Tom’s parents attended the memorial assembly and requested his friends words be published on our website...
First of all, I would like to say how much I appreciate the kind words that you have all said about Tom. Yesterday when Mrs Fawley informed us that Tom had passed away, I have never felt so heartbroken in all my life. I felt like my heard had been ripped out of my chest. I must have sat at my desk for 5 minutes in a complete state of shock.
I can’t accept the sad fact that I’ve lost someone so close to me. I can’t begin to think of the loss and pain Tom’s family must be going through at the moment. My love and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
I was so proud to have him as my best mate. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. Tom, to me was like my little brother. The thing that hurts the most is that I was so looking forward to seeing him well again and that won’t happen now.
The most important thing about Tom was that he was a fighter and he never let his condition take his happiness away, but in the end it got the better of him. It’s so horrible to realise that someone so innocent and lovely could be taken from us.
And Tom, I want you to know I love you so much mate, you will be missed by everyone of us.
Rest in Peace little man.