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Speaker: My brother, my hero

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  • Russell Brown,

    Thanks for writing this, Amberleigh. If this is a step towards making some peace with your loss, I'm doubly happy about having it here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Amberleigh Jack,

    Thanks Russell - I've been wanting to put something down for a while - It's good to have a welcome home for it :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2012 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Beautifully written. Particularly poignant for me since the loss of my best friend, who seemed to share many of Barney's fine qualities. The ability with people, to accept and draw them closer. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Amberleigh Jack,

    If you're wondering who he was - Great interview with an impressively sensationalist headline: http://www.vice.com/read/i-worked-out-how-to-remotely-weaponise-a-pacemaker

    Auckland • Since Nov 2012 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    A shocking, tragic loss. Thank you for giving us this, Amberleigh. I hope the mystery surrounding his death is resolved for your family, too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Maybe all sisters say that. Maybe it's our job to believe such things. I don't know

    I know one or two younger brothers who might feel the same about their elder sisters. Just saying.

    That...and thanks.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Amberleigh Jack, in reply to Don Christie,

    I think you're probably right. It's a special kind of relationship, that's for sure.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2012 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Amberleigh Jack,

    As someone who is the eldest (in a family of 6 sibs) may I note that younger siblings feel differently according to a) upbringing (one of my sibs was ‘given’ to her grandparents to bring up) and position in the family order. And – you miss sibs a great deal once they are dead, reguardless of their accomplishments-

    be well-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Amberleigh, your brother sounds so awesome, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    I don't know how I would manage without any of my siblings. Losing them would break my whole world.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Lauria,

    Amberleigh, I'm sorry for your loss. Barnes was so full of life, I'll never forget his energy, his humor, and his ability to make friends everywhere...people loved to be in his presence. He was here with us all for a short time, but he made such an impact on those who knew him.

    Since Oct 2013 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • rich2626,

    It was good too read this,i only met him once,but i could tell he was a great guy! I remember seeing it on the news,and getting a shock.So sorry for your loss.

    Since Oct 2013 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Losing a sibling unexpectedly is very hard, shocking, tragic. Sympathy and sadness.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2091 posts Report Reply

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