Glastonbury Boy Identified After Fatal Colo. Ski Accident

There are 61 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 20, 2008, titled Glastonbury Boy Identified After Fatal Colo. Ski Accident. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The Summit County coroner's office Wednesday afternoon identified the Connecticut youth as Kenneth Joyce.

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friend

Glastonbury, CT

#21 Feb 20, 2008
i could't believe wen i herd this news i was in total shock. Ken i love you bro, rest in peace. best of wishes to the joyces'. We all love you and will miss you.
Another Family Friend

Pueblo, CO

#22 Feb 20, 2008
This shouldn't be a place to argue about how dangerous Keystone is, or how talented of a skier Kenneth was. Regardless of these things, an amazing son, brother, and friend is now dead, and so many lives have been changed forever. It would be appreciated by the Joyce family if you would put these things aside and say a prayer for Kenneth. Rest in peace, we all love and miss you so much.
friend and classmate

United States

#23 Feb 20, 2008
i just want to say to say that kenneth was a great person with a perfect soul. He was the nicest person i new. He will be missed here and welcomed into heaven. Life will be different without him. And for bob jones go get buried under a pile of snow in denver. We love you kenneth. I know you'll be with us in our prayers. God bless the joyce family.

Kenneth- We won't forget you R.I.P.<3
kennys Friend

Glastonbury, CT

#24 Feb 20, 2008
Kenneth = the nicest kid i have ever met and ever will meet. he was such a generous young kid and had a heart of gold. kenneth school will be so much different with out you in the halls. you knew how to light up the room. i am very sorry for the Joyce family they were always laughing with each other and having the best time. Mr and Mrs Joyce god bless you both. you dont deserve this at all but remember only the good die young<3 and Kenneth was great.
Kenneth i miss you soo much and i love you. rest in peace and i will visit you a lot.
RIP "KENNEY J" as all the boys in the core would call you. "kenny" or "KJ" man it will be so differnet with out you.
xoxoxo
another classmate

Glastonbury, CT

#25 Feb 20, 2008
i couldnt believe it when i heard the news, and it still hasnt hit me fully. i keep thinking hes gonna be at school on monday, but he won't be. He was funny and really nice and of all the people this could have happened to, hes the least deserving and he was a really good skiier and this is horrible and everybody i know is shocked and upset by this. he was in my core and there will always be a noticeable absence.
Bob Jones

Englewood, CO

#26 Feb 21, 2008
Family Friend wrote:
Bob Jones, for you to even suggest that his death was his own fault is very heartless of you. No one wants to hear anything like that especially when a 13 year old has died. Comments like that are not welcome. Keep those comments in Colorado. The Courant is a Connecticut newspaper.
Rest in peace Kenneth. Dr. Joyce, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
You have no idea what it was like that day Keystone. I was there and I was praying for the child with many of the other skiers in hopes that he would wake up.

I will never forget the sadness that I've seen from his brother and mother that day. It is a day that I will remember for the rest of my life and appreciate even more of the life god has given us and how quickly he can take it away as well.

If you don't like my comments, then tough. Deal with it.
a good friend

Glastonbury, CT

#27 Feb 21, 2008
kenny, things wont be the same. you were one of the nicest kids i had ever met. just knowing you wont be sitting behind me in math class on monday brings tears to my eyes. this is such a loss to the school and town. you will never be forgotten. and for all of the Joyces, you are in everybody's prayers. this is a tragic loss that no one should have to experience. losing a football player, lacrosse player, a friend, and a fellow classmate is too much to handle. may god be with you through this horrible time.
rest in peace kenneth joyce, i love you always.
kennys classmate

Glastonbury, CT

#28 Feb 21, 2008
kenny was in two of my classes and he was a really great kid he had the most gorgeous blue eyes and was nice to everyone. he had had everything going for him, the looks, he was a football and lacrosse star, he had the brains -stright A student- and his smile could truly lightup a room. i remember in the class he was in with me whenever we were takin a test, he would be done in just 15 minutes while the rest of the class did not finish in the whole 45 minutes period. And oh my he certainly had a fan club. He was an alla round amazind kid and our school is not going to get over this for a very long time. "Only the good die young..." we love you so much kenny <333
Family Friend

Coventry, CT

#29 Feb 21, 2008
Bob Jones, I'm just saying that when you make comments like that it is even harder for family and friends to grieve.
Andrea W

Middle Haddam, CT

#30 Feb 21, 2008
My heart goes out to this wonderful family. I honestly felt the agony for them. I cannot begin to imagine the pain. My sincere regards...no words can ever express that pain..Lord be with you all at this time. I work with Dr. Joyce, he's a wonderful surgeon. To his wife and children, keep strong. Again Lord bless and keep you all.
kenneths friend

Glastonbury, CT

#31 Feb 21, 2008
dude kenneth,i cant belive your gone i love you so much bro you were such a cool kid. i miss you and im gunna visit you alot.
To the Joyces,
just remember you didnt derserve this at all, kenneth was amazing he just had the best soul and dont worry everyone is praying for you all and kenny. i wish you all the best
i love you kenny.
classmate

Wallingford, CT

#32 Feb 21, 2008
I didn't know Kenneth all that well, but he was in a few of my classes he was always nice and caring to everyone I wish I had gotten to know him better, even though it's not fair because he didn't deserve to go this young and he was such nice person but God only takes the best, my prayers are with him and his family and friends.
R.I.P. Kenneth. <3 you will never be forgotten...
nahila and ashley

Glastonbury, CT

#33 Feb 21, 2008
Kenneth was a wonderful person, he made us laugh when we needed it and always had a smile on. We had a great time in quebec with him and will miss him more than he will ever know. We will remember him always. Our prayers are with him and his family and we hope that they will make it through the hard times. It is times like this that we come togeather and help each other out. Hugs and kisses and our best wishes to Kenneth and his family.
xoxoxox <33333333333333
friend

Glastonbury, CT

#34 Feb 21, 2008
i was shocked when i found about kenney's death. i cant believe he is gone. Everyone will miss you and love you. It will be hard for us not to see you in class. And it will be hard for us when we are freshmen and that you will not be on my football team. I wish the best for the family and may god bless them

R.I.P KJ
Classmate of Ken

Glastonbury, CT

#35 Feb 21, 2008
When I heard the news, i just was in complete shock. Kenneth is in all of our hearts, and forever will be.

R.I.P. Kenneth Joyce
nick

Glastonbury, CT

#36 Feb 21, 2008
To the Joyces:

I am so so sorry. Even though I do not know your family, I cried and cried as a parent. Why does it take such a tragedy for me to TRULY appreciate my sons? You're son sounded like a wonderful young man.
All these kids writing in obviously loved him even more than they realized. That is great testimony. I pray for you ALL. Once again I am sorry.
classmate-friend s of ken

Glastonbury, CT

#37 Feb 21, 2008
Kenneth it will be so weird not having anyone to sit next to in 2 classes. we are gonna miss you so much. like this whole thing has happened so quickly were still in shock. you were so cool and so athletic. you had everything going for you and almost a girlfriend. class is gonna be so much different with out you even just school in general.i don't want you to be gone everyone will miss you so much. me and you used to laugh over the stupidest stuff and people would make fun of us but still im so happy we were in the same core. youll never be forgotten. our thoughts and prayers go out to the joyces.MISS YOU<3
another classmate

Glastonbury, CT

#38 Feb 21, 2008
the gathering for him at school tonight was heartbreaking and school will never be the same without him. many of the teachers were teary eyed and upset over this. people wrote so many notes to him and his family there. Hr was honestly never mean to anybody. we miss you already
Lindsay

Glastonbury, CT

#39 Feb 21, 2008
When I heard about this, I couldn't believe it. He died at the age of 13. He didn't even get to live his whole life. And he was such a great kid. Why is it that such a good person had to die? He's really taught me to live life to the fullest, love everyone around you, and cherish every moment you've got. You never know when you could lose everything. Kenny left this world on Tuesday, February 19 and will remembered by all. He left this world surrounded by people who loved and cared him. God bless him, his family, and his friends. We love you and miss you Kenny.
cheerleader for KJ

Waterbury, CT

#40 Feb 22, 2008
Hey was a great athelte. always ready to try his best. May god watch over him. we all love you and will miss you very very much. love you.

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