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Brenda Collins

Memorial created 11-6-2009 by
Brenda Collins
Candice Nicole Calkin
March 1 1989 - March 11 2006

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Candice Calkin, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Candice's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Candice forever.

Candice was an angel on earth, now she sings with the angels in Heaven

Candice was born on March 1, 1989. She was the only child of an only child. She was my grandaughter, the light of my life.  When I try to talk about her my emotions are just too strong.  Candice passed away in her sleep 11 days after her 17th birthday. It started when she had an allergic  reaction to sulfer in an antibiotic she was taking for a bladder infection.  She was taken to Patient First because she broke out with a rash.  The Doctor put her on Benadryl for the rash and told her mother that she also had a stomach viris.  This was on a thursday night.  She was told that she could go back to school on Monday, but her heart  stopped beating sometime between firday night and saturday morning.  An expert  stated that she had passed away due to dehydration,  We will never know exactly what happened, but  we do know that  she is now in the arms of Christ and we will see her again.



Candice at Middle School Prom

You can see videos of Candice's life on youtube, myspace and facebook.  I would like to thank all of her friends who keep Candice's memory alive.


She never got to see her last class picture

Dec. 24, 2010 - Well Candice it's time to survive another Christmas without you here.  I try to remember that the birth of Christ is our real reason to celebrate,  but it's still so very hard to go on without you being here with us.  I know you are having a better time in Heaven than I can ever imagine.  I love and miss you so much.  Love Nanny

celebrating her 17th and last birthday

These pictures were taken one week before Candice went to Heaven. We were celebrating her 17th birthday. A week later she passed away in her sleep. If I had known that I would not see her again, I would have hugged her and told her how much I love her and I would have taken hundreds of pictures. Never take a moment with a loved one for granted.


celebrating 17th birthday

Today is the 11th of March,2010 Candice is now celebrating her 4th year in Heaven. I now accept that I won't see her on the earh again and that I must wait until God calls me to be with Him then I will see her again. I can now accept that, but the missing and being able to touch her and hear her voice seems to get worse. I know I have to put my faith in Christ.


March 11, 2014 Eight years ago today my worst nightmare came true. I received that phone call that no mother or grandmother (in my case) wants to receive. I will never forget that day. I husband called me to tell me that my only grandchild had died. It has taken eight years to be able to say the word dead. I will miss you Candice until I finally get to see you in Heaven. I love and miss you and the missing never ends. It just goes on and on and on.



Dear Candice - we had to have Gidget put to sleep the day after labor day, 2010.  She had an infection that spread thru her body.  I love and miss you.  - Love Nanny


This picture says it all


3-12-2011 - Dear Candice, I'm sorry I didn't stop by to talk to you yesterday on your 5th anniversary in Heaven, but I've been sick.  I hope some day I will be able to really make this memorial look as special as you were here on earth, but that will never compare to how special your are in Heaven.  I love you - Nanny

4/25/2011 - Dear Candice, We made it thru another Easter.  I went to the cemetary with your Mom and Aunt Janet on Saturday.  We replaced some of the flowers that had faded.  It looks beautiful.  I thought I was doing OK.  Easter Sunday was different because we no longer go to the Church you grew up in, but it is easier.  I thought I was doin OK until today coming down the road I lost it and cried half way home.  Sometimes when I look at your Mom it breaks my heart.  She misses you so much and I don't know how to help her.  I can't even help myself.  There will never be another CANDICE NICOLE CALKIN-Love Nanny


I miss your laughter so much

March 1, 2013 I went to the cemetery and sent up baloons today to celebrate Candice's 24th birthday. Ican't believe that it has been almost 7 years. I watched the baloons until they looked like tiny specks as they disappeared beyond the clouds and into the Heavens. Candice, I love and miss you so very much. Love - Nanny



Candice - I don't think I will ever stop missing you in this lifetime. I pray that I will get to see you again in Heaven.


Well I'm here again Candice. I don't http://www.virtual-memorials.com/main.php?action=view&mem_id=18064come here very often anymore. Katie has a face book page for you and I go there to see what your friends have to say and to leave messages. This is where I come to let you know what is in my heart. Today would be your 25th birthday. I went to the cemetery Thursday and sent up balloons. your Mom is so sad and it breaks my heart. I wish there was some way she could feel you with her, but I guess God doesn't want it to be that way. I love and miss you just as much as ever. Love Nanny March 1, 2014


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