Loved and loving: Family, friends farewell Luke Davies

Luke Davies has been honoured by family, friends and strangers at a memorial in Brisbane.

Luke Davies has been honoured by family, friends and strangers at a memorial in Brisbane. Photo: AAP

Grey skies and rain could not dampen the impact Luke Davies had on his family, friends and co-workers.

The 29-year-old was farewelled on Saturday in Brisbane by more than 500 people at New Farm Park, with strangers joining Mr Davies’ loved ones to pay their respects.

Mourners dressed in white gathered at the park’s rotunda as two large screens displayed photos and videos of Mr Davies throughout his life.

Images and videos showed him overseas in the snow on his days off from being an international flight attendant, waving to the camera as a child, and more recently, enjoying his new life in Sydney.

“I shatter every day knowing I won’t see you again and then every day my pieces pull themselves back together knowing I have the day to tell the world about you,” Mr Davies’ friend Jess said in a tribute.

It was the common theme on Saturday as family, friends, co-workers and former teachers spoke highly of a man who made a lasting impact on everyone in his life.

Davies’ and partner Jesse Baird’s lives were cut short just two months ago in Sydney when an accused NSW police officer allegedly shot the men with his service weapon while off duty.

Beau Lamarre-Condon, 29, has been charged with two counts of murder and was sacked from the NSW police force in March.

Davies’ former year six teacher Stuart Crichton said he would be remembered not for the way he left the world but for the impact he had on it.

“The way he embraced life and the way that he loved those he held close,” Crichton said.

“Rest in peace, Luke.

“Your light will never be extinguished.”


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