FRIENDS and family gathered to remember Gavin Langdown during a moving candlelight vigil on Saturday.
About 100 friends and family members lit candles and shared their memories of Gavin as the sun went down.
Balloons were also released.
Gavin died in a single-vehicle crash on Blackmans Point Road on Wednesday morning.
The candlelight vigil at Lions Lookout was a chance for his friends and family to unite.
Gavin’s sister Kaysy Langdown said people came to remember Gavin and say goodbye in an informal way.
“Gavin wasn’t about formal things - he was about having fun and living in the moment,” she said. Kaysy said everyone remembered Gavin and then the vigil went silent.
“It was just really peaceful ... it was lovely,” she said.
Kaysy reflected about their childhood days at the beach.
“We spent a lot of time on the beach together, just me and him,” she said.
People who knew Gavin, but could not make the candlelight vigil, lit candles at home in memory of the 18-year-old. They also posted tributes on social networking site Facebook.
Gavin’s friends spoke to the Port News last week about their fun-filled and happy mate who had wanted to become a mechanic.