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Family and friends farewell boy killed when car hit school

  • Family and friends gathered to celebrate life of boy killed when car hit classroom
  • Andrew Encinas, 9, died alongside his best friend Jihad Darwiche, 8, last Tuesday
  • Mourners wore colourful soccer shirts to pay tribute to the ‘budding soccer star’
  • Among the many mourners in attendance was Raed Darwiche, the father of Jihad
  • Jihad was farewelled at Lakemba mosque, Raed posted a message of forgiveness

Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia

Family and friends dressed in colourful soccer shirts have celebrated the life of Andrew Encinas, the second boy killed when a car crashed into a Sydney primary school.

The nine-year-old died alongside his best friend Jihad Darwiche, 8, when an SUV ploughed into Banksia Road Public School classroom last Tuesday morning.

Andrew’s devastated parents watched on as his small blue coffin was carried inside the chapel at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday for the funeral service. 

Andrew Encinas (pictured) was farewelled at a funeral service at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday

Andrew Encinas (pictured) was farewelled at a funeral service at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday

Andrew Encinas (pictured) was farewelled at a funeral service at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday

Jihad Darwiche (pictured) was farewelled at a funeral service at Lakemba Mosque on Friday

Jihad Darwiche (pictured) was farewelled at a funeral service at Lakemba Mosque on Friday

Jihad Darwiche (pictured) was farewelled at a funeral service at Lakemba Mosque on Friday

Family and friends dressed in colourful soccer shirts have celebrated the life of Andrew Encinas,  killed when a car crashed into a Sydney primary school (pictured)

Family and friends dressed in colourful soccer shirts have celebrated the life of Andrew Encinas,  killed when a car crashed into a Sydney primary school (pictured)

Family and friends dressed in colourful soccer shirts have celebrated the life of Andrew Encinas,  killed when a car crashed into a Sydney primary school (pictured)

Mourners embrace at the funeral of Andrew Encinas, killed when a car crashed into a classroom at Banksia Road Primary School last week

Mourners embrace at the funeral of Andrew Encinas, killed when a car crashed into a classroom at Banksia Road Primary School last week

Mourners embrace at the funeral of Andrew Encinas, killed when a car crashed into a classroom at Banksia Road Primary School last week

Pictured is the coffin at the funeral service for Andrew Encinas, killed when a car hit his classroom

Pictured is the coffin at the funeral service for Andrew Encinas, killed when a car hit his classroom

Pictured is the coffin at the funeral service for Andrew Encinas, killed when a car hit his classroom

The father of Jihad Darwiche, Raed Darwiche (pictured, right), and family friend Ahmad Hraichie (pictured, left) attended the funeral for Andrew Encinas

The father of Jihad Darwiche, Raed Darwiche (pictured, right), and family friend Ahmad Hraichie (pictured, left) attended the funeral for Andrew Encinas

The father of Jihad Darwiche, Raed Darwiche (pictured, right), and family friend Ahmad Hraichie (pictured, left) attended the funeral for Andrew Encinas

Andrew Encinas, 9, died alongside his best friend Jihad Darwiche, 8, when an SUV ploughed into Banksia Road Public School classroom last Tuesday morning (pictured are mourners at the service)

Andrew Encinas, 9, died alongside his best friend Jihad Darwiche, 8, when an SUV ploughed into Banksia Road Public School classroom last Tuesday morning (pictured are mourners at the service)

Andrew Encinas, 9, died alongside his best friend Jihad Darwiche, 8, when an SUV ploughed into Banksia Road Public School classroom last Tuesday morning (pictured are mourners at the service)

Mourners gathered around the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who died alongside his best friend when a car hit their classroom last week

Mourners gathered around the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who died alongside his best friend when a car hit their classroom last week

Mourners gathered around the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who died alongside his best friend when a car hit their classroom last week

A number of those gathered wore personalised Real Madrid soccer shirts in tribute to Andrew

A number of those gathered wore personalised Real Madrid soccer shirts in tribute to Andrew

A number of those gathered wore personalised Real Madrid soccer shirts in tribute to Andrew

Mourners wore the colours of a variety of different teams in tribute to the Andrew, the youngest of five brothers, remembered as a ‘budding soccer star’.

A number wore personalised Real Madrid shirts with the name Andrew and the number 6 on them.

Those gathered heard of the youngster’s love of sports, video games and cooking in the kitchen at home.

Describing Andrew as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full, his parents said his eulogy was ‘the hardest thing they had ever had to write’.

A funeral service was held on Monday for Andrew Encinas, one of the two schoolboys killed when a car hit their classroom (pictured are mourners at the service)

A funeral service was held on Monday for Andrew Encinas, one of the two schoolboys killed when a car hit their classroom (pictured are mourners at the service)

A funeral service was held on Monday for Andrew Encinas, one of the two schoolboys killed when a car hit their classroom (pictured are mourners at the service)

Many who attended the service were overcome by grief (pictured are two mourners embracing)

Many who attended the service were overcome by grief (pictured are two mourners embracing)

Many who attended the service were overcome by grief (pictured are two mourners embracing)

Blue balloons were released at the funeral service held at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday

Blue balloons were released at the funeral service held at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday

Blue balloons were released at the funeral service held at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday

Pictured are mourners wearing custom-made Real Madrid soccer shirts in tribute to Andrew

Pictured are mourners wearing custom-made Real Madrid soccer shirts in tribute to Andrew

Pictured are mourners wearing custom-made Real Madrid soccer shirts in tribute to Andrew

Friends and family of Andrew Encinas, who died when a car struck a classroom, killing two students, look on as his coffin is carried into the service

Friends and family of Andrew Encinas, who died when a car struck a classroom, killing two students, look on as his coffin is carried into the service

Friends and family of Andrew Encinas, who died when a car struck a classroom, killing two students, look on as his coffin is carried into the service

The nine-year-old was remembered as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full (pictured are mourners at the funeral)

The nine-year-old was remembered as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full (pictured are mourners at the funeral)

The nine-year-old was remembered as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full (pictured are mourners at the funeral)

Crowds gathered to say farewell to Andrew Encinas, who was a budding and enthusiastic soccer player

Crowds gathered to say farewell to Andrew Encinas, who was a budding and enthusiastic soccer player

Crowds gathered to say farewell to Andrew Encinas, who was a budding and enthusiastic soccer player

Pictured is the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who was tragically killed last week after a car hit his classroom at Banskia Road Primary School in Sydney's west

Pictured is the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who was tragically killed last week after a car hit his classroom at Banskia Road Primary School in Sydney's west

Pictured is the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who was tragically killed last week after a car hit his classroom at Banskia Road Primary School in Sydney’s west

Andrew's devastated parents watched on as the small blue coffin was carried inside the chapel at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday for the funeral service (pictured)

Andrew's devastated parents watched on as the small blue coffin was carried inside the chapel at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday for the funeral service (pictured)

Andrew’s devastated parents watched on as the small blue coffin was carried inside the chapel at Rookwood Cemetery on Monday for the funeral service (pictured)

A number wore personalised Real Madrid shirts with the little boy's name and the number 6 on them (pictured are mourners at the service, including Raed Darwiche, second right, and family friend Ahmad Hraichie, right)

A number wore personalised Real Madrid shirts with the little boy's name and the number 6 on them (pictured are mourners at the service, including Raed Darwiche, second right, and family friend Ahmad Hraichie, right)

A number wore personalised Real Madrid shirts with the little boy’s name and the number 6 on them (pictured are mourners at the service, including Raed Darwiche, second right, and family friend Ahmad Hraichie, right)

The funeral service was packed with mourners (pictured) paying tribute to the nine-year-old

The funeral service was packed with mourners (pictured) paying tribute to the nine-year-old

The funeral service was packed with mourners (pictured) paying tribute to the nine-year-old

The service included a video the young boy had made, which ended with him telling the camera: 'Peace out' (pictured are mourners at the service) 

The service included a video the young boy had made, which ended with him telling the camera: 'Peace out' (pictured are mourners at the service) 

The service included a video the young boy had made, which ended with him telling the camera: ‘Peace out’ (pictured are mourners at the service) 

A number wore personalised Real Madrid shirts with the little boy's name and the number 6 on them

A number wore personalised Real Madrid shirts with the little boy's name and the number 6 on them

Those gathered (pictured) heard of the youngster’s love of sports, video games and cooking in the kitchen at home 

Describing their boy as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full, his parents said his eulogy was 'the hardest thing they had ever had to write' (pictured are mourners at the service)

Describing their boy as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full, his parents said his eulogy was 'the hardest thing they had ever had to write' (pictured are mourners at the service)

Describing their boy as energetic, loving and someone who lived life to the full, his parents said his eulogy was ‘the hardest thing they had ever had to write’ (pictured are mourners at the service)

‘To our pride and joy, we love you forever, our hearts are breaking and we don’t understand why you were taken so young – but God has his plans,’ the eulogy read.

The service included a video Andrew had made, which ended with him telling the camera: ‘Peace out’.

As the boy’s heartbroken family made their way from the chapel, a number of blue balloons were released into the sky.

Heartbreakingly, among the mourners was Raed Darwiche, the father of Jihad who died in the same tragic accident.

Pictured is the small blue coffin of the nine-year-old who died after a car crashed into his classroom

Pictured is the small blue coffin of the nine-year-old who died after a car crashed into his classroom

Pictured is the small blue coffin of the nine-year-old who died after a car crashed into his classroom

The funeral service (pictured) for Andrew Encinas was filled with family and friends who remembered the budding young soccer star

The funeral service (pictured) for Andrew Encinas was filled with family and friends who remembered the budding young soccer star

The funeral service (pictured) for Andrew Encinas was filled with family and friends who remembered the budding young soccer star

Heartbreakingly, among the mourners was Raed Darwiche, the father of Jihad who died in the same tragic accident (pictured is Jihad's funeral at Lakemba Mosque)

Heartbreakingly, among the mourners was Raed Darwiche, the father of Jihad who died in the same tragic accident (pictured is Jihad's funeral at Lakemba Mosque)

Heartbreakingly, among the mourners was Raed Darwiche, the father of Jihad who died in the same tragic accident (pictured is Jihad’s funeral at Lakemba Mosque)

Hours after his son was farewelled at Lakemba mosque on Friday, Mr Darwiche posted a brave message of forgiveness to the driver involved in the accident (pictured are mourners at Andrew Encinas's funeral service)

Hours after his son was farewelled at Lakemba mosque on Friday, Mr Darwiche posted a brave message of forgiveness to the driver involved in the accident (pictured are mourners at Andrew Encinas's funeral service)

Hours after his son was farewelled at Lakemba mosque on Friday, Mr Darwiche posted a brave message of forgiveness to the driver involved in the accident (pictured are mourners at Andrew Encinas’s funeral service)

Friends and family are seen at the committal service for Andrew Encinas, one of two schoolboys killed in an accident at Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre

Friends and family are seen at the committal service for Andrew Encinas, one of two schoolboys killed in an accident at Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre

Friends and family are seen at the committal service for Andrew Encinas, one of two schoolboys killed in an accident at Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre

Andrew Encinas and best friend Jihad Darwiche, died when an SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman smashed into their classroom (pictured are mourners at the funeral)

Andrew Encinas and best friend Jihad Darwiche, died when an SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman smashed into their classroom (pictured are mourners at the funeral)

Andrew Encinas and best friend Jihad Darwiche, died when an SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman smashed into their classroom (pictured are mourners at the funeral)

Friends and family, many wearing specially made soccer shirts, came to remember Andrew Encinas, one of the two boys killed when a car hit their classroom

Friends and family, many wearing specially made soccer shirts, came to remember Andrew Encinas, one of the two boys killed when a car hit their classroom

Friends and family, many wearing specially made soccer shirts, came to remember Andrew Encinas, one of the two boys killed when a car hit their classroom

An SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman hit a classroom in Greenacre last Tuesday (pictured are mourners at Monday's funeral service)

An SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman hit a classroom in Greenacre last Tuesday (pictured are mourners at Monday's funeral service)

An SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman hit a classroom in Greenacre last Tuesday (pictured are mourners at Monday’s funeral service)

‘[The family] want to sit with this lady and talk with her and tell her ‘we forgive you’,’ Mr Darwiche said through a translator (pictured are tributes laid outside the school)

Hours after his son was farewelled at Lakemba mosque on Friday, Mr Darwiche posted a brave message of forgiveness to the driver involved in the accident.

‘[The family] want to sit with this lady and talk with her and tell her “we forgive you”,’ Mr Darwiche said through a translator.

‘No retaliation is coming from the family of the boy, they have forgiven,’ he said.

Federal MP Tony Burke and NSW education minister Rob Stokes attended the service (pictured are mourners at the service)

Federal MP Tony Burke and NSW education minister Rob Stokes attended the service (pictured are mourners at the service)

Federal MP Tony Burke and NSW education minister Rob Stokes attended the service (pictured are mourners at the service)

The driver, Maha Al-Shennag (pictured), 52, has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death, and will face court on November 29

The driver, Maha Al-Shennag (pictured), 52, has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death, and will face court on November 29

The driver, Maha Al-Shennag (pictured), 52, has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death, and will face court on November 29

 

 

 

The boy's tearful parents hugged well wishers outside the service for more than half an hour (pictured is the scene of the crash)

The boy's tearful parents hugged well wishers outside the service for more than half an hour (pictured is the scene of the crash)

The boy’s tearful parents hugged well wishers outside the service for more than half an hour (pictured is the scene of the crash)

Local men who were among the first on the scene and who attempted to lift the car off the boy were among the mourners (pictured are floral tributes to the boys placed outside the school)

Local men who were among the first on the scene and who attempted to lift the car off the boy were among the mourners (pictured are floral tributes to the boys placed outside the school)

Local men who were among the first on the scene and who attempted to lift the car off the boy were among the mourners (pictured are floral tributes to the boys placed outside the school)

Local men who were among the first on the scene and who attempted to lift the car off the boy were also among the mourners.

Federal MP Tony Burke and NSW education minister Rob Stokes attended the service.

Andrew’s tearful parents hugged well wishers outside the service for more than half an hour.

The driver, Maha Al-Shennag, 52, has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death, and will face court on November 29. 

'No retaliation is coming from the family of the boy, they have forgiven,'said Raed Darwiche (pictured is a tribute to his son Jihad)

'No retaliation is coming from the family of the boy, they have forgiven,'said Raed Darwiche (pictured is a tribute to his son Jihad)

‘No retaliation is coming from the family of the boy, they have forgiven,’said Raed Darwiche (pictured is a tribute to his son Jihad)

Banksia Road Public School (pictured) was the scene of moving written and floral tributes after the tragic incident 

Banksia Road Public School (pictured) was the scene of moving written and floral tributes after the tragic incident 

Banksia Road Public School (pictured) was the scene of moving written and floral tributes after the tragic incident 

Parents console each other outside the main entrance to Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre, Sydney, on Wednesday, November, 8,

Parents console each other outside the main entrance to Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre, Sydney, on Wednesday, November, 8,

Parents console each other outside the main entrance to Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre, Sydney, on Wednesday, November, 8,

 

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