• Missing our Leaves?

    It’s autumn already, and the leaves are starting to fall. The Homeless Remembrance Project’s Leaves of Remembrance are scattered in Seattle sidewalks, and our unique public memorial is needed more than ever. But, while the number of homeless deaths is heartbreakingly on the rise, due to the pandemic, we were unable to dedicate and place beautiful bronze Leaves of Remembrance this past season. We’re creating an ambitious work plan for new Leaves in new and old locations in 2021, and we’re grateful for your patience, solidarity and support.

  • Ryan Nairn Moore 1988–2019

    Born 8/23/88—Died 3/12/19.   Beloved in Ballard, he was a musical fellow, whose nickname was “Kurt Cobain.” Ryan’s Leaf is at Ballard Library.  If you have photos or memories of Ryan, please post a comment.

  • James “Jimbo” Robinson 1955–2011

    Jimbo’s  Leaf is at Ballard Library.  His daughter was at Ballard Library for the dedication of his Leaf and that of his brother, Walter “Tommy” Robinson.  Jimbo was beloved in Ballard; he occasionally went to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  If you have photos or memories of Jimbo, please post a comment.

  • Photo of Zack

    Zachary “Zack” Cailing Sr. 1977—2018

    Zack’s Leaf is at Ballard Library. Zack died outside the Market Street 7-11 on 10/11/18.  His memorial was held in Bellingham. Memorial Page Grandma Arlene, Aunt Crystal and Zack’s niece stood in our Women in Black vigil with us on 11/7/18. They were at Ballard Library for the dedication of his Leaf, also his partner Rondine Allison and their three children. Photos from Zack’s partner Rondine Allison: If you have photos or memories of Zack, please post a comment.

  • Aaron “Diggles” Johnson 1986–2018

    Born 9/8/86–Died January 2018 at Shilshole. Women in Black stood vigil for Aaron. Friends placed a heart-shaped marker for him near Ballard Commons in Spring 2019. Aaron’s Leaf is at Ballard Library. If you have photos or memories of Aaron, please post a comment.

  • Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW)

    Ballard Library 5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle Leaves Dedicated September 15, 2019 Mark Davis 1966–2018 Aaron “Diggles” Johnson 1986–2018 Zachary “Zack” Cailing Sr. 1977—2018 James “Jimbo” Robinson 1955–2011 Walter “Tommy” Robinson 1951–2008 Ryan Nairn Moore 1988–2019 Thorbjorn “Thor” Thoresen 1940–2019  

  • Taylor Vreeland ?–2014

    Taylor was the informal “Head Chef” at Mary’s Place Day Center for many a year.  Her Leaf is at Mary’s Place. If you have photos or memories of Taylor, please share them by posting a comment.

  • Sue Inglis 1962–2017

    Sue was a powerful presence in the homeless women’s community, and a strong and gifted leader in WHEEL.  Her Leaf is at Mary’s Place. If you have photos or memories of Sue, please share them by posting a comment.

  • Rose Foster 1951–2011

    Rose’s Leaf is at Mary’s Place. If you have photos or memories of Rose, please share them by posting a comment.