Archive | August 2008

♥ Eric You Will NEVER Be Forgotten!!

As we ALL grapple with your loss, I for one am humbled to read on your myspace page, all those who knew you and admired you.  I already knew you were a wonderful and good man.  To know that others thought the same makes my heart swell and tears fall.  Those of us left down here on Earth are trying to understand how you could be taken from us at such a young age (yes 40 is still a young age).  You impacted more people than you realize Eric…I love you and I am proud of you.  I wish I could have said that to you when you were still alive.  Life is so fragile…I miss you!!  Knowing that you were alive gave me some comfort at night Eric.  You were my family – forever your sister, even if we were only step.  Love your sister ~ Lisa



♥ R.I.P. Eric…We Love You!


Eric Sheppard, aged 40, of Jenison, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 3, 2008. He was preceded in death by Ralph and Ellen Justice and Jean Sheppard. Surviving are his parents, George Sheppard, and Sharon Sheppard; his children, Carrie, Alisha, Nicole, and Desiree; step-children, Nathan, Emily, Emily B.; fiancée Holly Baker; six grandchildren; and many close family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr., Grandville with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help meet the needs of the family. Relatives and friends may meet his family at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be sent online at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf