The senseless death of a friend of ours on Monday 19 August 2013, will haunt not just his family but his friends for a very long time.

It is difficult for us to come to terms with the fact that Chris is gone, hit by a train at Tooting Bec station  2.20 pm, in one single flash he was here and within the blink of an eye he was gone.

Whether you know the individual or not it is extremely hard to begin to understand why these kind of incident occur and doubly difficult when that person he’s someone that you know from the age of 4.  Chris grew up before my eyes, played with my children, when to school together and get into mischief as most children do.

I find it rather difficult to understand why he would have to die this way and yet I cannot be judgmental where he his concern as I have no idea what was going through his head at the time that the incident occur.  However, when a child passed before their parent is not the natural order of things.

Chris death has left a gaping hole in the lives of so many people and I would like to take this opportunity to tell all the young people out there that believe that they cannot face life anymore, for whatever reason, please talk to someone about the problem let us find a way to help you cope in a world that is troubled and full of strife, taking one’s life is never the answer as there are too many questions left when you are gone.

Irrespective of what the coroner report determine, we can and will never be able to understand that such a lovely person is gone and we did not have the opportunity to give him whatever help he may have needed.

Through the tears and pain all that is left for me to do is to say rest in peace Chris I have no idea why you choose that path and your memory will live on in our heart forever, we will always love you in this life and the next.

By Sandrea