Terror victim Kirsty Boden has been remembered as someone who was always smiling and “just the person you wanted to be around” at a service in the South Australian Riverland town of Loxton.
Ms Boden’s parents Christina and Ken Boden, brother Chris and partner James Hodder joined more than 400 mourners at the Loxton Swimming Pool for a service to say goodbye to the “Angel of London Bridge” on Monday.
Her father Ken led the tributes detailing her early life and travels after leaving school.
He said his daughter had a “gentle way of pushing you out of your comfort zone”.
“She loved her life, she loved her James and she loved her stray cat,” he said.
“Kirsty, we will love you forever.”
Her former swimming coach Terry Millar said everyone loved and respected Kirsty.
"Always smiling, fun loving, just the type of person you wanted to be around," he said.
"If there was a perfect kid, she was it."
Floral tributes to Ms Boden were placed alongside the pool where she was a regular in her youth, as a talented swimmer who went on to set records when she moved to Adelaide to complete her schooling.