Thursday, August 06, 2009

Obituary

Jesus opened wide his arms to welcome a special little one home. Noah Grant John Loewen was sent to us from heaven on September 21, 2005 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born with a rare genetic disorder, chromosome 12q deletion, Noah’s life was not easy. Noah spent much of his time in Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, although his family did everything they could to make sure Noah spent as much time at home as possible. Despite the many medical challenges, pain and frustrations, Noah was a delightful child with a happy disposition and a smile that could light up any room. He managed to charm everyone he met, and forever changed the lives of those he touched. Music was a huge part of Noah’s life and never failed to bring a smile to his face. He will be fondly remembered banging on his drum and strumming his ukulele.

In early spring of 2009, Noah was granted a very special wish through the Children’s Wish Foundation. He was able to travel to Disney World with his family to meet his favourite character, Tigger, and stay at Give Kids the World. This was a wonderful time of memory making and moments that the family will treasure always.

Noah spent most of his last few weeks in Toronto at Sick Kids being treated for intestinal failure, where many others were touched by his sweet sunny disposition. In early July, he returned home and was able to spend his final days at the lake, enjoying his Grandparent’s cabin.
On Monday, July 27th, 2009, Noah was admitted to Children’s Hospital and thus began a rapid decline. After his very courageous battle, Noah’s little body was tired. On Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, surrounded by love, Noah was received into the arms of the Father.

He leaves behind to treasure his memory, his father, Brad, his mother, Nichole, his sister Kailyn, his brother Joshua, Grandparents, one Great Grandmother, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Donations can be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba or to Give Kids The World.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful obituary and beautiful flowers. May God continue to hold you all in HIS arms.

Take care!

~Rissa

Kim said...

Thank you Nichole. Blessings to your family. We'll talk soon, Ok?

Anonymous said...

Noah, those who knew and loved you will agree, that this world is a better place, becuase of you. But now you are enjoying eternity with Jesus, and your life has truly just begun. Jesus, thank you for gifting him to us, if even just for a little while. For showing us a glimpse of your glory, through Noah's eyes. Thank you, that we will see hime again. Nichole and Brad, he is not gone, he is just away"for a little while" Miss you scooter. Love Granny

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful obituary. I am so sorry for your sorrow. Take care and God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your precious Noah's life sotry with us. The obituary was very moving and his life and beautiful smile touched many people. May your family find comfort. Peace and blessings to you all.

MouseTriper said...

What a beautiful obituary for Noah. Thank you so much for sharing sweet Noah will all of us. I know he has touched my life in so many ways and I will be forever grateful. Thank you so much! Noah...you are greatly missed even by those who never met you in person. I loved your sweet smile and the gleam in your eyes!!! God bless you all. My thoughts and prayers will remain with you!

Beth

Linda (khalana) said...

Very beutiful words. And the white flowers of innocence and purity were very fitting to symbolize his beautiful little spirit on earth. We are still praying for you.

Janice said...

While crying on the outside my heart is smiling. I cried at your obituary and I cried more reading what "Granny" wrote. We did see a glimpse of God's glory in those eyes. My heart is so heavy for you. I miss him and I've never met him. We are praying for you all. Much.
XOXO

Jules and Danny said...

What a beautiful tribute to your son. He was truly loved by your family and so many others. It is so true that his suffering brought out so much good and love in the people who surrounded him daily. My husband and I continue to pray for all of you daily! I remember his smile from so many of his photos frequently and it always makes me smile!
Julia

Christie Tuttosi said...

Although I never got to meet you in this life Noah, I know I will meet you in Heaven. Thanks for touching my life little man...and give Jesus a hug from me.

Thank you for sharing Noah with us.
Christie Tuttosi
ctuttosi@rfnow.com

Christine said...

Nichole...my heart is heavy tonight when I think of sweet Noah. I have had Noah on my mind since he passed on. I look at Jake and can not help but hug even longer than I normally do, cause you know when life will take this turn. Please know I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this time.

My heart is with you all

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakob.ashton

Anonymous said...

Dear Nichole,

You don't know me personally, although I know some of your family and friends. I have followed Noah's journey for a very long time, and upon return of my holiday was incredibly saddened to hear of his passing. My heart literally fell to my stomach. I am so so sorry for your loss and so amazed at the incredible job you (and your family) did in loving this beautiful gift from God. Your faith is so strong! May God continue to provide you with comfort and His peace that passes all human understanding.

Geraldine Vanderveen
www.caringbridge.org/visit/connorv

Lexi said...

My heart still breaks for you and your family when I think about your loss. Why would God bring this child into your life, make you work so hard, and then take him away from you? Such a hard and unexplainable question. But then I read some of the comments that people have written on your blog and my question has been answered. Noah's Journey has touched so many lives all around the country and your unbelieveable strength will live on in your life and in the lives of your children. God bless you and your family!!! I imagine that Noah is rejoicing in heaven and looking down on you and smiling at what an amazing family that he was blessed to be apart of!

Lisa said...

Nichole, Brad and children,
May you find some peace knowing that Noah is surrounded by love, tranquility, warmth and peace. God has wrapped his arms around him and is keeping him safe for you. Feel his presence in the wind that blows, the sun that shines and the rain the falls upon us. I will continue to pray for all of you that your healing may begin. You are inspirational people and I am blest for having followed and read your story.
Be well,
Lisa :)

Becky said...

Beautiful!

Mir said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous view he has. And what a special little guy. Our prayers are still with you all.

nicole said...

We are still praying for you all.

Wenona said...

Continuing to keep your family in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

God bless you & your family.