Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sad News

We had some tragic news the other day. My cousin, Justin, passed away. He is on my mom's side of the family. I pasted his obituary below. Click here to see a skiing video he made.
Justin Patrick Wyman

1982 ~ 2009

Justin Patrick Wyman, 27, a smiling, vibrant, loved one and friend, passed away on August 2, 2009.

Justin was born to Thomas Wyman and Darlene Wyman on May 25, 1982 in Provo, Utah. He was the epitome of an outdoor enthusiast. His love for the outdoors was only matched by his love of family and friends. A brave yet gentle young man, Justin had no problem skiing off a 50 ft. cliff, but could speak and listen with genuine affection.

He found solace and excitement in outdoor activities, and no matter how cold or hot the weather, he found adventure in all of nature's elements. He loved people and the community he lived in and found joy by being fully engaged in both. He leaves behind an enormous circle of friends who loved him, admired him, and just loved being in his presence. Kind-hearted and full of life, it was easy to make him laugh for he was a child at heart.

Throughout his life, and especially as a child, Justin was extremely photogenic. His smile was infectious and his image was easily and rewardingly captured on film. It is fitting, therefore that Justin's love, study, and hobby was the art of photography, whether still or motion film, and his talent was well evidenced by his work in school and activities. He loved photography, music, his employment, his friends and colleagues, nature, and the interaction amongst them all. He was easy to love because he loved others so comfortably. His warm smile and concern for others always expressed that love.

He will be immensely missed by so many, but is now in the presence of his Heavenly Father, surrounded by the same love, fondness and admiration he gave to his fellow man. We honor Justin's name, life, and the vibrant contribution he made to others.

Justin is preceded in death by his aunt, Wendy Russell, and his grandma, Janet Wyman. He is survived by his parents, Thomas Wyman and Darlene Wolfe; his grandparents, W. Patrick Wyman, Darl and Norma Wolfe; Laverne Evans, brothers Matt and Mike Spencer, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services to honor Justin will be held at 11:00, a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the L.D.S. Pleasant View 6th Ward Chapel at 2445 N. 650 E. (Timpview Dr.), Provo, Utah. Friends may call Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center St., Provo, Utah, 84606, and at the Ward Chapel on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to info@bergmortuary.com.


Whidget said...

I am so sorry. Words cannot express the sorrow when someone so young and with so much before them heads back home. My brother was born that same year (he passed away in 2007). My prayers are with you and his family.


Alona said...

Thanks, Bridget! I'm sorry to hear about your brother as well!

crack'n up ourselves said...

That is so sad. He sounds like a great person. Big Hugs!