Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Forever in Our Hearts and on the Field; Goodbyes to Coast Teen Jade Dixson Killed in Crash

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Forever in Our Hearts and on the Field; Goodbyes to Coast Teen Jade Dixson Killed in Crash

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SARAH

BARNHAM

sarah.barnham@scnews.com.au

JADE Dixson has been remembered as a protector who was cheeky, charming and full of love.

Her loved ones spoke of a smile that would brighten a room and a laugh that could carry across a football field.

As her mother Julie Dixson would say, she touched the lives of everyone she met.

Those words were reflected by the almost 1000 people who turned up to farewell the 17-year-old at her funeral on Monday.

Jade was killed in a car crash on Dulong Rd near Nambour on March 27.

The driver, Adrian Fraser, 17, was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where he remains in an induced coma.

In a heartbreaking tribute, Mrs Dixson said she was sorry she was not able to protect her daughter at the end.

"We are sorry that you felt we were too overprotective..." she said.

"But I love you with all of my heart and, although you are gone, we have so many wonderful memories we will cherish forever as we remember our time with you.

"Please protect us as we try and navigate through life without you. Fly high our beautiful angel."

Mrs Dixson said her daughter was like a "little mother" and the protector of many; especially to her twin sister Georgia.

"She never let anyone forget she was the older twin," Julie said with a laugh.

"You were the boss...you even thought you were the boss of me.

"You were the most intelligent, caring, beautiful and, of course, sassy girl; forever in our hearts."

Georgia broke down in tears as she spoke about some of her favourite moments with her sister and best friend.

"She was such a gorgeous bubbly person who could light up a room with her beautiful smile...and her loud bloody voice," she said with a laugh.

The crowd shook with laughter when Georgia said her sister still owed her $160.

"...And everything in her room was hers, everything in my room was also hers," Georgia said.

She remembered her sister's infamous use of the word "shotgun"; whenever the family went on a car ride together she always scored the front seat. …

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