Home page for Ian McGinnis

a memorial for Ian McGinnis

He died Thursday evening about 7:30pm PST, February 19, 2009

Ian was a freshman at Aragon High School in San Mateo, California

2009 Ian McGinnis

Please visit Ian's facebook site: Ian J. McGinnis


2000-2001 North Hillsborough School

2001-2002 North Hillsborough School


Here are some things that people wrote on Ian's wall

Funeral and obituary




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by Ken A. McGinnis, M.D. - Ian's father
I loved my Ian.
There will always be a place in my heart for Ian.
Ian was such a sensitive, loving child.
I miss having Ian here with me.
I miss watching Ian work on his computer.
I miss having Ian show me something he created.

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.

To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.

A parent should never have to bury their child.

As much as I love my parents I know that they will die in my lifetime.
And even though it saddens me and I know I'll be an emotional wreck should that happen
I couldn't even bare the thought of losing my own son
Losing my son takes my breath away

Children are the reason why we are or become parents....It's the best job in the world.

Though losing a parent is painful, the loss of a child is the most devastating I have had to endure.

It is not natural to bury your child. the order of things is parents first, and then you, then children.

One year has passed since you died Ian. I miss you. I don't understand why it had to be this way.

Wish you were here Ian.

Ian, you still get emails from your friends. Many people miss you.

Your friends are pursuing their interests. You missed the best years of your life.