Vale Stephen Peak, 1972-2006

I went to a memorial service today for one of the blokes who I went to school with. He died last week in his sleep while visiting a mate in Dublin.

We'd been in the same tute group and house throughout highschool, and while we weren't close, I did (and do) regard him as somebody who I could trust my life to.

The cause of death --- after an autopsy --- is apparently unknown. That's more than a little disturbing for me since we were very close in age (< 6 months iirc).

I saw his Dublin mate today at the service, he'd flown over here to say a eulogy..... quite an effort indeed, especially since Des had found Stephen in the morning. (Des --- thankyou).

I caught up with a few people who had also been at school with him, and it was good to see them. It was also good to see Stephen's older brother and his parents, to let them know (show them?) that they weren't alone.

Not that I could possibly have any concept of what it's like to bury a child or brother.

I'm still rattled.




Comments:

Hi - thank you so much for your writings. I am an old friend of Stephens from uni days and heard about his passing from the smh (via my mother - i live in the states now). i have desperately been trying to find out more information and this is the first info i could get. do they really have no idea what happened? that is terrifying and must be incredibly awful for his family to have no answers (although i guess it is an incredibly awful event regardless). i would truely appreciate any information you can provide. again, thanks for the post. Kate.

Posted by Kate on July 07, 2006 at 07:03 PM EST #

Hi Kate, I'm sorry to say that I don't know any more details than what I mentioned. I'll see what else I can find out. If you would like to email me directly that would probably be more efficacious than communicating via blog comment pages.

Posted by James McPherson on July 09, 2006 at 10:43 AM EST #

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