Jayson Spencer, 43, died without a will, causing acrimony between his partner and his family.
Jayson Spencer, 43, died without a will, causing acrimony between his partner and his family.

Pilot’s partner wins court approval to organise his funeral

THE partner of a Brisbane pilot killed in a crash last month has won a legal tug-of-love over his funeral after his family told her she was not welcome to attend.

Jayson Spencer, 43, who died on June 16 when his plane crashed near Bathurst, was laid to rest in Brisbane last Tuesday after an agreement was reached, the Courier Mail reports.

Catherine Loquias was told by Mr Spencer's family she could not organise or attend his funeral after she had begun planning it, the Supreme Court heard.

Ms Loquias was Mr Spencer's de facto and next-of-kin and she and her daughter, 9, had lived with him at his West End townhouse for more than two years, her court affidavit said.

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