Pressured father hanged himself

Pressured father hanged himself

Pressured father hanged himself

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A DOTING father hanged himself because he could not stand the pressure of relentless job interviews, an inquest heard.

Stuart Holley, aged 23, of Hazelwood Cottages, Park Road, Nailsworth, left a note speaking of his love for his son and his distress that he had not been able to provide a better life for him.

He died on on May 3. Senior coroner Katy Skerrett recorded a suicide verdict last Wednesday.

“He was clearly a devoted father who wanted to provide for his son,” said the coroner “He was going through job interviews on a regular basis and it was clearly causing him enormous stress.

“It appears he did not feel able to deal with it. That led to him taking his life.”

The coroner read parts of a letter from Mr Holley’s grandparents, Malcolm and Ann, in which they said he was “very anxious” about job interviews he attended every fortnight. He was trying hard to find work.

The coroner said a detailed note left by Mr Holley “expressed his deep love of Logan”.

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12:40pm Fri 8 Aug 14

masaray says...

Reading this has shattered all my hopes and dreams. Let me explain.
Stuart Holley is my first born child. I was very young when I was with his mother our relationship ended suddenly and out of the blue. I later learned that a child had been born and his name was Stuart. I wanted so much to be a part of his life and to be a father to him but this was prevented by his grandparents and his mother. I was still very heart broken and deeply in love with his mother for a few years after we split up. I spoke with solicitors and contacted fathers for justice for advice but the thought of going to court and fighting to see my son with his mother hurt too much. I didn't want to put her through all that and never wanted our son to be a part of a long running battle.
I loved his mother for many years after we split up and grieved over losing her so the last thing I wanted to do was upset her and make her hate me for putting her through the stress and upset of court proceedings to force any sort of contact order.
I decided to leave things and prayed that one day Stuart would want to look for his biological father. This will never happen now so I grieve in silence for the loss of a child I so wanted to know but never did.
I don't know if Stuart had a father figure in his life but I hope he did. Now I am saddened that like Stuart his son will grow up without his father too. Stuart has half brothers and sisters he never knew he is also an uncle to three of his younger half sisters children. His youngest half sister is now 4 years old and I am sure she would of loved her big brother very much.
This situation is confusing and I don't really know how I should be feeling or what this all means all I do know is I am heartbroken and feel the world has lost another man that would of surely been a much loved and doting father. When families deny a child's father to be involved in their lives do they ever think about what effect this could have on that child or indeed that child's father. I was not informed about my son's death and I don't know where he is buried but my thoughts, love and prayers are with him always. It takes a chance read of the local newspaper for me to find out that my first child is no longer with us. I cried because I could not be a part of his life and now I cry because the hope is now gone. God bless Logan and my prayers are with you.
Reading this has shattered all my hopes and dreams. Let me explain. Stuart Holley is my first born child. I was very young when I was with his mother our relationship ended suddenly and out of the blue. I later learned that a child had been born and his name was Stuart. I wanted so much to be a part of his life and to be a father to him but this was prevented by his grandparents and his mother. I was still very heart broken and deeply in love with his mother for a few years after we split up. I spoke with solicitors and contacted fathers for justice for advice but the thought of going to court and fighting to see my son with his mother hurt too much. I didn't want to put her through all that and never wanted our son to be a part of a long running battle. I loved his mother for many years after we split up and grieved over losing her so the last thing I wanted to do was upset her and make her hate me for putting her through the stress and upset of court proceedings to force any sort of contact order. I decided to leave things and prayed that one day Stuart would want to look for his biological father. This will never happen now so I grieve in silence for the loss of a child I so wanted to know but never did. I don't know if Stuart had a father figure in his life but I hope he did. Now I am saddened that like Stuart his son will grow up without his father too. Stuart has half brothers and sisters he never knew he is also an uncle to three of his younger half sisters children. His youngest half sister is now 4 years old and I am sure she would of loved her big brother very much. This situation is confusing and I don't really know how I should be feeling or what this all means all I do know is I am heartbroken and feel the world has lost another man that would of surely been a much loved and doting father. When families deny a child's father to be involved in their lives do they ever think about what effect this could have on that child or indeed that child's father. I was not informed about my son's death and I don't know where he is buried but my thoughts, love and prayers are with him always. It takes a chance read of the local newspaper for me to find out that my first child is no longer with us. I cried because I could not be a part of his life and now I cry because the hope is now gone. God bless Logan and my prayers are with you. masaray
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12:49am Sun 17 Aug 14

Vixara says...

It's also saddening that my sister, his girlfriend and mother to his child also has to deal with this. Yes, there's mention of his family but she also found him. I have so many words in which I just can't say, to be honest. Everyone was a wreck that day, though my sister stayed strong for Logan.
It's also saddening that my sister, his girlfriend and mother to his child also has to deal with this. Yes, there's mention of his family but she also found him. I have so many words in which I just can't say, to be honest. Everyone was a wreck that day, though my sister stayed strong for Logan. Vixara
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