Katie Clutterbuck's 'zest for life' remembered
‘A zest for life’ is how 19-year-old Katie Clutterbuck will be remembered by the hundreds of people who said goodbye to her today.
The 19-year-old’s funeral was awash with a sea of pink as her young friends joined her mum Karen, dad Kevin and sister Karina in a celebration of her life.
Katie, from Longlevens, died after being hit by a car on a night out in Cheltenham on September 15.
Karen and Kevin spoke of their loss in a floral tribute which read: “Thank you for giving us 19 years of happiness and joy. You are our beautiful angel and will never be replaced. We love and miss you very much.”
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A colourful portrayal of Katie’s life was heard at the service which was held at Coney Hill Crematorium.
Her sister Karina said: “Katie had such a soft and gentle touch. I love you and I’m going to miss you so much.”
The congregation heard how Katie would often say ‘just chill’ and was a great source of ‘comfort and joy’ for her many friends.
They also heard how she once met Prince Harry and her love of competing in sports such as football, tennis and rugby ever since attending Robinswood Primary School.
The sound of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ could be heard by dozens of people who stood on the steps outside the crematorium, unable to go inside because it was so busy.
They also heard ‘Fields Of Gold’ by Eva Cassidy and ending with Björk’s ‘It’s Oh, So Quiet’ – a rousing end to a moving service.
VIDEO: Eva Cassidy's Fields of Gold