As the five victims from Friday’s horrific Bourke St attack continue to be identified, family and friends have come out to pay tribute to their loved ones who were taken in the tragic incident.
22-year-old Jessica Mudie was visiting from Sydney, has been remembered by her family as a “bright bubble of joy” who had an “extravagant humour” and always laughed at her own jokes.
“You will always be a part of us and are one of the strongest people we know,” they said in a statement.
“We are constantly inspired by your love for everyone around you and the lengths you will go to for the people you love.”
“You are always up to do everything,” the statement said. “You are strong, beautiful, determined, always work hard to get what you want and never shy away from a challenge.
“You are so headstrong and assertive in everything that you do, your love for your family and friends is immense, and you are always there when any one needs support.”
10-year-old Thalia Hakin has also been remembered by those closest to her, while her mother, Nathalie, and younger sister Maggie, 9, are still in hospital.
“(Thalia) was a really doting and caring older sister,” her principal Beth Rivkah College, Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler tells News.com.au.
“She would come and check on her sister every day.”
“She was a really sweet kid ... humble, caring, friendly,” he added.
A fundraising page has been set up to help the family and has currently raised over $46,000.
Matthew Si, aged 33, has been remembered by his wife, Melinda, who had left him after having lunch together just moments before the attack, described him as a “devoted husband” and says she and her family are “shattered”.
A three-month-old baby and a 25-year-old man also died in the horrific attack and are yet to be identified.
A vigil will be held on this evening at Federation Square to remember those lost.