Family’s farewell to tragic baby twin
MORE than 100 mourners packed into a church for the funeral of a fiveweek-old Peterborough baby who died just before Christmas.
Family and friends attended the funeral of Dylan Killick which was held at St John’s Church in Stanground yesterday afternoon to pay tribute to the youngster and to comfort his parents.
Brave twin Dylan died from bronchial pneumonia at Peterborough City Hospital on December 6 after his parents Chris Isaac (26) and Lizzie Killick (23) found him lying motionless at their home in Belsay Drive, Stanground.
Dylan’s tiny coffin was brought to the church by horse-drawn carriage and then carried into the venue by Mr Isaac and Ms Killick.
During the service Ms Killick fought back tears to read a heartfelt tribute that she had written to Dylan.
She said: “I wish I could see your small eyes again when I wake and place a kiss on your face.
“I often hear it said that time will ease the pain but if I’m honest I hope that the hurt will remain.
“Because I need to feel you constantly just to make it through the day.
“If only the angels that took you up to heaven could come down and ask me to take your place. I only hope you are watching down from above.”
Reverend Stephen Betson, who took the service, said: “There is nothing you can say to Dylan’s family that can take away the pain they are feeling right now.
“His parents and family had looked forward to his birth along with that of his twin sister Rosie.
“And there is no explanation why someone so young was taken from them.
“But this life is full of questions and there are many, many more questions than answers.”
During the service Ms Killick also lit a candle in tribute to Dylan and the hymns Amazing Grace and All Things Bright and Beautiful were sung.
The funeral took place after friends and relatives of Dylan’s family raised over £1,000 by holding a number of events including cake sales, quizzes and sponsored leg waxes.
Dylan’s grandmother Iris Killick (60) said: “We’re fortunate to have so many kindhearted friends and I would like to thank them for their support.”
Dylan was taken to hospital after his parents found him lying motionless in his bed.
His parents gave him mouth-to-mouth before paramedics arrived and took him to Peterborough City Hospital where doctors tried to resuscitate him for more than halfan-hour.
Iris Killick said: “The doctors did all they could but in the end it was no good. At first we asked why they were stopping but they said there was nothing they could do. It was very emotional and there were plenty of tears shed.”
POIGNANT MOMENT: Parents Chris Isaac and Lizzie Killick carry their son, Dylan’s, coffin, watched by family and friends
PROCESSION: Horses and carriage are used to carry Dylan Killick’s coffin to church