Parents' tribute to little Kiara

KIARA Stevenson-Mann's parents today paid tribute to the daughter they loved so much but will now never see grow up into a beautiful young woman.Their eulogy echoed the thoughts of an Ipswich community which has been so deeply affected by the death of the five-year-old in a fatal collision with a coach in Landseer Road last Thursday.

KIARA Stevenson-Mann's parents today paid tribute to the daughter they loved so much but will now never see grow up into a beautiful young woman.

Their eulogy echoed the thoughts of an Ipswich community which has been so deeply affected by the death of the five-year-old in a fatal collision with a coach in Landseer Road last Thursday.

Through the tears Kiara's family, who live in Ireland Road, Ipswich, said they will never forget the Cliff Lane Primary School pupil who be in their hearts for eternity.

All the more poignant is that tomorrow should have been a cause for celebration as it was to be Kiara's sixth birthday.

In a joint note from her parents and family they said:

"Even though you are up so far, heaven is the place to be, where the angels will take care of you for me.

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You only had a short and sweet life. We will never forget you riding your bike. We hear you sing, we hear you laugh.

Memories of you babe will always last xxx.

Happy sixth birthday in heaven.

Always and forever loving and missing you.

Mum, dad and sister Georgia xx."

Meanwhile, the grief-stricken community Kiara has left behind have pulled together and started a collection in memory of her – see page 2

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