Daniel did not have time to begin his web page, so we are doing it for him. Daniel was an energetic, enthusiastic 15 year old guy who loved to entertain and make people laugh. He was a serious musician, playing the drums, trumpet and recorder. He was a wonderful gospel clown and loved working with children. Daniel shared his Christian music with his many friends, encouraging them to really listen to the words. In his Bible, he had written, “Witness at all times, use words when you must.” His favourite musical groups were MXPX and Dogwood. He loved his beagle Lucky, sleeping with him every night. We learned after his death that he wrote poetry and songs. We loved him greatly and we are proud of him.

Daniel found this poem in Grade 9 and was saving it for the day of his high school graduation. We are placing it here for his friends who are graduating in June, 2002.

Graduation Day

Today is the greatest day of our young lives.
I look back at what I’ve known for so long,
today is the day we never leave behind.
Today we say our last goodbyes
memories in the back of my mind
held close by until the day that I die.
Good luck my friends, make it to the end.
I wish you all the best until we meet again.
I can’t believe it, seems like yesterday,
just kids and now it’s time to grow up.

En Francais


Aujourd’hui , on recoit nos diplômes
Aujourd’hui , c’est la plus grande journée de notre jeune vie.
Je pense à tout ce qui m’était familier depuis si longtemps.
Aujourd’hui nous ne quittera jamais.
On se dit au revoir pour la dernière fois,
Mais tous les souvenirs que j’ai en mémoire,
Je les garderai jusqu’à mon dernier jour.
Bonne chance mes amis, allez jusqu’au bout.
Je vous souhaite de ce qu’il y a de mieux
tout en espérant qu’on se reverraun jour.
C’est incroyable… Hier encore nous étions que des enfants.
Et voilà que déjà que nous devons devenir grands.

Daniel did not talk about the Poems he wrote. We found these after his death. The first one was brought by a friend

A poem describing Daniel’s Faith

oh how could I be what Ive been all to human thats what
but now it’s hard to beileive there is someone
someone who will be there for me
someone that has always been there
he will forgive me when I fail
he will rejoice with me
where there is a victory
unconditional love thats his game
he will give me peace deep within
his name is Jesus-Christ, the son of God
he shed his blod for scum like me
oh how I am not worthy
the lamb of god was sacrificed for me
I put him on the cross
oh lord I praise thee
you have saved me
from this world, from myself
and from the horrifying abyss of hell.
I give you my life
do of it as is your will.



A song describing some of the struggles Daniel was going through

I don’t know

I don’t know what’s going on inside of me (3x)
I don’t know what’s going on inside!
Call it adolescent’s crisis
Call it what you will.
All I can tell you right now is
That it is no thrill.

I don’t know what’s going on inside of me (3x)
I don’t know what’s going on inside!
Where do I go from this point in my life?
Where do I go from here?
I don’t know what to do with myself
Might as well watch T.V.

I don’t know what’s going on inside of me (3x)
I don’t know what’s going on inside!



Daniel had found this poem on the web and had saved it. He realy loved his mom

True Life Poems


When the sun shines high
I think of you
when the moon’s in the sky
I think of you

I know it’s not often
that I say how much I care
or how much I love you
‘cos I know you’re always there

Mum – this poem is to say
how much you mean to me
and how much I do care
and I love you dearly

You are the moon
and you are the sun
I really mean it
I love you Mum

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