Thursday, June 7, 2012

Skywatch Friday: bleak cold winter in New Zealand.

In New Zealand this week, it's been bleak. winter is here, there has been a polar blast in the South Island, heavy rain storm in the north.  For Jane and Martin Weekes, this is the worst storm in their life.

A public memorial service will be held today for the New Zealand triplets killed in a mall fire in Doha, Qatar.
Lillie, Willsher and Jackson Weekes were among 19 people killed when the fire broke out in the Villaggio mall in the Gulf state two weeks ago.
Today's service at Wellington Cathedral St Paul's is open to anyone to attend, and will be available to watch live over the internet for the many friends and family of the Weekes family who are not able to make it.
The family said they felt it was important to open the service to members of the public, as they had been overwhelmed by the love and support they have received since the two-year-olds died.
A Facebook campaign has been set up to encourage well-wishers who can not make it to the memorial to release a trio of helium balloons at 4pm and take photos of them floating into the air.
The public memorial service will be followed by a private funeral to lay the toddlers to rest.
Today's memorial service will be live-streamed on from 1pm

My heavy heart is with Jane and Martin Weekes, had been in Qatar for the past five years. They returned to Wellington to give birth to the triplets after they were conceived using IVF. It was strike 1 for me when Andrew died. But for Jane and Martin to lose 3 especially when they came after IVF and when they survived their premature state. 


Steffi said...

Wonderful photos for SWF!I love the funny photo of the 3 kids!Have a nice weekend!

Unknown said...

Sorry about the children. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Kim, USA said...

I heard that news when I was in the Philippines and I think there are 3 Filipinos who are among the victimes too. A very sad story.


eileeninmd said...

How sad, Ann! I can not imagine loosing one child much less three at the same time. The pain must be unbearable. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What an awful, awful thing!!!! They are so cute and sweet!!! Here, we are having spring, and in a couple weeks it will e summer. Wish you were here!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a sad, sad story! I can't imagine being those parents!

Sky and Fence

Karen said...

What a tragedy.

Judy said...

My heart goes out to those poor parents!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Cuteness, I love that second shot.

Here's my Skyshots.

Hildred said...

Such beautiful happy children - such a very sad loss.