On Wednesday afternoon, 3rd October, four of my family members departed Woodman Point in WA bound for Rottnest Island for an overnight fishing trip. Every family's nightmare came true when they didn't return the next afternoon as they had intended.
Our worst fears were realised when Jacob Pham (24) and Justin O'Neill's (32) bodies were both found in the water on Friday, while Uock Pham (50) and his brother Tuan Pham (40's) remained missing.
A much loved father and partner, Justin leaves behind his fiancé Ashleigh Hough and their three little boys William (10), Jackson (7) and Zach (3). The sweetest young man, Jacob Pham leaves behind an adoring mother, Andrea Henning, and his two sisters, Ashleigh Hough and Jiordy Pham.
As of Wednesday, 10th October, the search for the remaining two men, Uock and Tuan, came to an end. The devastating loss of each of these men has left huge holes in our family which can never be filled.
My name is Belle and I am Ashleigh, Jiordy and Jacob's cousin, Andrea and Uock's niece and Justin's soon-to be cousin-in-law. I am based in Sydney.
We are raising funds through this page in order to assist with the costs of the upcoming funerals of Justin, Jacob and Uock. Requiring funerals so early in their lives was not prepared for and, especially at this time of intense grief, the support of the community through donations to the Go Fund me page will assist us to no end.
Any money left over after the ceremonies will go towards supporting the dependant family that Justin left behind - stay at home mum Ashleigh and the three young boys - with their cost of living now that the family's breadwinner is no longer with us. The funds will be called upon as soon as it's time for the necessary arrangements to be made.
Please keep our family in your thoughts as we continue through life without the kind, gentle and supportive presence of the men in our family. Your generosity to this sad cause is sincerely appreciated.