Friday, November 6, 2009

Tribute To SENO My Brother

Hello to all my readers, today I want to share a brief cross section, of my brother Ian (SENO) Sentance. I share this with you all as a Tribute to SENO My Brother as he was tragically taken from us on 28-10-09 in a house fire. He is to be buried today Friday 6-11-09 .
18-2-1961 - 28-10-2009
Ian Sentance- aka- SENO
Tribute To SENO

Last week SENO was asleep in his unit when it caught fire , the firebrigade arrived to find SENO was inside and even though they managed to get him outside, it was just far too late as he had been overcome by the smoke and passed away from smoke inhalation . He was not physically burned any where, and I was told he would not have suffered and looked just like he was asleep and comfortable when my sisters identified him at the hospital.

This is my way of expressing my love for him ,and how I will miss him. I am 10 years old than him , yet we got on as great mates, and had some wonderful times over the years with SENO.
Working with me on many occasions, we also have done some crazy things together and got away with them , many of them were life threatening antics of fun at the time. The difference being that SENO's crazy fun things usually came back to bite him .

He was a very carefree lad who only lived for today and took life as it unfolded before him , he loved life ,people,fun and only ever hurt himself as a result of some of his errors of judgment, and yes he did have quite a few of those. The special and precious love and understanding that my mother and SENO had was unique and needed to be witnessed to understand it. Our mother passed away only a few years ago, and thank god as this tragedy would have killed her.

I have spent the last week in deep thought , and going back over our lives and watching home video's I am fortunate enough to have of SENO . I suppose the most powerful thoughts revolve around the way he loved to be the life of the party, and nine times out of ten he was just that and more . Every one who knew him loved him in their own way, and he did manage to piss every one off at times yet they loved him and will never forget the good times they had together.

As all his mates and people who knew him would tell you, SENO loved to play the guitar and sing at any party going . He was very good at this and in fact did win a few talent quests over the years, some of his John Denver renditions were excellent as John Denver was one of his favorite singers. I have managed to upload a copy of a home video from a get together in my parents yard, it is SENO and his neice Jodi singing "A Boy From The Country by John Denver . I considered it SENO's signature song and I want to share it now.

A Typical Scene With Seno On Guitar

This video is one of many we have and were all taken on a home video camera, although the quality is only amateur standard the memories they hold are priceless . I have loaded this one to YouTube and called it , Ian Sentance (SENO) Lives On . Yes....... our mate SENO the boy from the country has gone yet will never be forgotten. I will share a few family photographs that I have and then I will finish up this post and Tribute To SENO My Brother !

SENO & Family Christmas 1999

Ian  Sentance-  SENO  My  Brother

SENO - on the day of his mothers funeral

Ian Sentance-  Seno  My  Brother

Ian Sentance - 40th Birthday Party

Well SENO , you were without a doubt, the greatest brother, and I have not one regret of our life together as brothers . The way you could work at your prime was inspirational and few men could out work you , I am not the only one who would vouch for this.

Together we had some exceptional times, that other brothers will never ever experience , and you have taken with you some special secrets, only you and I will ever know. You always lived your life to the limit, and that was wild and care free, there were lots of times I could have strangled you for the things you had done!! Yet the beautiful and good things you did throughout your life, far outweighed your faults and bad judgement's.

I have so many wonderful memories of my mother and family , that are directly connected with you and the things you have done over the years. Well SENO , I love you in a very special way and will always remember our fun times , good bye for now mate until we meet again.

Your Loving Brother

Allen (Fisherman)

13 comments:

DMM said...

Dear Allen,

This was so moving and you hit the nail right on the head with your descriptions of Seno. I don't know if you remember me but I used to go out with Seno and met him through Denise. I am sorry that I can't be there for his funeral today as I only found out about this tragedy last night, and I now live in Qld. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

Cheers
Donna

Anonymous said...

Dear Allan , Denise and Family ...
A very moving tribute my thoughts are with all of you today i am sorry for your loss. I also met Ian through Donna , i remember Ian making me a wonderful Birthday Card for my 25th so long ago , he hand drew it and put in a special message , i still have it today ! He will be sadly missed ! I am sorry I could not make it there as i too have only learned of his passing and funeral for Today , I am also in QLD . My prayers are with you and you family god bless.

Regards
Kathy

Joe said...

Spectacular tribute to your brother, Allen. It seems that you truly understand the important role that those in our lives play. It's my personal belief that it's not just the memories of a person that we are left with after they are gone...but the piece OF us that knowing them formed in our personalities.
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Von said...

G'day mate...It's Vonnie, your big/little Sis. Thanks so much for sharing your heart about our Baby Bro. I loved him so much and am going to miss his love and laughter. I was so blessed today at the funeral to discover how many lives he did touch and how willing everyone was to share their experiences during the service. He received a befitting farewell. Looking forward to seeing you at Christmas time. Hope you can bring some of those home videos you were speaking of. My silly computer wouldn't allow me to watch the one you have posted online. I love you my darlin'...xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Allen,
Im right there and with you mate.
I too lost my brother and my best mate early 40yrs young of natural causes.He was 4yrs younger than me.

I know exactly where your at mate.
Savour the great times memories as life moves on as I still think of my brother every day ( yes every single day ).
I have a tear in my eye watching your tribute.

May SENO and peace be at one.

If you would like to talk mate Im here.

Cheers

Pete Terry

richardcolum said...

Apart of life is having and then letting go.
When we let go it is not for long we will meet up again, it may seem like a long time but in the scheme of things it comes around very quick. I did not know you SENO but I knew Allen, so yes I think I have meet you.
Rest in peace mate your song has just ended for a short time.

Thinking of you Allen.

Regards
Richard and Leanne Colum

richardcolum said...

Apart of life is having and then letting go.
When we let go it is not for long we will meet up again, it may seem like a long time but in the scheme of things it comes around very quick. I did not know you SENO but I knew Allen, so yes I think I have meet you.
Rest in peace mate your song has just ended for a short time.

Thinking of you Allen.

Regards
Richard and Leanne Colum

Sean Rasmussen said...

Hi Allen
I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. This time, this mate is lost for words.
Your friend - Sean

ScottySmith said...

My heart goes out to you and your family mate. I am sure SENO is up there rocking away with the best of them and having a ball.

You have written a wonderful tribute to your much loved brother, and your outlook on this loss is something I commend you for.

If you ever need to chat to a friend, you know where I am mate.

Foodpedia said...

Hi Allen,
I don't personally know you but I see your comments on Sean Rasmussen's blog and have always enjoyed reading them. I just wanted to say that I'm sorry to read of the loss of your brother. I hope, especially this time of year, that you can find strength in the memories you have created as brothers and as family.
Warm regards, Eileen.

Zuzanna Musial said...

Dear Allen,

I was touched to tears by your Tribute to your brother...
I cherish the precious memories what you have captured about your brother when he was still here. May he find everlasting peace.Amen

His spirit lives among us forever!

Thank you for subscribing to my blog. Have a blessed Christmas with your precious family and friends!

Greetings from Canada,
From Zuzanna Musial

Diane said...

What a wonderful and loving tribute to your brother. I too lost a brother in a bad car wreck he was 24, I am the eldest of six years.
Memories are cherished and we still miss them but they are in our hearts and hold a dear special place in our lives even after their death. My prayers are with you.

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Lina said...

Hi Allen

I have no doubt that your brother is with you every day, looking over you. You're both so lucky to have shared such special brotherly love. If he played a part in making you the great person you are today, then I know he too was a great person who walked this earth.

Lina