27 February, 2007

State of shock

I'm very sad and shocked right now. A workmate had a bicycle accident over the weekend, was in a coma for a day and has now passed away.

I didn't work directly with him (different departments), but we were on a committee together, as well as having a similar extra role (which meant we had several lots of training together). We (the people in the extra role) got to know each other quite well and our friend was a very friendly and happy person.

I'm told it was probably a blessing that he died, as he would have had very severe brain damage if he'd lived, but it's all pretty heartbreaking when you hear that it's his youngest child's first birthday tomorrow. I really feel for his family.

9 comments:

h&b said...

oh, how awful :(

Such bad/sad things that happen every day to good people.

It's surreal.

meggie said...

Oh how sad for you. I know what they mean though, about not living a life in that bad way.

Hug your loved ones.

velcro said...

his poor poor family, my heart goes out to them.

Tracey Petersen said...

So sad. Makes you take your own time more seriously, doesn't it? I feel for his loved ones.

Robin said...

That's just awful. Hearing this makes me so sad, particularly for the children.

Give your kid an extra kiss tonight.

The Phosgene Kid said...

What can I say?

caramaena said...

Thanks for your comments everyone. I certainly gave Chickie lots of extra kisses and cuddles.

Charm School Reject said...

Its terrible when we have to face our own mortality. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your co-workers and his family!

Oh great One said...

That's terrible. I feel so awful for the family.