the tributes speak of his kindness,
empathy, ability to listen to others,
guide and advise without any pomp
or making any demands for himself.
He was always positive and decisive
in his decision making and never
afraid to take on any challenge.
interests included painting,
for which he had immense talent,
his love of walking his beloved
labrador, skiing in the French
Alps and being with his family
He was a devoted
brother to Justin who with Sally,
Justin's wife, gave Oli
his first nephew, in April 2001.Christophers arrival gave Oli huge pleasure
and pride, he would carry his photograph and show it to everyone with glee.
Oli met Chris twice, both times Oli making a very real connection with his
nephew. Oli is missed by us all and Chris will be told what an outstanding
uncle he had and never knew.
In Oli's memory and
with his young friends we have
set up a trust to encourage young
people in their endeavours. This
has given us his parents some comfort
in taking Oli 's name forward in
a positive way and keeps us in
contact with his contemporaries
who also miss him so much. There
is a web site for the Trust, which
outlines it objectives; www.olibennett.org.uk
We are supported
in our loss by the links we have
made with other grieving families
of the September 11th tragedy,
the commonality of our grief helps
in some way.