Condolence & Memory Journal

Dan I don't know where to begin. It is in times like these that we look for "the right words", but I am convinced that there are none. Courtney was and will remain a beautiful soul who touched so many. She choose you as her other half and I surly know how much she adored you. Her love for you was matter-of-fact. It was simple. It was wholehearted. It was divine.

I feel so blessed and forever grateful that I was allowed the opportunity to call Courtney a best friend. It is because of this that my heart is in such pain. Graduate school was a challenge, but Courtney made it that much easier. I feel very fortunate to have spent such wonderful times with you and she---- shopping for her wedding dress and finding it, seeing her face light up when she came into class with the most gorgeous engagement ring I've ever seen following your proposal, Chinese at your apartment in Southie, camping in Maine.... the list only continues.

Dan you are strong, loved, and you were her center. My heart reaches for yours and I send you my strength and love everyday. You and your beautiful children will forever be in my heart and on my mind. I am always here for you.

Katherine Quigley --South Portland, ME

Posted by Katherine Quigley - South Portland, ME - Friend   November 01, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss, heaven has gained an angel and this earth has lost a very special person.
What a wonderful friend she was to our daughter in law and son. We have all of Courtneys family in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Deborah Martin - Pascoag, RI   November 01, 2019


Courtney was a very special person. I remember working closely with her in Brookline. She was patient and caring. I recall her dream to become an SLP and she was so excited to enter the program at NEU. My heart breaks of this news. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to all of her family and friends.
Audra Francisco

Posted by Audra Francisco - West Roxbury, MA - Coworker   November 01, 2019


Dearest Dan, You and Courtney and the girls have held a special place in the hearts of the Bemis Family and always will.
There are no words to express our deepest sympathy. Know you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to all of you.
Diane, Bob, Charlene, Brian, Kaye, Trevor and Colby

Posted by Bemis Family - Hudson, MA   October 31, 2019

Courtney was my daughters speech teacher in Bellevue Kentucky, we are truly devastated. She made such a positive impact on the children. Her family is in our prayers.
-val Williams Bellevue KY.

Posted by valerie williams - bellevue, KY - Acquaintance   October 30, 2019

In her short years on earth, Courtney made an impact on everything she did and everyone she met. Our hearts are so heavy trying to make sense of this tragedy. She will always be in our hearts and minds. Let's see what we can do to make Dan's burden lighter from here on in. God bless Dan and the little girls.

Posted by Mandy McDevitt - Hull, MA - Family Friend   October 30, 2019

Dan and girls. This is Carrie Skirvin's mom- I am so sorry for your loss! Since the day Carrie called me with this sad news I have prayed and thought about you and those beautiful babies every day, I wish I could say something that would make this better, but Courtney was one of a kind! I am glad we were able to know her and family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this difficult time.Love from Ky! I wish I could have made the services, but I will be praying for you. JaneWiseman

Posted by Jane Wiseman - Cold Spring, KY - Friend   October 29, 2019

With love .. I wish I could do more or say something that ease your sadness... But there are no words or actions that can soften your pain. Know Those close to you are there for you.. And always will be.

Posted by Nancy Russo - Avon, CT - Friend   October 29, 2019


Dan, Love you so much and want you to know that your in my heart and prayers.

Posted by Kathy Stenson - Indian Land, SC - Family Friend   October 29, 2019