Talented daughter and lively friend farewelled

Corie-Anne Solomon.
Corie-Anne Solomon.
Hundreds  mourned the loss of another young and vibrant life on Thursday.

Mourners attended the funeral of Corie-Anne Elizabeth Solomon (21) at the Balclutha Town and Country Club, where she worked.

Miss Solomon died on Saturday in a crash on State Highway 1 between Milton and Waihola.

It was the second funeral this week for young Balclutha residents, following a service to celebrate the lives of Thomas Evans (30) and Jenna Craig (26) on Monday. Mr Evans and Miss Craig died in a microlight plane crash the weekend  before.

In a tribute to Miss Solomon read at her funeral, her mother, Stacey Solomon, said her daughter would be seriously missed by her family and huge  number of friends.

"She had the best cheesy smile and her confidence could blow you away."

Miss Solomon studied  for a bachelor of performing arts degree at the University of Otago and was a member of the Clutha Guards marching club.

She loved to sing and dance and was involved with kapa haka and several talent shows, those gathered heard.

The officiator, Elisabeth Cunningham, said Miss Solomon had achieved so much and fitted more into her own life than many twice her age.

Other tributes from friends said she would be remembered as a lovable and loyal friend who lived life to the fullest.

Hundreds of family and friends congregated outside the Town and Country Club afterwards while the South Otago High School kapa haka performed and the Clutha Guards marching team formed a guard of honour.


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