A susceptible teenager from London who died in a Malaysian jungle has been described at her funeral as “gentle and innocent”.
Fifteen-year-old Nora Quoirin, who had studying difficulties, went lacking from her lodge room on 4 August throughout a household vacation within the resort of Dusun.
Her mother and father claimed she had been kidnapped, insisting she wouldn’t have wandered off alone – however police within the nation mentioned they discovered no proof of foul play.
Nora was discovered useless 10 days after she vanished.
A autopsy examination revealed she died from inside bleeding, in all probability attributable to starvation and stress.
On Tuesday her physique was cremated and a service held at the church in Belfast the place she was baptised as a child.
Addressing a big congregation at St Brigid’s, Father Edward O’Donnell – who was joined by Nora’s nice uncle, Father Pat Kelly – described her as “very special” in addition to “gentle and innocent”.
He mentioned: “Nora introduced a lot pleasure to Meabh and Sebastien, to her sister, Innes, and to Maurice her brother, and to these of the broader household circle.
“She, as everyone knows, depended enormously on others however, Nora in flip gifted others with immeasurable love and pleasure – earlier than such a capability we will solely really feel gratitude.”
Father O’Donnell mentioned Nora’s dying was “tragic” – and that the packed church was “united in the unspeakable pain of Nora’s death” – and had “wordless sympathy” for her household.
He continued: “I ask myself, as certainly you will need to do: ‘What is the which means of this horrible ache that has been inflicted on Nora’s household?’
“We have, have we not, discovered ourselves questioning: if God is nice and has for us the love that no human love can match, why then is there such struggling in our world?
“We don’t perceive, and our stumbling phrases are so terribly insufficient.”
He concluded: “Meabh and Sebastien, Innes and Maurice – keep in mind Nora’s love for you, and know that she nonetheless loves you, and as you proceed to like her, love each other.”