A 32-year-old Perth man killed after crashing his scooter into a church on Bali’s south coast has been remembered as a “beautiful soul”.
Callan Everts was on holiday riding scooters with two of his best friends when he lost control and crashed into the wall of the church yesterday morning.
It’s believed the trio were on their way back to the villa they were staying at in Canggu, north Kuta, when the crash happened.
The real estate valuer lost consciousness and received a critical injury to the back of his head.
He was transported to hospital where he later died.
The young man’s family have told that despite reports to the contrary, he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
His older sister, Michelle Everts, told the ABC the family was beyond devastated over Mr Everts’ death.
“He was an absolute gentleman, a professional, and a real family man,” she said.
“We’d like to make it clear he was wearing a helmet.”
In a touching Facebook tribute to her “baby brother”, Ms Everts said she wanted the world to know a truly beautiful soul had been ripped away.
“Callan you were a beautiful soul, so kind, so genuinely caring, so loving, so generous,” she wrote.
“You were always there for me, you’d drop everything if I needed your help and in addition to being a most beautiful brother. You made such an effort to be a fabulous uncle to your nieces and nephews.
“Please, please don’t let this be true, please come back home to us my darling brother.
“I cannot bear the thought of the world without you. Please shine down on us from heaven, please God give us strength. I love you so much, always and forever xxx.”
Ms Everts said her family almost lost her brother in an accident when he was 16, but he pulled trough to bless them with 16 more years.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) confirmed to Yahoo7 it was providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian man who died in Bali.