It is with the deepest and most profound regret that Face the Music Foundation says goodbye to Justin Enoch. We stand alongside Justin’s loved ones in honoring his memory, and offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Face the Music Foundation was grateful for the opportunity we had to be touched by Justin’s singular and unforgettable spirit.
Justin’s mother has offered the following tribute to the son to whom she remained a loving parent and committed advocate throughout his brief yet extraordinary life:
It is often said that the monarch butterfly, the most magnificent of them all, lives for only a few weeks in a brief flash of beauty that graces the lives of all it touches and leaves a lasting memory; the same, and more, can be said for our son, Justin. He equally graced this planet with a fleeting glimpse of what we could all aspire to be.
Justin felt so much-perhaps too much-of everything this world has to offer and, unfortunately, inflict. Even though he felt the pain of addiction, he also felt the joy of music as an accomplished drummer and guitarist. He felt the exhilaration of snowboarding, skateboarding, snowmobiling and other outdoor adventures, and had great times with family and friends full of laughter and joy.
His incredible compassion and empathy was exemplified by, among other things, his deep bond with animals; a bond he had been turning into a career as a canine caretaker, which he felt was his true calling.
Justin had a poet’s heart and an angel’s soul. He loved his family and friends with his whole heart, and they loved him back. He made everyone smile and feel comfortable in his presence. He was a friend to the friendless, the kindest person you could ever meet. His beautiful blue eyes looked at every person he met deep below the surface, never judging, and accepted everyone as equals.
Justin’s departure has left a deep and gaping hole in the hearts of his family and friends, one that may only be filled by consistently honoring his memory and remembering the indelible impact he left on the world when it was fortunate enough to know him.
Justin’s Wishes and Enduring Legacy
Please help us to honor Justin by doing good for others as he would have us do. His time in treatment helped him tremendously on his path and gave him meaningful guidance, strength and lasting friendships. He would want nothing more than to help other young people like himself who cannot otherwise afford treatment to feel love and support so they can focus on improving their lives and work to overcome their addictions