Denis Murphy

Victims of the Grenfell fire were remembered during seven harrowing days of commemoration when the disaster investigation opened at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.


The families and friends of three victims, Marco Gottardi, apartment 202, Abdeslam Sebbar, apartment 81, and Sheila, apartment 137, chose not to publicly commemorate their loved ones.

These are the people who lost their lives in the fire, in the order in which they were remembered by their family and friends:

– Logan Gomes (floor 21)

Logan Gomes was born to death in the hospital after his mother Andreia escaped from the 21st floor with her husband and two young girls.

His mother and father brought an emotional tribute to their & # 39; beautiful sleeping angel & # 39; by sharing images of those who rocked the newborn, whose expiration date was in August.

His father, Marcio Gomes, said with tears: "He may not be physical here, but he will always be here in our hearts and be forever." I know he is here, with God, right next to me, and gives me strength and courage to take this further. & # 39;


– Denis Murphy (floor 14)

Father of one Denis Murphy, 56, was described as the & # 39; lynchpin & # 39; from his family whose & # 39; cheeky smile & # 39; hard to forget.

His sister Anne-Marie remembered during her tribute how Mr. Murphy once joined the Unite bus union in the bewilderment of his family because he couldn't drive a car, & let alone a bus & # 39 ;.

Denis Murphy

Denis Murphy

& # 39; The reason is that he wanted to be part of the campaign to show his voice and the voice of the community in Grenfell Tower. & # 39;

– Mohamed Amied Neda (floor 23)


Mohamed Amied Neda, 57, lived on the top floor of the block and died of injuries consistent with a fall.

Known as Saber, he had fled the Taliban in Afghanistan to find a new home in Britain with his wife Flora and son Farhad, who moved into the Grenfell Tower in 1999.

His last recorded words – left for relatives on the night of the fire – were played during one of the more poignant moments of the investigation, and were: & goodbye, we are leaving this world now, goodbye. I hope I haven't disappointed you. See you for everyone. & # 39;

– Joseph Daniels

Little was said about Joseph Daniels during a presentation on the first day of the study, since his son, Samuel, spoke for only a few seconds.


The 69-year-old moved to the Grenfell tower in 1982.

Samuel did not ask for applause before he said: & The events of that night took his life and all traces of his existence from this world. He didn't have a chance to get out and this should never have happened. & # 39;

– Mary Mendy and Khadija Saye (floor 20)

Mary Mendy was reminded in two-day presentations that told that she had moved from the Gambia, West Africa to the UK in the 1980s.

The 54-year-old died in Grenfell Tower with her daughter Khadija Saye, who had moved to live there in 1993.


A statement from her niece Marion Telfer read during the investigation: & # 39; She was warm and friendly, she welcomed everyone to her house. Grenfell Tower was a place where her entire family and friends could find shelter if they ever needed it. & # 39;

Mary Mendy and Khadija Saye

Mary Mendy and Khadija Saye

Mary Mendy and Khadija Saye

One of the most prominent victims of the fire, Khadija Saye, 24, died when she was about to make a major career breakthrough.

Her friend David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, was one of the people on stage at her commemoration, with an excerpt from the BBC documentary in which she should have appeared, after her when she launched a photo exhibition in Venice.


Her father, Mohammadou Saye, said in a statement from his lawyer: & # 39; Khadija said to me one day: & # 39; Dad, I am in love with images & # 39; – it was this passion that Khadija pursued to the end because it gave her great satisfaction and brought her some joy and happiness.

– Debbie Lamprell (floor 19)

The 45-year-old Debbie Lamprell, who worked for the house at Opera Holland Park (OHP), was described as always with a smile on her face and a & # 39; happy and satisfied & # 39; to live life.

In a statement, her mother Miriam said: “She really liked her work, she was very, very happy with her life.

Where the victims were found

Where the victims were found

Where the victims were found

& # 39; You rarely saw my Debbie without a smile. People went to Debbie because she was a friendly, easygoing person. & # 39;

– Maria del Pilar Burton (floor 19)

Maria del Pilar Burton is now considered the 72nd victim of the fire, despite the death in January following a stroke.

The 74-year-old, known as Pily, suffered from dementia, a condition that seriously worsened after the disaster and meant that she never left the hospital, said her husband, Nicholas Burton.


Her vibrancy and passion for cooking, fashion and dancing were among the qualities that Mr. Burton recalled during the investigation, who said: “She was a unique, beautiful, exceptional person until this tragedy had taken it away.

& # 39; It took away her dignity and everything we had in this world. And let me tell you, no matter what humiliations my wife had to undergo, my Pily was perfect. & # 39;

– Rania Ibrahim, Fethia Hassan, Hania Hassan (floor 23)

Mother Rania Ibrahim died alongside her two young children Fethia, a four-year-old known as & # 39; Fou Fou & # 39; and Hania, three.

The 31-year-old live streamed the scene of the fire on social media, watching helplessly how her flat was clogged with smoke.


Her husband, Hassan Awadh Hassan, who was in Egypt at the time, told the investigation: & I am not alone crying here because my wife is gone. My wife and my children are very lucky. Because the way it goes, I wish I would go like it. I'm waiting for my day. & # 39;

– Choucair family

Three generations of the Choucair family, who lived in two apartments on the 22nd floor, were swept away by the fire.

Nadia, 33, her husband Bassem Choukair, 40, their three children Mierna, 13, Fatima, 11 and Zainab, three, died together with their grandmother Sirria, 60.

Hisam Choucair, brother of Nadia and son of Sirria, said to the room: & I lost half of my family in one night. I now feel like a stranger. It has destroyed everything. I feel that part of me has been taken away. & # 39;

The Choucair family

The Choucair family

The Choucair family

The investigation heard how Sirria was particularly close to her granddaughter Zainab, whom she cared for while Nadia worked as a school teacher.

Mr. Choucair's sister, Nadia, was a & # 39; fighter & # 39; who knew her mind and always stood up for her rights like their mother, he said.

Her husband Bassem was a & # 39; excellent father, kind, loving, thoughtful & # 39 ;, a & # 39; incredibly conscientious & # 39; supervisor was with Marks and Spencer.

Eleven-year-old Fatima was described as a gifted gymnast, while Mierna, 13, loved sports and drawing, and could not choose whether to become a doctor or a lawyer.

– Hesham Rahman

Hesham Rahman, 57, died in his flat on the top floor of the Grenfell Tower.

During a tribute to him, a moving video montage was played, ending with Omar, his baby family member, saying: & We would do so many things together. Unfortunately, those things have come to an end. & # 39;

His cousin Karim Mussilhy read a poem he had written in February 2016: & My will, because who will ever remember me.

& # 39; Consider my presence before my departure. To see a smile on your face when I'm gone, a prayer from your heart.

& # 39; No tears or sorrow at my grave.

& # 39; If we have shared a memory in your heart, always remember it with a smile.

& # 39; For whoever will ever remember me, remember my presence before my departure. & # 39;

– Anthony Disson

Anthony Disson, known as Tony, was praised as a loving grandfather who encouraged his children's passion for boxing.

The 65-year-old was recalled by his family during the investigation, including son Alfie, who said he named his baby after him.

He said in a video message: & # 39; If he were here now, he would be over the moon about what we called her. & # 39;

– Zainab Deen and Jeremiah Deen (floor 14)

Mother Zainab Deen, 32, died in Grenfell Tower together with her young son Jeremiah.

She had moved to the UK at the age of 16 and had once dreamed of becoming a pop star.

Her family said she was a & # 39; beautiful, smart, warm, caring and confident and extrovert young woman & # 39; with a & # 39; lively personality & # 39; and & # 39; great sense of humor & # 39 ;.

Zainab Deen

Zainab Deen

Zainab Deen

One of the youngest victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Jeremiah, two, was said to be "loving, full of life, love to play football and love to explore and go on an adventure".

He was found on his mother's side on the 14th floor of the block.

He had been at the Clare Garden nursery until his & # 39; sweet life was broken down & # 39; in the June 14 eruption, his family said and added: & # 39; We cannot dwell on the sadness or keep asking the question & # 39; why this happened to our family & # 39 ;. We will also find no reason why such a handsome and cheerful boy was taken away from us at the age of two.

– Ali Yawar Jafari (floor 11)

The 82-year-old was dearly remembered by his family as an animal lover who had once waited three days to free a pigeon whose legs were caught in rope.

The grandfather, who was pulled out of Grenfell Tower by firefighters after losing contact with his family, was described as a & # 39; friendly man and husband & # 39; who loved to travel.

His son Hamid Ali Jafari said in a video tribute: & I think the happiest moment he had was when my son was born because he was attached to him a lot.

& # 39; Both were connected, so sometimes when I see my son, I feel that my father's soul came into my son. & # 39;

– Gary Maunders (floor 19)

Gary Maunders, 57, was recalled during the investigation as a fervent fan of Manchester United who exchanged football for the brush when a top-level career did not come true.

He was found in his flat on the top floor in the tower of Grenfell – and buried in the set of the soccer team he cherished.

Mrs. Pumar, the mother of his two youngest children, said: “The loss of their father, his love and presence in their lives is devastating for our children. They miss their father more than words can describe and have missed much of their lives. & # 39;

– Majorie Vital and Ernie Vital (floor 19)

Mother and son Majorie Vital, 68, and Ernie, 50, lived on the 19th floor of the Grenfell tower.

Their bodies were so badly burned in the fire that they had formed together, said her surviving son, whose name was not given, in a film shown to the room.

He said: & it reminded me, as a child he grew up constantly in my mother's arms, and when they were fused together it symbolized their level of closeness that they had, that umbilical cord, that my brother was still relatively was intact. & # 39;

– Victoria King and Alexandra Atala (floor 20)

Mother and daughter Victoria King, 71, and Alexandra Atala, 40, were commemorated in a brief statement sent by an aunt living in Australia.

Mrs. King and her sister Penny Pearce had only recently re-established contact after years of divorce.

Alexandra Atala

Alexandra Atala

Alexandra Atala

She said: & # 39; Thanks to the tracing of the Salvation Army, I was finally able to get in touch with her and my niece, Alexandra, who lived in the Grenfell Tower. If this had not been the case, no family member would have known that they had died because nobody knew they were still living there.

& # 39; The time we had contact again meant a lot, I wish it had been much longer. They were and still are together and that is what is important. The fire is a tragedy for all of us. & # 39;

– Tuccu-Ahmedin family (floor 19)

Mohamednur Tuccu, 44, his wife Amal Ahmedin, 35, and their three-year-old daughter Amaya Tuccu-Ahmedin, all died. Amna Mahmud Idris, 27, visited her cousin Mrs. Ahmedin at the time of the fire and also died.

Mrs. Ahmedin & # 39; s sister Feruza Afewerki said: & # 39; Those we grew up with, who shared our dearest memories with, celebrated, and mourned, stole their lives from them while all of London watched. & # 39;

Winta, whose last name was not given, said & # 39; cheeky & # 39; Amaya was the love of her mother's life and her sister Mrs. Ahmedin, an incredible mother.

– Miah-Begum family (floor 17)

Kamru Miah, 79, Rabeya Begum, 64, Mohammed Hamid, 28, Mohammed Hanif, 26, and Husna Begum, 22, were found on the 17th floor.

Their only surviving close relative, Mohammed Hakim, said: & I can say with my hand on my heart that I am extremely proud that my family stays close together on their last moments before they die.

& # 39; I'm even more proud as a brother that my brothers and sisters didn't leave my parents behind, even though they might have had the chance to escape. & # 39;

Mr Hakim's parents, who were born in Bangladesh, had mobility problems. His father had had two beats and a heart attack.

He described him as a dedicated father and husband with a heart of gold who loved action movies.

His mother was & # 39; beautiful, loving and generous & # 39; and full of love and laughter.

Where the survivors were relocated

Where the survivors were relocated

Where the survivors were relocated

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