On Friday we said goodbye to a good friend and great Agent, Aaron Kearney,@Beornhaeth.
There was standing room only at the service and we heard tales and memories of this wonderful, intelligent, compassionate man. There were many players from both factions in attendance and the family were gracious in allowing me to explain what he meant to the Ingress community and how he had affected so many people's lives with his planning, humour, dedication and attitude.
Before the ceremony we visited the portal closest to Aaron's work, captured it and built it up to what I hope could be considered a "Missing Agent" formation - two link amps & two shields in symmetry and the north resonator slot left empty.
As a sign of condolence, friendship and respect the local Enlightened built the Cemetery Portal to level 8, flipped it and then struck the mods from it. This allowed the resistance to fill the slots with Link Amps to signify Aaron's great love of fieldery and the game in general. The generosity of spirit of the York Enlightened and their sharing of our loss is one of the many things I will remember of this poignant day.
In Ireland, the portal commemorating Aaron's great-grandfather, Peadar Kearney, was maintained as blue for the lead-up to the funeral - Aaron's father spoke with me after the service and I told him of this - he was very moved and grateful to everyone that helped.
We passed on all the messages of condolence and support from the Ingress Community and his family have asked that we let them know of any event or operation we organise to celebrate his involvement and contribution to the game.
Goodbye Aaron,@Beornhaeth you will be sorely missed but never forgotten.