Family farewells Tania and Kyla
VICTIMS of a tragic murder-suicide were finally laid to rest yesterday.
About 200 friends and relatives said goodbye to Tania Simpson, 31, and her five-year-old daughter Kyla in a funeral service at Mudgeeraba yesterday.
The 50-minute service ended with the two caskets being carried to white hearses outside the front doors of the Gold Coast Christian Family church.
Mourners waited at the front of the church and held each other as pink balloons were put into the hearses to accompany the caskets as they were slowly led away.
As well as friends and family, police were also amongst the mourners.
Police asked media to steer clear of the funeral service and the large contingent of journalists and photographers that did show up were kept well away from the church.
Ms Simpson and a family friend, Antony Way, were found stabbed to death in a Robina unit at about 8.30am on May 16.
Ms Simpson's daughter Kyla was missing. After an extensive police search and a plea for the public‘s help to find Kyla and her abductor, she was found more than twelve hours later with her father in a car near Casino.
Both Kyla and her father were gassed in the car.
Antony Way's funeral was held on Monday at Somerville House.