It is with great sadness that I post this, but Allspark member (and beloved brother) Pennpenn (Timothy John Pennington) passed away sometime between the 12th and 13th of September, 2019 at the age of 36. Timothy was a gentle, kind person, and it is a struggle to find the words to explain what is felt by their absence, nor to pay them appropriate tribute.
While I am his brother and have known him for as long as I have been alive, I only know so much about him. I know he loved Transformers, Games Workshop and Steven Universe, among other interests that we shared. Timothy was something of a private person, and as far as many people knew, kept to himself.
I’d had an inkling that he was on this (or another) TF forum for some time, but I hadn’t anticipated that he was this involved with this community. Given how long Timothy posted, how often he did, it’s obvious to me that he had friendships, memories and experiences here that are not something I was aware of.
So in paying respects to Pennpenn, I’d love to hear from you, either on this thread or privately, anything you feel defined him as a person. His jokes, his passions, the things that you remember him by. The things you loved or the things you found interesting. In seeing Timothy off, we want to make sure we have as full of a picture of the brother, son and friend we have all lost.
Additionally, if you knew him IRL, reside in the ACT area and would like to pay your respects, there will be a service held in the coming days. If you would like to attend please just message me and I will make whatever arrangements I can.
On the last note, without going in to too many details, I want to just tell anyone here still reading: If you ever need to reach out (for any reason), pease do it, and if you ever feel someone needs to be reached out to (for any reason), please do so. I know the world isolates us and keeps us apart, and that it is difficult to see one another as often as we’d like, especially in the flesh. But it is so important, now more than ever, that we care for one another, and that we make sure each other are safe.
I'm happy to talk with anyone who this affects, just know you are not alone in your grief should you feel any.
Thank you so much to you all.
Edited by happy miracle, 18 September 2019 - 02:30 AM.