Death of a young man I knew :(

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Death of a young man I knew :(

Postby Raphael » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:58 am

I have had quite a shock today (well Saturday evening)- I was on the bus and saw a young fellow who used to work in an alternative shopping centre I go in and I asked after one of the young men (James) who worked Saturdays in there who I hadn't seen in ages. He told me James had died last year ( April 2010) in a road accident- he had been knocked off his motorbike by a car and died of his injuries that night. He was just 20 years old and planned to travel and was studying hairdressing and photography. I feel very sad to hear this as I liked James very much- he was such a smiley cheerful young man who was very creative and well liked by everyone who knew him. I used to chat to him a lot. I had wondered why I hadn't seen him in ages but just presumed he was busy at college and wasn't working there anymore.I will miss him.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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Re: Death of a young man I knew :(

Postby Saturn » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:56 am

What a sad story, and for someone so young to die in such a way is always a tragedy, and to not even know about it until much later is awful. So sorry for your loss Raphael.
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Re: Death of a young man I knew :(

Postby Raphael » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:01 pm

Thanks for your post Saturn. I couldn't say James was actually a friend because I didn't socialise with him (and I was old enough to be his mother!), just used to chat to him when I went in the shop- but we hit it off soon as he started working there and always had a good chinwag. I feel so sorry for his mother and friends and fellow students- I saw his Facebook page and they are all devastated. I have to say the shop isn't the same without him- he was such a smiley lad.
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what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Death of a young man I knew :(

Postby BrokenLyre » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:23 am

Sorry to hear that Raphael. People really are irreplaceable. Always a loss that can't be filled.
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Re: Death of a young man I knew :(

Postby Raphael » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:19 pm

Thank you Broken Lyre. This young man certainly is.
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what it is we are in what we make of you.

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