My beautiful son Jon was a deep thinker, a searcher and a wanderer. He was very creative, artistic, and a computer whiz. He loved nature, his family, children and animals. The last time I saw him was in late June of this year when Gordon and I went to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta for my daughter's wedding. I knew he had finally found his niche in Nordegg, Alberta. He was radiating peace and contentment. His bosses spoke very highly of him and he had aspirations to start a hiking, guiding, touristy outfit in the beautiful Rocky Mountain Foothills.
On the evening of July 29th he headed out with three other young people on a fun adventure. Jon had a new GPS that he was anxious to try out....wanted to get lost and find his way home. It was a beautiful starlit nite and the group had some fireworks to set off. They arrived at an abandoned coal mine in Nordegg. The group climbed an old conveyer belt and some rafters where they had an expansive view of the entire valley. They came back down and Jon realized he had left his new GPS up at the top. He went back up to get it some time after midnight. It had begun to sprinkle and was more slippery than Jon realized. He slipped and fell over 60 feet onto rock below. The one fellow, Dustin, ran 4 miles to get help. The other two stayed with Jon. To a mother's horror, he died almost instantly. Police and medical reports confirmed there were no drugs or alcohol involved. The group had merely had one beer early in the evening before they left. Young people being young and foolish, perhaps, but when haven't we all been a little young and foolish.
My heart is broken as I come to grips with this grim reality but I'm getting through this with all the support from friends and family and all I have learned and am learning about Jon from his art, photography, writing, friends and co-workers.
Over his first baby picture in the nursery, I wrote "a star is born". The last picture he took (which I recovered from his SD card....his camera was smashed when he fell) was of an enormous firework blazing into the heavens. Looks just like a shooting star! I know he was!
I am so proud of my son. I am honoured to be his mother. He will always occupy a large space in my heart. I want to share him with whoever cares to know him. He was feeding a squirrel from his hand every morning and took some incredible pictures of him.
A close friend of Jon's has set up a memorial website for any who care to know Jon better. It can be accessed at www.mistymountainphoto.ca/jon/index.htm.
Jon's mom, Norma Hesby email@example.com
P.S.: I thank all of you, his HP friends, for your amazing tributes to Jon. Jon McMullin"Chère Mémoire"Peaceful
- 13 years, 11 months, 13 days ago
This song is for you Nez.....
Do you remember when we met That's the day I knew
You were my pet I wanna tell you How much I love you
Come with me, my love To the sea, the sea of love I wanna tell you Just how much I love you
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- 14 years, 25 days ago