Melissa Mannion May 30th, 2008
This is one of the few times that I am at a loss for words. Most people who have met me during the past few years will be familiar with my colleague and friend, Trent. Chances are that if I photographed your wedding you met this larger than life (literally and metaphorically) character. He had an infectious sense of humour and a joy for life that was unforgetable. As many of you will know by now Trent passed away in Africa this week. To say that his loss has created a sense of shock and devastation in those who knew him is a terrible understatement.
I want to thank everyone who has sent me an email offering their sypmathy in the past few days, I really appreciate it and plan to print them out and send them to his family in New Zealand to let them know how much of an impact their son had on people half way across the world.
Their will be a candlelight memorial service most likely on Tuesday evening, the 3rd of June, in Salthill. The details when they are definite will be announced on Galway Bay FM, Galway First newspaper and on Trent’s own website: www.trentkeegan.com
To sum up Trent’s character I will use one of his own terms…He was fan-bloody-tastic and will live on in the hearts of many people around the globe.