Connor Benway was an amazing young man who touched so many lives in profound ways. Whether you knew him by good friends or in class — or you just knew Conor — his death brought many challenges. Not least because Connor is so young and so full of energy.
Such deaths can leave us feeling depressed, insecure and vulnerable. Perhaps, especially for those with little or no experience of death, it forces us to realize that life is not always fair and that bad things can happen to very good people. Common responses to losses are: