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For the love of 'Adi'

By Mum, Dad, sisters and family

In September 2010 our beautiful son, brother and uncle was pronounced brain dead from a Colloid cyst which had grown in the centre of his brain since he was born.

We had always talked about organ donation since Adrian's uncle Simon had passed away in 1993 as Simon was an organ donor. We followed Adrian's courageous, unselfish wishes, and his healthy body was used to save many lives. We were all thankful to have had the time with Adrian in the hospital before the organ retrieval for us to love and hold him. His sisters Natalie, Jill and Nat's partner Gary, had fun reminiscing and being able to take hand prints.

It was sad for Adi's youngest sister Alyse and her fiancé Pate as they were in Norfolk Island and unable to get there in time to be with him at the hospital. His niece Lara, and nephews Zac and Jake talk about uncle Adi every day and they make us laugh with their stories.

Adi had just started an apprenticeship as a builders' carpenter. He loved his new job! He travelled to Germany in 2007 where he learnt to snowboard in Switzerland, rode a scooter in France and searched for ancestors in Scotland.

Adrian had many friends; three were like brothers to him, Kettle, Sheedy and Morrie. Whether fishing, shooting or playing the Playstation, Adrian always made time for his mates.

Being best man in Morrie's wedding was one of the highlights in Adi's life. We had his funeral service at home where he loved to be, and we gave him a great send off.

His faithful hound Zharn is ours to look after now for Adi. Forever in our hearts and memories. Forever loved.