Tina Pretty, aunt of Erin Bursey, speaks at her niece's funeral at the MUN Field House Saturday. The captain of the MUN volleyball team died earlier this week from injuries sustained when she was knocked down by a vehicle on Thorburn Road.â€” Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram
Family, friends and teammates of Erin Bursey gathered on Saturday to say their final goodbyes.
More than 400 people attended a public memorial ceremony in MUN's Field House.
Bursey was captain of the universityâ€™s women's volleyball team. The service was held on the court where she spent countless hours practicing with her teammates.
She had recently graduated from MUN with a science degree. According to her eulogy, she was thinking of continuing her studies to become a doctor.
The 21-year-old passed away Tuesday evening, succumbing to her injuries from a pedestrian-vehicle accident Saturday evening in St. Johnâ€™s.