Search

Photo gallery: Funeral of Fiona Anderson held in Oulton Broad

17:56 14 June 2013

Funeral of Fiona Anderson at St Michael

Funeral of Fiona Anderson at St Michael's church, Oulton, Lowestoft. Fiona's father Michael,carries the coffin into church.

©archant 2013

A community has bid an emotional farewell to a mother who fell to her death from a multi-storey car park in Lowestoft.

Funeral of Fiona Anderson at St Michael's church, Oulton, Lowestoft.Funeral of Fiona Anderson at St Michael's church, Oulton, Lowestoft.

About 75 people turned out at St Michael’s Church, Oulton Broad this morning to pay tribute to Fiona Anderson at a service of thanksgiving for the life of Fiona and her children Levina, Addy, Kyden and Evalie.

The funeral service for the 23-year-old was held almost two months after Fiona had fallen from the Battery Green multi-storey car park in Gordon Road on Monday, April 15.

With the service conducted by Rev Robin Pritchard, he spoke of the “deep sorrow” felt by Fiona’s death.

He said: “Fiona suffered a profound loss of confidence in herself and in societies’ ability to help her. This has been terrible for everyone. We are shocked, feel guilty and are experiencing a sense of terrible waste.

“Should we condemn Fiona? Not at all.”

A private committal took place after the service at Lowestoft Cemetery, as Miss Anderson was laid to rest overlooking the graves of Levina, Addy and Kyden, who were buried at the town’s main cemetery on June 5.

Miss Anderson was eight-months pregnant and expecting her fourth child – Evalie – with Mr McLelland when she fell more than 30ft to her death from the top floor of the Battery Green car park.

Almost three hours after the death of Miss Anderson, police officers found her children Levina, Addy, and Kyden dead at their home in London Road South.

SEE TOMORROW’S PAPER FOR MORE

1 comment

  • Hi, Fionas funeral was absolutely beautiful, ...I used to live a couple of doors along from her, & was wondering who supplied the coach & horses? .... it makes a lovely picture, but spoiled, as for such a sad occasion. <3

    Report this comment

    CarolAnn McGregor

    Saturday, June 15, 2013

Other news

14:45
Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Tremors from an earthquake in Kent were felt as far away as Cromer in the early hours of this morning.

A river taxi is set to be launched from the International boat building college, Oulton Broad.
Kyle Townsend painting the boat.

It’s a busy Monday morning, you’re already running late for work and traffic is clogged up on both the Bascule bridge and the Oulton Broad North level crossing.

Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Rail unions have called off a train strike planned for Bank Holiday Monday - the day of Norwich’s Wembley play-off final.

Transport Museum 1940s Weekend

Almost 800 people took a step back in time to enjoy the first ever 1940s weekend to be held at the East Anglia Transport Museum.

Most Read

14:45
Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Tremors from an earthquake in Kent were felt as far away as Cromer in the early hours of this morning.

Read more
Twitter
13:31
Police are concerned about the welfare of Jeff Spicer, who has not been seen since last night

Police are appealing for help tracing a missing 53-year-old man.

Read more
Suffolk Police
A river taxi is set to be launched from the International boat building college, Oulton Broad.
Kyle Townsend painting the boat.

It’s a busy Monday morning, you’re already running late for work and traffic is clogged up on both the Bascule bridge and the Oulton Broad North level crossing.

Read more
Council Riverside- Front

Lowestoft-based staff from Suffolk County Council and Waveney District Council will begin the move into brand new accommodation next week, with construction of the new Riverside office complex now completed.

Read more
Colin Law
11:38
Elm Tree Primary School head teacher Hilary Day with pupils

The head teacher of a Lowestoft primary school put into special measures by Ofsted said work was already being done to improve standards

Read more

Most Commented

A river taxi is set to be launched from the International boat building college, Oulton Broad.
Kyle Townsend painting the boat.

It’s a busy Monday morning, you’re already running late for work and traffic is clogged up on both the Bascule bridge and the Oulton Broad North level crossing.

Read more
Council Riverside- Front

Lowestoft-based staff from Suffolk County Council and Waveney District Council will begin the move into brand new accommodation next week, with construction of the new Riverside office complex now completed.

Read more
Colin Law

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Lowestoft Journal e-edition today E-edition