Farewell to two ‘beautiful souls’
A young Adelaide woman allegedly murdered by her boyfriend's father will be remembered at a funeral service today.
Chelsea Ireland and her long term boyfriend Lukasz Klosowski, both 19, were shot in an alleged double murder near Millicent in South Australia on August 22.
Lukasz's father Pawel Klosowski, 46, has been charged with their murders.
Ms Ireland has been remembered by her family as a "compassionate, selfless young woman".
Her father Greg, mother Debrah and sister Maddie said Chelsea was someone who was a compassionate, strong, selfless and fearless young woman.
Mr Ireland said the family had been overwhelmed with the outpouring support they received following their daughter's death.
Mr Klosowski was remembered as a "beautiful soul" at his funeral service on Thursday.
Mourners offered tributes at the service held at the Church of the Resurrection in Unley.
One mourner remembered the aspiring journalist as a 'beautiful soul' and for his sense of humour.
"It's very hard to find any words. There's no words to describe what happened," they said.
"I'll never forget him, the sense of humour, the kindness, the family style, all that was represented."
Instead of flowers, both families have asked for donations to the Adelaide non-profit for at-risk youth PuddleJumpers - where Ms Ireland was a volunteer.
The organisation launched a fundraiser in Ms Ireland's name, in hopes her legacy lives on - asking for donations of toys, books and games to make up children's packs that will be distributed on food drives.
PuddleJumpers took to Facebook and honoured the 'amazing volunteer' who helped serve meals to families.
"Together with support from Chelsea's family and her friends from PuddleJumpers, we're seeking your support in honouring Chelsea's Legacy," the post said.
"Chelsea was always an amazing volunteer who the children were drawn to.
"Thank you for helping us pay tribute to a beautiful soul who I am sure would love to see so many children and families receiving support in her memory."
Pawel Klosowski, 46, faced the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court last month over their deaths.
He remains in custody until he reappears in court in December.
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Originally published as Farewell to two 'beautiful souls'