Bradley and Ellen Livingstone.
A service to remember slain Dunedin children Bradley and
Ellen Livingstone tomorrow will be a bright and colourful
celebration of their lives.
It will be held at St Leonards School, close to their home
where they were killed by father Edward Livingstone on
"We'll remember their quirks and all the happy times and
funny memories, and we'll sing their favourite songs," a
statement from the school said.
"The dress code is bright colour only - Ellen would approve."
Hundreds of people are expected at the 2pm service and a
marquee has been put up to accommodate everyone who wants to
pay their respects.
"Last week an immeasurable sadness settled over our community
and at times it threatens to overwhelm us," the statement
said. "But tomorrow we're going to do our best to set that
feeling aside for a wee while and we're going to be kind to
"We're coming together as a community to remember the joy
that Bradley and Ellen brought, to show [their mother]
Katharine that she is not alone and is in all our hearts, and
to help our children start to come to terms with what has
happened to their friends."
Bradley, 9, and Ellen, 6, were shot dead in their beds by
their father who then turned the gun on himself.
Donations to a bank account for Ms Webb had topped $12,800
A TradeMe auction organised by school alumni will go live
Organiser Tim Foley said the response from the public had
been "amazing" with dozens of items donated.
He was confident "thousands of dollars" would be raised.
Proceeds would go to the school.
"The school and community of St Leonards want to thank
everyone in Dunedin and farther afield that have been so
unhesitatingly generous," the statement said. "If it hadn't
been for the support of those individuals and organisations,
we wouldn't have been able to cope. Your kindness has been
"We'd also like to thank the press who have at all times been
courteous and respectful and have been a critical link in
helping to get the family and the school the support they
Donations for Ms Webb can be made into ANZ account 06 0909
0401 308 00.