Sea of yellow as mourners say their final goodbyes to travel agent

Sea of yellow as mourners say their final goodbyes to travel agent

Crowds of mourners wore yellow to say their final goodbyes to Southport travel agent Cassie Hayes.

Her funeral took place almost exactly two weeks after she was killed while working at the TUI branch on Chapel Street.

Family and friends lined the route of the funeral cortège, which carried Cassie’s coffin alongside bright yellow floral tributes saying “MY BABY” and “DUDE”.

28-year-old Cassie was originally from Alnwick, and her funeral was held at Alnwick Cemetery in her Northumberland home town this afternoon.

The funeral service was only attended by close family, with mourners asked to join a celebration of Cassie’s life after the ceremony.

Mourners wore yellow as they said their final goodbyes to Cassie Hayes

Mourners were asked to wear something yellow – Cassie’s favourite colour – and the funeral procession was scattered with splashes of colour.

A solemn and respectful silence fell over the mourners who gathered to pay their respects to mum-of-one Cassie at the cemetery.

Friends and family held hands and embraced one another – united in their grief.

Earlier this week Cassie’s family shared a heartbreaking obituary in the Evening Chronicle.

Cassie Hayes, 28, died after being attacked with a knife in TUI travel agent in Southport

One of the floral tributes to Cassie said “my baby”

The family notice said: “Tragically our beautiful Cassie Hayes was taken from us far too soon. Our hearts are broken.

“For all those who would like to pay their respects to Cassie and say their goodbyes, could we kindly ask everyone to gather at the entrance inside Alnwick Cemetery at 12pm on Friday, January 26, to help us guide Cassie to be with her loving dad.

“While Cassie is being laid to rest in private with her close family and friends could we please ask those who would like to join us to celebrate Cassie’s life to follow on to the Pavilion at The Alnwick Gardens, where a service for Cassie will take place.”

Mourners were asked to wear something yellow – Cassie’s favourite colour

Another floral tribute said “dude”

The obituary said Cassie was a “much loved mammy to Ruby” and a “much loved daughter to Tracy and the late Michael”.

Mourners were asked to make a donation to the SAMM charity, which provides support to families bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

The notice, shared by Cassie’s family, said: “Thank you to everyone who has supported us as a family through this very sad time. Cassie you were and still are so so loved.”

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