A dad’s death has sparked an outpouring of grief and affection in the Northern Territory.
Key points:The father of four was shot dead in a parking lot near the town of Mangere in the Southern HighlandsKey points:”My dad was a good man and a good father.
He did everything he could for his family and the people in the community”Tanya, his sister saidThey wrote about him on social media, on their own time and at their own expense.”
He was a nice guy,” Tanya said.”
A great man.
I have never seen him sad and sad in his life.”
The father’s family and friends gathered in a park in the town’s town centre on Saturday afternoon to mourn the death of the 34-year-old father of five.
“I am really devastated by what happened,” said Tanya.
“My dad did everything, he was a decent man and he did everything for his community.”
The community is really heartbroken by this.
“The park was empty, with only the sound of a car honking nearby.
Tanya and her sister were sitting on a bench and looked over at the man they had known for a decade.”
It was a shock to me. “
He looked at us and he said, ‘I’ve had a few problems, my name is Gary’.”
It was a shock to me.
It was just one of those things that you just know happened.
“Gary was a really good man, very quiet, just a good guy.”
Tanya said her father was known to be a father figure to her and her three younger siblings.
“They all went to school with him, so I remember when we were little, I remember my dad coming over to us, sitting on the bench and just sitting with us,” she said.’
He was just a nice, gentle man’The family is grieving for the loss of their father, but Tanya believes they are doing the right thing by the community.
The story of the man who was killed on Saturday evening has already been shared on Facebook more than 20,000 times, with almost 100,000 people commenting.
Tanya is thankful for the outpouring and said it was the kind of community support that they would never get in the past.
“When people are on their knees and they are crying they know that they are supporting the community, they know what their role is, and it really helps the community,” she added.
“We are doing what we can for our community.
We are not asking for anything, we are just doing what is right for our family.”
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