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Jack Harris Donaldson Obituary


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“I am terribly sorry that Jack had to pass. He was a very special boy- hilarious, creative, and brilliant. I remember about a month ago when Keegan...Read More »
1 of 68 | Posted by: Tatum Shirley

“Dear Anna, It has been many years, but I heard of your loss and was heartbroken. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 68 | Posted by: Kristin Bedell Byrne - St. Louis, MO

“We don't know your family but are heartbroken by Jack's death--it is a tremendous shock and intensely sad. It is very difficult to accept that...Read More »
3 of 68 | Posted by: Alex, Carrie, Will & Julia Dennis - VA

“Tim, Anna and Margaret, I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Jack’s memorial service was a beautiful tribute to Jack and to your family...Read More »
4 of 68 | Posted by: Helene Stanonik - Arlington, VA

“My deepest sympathies go out to your entire family. We are all so very sorry for your tremendous loss. ”
5 of 68 | Posted by: Beth Zeitlin Shaw - Reston, VA

“Anna and family, My heart breaks for all of you. I wish there was something I could do for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will be for...Read More »
6 of 68 | Posted by: Lynn Hopf - Merritt Island, FL

“Dear Tim, Anna, and Margaret, My sincere condolences to each of you. Words are inadequate. However, blue ribbons speak powerfully. Jack was a...Read More »
7 of 68 | Posted by: Ann-Marie Johnson - Vienna, VA

“Dear Anna and family, My prayers are with you as you walk this difficult pathway. Know that God's gentle hand rests over all of you and He will be...Read More »
8 of 68 | Posted by: Diane Weiss - Fairfax, VA

“Dear Anna and family, My prayers are with you as you walk this difficult pathway. Know that God's gentle hand rests over all of you and He will be...Read More »
9 of 68 | Posted by: Diane Weiss - Fairfax, VA

“Not a month goes by or at least every time I get my hair cut, that I don't fondly recall your Mom, Anna. And it's been over 20 years now. But no...Read More »
10 of 68 | Posted by: Andrew and Daphne Harvey - PA

“Jack and your family are always in my prayers. ”
11 of 68 | Posted by: John M. Alford - Vienna, VA

“I extend my deepest condolences to all of you. You will continue to be in my prayers. ”
12 of 68 | Posted by: Chrissy Furley - VA

“I just wanted to send my condolences to you all at this unimaginably difficult time. Even though we've never met, I'm keeping your family in my...Read More »
13 of 68 | Posted by: Tara Turner Victoria, BC, Canada

“As friends of Julie and Dave's and as grandparents we feel their and your loss. Sharon and Jim Quarles ”
14 of 68 | Posted by: Sharon Quarles - Bethesda, MD

“As friends of Julie and Dave's and as grandparents we feel their and your loss. Sharon and Jim Quarles ”
15 of 68 | Posted by: Sharon Quarles - Bethesda, MD

“You all have continuously been in my thoughts and prayers. It broke my heart when I heard of Jack passing. I was never honored with meeting Jack, but...Read More »
16 of 68 | Posted by: Kymn Brewer - Draper, VA

“Anna, It is hard for me to put into words the feelings that we have for you and your family at this time but our prayers are with you. The Whiston...Read More »
17 of 68 | Posted by: Richard Whiston - San Diego, CA

“Praying for everyone who is suffering the loss of Jack. My sincere condolences to you. ”
18 of 68 | Posted by: Maria Rohde - Arlington, VA

“Anna, My parents told me about Jack. I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 68 | Posted by: Ann Skjei Brumbaugh - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Anna, Timothy and Margaret, I am deeply saddened at the loss of your son and brother, Jack. I remember him as a baby at Alice's wedding and...Read More »
20 of 68 | Posted by: Robert Linnstaedter - TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My daughter Grace was cabin mates with Margaret this past summer. She is thinking about her. The Doherty...Read More »
21 of 68 | Posted by: Bobbi Doherty - Ashburn, VA

“Anna, Tim and Margaret, Words seem to be inadequate to provide any solace, but it is apparent in the Oakton/Vienna community that Jack made an...Read More »
22 of 68 | Posted by: Mary Harris - Oakton, VA

“Anna, my sympathies and condolences. Big hug and much love, Jody. ”
23 of 68 | Posted by: Jody Wheeler - Los Angeles, CA

“I pray that you are surrounded by love and that your faith helps guide you through the very difficult time you are facing. Your son will be missed...Read More »
24 of 68 | Posted by: Rachel Rickards - Alvin, TX

“Anna, Tim, and Margaret, We are saddened for your loss. We pray that God will be with your family and give you strength to deal with this loss. ...Read More »
25 of 68 | Posted by: Bill & Judy Ichord - Vienna, VA

“Anna, Tim, and Margaret, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. I never met Jack, but was your student and at...Read More »
26 of 68 | Posted by: Chris Palen - Fairfax, VA

“Anna, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 68 | Posted by: Edward Vinter

“My daughter and me followed the rescue efforts on the scanner that night. We sent prayers for a safe recovery to our friends on facebook. When we...Read More »
28 of 68 | Posted by: Mary - Fairfax, VA

“Although we never met, I am a fellow Mom and my heart is broken for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold Jack in the Palm of his...Read More »
29 of 68 | Posted by: Elaine Heal - Great Falls, VA

“Dear Tim and Anna, Our thoughts and prayers are continually with you today. Love, Dave and Bonnie ”
30 of 68 | Posted by: Bonnie & David Wright - getysburg, PA

“Dear Tim and Family, My heart is heavy as I think of what you and your family are going through with the loss of Jack. Please know that you are...Read More »
31 of 68 | Posted by: Tara Anglin - South Riding, VA

“Timothy, Anna, and Margaret and your extended families: My heart ached when I heard the news and read your story. My family is new to Vienna Pres...Read More »
32 of 68 | Posted by: Leanne Omland - South Riding, VA

“Anna, Tim, & Margaret, please know that you will continue to be in my prayers. I think the last time I got to spend a lot of time with Jack was when...Read More »
33 of 68 | Posted by: Heidi (Perrin) Kharbanda - VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this heartbreaking time. ”
34 of 68 | Posted by: Mark Morewitz - San Francisco, CA

“I am so so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there to give some comfort to you all, but I know God is holding you in His hand. I never...Read More »
35 of 68 | Posted by: Gretchen Willis - Arlington, TX

“We will always remember Jack as being full of energy and fun, as he was when we visited with you at Aunt Martha's during Thanksgiving 2008. We are...Read More »
36 of 68 | Posted by: Steven and Karen Strange - TX

“Anna, Tim, and Margaret, We are so sorry for your great loss, and we are praying for you all. May the Lord hold you close and continue to sustain...Read More »
37 of 68 | Posted by: Emily, Robert, James, and Sarah Radke - TX

“So very sorry for your loss. I can not even image what you are going through but may you find some comfort in knowing that you have God and world...Read More »
38 of 68 | Posted by: Laura Gormley - VA

“We are sure there are no words to describe how you are feeling. But, we hope you can feel the love and support of friends, family and God. We hope...Read More »
39 of 68 | Posted by: Nancy & Stephen Render - VA

“We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts as you begin this difficult time in your lives. ...Read More »
40 of 68 | Posted by: Mimi Kackley - Summerville, SC

“Our sincerest sympathy and condolences over the loss of your precious son Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you in the palm...Read More »
41 of 68 | Posted by: Bill, Carol and Katie Cole - VA

“Tim, Anna and Margaret, We are so sorry for your loss and offer you condolences. We fondly remember watching Jack play baseball with Zach and how...Read More »
42 of 68 | Posted by: The Perkins Family - Vienna, VA

“Anna, Tim and Margaret, We are grieving for you and your family. We're sure that images of Jack's bright smile and loving being are with you every...Read More »
43 of 68 | Posted by: Barbara & Grady Carlson - Vienna, VA

“Words cannot express the sorrow we all feel for your tremendous loss. While nobody can take away the grief you are now feeling, know that your...Read More »
44 of 68 | Posted by: Steve Scully - Washington, DC

“My Dear Anna, I am so shocked to hear about your son's passing. I have followed your adventures with your children through your blog and always...Read More »
45 of 68 | Posted by: Janice R. (Zimmerman) Doto - VA

“He is now in your mother's loving arms. We are so lucky to have known them both Anna. ”
46 of 68 | Posted by: Mary shriver - charlottesville, VA

“We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Though there are no words that can remove the magnitude of your pain and grief right now, please know that...Read More »
47 of 68 | Posted by: Craig Henley - Pulaski, VA

“Anna and family, I am soo sorry for the loss of Jack. May the memories you hold and the love and strength of others help you through. Jack is...Read More »
48 of 68 | Posted by: trina kirsch ricketts - holland, MI

“Anna, Tim, and Margaret I cannot express in words the grief I am feeling for your loss. I pray that God continues to wrap His arms around you and...Read More »
49 of 68 | Posted by: Rob Hodges - pulaski, VA

“Anna, I'm devastated to hear of your loss. There are no words to describe... may God hold your family close during this time of great suffering. ...Read More »
50 of 68 | Posted by: Laura Vaughn Dumouchelle - VA

“All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you face this tragic loss. I pray that you will feel God's love flowing through all those who love you...Read More »
51 of 68 | Posted by: Hendrika Vande Kemp - Annandale, VA

“We hold you in our hearts and prayers as you walk through this heartbreaking time. May God grant you that incredible peace that passes all...Read More »
52 of 68 | Posted by: Gwen & Bud Goodsell - VA

“Tim, Anna and Margaret, We are so sorry for your loss. Jack's charming smile is forever in our memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers at...Read More »
53 of 68 | Posted by: Joe and Beth Copeland - Vienna, VA

“Dear Anna, Tim, and Margaret, There are no words which can tell you how sorry we are for your loss. We are thinking about you and sending our...Read More »
54 of 68 | Posted by: Ed and Pat Williams - Moorefield, WV

“Anna, Tim, and Margaret--I never had a chance to meet Jack in person, but I felt I knew him well through your family photos and stories. He was a...Read More »
55 of 68 | Posted by: Carrie Secondo Lake - VA

“Tim, Anna, and Margaret, Having lost a child ourselves, we know the unspeakable pain you are experiencing and we are grieving with you. Please...Read More »
56 of 68 | Posted by: Tom and Norma Jones - Oakton, VA

“We love your family and are comforted by the knowledge that Jack is in Jesus' arms. ”
57 of 68 | Posted by: The Leone family - Springfield, VA

“Dear Anna, We are very sorry that we will be unable to attend the memorial service for Jack. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love, ...Read More »
58 of 68 | Posted by: Charles & Nora White - Lansdowne, VA

“Dear Timothy, Anna, and Margaret, Please know that our Lord will bring you peace through this tragedy. I understaned your pain and hope you are...Read More »
59 of 68 | Posted by: Todd Kolasch - Oakton, VA

“Dear Anna, Tim and Margaret, We were so sorry to hear of Jack's loss Thursday evening. May God and your family and friends be of comfort to you in...Read More »
60 of 68 | Posted by: Faragasso family - Vienna, VA

“Dear Tim, Anna, and Margaret, Our hearts go out to you during this incredibly difficult time. I remember when Jack was born 12 years ago. I was...Read More »
61 of 68 | Posted by: Ashley and Dusty Dickerson - TX

“I read of Jack's loss in the paper, and have already been touched by a young life, taken quickly, but knowing who he was and where he was going...Read More »
62 of 68 | Posted by: John W. Richards - Bethesda, MD

“Anna, Tim, and Margaret, We are so sorry for your loss. Words aren't enough. Jack was so special, caring, and unique. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
63 of 68 | Posted by: Amanda Lawing - Park City, UT

“To Anna, Tim and Margaret, I am so sorry that I will not be able to make it to the memorial on Monday. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
64 of 68 | Posted by: Cecily R Bornemann - Mesa, AZ

“Dear Anna, Tim, and Margaret, We were saddened to hear about Jack's death last night. You are such a wonderful young family. We know this...Read More »
65 of 68 | Posted by: Mary Nan & Ervin Linnstaedter & Family - TX

“Our deepest sympathy to you in this tragic loss. Prayers are being lifted to ease your sorrow. ”
66 of 68 | Posted by: Guy & Betsy Peno - Fredericksburg, VA

“I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Jack. It just breaks my heart that his life was taken away due to mother nature. Who would have thought...Read More »
67 of 68 | Posted by: AImee Harms - Vienna, VA

“Tim, Anna and Margaret, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. It is evident that he was a remarkable and beloved child. May God give...Read More »
68 of 68 | Posted by: Brian and Anne Campbell - MD


Jack Harris Donaldson (Age 12) of Vienna, VA, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Beloved son of Timothy Donaldson and Anna C. Whiston-Donaldson; brother of Margaret Donaldson; grandson of Robert and Mary Donaldson, David and Julie Whiston and great-grandparents Charles and June Whiston. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmother Margaret Whiston. Jack loved God, LEGOS, baseball, acting, playing with friends, making people laugh and being with his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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