The family of a Melbourne doctor who was allegedly murdered outside his home by two teenagers have remembered the 33-year-old as being a compassionate person who could light up a room.
The funeral of Doncaster doctor Ashley Gordon, who died on January 13 during an alleged home invasion, was attended by 700 people at a hall in Morwell in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.
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At the service, Gordon’s father, Glen, said he had “no words to describe the incredible amount of pain” he and his wife have felt since their son was “ripped” from them.
“You were achieving so much. I boasted constantly that my son is a doctor. We were incredibly proud of everything you achieved in your time here,” Glen said in a letter read out by his daughter.
“We will speak your name often and keep your memory alive.
Relatives of Dr Ashley Gordon remembered him as a compassionate, high-achiever. Credit: SunriseGordon’s funeral was attended by about 700 people. Credit: 7NEWS
“I’ll take care of the Merc (Mercedes) for your buddy, love dad.”
Gordon was a Monash graduate who worked as a GP in Box Hill before starting his own cosmetic clinic in Richmond.
His siblings described feeling “broken-hearted” and “numb” since their brother’s death.
They said the 33-year-old still had much to achieve with his life, but always remained humble.
“Ash’s energy was like none other. He had the ability to lift the mood in the room with his infectious laugh,” Gordon’s sister, Natalie said.
Natalie read out a tribute to Gordon written by one of his former patients, who said Gordon “saved her life” when he diagnosed her with melanoma and supported her through recovery.
The funeral of Doncaster doctor Ashley Gordon, who died on January 13 during an alleged home invasion, was attended by 700 people. Credit: 7NEWS
“His duty to his patients always came first. He was first one to put his hand up at an event and leave because of work the next day”
“I’m sure I will never get over the loss of my little brother … this isn’t goodbye, little brother. I’ll see you again one day and when I do, I can’t wait for you to tell me how bad my wrinkles are,” Natalie said.
Gordon’s body was found in Doncaster, less than a kilometre from his home on Saturday, January 13 shortly after 5.30am.
Police have charged two 16-year-old boys with murder and aggravated burglary and theft.