Tuesday, 17 May 2011 - 5:11pm |
National News

Way family ask for privacy after loss of son and brother

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The family of former Nelson man Anthony Way have confirmed that they have been advised that Anthony died yesterday on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Anthony, who was known by many of his friends as 'Ant', grew up in Nelson, attending St Joseph's Primary School and Nelson College. He was 33 years old.

He left New Zealand eight years ago and has been working in Australia as a renderer.

Anthony's family described him as an avid gym-goer and a keen rugby player.

"Ant was one of those charismatic guys with an X-factor who drew people to him. He had a sharp sense of humour and would give you the shirt off his back. He was generous, positive and had the most captivating smile."

He is survived by his parents and elder brother, who live in Nelson and Blenheim.

The family plans to hold a memorial service on the Gold Coast, followed by a funeral in Nelson. The details of the Nelson service are yet to be finalised.

The circumstances around Anthony's death are the subject of a police investigation.

His family are devastated by the loss of their son and brother and ask that the media respect their privacy at this very difficult time.


Note: Correct spelling Anthony Way

Media inquiries to Detective Kelvin Heiford, Nelson Police, Ph 03 546 3840, or Tasman Police Communications Manager.