Friday, July 4, 2008

Rest In Peace, Dear Mitchell

Mitchell Dylan Jasper Brinfield
5th December 2007 - 4th July 2008

Mitchell passed away at 12:01am on Friday the 4th of july very peacefully in his Mummy's arms. He had fought a very long and courageous battle with his chronic lung disease that in the end he just could not win.

A service will be held for Mitchell On Wednesday the 9th of July at 1pm. It will be held at the Wilson's Funeral Home at 175 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington

Please do Not be offended, but we ask that no flowers are sent because of allergies. If you would like to, a donation to the neonatal trust would be fantastic.

With Thanks,
Glenn, Tamar & Family


Pablo Wolinski said...

I've been following your blog Mitchell since a couple months ago, amazed at you courage and will to fight for life.
With sadness and deep regret I read today's blog entry.
All the best Tamar and family!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mitchell, We have been following your blog since it was started, You have been such a tough fighter and we are so very sad to hear about your passing.
Rest in peace Mitchell.
Our thoughts and love are with all of your family.
Take care

Anonymous said...

I to have been following your blog and have admired your strength and the fight you have in you. I have been away for awhile and am very sad to come here today and find this very sad news. My thoughts are with you all and this very sad time.
RIP little man!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tamar, Glen and Family
The place just isn't the same we miss you all and especially big boy Mitchell with his shiny blue eyes, fair long eyelashes, scratchy nose and his cutest puku and belly button. Mitchell was so lucky to have such amazing parents who were always there for him showering him with love and laughter and giving him the courage to go on. Rest in peace Mitchell, your life was far too short but you made the most of every moment and have touched all our hearts with your courage. Sending big hugs and love to you all.

Sue said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, I can't imagine the pain you must be going through and the huge hole wee Mitchell passing away will leave in your lives. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you both. I have been following the blog since Mitchell was born, what a fighter he was!! My deepest sympathy is with you both. Take care, Sue from J'ville.

Anonymous said...

To two amazing loving parents... your darling Mitchell will be forever in your hearts and he was blessed with your love and support during his short time with you. May you find support in knowing that you did your best by him and he would have known how much he was loved. Rest in peace little one and my hearfelt best wishes to you both and your family.

Anonymous said...

Toes, heb let us know about the terribly sad passing of precious Mitchell....thoughts love and prayers to your family at this incredibly sad time...thinking of you.
Katrina from Treasures site

Tishy said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Mitchell, your time may have been short but your footprint will have left a mark that can never be erased.

Trish & Paul

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace little Mitchell, very sad to hear that you are no longer with us. Thinking of you Tamar and family

GroovyBaby said...

Dear sweet Mitchell

We have been following your progress since we heard of your arrival back in December and are very sorry to read of your passing. Rest in peace beautiful baby boy. You and all your family are in our prayers.

Erin, Evelyn and family...

Anonymous said...

To Dear Tamar and family

I just wanted to send my love after hearing about the incredibly sad news of Mitchell's passing. What a journey he had. He was so brave and courageous, a real little fighter. We followed his wee blog and admired your strength as fantastic parents and gushed over his beautiful photos. May you spread your little wings and fly away Mitchell, rest in peace darling xx

Luv from Daisygirl (Sonya) of March 08 Treasures

Anonymous said...

Glenn and Tamar,
We were so sorry to learn of Mitchells passing this morning. Mitchell has been such an inspiration for us, as well as the both of you. In the past 6 weeks you guys have shown us what parenting is all about. Love, dedication, determination, strength, and positivity. We will always remeber Mitchell and the both of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. And if there is anything we can do, please just let us know. You know where to find us. Room C at the neonates. Ryder is going to miss his very first friend.
Levi and Nadia

Anonymous said...

Tamar, Glen & Family
I am so sad to hear that Mitchell has passed. My thoughts are with you.
Rache from Treasures

Anonymous said...

Dear Tamar, Glen and Family,

Just read your incredibly sad news, so sorry to hear that your wee man passed away. He was such and strong little fighter and very brave. Big hugs to you and your family.

RIP little man, you will always be remembered

Jo from Treasures

Original said...

Dearest Mitchell (and your whole family)

Celine Dion says it best:
Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
[ Find more Lyrics at ]
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light


Cyndi (from the March 2008 thread)

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened to read your news today, and can offer no words of comfort to you at this difficult time. Just know that Mitchell will not be forgotten, he will forever be a treasures March 08 bub.

Feel free to come on line and chat anytime you need a friend to listen, now or anytime in the future.

Andrea & Lauren
March 08 Mum & bub's

Anonymous said...

Hi Tamar, so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. Just wanted to send you our prayers and love, although we don't know eachother.

Rosa+Charlie'sMama (ceara) from Treasures site

Anonymous said...

Hi sweets,

I'm not sure if you remember me, we worked together at "that big computer place" all those years ago. I've been keeping up to date with what's happened with you guys through Anna R., and saw her status today on Facebook which led me to your profile, which led me here....anyway, I'm so very sorry about Mitchell's passing and the heartache you and your family must be enduring right now. My heart goes out to you all and I wish you much love and strength in this difficult time.
Rest in peace Mitchell
Hugs from Tara Lemana (formerly Pinchetti)

Anonymous said...

Dear Tamar, Glen and family

I am so sorry to hear of Mitchells passing. He was a lovely boy who showed strength even in the had times. I can not even begin to imagine the pain you will be feeling right now, but please remember we are all here on the March 08 treasures forum should you need us.

My thoughts are with you
Kryddle (Krystle)

poobubble said...

Dear Mitchell,
Precious child, Your journey here was one which showed more determination than most adults can show. You fought such a hard battle and were admired by people all around New Zealand and the world.
May you be at peace now lil boy, our Angel Babies to be there with you. You can share with them the beatiful stories that your Mummy and Daddy have been reading you over the last few months.
Forever you will be remembered.
Love, Lisa, Ian, Nikita and Cort

Anonymous said...

Hi Mitchell's family i have just stumbled across this after being on the Treasures site!!
My deepest condolenscences to you at this sad time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tamar and Glenn
There are no words to say how deeply the loss of Mitchell cuts. A gorgeous wee boy with parents so utterly devoted to him, it always delighted us to enter Room B and see you reading him the latest Peter Rabbit chapter Tamar or seeing Glenn share his first cuddles with Mitchell after so many long, patient weeks of waiting, not to mention the gorgeous name you presented him with at Christmas after much waiting and debate by everyone in the unit! Your upbeat chats lifted us through hard days Tamar and we will always tell Greer of her special friend Mitchell who kept her company in the unit with their syncronised beeping and mischevious ways with the nurses. Your wee man has shown us the power of determination, fighting through so many big hurdles and he will always be remembered so fondly.
With much love and thoughts, Anna, Ben, James and Greer Bolitho

Buggy said...

Mitchell, what a brave wee man you were. Thank you for sharing your life with us and showing us that beautiful smile of yours. You will be missed.
Much love to you and your family,
Felicity, Bill & Rori from Ward 12.

Anonymous said...

Darling wee Mitchell, I wept today when I read of your passing. I only knew you from this blog that your mummy wrote for you. You were such an inspiration to so many people with your gutsy iron will, and obviously a sheer delight to so many people. I understand a bit of how your mum and dad feel right now because I too, lost a little one not so long ago. I will send my little Angel to comfort you, hold your hand and show you the way. May you laugh and play in Heaven's playground. Until then we shall remember you fondly, with love, for you are with us, in our hearts every moment. Glen, Tamar and family, may you find peace in your heart knowing that Mitchell will always be with you.
Thank you Mitchell for your sweetness and purity, for your smile and innocence. You will always be so loved and remembered sweet boy! Be at peace now Little Angel.

Rachael said...

I am so sorry to read that wee Mitchell has passed. My family an I are wishing all the strangth in the world to your family and friends.
You and your parents have been so strong and I can only imagine how much happiness you have bought them in this short time.
Rest in Peace

jacks mum 2 said...

Dear Tamar and Glen
Im so sorry to hear of the passing of your son, what a little fighter he was. Know that he may not be with you physically but will always watch over you and your family. Im so glad you got some precious time together....never enough though.Thinking of you (((((HUGS)))))
Leonie and angel Jack

Anonymous said...

Tamar and Glen, I was deeply saddened to hear about Mitchell. Our journeys through hospital and Neo-Nates have ended so differently. I'm absolutely gutted for you, for wee Mitchell who fought so hard, and for your huge loss. My thoughts are with you.
Emma(your hospital room-mate)

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you at this time. Rest in peace Mitchell.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tamar, Glen and family

WHAT a COOL Little lad you are.
I have been reading all your blogs Tamar and man what an AWESOME way to keep record of your little mans fight with life, Im sure that with your friends and family you will get through this and with all the pics and the Blog's that you have written you will never forget what a wonderful little Boy you had and how strong he was, to hold on to life and fight as long as he did.
I wish you all the love in the world.
REST IN PEACE Little Mitchell.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tamar, Glen and family,
We were in the NICU with Tobey for some of your stay and shared Room C for a couple of weeks with you in May. I just wanted to say how deeply sorry we are that Mitchell passed away. He was such a little fighter and so obviously loved by his family and all the staff at Wgtn Neonates. We think of you often and hope you are both well. Jane, Alex and Tobey Phelan