Sep 30-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: September: Sep 30-06
Remembering Still Waters    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joe Kirkish

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 11:38 am:

How appropriate that today's memorial photo is from Joe Kirkish. Joe represents the army of volunteers who have poured their lives into serving others at a place you have often seen on Pasty Central during the last decade. This project started as a fund raiser for Still Waters Community Elders Home, which opened its doors on October 1, 1982. Also known as Still Waters Assisted Living Facility, this organization has provided a comfortable home, meals, and living assistance for almost 800 elderly residents of the Copper Country. More than 700 of those individuals have passed on, and we honor their memory as we conclude the old month and begin a new one.

Among the hundreds of volunteers and staff employed at the home during these 24 years, many come to mind who have also passed on to their reward. I could list numerous individuals who helped enable the home to stay open at very critical times in Still Waters' history. People like Charlie Stetter who assisted residents needing a guardian, or John Pippenger who served on the Board of Directors, donating time as well as money, or Darlene Fisher, a hard working staff member whose life ended far short of the average age of those whom she served.

As you may know, two weeks ago Still Waters announced its closng. At 5pm yesterday afternoon, September 29th, the final resident boarded a van bound for her new address, reluctantly leaving the home she had come to know and love. A day ahead of schedule, the close was completed, as all residents of this 70 bed facility bid farewell to the staff which cared for them as they would for their own family.

So Joe Kirkish's lovely Superior sunset is dedicated to the memory of all who served here, lived here, and - in some cases - died here at Still Waters. (I say "here" because that's where I'm sitting right now, in my old office where I spent 11 years as the administrator, now as a volunteer with a small caretaker crew helping with the closure). You are welcome to add the names of friends or loved ones to remember as well.

By the way, this weekend we are inviting Pasty Central visitors to participate in this difficult process of concluding the operations at Still Waters. There are some final expenses and loose ends which need attention. Besides tax deductible donations, there will be some other suggestions on the What'sUP page as to how you may be able to help.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 12:13 pm:

God bless, Charlie and staff.

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 12:54 pm:

Remembering my Grandfather, Bill Lammi, who passed away October 1st, 1977. I think of you and miss you every day Gramps.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 12:56 pm:

Please Remember The Servicemen And Women Who Have Made The Ultimate Sacrafice For Our CountryThis Month. Hannah L McKinney 20,Merideth L Howard 52,Emily J.T.Perez 23,Ashley L {Henderson]Huff 23,Jennifer M Hartman 21,. Colin J Wolfe 18,Moises Jazmin 25,Qixing Lee 20,Shaun A novak 21,TristanC Smith 23,Joshua R Hanson 27,Nicholas A Madaras 19,Michael L Deason 28,Eric P Vandepenas 21,Shane P Harris 23,Cliff K Golla 21,Philip A Johnson 19,Eugene H.E. Alex 32,Shannon L Squires 25,Matthew J Vosbein 30,Ryan E Miller 21,Jared M Shoemaker 29,Christopher G Walsh 30,Richard J Henkes 2nd.32,Angel D Mercado-Velazquez 24,Ralph N Porras 36,Justin W Dreese 21,Vincent M Frassetto 21,Jeremy R Shank 18,Marshall A Gutierrez 41,Germaine L Debro 33,Jason L Merrill 22,EdwinA Andino 2nd.23,David W Gordon 23,Luis A montes 22,Johnathon L Benson 21,Nathaniel B Lindsry 38,Robert J Paul 43,John A Carroll 26,Anthony P Seig 19,Alexander Jordon 31,Michael T Fuga 47,Jeremy E DePottey 26,Matthew C Mattingly 30,David T Weir 23,Harley D Andrews 22,David J Ramsey 27,Russell M Makowski 23,James R Worster 24,Jeffrey P Shaffer 21,Adam L Knox 21,David J Davis 32,ClintE Williams 24,Bernard L Deghand 42,David S Roddy 32,Christopher M Zimmerman 28,Aaron A Smith 31,Marcus A Cain 20,Yull Estrada Rodrigues 21,Robb G Needham 51,Charles J Jones 29,Bobby T Callahan 22,Allen R Bevington 22,Cesar A Granados 21,Howard S March Jr.20,Velton Locklear 3ed. 29,Kenneth E Kincaid 4th.25,Carlos Domingues 57,Windell J Simmons 20,Christopher T Riviere 21,Jared J Raymond 20,James N Lyons 28,Casey L Mullen 21,Jose A Lanzarin 28,Edward C Reynolds Jr.27,Henry Paul 24,James Chamroeun 20,Christopher T blaney 19. 3,046 Killed 21,427 Wounded .

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 01:15 pm:

I'm with Walter. Remembering all the soldiers who have given their lives during the month of September.

By paul (Pungvait) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 02:31 pm:

remembering Carl Heikkell of Calumet, who left us thursday.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 02:53 pm:

Remembering our parents, Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto. Our Aunt and Godmother, Lyle Pooley, cousin Janet Trasti, our dear little niece who left us much too soon Karen Kuusisto, and our brother in law and friend, Wayne Hartmann. We love and miss you all so much.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 04:22 pm:

Fall is a great time of the year. My dad and I used to go into the woods a lot during the fall...hunting partridge...and just walking for miles. The smell of falling leaves, the geese flying over, chipmunks running around, an occasional porcupine...deer ... it was wonderful.
My dad, Tony Soumis, passed away July 31. the woods, where he loved to be.
I miss him a lot.

By Brad Codere (Bcodere) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 04:26 pm:

Remembering my father-in-law, Thomas Kaipio of Boston Location, who left us early Friday morning. His kind ways will be missed by all who knew him. Not to mention that we lost one heck of a dogsitter. Rudy, our Yorkie, never had it so good. :)

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 04:27 pm:

Joes' photo belongs in the 2007 calendar.

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:04 pm:

what a beautiful picture and a fine remembrance for stillwater. I have been a big fan of pasty cam for a few years now and have enjoyed the pictures of the residents on this site.I am sad to hear stillwaters had to close it's doors. charlie you should know you are in many peoples thoughts today. this indeed has to be a sad day for you as well.

By Maureen Diane Lahti (Daniels) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:32 pm:

In loving memory of our dear Mom and Dad, Richard Maurice and Senia Marie Lahti. We all love and miss you so much. We were so blessed to have you for our Mom and Dad, and we're now living with such precious memories until one day we're all back together again in the presence of God. With also a special note in memory of my first Afghan Hound, Mr. Sky, who also went to Heaven last month five days after our Mom went. Mom and Dad, you have lots of dog angels with you!

By Sue Scalf (Poetscalf) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:39 pm:

I am very sorry to know that this has happened.
Selfishly, I know, because I have enjoyed the wonderful photographs and those pasties. But I am sorry, too, that so many will be having to leave the home that I know they are used to and love. Thank you for your many years of service, Charlie and Joe Kirkish. You have brightened many days for me.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:52 pm:

David, I always liked your dad. I wish he could be here still walking in those woods with you. Please say hi to your mom for me.

By Jack K (Jackinct) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:54 pm:

We said goodbye to our dog, Smokey, earlier this month. He gave my wife 10 years of pure joy. My kids and I got to have him around for the last 4 of those wonderful years.
Smokey, give your sister Sable a big lick and have fun rolling in the grass in doggie heaven.

By Mk Schneider (Upboundeh) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:58 pm:

Beautiful photo, our prayers are with you...all.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 06:31 pm:

Remembering my mom & dad, John & Betty Ravasz.

By Leslie (Leslie_in_tx) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 07:06 pm:

Remembering my uncle, Ray Haralson, of Lake Linden, who died on September 4.

By kathie Murto (Murtomania) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 08:00 pm:

remembering my friend Susan Moyna, who passed away Friday morning. God Bless you for all your years as a RN working with patients in the hospital. Sue always gave 110% to each and everyone of her patients. You will be missed by all.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 09:07 pm:

In memory of my Mother Bernadine Spellich who passed away on September,30th of 1978. We miss you Mom. I am sure you, Dad and Hal are all together with the rest of our family. Hal, the kids, Bob and I miss you so much. You will always be in our hearts. Fran

What a beautiful photo today! It sure is sad that Stillwater is no more. Personally I don't think there is another place like it up there.It was like a real home.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 09:43 pm:


What a beautiful tribute to all of the fine people who have lived at,
worked at and volunteered at, Still Waters. What a hard time it
must be for all of you to say goodbye. I noticed that you wrote
about Charlie Stetter. I will pass that on to my dad when we talk
tomorrow. They were friends. Everytime we would drive by Central
Mine he would mention Charlie Stetter and their friendship.
Keep the faith!

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 10:37 pm:

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy 88th Birthday dear Mom! Happy Birthday to you! hugs xo and wishing you many more! :) love, your baby... Lori

By Cotton (Cotton) on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 11:28 pm:

In memory of my Mom, Betty Beaudoin who has been gone since October 28,1990. Her granddaughter Kim "PIP" had her first baby a three days ago. She'd just love her if she were here. Her middle name is after you. She'd also love the 8 other great-grandchildren she'd have. We miss you Mom.

By Helen Milan (Hmilan) on Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 06:14 am:

Remembering Benedict O'Flaherty who died in October of 1968...He married a gal from Hancock, Margaret Harrington. They were my maternal grandparents and today would have been his birthday. Happy Birthday, Bee.

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 11:35 am:

Awesome Photo!

By Lisa Linder (Dl1985) on Monday, October 2, 2006 - 12:28 am:

I would like to remember my step-father John Kingman. Also my grandparents, Anna & John Baakko And Mose & Virginia Archambeau

By Rene Bush (Rsbush) on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - 06:32 pm:

Remembering Bella Michetti who was born and raised in Calumet and spent her last years at Still Waters. She was my great aunt, my grandmother's baby sister!

By lookielu (Eyeswideshut) on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 02:44 pm:

Remembering Jeffrey Krause who passed away Friday Oct 13th 1989. Amazing how fast 17 years has gone by. You are still in our thoughts.

By Eric Stemen (Emstemen) on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 11:24 am:

In memory of my grandfather, Perry C. Sharp, who passed away this month on Sept. 28th. You will be missed by all.

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