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North East Veterans

This tribute is dedicated to the memory of the veterans from the Northeast who have tragically succumbed to suicide. We solemnly remember and honor their lives, acknowledging the battles they faced both in service and afterwards. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten as we continue to reflect on their contributions and the profound impact they had on their communities and country. Our commitment to their memory drives us to seek better support and understanding for all veterans facing similar struggles.


John Roberts

Ellesmere Port
In heartfelt remembrance of John Roberts, my childhood friend with whom I shared my formative years, whose life was tragically cut short by drugs in his 20s. Now, as I approach 60, not a single year passes without his memory crossing my mind. Rest peacefully, my dear old friend.

Edward Dean


James Arthur Dean

Ellesmere Port
Dad, Every day, I find myself thinking of you, feeling the warmth and love that distance cannot dim. Your presence, though not now physical, is constant in my life, guiding me, encouraging me, and comforting me through every step I take. "I miss you" doesn't quite capture the depth of my feelings; it's more profound, more encompassing. You are in my thoughts, my heart, and my actions. Your lessons and love have shaped me in ways words can hardly express. I find pieces of your wisdom in my decisions, your strength in my challenges, and your kindness in my interactions with the world. Despite the circumstances that separate us, my love for you remains unwavering, a steadfast anchor in the shifting tides of life. Thank you, Dad, for being my guide, my hero, and my biggest supporter and my friend. I cherish every memory, every moment, and every lesson you've bestowed upon me. Until we can be together again, know that I carry you with me—always in my heart, always in my thoughts. With all the love in the world,

Edward Dean