Farewell to mum and daughter
Emotional funeral service for Claire and Charlotte Hart who were fatally shot outside Spalding leisure complex
The village of Moulton bowed its head as at least 300 people joined as one inside All Saints Church on Tuesday to remember Claire (50) and Charlotte (19) Hart. An air of solemn disbelief greeted two wicker-like coffins as they were carried into the churchbybearers, including sons and brothers respectively Luke (26) and Ryan (25), four weeks after Claire and Charlotte were fatally shot outside Castle Sports Complex, Spalding.
Husband and father LanceHart(57) shotthe two women before ending his own life as he turned the single-barrel weapononhimself.
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The funeral service was led by the Rev Rosa mu nd Seal, Rural Dean of Elloe East and Vicar of Holbeach, along with the Rev Barbara Hutchinson.
Mrs Seal said: “We cannot comprehend what circumstances might have led up to, and what depths of emotion might have led someone to do such a terrible thing.
“All we can do is wee pat the tragic loss of such joy-filled, love-filled and promising lives and pray for all those who are closest to them, particularly Luke and Ryan.
“We also come together to support all those who, in their own way, have been affected by this tragedy and may continue to be affected by it for a long time to come.”
The service included the singing of hymns Amazing Grace and Abide With Me, a reading from the Bible and the playing of “Home” by Michael Buble, one of Claire and Charlotte’ s favourite songs.
There was also a tribute from Luke and Ryan, read by Mrs Hutchinson who said: “Mum has always been proud of her children and we were also so proud of her.
“Everything we have achieved is because of her inspiration and her children are all creations of her love.
“When Charlotte joined us, we couldn’ t believe something so beautiful, kind and delicate could exist in our world.
‘All wecandois weepat the tragic loss of such joy-filled lives’
Claire and Charlotte Hart, inset, and , above, Luke and Ryan Hart at the service at All Saints Church.