Condolence & Memory Journal

To the dear family of Brenda
I am just a girl, of a similar age to your daughter and I came across this sad news today 20/9/19. Sadly I am not a stranger to losing a parent or a sibling and something about your daughter made me needing to share a thought with you all.

Grief is the most unwanted of journeys and one no parent should ever have to face. Thankfully my mum passed a year before my brother and it was with such relief to me, as I knew she wouldn't survive the loss. My Dad has carried on with his life but it's taken it's measure of time and immense sadness for him to achieve this. I have spent the last 8 years wanting them to be back in our lives. It's only now I realise neither of them would want me to be sad. What they would want is for me to get on with my life and find happiness.

So my message is simple. Allow yourself to grieve, each one of you will handle this differently and you must accept their way as different from your own. But let their spirit life on and see you precious and beautiful daughter every day in her children, in one another, in your faith and in your hearts. There really is no answer as to why we lose the kindest most generous hearted loved ones too soon, it's simply the hardest time of your life when it happens, but keep living. Take hold of the hands of one another and help each other make it through the day and night. And when everyone else continues with their lives in time, remember you can have those sad days, but to make the life of your daughter matter, you must carry on and be the most amazing grandparents you can be in her absense. She will send you signs, a song on the radio, a rainbow in the sky, a robin in your garden, a smile on the face of your grandchildren. Make every day matter and if you miss her more on a day you struggle, then go to a place you remember her being happy and take a moment. You will get through this journey and you will understand in time the new and more important role you have x

Posted by JANE BRANFIELD - Cheltenham, England - Friend   September 19, 2019

My prayers go to the Geiger/Hamilton family. I was able to meet her through Eric when we were dating at the time... I'm soo sorry for your loss Lauren, Eric, and Tim.

Posted by Alexus Newman - Fort Wayne, IN   September 12, 2019

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Brenda you mean the world to me and fly high beautiful angel! Dear lord please put your comforting hands upon Brenda's family .♥

Posted by Bobbi Penn-Amore - Fort Wayne, IN   September 11, 2019

My sincere condolences to the GEIGER and HAMILTON families. Brenda has been a friend since we worked together at NAVL and thanks to FB and her sister Donna we've maintained that connection that this will not break. A more kind and loving person you won't find. Heaven truly has an angel.

Posted by Stephanie Beck - Fort Wayne, IN   September 08, 2019

Please accept our deepest sympathy. The Hamilton Family has been dear to us over the years. I am sorry we have lost touch since we moved from Fort Wayne. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Fred & Diana Cornett - Winchester, KY   September 07, 2019

I am happy that I worked with Brenda at Crossroad - what a blessing it was to work with a positive and upbeat person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, Tim and family, and keep her memory in your hearts forever.

Posted by Debbie Branfield - Fort Wayne, IN   September 07, 2019

Brenda was one of the friendliest people I have ever met. She was always helpful and looked at the positives.

Posted by kate imber - Hicksville, OH   September 07, 2019