Last Farewell to Steve Nave

$1,310 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 24 people in 41 months
My Dad, Steve Nave, bravely fought his battle with a long illness and sadly passed away peacefully Saturday night. It is a devastating loss to all who knew and loved him, but I find comfort knowing that my Dad left this earth a better place by just being in it. He was inspiring, charasmatic, loyal, loving, and had such a positive impact on so many. I'm proud of my Dad, and proud to be his daughter, and carry on his positivity and love that he exuded every day.

I'm an RN student finishing part of my education, and soon continue on to earn my PhD and become a nurse practitioner. My father's passing was sudden which leaves me rushing to gather any money I can to come to Los Angeles for the services, but this is difficult as I'm still in college. I have been so humbled by the outpouring of love and support from my father's friends and family, and I now humbly request any help. Please understand anything would be appeciated and immensely helpful. I look forward to seeing you all this weekend and celebrating my father's life and legacy.
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I am back from my trip to California to say good-bye to my father and I must thank each and every friend of my Dad's who were and still are there for me, giving me comfort, support, and encouragement. It was truly wonderful for me to hear so many times that I have my Dad's smile, eyes, and some of the same expressions. That makes me feel even more close to him. I have heard funny stories, touching ones, and some that were about how proud my Dad was proud of me. Many friends said that they wanted to protect me and support me, and now that my father is no longer here, they want to step up in his place symbolically. People have suggested that I open a new fundme page, for those close friends of my father's who are looking for a way to continue to be there for me. I am humbled and blessed that my father had wonderful friends, and that they have decided to step up for Steve. I did not expect any of this, and I am truly blessed and can feel the love, that love that my Dad showed to his friends who now want to continue that to me.

I am humbled by this support and love, from people that I have only met once or through Facebook, but my Dad's legacy alone has inspired his friends to pay that live and encouragement forward my Dad's place. I will consider make a new page and will make sure link my father to it.

I can never express how wonderful the outpouring of love and support had helped me, especially with Father's Day this weekend. Every day will be father's day in my eyes. Dad, I love you and miss you every day. ♡♡♡
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While the most difficult part was saying goodbye to my father and the realization I will never get the chance to talk to him again in person, it has been difficult to take care of everything else that encompasses a death in the family as well. It is unfortunate that sometimes the focus gets shifted from the departed loved one to other things. It hurts my heart just to say that.

So many people helped make it possible for me to even come out here here to say goodbye to my father and I thank you immensely. I still am working on the return trip back to New York, and if anyone feels as though they would like to contribute it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who have given of their time, energy, support, shoulders to lean on, and just the rock that I really need right now. I have no words to truly express my gratitude.

Thank you! Kim♡
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My father's memorial service was yesterday and was a completely steely surreal experience. It was amazing and so special to hear so many beautiful things about my father. I don't think I could ever imagine so much love and positivity from my father's friends, and so many came over to me to tell me how loved he was and, in turn, I was. I was surprised how many told me how many actually told me I looked like my Dad, and that we had a lot of the same facial expressions. It definitely warmed my heart and made me feel even closer to my Dad.

I am still in LA, trying up loose ends and dealing with all the things I need to and finalize while I'm out here. I am so thankful for everyone who has and continue to help me through this difficult time, no words can express my grattitude. Xoxo
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This will be a short post. Today is my Dad's memorial service. Right now I'm still driving, on day 4, and I emotionally don't know what I have left. I must thank everyone who have sent kind words, encouragement, support, and love. Each and every one of you had lifted my spirits, got me through dark times, and really helped me even make this trip. I will never forget that and you will always have my undying gratitude. I am humbled by the outpouring of love and support, that is still continuing. I know my Dad is watching over me and smiling, and thanks all of the angels here on Earth that are helping me through this. Now I must stop before I tear up any more. Simply, I love you and thank you.
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Raised by 24 people in 41 months
Created June 9, 2015
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Patricia Lloyd
39 months ago
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Dear Kim... I knew your dad many years ago. While we had not been in touch for many years, we were the best of friends in our late 20's... :) I am 63 years old. I came across the notice of his passing and was terribly sadden by the news, I remember he had a daughter... I am so happy to see what a wonderful young woman you are...No doubt, his pride and joy. Much love and may you be abundantly blessed throughout your life.

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Cynthia Dane
41 months ago
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I knew your father through his showcase. You seem like such a sweet, kind soul to respond to him in his final days so that he could find peace of heart & mind before his passing~something that he obviously needed to do to heal his heart. May this little bit help the angel that came to her father's bedside in his time of need. May the few days that you spent with him & got to know him, heal his absence when you were a little girl. What you did for Steve was priceless. You are an angel here on earth. I hope you truly feel that in your heart. xo Cyn Dane

FM
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Frank Magari
41 months ago
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I'm sorry for your loss, Love, Frank and Susan

KG
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Kathleen Gibson
41 months ago
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Message from Bunny: Your father would want you protected Kim. "You are his legacy." His daughter that made him so proud because you are becoming a Nurse. The twinkle in your smile reminds me of him!!! God Bless you Kim.

SS
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Sandra De Sousa
41 months ago
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So sorry for your loss lovely Kim. Steve was a blessing to all who knew him. I wish you much success in your worthy career. I'm sure you'll make him very proud. God bless you. Sandy x

ML
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Melvina Lay
41 months ago
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Not currently working but will give something for now and some more in the future!

AF
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Angelique & Steven Fawcette
41 months ago
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Dearest Kim...our sincerest of condolences and comfort to you. Your Father was our friend, we will always love him...may his spirit rest in peace. Our love to you always...hang in there the best that you can.

JW
$25
jennifer Wen
41 months ago
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sorry for your loss. be strong! your dad will be very proud of you being a nurse!

LM
$50
Lana Meell
41 months ago
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With best wishes and prayers

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