Funeral of “beloved” Jumping Castle victim | Avocado



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Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, victim of the Tasmanian Jumping Castle, is remembered as a beloved daughter and adored granddaughter as family and friends prepare to say goodbye at a funeral service. The 12-year-old is one of six children who died during year-end celebrations at Hillcrest Elementary School on December 16, when a gust of wind blew up the castle and several inflatable zorb balls. His funeral will be in Devonport on Thursday afternoon at the same location where the lives of three of his classmates have already been celebrated. Jalailah’s family remembered her as a “beautiful girl” who “earned her angel wings” in a funeral notice posted online. She has been described as a loving sister, daughter and “adored granddaughter” who leaves behind seven siblings, parents Trent and Rhianna, and two grandmothers. The service follows Peter Dodt’s funeral in Devonport on Wednesday, with family and friends remembering the 12-year-old as a ‘little hero’ who tried to save others caught in the jumping castle tragedy . Jye Sheehan and Zane Mellor, both 12, bid farewell last week, while the funeral for Addison Stewart, 11, is on Friday. Chace Harrison, 11, became the sixth victim three days after the incident. More than $ 1.4 million was raised for families through an online fundraising page, while the federal government pledged $ 800,000 for advice and support to the region. Devonport City Council collects countless tributes left outside the school to create a permanent memorial. The coroner is investigating the circumstances of the accident and will receive reports from Tasmania Police and WorkSafe Tasmania. Associated Australian Press




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