Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Doug Kinneard

I am the sister in-law of Doug Kinneard who was the third person on the
flight with your sister. If it's OK I would like to share a little about
Doug and the wonderful family he left behind. Doug grew up in Canada and
loved camping, fishing, hiking, running, diving and anything to do with
the outdoors. He loved to talk, he could talk to anyone about anything. He
lived life enthusiastically! But most of all he LOVED his family. His wife
Roslyn is amazing, she has made us all feel at peace because of her sweet
example. They have 4 children from the ages of 25 to 13. The children are
doing well. In Doug's last few hours in the hospital the family gathered
around his bed and sang "God Be With You Til We Meet Again" many tears
were shed and much love was felt. We believe in a loving Heavenly Father
that has a beautiful plan for families to be together forever. Our family
takes comfort in the knowledge that this life isn't the end and that we
will see Doug again and what a wonderful day that will be.
Kim Beazer

56 comments:

Bek said...

Thank you for letting us know a bit more about your sweet brother in law. Our prayers and thoughts have also been with your family. It is nice to know a little bit more about him.

Our love and prayers lift you up at this time of sadness.

Meredith said...

What a sweet letter shared through such grief. I found your blog thru Blissful Living blog and have been moved to tears. I don't know your sister or her family, having recently discovered the studio, but feel I have gotten to know who she is reading all I can on hers and your blogs. May your family and her sweet children be blessed through this time of trial and recovery. There are not enough words to express my sympathy for the profound heartache your family is going through. I am sure they have a ward, stake, entire community offering support and I wish there was something more I could do...I will be making a donation to their recovery fund. Thank you for sharing.

Jordan and Katie said...

Best wishes to the Kennard family, it is so sad that Doug died. What an amazing family the Kennards are to have such great faith, this will surely pull them through. We pray that the Lord will continue to comfort and bless the Kennard family as well at this tragic time.

Leslie said...

It's so good to know more about Mr. Kinneard. He sounds like such a fun guy, I'm sure the Nielsens loved their time spent with him. Thank you for sharing, your family is undoubtedly strong and loving, just what his family will need for many years to come. Bless you all with peace in this difficult time, we're all praying for you.

Amanda K said...

What a beautiful tribute to a sweet brother in law. My prayers are with your family at this time. I hope they find comfort during their time of grief.

Likely said...

Our family is praying for your family as well. May the spirit continue to attend and comfort all of you.

brudfam said...

at such difficult and trying times, it is beautiful to see the faith of both the Kinneard and Nielson families. Our prayers have been and will continue to be offered for all who were involved in this tragic accident. May Heavenly Father continue to comfort the Kinneards as they grieve for the loss of their father and husband and for His healing powers to be upon Stephanie and Christian.

With love and concern from a fan of Nie's blog.

Justine said...

God bless your family, dear.

Lynnette said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this wonderful man. May you all continue to find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Anna said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with your loss. Thank you for sharing a little bit about Doug with us. May God's grace, love and peace be with you all.

Jamie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kinneard family as well. I am deeply saddened that a family lost a father, husband, son. "Families are Forever"

Juli said...

To Doug's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. C, we're praying for your sister and brother in law and for your family and the Kinneard family.

La Yen said...

Thank you for your testimony and for sharing your love for your brother in law. We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Ceej, we are sending cards and cash your way. (Well, AZ way, but you know.)

tharker said...

Thank you for sharing your heartfelt feelings and love for your wonderful brother in law. I hope that the prayers and faith of the many readers of this blog will sustain you and your family throughout this very difficult time.

ckkg said...

thank you for letting us all know a little more about this special person. our thoughts and prayers are with your family. i am so sorry for your loss.

Lindsey said...

Thank you for sharing. I am sure there are many of us who wondered about him, and hoped that his family had great faith. It is nice to know they are LDS as well. What a great blessing. Thank you for sharing. Many prayers are on behalf of your family!

Geo said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Kim. We have been praying for your family as well. The beauty and strength of the people involved in this incident—their dear families included—are stunning. All of you just make me hunger to be a better person. I'm sending love and care and more prayers to the Kinneards.

liz said...

I appreciate this post- I wondered about him and his family. I love that song and adds even more meaning to my life- thank you for sharing that moment with us.

angieinpink said...

that was sweet & beautiful.

my thoughts & prayers are constantly with your family...

Leisha said...

Thank you so much...such a heartbreaking tragedy. Much love to you and your family....

Rochelleht said...

BEAUTIFUL testimony.

Families are Forever!!!

b. said...

Sending love and strength to your dear family...so sorry for your loss.

Emily S. said...

This is a terrible tragedy. Thanks for sharing more about Doug. We will continue to pray for all involved.

Kristina said...

A beautiful tribute to a man who was deeply loved and a testimony to the healing powers of the Atonement of our Savior. Thank you for sharing your tender last moments together as a family. Your family, especially Doug's wife and children are in my prayers.

katyhollywood said...

We are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kinneard family as well. May you find some comfort at this difficult time and know that in the end "all is well, all is well." Much love.

Marilyn said...

Kim, thank you for sharing a little about Doug, and we are so sorry for your families loss. Your family is in the prayers of families around the world, and we hope you feel the comfort and peace of a loving Heavenly Father.

cori said...

families are forever!

thank you for sharing this, and my thoughts are with you.

SusieQ said...

Thank you for sharing. I pray that you and your family will have peace. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Leslie J said...

Kim-

I'm so sorry for your loss, I lost my sister 9 years ago in a car accident, and have found that my faith and the faith of my family has sustained me. May Heavenly Father send the sweet peace that you need now and in the future.

Leslie James

dalene said...

Dear Kim,

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, particularly your sister-in-law and their children.
May God continue to bless you all with comfort, peace and love.

Melis said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely story on your brother in law. It is so good to learn a little about him. I've only heard that Christian really loves him and thinks a lot of him. Prayers and love go out to you and your family. Especially his sweet wife and children.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had known Doug. It sounds like he had created a charmed life, filling it with his family and his other passions. And what a handsome man he was. I pray for comfort and peace for everyone in his family.
Amye G.

Andrea said...

How wonderful to read about Doug.
What a blessing to hear how his life impacted others.
His family is in my prayers at this time.
It sounds as if he left a beautiful legacy.

tara said...

thanks for sharing a bit about Doug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as well.

chronicler said...

Kim, thank you so much for sharing Doug with us. Thank you for your family's faith and hope in this trying time. May the Lord continue to watch over each of you and provide the much needed peace at this time in your lives.

Sara said...

Kim,

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man with an amazing family. You're all in my prayers.

Sara*P

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing information about Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

heather said...

I am not a Mormon, I am a born again Christian and am praying for you all as sisters and brothers in Christ. My heart was shocked and saddened when I happened upon this horrible news upon glancing at "the Nienie Dialogues", which I do a few times a week. I will be fasting for them tomorrow (I missed the previous fast as I only just found out about this tragedy). Trust that "...all things work together for good for those who love Christ and are called according to his purpose..." My heart goes out to Mr. Kinneards family. May GOd bless them with peace that passes all understanding

Deon said...

Cjane, thank you for allowing the post about Doug - I went to high school with Roslyn, his wife. Her parents lived down the street from my grandmother, and her father was my stake pres.for a time. Amazing family. I wouldn't have put that together without the post. Prayers from the east coast continue for all families involved.

Laura Smith said...

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. My mother-in-law, Lorraine Nelson, lives two houses down from Doug and she said so many wonderful things about him. Mostly, what a wonderful father he was.

Aprilyn said...

Thank-you for sharing about this wonderful man in your life. I can not imagine the sorrow your family must feel. My mother died when I was 18 and it was hard. It does get better after a while but you still miss that special person. My prayers are with your family.

Chelsea said...

Love and prayers to his family.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Blessings and prayers for his family as well.

i i eee said...

God bless the Kinneard family.

KatieJ said...

Thank you for posting this- I am so sorry for the loss of this brother/husband/father/friend and uplifted by their faith. His family will be in my prayers as well.

domestic bliss said...

Your family is in our prayers- We wish you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Kristy said...

I think you should know that we are praying for your family also and are so sorry for your loss. I am sure this is a difficult time and we send our love.
The Hafens

David and Shalynna said...

Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful words about Doug. You could not have described him any better than you did! My family is in the Thayer Park ward with the Kinneard's and my heart has been aching for them, but I find so much comfort to know that their testimonies will get them through this. I needed this today, so thank you!

Gail:) said...

I'm so glad you posted this. The Kinneards are in our ward and Doug was my husbands flight instructor. We will miss him and we know what a great pilot and husband and father he was. Just wanted to mention his funeral is scheduled for 10 am Saturday @ the church on Lindsay and Des Moines in Mesa.

Christine said...

What an amazing man he was. Your family is in our prayers! Thanks for telling us more about him.

The Beadles said...

Thanks Goodness you're a member of the Church. God Bless your family.

Anonymous said...

I cannot begin to tell you how this tragedy has affected so many of us. I live next door to the Heap's which is where the plane went down. Many of our good people in this town were with your loved ones trying to do what they could to help them and calm them until help arrived. This is truly a difficult time. You would be so proud of Doug, Stephanie and Christian. They were remarkable! I am most heart-sick by the death of Doug and for the months and months of recovery that lie ahead for Stephanie and Christian. I have first hand witnessed what it's like to watch a loved one go through 3rd degree burns and sit and wait in the Maricopa Burn Center, praying for them. I know our prayers are being heard. I know the Lord will only give to us what we can handle and I am eternally grateful for the gospel and the plan of salavation. We love you, and we continue to pray for you. Tanya Clines

Margaret Harris said...

Here, in Florida, I have just heard the news of my friend's death. Doug Kinneard lived here with his family several years ago. He was the Young Men's President and worked with the older boys. My heart aches for the family. Doug was a good friend, an excellent example for my sons, and lived life to the fullest. I pray that the family members of those who survived will receive the strength and resolve they need to heal the lives of their injured loved ones.

Smithfamily said...

I too do not know your families. But I have found many common threads in our lifes and you sweet sister as well. I have been so moved by her blog, I can tell that she is a great mom and wife. I am in the ward with Doug Kinneard, so I am seeing things from the other side. I too like your sisters family have a great love for Bluewater NM. I was raised there and left as a teen to move to the valley. I am amazed at the strength of your families and how everything is being handled. I wish Stephanie and her sweet husband a speedy return, I know it wont be speedy but returning will be a great thing.

Lisa said...

I didn't personally know the victims of the accident, nor do I know you either I read about this on my dear friends Kayola's blog and have been so touched by everything. My heart goes our for Doug's family in their loss. My prayers are continually with Stephanie and Christian for their recovery and the love of the children. We often ask ourselves why? Our Heavenly father only gives us what he knows we can handle and he helps us through it with love, faith and prayers. I cannot express enough words for the heartache both these families are induring at this time. I have come to love them and have never met them. May God be with you.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the Kinneard's and the Nielsen's. I was going to school at ASU and was looking for a flight instructor about 5 years ago and luckily I found Doug. He and I shared many of the same interests and he helped mentor me as I worked my way into the Air Force’s flight program. We have kept in touch via e-mail and have always shared our love for God, country, family, and flying. Doug welcomed me into his home and I was able to spend the evening and next morning with him and his kids after flying a T-1 cross country flight into Sky Harbor earlier this year. I will never forget that trip since it brought me back to my flying roots out of Falcon Field and Williams-Gateway. I am glad I was able to see him one last time. He was always such a happy, fun, caring, personable man. However, I know we will someday see him again and I know he is smiling down on his family right now. He treasured his wife and kids and you could always tell that his family was his number one priority. I am proud to have known and flown with Doug and will cherish many fond flights, conversations, and memories. We will all miss him dearly and hope the best for the Nielsen family.
Brandon Rogers