Such a tragedy

Garrett remembered for his passion for life, family and adventure
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Garrett Boak

HEARTFELT tributes have continued to flood in for Garrett Boak, who died in a car crash at Bowser last Thursday.

The 19-year-old Wangaratta resident has been described as a generous soul, a proud older brother and a much-loved son and friend.

His mother, Patricia Boak, shared memories with the Wangaratta Chronicle yesterday and said her son had an infectious zest for life.

“Following many months of special care and nurturing at Frances Perry House, Garrett was finally born at St Vincent’s Private in Fitzroy, a greatly anticipated birth,” she said.

“Garrett’s zest for life started early, he was off and running at eight months, had climbed out of his cot and was into a bed.

“He was never without a ball in his hands. He went to the footy and the cricket with his dad, he thrived with his swimming lessons, and was fearless on his bike, and trees were for climbing.

“For his second birthday he helped his dad dig his sandpit and on his fourth birthday they built the cubby house on stilts.

“His love and passion for books developed with the bed time stories read by his mum and this grew with him, devouring series after series.

“At his first sleep over as a young boy he packed his backpack with his books that he loved so dearly rather than packing lollies and toys.”


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