Son breaks hearts with farewell message to mum
YOUNG mum Demmi Barr has found her final resting place beneath the waves after her ashes were placed into the sea in a moving farewell.
Miss Barr, 22, died on August 25 after sustaining critical injuries in a car crash three days earlier at Underwood, south of Brisbane.
A funeral was held for the popular Wurtulla woman on Friday before her ashes were spread on Saturday.
Her mother Suzette Barr was grateful for the support she received from friends and family through the difficult time.
Ms Barr said her daughter's son placed a biodegradable shell containing his mother's ashes into the water at Point Cartwright.
It floated back in so a man swam it out to a surfer who then paddled it out further before letting it go.
"Demmi didn't want to leave, she kept coming back in,” Ms Barr said.
Those gathered then let go of pink and purple balloons, Miss Barr's favourite colours, at 3.09pm, the time of her birth.
"It was nice to just put her to rest,” Ms Barr said.
She said her four-year-old grandson broke hearts with the four words he spoke into the microphone at his mother's funeral on Friday.
"I love my mummy,” he said.
Ms Barr said people also left messages in a bottle for her daughter.
"She did have a lot of friends.”