Nick and I had been together for 16 years, married for almost 10. He was truly my other half, my best friend. On January 26,1999, four days after he turned 35 years old, he died from a sudden brain aneurysm. He had no pain.

Nick was a Jerry Garcia look alike, the sweetest, gentlest person I ever knew. He was literally by my side for most of our time together, a once in a lifetime love. He is now resting in the Pacific Ocean off one of his favorite beaches. He is sorely missed by his family and friends.

Nick, I love you, I miss you. I'll see you later baby, sleep well.

Please see the memorial site my wonderful, incredible, friends built for me.
Please use the back button on your browser for those pages.

To our friends and family,
I appreciate the support you've shown me and each other. It's beyond words, what you've all done for me and Nick. All I can say is a simple and very heartfelt Thank You.

-Francoise aka Leilah's Mom

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Joy, the minister, read this at his services:

"When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy we had so many years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
Yet, now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while we must part,
So bless those memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call, I will come;
Though you can't see or touch me
I'll always be near,
And when you listen with your heart
You'll hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and 'Welcome Home'!"

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