Eamonn was brilliantly funny, uniquely generous, unusually handsome, a trickster, a lover of animals, talented at impressions, a man with an incredible memory, he was a lover of music, he was extremely knowledgeable about films, cars, politics, language, and he had a poetic unpretentious way with words unlike any person I have ever met.
Eamonn could communicate as easily with a musician as he could with a businessman. Eamonn grew up in a family who sought out opportunities to connect with people across many backgrounds and walks of life, and as an adult, Eamonn lived a life that seamlessly blended with all the communities he was part of.
Eamonn was effortlessly witty without being deriviative, and he was a man of absurdly and wonderfully diverse tastes. Eamonn had the most diverse group of friends of anyone I ever knew. He saw through age differences, worldviews, disabilities, cultural, financial or ethnic backgrounds to the center of what’s most important in life; the idomnitable curiosity for a truer vision of love.
Eamonn’s life had many happy times, and even in his darkest times, his true nature could be seen in his humour and desire to be understood. I think a celebration of his life is why we are here today but I also think his death will be a learning experience for everyone in his life and possibly for many more people who he has touched somehow or who share a similiar life. Eamonn’s death is simply the saddest moment of my entire life, but I know through mindfulness we can render him in our hearts and minds, keeping his beautiful soul with us in the truer moments of our lives.
- Aleks Berland