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A husband and wife and another man were the people killed in a motorcycle collision east of Christchurch yesterday afternoon.

Police named the three as Martyn Hartley, 48, Kaye Hartley, 35, and Nigel Hannington, 44, all from Christchurch.

That's Kaye who I used to go out with, whose wedding I attended earlier this year.

Shit shit shit shit.

Emotional crash immenent!!!!

The shower was running when I saw the article anyway, so I continued with that after calling my parents, and trying K&M's place just in case.

Waiting for tomorrows paper, which will probably have the death notice, before trying to hit the old workplace grapevine. I have very few contact details for anyone, but I know Kaye typically kept her work friends and family very separate and someone has to put the word out. The place is probably closed over the break and anyway a lot of people don't work there any more.

I keep catching myself thinking 'It could be another couple from Christchurch with exactly the same name and ages who ride a motorbike' and stopping myself.

I'm going to call another couple of people for the sake of making human contact, then hope there's something on TV.

Ahh, here we go - progressing from 'numb' to 'crying'

From Kaye and Martyn's Wedding

Date: 2008-12-28 06:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
*hug* I'm sorry to hear that.

Date: 2008-12-28 07:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh, fuck.

*big tight hugs*

Date: 2008-12-28 08:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Hugs from me too.

Date: 2008-12-28 08:40 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Robert, I'm so sorry.

Date: 2008-12-28 09:48 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
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Oh no! Very sorry

Date: 2008-12-28 10:36 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
:-( That's awful.

This is one of those things that scares me the most. A momentary poor decision or just bad luck, and it's all over. I'm actually really terrified of traffic. Somehow I feel fine when I'm driving, but I am always weary of other vehicles, especially when I'm walking or cycling.

Date: 2009-09-05 08:21 pm (UTC)From: (Anonymous)
It was my childrens father that was also killed in that horrendous accident..9 months later and I am still trying to come to terms with it for many reasons, My children are now fatherless. Today is Fathers Day, one of the many days that they have to go through and remember their father is no longer with us, they have many yet to come. My heart aches for them.
RIP Nigel.

Date: 2009-09-05 10:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry for your and their loss as well :( Martyn also had two children by a previous marriage, although I admit I can't remember their names (having met them all of twice).


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