Grandad mourns youngest victim
The Kiwi grandfather of a 14-year-old girl killed in the Norwegian massacre has been left devastated after learning yesterday of her death.
Rex Matthews, father of Sharidyn Svebakk-Bohn’s mother, Vanessa, is now trying to raise money to attend the funeral in Norway.
Sharidyn was the youngest of 68 mainly young people murdered by Anders Breivik, the right-wing extremist who went on a rampage early last Saturday (NZT) on Utoya Island after earlier setting off a bomb in downtown Oslo.
She was on the island for a summer camp organised by Norway’s governing Labour Party, which she had recently joined.
An extended family member told the Herald last night that Mr Matthews, who lives in Porirua, was devastated by her death and would probably try to get to the funeral, which would be at least a week away.
….In lieu of flowers, the family have asked mourners to give money in Sharidyn’s name for a children’s camp.
Sharidyn, aged 14, two days before she went to Utøya