Hiya Rafe its Gaz
Now that the utter disbelief of your loss has set it a little more (i’m still not really excepting it), I can only smile when i think of you, as I flick back through all the great memories i have of spending time with you in our earlier days.
It’s amazing how clear these memories have become since you passed away and i like to think that in some way your energy is the reason behind the clarity.
At Nethergreen we were great friends and great rivals. Every lunch time we gave our all against each other in the Jubb vs Taylor football matches, soon as the whistle blew we were best mates again- loved it man! (you took defeat so gracefully on a daily basis!)
I even had my first beer with you at Ed Steven’s house, remember that? These are priceless memories that shape your adulthood and i’m so fortunate to have shared so many with you!
Although the time we spent together over the past few years has been slim, whenever we did meet we were always on great terms and i never once took that for granted.
The thing that gets to me is i cant remember the last time i saw you, but i’m sure it will come to me one day on the toilet or something.
Like so many others, I’ll remember you forever.
Love to Mick, Sue, Max and Sarah and especially to you Rafe.
God bless mate
Some photos of Rafe from his family website.
Still missing you big man.
me too homey, but you already knew that!
Another year passed and you’re still sorely missed Rayray, hope you know it?! Off to New Zealand soon, following my dream and still living life to its fullest.
Walking in the footsteps of a giant.