In Memory of

Brent Lee Hoag, Jr.

April 3, 1987 – October 7, 2018
Blaine, Minnesota

Goodbyes hurt the most, when the story was not finished…..
Brent Jr. taken from us in a blink of an eye on that October evening. A tragic motorcycle accident ended his short life. Brent Jr. was our Son, our Bunka Boy. He was a Brother to Elizabeth, he was a Father to Melanie, Giada, Vincent, he was an Uncle to Sophia and Carson. He was a Grandson, Nephew, Cousin, Friend and Co-worker. He was all of this and so much more. His Book of Life now has so many unfinished, blank chapters.
Gone too soon but never forgotten.
God wanted him now – He set him free.

Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I’ve found now peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will l miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
don’t lengthen your time with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now – He set me free.

Brent and Cindy Hoag, Parents of Brent Jr.