A parish priest today said the community’s “love and support” has helped the family of Perth teenager Kathleen Harkin cope with their tragic loss.
Around 300 mourners attended the funeral of 15-year-old Kathleen, whose body was found in the River Tay near St Madoes on October 10.
The Very Rev Martin Canon Drysdale addressed the congregation at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Perth, and thanked friends and family for supporting Kathleen’s loved ones.
The service saw an outpouring of grief for the much-loved former Perth Grammar School pupil.
Mourners were told Kathleen’s life had been taken “too soon”, and one of her cousins spoke during the service, describing “our beautiful girl, forever and always in our hearts.”
He said Kathleen, known as Kate Jo, had grown up enjoying the normal things in life, as well as a love of horses and fishing.
Many of her favourite songs were played during the funeral mass.
Donations were given to the RNLI, marking their involvement in the search for Kathleen.