Family says thanks for generosity

FAMILY TRAGEDY: Adrian Heber, 33, with his partner Chantelle Brown and their five daughters and step-daughters. Picture: ADVANCEDLIFE STUDIOS
Nanjing Night Net

SUPPORT is growing for a Lavington family, which was left devastated following a fatal industrial accident last week.

Chantelle Brown, who is 17-weeks pregnant, was grief-stricken in the wake of her 33-year-old partner’s death.

Adrian Heberwas killed onsite at Wodonga steel fabrication companySJ andTA Structural about 7amThursday.

An online fundraiser has been established for MsBrownand the couple’scombined five daughters and step-daughters.

Ms Brown’s sister, Ang Godden, said the pair had been together more than three years.

“It is really hard seeing her go through all this, but all of our family and friends have been so supportive,” Mrs Godden said.

“Adrian was amazing, he was the best dad and step-dadand loved all the children with everything he had.

“Ithought it would be really helpful to create a fundraiser.

“In circumstances like this, money doesn’t help with the grief and the pain, but it eases the burden a little bit.”

DEVASTATED: Lavington father Adrian Heber, 33, was killed onsite at Wodonga steel fabrication company SJ and TA Structural on Thursday. Support is growing for his family.

Ms Brown looked down through tears at a picture of Adrian, whose absence was too soon and sudden for the young family.Mrs Godden said the newswas both difficult and unexpected.

“Chantelle is devastated,as you’d expect,” she said.

“She isa bit lost and doesn’t know what she’s going to do.

“She’s always had him as her best friend,to reassure her in times like this.

“He’s always been the one to say everything is OKand that thingswill get better, but she was telling me how he’s not here to say that now.”

The fundraiser has hit$2000 in two days, which will go towards funeral costs and preparing for the new baby.Mrs Godden said her sister had been “overwhelmed” by the support.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” she said.

“Chantelle just thinks it’s so nice, she didn’t realise so many people would be so generous in times like this.

“I just want to thank everybody for their support and loving kind words at this time.”

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