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Friends and family say goodbye to tragic Lucy
7:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A LOVING dad has said goodbye to his daughter four months after police believe she was murdered at home.
Lucy Simms was found dead at her home in June and despite numerous toxicology tests, detectives are no closer to finding out an exact cause of death.
A short service was held for her at Southampton Crematorium yesterday. The former Gilberd schoolgirl moved there from Colchester in 2007.
Speaking during the service, dad Brian Simms, who lives in Colchester, said: “The last four months, since her untimely death, has dragged by.
“I’m still completely lost for words, although I know Lucy had so many friends who share my sorrow.”
After, he said: “It is almost as if Lucy was with us.
“If this was true, then I’m sure she would have been overwhelmed by the send off.”
Friends and family gathered at a wake after the service to share their memories of Lucy, an aspiring model.
Mr Simms, a published author, also penned a poem for tragic Lucy.
In it, he writes: “It’s hard to believe, it wasn’t your time
“You had departed before your prime.
“So many things that were left undone.
“So much to live for but now you are gone.”
He adds: “Why you were taken we’ll never know why.
“Please accept this as my fondest goodbye.
“From a father whose always been so proud of you dear Lucy – you stand out from the crowd.”
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