Saturday (July 23) [was] the one-year anniversary of Donnie’s passing. We would like to thank everyone for their support in the past year and the many ways that you all have honored Donnie and his legacy. It’s been a difficult year without Donnie. His passing has changed the International District in so many ways. We miss him dearly.
All who knew him had their own personal experiences with Donnie. Please remember Donnie in your own way.
Share your Donnie stories with each other. [Editor’s note: The family invited the community to Sun May this past weekend — they left cards out for people to write a message to Donnie, origami to make cranes, remembrance ribbons to tie, and sidewalk chalk and incense to light for him. They also provided maps for community members of Lakeview Cemetery, so that they are able to visit him.]
When you see someone in need, remember Donnie. Think to yourself, “What would Donnie do?” Honor Donnie today by helping a friend, a neighbor, or our community.
Our family, IDEC members, and a few close friends will be celebrating Donnie privately. There will be no formal event. Thank you for allowing us this private time.
— Connie Magorty
Donnie Chin’s sister