Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Everyone Loved Our Lucy ...She Was the Most Gorgeous Person Inside and Out

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Everyone Loved Our Lucy ...She Was the Most Gorgeous Person Inside and Out

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heartbroken friends of crash victim Lucy Pinder were among the hundreds of mourners who turned out for her funeral.

The teenager's glass funeral carriage arrived at St Patrick's Church in Thornaby pulled by two white horses.

Inside the church it was standing room only yesterday, with many of the mourners wearing bright colours to reflect Lucy's "bright and happy personality".

The popular 19-year-old student from Thornaby died in an accident near kirby Misperton in north Yorkshire last month.

Father Michael keogh, who christened Lucy when she was a baby, told the church: "This is a desperately sad occasion -we all know the circumstances of Lucy's death.

"We are here this morning to remember her and remember her life.

"Lucy was full of life, full of love, she was living life to the full -we celebrate that short life."

The North's best racing guide Fighting back the tears and overwhelming emotions, Lucy's younger brother Jack lit a candle in memory of his sister.

a tribute was then read from Lucy's former teacher at St Patrick's rC Primary IN HE'S GOT THE NAK Jardine's stayer can take the Pitmans' Derby by a distance The Gazette, Saturday, School, Mark ryan, who is now headteacher.

"I watched her grow and come through the school and see the person she became," he said.

ASSOCIATION'TH Punter "When I think back to Lucy's class I have nothing but happy memories of the good times we had. I remember June 25, 2016 what she was like with her friends and how she cared for people.

"She talked a lot and liked to have fun. That's what Lucy liked to do -talk and laugh with her friends.

"I can't tell you the shock and pain we feel at St Patrick's losing one of our own.

"There wasn't a star you couldn't reach -God bless, you're in heaven now with your mum."

The heartfelt sentiments were echoed by Mark taylor, head of St Patrick's College when Lucy was a pupil there.

"What a beautiful young girl, she was, smiling and happy," he said. …

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