Dedicated to Danny

Costa Mesa, California

June 20, 2019

Dear Family & Friends:

On December 16, 2018, our grandchild, Danny Giger, was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado. He was just 21-years old and was scheduled to graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May of 2019. Our whole family is still devastated at the loss of this beautiful young man, so full of life, curiosity and adventure, and so loved by his family and friends. We think of him every day. Please keep Danny and his family-Lisa, Jeff, Chelsea and Josh-in your prayers.

I am dedicating my Mississippi River canoe trip to Danny. Along with Ollie, he will be my Inspiration and Protector. I hope to begin the adventure on July 25, 2019.

Hug your children every day, and tell them you love them. They are on loan from God and can be reclaimed at any moment.

God is Good.







30 thoughts on “Dedicated to Danny

  1. To Bill and All Your Family,
    Sincerest condolences for the loss of Danny! The dedication of your Mississippi River journey to honor him is a mighty act. Blessings for a safe and celebratory trek.

  2. Yes, Bill, telling our children that we love them while giving them a hug is the simplest, yet most powerful, action we can share. Hope to join you and Phil somewhere on the Mississippi trip dedicated to Danny and Ollie.


  3. The older I get,, many of my friends have gone to heaven but at least they’ve lived a lot longer than Danny. My thoughts and prayers to his family and to keep sharing Danny’s love and wonderful memories forever. God bless you.

  4. What a shock it must have been for all involved. I’m so sorry to hear that you lost Danny, but trust he will be with you in spirit and give you great comfort as you make your journey.

  5. Oh, Bill. It is your Canadian friend again…I am just so incredibly sorry to hear of this loss of your grandson, Danny..I am at a loss for words. I cannot even imagine the pain that you and your family are going through. My prayers are with you all.

  6. Bill you will be in our thoughts and prayers daily and what a tribute to Danny and Ollie. Lisa and Jeff ,Chelsea and Josh have also been in my prayers along with the whole family what a wonderful family being there for each other during this time Danny is so missed by all 🙏🏻❤️

  7. That was a terrible tragedy for any family. A real heartbreaker. Safe travels on your next amazing adventure. I look forward to following your posts. God bless you and your family.

  8. So sorry to hear about Danny’s fatal accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We wish you a successful trip down the Mississippi in honor of Danny. Paul & Mary

  9. Sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your beloved grandson, Danny. He will be with you in spirit on your up coming journey. You have such an adventurous life with your whole family, full of love. A great tribute to Danny and Ollie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. You are an amazing person, so full of life and love!! God bless you and yours.

  10. Bill and Family,
    What a beautiful tribute to Danny! If you need anything while you are in MN, we are here for you! Enjoy your journey, and God Bless your adventure.
    Live Like Dan,
    Joy Peterson and Family

  11. Mr Burke,
    I loved Danny and I love the family of yours that I know. You are a true inspiration. My love to you for a safe and wonderful journey. I know Danny and God will be with you all the way!

  12. Bill,
    Look for signs from your whippersnapper. Your angel is a playful one. Stay safe. We will be following your journey as you continue to humble and inspire us all.

  13. Hello Bill, In hopes that you and family are all well and safe. My sincere condolences, on your loss and that you and Ollie enjoyed the dedication canoe trip for your grandson. Will always remember you💕Ciao

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