'It Does Not Feel Real': Sydney Stabbing Victim Michaela Dunn Farewelled
Hundreds of people turned out to farewell Sydney stabbing victim Michaela Dunn at a funeral on Monday.
The 24-year-old woman was remembered as a kind, loving, generous and caring daughter, sister and friend.
"Writing a eulogy for my baby sister is something I thought I would never do," her sister Emily told the more than 300 mourners, reports the Daily Telegraph.
“My heart is full of sadness today, it does not feel quite real, no one understands you like a sister does.
“To think life goes on without you is incomprehensible."
'Mikki', as she was known to friends and family, was stabbed to death allegedly by Mert Ney, 21, more than two weeks ago. Ney has been charged over her murder and the wounding of another woman, in an attack that brought Sydney's CBD to a standstill.
His actions were not mentioned at the funeral. Celebrant Susan Garvan said simply that Michaela had been "cruelly" taken away.
“This inexplicable pain we’re all feeling really just confirms how much Mikki meant to us all," she said.
“You were curious, loving, generous, caring, and temperamental but you were joyous.
“You’re one of the kindest, fearless souls I know, the world is a sad place without you, I miss you very much.”
A white casket covered in sunflowers was carried out of the Rookwood Cemetary. As it was loaded into the hearse, Michaela's mum Joanne broke down sobbing.
Ney's case is before the courts.