Sometimes an “inconsequential stranger” comes into your life for a brief moment and leaves a lasting mark on your memory. Jon was one of those people. I remember being so enraptured by his display of honest devotion and love to his bride Kirstin on their wedding day that I couldn’t help but stay and watch until I couldn’t see them anymore.In the past few years I’ve often found myself looking at their wedding pictures – some of my favorite, I must add – and wondered how their love story was progressing. You see, Jon and Kirstin had been told just a short time before the wedding that Jon’s cancer had returned. While that should have cast shadow on the day, these two with their families pushed that to the back of their minds an went on to have a most spectacular wedding day.
As it has come to pass, the marriage of two souls joined as one on September 26, 2009 will live on in perpetuity. Jon Simonini has passed on from his long battle with cancer.
Jon’s wife Kristin and their little toddler will be remembered in our prayers tonight.
Thank you Jon for giving me a glimpse of true love.
With fond remembrance,
Jacki Norrie and the Wedding Tresses Family