To Melanie's family,
I cannot be there today to say goodbye to Mel, but she is in my thoughts, as are you all.
Sadly, we never had the chance to meet, but you must be special people to produce such a special daughter. As the girlfriend of my brother I like to think of her as an honorary member of our family, and it was honour to know her.
I will always remember her warmth, kindness and generosity, and treasure the memories of the time we spent together.
All my love,