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Harry Connors
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Birth: 2006
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Dec. 30, 2008
New South Wales, Australia

Farewell for Charlestown drowning tragedy child

TWO-year-old Harry Connors, who drowned in his family's backyard pool at Charlestown last weekend, loved the water.

His mother Jenelle Connors told more than 100 mourners gathered at Macquarie Memorial Park yesterday that her son was a like a little fish from the day he started swimming lessons at six months of age.


"Little did we know that the thing you loved the most in life would take you away from us," she said.


"Whatever we did you always wanted more and I guess you didn't have enough swimming that night but you should have waited for mummy to catch you."


Harry's family described him as a happy, cheeky little boy who loved bugs and turtles and getting his photo taken.


Family and friends left the chapel to the sounds of Bob the Builder's Can We Fix It and outside released blue balloons and doves in Harry's memory.


The memorial service was also attended by Katherine and Andrew Plint, from Laidley in Queensland, whose two-year-old daughter Hannah drowned in their swimming pool in October last year.


The Plints had not met Harry's family before this week but contacted them to offer support after hearing about the toddler's tragic death on Saturday night.


Mourners were asked to support Hannah's Foundation, which the Plints set up after their daughter's death in order to prevent more children drowning.


Harry was the third toddler in NSW to drown in a backyard pool in less than a week, after twins Ethan and Matthew Hill died in similar circumstances on the Central Coast.
 
 
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Record added: Oct 08, 2010
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Harry Connors
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Harry Connors
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