THE shattered family of assault victim Lindsay Ede is determined to see that his tragic passing is not in vain.
In death Mr Ede, who was a grandfather and full-time carer for his partner of 17 years, Gloria, is to become the face of the One Punch Can Kill Campaign in Ipswich.
Brother Terry Bishop said family members were planning a walk from Redbank to Goodna to raise awareness of the public safety initiative.
Mr Ede was walking from his home at Redbank, to his brother's house at Goodna when he was allegedly struck to the head in an unprovoked attack on June 22.
Despite sustaining a catastrophic head injury, Mr Ede fought for several weeks - his family remaining by his side for long periods - before passing away from his injuries last Wednesday.
"It has been a very heavy few days for us," Mr Bishop said.
"Gloria is absolutely devastated. She just keeps talking about him and saying how much she loves him.
"Mum has taken it very hard also. She has lost two sons in two months.
"Everyone was still grieving over my other brother's death - to have this happen just after I wouldn't wish it on anyone," Mr Bishop said.
An ex-golden glove boxer, Mr Ede was also a rugby league coach at St Brendan's at Rocklea. He had five children and was also a grandfather.
Although the boys all had a tough up-bringing, Mr Bishop said he and Lindsay kept in regular contact, particularly as they got older.
"Lindsay didn't have the easiest of lives, but he didn't complain," sister in law Linda Bishop said.
"He was devoted to Gloria and did what he had to do to help her. He was an Aussie battler."
The man accused of assaulting Mr Ede, Ariik Mayot, 19, will face Ipswich Magistrates Court today, where charges of grievous bodily harm are likely to be upgraded to the new charge of unlawful striking causing death.
If this happens, Mayot is set to become the first person charged with the offence since its introduction.
Mrs Bishop said she hoped something positive might come from her family's pain.
"If we can make something positive out of a horrific act, it could affect generations to come," she said.
A memorial service for Mr Ede will be held at Heritage Park Memorial Gardens, Goodna, from 10am on Monday, July 27.
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