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“To my husband Jim, I saw Garfield (your boy) walking around the house the other day, crying looking at the wall by the front door. He was doing...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: cindy hand - MI - wife

Your granddaughter is 19 months old. This is her Christmas picture Daddy. “Your picture is hanging above her crib, she looks at it every day, points and says "Papa!!" ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Kim Hardy (Hand) - roseville, MI

“Hi daddy..I am having another bad day where all im doing is thinking of you and looking at your cute face (yeah I know "oh shut up" =) I miss you...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Kim - roseville, MI - daughter

Jim at home July 2010 “Today is Sept 9th 2013 where has the time went? They say that when some time goes by things get easyer. I find I miss you more today then yesterday....Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

Your Wife Cindy “Just thinking of you again. Not a day goes by I don't. Spring is here and I find myself wishing you where here to share it with me. You loved the...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

Daddy's boy Garfield “Its almost your birthday May 13, you would be 68 years old. I will be thinking of you and wishing you a very happy birthday. I know you are in the...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

5 dozen roses for you “Happy Anniversary Jim, we would have been merried for 13 years. I remember our wedding like it was just the other day. We had gotten merried at the...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

“To My One and Only Jim, It has been a year and then some from the time I held you in my arms and kissed you on the lips to say I love you. I...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

“Jim, Tomorrow will be a year since you had to go live with Jesus. A year sounds like a long time but to me it seems like it was yesterday. I hope...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Kelly - Gaylord, MI

“Just two more days and it will be a year. One year, It is so hard to believe one year with out you. My heart is still hurting and Garfield has been...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

“To Jim, you are missed by so many. We think of you often. I was blessed to have you as my husband and my best friend. Love your wife Cindy. ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

Just your wife “Just want to write you a letter Jim, I am trying new things and meeting new people but I miss you and I will always remember how you would say to me...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

Angel for my Jim Love Me and the Boys and you Girl “To my husband, its been 9 months from the time you went home. Things are different with out you. I have been in school for over 3 months doing well....Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Hand - MI - Wife

“Happy 67th Birthday to my Husband Jim. I miss you today, and wish you where here. I planted a red maple tree in your memory and flowers around the...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Hand - MI - Wife

“To My Jim, I miss you so much and just wanted to say I love you with all my heart. Kim had her little girl, Yes you are now a new Grandpa again for...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Hand - MI - Wife

Happy Easter and Happy Spring “To my loving husband Jim, its April 25th and Easter has ended It wasn't the same with out you. I spent the time with John and Cathy we didn't do...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Hand - MI - Wife

To My beloved husband Jim “To my beloved husband Jim, I am up again at 4:00am missing you, Just wanted to say, I LOVE YOU! Its been 5 months now and things are changing, I...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

An Angel to watch over Jim, Rufus “To my Beloved Husband Jim, I can't believe its almost 5 months from the time you left us to go home to Jesus. I talk to you each day hopping you...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

Garfield and Otis we love you daddy! “Its almost Spring and the tulips are coming up. More this year then last. I know you always loved them. Missing you more then ever, can't believe its...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Hand - MI - Wife

“Thinking of you today Jim , its only one more day till Valentine's Day and only three more days and you would have been gone for 3 months. It seems...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

This is a photo I found on Bing home page. I call it- a cold winter night “To my dear husband Jim, I have been thinking of you alot from the time you had to go home. They say time makes it better when some one has passed. I...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

“I miss you so much Dad, my heart aches without you here but i know you are happy in heaven with grandma and grandpa. I miss hearing your voice. I...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Kimberlee - Roseville, MI

“Merry Christmas Jim, I miss you so much! The lights are up, and the tree, not the same with out you. Have a beautiful Christmas in Heaven. Love your...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Hand - MI - Wife

“Today is December 19, 2011 and it would be our 12th year Wedding Anniversary, I miss you so much. It seems just like the other day we had became as...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Rose Hand - MI - Wife

Daddy/daughter dance 1989 “I remember like it was yesterday when my dad would take me to the daddy-daughter dances. We were dancing to Michael Jacksons "the way you make me...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Kimberlee - Roseville, MI

“To my Loving Husband and best friend, from the first time I met you I knew I found my soul mate . I was proud to be your wife and to have you as my...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: cynthia Rose your Lving wife - MI

“My prayers are with you Cindy and your family at this time. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: kelly - st. clair, MI - friend

“We will miss you! ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: John & Cathy Tomko - Macomb, MI

“What a kind hearted loving and caring individual. He had such a great sense of humor, you found yourself laughing and smiling the whole time you were...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Tomko Family - Gaylord, MI

Kim and her Father at her wedding rehearsal. “You are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and Blessings. Love, Keith and Moorey-Margaret Myers ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Keith & Moorey-Margaret Myers - MI


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James Robert Hand, age 66, went home to the Lord on November 16, 2011 after a courageous battle from complications with pneumonia. He was born May 13, 1945. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cynthia Rose, whom he married on December 19, 1999; his loving children, Jason and Kimberlee (Martin) Hardy; his grandson, Bobby; brother-in-laws John (Cathy), Jerald (Kelly) and Terry Tomko. He will be especially missed by his favorite cats, Garfield, Ottis, Rufus, Tassie and Scooter. Visitation is today, Saturday, from 2 to 9 pm at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Rd., Macomb. A celebration of James' life will be Sunday, November 20, at 11 a.m. (instate at 10:30 am) at the funeral home. Cremation to follow.