Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Sad Goodbye Clayton Lived a Whirlwind Life; FAREWELL:Hundreds Gather for 19-Year-Old Clayton Buckland's Funeral

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Sad Goodbye Clayton Lived a Whirlwind Life; FAREWELL:Hundreds Gather for 19-Year-Old Clayton Buckland's Funeral

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Byline: Colin Gilmore Colin.Gilmore@mydailynews.com.au

THE strength of Clayton Buckland's parents as they laid him to rest yesterday was inspiring and heartbreaking.

The scale of Wendy Morris and Chris Buckland's loss revealed itself in their youngest daughter, Jade, who broke down while saying her late brother would aalways be there to cheer me up and cheer me ona.

aYou will always be my hero,a she said.

Jade and older sister Yasmin were passengers in the car that claimed their 19-year-old brother's life when it crashed into a tree on Tyalgum Rd, Eungella on May 23.

At the Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens Chapel funeral Yasmin told the more than 500 people she knew she would see her brother again aone daya.

The service included time-lapse videos by Clayton on top of Mt Warning and other locations with clouds rolling, growing, dispersing and flying past wind-whipped tree-tops.

A high-altitude sunrise featured in the first video and a sun setting behind hills closed the service. …

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