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Sad News on Aithley's behalf

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Not sure if i am doing this correctly. But i think it is how Aithley explained it to me. I am her brother Adrian she said she mentioned me a few times so you would know somewhat about me. I never thought i would have to actually write a note on her page, My parents got a phone call from a hospital in Cape Town.

Not sure if she mentioned about going to Johannesburg with her roommate. I forget her name. For the weekend, The girls were beaten and lets not get into details. But their bodies were sent back to Cape town, Aithley and her friend were in coma. They were in life supports, They were doing some tests on the girls to see if it was worthwhile to keep them on life support, Aithley condition she was brain dead and showed no life, so they took her off the machine, and my poor baby sister gone just like that. The room mate still has a chance she showed some life, so there is still some hope for her. Aithley body is planned to be shipped to England tomorrow evening.

She was telling me how great it was working in South Africa, alot better than other places, she has worked, She told me about how she fancied David. I never knew someone like her, she was one of those people that was a light in my meaning, she never had any enemies, there were those who judged her on the outside, but she didn't care she made easily friends, and i see even the time she has been on this site, she has made a ton of friends too. That was my sister, she had a big heart, and now she is taken away from me, She was so happy to be a bridesmaid at my wedding, now she gets no chance, no chance of actual love, or to build a family of her own. My kids would never know how special their aunt was, this news has come to us such a shock, we just don't know how to deal with it, tomorrow when viewing her i believe it will hit us really hard.

Aithley Anne Riley C.
29th September 1987 - 27th November 2012
Aged 25
Survived by her parents , brother (and sister in law), and friends.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNYD97 8/11/2013 7:13PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you through the years ahead

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JOYCECAIN 1/6/2013 3:04PM

    I am saddened at your loss. Blessings to you and your family.

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JENIYE_707 12/29/2012 6:17PM

    I never knew your sister. But i did read her spark page a couple of times. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. I hope that you will stay on this site and keep her memory alive. I can tell by what you wrote you are a great brother and you loved her alot. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. emoticon

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MACILINN 12/27/2012 5:11AM

    Thank you for taking the time to share this w/us. I didn't know her but I can tell you really loved her, What a tragic story. We at sparks really do get to care about each other that was nice of you to care too. Take care, and I am so sorry for you and your familys loss.

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DRAGONFLY126 12/26/2012 8:44PM

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Know you were Blessed by her light. I shall light a candle for her and the family. emoticon emoticon

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SAMMYDIZZLE81 12/17/2012 4:30PM

    I just logged on to Spark after a short hiatus...I am saddened by the news. So sorry for your loss...her sparkle will be missed.

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GODZDESIGN95 12/12/2012 6:48PM

    emoticon I am sorry for your loss I will pray for the family.

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GETTINGSERIOUS 12/11/2012 10:36PM

    So sorry about your loss. Praying for you!

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STEVIEBEE569 12/3/2012 3:22AM

    So, Sorry for your lost! May God give you & your family strength during this time!

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2BDYNAMIC 12/2/2012 3:48PM

    Hard to find words w/ the tears that keep streaming down my face ............. I just can't imagine how or why people can do the things they do to others. I send extreme empathy and hugs to you! ............... so sorry,........... Jan emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 12/2/2012 3:36PM

    So very sorry for your family's loss..I too have a daughter who is the same age so it breaks my heart to hear of such a young vibrant woman leaving this earth. Many prayers going out to you all.

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MYJUNIEMOON 12/2/2012 1:24PM

    May you and your family find peace.
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LOVESLIFE48 12/2/2012 10:12AM

    I'm so, so sorry for you loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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RAINBOW_LADY 12/2/2012 1:52AM

  My thoughts are with you and your family at this terrible time

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GINGERPAWZ 12/1/2012 5:55PM

    I am so emoticon to hear about your sisters death. I know how it is to lose someone you love very much at such an young age. My first husband died in an Auto accident when he was 21. You will never forget her and will always remember things that happened at different times of the year.

My emoticon s are with you in this sad time.

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REENSKI 12/1/2012 3:22PM

    Sovery soory for your loss.
Hugs and prayers to you and all friends and family.
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AMYBELLES 12/1/2012 1:40PM

    I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Aithley's tragic death. My heart goes out to you and your family, Adrian. I feel very sorry that I did not get to know your sister - i was on her challenge team in October, but I had dropped out of SP for two months, and never had the chance to get to know her. That was my loss. I can see what a special and incredible young woman she was -so caring and motivating to manyin the short time she was on this site! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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NORASPAT 11/30/2012 11:49PM

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your little sister.
So very sorry indeed that such a wonderful young woman was taken from us, she had such potential. Always keep her memory secure and do share as much as you can with your children. Thanks for being so brave as to let us all know about this and post this blog for us to share you and your families sorrow.
Stay strong, ((HUGS)) Pat in Maine U.S.A. Originally From Middlesborough England. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKEEWEE2MEK 11/30/2012 9:09PM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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PICKIE98 11/30/2012 6:54PM

    May you and your family find the healing and strength that will help you through this unthinkable tragedy. Know that we, as a community, share your sorrow and hope that you let your family know about the thousands of lives your sister touched, just be being a part of us.
You will be the person to share her life with your children. Gentle hugs to you and emoticon yours, dear Adrian.

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SURVIVOR61 11/30/2012 4:46PM

    Hi Adrian, IMAVISION is right about keeping your sisters memory alive for the sake of your children. I too lost a younger sibling, it does get easier, but you never really get over the grief of loosing someone you loved and grew up with...I will keep you and your family in my prayers this Holiday season for we here at Spark People share in you loss of a beautiful SPARK that has gone out.... emoticon

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ROSALIEESTHER 11/30/2012 2:24PM

    So very very sorry to hear of your loss and the suffering your sister and her friend experienced. Truly grateful to you for writing this moving blog. I hope you are well and that you have support.

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ESILBO 11/30/2012 2:15PM


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TWNOMWE 11/30/2012 12:39PM

    emoticon It is such a senseless loss and my heat goes out to all of your family. May God keep her soul safe and comfort all your family.

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ARUNNINGKAT 11/30/2012 11:40AM

    So very sorry for your loss. emoticon

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HALINHALF 11/30/2012 10:44AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this!

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MISSBEX24 11/30/2012 10:26AM

    I have never connected with her on here, but saw the news from someone else's page... How sad for you and your family. And for the world to have lost such a young woman who, from what I've seen on here, was a wonderful person.

Your family is in my thoughts.

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CAROLJ35 11/30/2012 10:21AM

    Such a sad story! Such a loved person!

I am so sorry for your family. God Bless all of you!

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SHIROIHANA 11/30/2012 10:17AM

    OMG, what a horrible tragedy. Adrian, I am truly sorry for your loss. You, your family and her roommate are in my prayers.

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CLAIREESE 11/30/2012 9:28AM

    Such a cruel world out there. My heart is saddened and may God heal the pain you and your parents are going through. Short life for Aithley on earth, but she is really happy, never ever any pain or tears, where she is now with the Lord. Thanks so much for alerting the SparkPeople family. God Bless You and your families. emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 11/30/2012 2:35AM

    OMGosh...I am so so thoughts and prayers are with you all

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KALISWALKER 11/30/2012 12:01AM

    My condolences to you and your family.


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JACKIE542 11/29/2012 10:57PM

    So sorry! emoticon

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COLLEGEGIRL909 11/29/2012 10:10PM

    Sooo sorry for you lost praying for you and your family emoticon

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BRANDTSGIRL 11/29/2012 10:08PM

    I did not know your sister, but i'm so ,sorry this has happened to her and your family my prayers are with your all who are concerned.

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 11/29/2012 9:25PM

    I am so sorry . . . emoticon

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BLUEBIRDSFLY 11/29/2012 9:21PM

    I am so deeply sorry that your sister and your parents' child lost her life in such a violent way. It is beyond comprehension. I know that Aithley is at peace now and I hope with time that you and your family will somehow find peace as well as I am sure that is what she would have wanted. My condolescences to both you and your family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Many blessings for you and your family. May God keep you close.

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    There are no words to describe such a senseless loss. She was such a sweet and positive person - we will truly miss her. Thank you for letting us know - our prayers are with you and your family.
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ZACEVETOB 11/29/2012 8:25PM

    This is just to terrible for words, My heart goes out to you Adrian and your family. 25 years such a young age to be taken away. I hope you are able to find the peace and comfort from the cherished memories you had of her despite how hard this may be. emoticon

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IMAVISION 11/29/2012 7:59PM

    Please accept my deepest sympathy at the murder of your beloved sister, Adrian. Having lost an older brother to death at age twenty-nine, I know some of the pain you are experiencing at the loss of your cherished little sister, Aithley.

Try hard to keep Aithley's memory alive for your children, Adrian. There will be a healing of sorts from her loss (although you will always grieve her loss in this life), for the adults when sharing her memory in such a real way with the younger generation.

We did that with my beloved brother & even though our children did not have the blessing of growing up being around their Uncle, they knew him for the good & godly man that he was. The real joy is knowing that one day in Heaven they will meet him in the presence of our Lord God.

Please know that my sincere prayers for God's peace & comfort are being lifted on behalf of your parents & you: as well as all others who were blessed to have their lives touched by Aithley.

May the Lord God bless you with extra strength & courage over the coming days, as you stand strong for your family, Adrian.


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_LINDA 11/29/2012 7:24PM

    So very, very sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine the sorrow and shock your family feels. You are in my thoughts..
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PATTOMMC3 11/29/2012 7:22PM

    My heart breaks for you and your family....

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STROMSP 11/29/2012 7:14PM

  Adrian, I am so very sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

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LINDA! 11/29/2012 7:06PM

    My prayers are for you and your family. emoticon

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SERENEART 11/29/2012 6:04PM


Thank you for letting us know. Sending my deepest sympathies to your family during this time and prayers. Also, praying that her friend will survive.


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DWEBI09 11/29/2012 5:27PM

    Such senseless tragedy. So sorry for the everyones loss!

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TWINKS55 11/29/2012 4:46PM

    Thank you Adrian for coming here and letting us know what happened. It must be so hard to lose Aithley in such a senseless way. I feel for you and your family. Aithley was as beautiful as you have said here. So many thoughts and prayers are being said for you and your family at this time of such deep sadness.

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CASEYTALK 11/29/2012 3:35PM


I am so sorry.

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DALI3519 11/29/2012 3:14PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss! My prayers go out to you and your family...may God bless you all and give you the strength to deal with the loss of your sister.

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