Hunter Valley bus crash: First funeral of Mitchell Gaffney’s friend Angus Andrew Craig

The first of 10 victims of a Hunter Valley wedding ceremony accident to be buried was remembered on Monday in a farewell ceremony at the site where he was remembered as “a beautiful person with an infectious smile and sense of adventure”.

The funeral of Angus Andrew Craig, 28, on the NSW south coast in Warrigy was attended by his girlfriend Bella Lydia, who was on the bus with him at the time of the crash.

Standing next to Angus’ kiteboarding and cycling helmet in his yard, best friend Sean pointed out to Ms Lydia: ‘He was very happy to move in with you. We will never understand what you went through that terrible night.

Mrs Lydia told mourners how she was “heartbroken beyond belief” to miss Angus, who was “warm and thoughtful, up for any adventure, no matter how strange, and loved to dance”.

“It breaks my heart that our time together was so short that he hadn’t even memorized his new zip code,” she mentioned.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the intelligent, considerate and kind person he was.

“I know I am a better person for having loved you and been loved by you.

Angus Craig’s girlfriend Bella Liddy (above) tearfully recalled her ‘beautiful, kind and bubbly’ co-worker who had only just moved in with her 5 weeks before the crash.

Family and friends gather at the primary funeral of Hunter Valley bus crash victim Angus Andrew Craig, 28, who said goodbye on Monday morning (above) in Worrigee on the NSW south coast.

Angus Craig’s sister Georgia and his mother and father Duncan and Toby tearfully remember their beloved Angie at his funeral on the NSW south coast on Monday.

“It is so hard to put into words the immeasurable impact Angus has had on my life, and even harder to accept that we have lost such a beautiful, kind and abundant soul.”

Angus must have been one of the 4 men and 6 women who died in the Hunter Valley bus crash, the other passengers suffering various degrees of accidents.

They had all attended the wedding of Mitchell Gaffney and Maddie Edsel at Wandin Winery, south of Singleton, NSW on June 11.

A couple of hours later, a Linq Buslines bus carrying 35 people crashed catastrophically into a barrier near Greta at around 11.30pm.

Mr. Craig was a friend of Mitchell Gaffney’s, he was a roommate at Singleton with Mr. Gaffney and an engineer when he first came here from school.

Angus’ mother and father Duncan and Tobi, sister Georgia, brother-in-law Greg and partner Bella were among them at the chapel in Warridge on Monday.

Angus Craig (above) with his girlfriend Bella Lydia, who was traveling with him on the bus when it crashed near Greta on June 11, tragically killing ten people along with Angus.

Angus Craig said goodbye at a funeral on the NSW south coast on Monday, where he was remembered as “warm, honest, with an infectious smile and a sense of adventure”.

Angus was working in a coal mine in Central Queensland at the time of his death and had moved from his sister’s residence to live with Ms Lydia 5 weeks prior to the accident.

Georgia stood between her mother and father, laughing and crying as she remembered her brother, who now would never meet his first child, due in two months.

“How cruel is the loss of this beautiful, well-behaved, gorgeous boy who grew up to be a loving, responsible, thoughtful, beautiful man,” she said.

Angus was a fly-out (FIFO) worker to Blackwater 4 days a week, returning on a Thursday, which Bella Lydia mentioned “became my favorite day of the week”.

Sean, who had been Angus’ friend since they were two years old, told mourners about his lifelong friendship with the “crazy kid” who looked after everyone else.

“I always imagined us riding scooters around our nursing home in the 1990s,” he mentioned, “I love you, buddy.”

Angus Craig is the first of the ten people killed in the Hunter Valley bus crash (above) to be laid to rest.

Physician assistant Rebecca Mullen will say goodbye to her household and fiance Sam Howard during a service in Singleton on Wednesday.

dr. Mullen was definitely one of the 5 ladies and 2 men in the Singleton Roosters AFL squad who died in the crash.

The funeral of AFL legend Kane Symons is likely to take place in Tasmania this Sunday.

The 21-year-old apprentice electrician was a friend of Kya McBride, whom he met through the Singleton Roosters, and who also died in the crash along with her mum, Rooster coach Nadene McBride.

Bus driver Brett Button, 58, has been bailed on 10 counts of dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving and negligent driving (causing death) before facing a hearing in August.

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