TRIBUTE: Lochlan with his sister, Renae, is being remembered as a young man who loved fiercely.
TRIBUTE: Lochlan with his sister, Renae, is being remembered as a young man who loved fiercely. Renae Cresswell

Sisters pay tribute to their loving brother

LOCHLAN Cresswell is being remembered by his friends and family as a young man who loved fiercely.

He was a car fanatic, a lover of animals and a doting little brother to seven siblings.

"He was a sweetheart," Alysse said of her brother.

"He had the loudest, most hysterical laugh and the widest smile."

Alysse said Lochlan was always the first person to offer help.

"He was a kind soul who loved the little things in life and he showed it," she said.

"He knew how to show his love and our family and his friends are so lucky to have been loved so immensely by someone in our lives."

 

Lochlan loved animals.
Lochlan loved animals. Renae Cresswell

Another of Lochlan's sisters, Renae, said his love for cars started at a young age.

"He would watch the movie Cars relentlessly when he was a kid and play any car-related video game he could get his hands on.

"He loved to pull everything apart, always eager to see how things worked on the inside."

Renae said her brother was always outside, whether it be four-wheel driving or riding his motorbike.

"He even came all the way to Brisbane after I had moved there just to help me buy my first car and show me how to check the oil and water," she said.

"Lockie always loved animals too, our family has many memories of him dragging around a stuffed kangaroo, named Kangaroo Cresswell, and for years you'd never see him without it. Kangaroo Cresswell still has a special place in his room to this day."

Renae said she bonded with Lochlan over Lego as children.

"We were always building our dreams and ideas together while spreading the mess across the house as far as possible," she said.

"As we got older we moved onto a shared taste in music, TV shows and endless mischief.

 

Lochlan 'Lockie' Cresswell.
Lochlan 'Lockie' Cresswell. Renae Cresswell

"One of my fondest memories was from just a few weeks ago.

"He called me one Saturday night, begging his friend to drive him all the way to Brisbane just to have a drink with me."

Lockie, as he's known to family and friends, grew up in Nanango with his two older sisters, Alysse, 24, and Renae, 22.

Their older siblings, Melissa, 44, Mark, 41, Paul, 39, John, 38, and Amanda, 34, were also a big part of their lives.

Lochlan died in a car crash on the D'Aguilar Highway between Kingaroy and Nanango, on Monday, October 1. It was the day after his 19th birthday.

"Although we will never get to see all of our future plans through - like his first music festival or travelling the world and having our kids grow up together - I will never forget the lasting mark he made upon anyone's life he touched," Renae said.

"He will always be the most beautiful, kind-hearted and generous boy I have met. I am honoured to have had him as a shoulder to cry on and as a protector for as long as I did.

"Rest easy little big brother, you will forever hold the biggest place in my heart."

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