I have been touched by the outpouring of sympathy and grief from brewers literally around the world, on this forum, HBD, BJCP and private email. He was well loved.
I have been asked for ideas on how to memorialize Ant. Here is an email from his wife, Leonora, with what I think is a wonderful idea:"It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I have to do this. As much as Nicola, Daniel and I have lost you have as well. Ant touched everyone that he met and made us all feel special. We will be holding a funeral service for him on Thursday, 12 May at 3 pm. The service will be held at St. John's Church, Foxbush, Hildenborough, TN11 9HT. Tea will follow in the hall.
Thanks for all you messages, condolences and love. I would appreciate it if you would not send flowers but rather donate to "Holding On, Letting Go".
This is a charity that specialises in supporting grieving children of Nicola and Daniel's age. Please don't feel obligated to do donate. Your love and support is enough for us. "
I know from my own mother's experience how a parent's suicide can have lasting mental health harm if unaddressed, and I am so glad that this organization is available for Ant's children.
I encourage you to contribute if you knew Ant, and perhaps your local homebrew club can do so as well. AABG is.