From Kelly (Raftery) Kanehen:
I want to again thank you, each of you, for the loving tributes, memories, prayers, and support you have shown my mom, Chuck, Justin, Shane, and myself during this time. They say when you lose your sibling, it's like ripping half of your heart out. I understand that now. Half of my heart was ripped out Saturday morning when my amazing brother went Home. But knowing now that he now is joined with his little brother, Paul, and my daddy next to their Heavenly Father..what joy that brings me! And to know that he is out of pain and cancer free. I am missing him so much already - still trying to grasp that he's not with us any more. And I'm sure that if he could, he would be asking Jesus if he can come back just for a bit more to tell us how wonderful Heaven is! That we should not cry for him, but rejoice for him - - because as my mom put it so beautifully to Scott when he found out the cancer had spread - - "No matter what happens", she told him," You win!" "If you beat this cancer, you win. And if you don't, you win!" My brother won!
Thank you again. No words can really express my gratefulness to each of you. He has left an amazing, wonderful legacy not only to his sons and his sister and mother, but to us all. He will be missed - until we meet again!
I love you, brother! I miss you. I need a hug! Save a big one for me when I get there, okay?!