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Nicholas Liam Galvin, 15 months, of Carlisle Township, was taken from the world far too soon on April 14, 2023.
His parents, Candice and Nick Galvin, are now tasked with moving forward under such tragic circumstances. They must lay to rest their boy, a boy who had only recently taken his first steps.
Part of the process of saying goodbye is writing this, the summation of the life of Nicholas. Yet how does one write about the life of a child that should not have ended?
There’s no telling where the steps may have taken Nicholas on his life path had he stayed with us longer. We cannot predict what the future holds for anyone, just as we cannot change those past tragedies that inevitably occur as we travel around the sun year after year.
We never know what each moment will bring, or how those moments will change the course of our lives.
What we do know is that we can always reflect on those wonderful moments Nicholas, his parents and all those who loved him shared together. In doing so Nicholas remains with us until we meet him again in celestial realms.
There were so many moments of joy that his life brought to those around him. From the simple act of holding him, to the look of happiness he had on his donut-filled face at his first birthday party, his was a life that made those around him laugh and smile. May these countless, loving moments bring the grieving some sense of peace and comfort. May their minds be filled with these thoughts.
Nicholas was a fighter from the moment he was born. He came into this world early after an emergency cesarean section, powered through a stint in the neonatal intensive care unit and finally came home to live with his parents and sister Willow.
Although he was a five pound newborn, Nicholas soon grew into a perfect baby and found himself in the 90th percentile for his weight. He and his sister were a great pair, and watching them play and laugh together was something his family cherished.
Nicholas loved sitting with Willow as she read to him in the way that a toddler reads. He loved to look out the window and watch the birds in the trees and the cars passing on the street. He rarely found food he didn’t like.
Nicholas loved singing with his mom and dance parties at home. He had an absolute love for the color yellow and he was always looking to find things that were his favorite color.
He would hang out in the kitchen while his dad made breakfast. Nicholas, who was an early riser, was always so excited to see his dad in the morning.
As anyone who knew him can attest, Nicholas was a very calm baby. He was a content, joyful and happy boy. We can surely all take a lesson from him by taking a moment in our lives to just relax and watch the birds in the trees and the cars passing by.
Preceded in death by Great Grandfather's Popeye (W. James) Galvin, and also Jack Shults. Nicholas Liam is survived by parents Candice and Nick Galvin, sister Willow, grandparents Larry and Maria Kane, Tracey Galvin and Charles Shults, great grandmothers Barb Galvin and Mary Shults, Uncle Christopher and cousins Roger, Stella and Archer, Auntie Em and Uncle Chris G, many generations of cousins, aunts and uncles, and countless others who loved him and considered him family.
There will be no formal funeral or visitation. His parents have asked for those who know and love them to please call, reach out and visit them during their time of loss and sorrow .
Private family Services were cared for by Slone & Co. Funeral Directors.
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