Thursday, November 12, 2009

A tribute to Kev Jowett

On Tuesday the 3rd of November many of us in the Australian Wargaming community lost a great friend. Kevin Jowett (of Battleline Scenics) passed away at the still young age of 44 from a heart attack.

I had only known Kev for about three years and we shared retail space at Cancon for the last two years, we went out for dinner, joked and laughed, and talked about new projects, and were looking forward to the 2010 event.

I am sad to say we never gamed together, as we lived 1100 klms apart, although we both promised we would one day. Kev and I both shared the same love of 7YW and Napoleonic French and planned to travel and visit the great battlefeilds of Europe, and visit the "big shows" in the States and England in 2011.

Kev was my Australian supplier of Front Rank, Mark Fenlon and First Corps miniatures, he was always fair in his dealings and carried some supurb terrain pieces also.

He will be sorely missed by myself, his fellow Fire Brigade officers, our wargames community, and his friends.

Kevin leaves behind his lovely wife Chris and his two boys, Oliver and James. Mine and many others hearts go out to them.

Rest in Peace Mate

cheers
Matt

2 comments:

Tank Girl said...

Thanks Matt for your lovely tribute.

I meant to ask if Kevin was in the Army?

Ciao,

Helen

Conrad Hawkwood said...

indeed Matt, indee, much missed