A young girl killed alongside her three cousins will be well-to-do today in a service in her school chapel.
Veronique Sakr, 11, was one of four children mowed on February 1 by an alleged drunk driver in Oatlands, in north-west Sydney.
Her cousins Antony (12), Angelina (11) and Sienna Abdallah (9) mourned yesterday in a large service in the co-cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harris Park.
Veronique Sakr, 11, is well-to-do today in a service in her school chapel, 10 days after she was killed in the Oatlands car accident alongside three of her cousins
Bridget Sakr with her children Michael (9) and Veronique (11) on a photo that she posted during Christmas. Veronique died in the car accident in Oatlands and her funeral is today
On Tuesday morning, hundreds of mourners are expected to pack the Santa Sabina School chapel in Strathfield to celebrate the life of Veronique.
The classmates of Veronique will be among the mourners.
The girl’s parents, Bob and Bridget Sakr, visited the site of the accident in the days that followed and thanked the community for its support.
“We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from the general public,” they said.
Micheal Sakr, 9, holds the hand of his mother Bridget for support while visiting the scene of the tragedy where Veronique, 11, was murdered Saturday night with her three cousins
Veronique’s father Bob and brother Michael hug each other while visiting the scene of the accident
The Veronique family said in the statement issued Sunday that they were “destroyed” by the loss of “our beautiful girl” in the horrific crash
“There has been an enormous outpouring of sorrow and love from the local community to all of Australia and we are eternally grateful for the support we have received.”
Chehade Sakr wrote about the shock of losing his youngest cousin at just the age of 11, and his grief that his own son would not grow up with her.
“Veronique, you were the prettiest, loving, and caring smallest cousin any of us could have asked for,” he wrote.
“I am so happy that Ashton (Chehade’s own child) has seen so many wonderful smiles of yours over the past two months. We love you and miss you. ”
The Abdallah family in particular has been burdened with being the public face of the disaster, often visiting the crash site and making countless public statements.
Leila Abdallah made the extraordinary act of forgiving the driver who allegedly killed the four children and injured three others.
Chehade Sakr posted this photo as he wrote about the shock of losing his youngest cousin at the age of only 11, and his heartache that his own son would not grow up with her
Mrs. Sakr is supported by her partner Craig and a friend while kneeling at the shrine set up for her daughter Veronique and the three Abdallah children who were murdered in Oatlands
She was praised by Monsignor Shora Maree during the funeral of her three children on Monday, as did her husband Danny for the love and power they showed in sorrow.
“Leila, you said the words of forgiveness that amazed the world. That is not from something human, it is from the divine, “he said.
‘Wow. What an inspiration for us all. We have seen the renewal of faith for many. “
Mrs. Sakr was at the funeral and sat next to Mrs. Abadllah and her surviving daughter Leanna, who was injured in the crash and had a bandage on her face.
Thousands of mourners packed in the co-cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon to say goodbye to the three young Abdallah children
Leila Abdallah comforts her sorrowful daughter Leanna while her husband Danny shakes a grieving hand during the funeral
The Abdallah family will now, in turn, support their family members at Veronique’s funeral.
The four children walked in a group along Bettington Road to buy ice cream on a 40-degree evening when they were beaten.
Three other children were seriously injured.
Truck driver Samuel William Davidson, 29, has been accused of 20 violations, including four counts of manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Students from the Kings School in Parramatta, where Antony was a student in year 8, stood on a guard of honor while his coffin was taken from the church