The funeral of Andrew Chan, the Australian recently murdered in Indonesia was held this morning.
The funeral for Myuran Sukumaran who was murdered alongside him will be held tomorrow.
Wife recites letter written to Chan on day of execution
She recited a letter that she wrote to Chan on the day of his execution.
“Darling keep singing when they take you. I love you, I’ll see you soon, death cannot separate us,” she said.
She praised Chan for his strength throughout the ordeal, saying “no-one could ever face death like him”.
“Andrew refused to cover his eyes and he even wore his glasses that night,” she said.
“He hates wearing his glasses, [but] that night he chose to wear them because he wanted to look them in the eyes”.
After the ceremony there was a private cremation.
Chan was executed alongside fellow Australian Myuran Sukumaran and six other prisoners on the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan on Wednesday last week.
The two men spent nearly 10 years in detention on death row in Bali’s Kerobokan prison after they were found guilty of attempting to smuggle eight kilograms of heroin into Australia.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the executions were a “dark moment” in the relationship between Australia and Indonesia, and responded by withdrawing the Australian ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson.
Chan expressed remorse for his crimes and, together with Sukumaran, he established a drug rehabilitation program for fellow inmates at the Kerobokan prison.
An atheist before his arrest, Chan later converted to the Christian faith, which he said helped him cope with life in jail.
The above is from an article found here