Family of Lost Rottnest Fishermen
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.
Thank you once again for all the help that you have afforded our family with your generous donations.
With the aid of your generosity, we have now finalised our plans for the funeral of Jake Pham and Justin O’Neill, and the memorial for Uock Pham.
We welcome you in joining us to celebrate the lives of these wonderful men.
Where: Amberley Gardens, 200 Fletcher Road, Karnup WA 6176
When: Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm services, followed by food, drink and celebrations until 7:00 pm
Dress: Smart casual
If you are coming to celebrate the life of Justin, please wear a splash of green, his favourite colour. For Jacob and Uock, please wear a splash of red, their favourite colour. Feel free to wear a combination of the two colours or neither, if you prefer not to.
We suggest that you arrive early as we expect a large turnout.
their incredible generosity in this unbelievably difficult time. I cannot even describe the love and support we have felt from family, friends, and also beautiful strangers. The community has been incredible in supporting us and we are so forever grateful.” Jiordy Pham and Ashleigh Hough
PLEASE continue to share this page with your friends and family on Facebook to aid the family members that this horrific and unimaginable circumstance has affected.