Monday, June 20, 2011

Preston Drew Haun

[On June 19, 2011, I spread the bulk of Preston's cremains on Alaska's North Slope.  A small portion got to where he wanted it to earlier in the day.  If I could have spoken, this is what I would have said.]

Preston Drew Haun
June 17, 1981 - August 15, 2010

You were a big man
With a big heart
And you went out in a big way
Only the biggest state could hold the memory of you.

You left a void in so many of  your family and friends
You will live on in their hearts.

I love you, your family loves you, your friends love you.
Good bye


  1. Very touching. So glad you were able to make this final wish happen. How dedicated you are to your son, I see where Preston got his dedication. You could have taken the easy route and flown but what a journey you made of this. Safe travels home...

  2. Farewell, Preston, although you'll never truly be gone from the hearts of us who knew you. Save us a place.

  3. A tear and a smile for you.

  4. Dave,
    I have been deeply touched by the unconditional love you have for your children. There is no question in my mind that you an amazing father for you raised an amazing son (and daughter). Even though we've never met, my heart goes out to you in so many ways. I have two children of my own and can't imagine the pain one must feel losing a child. Although, I can imagine going to the end of the earth for them. I honor and respect what you've done. My heart goes out to you and hope this trip has brought you a sense of healing. I look forward to meeting you some day and giving you a big heartfelt hug.