Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebration of Life Video

Aloha Gang
Many of you have asked if there's a video you can see of Em's celebration of life.

Carl Rozycki made this beautiful tribute with all the music, speaking, dancing and elements of the day.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


"This is your goal in life. Make one big circle" Iokepa Nae'ole
For those of you who couldn't attend we started the day at the Hawaiian Canoe Club. As we commenced, one lone dolphin appeared in the harbor; a rare sight.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Celebrating Emalia

All are welcome to remember Emalia Brown Guard Saturday morning February 22nd at the Hawaiian Canoe Club Hale at Hoaloha Park in Kahului. Gather at 8:15 for a blessing. We will be in the boats by 9. Bring your boards or one-mans. Many will also gather on the beach as we celebrate her in the water. Attire: Pareos, bathing suits & board shorts.

For those who want to more fully remember Emalia, we will be celebrating her at Seabury Hall with memories and music beginning at 2:30 pm Saturday. Aloha attire (and maybe a sweater).

Many of you have generously asked about donations: we are starting the Kahalakea Guard Educational fund. 

You can donate through the Paypal button below or send a check to:
Kahalakea Guard
P.O. Box 791920 
Paia HI 96779

Thank you. 

Monday, February 10, 2014


Emalia passed away this morning at home in Paia with JB and her mom by her side. She got to say a sweet goodbye to Kahala before he went to school. Just after JB returned home, her breathing slowed and then stopped. JB said it was as peaceful as he could imagine and she was smiling in her last moments.  As it has been since the beginning of this journey, the love and support from all of you has been amazing. Thank you.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Update

Emalia and JB have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from you all. As Em says “it makes me feel so special.”
But her energy is pretty low and she is napping often. Kahala’s transition to preschool has gone incredibly well, but Em needs all her strength for her time with him when he comes home from school.
If you are thinking of dropping by, please text JB first. If you don’t hear back from him you can assume they are napping and it’s not a good time for a visit.
The love you are sending and the help with food and dog-walking mean so much right now. Thank you all.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Great company!!!!

Alika Romanchak, Emalia, Zadoc, Fyfe Kellermyer, and Phil Voorhees

last Saturday  (JB and Kahalakea out of photo range!)