Natasha Bray’s funeral was held at 1pm on Monday in the Elim Christian Centre. Family and friends attended to remember a loving, bright girl who will be missed by many. Natasha was farewelled in a white casket surrounded by pink flowers, and some of her friends who spoke wore bright pink t-shirts with a white message on the front: “LOVE YOU TASH”.
The Principle of Elim Christian College said that he had hoped Natasha would become the school’s head girl next year. Her friends talked about how she loved to make other people happy and give encouragement to others.
“Thanks Tash. I’ll love you forever.”
Natasha’s mum and dad talked about what a thoughtful daughter she was, leaving them little notes to say that she loved them, her mum called her “Little Miss Positive”. Natasha’s younger brother Ben talked about what an amazing friend she was, and said
“I’d heard that God always takes the best ones. I know now that’s true. I love you, Tash,”
Natasha’s dad Andy is on dialysis after kidney failure, and he said Natasha had offered to give him one of hers, but he refused. At her funeral on Monday he said that Natasha’s eyes have been donated,
“I hope they have your vision”
Looking at photos of Natasha Bray, Tara Gregory, Portia McPhail – they just look like such beautiful, kiwi girls. They look like they could have been in my formclass at high school, next to me in the crowd at Parachute or playing on the other team for soccer. Like the rest of these kids they do not look like they should be in the news for this.
I didn’t know Natasha Bray 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 Natasha and I want her to always be remembered.