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The Service

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26 comments on “Elliott Miles Preston”

  1. Dear Shari and Luke,
    We felt truly privileged to be able to take part in Elliott’s funeral from so far away, thank you for inviting us to join the live stream. We woke in the middle of the night in Germany to be with you live, and shared in the laughter and in the tears that we would have loved to share with you in person.
    We are in awe of your strength and courage at this time and we were moved by your beautiful reflections and stories about Elliott’s life, and about what he taught you in his rich four and a half years. Both Elliott and you are a true inspiration to us. Elliott’s bravery and approach to life is without a doubt a tribute to your adoring, attentive and so often humorous parenting.
    In the light of day this morning, we talked to Mia and Nelly about Elliott’s life and about his passing. We shared some of the inspiring stories you both told.
    Our thoughts are with you and we sent you our love across the seas.
    Love Soph and Hartmut, Mia and Nelly

  2. Dear Liz and Harry.. My thoughts are with you and your family at this terribly sad time. Such a huge loss for you all. Hoping all the beautiful memories of Elliott help you get through this difficult time.
    A beautiful service in these unprecedented times.

  3. Dear Shari and Luke, Liz and Harry, Christina and Michelle, we send you all our love and sympathies. I loved hearing from Leanne about her visits with April and Heidi, and the special friendship Elliott had with April. The service was beautiful and it is clear how loved he is.

  4. To Shari and Luke,

    My deepest condolences to you and the family at this time.

    I feel so lucky to have been able to be Elliott’s educator for some of his time at Kinder Haven.
    He will forever be in my heart, with the courage and strength he displayed and his beautiful heart.

    I was also his special “can you do my shoe lace?” assistant with those blue converse shoes of his. We would always have a giggle as we would say ” Again?!” each time he come to me 🙂

    You have also shown us just how much you love and care for Elliott and the strength you have shown during this time has been courageous.

    Please know that the entire Kinder Haven family is thinking of you all.

    We will miss Elliott so very much.


  5. Thank you for streaming Elliott’s funeral service. We are isolated overseas and greatly appreciate that we could witness this wonderful celebration of a brave, cheeky little man. Love Matt and Greta.

  6. What a wonderful tribute and celebration of Elliott’s short but enjoyable life with wonderful memories that you will have forever. It has been almost 33 years since our Melanie passed away in similar circumstances, but the memories are still with us. Our condolences are with you all. Sorry we could not be there in person. Love Rhonda and James Sabri xxxxoxxx

  7. Dear Luke
    What a beautiful service, so sorry for what you are going through my thoughts and prays are with you and your family. Love your second cousin Francine xx

  8. Please accept our sincere condolences
    Our thoughts are with you all at this terrible time
    Such a beautiful service from a beautiful boy
    Much love and hugs from
    John and Cathy Guerra xx

  9. Our deepest sympathies to Shari and Luke, Liz and Harry, Christina and Michelle at this very sad time. Our thoughts and love are with you. Sympathies to Elliott’s other grandmother and extended families. What a lovely service in memory of Elliott.

  10. Our sincerest condolences to you all in the passing of your beautiful little boy Elliott Miles Preston. We are so sorry we could not be there for you. It was such a beautiful service and send off. You have so many beautiful memories of Elliott and all of the good times you were able to spend together to cherish forever.

  11. Dear Luke, Shari & Dashiell,

    My deepest condolences to you all. It was a beautiful service on Elliott’s life. He was such a kind,funny and stubborn boy and thank you for bringing him in to Kinder Haven on a Friday when he was able to it was such a pleasure to see him. He will be sadly missed be all there.

  12. Heartbreaking but a beautiful service. Such a brave and cool little man! Sorry I couldn’t be there with you. Qerime would have passed on my love but I’ll do it again, my thoughts are always with you and if you ever need anything please just call. Take care, Adam, Qerime, Dexter and River.

  13. Such a beautiful service Luke and Shari, my heart just breaks for you. Sending you love and strength.
    Jo Donnell xxx

  14. A touching and heart-breaking service.
    I can only echo the words already said by others, Elliott truly was a kind, loving, sweet, beautiful boy. Not afraid to be himself.
    So tragic, taken too soon.
    Our deepest condolences, with all our love and hugs.
    Matt & Corey xx

  15. That was a really beautiful celebration of Elliott’s life and your absolute love for him. Thank you for sharing it. My love to you all.

  16. Shari and Luke this was a beautiful service it celebrated Elliott’s wonderful character and the love you all feel. Such a missed and special boy! Melinda❤️

  17. Dear Shari, Luke, Liz, Harry, Michelle and Christina,
    Sending you all our love and deepest sympathies. Elliot was a special little man and you held a beautiful ceremony today to honour the joy he brought into the world. He will be missed.
    Lots of love
    Kate & Chris Hutton

  18. Dear Shari and Luke,
    Words cannot express the emotions that you will be experiencing.
    When Elliot was born, you both immediately became caring, loving, responsible parents, incredibly mature and responsible. I thought to myself, “these guys are gonna breeze through parenthood.” Excitement and high hopes of the future three and a half years in crushed with the discovery of a tumor that cut his little life short. Thank you for being so incredible and donating the tumor to science. You have undoubtedly done a selfless thing to honour his memory and hopefully stop this happening to another child in the future. You should be proud of creating something positive during the hardest time in your life.
    The insurmountable grief that you must be feeling, the pain and suffering for the loss of smart, sweet, rebellious and brave Elliot. Four and a half years, blazing a trail and being who he was and to be left in the wake of this tragic loss.
    As I watched the stream from quarantine/isolation (just returned from Japan) the service was overwhelmingly emotional and really appreciate the facilitation of the streaming service so I could attend the ceremony.

    Thinking of you both,
    lots of love, Hugh Jenkins

  19. Dear Luke and Shari,
    What does a writer do when there are no words to convey the depth of this terrible sadness and wave of emotion. I’ve made a donation but there is not enough money in the world to pay for each priceless memory you have with your child.
    So if there are no words (and not enough money)… all there can be is love. Just love.
    Take care of one another and your child’s memory will live on.

  20. Luke and Shari,

    I so wish we could have been there today with you all. I loved seeing all of the videos and pictures over the year and felt we really got to know him. He was such a light on this earth, and I am so sorry he was taken far far too soon. I love you guys and please know that your Guardiola and Maloney clan in the USA are with you all today and always.

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