Farewell to mum and daugh­ter

Emo­tional fu­neral ser­vice for Claire and Char­lotte Hart who were fa­tally shot out­side Spald­ing leisure com­plex

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Win­ston Brown win­ston.brown@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @Peter­bor­oughTel

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.

Read more at: http://www. spald­ing­to­day.co.uk/news/ lat­est-news/final-farewell-to­mother-and-daugh­ter-mur­dered-in-spald­ing-1-7527903

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.

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