The funeral for Portia McPhail was held this morning at 9am at Elim Christian Centre. She was farewelled in a white casket covered in soft toys and orchid flowers. The 16 year old was a student at Elim Christian school where she played and coached netball;
Described as gentle, kind, beautiful and mature, Portia was always thought of as a girl who would go far…
In a NZ Herald article she is described by her principle as being motivated and organised,
Portia was the type of girl highly regarded by other students.
You can see photographs and videos of Portia and her farewell here.
I didn’t know Portia McPhail or her family, the information above I read on various current event websites such as The New Zealand Herald. I repeated this information here because I want more people to know about Portia and I want her to always be remembered.