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— With AAP.
Their remains are being laid to rest in a single white coffin, adorned with pink flowers, with Hannah’s parents Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke surrounded by family, friends and supporters.
Hannah’s younger brother, Nat, told the packed Brisbane church he had loved his “amazing sister” from the moment he was born, and described them not as siblings, but as best friends.
“Hannah was the greatest mum to walk the earth,” he said.
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Mr Clarke described his nieces and nephew as beautiful children who reflected their mum.
“Aaliyah, you were everything a big sister should be, brave, strong and quite bossy,” Mr Clarke said.
“Laianah, you were the ratbag, the little middle. There was so much of Hannah in you. You were beautiful, sweet and caring with an amazing imagination. You were the sweetest kid and a beautiful mermaid.
“Trey, mother’s little man and her best surprise.”
Among those paying tribute to the young mum, was friend Lou Farmer.
“Han was the best role model for her daughters; she knew her worth,” Ms Farmer said.
“Hannah, the impact you had on people shows how special you are.”
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) March 9, 2020