Hundreds of mourners have bid an emotional farewell to six-year-old Lucas Dobson who drowned in a Kent river final month.
The schoolboy died after falling into the River Stour in Sandwich in August, whereas out fishing along with his household.
His funeral service was held at this time at St George’s Church in Deal on what would have been his seventh birthday.
Lucas’s coffin, adorned with a Disney Cars theme, was carried previous members of the search and rescue staff who spent days attempting to discover him after he was swept downstream.
His father, Nathan Dobson, delivered an emotional eulogy, saying: “You had been my power after I was weak.
His mom Kirsty Furze dyed her hair pink, Lucas’s favorite color, in a transferring tribute to her son.
Reverend Peter Ould performed the service, addressing the packed church.
He paid tribute to the “peculiar folks” who did every part they might to assist with the search.
“As a neighborhood was united in their seek for Lucas after which their grief for his loss, we shared our love for one another repeatedly and once more,” Revd Ould stated.
“Our love for Nathan and Kirsty and their households – Nathan, I’ll always remember your braveness as you stood in entrance of a whole bunch of individuals and thanked them for his or her assist, Kirsty your love as you went to social media to pour out your coronary heart.
“Lucas was fortunate, is fortunate, to have dad and mom such as you.”
A household assertion stated: “Kirsty, Nathan and all of the members of Lucas’ household need to thank everybody who has come at this time to pay their respects to our stunning little boy.
“We are very grateful to all of the members of the emergency providers, and to everybody who got here to assist us in the seek for him.
“This is a really unhappy day for us, and we’re grateful for the house to have fun his life, and grieve our deep loss.”