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The death of a neighbour

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By André R. Gignac
Posted Apr 13, 2013 in Environment
“He’s too young to die!” cried his friends. The big fellow, said to be in his 50s, appeared to be as strong and healthy as ever, but it was a known fact that disease ran in his family tree, and he was becoming problematic in terms of maintenance. So the decision was made, with no chance of appeal. Neighbours gathered around on the day of his death.
Some remembered how, at Christmas time, he always brought a smile on their kids’ faces, and how he provided year-long comfort to those who wanted to hide from the sun – or from someone. His obituary will soon inform visitors that he left a trail of many happy products. He “beautified homes”, said one friend, who also talked at length about the fellow’s long career in construction, renovation, paneling and flooring.
But all that came to an abrupt end this week, and I happened to be there, with my camera, on the day of the execution.
He appeared strong and healthy  but everyone knew about disease running in his family tree.
He appeared strong and healthy, but everyone knew about disease running in his family tree.
The execution starts with a haircut.
The execution starts with a haircut.
The big fellow now was only half of itself.
The big fellow now was only half of itself.
Still standing  but now merely a shadow.
Still standing, but now merely a shadow.
Death came swiftly after the beheading.
Death came swiftly after the beheading.
The executioner s final blow:  I was hiding when I took this photo.
The executioner's final blow: I was hiding when I took this photo.
The victim s body lies where it fell.
The victim's body lies where it fell.
Life lines. According to these  the fellow was in his 50s.
Life lines. According to these, the fellow was in his 50s.

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