Tributes flow for Geraldton man Brody Boyle
Brody Boyle had been at a mate’s all-night 21st birthday party 10km north of Leeman when he called his mother Shannon to come and pick him up early Sunday morning.
By the time she arrived her son was dead, run over around 4am by a gold Toyota Prado travelling south along Indian Ocean Drive.
“To hold your hand and lie next to you while the sun rose up on one my darkest days I don’t think I will ever forget,” she wrote later on social media.
She then invited Brody’s friends for pizza and drinks at his Geraldton home on Monday.
“I know Brody would have wanted that,” she wrote.
As friends dropped in to offer condolences, tributes from others continued to appear on Brody’s Facebook page which his mother kindly allowed The Geraldton Guardian reporter to join.
A picture emerged of a young man loved by his family and friends, popular with workmates and well-respected in the security industry.
Brody grew up at Leeman and attended high school at Jurien and Geraldton before starting with the firm that employed him for the rest of his life.
A posting on the INCITE Security facebook group describes him as a brilliant technician and a loveable larrikin with a bright future.
They said they accepted Brody as a work experience student from Geraldton Senior College at 16, and recognising his skills and capabilities offered him a Traineeship in Security and Telecommunications when he graduated.
“He has been an integral part of our team for over six years,” the post reads.
“No job was too difficult for Brody, he embraced a challenge and his enthusiasm and work ethic for completing every task to the best of his ability was commendable.
“We will miss his laughter, his big personality, his flamboyant Hawaiian shirts and ugg boots on his days off, his wide brimmed hat with a hole cut out for his dreads.”
Brody is survived by his mother Shannon, father Scott, brother Riley, sister Kayla, pop Bill Stokes, nana Elaine, great-nana Dot, grandmother Bev, girlfriend Kaysee Waugh and dogs Sheila and Titus.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.
* Police are investigating Brody’s death and say the Prado driver is assisting with inquiries. Anyone with dashcam footage or who saw Brody walking along the road beforehand is asked to call 1800 333 000.
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