The Byron Shire community was very sad to hear of the passing of Brook Angel last Thursday.
Brook had a diving accident on Tuesday February 19 and became unconscious in the Brunswick River. He passed away on Thursday in the Tweed Hospital without regaining consciousness.
Brook grew up and went to school in the Byron Shire – he was an animal lover and he had a passion for learning about the ‘big’ questions.
Brook, who was 18, loved permaculture, he was a seed gatherer, a mycelium lover, a tool collector, a snake charmer, a yogi, and a water baby who loved swimming, surfing, diving and fishing.
Brook was a loving, caring son to Kristy Angel and Pete Watkins and a wonderful brother to Ruby, Meran and Alira.
He was a treasured friend to people and animals.
Brook’s family want to express their gratitude to all of those people who helped and looked after Brook last Tuesday and the staff at the Tweed Heads Hospital. ‘He was an all-round beautiful boy,’ they said.
A memorial ceremony will be held at the Brunswick Heads Banner Park tomorrow, Tuesday 26 February at 1.30pm.
Brook’s family ask that you bring flowers or something natural to give to the river.
This ceremony is separate from his funeral, for which a date is yet to be set.