Day family funeral to be held in Market Overton on Monday

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A HUSBAND, wife and daughter who died in a tragic incident will be buried in a village churchyard on Monday, following a private family funeral.

The service will be held for former Oakham policeman Toby Day, his wife Samantha and their youngest daughter Genevieve, at St Peter and St Paul Church in Market Overton at 11.30am.

It will be a private service for family and close friends only.

Mr Day stabbed his children and wife before turning the knife on himself in an incident at their home in Melton Mowbray on December 8.

Kimberley Day, 15, and her brother Adam, 13, survived the attack and are being cared for by relatives.

Donations will be taken for the youth centre at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where Kimberley and Adam spent 10 days following the incident.

Donations will be taken on the church plate or can be sent to the funeral directors Richard Barnes in Wilton Road, Melton, LE13 0UJ, or call 01664 565311.

A public service to celebrate the lives of Mr Day, his wife and Genevieve will be held at All Saints’ Church, Oakham, on Thursday, February 16, at 2pm.

Meanwhile, the Day Trust Fund set by our sister title the Melton Times and backed by the Mercury, to help provide financial security for Kim and Adam as they continue their education now stands at more than £6,000.

Organisers of the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic, which will be held at the end of April, have also pledged to support the fund in memory of Toby, who was the race’s supervising police officer for the past seven years.

Race director Colin Clews said: “Toby drove things from the police side and he became a personal friend to me.

“We would like to do something around the race to assist Kim and Adam and give something back to them which Toby gave to us.”