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Amy Barbi’s funeral speech: The mightiest display of human courage

IN the mightiest display of human courage, Torres Weka’s pregnant partner Amy Barbi made a heartbreaking yet hopeful speech at the 27-year-old’s funeral.

Popular local musician Torres was killed in a road accident while driving home from work on a Friday afternoon.

Amy, who is due to give birth to the couple’s son in October, said: ‘Torres spread love and good vibes into absolutely everyone he came in contact with.

‘Our baby will learn who the greatest man who brought him into this world is.

‘I promise he will grow up knowing you as well as I did. You were truly one of a kind.

‘Thank you for leaving me with a life so precious with your blood running through his veins; something for me to hold onto and live for.

‘My baby boy is a gift from God. Please continue to watch over us and talk to us.

‘I love you. I love you for all eternity. Some day we will meet again’.

Torres, who worked as a residential carer at St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, died in a road accident near Ingham in north Queensland, Australia, four weeks ago.

His passing has devastated the community.

The former Kirwan High student was a gifted musician. He is the son of Trebonne couple Aunty Lausi and Uncle Toru Weka, who moved to Australia with Torres from Papua New Guinea when he was an infant.

Staff at St Teresa’s have set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page to raise money for Amy and her baby.

To donate click on this link:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-amy-and-baby-weka

Please like and share this post to help raise financial support for Amy, who is struggling to pay the mortgage the pair took out together.

Our deepest condolences go out to all those who knew and loved Torres.

May he rest in peace.

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