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Liam’s final farewell

There was not a dry eye in sight as the small white casket of five-year-old Liam Bridgeman was lowered at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, this morning.

Tears streamed down the faces of Sheena Jackson and Steve Bridgeman, as they said goodbye to their only son and joy of their life.

Initially composed throughout the funeral service at Abundant Life Assembly, the couple openly cried as their son, friendly student and aspiring veterinarian was laid to rest.

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Liam was laid to rest at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Red balloons were released with two white doves, as Liam’s family, friends and classmates from the St Cyprian’s Boys School bade him farewell.

Mourners arrived for the funeral service at the Abundant Life Assembly Church dressed in Liam’s favourite colour, red.  However the atmosphere remained solemn with the beautifully designed small white casket in front stage of the Bank Hall St Michael church.

“Gone too soon”, was the message repeated throughout the service, as mourners remembered the little boy who drowned while attending a birthday party at Coverley Christ Church on October 15.

The congregation sang songs such as ‘Jesus Wants me For a Sunbeam’ and ‘There’s a Friend for Little Children’. Local artiste Damien Marvay and the St Cyprians School Choir also joined in the proceedings, while school Principal, Dave Layne, delivered an emotional poem in memory of his late pupil.

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Members of the congregation

Family friend, Tanisha Stuart speaking about the energetic and fun-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, told the congregation that Liam was “everything that Sheena and Steve could hope for”, adding that he would have celebrated his sixth birthday on November 8th.

“We would never find a reason why such a smart, cheerful and beautiful child was taken from our lives. We will always miss Liam and forever remember his smile and laughter,” Stuart said.

23 Responses to Liam’s final farewell

  1. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore October 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Even reading this is so painful

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  2. Get Even
    Get Even October 29, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    S.I.P Little one.

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  3. Karen Thom
    Karen Thom October 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    So sad RIP

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  4. Marva Greenidge
    Marva Greenidge October 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    R I P LITTLE ONE

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  5. Michelle Graham
    Michelle Graham October 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Rip son. Gone too soon

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  6. Karen Wharton
    Karen Wharton October 29, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Rip little angel

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  7. Araya Sunshine
    Araya Sunshine October 29, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Sheena and Steve, today you are filled with much sorrow and it’s difficult to find the strength to go on and face each tomorrow. But try to be strong and carry on and keep hope alive in your hearts. Someday, you will meet little Liam when your life here is over and then you will never have to be apart. RIP little Angle.

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  8. Elizabeth Jones
    Elizabeth Jones October 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Rest in peace Liam

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  9. Andrea Cadogan
    Andrea Cadogan October 30, 2016 at 3:05 am

    RIP baby boy

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  10. Sandra Tinogana Bellamy
    Sandra Tinogana Bellamy October 30, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Sleep well Little one

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  11. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke October 30, 2016 at 5:54 am

    This is so sad.

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  12. Ernest Moona October 30, 2016 at 6:20 am

    My condolences to my former work colleague Steve Bridgeman,may god give you strength and the courage to go through this time in your grief ,and may Liam rest in enternal peace with the saints and angles on high .

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  13. Ernest Alcapone
    Ernest Alcapone October 30, 2016 at 6:34 am

    My condolences to my former work colleague Mr Steve Bridgeman , may god be with you and your family at this time ,and may god give you Steve the strength to go through your grief and may your son Liam rest in enternal peace with the saints and angles on high, this is such a sad time .

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  14. Paulette Green October 30, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I feel your pain if you want to see him again you have to give your lives to Jesus and you will meet him again that is the only way , what a wonderful day that would be .

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  15. Veejay October 30, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.

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  16. Erica Bascombe
    Erica Bascombe October 30, 2016 at 7:41 am

    RIP little one

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  17. Olivia Howard
    Olivia Howard October 30, 2016 at 8:03 am

    God Bless THE FAMILY R I P little one

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  18. Mark Betty October 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    My deepest condolences to all family and friends, such a tragic loss at such a young age.

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  19. Risa Ndm Rouse
    Risa Ndm Rouse October 30, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I cried reading this. May he RIP and may his parents find the strength to carry on.

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  20. Carolyn Luke
    Carolyn Luke October 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This is so hurtful. My heart is so sorrowful. I too have a 5yr old son who will be 6 on the 2nd Nov. May God comfort his parents at this time and give them the strength needed at this time. Sleep sweet little angel,sleep sweet.

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  21. Elizabeth Paul
    Elizabeth Paul October 30, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Rip

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  22. miche October 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    “We would never find a reason why such a smart, cheerful and beautiful child was taken from our lives. Just remember the life of Job,,God will never give us more than we can handle.He knows us

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  23. Sammie J Nell
    Sammie J Nell October 30, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    rip

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