Heartbroken tributes to 'good mate' Tom killed on Ipswich rd

A FAMILY is in mourning after their son and brother died when the ute he was driving hit a parked car at Goodna early on Sunday morning.

Police report Thomas 'Tom' Patrick Wall, 19, of Bellbird Park, was extracted from the Toyota Hilux and given CPR at the scene on Eric St, but could not be revived.

Thomas 'Tom' Wall.
Thomas 'Tom' Wall. Facebook

Tom, who was born in Ipswich and would've turned 20 later this month, was the much-loved son of Bill Wall and Brooke Seabrook, and stepson to Paula Wall and Justin Seabrook.

He was also brother to Sam, Will, Finley, Corey and Alexis.

He attended numerous schools including St Thomas More's in Toowoomba, St Francis and St Peter Claver College in Ipswich and more recently Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School.

Speaking to Queensland Times, Tom's father Bill said his son "always had a big smile on his face and was ready to make you laugh".

"He was just about making other people happy and helping out friends and strangers where ever he could," Bill said.

"My mum passed away last year and he wrote a song and sang it a her funeral. It lifted everyone's spirits and that was what he was all about.

Tom Wall loved music, especially playing the guitar.
Tom Wall loved music, especially playing the guitar. Facebook

 

"He loved his music, it was a big part of his life, he loved the guitar.

"He smart too, all his life he talked about wanting to be a vet, he was forever helping out stray or lost animals.

"He wasn't a person to sit still either, he was active, playing sport, especially Aussie rules where he turned out for a local club near Ipswich," Bill said. 

Following news of his passing, Tom's shocked friends also took to social media to remember a "good mate", "a good man" and a "little larrikin".

"Good person, real good mate," said Morro Morrison. "I will be missing you buddy."

Kylie Doherty wrote: "In absolute shock. We have many fond memories of this little larrikin growing up!"

"I can't fathom why bad things happen to such good people. RIP Tom," said Fran Tucker.

Clare Jones and Franni Hasted spoke of a "beautiful boy", with Wickus Fasen and Cameron Ninness adding: "Tom was a good man, a dear mate to all, rest in peace, mate."

There was also an outpouring of support and condolences for Tom's family.

"Struggling to find words to express how truly sorry I am for your tragic loss," wrote Kate Owen, adding: "Just know we are thinking of you and send our love."

A sentiment echoed by Susan Walker: "Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you at this heartbreaking and difficult time."

There will be a celebration of Tom's life for family and friends on August 9 at Centenary Memorial Gardens from 2pm.