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Mourners remember Dreamworld siblings

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016 Jennifer Rajca

Family and friends of Dreamworld victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett will continue to ask one question - why?

But the pair's death on the Gold Coast last month has also taught them to live their lives as best they can.

That's what hundreds heard when they gathered at St Christopher's Church in the Canberra suburb of Manuka to remember the brother and sister killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride on October 25.

Their uncle Ray spoke of Kate's infectious laughter and how the siblings had a typical love-hate relationship.

He told how Luke would spend hours constructing Lego towers only to have his sister patiently wait for the last block to be put in place before knocking over his engineering designs.

Cries of "Mum" would echo throughout the house along with her laughter.

The congregation heard how Luke would do anything to get out of sport at school and loved watching TV shows Neighbours and Home and Away.

"It is from these early encounters with one Kylie Minogue that Luke's love of Kylie blossomed," their uncle said.

He spoke of how his nephew was a troubled soul in his early twenties, but all that changed when he met Roozi Araghi, who was also killed on the ride.

"Luke was at his happiest with Roozi," he said, expressing sincere condolences to representatives of his family who were also present.

The uncle shared tales of how they would help dress Kate's daughter Ebony - only in outfits Nicole Kidman would approve of - and missed their callings in children's birthday party entertainment.

A picture of Dreamworld accident victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett is seen on the order of service during the funeral at St Christopher's Cathedral in Canberra, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. ( © AAP Image/Lukas Coch A picture of Dreamworld accident victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett is seen on the order of service during the funeral at St Christopher's Cathedral in Canberra, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. ( Mourners were told how the Fountain sauce company would probably go into receivership with Kate's passing, "such was her influence on the company's sales."

The tomato sauce lover would have the condiment on everything - baked dinners, toast, fish.

The uncle shared the story of her first date with Dave, who was standing next to the ride with their youngest daughter, when they saw Top Gun at the movies.

"When Kate lent across to Dave for a kiss he said, 'What are you doing? Maverick is just about to take on Viper. Can we do this later?'"

He said the family will continue to ask why the tragedy happened to them.

"We cannot know for certain how long we have here," he said.

"What we can do is to live our lives as best we can with purpose."

Hundreds spilled out of the church to Phil Collin's You'll be in my Heart, embracing Kate's partner Dave and family members.

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