Tuesday, May 01, 2007

rest in peace Timmy


Timmy seen above at the front of Xtreme on the way back from a staff trip to St. Martin worked with Adventure Antigua for a short time back in Feb and March last year. Mostly he worked on the Eco Tour with Captain Shamel who was running the show at the time. He came to work with my company when i had to go off for my third knee operation.

This weekend he was killed in Miami when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by another car. He was going pretty fast and wasn't wearing a helmet. The car sped off leaving him to pass away on the side of the road. There couldn't be a more horrible end for such a young person whatever you thought of him. I feel as though i have to say a few things here about him as many of my crew were very close to him as were many others in antigua.
Last night i spoke to a young friend who said that she couldn't stop crying and i know that this terrible accident has had the same impact on many...some of whom didn't even know him.
I knew him and don't want to say too much other than to say that he was a happy person who had the ability to liven up a situation. His smile was friendly and his manner calm. Some think that he made some very bad decisions over the past few years, but i think like many teens who have had a rough time along the way, Timmy had the integrity inside him to mature and come out a better person. It is just so sad that he couldnt achieve this. Many things in life are yet to be accomplished and we all should think for a second about how fragile and how short life really is. "Live ya life.....", is something that Timmy is known to have said very often and one of the saddest things about this is that he didn't get a chance to live a long healthy and fullfilling life. He will be missed by many.

4 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

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jill fuller said...

ziaxcgoso many young people all over the caribbean, the US, Canada, and Europe are devastated by the tragic news of Timmy's death. I remember the first time I ever saw him... he was picking up some stocks for the boat and was there waiting when I arrived at the rendezvous point, car door open, music playing. He jumped out when i pulled up and gave me such a dazzling smile. We never talked much but he was always respectful and polite to me and was a good ambassador for the company with our many international guests. As for the kids i have been speaking to, they remember him as someone who knew every little thing about them.. he went out of his way to be empathetic and supportive to them - and he was fun! he seems to have been a kid who endured much hardship and received much kindness. whole families here are grieving. his adult life was ahead of him and he had almost finished flight school, which he'd been applying for when he worked for us. what a terrible shame he was not given the chance to live his life for a longer time...who knows what kind of a man he may have become... my condolences to all who are suffering his loss...

Images By Jax said...

that was very nice of you to post something in his memory. I never knew him, but I worked with his father and so did my husband. No parent should ever have to outlive their child/children. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and I hope they find peace and the strength to continue living. It's a pain that won't ever go away, but each day will get better. I was told this by a friend who lost her 7 year old son about 2 years ago.

jedi said...

The perfect person is not the one who dose everything perfect...
its the one that dosen't care how perfect they are, hey Timmy my friend, you will be missed bro

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