The St Leonards community showed its love for Bradley and Ellen Livingstone by leaving flowers amd messages outside the children's home. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend Saturday
afternoon's service for the two Dunedin children killed by
The death notices for Bradley (9) and Ellen (6) Livingstone
said their lives would be remembered at a ''celebration of
The service would be held at St Leonards School from 2pm and
hundreds of people were expected, Gillions funeral services
managing director Keith Gillions said.
The service would be held at the 180-person capacity school
hall, and would be limited to family members, school pupils
and their parents.
A large marquee and screen would be erected outside for those
wanting to pay their respects, he said.
Dunedin businesses, including Hirequip and Strawberry Sound,
had offered their services, and Lions members would assist.
Details of shuttles and parking arrangements were expected to
be advised later this week.
The death notice from the family noted ''Bradley and Ellen
were colourful and delightful children - please share in the
celebration of their lives by displaying colour in whichever
way you choose''.
Instead of flowers, donations would be accepted at the
service for Women's Refuge.
''We will miss your cheeky grins, huge cuddles, constant
singing and sense of mischief,'' another death notice said.
''Bradley, you were the protector. You were always looking
out for Ellen and were an amazing big brother. You have a
gentle, caring soul and we will miss you dearly.
''Ellen, your infectious grin and beautiful singing would
fill the room and make us smile. Your fashion sense and
hairstyles were like no other and you will never be
More than $6960 has been raised to help the children's
mother, Katharine Webb.
A bank account was opened last week for Ms Webb and, so far,
$6963 has been raised.
Donations can still be made to the ANZ bank account
(06-0909-0401308-00), under the name St Leonards School board