Faces of Suicide

Remembering ...

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Labbe, Jonathan Joseph
25 January 1991 - 03 February 2010
Tennessee, Illinois, USA

Our Remembrance
Jonathan was my only son and not a day passes without thinking of him. He died nine days after his 19th birthday. He was a creative genius who was just trying to find his way in the world. And the world has never been the same without him. He had a special magic about him--as a child he could find dozens of four-leaf clovers in one afternoon, while most people never find a single one. Everyone who truly knew him loved him. He didn't realize how many true friends he had and he inspired so many. He loved little animals and was adamant about saving Puffy, an injured fluffy black cat from the shelter--he told me that the cat spoke to him and Puffy still looks for him. Jonathan loved foreign cars, techno music, and dancing. He had an amazing uncanny analytical ability. Few knew it but he had an IQ of 138 at the age of 10. We've had many creative signs from him since he passed over which give us comfort--alarms going off; computer lights coming on in the middle of the night, even though it was turned off; a tiny patch of violets bloomed in the snow near his favorite tree; cupboard doors are open; we hear his car turning the corner near our house--all things we know are little gifts to us from my dear Jonathan. His strong spirit lives on and we believe he is all around us, as if in the next room. We all look forward to the day we will all be together again.

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