Hundreds remember "Superman" Cain Westcarr at funeral
HUNDREDS of people dressed in red bid their final farewells to 'little Superman' Cain Westcarr.
Cain was just 12 when he died – a popular pupil at Beaufort Community School, Tuffley.
Yesterday The Church of S Paul and St Stephen, in Park End Road, was packed to the rafters with more than 500 loved ones all wearing either an item of red clothing or the Superman logo. Others held red roses for him.
When Cain's family entered, carrying his bright red coffin, Toy Soldiers by Eminem was played. It was a tribute to the boy they called "soldier" because he defended his friends. He was also known as "little Superman".
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Reverend Ricarda Witcombe led the service and she spoke of how she knew Cain, who lived on Seymour Road, from his time at St Paul's Primary School, which she regularly visits.
"I knew Cain as all of you did," she said.
"He was still finding his way in life. He will be greatly missed by all."
The hymn Shine Jesus Shine was sung, and Cain's friends were encouraged to sing alternative lyrics that Cain had invented during his time at St Paul's.
Following the hymn a number of tributes were read out by Rev Newcombe, including one from his mum Veronica Lee. She spoke of his strong family ties.
She said: "Once, when Cain was six, I told him that I had been beaten up by a girl, in jest, and he went to try and find her to 'sort her out'.
"I love you my soldier. You will always be my box boy baby."
His brother Kai, 13, said: "Thank you for helping me on the XBox."
After the service, which finished with the song When You Wish Upon a Star, the congregation travelled to Coney Hill Cemetery where Cain was laid to rest. Red balloons were released in his memory and numerous floral tributes were left.
One read simply: "God has you in his arms now, but you will always be in our hearts." Another said: "Your star will always be shining bright. Miss you lots mate, Callum."
Cain leaves behind his mother, father Grant, and his six siblings – Kai Westcarr, 13, Callum Westcarr, 10, Kian Westcarr, eight, Camron Westcarr, six, Danny-Lee Daldry, three, and Tae Munsung, nine months.