A Sacred Moment


James Valentine Keenan

February 14, 1942 - January 29, 2016

James Valentine Keenan passed quietly at home in Bothell, Wash. at the age of 73. James was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and moved to Washington in 1989 to be with his loving partner and friend of 26 years, Paula.

He is survived by his son, James Scott Keenan and wife, Amy Keenan of Avon, Ind. and daughter, Jennifer Rae Galbraith and husband, Kyle Galbraith of Snohomish, Wash.; three grandchildren: Seth, Sean, and Zane; brother, Charles Keenan and wife, Nancy Keenan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister, Joan Pracht of Cranberry Twp, Pa.; and brother, Ron Keenan and wife Barb Keenan of Chesapeake, VA as well as many muched love nieces, nephews and honorary family.


A memorial celebration of his life will be held February 14, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell, WA 98011.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Virginia Mason Foundation (Floyd & Delores Jones Cancer Institute).


Sweet Dreams


Peacefully, sleep comes to a dear beloved heart.
Quietly, we understand the time has come to part.
Tenderly, the love shines on ... a never-ending light.
Gratefully, we feel its warmth and say,
"Sweet dreams, good-night."

Author Unknown

All is Well


Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way you always used to.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Let my name be ever the household word it always was,
let it be spoken without effort,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just round the corner.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland

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