Loved ones of a 29-year-old tradie killed after being electrocuted while working in a roof have shared touching tributes online after the “funny, caring and gentle” man’s life support was switched off.
Dion Hallion was taken to hospital last Monday after being shocked while in the roof of Alexia Makeup Hair and Beauty in Goodwood, south of Adelaide, just after 2pm (local time), 7News reported.
Paramedics revived him at the scene and transported him to Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition, where he remained being treated until Saturday when he passed away.
His long-term girlfriend, Bee Moran, shared her grief to Facebook following his death, uploading a slideshow of photo memories from their time together.
“My boy. My favourite boy. I’ll see you on the other side and I know you will wait for me. I love you forever,” she wrote in a post on Saturday evening.
Ms Moran told The Advertiser she was not expecting the breakfast they shared on Monday morning to be their last.
“We did our morning ritual of breakfast and coffee, said we loved each other before we went off to our days, I guess you just don’t really expect it to be the last one,” she told the publication.
“It doesn’t make anything easier, but at least I don’t have the regret of not saying what I wanted to say. He knew that he was loved by me and I knew he was happy.”
More than 100 people expressed their condolences in comments to her Facebook post, which received close to 300 reactions.
“Heartbreaking! What a funny, caring, gentle soul he was. And how lucky you two were to have such precious time with each other,” one person said.
“And what a beautiful boy he was! Sending all my love to you Bee,” another wrote.
“I'll f***ing miss you mate. We're right there with you Bee,” a third said.
Dodgeball community mourns loss
Mr Hallion was a member of the tight-knit local dodgeball community, which has established a GoFundMe account in support of his family and loved ones.
“On the 3rd of October 2020 our community lost Dion Hallion. He left many friends, family and loved ones behind who are still processing their loss,” the page read.
“Unfortunately life doesn't pause in these times of grief. We wish to support his loved ones through this trying time, by giving them financial relief, so that they can take the time to grieve and process their loss.”
Ms Moran offered a “big thanks” to the community for its support, writing she hoped when others needed it, she would be able to repay the favour.
“I hope that when the time comes I will try my best to be there for everyone else,” she wrote to the page.
At the time of publication, more than $8,000 of the fundraiser’s $10,000 goal has been raised since it was established.
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