taken to ensure that a CONTRACTOR ON THEIR SITE follows the proper health/safety procedures to ensure this never happens again to another mother and faimly.The world should know that as mother's day comes and this year goes the company's PILLAR and HUSKY have not found the time to say to Grettie John's mother we are sorry and how can we help you through this time of pain and suffering at loss of your son John killed at our work site.

From: Bev Shedden
Date added: 8/5/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie, I have been thinking about you today, this day to celebrate being a mom. I am so sorry for your loss. Close your eyes and live the moments of your sons life today. Bev

From: Pauline Hennessy
Date added: 8/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am one of John's aunts. There are so many things to say about our special little John. However He wasn't little any more and he would keep telling us. He was a great kid... He always new what to say to make people smile. Many summer days John would spend with us here in Port Credit, Ontario fishing with grandfather & uncle Rich, John on a boat called the "IRISH MIST". We have many pictures of him to remind us of the good times and we will treasure them forever. When I told our daugther, Amanda (9 yrs old) of this tragedy she said to me: "I'm going to miss him mommy and I will pray to auntie Anita to keep him safe and to be with him to keep him to company" Our thoughts are with you both grettie and Doug, we hope to see you soon!

From: Jonathon Bontje
Date added: 8/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John was a great guy and I will always have fond memories of him. He really knew how to enjoy life, and that truly is a beautiful thing. My thoughts are with all the family...

From: Christie Nobes
Date added: 7/30/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie,I wrote this shorly after John's funeral, and every word is still true today, and will be forever. When Tears Aren’t Enough I can't believe you're gone Though I saw you lying there In that perfectly crafted coffin And a three budded rose Went down with you, a token of my love. When I looked around So many people were grieving And the tears that fell that day Would be enough to fill an ocean Yet it doesn't adequately express The devastation we feel; A world of tears could not Tears could never be enough. I think of you everyday and everyday I remember how much I loved you and all the things I didn't say: How much I loved your laugh How grateful I was for your friendship How proud I was of you And how I loved the way you loved. You are probably all moved in Up there in God's Mansion In one of His many rooms Save me a place close by, I will join you in a while I can't wait to see you again To hear your voice And wrap my arms around you And tell you all the things I never got to say.

From: Grettie
Date added: 7/20/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
So many friends of John say "I will write something in that guest page Grettie.I do understand how difficult it is but I want everyone to know how seeing those few words of their years as John's friend and some of their memories is so helpful for me to get through all these lonely days.I remember those days at Mountview school as a lunch room supervisor and I thank Dan for his courage and strenght in writing some of them here.

From: Daniel Williams
Date added: 7/19/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I was prompted to write this passage because I saw Grettie yesterday and I want her to see the joy John brought to peoples lives and how , in memory, he still does to this day. Be strong Grettie. John and went through school together, and I have many fond memories of that time. Right from start to finish of school I liked John, that is to say, he had always been a likable guy. It seemed difficult for someone to not end up being pals with him, no matter who they were or how much they believed to be above him. My fondest memory of him was in the fourth grade, we were best buddies, coincidentally neither of us were popular at the time (by this I mean at least he did become popular later on). This was back in the day when sleep overs and Eric Lindros were the best things since Rice Krispies. There is one sleep over which remains imprinted in my mind. Behind my house was a pine forest descending to a creek, and stretching along the other side of the winding creek was an open park. We called this grass park the ‘Golden Plains’. John and I would play in the forest, running from our foes and chasing down our dreams. We would make the ‘Golden Plains’ our goal and haven after every game. In my childhood I saw the creek bed and the sunny park as a safe place to relax with my friend away from all our imaginary advisories. I had no idea of the comfort it would give me as a metaphor in my young adulthood. May we all relax in safety with John again.

From: Cindy Guttridge
Date added: 7/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had the pleasure of meeting and training John when he came to work for London Drugs. He was very bright and enthusiatic about everything he did. I will miss his smile he wore everday.

From: John Hennessy
Date added: 7/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
In memory of John Hennessy who was critically injuried on Dec4th 2004 while working for Pillar Resources Inc. of Calgary,Alberta.John passed away on Dec5th 2004 from his injuries John had only been working on the job for two months,it was on this day Dec5th 2004 that our daughter lost the love of her life,John was the worlds brightest young man,leaving our hearts with so much sorry we will never be able to forgive the way in which Pillar Resources Inc has not to this day Feb7th 2005 taken the time to comfort our daughter for her unbearable sorry and loss.Pillar Resources Inc has taken time to send counsellors to the Husky Plant in Lloydminister Sack,where the accident happened to help the workers who knew John so well,But have not sent any to comfort our Daughter who has lost the most for the rest of her life,we will not give up till we receive justice for the way this young man was sent out to do this job without been told of the hazards he faced on Dec 4th 2004.We will not forgive Pillar Resources Inc,for the way they have handled the death of John Hennessy.

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 6/27/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I just wanted to say that I miss him soooo much more and more as the days go on without him. I have been thinking of him a lot lately and I don't think that any summer will ever be the same without him. I am going to miss going out to sylvan and not seeing my johnny there, or just hanging out in the sun, or even just getting that one phone call that made me smile so much when I heard his voice. I miss him soo much and Grettie I am sorry I haven't been in touch, but I will be very soon! My thoughts are with john's family and close friends everyday. Happy belated birthday buddy it wasn't the same without you. My bday was on the 23rd of May and me John always used to celebrate together. It definately wasn't as fun, but I know that you were there with me. I love you

From: Richard Hennessy
Date added: 6/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It has been a long time since I capable to write in to John's web page. I think about him constantly,The mention of his name tears me apart inside because of the love I have for him, I drive my car, I look out on the lake, I see so many young men and women having fun and ask myself again and again how this could have happened and what should have been done to prevent it from happening. John was more to me and our family than anyone could have been. I have pictures and pictures to look at of little john, I have a picture of him when he was just a little baby and all the years he was growing up, both in Alberta and Ontario.I really looked forward to him coming and the challanges he would bring to us, we are extremely proud of him being with us and kept safe all those years. You could not imagine the sense of loss we feel. my 9 year old daughter Amanda told me she misses him and remembers how kind he always was.John was a young man who would do anything for you, He was kind, respectful,thoughtful and loving. I miss him more and more each day. Our lives have been changed so much by the loss of john, The pictures are not enough. I am totally devastated and think and think of him, my sister and brother inlaw. We are all so far apart. My thoughts are always with John, his face and voice are burned into my heart and mind. I miss you so much. Love Uncle Rich.

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 6/13/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John Hennessy our grandson who was killed while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC of Calgary Alberta,in the HUSKY ENERGY PLANT AT Lloydminister Sask,was sent to do a job by his supervisor without proper instructions on DEC4TH/04 and was critically and passed away from us on Dec 5th/04 that's 26weeks ago and still no help for his mother from those responsible for his death and make no mistake the company is responsible and if it takes one or two years or more we will prove that the company PILLAR failed to protect this young man from death. Time is on our side not on the company's. To all those young men out in the workplace you have the right to refuse unsafe work it's your life do not accept instructions to do UNSAFE WORK. John will always be with his Mon and Family LOVED EVERY DAY.

From: Jane Hennessy
Date added: 6/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had a dream about Johnny not long ago, a lot of the Hennessy's were at Grand-ma & Grand-pa's... I wasn't too sure why we were there but I was just happy to be there with everyone, then the phone rang and it was passed around to me. It was Johnny and he asked how everyone was and we chit-chatted about everything and anything like we always had in the past at grand-ma & grand-pa's. Then he kept telling me how much he missed me & loved me and told me to make sure I tell everyone else. Then we hung up and I started to cry... I realized we were all together celebrating Johnny's life. Then I woke up and I was still crying trying to tell my boyfriend Kevin my dream and how real it felt. I miss him SO much... I talk about him all the time to my friends/family/co-workers... I tell & show everyone this webpage but I rarely put my own comments because I blank out. I think about our childhood all the time... the cottage in Lancaster has LOTS of great memories and tagging him along at the Dixie MAll...while we shopped :o)He's a great person who I've always been very fond of and loved SO much! I came across this poem and thought it was nice... No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, Whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, Our words, our hearts. And what they did And who they were Becomes a part of all that we are, Forever. I like it because at least I know he's always with us, we're never aloone...I just thought i'd share it with you aunt Grettie,Johnny and anyone else wanting to read it. I wish I could see that incredible video again and I wish you lots of support and peace. I love you VERY VERY much! You're always in my thoughts and prayers... Luv you lots! Janie xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

From: Rebecca
Date added: 6/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Miss you so much John. My thoughts are always with you Grettie and Lorne, and everyone else so close to John.

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 6/8/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's 38 Weeks since John Hennessy-Moore 18years old was critically injuried and passed away from those cirtical injuries on December 5th 2004,the summer is almost over and the love of our family John has not been here with us leaving a whole in our hearts.The sorry that is felt by his Mom every day can not be measured after loving every monent of each hour for the past 18 years with her only child.Pillar Resources Inc the company John was working for at the Husky Energy Plant in Lloydminister Sask, Still as of to day Aug 6th 2005 HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY SUPPORT TO JOHN'S MOTHER NOT EVEN A PHONE CALL TO ASK IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP FROM EITHER COMPANY.John your mother will always be loved and supported by her Mom and Dad and we know you are watching over her every day. John I will write you again next week, love from your Grandma and Grandpa

From: Grettie
Date added: 6/7/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Last week I got 2 wonderful gifts.I got to show the mountains to John's gramma.All if his life John had told her how magnificent they were and he hoped one day to show her.He always said,Gramma,words and even pictures cannot tell you,you have to see them to understand.She now knows what he meant.John felt most alive in the mountains,riding his bike.All 3 of us knew he was there last week. In 1999 John took part in the David Thompson Ride for Youth,1200 kilometers.He was 1 of the youngest to do it and he raised the $1000.00 just by giving a speech to the Investors Group.This is the first ride since then.John Johnston and the Volunter Youth Centre have dedicated the ride to John.They put a copy of John's signature on the sleeve.I had the privilege of giving a speech about John to all the riders,families,friends and volunteers the night before they left on this fabulous adventure.It was such a pleasure because John took so much from the ride that gave him direction.Joyce,John's other gramma and Rebecca,his close friend came with me and I know how proud they were too.I know how honoured John would have been. He often commented on the enjoyment he had doing it.It was after the ride that he started racing and he seemed to know where he was going. I also received a card today signed by alot of John's teachers.It was so beautiful.I hope some day they can find the strength to write those comments here.It fills my heart so much to hear how John touched so many people in his short life. I really don't know how the people that caused his death can sleep or even look at their children without thinking of John.He was so much to so many.Some days I just can't bear the pain.

From: Debbie Kelly
Date added: 6/7/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi John Ann and Grettie, I am at home and Sean my husband is working nights..You know I never had the pleasure of meeting John but I felt like I knew him just the way that Sean talks about him. I just wanted to say that I go into your website often and read all about John.. That is just special that you got to go to the mountains Grettie..You know what I believe John was there too.. Hopefully we will talk to you soon..I would of called you tonight Ann but Sean has Johns card with your home phone number on it.. Until we talk again.. God Bless the Kelly's in Red Deer

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 6/4/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I just wanted to say again how kind hearted and loving John was, after I read the article in the paper it really made me think of how good of a person he was and an even better friend.John you are one of my boys and all though I will find other friends throughout my life I will NEVER forget him and NO ONE will ever replace him in my heart.I will never forget the good times we had together and how he was ALWAYS there for me through thick and thin. Whenever I needed to talk to him about a problem I was having he gave me his advise and I always took his advise, he helped me in more ways than anyone will ever know. Even now he is making me a stronger person. I want to thank him so much for being a part of my life he definately had a big impact on it. I love you with all my heart and all my soul, I will always remember you.

From: Grandparents Ann and John Hennessy
Date added: 6/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's Thirteen weeks since our loving Grandson was critically injuried on the job working for Pillar Resources Inc, of Calgary, Alberta,At Husky Plant, in Lloydminister Sask, on Dec 4th-2004 and passed away from us on Dec 5-2004 from his injuries.This week my Wife and I wish to thank all our Family and friends for their Kind Words of sympathy and support through our suffering and pain at the loss of our little John who we waited to see every summer the pain of this loss is not just for now it's for ever,John we love you and we will never forget.

From: Memorial Tea
Date added: 6/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear family and friends`Ann, John and Grettie Hennessy Invite all our family and friends to a "Memorial Tea" for John Hennessy-Moore, who pass away on Deember 5th,2004 as the result of a work place injury, AT St Mary's Star of the Sea, Church Hall At 11 Peter Street South, Mississauga,Ontario on March 12th 2005 at 12 noon.Thanking you for your support and kind words of sympathy.

From: John's Grandmother Ann Hennessy
Date added: 6/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I as John's grandmother lost my daughter John's Aunt Anita at 22 years old and now lost John my grandson at 18 years old and after 16 years the loss never goes away,and the pain and the suffering for his mother Grettie Hennessy will never go away after such a great loss in her life.There is a special mass in our church today march 6th 2005at 11.30am.At this mass we be praying for Grettie Hennessy our daughter as we know that John is in heaven with his aunt anita who will look after him for ever.

From: John's Aunt Pauline Hennessy
Date added: 6/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I wasn’t able to go to Johnny’s mass today. However, I will say a prayer and write a few words…we love you little John…. We think of you every day we will share all of our memories about you with our children. We pray to God they turn out like you…so far, I see a little bit of you in Amanda & Megan. They are very loving and caring ..And Owen, well, he already looks like a hockey player at 5 months old….we will show him this website and teach him how to be a good player like our Johnny… …God Bless…

From: Tracy Nobes
Date added: 6/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I'm John's cousin. I must admit, the day of John's funeral was the longest, worst, and most painful thing I have ever had to go through. He was much too young and full of life, and so loved.He is still loved, and will always be thought of with wonderful memories. I keep thinking that this must just be a nightmare, and when I wake up, it will just disappear. My thoughts are with you Auntie Grettie and Uncle Lorne, I can't even imagine what you're going through. All my love to John. -Tracy-

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 5/31/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
24Weeks and two days since this great young man was killed while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC,OF CALGRAY,ALBERTA., In the town of LLOYDMINISTER,SASK. AT THE HUSKY ENERGY PLANT,and again as of to day neither company has offered any help to his mother for the loss of her only child,just stop for a moment in time and think what this must be like a mother after 18 years has lost the love of her life without the opportunity of saying good bye Our Grandson was killed because some one failed to do their job at Pillar and Husky. and we will not stop untill justice is done.

From: Dallis
Date added: 5/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hey John!! I know it's been a while.. and for that I am truly sorry! but I have learned my lesson!! It will be impossible for me to take for granted any of my close and even distant friends ever again!! I'm sorry I didn't appreciate your friendship as much as I should have when I had the chance! but I hope you know what a truly great friend you were to me and so many others! Thanks for the laughs at AG!!! Even if they were at my expense!! You got me that job, and you made it interesting for sure!! I had fun and enjoyed the many jokes and conversations! You remember them.. Ha! Ha! Oh dear.. Well happy belated birthday buddy!! Best of luck to you! Take care! -Dallis

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/23/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
The last month has been even harder than the rest.Last Mother's day John sent me a huge bouguet in Toronto where I was recuperating from surgery.I had put his name on my florist account for signing.Another adult thing for him to do,just like him being able to get a credit card.He never forgot me on any occassion.This year wonderful Rebecca sent me some.She and John were so close,it was as if she knew what he would do.I spent all of this Saturday crying and asking why and how could this happen?It was John's 19th Birthday.He had so many plans.He was always looking forward to a big and bright future.So many plans unfulfilled.We went to Nakiska and Banff yesterday and I saw John everywhere.I knew he was there with me ,saying this is My Place,My home.He was so happy whenever he was there.I can see him jumping from cloud to cloud with that big smile on his face.We love you and miss you so much John.

From: Christie Nobes
Date added: 5/22/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
May 21, the day that John came into our lives. I will always celebrate this date. Happy Birthday John, we miss you every day and love you always!

From: Rebecca
Date added: 5/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Happy Birthday buddy.... This bike season hasn't been the same without you. I'm thinking of you everyday.

From: Ann and John
Date added: 5/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Happy Birthday to our Grandson John Our World will never be the same with out you we love and miss just talking with you you are the love of our life and we ask God to take good care of your every day.

From: John Cornacchione
Date added: 5/18/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Having such fond memories of John makes writing this very difficult... Some of my greatest summer memories were of John and I fishing off the docks in Port credit. John taught me everything I know about fishing.Though he can't still be here physically, whenever and wherever I'm out fishing I know that he is with me in my heart. Thanks Gretti, for raising such a Wonderful son and a wonderful friend.

From: John's Grandparents Ann & John
Date added: 5/15/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
22Weeks have passed since our young John was killed while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC,IN LLOYDMINISTER,SASK.When he was sent out to a job without any instructions as to the condition of the work site and/or the dangers he would face to work on a pipe that was not welded or clamped in place.This site was the HUSKY ENERGY PLANT,IN LLOYDMINISTER,SASK.We were told this week that company's are still to day not following safety procedures as to the welding or clamping of pipe's before asking workers to work on the pipes just as our young John was told to do and it cost him his life,How many young man must die before company's enforce Safety procedures. John your family love's you so very much we will not rest till we have justice for you and those repossible are held to account.

From: Christie Nobes
Date added: 5/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It has been one year since John was taken from us, and I still miss him so much. My thoughts are with you today Grettie and Lorne and the rest of the Moore and Hennessy families. May you find the peace you deserve.

From: Christie Nobes
Date added: 5/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It has been one year since John was taken from us, and I still miss him so much. My thoughts are with you today Grettie and Lorne and the rest of the Moore and Hennessy families. May you find the peace you deserve.

From: Grettie
Date added: 5/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is exactly One year almost to the minute, that I signed the organ donar papers letting John go.It feels like a minute ago.John was our life,our future.He was always such delight to spend time with.John and I loved to have lunch or dinner at Earl's so today Doug,my brother Richard and myself had lunch there.To this day I go to our favourite haunts and expect him to show up.I am so grateful to my Dad and Mom for their countless hours trying to get Pillar Resources to justice and for this website.I love to read the beautiful memories left here.John had so many great friends of all ages and walks of life. My heart aches so much I sometimes can't breathe with the pain.I just want to see him one more time,but that would not be enough.Thank you so much to all of you for helping me through this year. I know that there was so many friends at his funeral it was not possible for everyone to see the video we put together.This Saturday,December 10th we will be showing it again at the Red Deer Legion from 1 to 3 p.m. So many of us are still in so much pain over this I hope you can attend and share your photos and memories.Hopefully sharing it will help all of us on the road to healing. Love you Grettie

From: Whit
Date added: 5/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I love you and I miss you John

From: Corinne Cey
Date added: 5/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
The lord has a plan for everyone. Grettie and family, your in my heart and prayers. I wish to you the strength and encourage to carry on through this tragic heartship. My deepest simpathy.

From: Rudy
Date added: 5/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I never knew John but he has touched my life by making me realize just how precious my time with the people I care about truly is. For that I say thank you John, and I feel like I have been robbed of the chance of meeting a sincerely nice person. You will be missed.

From: Ann and john Grandparents
Date added: 5/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
On Dec5th-2004 (Little John) as he was knowned by all our family.Passed from us after bring critically injured on Dec4th 2004 while working for Pillar Resources of Calgary Alberta,at the Husky Plant in Lloydminister, Sack.John was so very previous to Ann and I that he is in our thoughts every minute of every hour of the day this young man touched our lives from the moment he came into this world,Little John was the Bightest,kindness and most loving young man you could ever meet,he could build or make most anything you could think of.Today we miss John so much, his telephones calls,his visits,his bright idea's and most of all will his visits each summer when would go walking and fishing in Port Credit Ontario with our family it will never ever,ever be the same for any of our family,One thing Ann will miss each summer will be shopping with john on these days we will think of this young man who filled our lives with so much joy and made life worth living.This young man was so special that it's all most impossible to put your feelings into words John touched every one who came in contact with him that he will always be in their thoughts.We love you Little John and will continue to love you always.

From: Jennifer Stewart
Date added: 5/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I Did not know Little John that well but i do remember going to my auntie anne and uncle johns house and playing dress up with the other kids and john would play along with us. I send my condolences to my auntie anne,uncle john ,Grettie, and of course the rest of the family.You will be dearly missed John!-Jennifer Stewart

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 4/27/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
19 Weeks and three days since the love of our life JOHN passed away from injuries he received on Dec4 2004 while working for Pillar Resources Inc.of Calgary,Alberta,in LLoydminister,Sask,at the HUSKY PLANT,John was one of those very special young men you meet once in a life time that brought so much to our family in those very,very, short 18years.As Summer comes and goes without the very great joy of this young man's company. You think this can not be true that you will never be able to enjoy those very special times that are gone for ever with passing of our John We hope that those who are responsible for this great family tragedy feel the pain as much as we do every day of their lives.

From: Michelle & Shauna
Date added: 4/24/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
We had the privilege of working at AG Foods with John.We also got the oppoortunity to celebrate his 18th birthday with him and hang out with him from time to time.We will remember how his presence was always enjoyable around the workplace,whether he was telling us his latest future plan or commenting on the good looking waitresses from across the street.He was constantly complimenting people and doing nice things for others...like the time he sat out in the parking lot while Shauna and I were closing the store,just to make sure our cars didn't get stolen while warming up in the cold.He was always willing to help and never complained when we bossed him around on occasion at work.Whenever one of us got our hair done or even just got a new article of clothing,John was the first to notice and say something;he was all about making people feel good about themselves.There was something about him that was so trusting of other people;he loved to talk and he never failed to have an interesting story for us.In return,he wss also extremely trustworthy and was there for antone who needed him.We always used to tease him about being over confident,but it was this faith in himself and his faith in other people that made him such a special individual.In phone calls John would always end our conversation with,:I love you Michelle or I love you Shauna.:So,we would end this with,We Love You Too, John and Miss You Terribly.

From: Butch
Date added: 4/24/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
:Don't Poke Me!The first time I met John was my first day working for Doug.John was already tying steel when I got there so I dug in.John stopped and watched me.He said that's not how you do it.Doug wants each one tied.I said this is how I do it who are you.John Hennessy he said and Doug is my step-dad and this is how he showed me he wanted it done.I chuckled to myself and kept going.Doug laughed when I told him about his uppitty son.From that day I loved that boy he was "my boy".He had this knack of seeing how far he could go jostling words with me.Then the poking started.He would sneak up to me and poke me in the ribs with those long skinny fingers.OOOHHHH that hurt,John I told you DON'T POKE ME"but he kept it up and often as he could.I remember the day Doug asked him to move his truck,John was only 14 and nervous about backing up.A big truck came along carrying wood and they started yelling and swearing at John to hurry up.I grabbed a stick and walked up to them and said"Drive around him ,you have room,and stop yelling and cursing at him or you can deal with me,That's MY BOY.That how I feel about John,I never had a wife or kids just John--That's My Boy.There isn't a day that goes by I don't think of John and weep.I feel a jab in my side and think DON'T POKE ME>

From: Grettie
Date added: 4/24/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Last month we had a beautiful celebration of John's life in Port Credit.It was a Celebration Tea.From the age of 5 John would fly to Port Credit by himself the day after school ended.He treasured every one of those summers spent with Gramma and Grampa,Rich,Pauline and the girls.He loved working on the boat catching salmon and trout.He made many friends of every age group,he could talk to anyone and they would never cease to be amazed at his young age.He had a wealth of knowledge about so many things.Lots of family,long time family friends,neighbours and just friends came.Father Neal said such beautiful words.Dad,Rich and Phil and myself spoke.I think no one else could talk because they are still in shock that this could happen.I truly think that many people thought and wished that by some miracle John was going to show up.He did in spirit.I am so grateful to Mom and Dad for setting it up.The ladies of the church were so wonderful and every one that came and brought goodies.Ida from the Life Network also had such a nice speech thanking John for donating his organs.We showed the video tribute we had made for John's Funeral.It was such a pleasure to be given the opportunity to get up and speak about my life with John.I am so grateful to everyone that leaves memories here on the website.Even just leaving your name and a "I am thinking of you John"helps me.No one knows how blessed I feel to have had a son like John, who I know left a huge mark in the hearts of so many people.

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 4/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It was 18 weeks and four Days to day April 21st 2005 Since our grandson was critically injuried on Dec4th 2004 and he passed away on Dec5th 2004 It was the sadested day of both our lives when this grandson who lived each summer at our home for 15years passed away from his workplace injuries while working at PILLAR RESOURCES INC, OF CALGARY ALBERTA,AT THE HUSKY PLANT IN LLLOYDMINISTER SASK,CANADA The OH&S INVESTIGATIONS ARE STILL ON GOING AS TO HOW THIS YOUNG MAN WAS KILLED AT WORK,AND WE AS A FAMILY WISH TO THANK THE OH&S FOR THE WAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THIS CRITICAL INJURY. His mother who is totally disabled has not as of today received any monies from the workers compensation board of SASK or the company who he was working for at the time of his critical injuries from which he passed away. think about a mother who has lost her the child and is left with out any support what it must be like.

From: Lil Pigeau
Date added: 4/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
My prayers are with you and your family.

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 4/7/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is 32 weeks on July 5th 2005 since our grandson John Hennessy passed away from a critical injury he received on Dec4th 2004 while working for Pillar Resources of Calgary Alberta in the Town of Lloydminister Sask this young man was only 18 years old He was working at the HUSKY ENERGY PLANT in Lloydminister John is missed every minute of every day by his Mom,Richard,and grandparents not a day goes by without thinking about the ways he would do and talk about the future and now we can only imagine what that future would have been like. A future of seeing him grow and do so many many great things with his life.John you will always be loved each and every day.

From: Grettie
Date added: 4/6/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is exactly 6 months today almost to the minute of John's "ACCIDENT" and subsequent death.I still cannot beleive that he is gone.He is everywhere around me at all times.His pictures,his bed,his clothes,his bike stuff,baby clothes,toys,school work,all staring me in the face.I still don't understand and I cannot beleive how both Pillar and Husky have just totally swept him under their rugs as if he never existed.I know there are many people feeling the same as me and I appreciate every comment no matter how small that are left here.John is never gone from our hearts

From: richard,john and grettie
Date added: 4/4/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
This Website was setup to help workers who have occupational critical head injuries.We need your support send your donations to c/o Community Saving,3001-50th Avenue,Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5X6 You Will be supporting those injuried workers in need of your help.

From: Grettie
Date added: 4/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I just wanted to say today how grateful I am to have all of John's as my friends.It was my birthday this week and I pulled out an old card from John.It had a really nice verse ,that's why he bought it he said but on the front it said "Happy 100th Birthday"and that is how old I feel.John had many close friends.One was Jeremy .I saw him at the mall and he kept giving me hugs.It broke my heart to see the sadness in his eyes.I received a beautiful bouguet of fresh flowers from the Morris family-Tony,Patty,Rebecca,Rachel and Natasha.That was something John would have done.This morning I received a letter from Rebecca who was very close to John.He loved to train with her.Reading that letter was as if John had wrote.There were many things in there about how wonderful their relationship was and how close they were in their dreams.John had told me almost the same things about Rebecca as she wrote of him..It was like getting a letter from John and I will save it always,Rebecca,Thank You.

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 3/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's 15weeks and one (1) Day since our little John was critically injuried on Dec4th/04 and passed away on Dec5/04 from his injuries while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC,OF CALGRAY,ALBERTA AND IT'S OUR FIRST EASTER WITHOUT JOHN WE HAD NO EGG HUNT WITH HIM, WE HAD NO REASON TO BUY EASTER EGGS,AND WE HAD NO PHONE CALLS,NO E- MAILS,NO EASTER CARDS,AND MOST OF ALL WE DID NOT HAVE OUR BELOVED GRANDSON TO TALK TOO,PILLAR RESOURCES INC CAN YOU NOT SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO OUR LIVES.THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND THINK AGAIN AND AGAIN ABOUT THE PAIN YOU HAVE CAUSED OUR FAMILY. NOT FOR GETTING THAT THIS HAPPENED AT THE HUSKY PLANT IN LLOYDMINISTER,SASK WHO MUST ALSO FEEL THE PAIN FOR ALLOWING THE DEATH OF OUR GRANDSON AND WHEN THE FACTS COME OUT FOR ALL TO SEE WE HOPE THE PEOPLE OF BOTH ALBERTA AND SASK WILL KNOW WHAT KIND OF COMPANY'S THEY BOTH ARE AND HOW THEY TREAT THE FAMILY'S WORKER'S.

From: The Conner Family
Date added: 3/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Dear John's Mom, Dad & Family, We met John through our son, Gavin, when both of them were cross-country bike racing. On several occasions John came to our home in Canmore to bike with Gavin in the mountains. Our best memories of John are of our trip to Sun Peaks in the summer of 2001 for the Nationals and the Canada Cup Bike Race. Gavin and John had a wonderful week biking with their pals, lighting fireworks at night and lounging in the hot tub after the races. We'll never forget Gavin and John shaving their legs for the first time before a race! We really enjoyed John's positive attitude and enthusiasm for everything he did. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of such a beautiful young man. He will be lovingly remembered by our family.

From: Paige McClement
Date added: 3/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John and I were never close, but I will always remember him. I've known him since about grade 6. He stuck out of the crowd because he was out-going. It didn't matter who you were, you were welcome in his company and always, always gave you a smile out from under his shades. When i heard about the accident, I couldn't get the picture of his smile out of my mind. My deepest condolences go out to the entire family and all the friends of John.

From: Grettie
Date added: 3/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I sit here day after reading these wonderful comments.My heart goes through every emotion imaginable,from tears and physical pain reading the pain of my mom and dad and all of his relatives and friends to laughter at some of his antics with friends.I reread all I have wrote and see the spelling and grammer mistakes because like everyone else I do this through my tears.Doug and I are still so lost without John,our star,our shining light but so proud of the time we had with John.So many friends and their parents have called to make sure we are okay.It is like a hand from above saying don't worry mom,I am okay,enjoy that Second Cup with Grampa & Grampa,Phil,Rich,Shauna and Michelle and Donna,and everyone else looking out for you.I am here with you always and I know he is.I am so grateful for this living memory album,it's like John is living in all of you.Thank you for that

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 3/20/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's 14 weeks since our little JOHN was critically INJURIED on Dec4th/04 and passed away on the Dec5th/04 WHILE WORKING FOR PILLAR RESOURCES INC,OF CALGARY,ALBERTA,CAN.AT THE LLOYDMINISTER,SASK.HUSKY PLANT,AFTER ONLY TWO MONTHS ON THE JOB, IT IS WITH DEEP SORRY, SADNESS AND REGRET THAT AS OF WRITING THESE WORDS PILLAR RESOURCES HAS NOT SENT ONE PERSON TO SEE HIS MOTHER TO EXPRESS THEIR SORRY AND SADNESS FOR THE LOSS OF HER ONLY SON. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WRITE ON THIS WEBSITE EACH WEEK UNTILL PILLAR RESOURCES INC,ACKNOWLEDGE'S THEIR PART IN THE LOSS OF OUR DAUGHTER'S ONLY SON AND OUR LOSS.

From: Shar Hunter
Date added: 3/19/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Lil Johnny. Wow. I'll never forget the good times you and I shared together, or the food fights that you witnessed between me and Berard in Bower Mall. But one of the best memories I have of you, was the time You, Christine, Jordan, and I all went to Sylvan Lake, and those creepy old men stopped to let us on there house boat, let us cruise around, and fed us hot dogs. You were awesome Lil Johnny, and I will always think of you, and your wicked smile.

From: Amy Adkins
Date added: 3/18/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I first met Johnny in grade 9 and we were close friends ever scince. He had so many friends. John loved everything he did, wether he was training, working or partying he always gave 110%. He amazed me. John has been and will continue to be a huge inspiration in my life as well as many others Im sure. I will miss hearing Johnny's jokes along with his laugh, but I will never forget. My deepest condolences go out to the family. And to Grettie, Lorne and Doug you raised a fine young man.

From: John Johnston
Date added: 3/17/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am the program director with the Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer. I had the pleasure to get to know John during the David Thompson Ride For Youth program. John's energy, enthusiasm and zest for adventure was contagious, and he was role model for the other youth invlved with the ride. The agency has decided that we will dedicated the 2005 David Thompson Ride For Youth in John's memory. How we will do that is introduce all the longriders to get to know John through our resources and online here. The longriders will have an insignia of sorts (not determined yet) to acknowledge the dedication of the 2005 DTR in John's memory. The loss of a young person in tragic, and it is very difficult to find the right way (if there is one) to provide support. We feel that the best way we can do that within the agency is to preserve and share John's spirit and zest for life doing something that he really loved. If anyone has other suggestions for us it would be greatly appreciated.

From: Philip Klipper
Date added: 3/17/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John and I go way back. I remember him being the pudgy, pidgeon toed kid in grade 4. And in middle school when his voice dropped 2 years before all the other guys (probably about 4 years before mine) and everyone became slightly intimitated by this guy who sounded like one of those big scary high school people. But John was not big and scary. He was probably the most likeable guy anyone could ever meet. Any time you were around him you just felt good. He was one of those guys who would bug you about the stuff you were good and not the stuff you were bad at. John was one of the very few people from school that I knew I would stay in touch with my whole life, and I know I'm not the only one to think that. That's just how John was, he left a really good impression everywhere he went. I'll never forget all the awesome times we had together and my thoughts go out to everyone who knew him, especially his mom Grettie, his dad Lorne and his stepdad Doug. He will be greatly missed.

From: John's Grandparents Ann John
Date added: 3/13/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It is 13weeks to day that John our grandson pass away after been critically injuried while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC,OF CALGRAY,ALBERTA,CAN. At the HUSKY PLANT,IN LLOYDMINISTER,SASK.CAN.this young man was only on the job for 2 months and was sent out to do work that was from the start unsafe. We are still waiting for this company to come forward and accept their responsibility for what happened and say sorry,and begin to imagine the pain, suffering and loss they have caused to a mother and the family We are still WAITING.

From: Grandparents
Date added: 3/4/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
16 weeks have gone by since our grandson was critically injuried on Dec4th/04 and passed away on Dec5th/04 from his injuries while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC OF Calgray Alberta at the HUSKY PLANT IN LLOYDMINISTER SASK.we want to thank all those who continue to offer their deepest sympathy to our family at loss of our daughter's only son and ask those who not please find the time it helps our daughter.

From: john and Richard
Date added: 3/4/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
ThIS MESSAGE IS FOR ALL THOSE STUDENTS WHO WILL BE GOING INTO THE WORK FORCE THIS SUMMER John's family is offering a free toll line that you CAN call about your rights in the workplace when it comes to HEALTH AND SAFETY CALL TOLL. FREE 1-877-440-4449 AND YOU WILL RECEIVE FREE ADVISE ON YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

From: Richard and John
Date added: 3/4/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Workers do not have to do unsafe work when told by their supervisor,management must protect all workers and provide each worker with protective safety devices to ensure workers do not get injuried on the job supervisors shall make sure that worker's are fully trained in the job and show each worker what the hazards are before starting any job call for free advice 1-877-440-4449

From: Gerrie (Paris Jewellers, Bower Mall)
Date added: 3/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Today Grettie told me about the tradegy that befellJohn. He was a young client of mine at our store. He was always polite and had a wonderful spirit about him. Although i didn't get to know him well, I always remembered him and I always will. My heart is deeply saddened at the thought of not seeing his face again. I cried all the way back to Sylvan tonight as I drove home from work as I thought of my own 5 children and all the people I know and love. I prayed for his family and frieds to have strenght and to hold on to the memories that they were given and know he was a gift. In our day to day lives we never know when we will meet an angel who touches our lives if only briefly and give us moments that will last us a lifetime. I happen to be one who was and is touched by meeting John. I will miss you motr thsn you know. Yhsnk you for that chance always, Geraldine Bennett have a beautiful

From: gerrie
Date added: 3/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
What i wanted to say at the end of my comment was... hvw a beautiful time in heaven John....

From: Grama Joyce &Grandad Don
Date added: 3/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
What can I say about Dear John-Thank you for the privilege of sharing you life with you.We were able to go to your school concerts,swim with you,watch you play soccer,hockey,go to your bike races,midnight mass on Christmas Eve and tour the city to see all of the Christmas lights.I also had the experience of riding along with you while you were practiced driving and lovingly mended and fixed your clothes as needed.Then there were lunches Earls and Lattes at Second Cup.No matter what we did together you made us feel good,and that we were an important part of your life.We were so thrilled to celebrate your graduation with you and your mom and Doug.When I think of you this phrase runs through my mind,"None know thee but to love ,nor named thee but to praise.We Love You,John

From: Grama Joyce & Granda Don
Date added: 3/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
We were so proud of everything you said and did John and miss you terribly

From: Jim Culham
Date added: 2/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
My deepest condolances are with you, Grettie. I remember John as a great young man. He was always polite and quiet-mannered. He loved to attend the Singing Christmas Tree which I directed and he always complemented me on my part. I'm sure you will long wonder why this happened and we may never know the full answer. But there is one scripture that I think sometimes sheds a bit of light on an untimely death like John's. It's in Isaiah 57: 1-2 in the New Living Translation and it says,"The righteous pass away; the godly often die before their time. And no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For the godly who die will rest in peace." Another verse in Isaiah 26: 19 says, "...Yet we have this assurance: Those who belong to God will live, their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For God's light of life will fall like dew on his people in the place of the dead!" May God comfort your broken heart.

From: Jane Hennessy (Johnny's cousin from Cornwall, ON)
Date added: 2/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Where to start... well, I would like to tell you aunt Grettie that you and Lil John are on my mind & in my prayers every single day! I've been reading this postings for a while now and just couldn't get the words out on what to say. I can't beleive it... still to this day, that something this traumatic has happened to our family. I think this Webpage is Phenomenal for a million different reasons. Thinking of Johnny always brings a smile to my face and warmth into my heart! He is definitely an exceptional person with amazing qualities. He's the sweetest, most caring, cheerful person who I miss so much it's incredible. I might have not seen him much but I was always anxious. And I cherished all the time we did spend together. My heart goes out to everyone and we have to try and be strong right now. I love & miss all of you,the Hennessy Family. God Bless.

From: Jane Hennessy
Date added: 2/28/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Hi aunt Grettie... I just wanted to say Happy Birthday! I know you probably don't want to be thinking about this or celebrating right now. I just wanted to say Best Wishes & good luck! You're always on my mind. I love you! xoxo

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 2/27/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
It's the Twelfth week since our loving grandson was critically injured on Dec4th 2004 and pass away on Dec5th2004 from injuries John received while working for PILLAR RESOURCES INC.OF CALGARY ALBERTA.At the HUSKY PLANT IN LLOYDMINISTER. John came to ontario every summer starting May EVERY YEAR for 15years to be with his grandparents and he loved to fish with his grandpa on our boat we would spend as much as 6 hours some days just fishing with my son richard and little John as we would call.this is a very final time in our lives as you can no longer write letter,send e- mail, call him on the phone or fax him no one knows just how final his death is for our family and we can tell you the company does not care whether he was injured or not john was critically and died. we feel this sorry so very very much that we feel the need to make it known that we will never forgive the management of PILLAR RESOURCSES INC FOR THIS HURT THAT WILL LIVE WITH OUR FAMILY FORGIVE John had always a smile and a hug for you when ever you came in the room .I was lining in bed last night at about 5am on sunday the 27th Feb/05 just thinking and talking to john "that right" about how much I we love him This Tragedy has devastated our family John we love you for ever and ever we will not forget.

From: Spencer Heykants
Date added: 2/27/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John was a great guy and a good friend. Truly the memory of his life will last forever.

From: Darlene Paine & family (friends of John's family)
Date added: 2/24/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am a friend of the John's Dad, Lorne and their family and I remember John when he was just a small lad. Full of energy, love and sweetness that little boys can bring. His Dad was so proud of him. We had not seen him now until Thanksgiving of last year and what a handsome man he became. He gave me the biggest hug and I not seen him for at least 10 years or more. We were devastated by his tragedy and we think of him and the family alot. This is an excellent way to bring forth the meaning of True Safety in the workplace, however, companies should take the time to ensure proper safety when lives are at stake.It hurts lots to know that close friends, who feel like family have to be tortured with this.We love you lots John

From: Erin Pilon
Date added: 2/23/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Iam john's cousin. I miss him very much. He was the nicest and happiest person I ever knew. He always knew how to make us laugh and brighten our days with his smile. I love you John!

From: Erin Pilon
Date added: 2/23/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am John's cousin. I miss him very much. He was the nicest and happiest person I ever knew. He always knew how to make us laugh and brighten our days with his smile. I love you John!

From: alex-anne milano
Date added: 2/23/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
hi. i greivly send my condolances to the family...i didn't reallyknow john but i am missing him very much

From: Grettie & Doug(John's stepdad)
Date added: 2/23/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
As we sit here and read all these beautiful tributes to John, we cry and cry.I am sure we say this not only for us but also from Lorne,John's dad.We have so many memories and pictures,each one as vivid in our minds as the day they took place.As others have said here,there are those times of golf.fishing,hockey going out to Earls or Second Cup for a frozen hot chocolate,the Gap where he was known to say "I will split it with you mom but I can't pay my half till Friday, and he did pay it on Friday".The crying is in some ways good as it is comforting to see that John is so alive in everyones minds.How a big company like Pillar Resources Inc. could let this happen,I will never understand or forgive.John was everything we all lived for.He never left us without a hug and a kiss and "I love you"We still expect him to come through the door with a Hi mom,ready to go to Earls for lunch,I'm starving and then the mall ,I need more work clothes."We are all so lost ,hope that even in some small way this site and the knowledge of some many on workplace accidents (John's grampa John and uncles Richard & Philip)can save even one family this totally devasting pain or lessen it by our help.We know our lives will never be as bright and happy as they were with John beside us but all his relatives, friends and even strangers that leave their thoughts and love here do help us move on.There will never be words enough to express our gratitude for everyones support. No words can truly express our love for John nor our sorrow at losing him but we thank you all for helping.

From: Breanna Heykants
Date added: 2/23/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I was one of John's really good friends and I will always remember what a good friend he was and still will be to me and many, many others. John helped me through a lot of hard times in my life. To Grettie, Lorne, Doug and all John's Family and friends. I give my deepest condolences. John lived his life to the fullest he was the one person I knew that did it all and for that I am greatfull. He taught me to live my life to the fullest and don't take advantage of a single moment. As the song goes "I hope you had the time of your life." Myself and many others know that, that is exactally what John did. I will remember him always and he will always stay alive in my heart. I love you Johnny Boy you will always be one of my boys.

From: Ann and John Grandparents
Date added: 2/22/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
This is the Eleventh week since our grandson John Hennessy was critically injuried on Dec 4th 2004 and died on Dec 5th 2004 our sorry and continues each and every minute of every day since that monement in time when our daughter's and our lives changed forever,John's smile and love will be in our mind's and heart's forever.Why do we write each week on this WEBSITE,There are Two Reasons: 1)We lost JOHN our grandson a young man who was so possitive about life and the future, That just stopping for one minute and thinking about JOHN our grandson hurts so very much that TEARS just start falling to the ground as John was the most thouhtfull,bright and beautiful person you would ever have had the pleasure of meeting. 2) ensuring that no one will ever forget for one minute that John while working for Pillar Resources Inc of Calgary ,and who failed to protect John while workig at the HUSKY PLANT,IN Lloydminister,Sask.Pillar Resources Inc,as of writing this letter have still not found the time to comfort our daughter with her unbearable loss of her only son JOHN-What kind of Management is it that can not find the time to help comfort a MOTHER of a only son who was killed working for them.

From: Kevin Rudulier
Date added: 2/22/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am John's cousin. I am and always will be devistated by his death, hoewever when I think of the memories that I have with John, I am struck with happiness because there is never a dull or sad moment with him. Going fishing with John and Uncle Lorne(John's dad) at every possible lake or pond in every possible temperature, playing hockey outside at the rink in Rimbey, hitting golf balls out of Grandpa and Grandma Moore's back yard, these are all memories that bring warmth to a cold reality. It is remarkable how much love John had for everyone, if he met you, there was a 99 percent chance that he was going to like you. There is not that many people in the world that do this as well as John did. If there is one thing that I wish, it is that we could all live our lives with as much sincerity as John did. I agree that this website/foundation is a great way to bring good from a tragedy, removing ignorance from the workplace is the only way to prevent tragedies like this from happening again and I believe that this website is another step in the right direction. I send my love out to you, John.

From: Maggie Moore/Nobes/Sawyer
Date added: 2/20/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am Johns' Aunt. I was, and still am , devastated by his death as is the rest of my family. I think of him often and it always brings tears to my eyes. He was always so vibrant and full of life and always had a kiss and hug for his Auntie even when he grew up!! I am going to make a Memorial Scrapbook of Johns' life to keep his memory alive! John loved life and loved everyone he met and accepted them for who they were, never judging! He was taken from us too soon! His death has made me realize how short life can be, so enjoy life (like John did)live it to the fullest!!! I loved John and I still think of him and miss him every day!

From: Christie Nobes
Date added: 2/18/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John was my cousin, and he always brought such a radiant light when he entered a room. I remember so many good times spent with John as we grew up; hugging Grettie's belly when she was pregnant with him; fishing around alberta with our fathers; colouring dinosaur pictures together. His laugh was the best sound in the world to me. I love the way he loved his mother and father with his whole being, unconditionally. His joking and friendly banter was always appreciated! John was the most beautiful child and he grew into a wonderful and strong man. I will keep him with me always. This site is an amazing way to preserve the memory of such a bright and well respected young man! We love you and miss you John!

From: BCTGM - Local 426
Date added: 2/16/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
When we heard of John's passing at Chisties' Bisquits it sickened us. We can only imagine the sorrow of losing a son, grandchild,nephew, friend or as I have just read a beautiful young man. Companies like Pillar Resources Inc.have to be held accountable for these conditions of work. It is hard to believe that Health & Safety are still shoved aside and young men and women pay with their lives. WE ALL at Christies' can only imagine your sorrow. May God help you through this most difficult time. Linda & Bill McLean

From: Shaunna Hallet
Date added: 2/16/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Grettie, I did not get a chance to know John very well at London Drugs but I do know he was very well liked by all. His smile was absolutly contagious. Because he knew a lot about bikes we had him building bikes in the summer of 2004 and on early morning crew.Whenever I started at 9:00 am it was a pleasure to be greeted with such a happy outgoing face first thing in the morning. A lot of us had noticed right off what an awesome young man he was. You had to smile back at him as he had a fun spirit about him, he just gave that off.When he had said he was going to be leaving for another job alot of us were saddened to lose such a good worker with such a possitive attitude in the workplace. People like him are truly a gift. Hang on to your memories.

From: Grettie
Date added: 2/6/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I just had a lovely lunch with Shauna,one of John's close friends.I know I can't shut myself away because we all need to verbalize our grief to keep going.She asked me why I only had one child?It was because I could devote myself and give him everything .John on a few occasions said he would like a brother or sister but quickly recanted that with no way mom, you would have to share me.Just last year He said he was glad to be an only child because he got all the attention growing up He didn't think any of his friends had such a great close relationship with their mom's.I am so very proud of our relationship.I know I still cannot accept that he was taken from me in such a horrible way and I do have a lot of anger that he died alone in the cold and I could not protect him.Some one should have but they just didn't care.Memories,pictures and friends are great and help but they don't fill the void.

From: Ben Heykants
Date added: 2/3/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I didn't know John very well but everytime I hung out with him or talked to him, will be a lasting memory. John was a caring individual that put the people he cared for before himself and he will always be remembered for that. My condolences go out to all of John's family, relatives, and friends. Most of all, to John's mother...my heart truly goes out to you. RIP Johnny Boy, we will never forget you.

From: Cheryl Robichaud
Date added: 2/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
This is a priceless and most loving way to remember John by creating this web-site. John was such a presions, sweet,loving respectful young man and this is what make the grief more unbearable. He was the type of child that every parent would have wanted for their own son. John was also a model young man with big dreams and ideas. I remember his mommy(Grettie) asking me to watch our little John for her a couple of evenings a week after school. John loved to sing and I could still see him coming out from school singing and swinging his little back-pack for all it was worth as high as his little arms could go he was such a happy child. He loved singing so much that he would attended "The Singing Christmas Tree" at Woodlea Penticostal Church every year that we were neighbors at Check-Mate Court. Johns was a little guy but had the mental capacity ofn adult at the tender age of 6. He would always tell me a lot of stories about his Ontario family but most of all his grand parents which he lovedso much. His grandpa had a very special place in his heart though he love his grandma too. John was quit the talker and always he would captivate you with that million dallar smile that made you pay direct attention to whatever he was talking about. The last time I saw John alive was early last year and I just about did not reconized him until the smile caught my attention he had grown up so much. When I fist learned of Jonhn's accident I wished I could of traded places wth him that very instant, the second feeling was helplessness my heart sunk for the horrow that Grettie was going to be faced with it was as if someone had just reached in my chest and riped my heart out of its place. Grettie loves Doug and her family very much but that little guy John was her life is lived for that child. One could only imagin the trauma and pain she lives with and in everyday. Grettie my heart is with you and your family and this web-site will be a great comfort to us in our own way but most of all to read of the love that all shared with and for John will be the biggest comfort for the family and friends. John's life and death has touched us all so profoundly and he will be forever in our hearts to cherished forever. Gone but no forgotten and sadly missed by us all. My love and prayers are with Grettie and John's entire family. Cheryl Robichaud.

From: Cheryl Robichaud
Date added: 2/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
This website is remarkably done and I want to congratulate Jonh's family for putting it together. Thanks for allowing us John's friends to share in his memories with our qouts and tributes. What a beautiful well done job.

From: Helen + Cathy - Birmingham UK
Date added: 1/31/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Words cannot express our feelings for Grettie and the Hennessy family, we met John & Ann in 2003 in somewhat sad circumstances but they touched our hearts and we know how close they are as a family. We can remember now sitting on the porch with John and Ann and how they talked about there family and what proud parents they are, it was about this time that Grettie was going to Cork. Be strong Grettie - John was loved by alot of people but we know there's no love like a mothers love for her Son - and by the pictues on this web page he was a handsome dude - Take care of yourself Grettie our thoughts are with you and all your family at this very sad time.

From: nicky mckay
Date added: 1/31/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I never had a chance to really get to know John, but I do recall him picking me up on a cold winter day because I could not find a ride. John was a really special person with a kind heart. I will miss him dearly, but in my heart I know that he is in a better place in heaven where many of my friends and family lie to rest. R.I.P John

From: Jamie Sparling
Date added: 1/29/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I became friends with John at the 2000 Alberta Summer Games in Grand Prairie. My Calgary teammates and I formed an alliance with John and his Red Deer posse in order to gang up on the ‘full-of-themselves’ Edmonton kids. From then on we became friends and would see each other at various races across Canada. I had an awesome time with him last February when he came to stay and train with me in Victoria. JHM, We’ll miss you bro.

From: Gary Mooney
Date added: 1/27/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am John's second cousin from Cork, Ireland. I had the pleasure of meeting Grettie when she visited Cork in Sept. 2003, Although I never met John, I got to know him through his mum and know what he meant to her and how much he will be missed.

From: Gary Mooney
Date added: 1/27/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am John's second cousin from Cork, Ireland. I had the pleasure of meeting Grettie when she visited Cork in Sept. 2003, Although I never met John, I got to know him through his mum and know what he meant to her and how much he will be missed.

From: Ann Mooney
Date added: 1/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am Johns Aunt from Ireland. My memories of John are as a child when i met him when i visited his grand parents in Ontario. He was a very friendly and outgoing person and he is very sadly missed.

From: Carol Murray
Date added: 1/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had the pleasure of meeting John's Mum when she visited us in Cork, Ireland. Although I didn't know John I have heard lots of great stories from Grettie. My thoughts are with her at this sad time.

From: Jean Browne
Date added: 1/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am Grettie's cousin and I met her for the first time when she last visited Ireland. I never had the pleasure of meeting John but I know how much he meant to his mum and grand parents, from all the photos they showed us and the stories they told. I know he will be sadly missed.

From: Helen Mooney
Date added: 1/25/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I had the pleasure of meeting John a number of years ago when I spent some time at his grandparents house in Ontario, He was a lovely young man who will be sadly missed.

From: Maria Kohlmann
Date added: 1/24/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am John's second cousin, I met his Mom in Sept 2003 when she visited Ireland (her birth place. I got to know John through the time spent with Grettie. There are no words to describe the loss of such a wonderful young and loving man.

From: Noel Jr.
Date added: 1/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
A wonderful website and a tribute to John. He will be sadly missed by his uncle, aunt and cousins.

From: Marilyn
Date added: 1/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
An eye opening website for everyone, whether you are a mother, father, son, daughter, etc. Thank you for making this site available to all workers. My heart goes out to Grettie and all of John's family.

From: Grettie
Date added: 1/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John was my life,I am still walking in a daze.I don't know what I would have done without all my family and friends and John's friends.Also this website is going to be my lifeline and I so appreciate my dad getting it up and going so quickly with all of his time and cost and the time and expertise of Max.It is beautiful.I treasure each and every comment and memoryof time spent with John that is left here left.Thank you

From: Sean
Date added: 1/21/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I met John for the first time just over two years ago... I still remember when he and his mother introduced themselves to me at an information night for young people who were registering in a program for apprentice pipefitters... I was only in their presence for a few moments and I thought... now here is a young man who had a profound love and respect for his mother... and with that I was hooked on John... Soon after that, I had the pleasure of his company for eight weeks in our training center covering the different aspects of safety in preparation for going to work at a nearby gas plant... I have a lot of great memories of John... John was one of those special people you could not just like... you just had to love... you had no option... and if you said or did something that he did not like... he was never one to hold back... he soon let you know... The last time I spoke to John... it was near the end of last September... we were working at the same plant... he was hoping to get some overtime on the week-end and he was sort of hinting at me to put in a good word for him... I told him there was no need for me to do that... the powers that be already knew the kind of worker he was and if there was work available he would be one of the first in line to get it... Later that evening I was up over one hundred feet on a tower... looking down, I spotted three young workers... all carrying tools and materials heading towards the area of the plant where the weekend work was scheduled... the smallest of the three was carrying the biggest load... I couldn't help but smile... John had got his overtime...

From: Noel
Date added: 1/20/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
The Website is very well done and is easy to use,but it is sad to see such fine young man killed at work.

From: Ann Hobbs
Date added: 1/20/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I did not know untill someone we know had their Son killed in the workplace, That there are no Workers compensation board benefits to paid unless the person has dependents, there are no benefits for pain and suffering for the Mother,Father or family members.

From: Helen Mooney
Date added: 1/12/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Its been a long time since I last wrote here, I just wanted to say that I am delighted to hear that Pillar Resources are being charged over what happened to John. Grettie I also wanted you to know that My Mum, Martin and I along with everyone else here in Cork will be thinking of you on Monday. Its sad to think it will be 1 year to the day. As you know my Dad (John's uncle Billy) passed away exactly a month after john. He was fond of little John and its sad to think of them both gone. I've heard many stores from my Mum and Dad about staying with Ann and John on their holidays in Port Credit and it is obvious from them John loved staying there. I'm glad I got to meet John a few years ago, from reading peoples stories here it appears in the short time he had, he had a lot of friends. Grettie I hope you are doing OK, thinking of you. Helen.

From: Sheila Fleming
Date added: 1/7/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I met Ann on the flight coming from Toronto recently and to Ann & John and especially you Grettie, my heart goes out to you. My husbands company had a similar tragic accident happen in 1992 with a young fellow, but it was such a different scenario.The accident was not our companies fault, however, my husband and his partner paid for everything that was involved for the family coming from Nova Scotia to bury their son. I cannot imagine that the two companies, who are at fault, have done nothing for you. What a wonderful memorial for John to have set up this foundation to help people, even though you yourself have not gotten any compensation. I pray this will happen for you and once again thank you for thinking of others at this terrible time in your life.

From: Grettie
Date added: 1/5/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
Last Wednesday the Hope Program had a recognition night in Edmonton for the Organ Donors of last year.Doug,Joyce(Doug's mom) and myself went.It was so hard to walk in the doors of the hospital were John had died such a short time ago.It felt like yesterday I walked in those doors expecting to see John sitting up with those big eyes wide saying don't cry Mom,I'm fine let's go!It is very sad and ironic to remember how John hated winter and mostly hated working outside in it.He was so excited for it to end this year so he would have the money for university next fall and never have to work outside again.To think it was the negligence of others and the ice that killed him is so painful.There were several organ reciprients that so so hopefully and thankful and also several donor family members.I was very happy for the families that were helped by people like John but I was also very jealous of their happiness.John was all about giving so it was fitting that this was his last gift to everyone.I received a beautiful medal in his name and a rose.My heart is so broken but at the same time it is so full of memories of John that I also captured in thousands of photographs. I also can dream of all those time we spent together.

From: Debbie Mayberry
Date added: 1/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I got to know John and his mom Grettie through Minor Hockey and then had the pleasure of dealing with them both through my employment at Community Savings. Right from our first meeting, it was easy to see John's love and respect for his Mom. John had a passion for life - his contagious smile and laugh made everyone around him feel good. John wanted to go to Sylvan Lake Summer Hockey Camp and we were able to arrange that for him. Years later, he would thank me for that experience whenever I saw him. He was truly "old beyond his years!" When John came in to the bank, he was always a delight to help. He shared stories, asked millions of questions and always flashed that amazing smile to whomever was helping him out. He always made our days a little brighter just by being himself! This website is a wonderful tribute to a young life that ended long before it had a chance to truly shine. If workplace injuries and tragedies can be prevented because of it, then John's death will have not been in vain. I encourage everyone who visits this site, to donate to the foundation. Grettie, you have created a truly remarkable tribute to your beautiful son. He will live on in our hearts forever!!

From: Richard Hennessy
Date added: 1/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I am the the uncle that the life learning experience of spending days upon days in the summer with this little man. No one could imagine the pain WE as a family are going through, today and every day. What No one knows is he was a son to me. I remember looking at him Knowing how pound my sister was of this little man and every time he would look up and ask a question always wanting to know more. I thought back then if I only had a son like him it would make all my dreams come true. His kindness I saw back then lived in him, last year in early spring when he came for a visit he brought my daughter for ice cream at the parlour where he went with us as a family. I don't understand how a company could send such a young man out to do this type of work with out experinced supervision. This is only the begining of what I will write in this guest book. Every day we live with the loss of this little man we all called Little JOHNNY.

From: Gavin Conner
Date added: 1/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
John was one of the most enthusiastic people Ive ever met or known. I remember the first bike race I met him at was the Cause Canada race in Canmore where I live at. After I had finished my lap John introduced himself immediately. He was very excited to get into bike racing and wanted to know all there was about it. From that day on we became really close buddies and spent races and parts of the summer hanging out and 99 percent of the time laughing. I wish the best for his family and know theres a heaven for a kid with a heart as large as the world.

From: Rebecca Morris
Date added: 1/2/2005  (PRINT COMMENT)
I first met John in the summer of 2000 for the Alberta Games. It was pretty much that summer the both of us found a love for biking and kept at it through the years to follow. We’d ride together and would talk big on how much we wanted to become pro’s and tour the world to all the crazy races and countries. He was one of the hardest working cyclists I’ve ever met. He didn’t take anything for granted and worked hard to pay for all the expensive stuff that comes with the sport. I’d never here him complaining, he’d always have something motivating and inspiring to say. I will truly miss you John and I’m glad I had the chance to meet such a great person…..

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