Loved ones say emotional farewell to Rebecca Caine
HUNDERDS of people gathered to say goodbye to M62 crash victim Rebecca Caine yesterday.
The former Bruntliffe School student and aspiring model was carried into St Peter’s Church in Birstall in a bright pink coffin after arriving in a horse-drawn hearse.
Inside tributes were paid to the girl her family called “their shining light”.
Twenty-year-old Rebecca, known as Becky, was killed in a car crash on September 16 as she returned home from a night out in Manchester with friends.
Her father, Tim Caine, said as well as Rebecca’s natural beauty, her gift was the ability to relate to, and have a laugh with, all people, young and old.
He said: “She was bursting with life and heaps of condidence.
“She was a light that attracted people to her with her infectious laugh and her beaming smile.
“She always saw the best in people and made time for all of her friends; she would always help them if she could.”
Rebecca, from Birstall, worked for her father at Vitrition UK in Heckmondwike and was to start her final year as a business studies student at Leeds Carnegie University last week.
Mr Caine said it was his daughter’s big ambition to be an actress or to have a professional modelling career.
“There is no doubt she would have succeeded at this, or anything she chose to do,” he said.
The family now hopes to set up the Rebecca Caine Modelling Foundation to help aspiring young models.
It will be managed by her twin brother, Jack, and her younger sister Emma.
Thanking Rebecca’s friends and family for “an unbelievable show of support and kindness” Mr Caine said: “No parent expects to bury a child but it does show us that life is short.
“Treasure every minute of every day you have.”
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