Thursday, 15 January 2009

David James (Jim) Ertel

David James (Jim) Ertel
19/1/55 – 30/12/08

We met when we were 12 at primary school when my folks moved into Tawa , the headmaster sat me down next to this skinny blond kid with big ears and said “this is Jim Ertel, he will look after you”.

We have been looking out for each other ever since.

The joke always was that I came home with him to play after school one day in 1967 and never left.

Best men at each other’s weddings , sympathisers at each of our divorces, fellow photographer, co-founder of Hewtel Productions, co-conspirator on many adventures , father of four, always willing to listen at the end of the phone, brother of three, founder of Server Central (Brisbane) , my best friend for more than 40 years and the brother I chose.

I’ll miss you man – send me inspiration