Condolence & Memory Journal

I had just seen this now,but I am so sorry for your loss,Jacob sounded really special, I cant say anything that hasn't been said,cherish what memories you have he will be with you forever,

Posted by David Beaudry - Manchester, NH - friend   November 27, 2018

Wishing prayers to the Poulin family. Heard of your little angels story on TV. Had to look him up and learn of his short but vibrant life here on earth. I too am a brain cancer survivor, and wish nothing but pain free, survivorship. Though diagnosed Jan 2016, it has been a real struggle surviving with all this pain(cognitive, emotionally, physical decline as well). I am praying he felt little to no pain and know is at peace with God. I will have Jacob and his family in my prayers.

Posted by Vanessa Arroyo - New Britain, CT - acquaintance   February 25, 2018

To the poulin family. I wish you only the happiest memories of Jacob at this difficult time. My deepest prayers and love are being sent to you all.

Posted by Kim Oski - Friend   September 30, 2017

I saw your story on American ninja warrior and it was very touching. It was a heart breaking story. I know words can't do anything but I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lee Bell - Belmont, NC   July 10, 2017

Although I never got to meet Jacob our son Zachary loved him very much. Everything I heard and learned about him make me love him. His family is so brave and seeing the anguish on their faces was heartbreaking. Jacob's memory will live on in our household, we pray every night for his family and although we cannot understand it the Lord has called him home. He is with Him.

Posted by Jacob Probst - Hartford, CT   October 25, 2016

On behalf of myself and my entire Hamden Squirt B hockey team, we would like to offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies on the loss of your son Jacob. May the outpouring of sympathy and knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Mark Broccoli
Head Coach
Hamden CT Squirt B

Posted by Mark Broccoli - Hamden, CT   October 10, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

The whole Springfield College Women's Soccer Family feels your pain.



Posted by John Gibson    October 09, 2016


The untimely passing of Jacob was made known to me by Kelsey Wolff, who's son was a classmate of his. Please know that even those you do not know, are sending prayers to you and your entire family. My deepest condolences for your loss.

Posted by Corrie Pizzoni - Enfield, CT - Acquaintance   October 08, 2016

I can't express enough how sorry I am. My heart aches for you and your family. Your in my thoughts.

Posted by Ryan Rawlinitis - TOLLAND, CT - Coworker   October 07, 2016

I wanna send my deepest condolences to Jacobs family heaven has gained an angel!!

Student at Journalism and Media Academy.

Posted by Shenae Williams - Hartford, CT   October 07, 2016

I am so beyond blessed to have been able to work with Jacob and your family. You have such a sweet and kind little boy with the biggest of hearts. It was an absolute privilege to know him. He, and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Erinn Jacobi - Hartford, CT - Acquaintance   October 07, 2016

Poulin Family,

My deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. Jacob is such a kind, thoughtful, brave, and loving boy and I am honored to have known him even for a short while. He has made a positive impact on so many people's lives. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lauren Schlather - Manchester, CT   October 07, 2016


Rest in Peace Jacob, I didn't know you,But I had the privillage to meet your dad, he left me with such a wonderful feeling, he came to visit my husband at the hospital retired c/o Nichols, and I was so grateful that he went out of his way to come and cheer my husband up after his stroke,that I could not find the words to thank him enough.Poulin family your in our thoughts and prayers and may the wonderful memories of Jacob, help you in this difficult time. God Bless you as a loving and devoted family. Michael & Irma Nichols

Posted by Michael Nichols - enfield   October 07, 2016

Dear Sarah and Steve, Thinking of you and sending love and prayers for peace. Your faith has been and inspiration to us and although we didn't know Jacob personally, his light and that beautiful smile have touched our hearts. Sending love to your whole family Erin, Steve, Aidan, Caitlyn, and Declan Bayne (Northeast Huskies family)

Posted by Erin Bayne - Mansfield, CT - Acquaintance   October 07, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking and praying for you and your family.

Posted by Todd Lisa Mackenzie Carly Bokina - Southbury, CT - Friend   October 07, 2016

I have asked the Funeral Home to advise as to the future charity created in Jacob's name. I would like to contribute in Jacob's honor. Having a grandson who is four and a half, who I am with almost every day, I am suffering for the Poulin family's tragic loss. My sincere condolences to Sarah Poulin and her entire family. My prayers and thoughts will be with you all.


Albert Lenge
West Hartford, CT 06107

Posted by Albert Lenge - West Hartford, CT   October 07, 2016

Steve & Sarah,

When I heard the news, I began earnestly praying. All I heard for days was, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Later, I received news that a dove had landed on your roof. I thought a morning dove was a nice sign from God, that peace will reign over your household. Eventually, someone shared the picture you took of a white dove on your roof, (not a morning dove). Finally, I turned to Matt: 3: 16-17 "When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." I have no doubt, of the eternal love that embraces Jacob now. I know that you know, but let this be another confirmation of dieing with Christ and rising with Christ. Love in Christ, David

Posted by David Cox - Cromwell, CT - Friend   October 07, 2016

Dear Sarah,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Jacob's memory be a blessing for you and your family.

Posted by Andrea Brinnel - Coworker   October 06, 2016

Cher cousin Steve, je veux tout simplement te dire que nous sommes en pensée avec toi et Sarah. Nous t'offrons nos plus sincères condoléances. Daniel, Diane, Steeve and Stacy Provost.

Posted by Daniel Provost - Family   October 06, 2016

To Nancy and all family -
Wishing you extra wings to help carry your hearts through this deeply difficult time, and well beyond. Shine on, Jacob...

Posted by Liz ~ CT    October 06, 2016

So Sorry to hear for your loss. Prayers for your family through this rough time.

Posted by Gerace Wendy - Meriden, CT   October 06, 2016

The SDE Asset Management team is sending our sincere wishes to you and your family and to let you know we are thinking of you all during this extremely difficult time also, to let you know we feel Jacob would like to see you smile in celebration of his few years with you instead of sadness over the loss of his departure at such an early age. Keep him in your hearts and smile with the beautiful times you shared together.
David, Nichole, Sam, Juan, Rick, Mark & Elaine

Posted by Elaine Friedman - Somers, CT   October 06, 2016

Steve and family I am so sorry for your loss. Keep the faith. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Bonnie Ewen - san tan valley, AZ   October 05, 2016

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time b

Posted by Amanda Nealon-Ladow - Plymouth, MA - Family Friend   October 05, 2016

No words can pierce the the depths of your pain and sorrow, your sorrow is my sorrow. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Butch Gosselin - Etna, WY - Family   October 05, 2016


I didn't really know you but I know you were a great hockey player! RIP Jacob. I hope they have hockey up in heaven.

Posted by Autumn Colburn    October 05, 2016


Dear Poulin Family,
I was lucky enough to hear wonderful stories about Jacob through my boyfriend, Wayne Gilbert. I just wanted you all to know that I know that he is most definitely with his Heavenly Father and he was blessed to have you as earthly parents. Please accept my prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Anne Coombs - Wethersfield, CT   October 05, 2016

I am so sorry to hear on the passing for your son Jacob Roger Poulin, there are no words that i can say because it must be so hard to have to go through this with such a great kid, i can only pray for you and your family. To give you all strength through these hard times. i am also sorry that i am out of the state at this time, but if i can do anything for you and your family please call 860-558-6498 Captain Luna.

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2016


Posted by CHERYL MONACO - WEST HAVEN, CT - Friend   October 05, 2016


I do not personally know you, but through by grandson Ethan Greenwood
I have known about Jacob. What a wonderful boy and a fighter, I know he will be truly missed by everyone he has touched. So, so sorry for your loss.
Charlene Kulo

Posted by Charlene Kulo - East Hartford, CT   October 05, 2016

Steve, so sorry to read the news about Jacob. What a great kid, what a great hockey player, what a great teammate. I'm heartbroken for your loss. :0(

Posted by Chris Rutsch - Forestville, CT - Friend   October 05, 2016


Our family doesn't personally know you; however, we want to pass along our condolences for your loss. Jacob sounds like he was an incredible young boy with amazing talents. May you find comfort in God; Jacob may you rest peacefully now.

Posted by Sarah Griffin - NH   October 05, 2016

My heart aches for you but your faith is the strongest I know & it will carry you through this sorrow. May the wonderful memories you have of your son, sustain you through such sad times as these. My condolences, Dan

Posted by Dan Leone - Morehead City, NC - Friend   October 05, 2016

He is in God's arms now. May he rest in peace and always be in your heart.

Posted by Gail Sartori - Burlington, CT - Friend   October 05, 2016

Jacob was a beautiful person and a beautiful spirit. He is an inspiration of strength to us all.

Tracey, Don, Samantha, and Zach Judson
Tri-Town Hockey

Posted by The Judson Family - Ellington, CT   October 05, 2016

Jacob was a beautiful person and a beautiful spirit. He is an inspiration of strength to us all.

Tracey, Don, Samantha, and Zach Judson
Tri-Town Hockey

Posted by The Judson Family - Ellington, CT   October 05, 2016

So sorry for your loss , Kevin. Thoughts and prayers sent to you and your family .
Deedee(Stanco) Hill

Posted by Deedee Hill - Bethlehem, CT   October 05, 2016

I took care of Jacob in the emergency room for a few hours one quiet night not too long ago. It was evident that he was an amazing and loved little boy. May he soar among the Angels and watch over you until you one day meet again.

Posted by Lindsey Hart - Willington, CT   October 05, 2016

May your memories of Jacob and the love of your family & friends surround you and give you strength and comfort....

Posted by Lon Solomita - Waterbury, CT   October 04, 2016

Dear Sarah and Steve, what a Blessing your Jacob on earth where he touched the lives of many who didn't have the honor of meeting him. I know that you receive great comfort knowing that Jacob is in the arms of God. It is what gets me through after losing my Amanda. I do know however the yearning to touch your child, to hear your child laugh, to just say I love you. Those are the moments that God will carry you as he has carried me. Know that love is being sent to you from all over as Prayers are being said. You are an amazing family of God.

Posted by Mary Musso - West Gardiner, ME - Friend   October 04, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to your family.

Posted by Nancy Pignone    October 04, 2016

Kevin and family, So very deeply sorry to hear of this sad news about your beautiful grandson. Know that I am praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. With love and friendship, Sharon Di Genio Wulftange

Posted by Sharon Wulftange - Glastonbury, CT   October 04, 2016

Sarah and Steve I am Laura Sullivan mom and I have read every post and I feel I have known Jacob for along time I am sending prayers to you and you family and Jacob test in peace and watch over your family you will be missed but I believe we will all see you again in heaven

Posted by Terry Sullivan - Meriden, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

From one hockey family to another - our very deepest condolences for your loss. You touched our hearts with such a beautiful description of his hockey and life. Our son plays for ASU and will do a moment of silence in his honor. Peace and love to you all during this time.

Posted by Bob and Maika and Robbie Baillargeon - Enfield, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

I feel blessed that I was able to know Jacob. A truly amazing boy with the sweetest personality. I remember watching a hockey game and you always knew right where to be on the ice, right in front of that goal. Always number 4....

Steve, Sarah & girls, We are heartbroken and there are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Jacob will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Rob, Jennifer & Alex Sutton - Willington, CT   October 04, 2016

"Let not your heart be troubled... There are many homes up there where my father lives,and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with me where I am. If this weren't so, I will tell you plainly. And you know where I am going,and how to get there."..."I am the Way - yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to the Father except by means of me. "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid.
-John 14 1: 2-4: 6 & 27

...May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord shower you with his kindness, mercy and peace.
-2 Timothy 1:2

Posted by Dana Bocynesky - Ellington, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

Posted by Beth Ann Slater - No. Windham, CT   October 04, 2016

Jacob will be dearly missed and the strongest boy I have ever had the chance to meet. He will be missed so much but now he is everones Angel flying high and loved more then ever.

Posted by Hayden & Alicia & Marc Kapinos - Columbia, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

Prayers will continue for your family for continued strength that you have during this time.

Posted by Shawanda Jackson - New Britain, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

Danny Hokey, "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again," this song helped me breathe through many a night in the beginning. Love and light to you. Susan Meehan, Cyndimae's mama

Posted by Susan Meehan - Augusta, ME - Acquaintance   October 04, 2016

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. Love and hugs to Jacob's family.

Posted by Christina Caulfield - Newington, CT   October 04, 2016

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I can't imagine the sorrow your family is going through, but have joy in the fact that he is with our Heavenly Father Jesus.

Posted by Asheley Cockren - NY   October 04, 2016

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Jared Kosky    October 04, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of Jacobs passing. As a form COLG member I was told of him from my best friend at COLG and have been praying for him. He is with Jesus now, and you know you will see him again.

Posted by Sharon Fransen - Acquaintance   October 04, 2016

"For we mourn, but not as those without hope"
I pray your family is comforted knowing you will surely see Jacob again....

Posted by Mark Virgulto - Meriden, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016


Sarah, I simply don't have the words to convey our sadness for the loss of your son Jacob. Just know we were praying for him and are praying for all of you.

Diana Poryanda Poplawski

Posted by Diana Poplawski - Meriden, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

My heart breaks for your family- I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Laurie Audette    October 04, 2016

My heart aches for you and your family.So sad to know of his passing. May it ease your sadness and pain to know he is with God our Father.
Prayers and hugs to you all,
Clg member

Posted by Jean Rourke - Meriden, CT - Acquaintance   October 04, 2016

Sarah ATH and family,
I am so saddened to hear about Jacob. I read every post and thought of your family frequently. It sounded like Jacob was truly a fighter, and loved both his parents and little sisters. It sounds like your family is very religious and I'm glad to hear Jacobs faith was so strong and he loved Jesus with all his heart. I so wish I could come Friday or Saturday. You continue to be in my thoughts.

Posted by Sarah Rasmussen - Friend   October 04, 2016

My sincere prayers and condolences to the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Theresa Barker - Fort Mill, SC   October 04, 2016

Along with the many strangers you have left feeling your profound sadness, I too wish to express heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
We often wonder why such a beautiful gift is generously given and selfishly taken away. Ours is not to question this deed, but to find peace in our hearts for the cherished moments we shared every day. May his soul find comfort in the arms of the Lord, and may you cherish the memories you made while he was yours for the short time given.
Take heart in knowing strangers feel your sadness.
With sincere sympathy,
a friend

Posted by - Wethersfield, CT   October 04, 2016

My heart breaks for your family. There are no words to remove your pain, only memories: share them. Memories spoken will keep him in your hearts where he always has been and will be forever. My sincerest condolences, may you somehow find peace.
~A CT Mom

Posted by Michele Lavoie - Wethersfield, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

With sympathy during this very difficult time.

Posted by Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home - Vernon, CT   October 04, 2016

I never had the joy of meeting Jacob, nor have met anyone in the family, however your neighbors (Amy and Bruce) kept me posted on Jacob. My heart and prayers go out to your family. Your daughters will have a terrific guardian angel looking after them forever. Blessings to you during this difficult time.

Posted by Candice Bohr - New Milford, CT   October 04, 2016

Although I don't know you, my heart aches for you and your family. May God Bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand.

Posted by Julie Finneran - Fairfield, CT   October 04, 2016

So sorry to hear about little Jacob I pray Gods comfort for you. Sarah

Posted by Sarah Roley - Manchester, CT   October 04, 2016


We are lighting a candle for Jacob, for it to guide him in eternal life. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He was so young, yet such a little fighter. May God wrap his loving arms around him and keep him safe, from sickness and pain. I send our love, prayers, and blessings out to his family & friends to help heal from such a tragic loss.
I am Noah Butler's Grandmother, (Lindsey Gustafson's Mom)
SW hockey follower. God bless your family & friends.& we'll keep you all in our prayers.
Barbara & John Tone

Posted by Barbara Tone - Willington, CT - Friend   October 04, 2016

So sorry for your loss Steve and Sarah. God bless him and your family.

Posted by R Dul - Farmington, CT   October 04, 2016


I'm very sorry for your loss. I currently work and State Elections, and even though we've never met, I've heard of Jacob and his story. My heart goes out to Jacob and his family. I just lost my father who was 62 to cancer in August. To lose someone you love more than anything in unbearable, but also having a son of my own, I can't imagine the hurt you're facing but also how strong you will be now for your other children. You will be in my prayers Poulin family.

Posted by Nicole Petit - Hartford, CT   October 04, 2016

I will never tie my skates again without missing Jacob and I know his teammates feel the same way. The Poulin family deserves our gratitude for the way they handled this excruciating ordeal with enduring grace. You found a way to include Jacob's extended family and friends throughout Jacob's illness. You kept us informed with the looming challenges and we were buoyed by your faithful optimism. While it will take a while to cope with this tragic loss in our own ways, we will all be better parents, better friends, better brothers and sisters for having experienced it. You have allowed us to come with you on this journey and we all want to lift you up. Thank you for showing us how to navigate our families through a myriad of struggles and the toughest of times and still have the strength to believe that we can come out on the other side. No one who has been enlightened by you will ever hear the name Jacob and not think of your beautiful son.

We are all Poulins today.

Posted by Mike Iacampo - Willington, CT   October 04, 2016

May God bless and keep you in the palm of his hand Jacob and my your light shine on. Coach Pat, Hunter and the Lord Family

Posted by Patrick Lord - Willington, CT - Family Friend   October 04, 2016


No candle will ever burn as bright as the life you lived here on earth. Rest easy in the arms of the angels beautiful Jacob

Posted by Eileen Whitaker - Avon, CT   October 04, 2016

There are no words that can stop the pain you are experiencing losing your beloved child. We are sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers that God will help you through this most difficult time in your lives.

Posted by Joe and Rose Harris - Family Friend   October 04, 2016

My condolences to the family. I have no words except my heart aches for you. RIP sweet beautiful baby boy. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Margo Griffin - Springfield, MA   October 04, 2016

Dear Sarah,

I cannot begin to adequately express condolences to you and your family during this unimaginable experience. I do not know your family, but your kindness and love is evident to anyone who has the pleasure of meeting you. My heart goes out to you, your husband, and your family and I pray for the healing of your collective hearts. Blessings to you and joyous memories of your Angel, Jacob.

Respectfully and with Care,



Posted by Typhanie A. - Plainville, CT   October 04, 2016

Sarah and Steve, your strength and faithfulness was and is amazing. Jacob will truely be missed. Please accept my heart felt condolences. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Patsy Tiffany - Mansfield Depot, CT   October 04, 2016

Sarah, Steve and family,

I cannot even begin to express my sorrow at Jacob's passing. I know that the sadness is overwheming at this moment. I hope with time your family can be comforted with the thought that Jacob is in heaven with family and God. I am sure if they play hockey there, Jacob is playing right now. I am leaving for Rome with a mission to see the pope. If I do, I will have him bless Jacobs picture. Again, thanks for letting me be a part of yours and Jacobs life. It is a moment I can never forgot. Lots of love,


Posted by kim oski - east longmeadow, MA - Friend   October 04, 2016

I don't personally know you but I have been praying for your angel for a while now. I can't express how sorry I am for your loss. I am praying for you all and find comfort in knowing your little boy is with our Heavenly Father.

Posted by Kristin Worgess - Amherst, MA - Acquaintance   October 04, 2016

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful son Jacob. May the love and memories comfort your family and loved ones and the embrace of God lift and carry you through this difficult time..

Posted by D Freeman    October 04, 2016

Sarah and Steve my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you every condolence for the loss of the lovely Jacob. Your strength, love and belief has been incredible. I lawns you love and light.

Posted by Monica Roberts - Sevenoaks - Family   October 04, 2016

Thoughts and prayers for Jacobs family, may the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. The heavens have a new little angel and he smiling down on you all.JsJ

Posted by Kathy Alexander - Weeki Wachee, FL - Family Friend   October 03, 2016

I simply can not put into words how saddened I am at the loss of your sweet little boy. My family would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Poulin family. May God bless you all and provide comfort as you take time to mourn. Our love and blessings to Steve, Sarah, Gabriella, Hannah. Rest well in Gods arms little Jacob.

Posted by Rodney Cantrell - Pace, FL - Friend   October 03, 2016

Much love to all of you! Always thinking of you.

Posted by Maria Cline - CT - Friend   October 03, 2016