Ser­vice to re­mem­ber young dad

Rouse Hill Times - - NEWS - Bev Jor­dan

A SER­VICE to cel­e­brate the life of 25-year-old Sam Fitzsi­mons will be held at Castle­brook Me­mo­rial Park, Rouse Hill, from 11am to­day.

The young fa­ther died af­ter an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion to a sus­pected bee sting while mow­ing the lawn at his fam­ily’s Kellyville home.

His part­ner Melanie Rig­got called emer­gency ser­vices when she found him col­lapsed in the bath­room on Satur­day, April 1, just af­ter 1pm. He was rushed to West­mead Hospi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion but died with his fam­ily by his side.

Hills po­lice are pre­par­ing a re­port for the coro­ner.

Mr Fitzsi­mons and his part­ner were par­ents to seven-month-old son Hunter. The fam­ily have asked that in lieu of flo­ral trib­utes peo­ple make a do­na­tion to Hunter’s fu­ture.

The for­mer Gil­roy Col­lege stu­dent was a Western Sydney Univer­sity grad­u­ate.

He was a keen crick­eter and a mem­ber of Hills Bar­bar­ians Cricket Club.

He had played at the Bar­bar­ians since he was a ju­nior and was de­scribed by fel­low club mem­bers as “a gen­tle­man and a per­fect role model”.

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