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Operation Burnside- Message From The Family Of Shayne Sime

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30 June 2009 - To the community of Christchurch and people of New Zealand, our extended family and friends;

Shayne was a much loved member of this family; he was a loving son, a loving brother, a loving dad to his two sons and a good person. We loved him and will miss him.

We wish to recognise and apologise to other people who were hurt and everyone else affected in the last few days.

Due to head trauma when he was 24 years old, Shayne developed a spinal disorder which over time wasted his muscles to where he was confined in a wheel chair. His cheeky sense of humour was instrumental in giving him the strength to survive against adversity.

Before his accident Shayne was a fisherman who loved his work. He was into karate and was nearly a black belt; he loved it. After his accident he worked out at a gym when he could, particularly at Burwood Hospital, which was very supportive.

Shayne and his mother were in regular contact by text most days and very regular visits to each other's houses. She last saw him on last Friday.

We just know we loved him and will miss him.

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