Family and friends say final farewell to Bath teenager Kirsty Bowen
Friends and family dressed in pink to say goodbye to a "bubbly and vivacious" Bath teenager.
The chapel at Haycombe Crematorium was packed for the funeral of Kirsty Bowen, who died in a car accident.
Many of her friends and family wore pink tops, with a photo of the 18-year-old and the words "Gone but never forgotten. Our angel, our Kirsty".
Kirsty's coffin arrived in a white carriage, pulled by two white horses with pink feathers on their heads. It was decorated with pictures of teenager with family and many friends.
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In a tribute read on behalf of the family, Kirsty was described as "lovely, bubbly, kind and vivacious".
She was fondly remembered as a person who would do anything for anyone but despite her kind nature she was no push over.
The tribute said: “Kirsty was a bundle of joy and would light up any room.
“Even though she was kind and keen to help others she was also strong minded, and wouldn’t be pushed around.”
Memories of Kirsty were shared, bringing laughter and tears from the congregation.
They heard about her love of tomato ketchup, which she had on everything and how she enjoyed getting dressed up and going out for a night.
Her mum Sharon was often called on to be the taxi driver for Kirsty and her friends, sometimes as late as 4am.
A poem written by Kirsty’s best friend Chloe was read out, while another friend Megan also read a poem.
Kirsty, the youngest of four children, lived in The Oval and started her education at Southdown Infants School before moving on to Hayesfield School and studying social care at City of Bath College.
Kirsty leaves mum Sharon, dad Mark, brothers Gareth and Thomas, and sister Lynette.
The service was followed by a private cremation, and donations were made to the NSPCC and Action for Kids.