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Touching tribute remembers victims of MH17

SOMBRE CEREMONY: Anglican priest Hilary Singleton, Morag Roseby with baby Eva Fisher, Kellie Novak with baby Noah McKenzie, and Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade captain Gregg Millar light candles as part of a day of mourning for the victims of the MH17 plane tragedy, held at the Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade station yesterday.
SOMBRE CEREMONY: Anglican priest Hilary Singleton, Morag Roseby with baby Eva Fisher, Kellie Novak with baby Noah McKenzie, and Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade captain Gregg Millar light candles as part of a day of mourning for the victims of the MH17 plane tragedy, held at the Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade station yesterday. Megan Kinninment

A CEREMONY to mourn those killed in the MH17 Ukraine Malaysia Airlines crash was held at Suffolk Park yesterday.

Anglican priest, Reverend Hilary Singleton spoke at the ceremony at the Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade station where a group of around 40 locals gathered to pay their respects to the 300 people killed, including 38 Australians.

A minute's silence was observed with the Australian flag at half-mast and 38 candles lit at the station.

"It's such a traumatic thing to have happened," Suffolk Park mother Kellie Novak said. "It has affected not only the immediate friends and families of those killed, but so many others around the world."

Fire Captain, Gregg Millar said he offered the station as a place to hold the ceremony after many in the community asked for a place to erect a shrine to those killed. "I get emotional thinking of those three young children who died," he said.

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