With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we bid farewell to our dear colleague and founding partner, Chris O’Hearn. On the 31st of October, we lost more than just a remarkable leader; we lost a cherished friend, leaving behind a void that words can hardly express. Our deepest condolences go out to Sophie and the kids during this unimaginably difficult time. We can only begin to fathom the depth of pain you are enduring.

Chris, you were the heartbeat of our team, the driving force behind our successes, and the very essence of the good reputation that 3M3A achieved in the market. Your sudden departure has left us in a state of disbelief, struggling to accept a world without your wise counsel, systematic approach, and unwavering determination.

Your journey, Chris, was nothing short of inspiring. You embraced the challenges of farming and rural living with unmatched courage and conviction, trading the bustling city life for the tranquil countryside. Your dedication to every endeavour, whether it was researching the ideal breed of ducks or mastering the art of building dry walls, reflected your relentless curiosity and determination.

Mondays will forever lack the sparkle of your weekend escapade stories. We eagerly anticipated our catch-ups, where you shared tales of your latest achievements and adventures. Through your choices, you taught us the importance of balance in life. You showed us that cycling and outdoor escapades were as vital as completing an audit report, reminding us to embrace the richness of life beyond the confines of the office.

As we mourn your untimely departure, we pledge to honour your legacy by carrying your vision forward. The industry has lost one of its pillars—a colleague, a mentor, and a dear friend. The farm animals you cared for, the projects you undertook, and the lives you touched—all stand as a testament to your kindness, compassion, and unwavering dedication.

Thank you, Chris, for being a beacon of light in our lives. Rest in peace, dear friend, and find solace in the knowledge that you will be eternally remembered and deeply missed. Your legacy will continue to inspire us.