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Never Forget Tanner Welsh

C8B42A27-3FF8-4F9D-A468-A6CFE01C7EA9Today, Tim and Cheri Welsh are laying Tanner to rest in a private ceremony.  Please take a moment to remember Tanner. Below are the comments that came into our Facebook page. I thought it important to memorialize Tanner's impact during his too brief life. We love you, Tim and Cheri. 

R.I.P Tanner. My condolences to his loved ones. Here is a little poem I found some time ago. I really believe in its words.

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort.
Without the trace of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you.
For an interval,
Somewhere very near.
Just around the corner.
All is well.
Henry Scott Holland
Henry Scott Holland is best-known for his poem, โ€˜Death Is Nothing At Allโ€™ and his critiques of the Church of England. He published a few articles throughout his life and spent much of his free time writing. Often, his writing explores the daily struggle he observed on the streets of London. Read more of Henry Hollandโ€™s Biography.

I am sorry for your deep loss of Tanner. Praying for you for peace and comfort.

Thank you for your years of transparency in sharing his story.

My sincere condolences to Tanner's family. Prayers for your peace.

Prayers, Strength & Comfort to all!! We can relate as our son is Autistic ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your dedication and devotion to Tanner was so beautiful and inspiring. He was deeply loved. By all of us.

My deepest sympathies. Sending prayers and hugs for your family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’” We are very sorry for your loss.

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all

So sorry for the loss of your son. Sending prayers, love, & hugs

Goodness, I am so saddened to hear this news. My heart and love are extended to Tim and Cheri as well as their loved ones. We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thank you for posting. I wanted so much to reach out to Timothy Welsh & Cheri. Iโ€™m so incredibly heartbroken to hear this News. I sent up a prayer this morning and will continue to do so. With all the sadness, however; I pictured in my mind that he is whole again, happy and healthy. God bless you both for all you did for both Tanner and this Community. RIP Sweet Tanner

Our heartfelt condolences from the Muellerโ€™s to the Welsh family. Tanner was such an icon to our community and spawned amazing stories that inspired friends and strangers to action. He will be forever memorialized through all the wonderful stories by Tannerโ€™s Dad.

So very sorry for the loss of your son. We add our thoughts and best wishes at this difficult time.

So very sorry, praying for your family.

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to Tannerโ€™s family and friends.

My condolences to his family.

We Love You Tim & Cheri! Tanner will never be forgotten. In Christ Alone, Jon, Jen, Bryan & Christopher

May the Lord comfort your hearts. Thank you so
Much for educating others about autism through your journey.

Praying for strength and comfort during this time.Rest in heaven Tanner๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

My deepest condolences Tim and Cheri ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”I am so sorry for Tanner's passing. His name, life and memories will live forever. Rest in Peace free from suffering and pain sweet Tanner ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™

Iโ€™m sending prayers to Tannerโ€™s loved ones.

We lost a member of our family. The autism community is one big family. We are hear for each other to celebrate the ups and mourn together when things are rocky. I was stunned to hear about Tanner. We all live with so many fears the average parent cannot even comprehend. Every time I see a tragedy like this I think how easily it could have been mine. My son barely escaped tragedy the night he suffered two strokes - he could easily of died. Today I will take a moment and pray for his beautiful soul. He did not have an easy life but he was surrounded by more love than most people feel in a lifetime.

My deepest condolences to the family.

The joy your son brought into our lives was immeasurable. His presence was a gift. He will be greatly missed, and never forgotten.

My deepest sympathy to Tannerโ€™s family, especially to his dad whose main mission in life has been to advocate for his son, while telling the world about the harm that has been done to so many children. His deep love for Tanner was always evident.

Such a tragedy. Praying for you, Tim and Cheri.

Rest In Peace sweet boy. Prayers for peace to his family and thanks for their tireless advocacy.

Sincere condolences.

We are so very sorry for your loss and send our prayers to your family

Sending prayers and comfort hugs. What a journey when we would all unite. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

My sincere and deep heart felt condolences Tim, Cheri and all who knew and loved Tanner. May you find peace in the happy memories you have and may Tanner rest in peace. From Scott's loving family.

So sorry for y'all's loss sending prayers

Tim and Cheri, I am sending so much love and light and prayers to you. I am so very very sorry.

Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of Tannerโ€™s passing. May the family be surrounded by love at this time of loss

Prayers and Condolences

Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss๐Ÿ’› I lost my son Matthew at age 24โ€ฆ

I am so very sorry to hear this. My condolences to Timothy and Cheri.

Heartbroken ๐Ÿ’”
Rest In Peace Tanner. May the heavens give you all that was stolen from you here on this Earth. And may your courageous father who fought so hard for your story to be heard, find peace and strength in your memory. Condolences and prayers to all of his family and friends.

Rest in heaven Tanner ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค
My deepest condolences to your loving parents. This is so heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’”

Free at last. May God continue to hold his parents in his loving embrace. Wishing peace to them. โค๏ธ

Sending prayers and love. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Such a huge loss. My heart breaks. May he rest in everlasting peace.

Tanner may your beautiful soul Rest In Peace! Now that you are a Angel please bless your parents and your family. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ข

So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, Tanner.

Sincere condolences to the Welsh family.

Prayer for the comfort and peace to the family that our God gives to those left behind now grieving the loss of one so deeply loved. May memory of Tanner now be as a whole prefect individual now living in the Kingdom of perfection of the Eternal Creator. God bless you all.

Rest in peace Tanner. May your spirit soar, no longer encumbered by seizures and earthly stresses. My heartfelt condolences to Tim and Cheri. Thank you so much for sharing Tannerโ€™s stories with us, and for your advocacy and care.

I'm so sorry for your loss and greatly grieved over the list of this kind pure heart. I'm praying for your family and sending my deepest sympathy and love to the Welsh family.

Oh my heart is aching. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ’” Rest in peace dear Tanner. God bless your family. .

Prayers for the family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

So heartbroken about the news. May your Neverending love for him give you strength. ๐Ÿ™

Rest in perfect peace beautiful soul

Way too young ๐Ÿ’” Iโ€™m heartbroken for your family.

May God be their strength in this hard times.

Peace and Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Sending prayers

So very sorry to hear this tragic news. Sending prayers ๐Ÿ™ and love.

So sorry to hear of the loss of Tanner, my heart and thoughts are with you from your cousins in the UK

My sincerest condolences!

Our prayers are with his parents and family.

Such a horrible loss. Peace to those whom he loved.

So sorry, sending prayers.

This is heartbreaking

Sending prayers

RIP sweet young man.

God bless you Tanner

Sorry for your loss and sending prayers

So sorry for your loss!!

Sorry for the loss. Way too young
So sorry for your loss! ๐Ÿ’•

So sorry, Rest in God's Arms angel ๐Ÿ™

So sorry for your loss

so sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™

Rest in peace dear soul.

So sorry for your loss๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss


Our hearts and thoughts are with you!! ๐Ÿ˜”

So very sorry

We are broken with you.

so sorry


As a father you climbed so high for your son and sons & daughters everywhere as they were burdened with liability free poisons. My heart hurts as I learn that Tanner passed away. May his spirit go on to live and support you and all families that were put through this kind of struggle.

So heartbreaking. RIP Tanner

Prayer to Tim and Cheri to help you through it.

Rest in peace. Prayers and condolences to the Welsh family.

Sorry for the loss of your son. Sending prayers๐Ÿ™ light & hugs

So sorry for your loss. Lifting his family in prayer.

I will never forget sweet Tanner. Hugs and prayers to Timothy Welsh and Cheri, grandparents and family.

Praying โค ๐Ÿ™ for this family with all my heart!!!

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers!

Very sorry for the loss of your son Tanner!

Rest in Paradise sweet boy โค๏ธ

So sorry for your loss

So very sorry for your loss

Sincerest condolences. ๐Ÿ™

I am so very sorry๐Ÿ˜ช

so sorry



Michelle M Guppy

Texas-sized love to you, TannersDad.....and family.

Angus Files

Loved ones never leave us your forever here Tanner.

Pharma For Prison


Autism Mom

It is a terrible feeling to lose a person who propels you forward every day. I have no words to distract Tim and Cheri from the numbness and grief. I hope they keep telling those funny stories when Tanner made them laugh.

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