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Huge crowd attend Cobie Taylor funeral in Gatton

Cobie Taylor's funeral cortege leaves Peace Lutheran Church attended by hundreds of mourners.
Cobie Taylor's funeral cortege leaves Peace Lutheran Church attended by hundreds of mourners. Derek Barry

FAMILY and friends joined hundreds of mourners who placed heart-felt tributes in Gatton today to a battling young lady who died far too young.

Many were dressed in the purple colours of Relay for Life at a packed Peace Lutheran Church to farewell 22-year-old Cobie Taylor of Placid Hills who died on Monday.

Family friend Mike Clarkson told the packed congregation Cobie was one day into a Thailand holiday in 2008 when her sore dance leg was diagnosed as a rare childhood bone cancer.

"Within a few hours the family were on their way back to Brisbane to prepare for surgery," Mr Clarkson said.

Cobie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma which can affect teenagers during growth spurts.

"Over the years, Cobie's mum Sue was relentless in her internet search for information, answers and treatment that would save her little girl," Mr Clarkson said.

Mr Clarkson said Cobie underwent a leg operation, had ten brain tumours removed, five lung operations, three rounds of chemotherapy, three gamma knife operations, had cervical cancer removed and brain and body radiation.

"But she was so strong and determined - I never saw her cry, I never heard her complain and she never gave up hope".

When doctors discovered four new brain tumours last year and told her palliative care was her, she defied the odds and held fundraisers to find the $40,000 to take her to Germany to undergo gamma knife radiotherapy. 

The local community rallied behind Cobie and her family, with businesses and community groups getting behind Gatton Goes Pink for Cobie day.

"The Taylor family will forever be thankful to the community for their generosity of spirit," Mr Clarkson said.

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