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Old 06-25-07, 05:49 PM   #1
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R.I.P. rev.monkey

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but my friend rev.monkey, Alfred W, has passed away this morning, around 10 am est.

Yesterday, June 24th, he was going home from Markham Centennial Skatepark, riding a new bmx (brakeless), and he was riding in the parking lot of Markville Mall across the street when a car backed into him, after which he fell on the back of his head, around 3-4pm on Sunday, June 24th, his 18th birthday.

He sustained severe head injuries and was put in a drug-induced coma for the following night. Doctors tried to open up his head to ease the swelling, but they weren't optimistic about the results in any case. Brain stem activity was about zero, according to doctors, and so the next morning he was taken off the drugs and he subsequently passed away.

He was a great influence to me, and pretty much got me into mountain biking, and drumming, I might add. A great, sometimes sarcastic friend, he was always great to be around and at the dirt jumps, he was pretty much known as "the mechanic". He was registered to go to Centennial College for Aviation Maintenance, and also knew his way around a bike as well - teaching many friends about how to do certain things. And he was in Air Cadets and met many people at summer camp... He just got his bmx, sold his old p2, and started to really have fun @ the skatepark with mike and co.

His funeral and viewing has not been set yet, but it will be sometime next week, after the long weekend. Could be the weekend after, but it could be a weekday, like tuesday or wednesday - more details will come as the dust settles.

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Old 06-25-07, 05:53 PM   #2
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sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but my friend rev.monkey, Alfred W, has passed away this morning, around 10 am est.

Yesterday, June 24th, he was going home from Markham Centennial Skatepark, riding a new bmx (brakeless), and he was riding in the parking lot of Markville Mall across the street when a car backed into him, after which he fell on the back of his head.

He sustained severe head injuries and was put in a drug-induced coma for the following night. Doctors tried to open up his head to ease the swelling, but they weren't optimistic about the results in any case. Brain stem activity was about zero, according to doctors, and so the next morning he was taken off the drugs and he subsequently passed away.

He was a great influence to me, and pretty much got me into mountain biking, and drumming, I might add. A great, sometimes sarcastic friend, he was always great to be around and at the dirt jumps, he was pretty much "the mechanic". He was registered to go to Centennial College for Aviation Maintenance, and also knew his way around a bike as well - teaching many friends about how to do certain things. And he was in Air Cadets and met many people at summer camp... He just got his bmx, sold his old p2, and started to really have fun @ the skatepark with mike and co.

His funeral and viewing has not been set yet, but it will be sometime next week, after the long weekend. Could be the weekend after, but it could be a weekday, like tuesday or wednesday - more details will come as the dust settles.
Damn.

He was a friend, and a good student. He will be SORELY MISSED.

Please extend my sympathies to his family - not that they know me




Please folks no safety questions / debates. Just pay your respects.
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Old 06-25-07, 06:03 PM   #3
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What a terrible shame.

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I dont know what to say.....

Im sorry for the loss of your friend.
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I am very, very sorry to hear this. I don't know what else to say.
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That's why he wasn't on Steam this afternoon.

My condolences to the family.

Bye, rev.
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I'm sorry for the loss. I never like to hear stories like this. It does remind me not to take every waking hour for granted, however.
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Awww man. It could have been any one of us.

Condolences to the family.
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Such a tragic loss. I will pray for him, his family, & friends.
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How very sad. Thank you, cream.soda, for sharing with us. I know you'll miss him. My thoughts go to his family and friends.
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Such a young man...that is heartbreaking to hear. So sorry.
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Is this al.wong/wonginator?
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Really sorry to hear this and for the loss of your friend. We will all surly miss him. My condolences to the family.
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I'm so sorry to hear this Prayers and love to his family.
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I'm very sorry about the loss of your friend. At the same time, each time I read about someone who is killed doing something they love (riding a bike, sky diving, serving in the Marines) I think about the alternative. Give up the things we love. Stay home. Hide under our beds.

And, as sad as it is for someone to lose their life so young, living life to the fullest, doing the things we love...that is what living is really for...hiding from life to be "safe" would not be much of a life at all.
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Yes, it is.

Condolences to his family and you as well, cream.
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It most certainly will be. I just thought for the time being it would get more attention if it weren't stickied. Personally I rarely notice stickies. It was not moved out of disrespect.
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At a loss for words right now. What a terrible thing to happen to such a bright young light. Please let his friends and family know that all of his frineds here on the Forums are holding Alfred in our thoughts and prayers.
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Holy crap, this is horrible... I don't know the guy and I still feel really bad, I can't imagine what it's like for people who really knew him. Well I guess I could cause I had a friend pass away last year in a motorcycle accident.

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