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Steven J. Herman

Steven J. Herman

Home city: Thompson, Manitoba
Age: 14
Date of crash: March 25, 1999

On March 25, 1999 Steven was walking home with his younger brother Mathew from a night of bowling. Mathew was on the sidewalk and Steven was on the road by the curb. The drunk driver hit Steven from behind and left the scene. Steven was pronounced dead the next morning at the Winnipeg Health Science Centre March 26, 1999.

Memorial Message

He only took my hand
(author unknown)

Last night while I was trying to sleep,
My son’s voice I did hear
I opened my eyes and looked around,
But he did not appear.

He said, “Mom you’ve got to listen,
You’ve got to understand
God didn’t take me from you mom
He only took my hand

When I called out in pain that night,
The instant that I died,
He reached down and took my hand,
And pulled me to his side

He pulled me up and saved me
From the misery and the pain.
My body was hurt so badly inside,
I could never be the same

My search is really over now,
I’ve found happiness within,
All the answers to my empty dreams
And all that might have been

I love you all and miss you so,
And I’ll always be nearby.
My body’s gone forever,
But my spirit will never die!

And so, you must all go on now,
Live one day at a time.
Just understand-
God did not take me from you,
He only took my hand

Missing you and loving you forever,
Your family and friends

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Steven J. Herman
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