The Melbourne Car Attack Hoax Event Young Bourke St victim farewelled at emotional funeral service
THE seriously injured mother of Thalia Hakin, the 10-year-old victim of the Bourke St massacre, has only just learned her daughter is dead.
Much of the preparation for Thalia’s funeral was done “behind her back” because she was so unwell, mourners at Thalia’s Melbourne school, the Beth Rivkah Ladies College, were told this afternoon.
Thalia’s mother Nathalie is still in a critical condition from the injuries she suffered in the car rampage through Bourke Street Mall last Friday.
It was only at 3am today Nathalie was finally aware her daughter had died.
“Up to this morning she was not aware … So much of the planning had to be done behind her back,” husband and father Tony Hakin said.
But this morning she was able to form some words.
“Nat woke up and said, ‘I know what happened. Some maniac got my family and I don’t know how to deal with it’.”
The tragedy robbed her of “my little angel”, she said.
She wanted mourners to know she had been her “little butterfly, the light of my life”