Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 8:37 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tennison family appreciates support

The Tennison family would like to thank everyone who has helped our family through the loss of Justin Tennison. Justin was a wonderful father, uncle, brother, son, grandson and friend. He touched many lives in his 33 years and that definitely showed in the turnout at his celebration of life services. We had 400-plus people in attendance and that made our family even more proud of him. He was loved by many, many people and our family knows that he will be truly missed.

Our family has been blown away at the love and support from the community. It is amazing to see how people come together in times of tragedy and loss, and our family appreciates everything everyone has done for us.

We cannot personally thank everyone who has helped or kept us in their prayers because there are so many, but please know that we do appreciate it and we thank you.

We also want to thank anyone who has made a donation at Wells Fargo in his honor. The donation account is still open and will be for awhile.

As Justin's little sister, I took it upon myself to plan his celebration of life and I want to thank everyone who helped me make it successful. It was very hard for me because Justin was such a huge part of my life, but it turned out wonderful and I appreciate all of the help, love, support and prayers.

Our family has a big void with JT being gone now, but we will honor him and continue to be proud of the man he became. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.

Fish on, Big Brother, we love you.

Again, thank you for all of the support and prayers.

Kayla Tennison,

Mike and Linda Tennison

and family