Family, friends and members of the emergency services gathered today for the funeral of a young brother and sister killed in a house fire in Honiton.
Rosie Ben-ellick who was seventeen, and her three year old brother Harvey died in hospital after the fire on the fifth of April. Rosie's boyfriend Andy Gunn also died. Five other people in the house were rescued. Richard Lawrence reports.
The funeral is taking place for the brother and sister who died in a house fire in Honiton earlier this month.
17-year-old Rose Benellick and her 3-year-old brother Harvey died, alongside her 18-year-old boyfriend Andy Gunn. His funeral was held on Friday.
The funeral will take place today of a young brother and sister killed in a house fire in Honiton. Rosie Benellick who was seventeen, and her three year old brother Harvey died in hospital after the fire on the fifth of April.
Rosie's boyfriend Andy Gunn also was also killed. Five other people in the house were rescued in time.
Friends and family turned out in force to pay their last respects to a teenager from Devon, killed in a house fire with two others earlier this month.
18 year old Andy Gunn died alongside his 17 year old girlfriend Rosie Bennellick, and her 3 year old brother Harvey.
– ROY EXTANCE, ANDY GUNN'S FORMER EMPLOYER
He was an outgoing, vibrant person. He was just a wonderful chap. Today we hope it's going to be a celebration and a day to look back on a very positive young life, so tragically taken.
The funeral for Andy Gunn, the 18 year old who died in a fire in Honiton along with two other young people, is being held this afternoon in Bishopsteignton, the village in which he lived and worked.
His employer at the Cockhaven Manor Hotel, Roy Extance has paid tribute to him :
– Roy Extance, Andy Gunn's former employer
The word enthusiasm summed him up because whatever he did, he did it with passion.
He looked after customers, he trained the younger staff. He always had time for everybody but he wasn't a shrinking violet.
The funeral's taking place today of an 18 year old man who was killed in a house fire in Honiton. Andy Gunn died in hospital along with a 17 year old girl and a three year old boy after the blaze on April 5th . Five other people in the house survived.
Volunteers running an appeal to support the families of three young people who died in a house fire in Honiton, say they've been overwhelmed by people's generosity.
Today a court order was made preventing the identification of the seventeen year old girl and three year old boy who were victims. Eighteen year old Andy Gunn also died in the fire which broke out last Friday morning. An inquest was opened and adjourned today. Bob Cruwys reports.
Volunteers running an appeal to support the families of three young people who died in a house fire in Honiton say they've been overwhelmed by people's generosity.
Hundreds of items of furniture, household appliances, toys and clothes have been donated at collection points all over the West Country.
They'll be given to the family or sold to raise funds to support them and their chosen charities.
Vikki Sparks is one of the volunteers:
Two teenagers and a child who died in a house fire in Devon have today been officially named. 17 year old Rosie Bennellick, her three year old brother Harvey and her boyfriend, Andy Gunn who was 18, died from their injuries after a fire swept through their home in Honiton last Friday.
Their family paid tribute to them today, and said a void had been left in their lives. Jane Solomons reports.