Three little girls, their mother and grandmother who were allegedly murdered in their Perth home last month have finally been laid to rest.
More than 200 mourners said an emotional and sad goodbye to the five victims at their joint funeral in Western Australia on Friday.
Mara Harvey, 41, along with her daughters Charlotte, three, and two-year-old twins, Alice and Beatrix, were discovered dead inside their Bedford home in Perth’s northeast on September 3.
Her mother Beverley Ann Quinn, 73, also died at the home when she went to visit the next morning.
Teddy bears sat on top of the pale pink caskets of twins Alice and Beatrix Harvey and big sister Charlotte
Beverley Quinn’s sister Wendy Frost addresses mourners at a joint funeral in Perth on Friday. Ms Quinn died in the Perth massacre along with her daughter Mara and three granddaughters
Mara’s husband and the girls’ father Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, has since been charged with five counts of murder.
Lollipops were handed out to mourners at the service held at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park as The Wiggles song Three Little Monkeys played.
Each casket was adorned with a different item of personal significance – Ms Quinn had a ball of wool, Ms Harvey had an encyclopaedia, and the children had toys.
Ms Quinn was so organised, she had previously arranged the songs for her funeral, choosing two Daniel O’Donnell songs to open and close the service.
Robbie Williams’ hit Angels was played in memory of Ms Harvey.
Taryn Tottman, who lost her mother, sister and three nieces in the massacre, thanked everyone for their support at their funeral on Friday.
A mourner breaks down as he farewells three-year-old Charlotte Harvey
‘My family were very private people and my mum would have been horrified by all the attention that they have received,’ she said.
‘But more than that, I also know that they would have been absolutely humbled and blown away by the amount of love, care and support not only they have received, but for my remaining family also.’
She described her mother, who was born in New Zealand, as a ‘mischievous rebel’ during her childhood, who later always put her family first and gave her daughters every opportunity possible.
Beverley Ann Quinn died (top left) in the massacre along with her daughter Mara Harvey (top right) and granddaughters Charlotte, Alice and Beatrix (pictured bottom)
More than 200 mourners attended the joint funeral in Perth on Friday
‘Our mum was the strongest person Mara and I knew,’ Mrs Tottman said.
‘She was also fair, honest, organised, hardworking and compassionate, and all she wanted to do was help others. She is going to be missed by so many for such a long time.’
Ms Tottman said her older sister was adventurous and became a travel consultant, which took her all over the world and later worked in mining.
She also described Mara as a great mother, who was ‘so proud of each and every one’ of her little girls.
Little three-year-old Charlotte was remembered as an outgoing and bubbly child, and was best known for her loud and confident singing voice.
She was also described as an old soul and intelligent.
Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, has been charged with five counts of murder, including his wife Mara (pictured)
Alice (pictured) was remembered for her smile and fearlessness
Beatrix (pictured) was the quieter of the twins who was remembered for the hugs she gave
‘We are now left in a world that is a little quieter, less energetic and a lot less bubbly now that our sweet little Charlotte has gone, but she will certainly be remembered with a happy heart,’ Ms Tottman said.
Alice was remembered for her smile and fearlessness, while Beatrix was the quieter twin with a cheeky side and had big beautiful eyes.
Ms Tottman recalled the last time she saw Beatrix she received the most heart melting hug.
Little Charlotte (pictured) was remembered for her bubbly personality and beautiful singing voice
Mourners paid their respect to the five victims of the Bedford massacre
‘That is now a memory and a moment I will cherish forever,’ she said.
‘The world is a lot colder now that it will be missing Beatrix’s hugs.’
She vowed to her departed loves that she will try to live each day the best she could for.
‘I will try to make decisions and take actions that you would be proud of.’
‘I love you all. Goodbye for now.’
Each of the five caskets were adorned with items of personal significance, including teddy bears for the three little girls who died
Mara’s husband and the girls’ father Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, (right) has since been charged with five counts of murder
Beverley Quinn (pictured) was a devoted grandmother