Tuesday, January 27, 2009

eVite Invitation

Dear Santiago West Missionaries,

Please join us at the reunion. Here is the official eVite invitation link.

Please let us know if you are attending and how many members of your family will be attending (children are welcome!).

Thank you

Emily, Jeff, and Jared

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2009 Mission Reunion and Memorial

Dear Santiago West Missionaries
Though the details are not sorted out yet we WILL be having a mission reunion on April 3, 2009 (Friday before General Conference) in Salt Lake City. More details to come. Hermana Hadfield WILL be there. We will also be having some special memories of President Hadfield as a memorial. Stay tuned for details!


Monday, April 21, 2008

Slide Show from Viewing

A video slideshow compiled by Chile Santiago West Missionary at President Hadfield's viewing:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Night Viewing

For those of you who were not able to make it to the viewing in Rancho Cucamonga tonight...how we wish you all could have been there. Tonight's viewing service was a one of a kind tribute.

Upon arriving at the Stake Center in elite Rancho Cucamonga, California, the parking lot was full to overflowing. Many people were both inside and outside the stake center talking and reminiscing. Upon entering the building ushers were needed to escort us to different lines. There was a line for the viewing that went around the entire hallway that surrounds the cultural hall. The overflow to that line had to sit in the chapel in rows until they were called to join the original line. At one point the chapel was all but full. It was truly amazing how many lives President has touched.

Inside the cultural hall were pictures of the Hadfield family, memorials items of President, and many mission Oeste items. He left a true legacy. There were many people within the cultural hall too. In fact, and this is something you had to be there to really understand, the Tongan Branch from the Stake spontaneously gathered at one end of the cultural hall, gathered seats, and began singing hymns. They sang like only the Polynesians can sing. It reminded me of the feeling you get when watching The Other Side of Heaven about Elder Groberg's mission when they sing to him when he leaves the island. The "choir" had their own harmonies, their own rhythms; but the Spirit that was felt throughout the building was one of sublime reverence and awe.
There must have been over 70 men, women, and children singing. The music filled the cultural hall, the hallways where everyone was waiting in line, and it even filled through the partition into to chapel. If there was a piece of heaven on earth today, it was in Rancho Cucamonga.

Finally, upon entering the viewing room a unique spirit filled the air. A cool feeling. Yet a warmth from within. There were many beautiful sprays of flowers, wreaths, vases, and there with all her courage was dear Hermana Hadfield. She was wearing a beautiful red dress demonstrating her beauty both inside and out. She looked very good. She seemed strong, stalwart, and courageous. At the same time tender, loving, and kind. She met each person with gratitude and thankfulness. Next to her, in his beautiful oak casket, lay President's body. His body looked very peaceful and sublime. A feeling of gratitude and conviction came over us. He was truly a man of God. Next to President was the wreath from the Chile Santiago West Missionaries. What a great man! What an awesome Legacy. Ironically, as sad as we were to have to endure this burden, we all left wanting to be a little better.

May each of us give thanks to our Heavenly Father for all He has given us, including a Man of Truth: President John C Hadfield.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Please sign the Guestbook

Dear Missionaries, families, and friends:

The outpouring of love and condolences has been truly inspiring. What a tribute to such a wonderful man. We understand it is impossible for everyone to physically attend the services. However, please sign the online guestbook that is permanantly hosted by the Chile Santiago West missionaries by clicking here. We want to flood these pages with memories for all to read. There is also a place to upload pictures. Thank you in advance! Please remember to keep the Hadfield's in your prayers.

Friday, April 18, 2008

John Chris Hadfield
Rancho Cucamonga
1951 - 2008

John Chris Hadfield of Rancho Cucamonga California passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning on the 14 of April 2008 at his home at the age of 57. He awoke early that morning with difficulty breathing. The paramedics were called, but upon arrival could not detect a pulse. He was taken to San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, but further intervention was unsuccessful.

John was born March 9, 1951 in Brigham City, Utah to John Warburton Hadfield and Kathryn May Hunsaker. He served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Mexico, Mexico City Mission.
He attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

He married Lexine Sparks in the LDS Logan, Utah Temple on May 10, 1974. They have 4 children: Becky and Jim Grider, Johnnie and Shalon Hadfield, Jimmy and Holly Hadfield, Kim and Jeff Stewart, and 11 grandchildren; Danaca, Kailyn, Britney, Brighton, Keaton, Collin, Kenedy, Kylie, Brooklynn, Christian and Sydney.

He served as a Mission President for the Chile, Santiago West Mission from 1998-2001. He was currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Honeyville Food Products, where he worked for 34 years.

He was serving as President of the Rancho Cucamonga, California Stake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

He has five siblings; Ben and Annette Hadfield, Kathy and Mark Erwin, Jolene and Brian Wyatt, Jeffrey and Jamie Hadfield, Kim Hadfield (deceased) and Kim C. Hadfield (deceased).
Viewing services are to be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday April 20, 2008 at the Etiwanda Stake Center at 6829 Etiwanda Ave, in Rancho Cucamonga. There will be a funeral service Monday April 21st at 11am at the Etiwanda Stake Center.

A memorial service will be held in Brigham City, Utah April 23, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Brigham City West Stake Center at 895 North 625 West, in Brigham City.

Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Perpetual Education Fund or the Missionary Fund, in memory of John Hadfield. Send to: Perpetual Education Fund, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
--------------------------------- En espanol ------------------
John Chris Hadfield de Rancho Cucamonga California falleció inesperadamente temprano en la mañana del 14 de Abril de 2008, en su casa a la edad de 57 años.
Se había despertado temprano esa mañana con dificultades para respirar. Los paramédicos fueron llamados pero cuando llegaron ya no tenía pulso. Fue llevado al hospital Comunitario de San Antonio en Upland, pero mayor intervención fue sin éxito.

John nació el 9 de Marzo de 1951 en Brigham City, UTA. Su padre Warburton Hadfield y su madre Kathryn May Hunsaker. El sirvió una misión honorable para La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días, en la misión México. El asistió a la Universidad Estatal de Ogden UTA, se caso con Lexine Sparks en el Templo de Logan el 10 de Mayo de 1974. Ellos tienen 4 hijos: Becky y Jim Grider, Johnnie y Shalon Hadfield, Jimmy y Holly Hadfield, Kim y Jeff Stewart, y 11 nietos; Danaca, Kailyn, Britney, Brighton, Keaton, Collin, Kenedy, Kylie, Brooklynn, Christian y Sydney.

Sirvió como Presidente de Misión en Chile, Santiago Oeste desde 1998 hasta 2001.
Actualmente era el Vicepresidente de Ventas y Marketing en la compañía Honeyville Food Products, donde trabajo por 34 años.

Se encontraba sirviendo como Presidente de la Estaca Rancho Cucamonga, en California para La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días.

Tiene cinco hermanos; Ben y Annette Hadfield, Kathy y Mark Erwin, Jolene y Brian Wyatt, Jeffrey y Jamie Hadfield, Kim Hadfield (fallecida) y Kim C. Hadfield (fallecida).

El Velatorio será el domingo 20 de abril desde las 6:00 a 8:30 PM, en el Centro de Estaca Avenida Etiwanda 6829, Rancho Cucamonga. Habrá un ser Servicio Fúnebre el lunes 21 de Abril a las 11:00 AM en el Centro de Estaca Etiwanda.

El Servicio Homenaje será efectuado en Brigham City, UTA 23 de Abril de 2008 1:00 OM en el Centro de Estaca de Brigham City 895 Norte 625 Oeste, en Brigham City.

El entierro será efectuado en el Cementerio de Brigham City.

La Familia solicita que las contribuciones sean efectuadas a favor del Fondo Perpetuo para la Educación y el Fondo Misional en memoria de John Hadfield. Enviar para: Perpetual Education Fund, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Floral Wreath to be Presented from Missionaries

Dear Missionaries,

This floral arrangement has been designed to donate to The Hadfield Family in honor of President from the Chile Santiago West Missionaries. (Click on picture to enlarge) The Red, White, and Blue colors symbolize the Chilean Flag with the Chile Santiago West Mission Logo (La Piocha) in the middle of Wreath. It will be presented at both the California and Utah services.

If you would like to make a small donation your name will be included in a card with the wreath for the Hadfields. A portion of the money we collect will be used to send Hermana flowers on the 14th of each month for the next 6-12 months. Any extra funds received will be donated to The Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Or, if you wish you can donate directly to that fund here Perpetual Education Fund.

Please send your donation via http://www.paypal.com/sendmoney to reidjohnallred@yahoo.com. Please indicate that your donation is for the CSW Wreath.

Thank you!