Baxtor Gowland


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Baxtor Gowland. Photo / Supplied
Baxtor Gowland. Photo / Supplied

Five-month-old Baxtor Gowland was born two weeks after the first earthquake rocked Christchurch in September.

Baxtor was one of the youngest victims.

He was asleep in his bed and was hit by falling masonry.

Charlotte Foote, a friend of Baxtor's mother, reflected on her favourite memories of him.

"Remember snuggles and giggles at Uncle Pete's birthday, you were so funny.

"And just you remember who gave you your first taste of chocolate ganache, yummy! Love you so much precious angel, you be good up there okay."

Another friend said she was brought to tears over the news of Baxtor's death.

Friends were rallying on Facebook, offering Baxtor's mother and her family support in their time of need.

Sarah McKenzie wrote: "Am struggling to comprehend what you are going through ... am here if you need absolutely anything. Sending lots of love and big hugs."

Baxtor's father, Shaun McKenna, said his "little man" made everyone who met him smile.

"May you look down upon us and help us remember your beautiful face. Bax, you are forever in our hearts, we will always love you."

- NZ Herald

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