With a single red rose in hand, 21-year-old Justin Francette waited anxiously for permission to attend the funeral of his three-year-old son Prince Francette who died in a car explosion last Friday.
However, the distraught father never got the chance to say goodbye on Wednesday.
Prince’s mother Maria Granger told police she did not want to see Francette at the funeral because he never assisted Prince when he was alive.
Justin Francette, the father of three-year-old Prince Francette will not be at his son's funeral today.
Prince will be buried at the Tableland Public cemetery after a funeral service at a relative's Gafoor Trace, Tableland home.
In an interview, Amanda Granger who raised Prince from birth after his parents separated, said Justin was not welcomed at the funeral.
"We do not want him here. Up to now they never asked one question about funeral arrangements. They never gave one cent for the funeral. All he did was make him," Amanda said.
Waheeda Ganesh broke down in tears, shaking and wailing loudly, as the body of her only child- murdered teenager Eric Ganesh was brought up the street in St Charles to the surprisingly sombre sounds of tassa drumming.
Mourners wore special tee-shirts emblazoned with Ganesh's smiling face and the words "Our Angel, Our Legend."
The funeral attracted hundreds of people who spilled from the houses of mourning, onto the streets.