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October 16, 2001 - November 19, 2020

In lieu of flowers we appreciate that you share your memories of Collin with us as you sign the guest book.

Posted by:
Genesis Campbell

Posted on:
December 19, 2020

Today marks one month without my best friend. It’s been extremely hard writing these memories. Somehow it feels better to just cry, and be silent. But when someone as great as Collin Carlson left this planet- you have to scream his beauty out into this world. You have to remind everyone, just how special this ginger boy was. From the beginning of our relationship, Collin and I just had that brother/sister energy- we would fight and tease each other, but defend each other 10x harder from anyone else. Our bond surpassed any outside drama or conflict, it was the one friendship that stayed continuous. I can’t remember a genuine fight we’ve shared, other than us joking around with each other, but nothing ever brought us to not speaking terms. He was my forever friend. Throughout it all. It didn’t matter what day, or time it was- i could call him and he’d be there for me. Even though he was literally a rock when he was sleeping, it’d just take a couple calls more and he’s up- excited, ready and down for anything. His energy was so vibrant and so comforting, we could talk hours on end. We’d hang out all day, bouncing from one place to the other. From the park, to the beach, to piercing and tattoo parlors, to random restaurants in Miami. There was something so grand about our friendship. We could never get bored in each other’s company- there was always something to do, something to say, or atleast something to look forward to. If there’s one thing Collin taught me, it was to not give a damn about what anyone has to think. He taught me to live honestly, recklessly, and to give my all to anything I desired. Most importantly, he showed me that loyalty triumphs love. We’ve both had friends who claimed all love, however failed in ways of acting upon it, and were really only there for the good times. But, Loyalty was the action of love. Not being scared of those dark times, but embracing it and being there for each other when it mattered the most. Absolutely nothing is all sunshine and rainbows, and real friendship recognizes that, they are there to provide even the smallest amount of light when all is dimmed. It was an absolute privilege to have known and grown up with Collin Carlson for all these years. I know my best friend is watching over us all, and living in harmony amongst the most purest and divine forms. I can feel his presence, simply by looking into the ocean, the sand, the leaves and trees, or up at the sky. I feel so small now, especially realizing how much more there is than just this. I can’t even imagine all the cool stuff he’s doing right now or how much knowledge he has gained. Energy never dies, most especially in such powerful beings. I love you my brother from another mother, enough for this life & the next.

Posted by:
Rigo Vargas

Posted on:
November 30, 2020

I only met Collin once, a few years ago during the Christmas holiday. He was a delightful young man, very polite and a bit quiet. I know he'll be missed.

Posted by:
Yael Amasay

Posted on:
November 29, 2020

We are so sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will never forget Collin's big smile and kind heart.

Posted by:
Keith Suranna

Posted on:
November 29, 2020

I remember meeting Collin when he was in sixth grade and a member of my sixth period book club. We read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Collin struck me right away as such an enthusiastic and intelligent young man. He impressed me even more in eighth grade, especially with his writing. He had an amazing talent, which definitely made an impression on me. Collin will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to Lillie, Jason, Lucas, Casey, and Nathaniel.

Posted by:
Jason W Carlson

Posted on:
November 28, 2020

I want to thank all of our friends and family that have left kind words and encouraging thoughts for Lillie, our children, Lucas, Casey, Nathan, and myself. Collin was an amazing person with a beautiful smile. He is missed every minute of everyday. Please hug your children and tell them you love them at every opportunity. I told Collin everytime I spoke to him, and will miss him always.

Posted by:
Steve Gow

Posted on:
November 25, 2020

Though Collin’s life was unbearably short - and the last months must have been such a struggle for him and the whole family, as painfully hard as it is, we must celebrate the many, many happy and adventurous years that Collin enjoyed. He was raised in a tight, warm, loving, often carefree, and certainly adventurous family unit. I was fascinated by the yearly summer road trips, where everybody came back safe, enlightened about a bigger World, and that little bit more ‘grown up’ and ready to enter the next school year. Collin was raised with the BEST old fashioned love, the old fashioned security of a caring family unit - and guidance to be the best he could be. Collin was a kind, good person - he will be missed so much. My heart aches.

Posted by:
Daniel & Francisca Cornilliac

Posted on:
November 24, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Collin was surrounded by love with an amazing family and a great dad.

Posted by:
Liz, Scott, Cole and Violet Roberts

Posted on:
November 24, 2020

Our family remembers Collin as that brilliant boy who was reading Harry Potter when he was in 2nd grade. He actually gave the books to us when he was done, and I can remember reading those massive books out loud to my little kids and wondering how on earth such a young boy Collin’s age could possibly read that whole series on his own. I remember driving him and Lucas home from VSY a couple times because they lived on our street, and had to keep reminding myself that the mature student having rather intellectual conversations with me was just a 2nd grader. What a devastating loss of such a special young man. Our hearts are with you, Carlson family. Rest in peace, Collin.

Posted by:
Freddy Pineda

Posted on:
November 24, 2020

Im so sorry for your family’s loss. We are praying for you Collin and for the rest of your family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by:
Edgar Velez

Posted on:
November 23, 2020

I don’t know how I’m still able to get out of bed now, Collin is the first person I could call my brother.Collin helped me out when I was out on the streets he made sure I kept my head up and just kept going.So every-time Collin faced even the smallest problem I would make sure I could be there for him because it’s what he deserved.I have so many stories of just all of our days just spent hanging out playing video games and going out. Even just being away from Collin I knew he wasn’t far, because he was always ready to go on call.Me and Collin felt like brothers this hurts like nothing I felt before, I can physically feel this loss. All I can think to do is just succeed for you, for everything we could’ve done together. I love you Collin