Pad­dle and song to say farewell

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

FRIENDS and fam­ily of In­sta­gram model Sinead McNa­mara (in­set) have led an emo­tional pad­dle out at Rain­bow Beach, near Port Mac­quarie, to pay trib­ute to the 20year-old who died in n mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances in the Greek Is­lands on Au­gust 30.

Her fa­ther Shaun n McNa­mara and d brother Jake led 40 0 kids on in­flat­a­bles s along with surfers out past the break­ers where they formed a cir­cle i (right) and re­leased flow­ers.

A whale breached out fur­ther, a fit­ting mem­ory to the girl who “loved na­ture and the wa­ter” and was at her hap­pi­est with sun­rays on her skin. Her mother Kylie and sis­ter Lau­ren Carr stood on the beach and threw flow­ers into the wa­ter. From afar, Ms McNa­mara was adored by h her thou­sands of follo low­ers on In­sta­gram a as she doc­u­mented h her ex­otic travel life. The young crew m mem­ber of the 93m su­pery­acht su the Mayan Queen IV, owned by Mex­i­can bil­lion­aire b Al­berto Bailleres, Ba was found hang­ing un­con­scious in a tan­gle of ropes off the side of the 6m-high yacht while it was moored off the Greek Is­land of Ke­falo­nia. No one men­tioned the events of fh her death d th at t her fufu neral, held ear­lier in the day at Innes Gar­dens Me­mo­rial Park.

Hun­dreds came to say good­bye to the beau­ti­ful, sunkissed surfer girl. They wore what “Sinead would want them to wear” as sug­gested by her big brother Jake – girls in play­suits and sun­dresses, boys in ca­sual gear. Kylie K McNa­mara a wore the an­guish of a mother who h had to bury her y youngest child. Her fa­ther, d dressed in cuto off jean shorts and bright socks with his daugh­ter’s nick­name nick­name, Grubba, printed over them, wel­comed his youngest girl home. He urged the con­gre­ga­tion to sing Waltz­ing Matilda to wel­come his girl back to her home coun­try and ev­ery­one did, loud and through tears.

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