Thursday, November 12, 2009

R.I.P. Ronny

Lost a best mate to a car crash yesterday, 35 years old with a partner and three little kids.
Ronny applied for the job as our chef seven years ago and within a week we were best friends. He arrived with his partner Samantha in an old van with only the clothes on their backs, cooked for us for three years then started a landscape contracting business, bought a farm, built a house and did a hundred other things. Amazing man with such a zest for life, he gave me so much and I'll miss him terribly.
Every fish will be for you Ronny.

8 comments:

masterymistery said...

sorry for your loss
masterymistery at cosmic rapture

BBC said...

Sorry about your friend but it's a wonder any of us are here the next day being as we are always doing a lot of things that can kill us, like driving cars.

I have seen so much death that I just take it with a grain of salt, even mine, figure it will just be the last interesting I do here as Billy.

As a sort of minister that serves those that don't go to churches I've only done one death service so far, it was okay but I prefer to do marriages where we all go party and get drunk afterwords.

Well, I don't get drunk, I leave early after getting a buzz, but that is just me I guess.

chook said...

Cosmic.... thanks

Billy....I guess we are gregarious animals and I know my life is made up of different tiers of friends. Mates like Ronny you only get maybe five of in a lifetime and they have a real connection far beyond just knowing them as a person. So it's not a grain of salt, I feel like a part of my fabric is torn.

Shubhajit said...

Being a real man or say spiritual or see oneness in all doesn't mean we must abdicate our hearts. Heart should always be filled with tears. We know lose is inevitable but it is the crying heart from there the strength emerges.

Sorry for your lose.

johnny.b said...

This is so sad.
I'm gutted.
I look back at the times I shared with Ronny so fondly.
He always had alot of time for me and I always appreciated that more than he would know.
I feel blessed to have known him, but robbed that I wont see him again.
He will be missed the same way he was loved, like an older brother.
R.I.P my friend.

johnny.b said...

This is so sad.
I'm gutted.
I look back at the times I shared with Ronny so fondly.
He always had alot of time for me and I always appreciated that more than he would know.
I feel blessed to have known him, but robbed that I wont see him again.
He will be missed the same way he was loved, like an older brother.
R.I.P my friend.

chook said...

Shubhajit....thanks. I do find strength in grief. Loss is a way to gauge what you have.

Johnny....my heart goes out to you. We farewelled Ronny yesterday at his farm with family, friends, music, hangi food and lotsa beers and stories. He would have loved it!

BBC said...

Gregarious: Birds of a feather flock together.