A ‘GO fund me’ page for the partner and unborn child of crash victim Torres Weka has been launched.
The 27-year-old musician is being laid to rest today.
He died after his ute veered off the Abergowrie Road near Ingham in north Qld three weeks ago.
Torres’ partner Amy Barbi, who is expecting their child, is now struggling to pay the mortgage the pair took out together.
The day before the accident the couple had rejoiced at the news they were expecting a baby boy.
Amy said: ‘It’s hard to put Torres’ beauty into words’.
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral, which is being held at St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, where Torres worked as a residential parent, is an invite-only event and is limited to 100 people.
Many more will watch the ceremony on a live stream.
Torres’ passing has devastated the community.
The students he cared for at St Teresa’s have sent condolence cards to Amy and to his parents, Auntie Lausi and Uncle Toru Weka.
These tributes are displayed at a shrine in the Papua New Guinean couple’s home in Trebonne.
Flowers, photos and a ukulele have been left, along with a portrait sketched by his father Toru, who is an artist.
Torres was a joy to all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
Since his death people have flocked to grieve at his parents’ house, in a tradition called a house cry.
Songs and stories have been shared about Torres’ life.
His spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.
Amy and Torres’ son is due in October.
GoFundMe is a website that allows people across the globe to donate to those in need.
This appeal was set up by people who worked with Torres.