'Words aren't enough': Family thanks town after boy's death
A CHINCHILLA couple has recently published a letter thanking the community for their support after losing their 14-month-old grandson in a tragic accident earlier this month.
Linkon Joel Ussher was killed after being struck by a reversing vehicle in the car park of a Chinchilla business.
Paramedics attempted first aid at the scene but little Linkon could not be saved.
He will be deeply missed by his mother and father, Yardleigh and Thomas, as well as his two older siblings, Quinton and Kerston.
Affectionately known as 'Plummy', Linkon was the beloved grandson of Nood and Narrelle Nothdurft as well as Susan Ussher and Bryant Ussher.
A cheeky little soul, Linkon loved nothing more than spending time outside and being in the company of his uncles and his granddad Nood.
There is no right way to say sorry, to say thank you, to do much after death of a baby other than to just breath.
To this wonderful community, thank you.
I don't know what we would have done over these last few weeks without you!
Have you ever sat there and wondered what you are doing here and why no matter what you do you can't leave? I have.
Last year we were given the opportunity to leave Chinchilla and start fresh but we hit many road blocks and couldn't understand why.
It's apparent now that the Lord knew we would need this wonderful community and for our beautiful family to remain close together.
I am in complete awe of this town and its amazing people.
Words and a thank you doesn't seem enough.
But most of all I'm in awe of the strength and courage of Yardleigh and Tom to just be able to breath every day for themselves and Quinton and Kerston.
We would like to especially thank the first responders, ambulance and police; our prayers are with you and no words can express our gratitude towards you all.
Thank you to Ross Olsen from the Chinchilla Police, Keating's Funerals; Maria and Anthony, our dear friends, we are overwhelmed by your compassion shown to Yardleigh and Thomas through such a very sad time.
Bulldog Park for the mammoth job of reorganising and moving Saturday's football game to accommodate his wake. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.
Thank you all, for working the bar and cooking in the kitchen.
Lee Dallmann; for being there for all our family during this time and conducting a beautiful heartfelt service.
Thank you to the Chinchilla Foodworks and Panache and Kathryn Jones and all the wonderful people that brought food to Linkon's wake, truly grateful.
Thank you to all who attended, gave apologies and those that travelled so far (England, Mackay, New Castle, Canberra plus plenty more) to farewell Plummy.
There is a lot of special people in Yardleigh and Thomas' life and in ours as well, too many to thank by name in fear of leaving someone out. Although I would like to thank Shay, Marie and Phil, Vicky, Colleen, Kathy H, Leah and Annette, you all have done for my family.
Thank you to anyone who sent us bereavement and sympathy cards, lovely arrangements of flowers, texts and phone calls and the wonderful home cooked meals.
Over the years I have brought many sympathy cards and found it difficult to say anything, so I haven't sent them. I didn't really get what it would mean to someone until it was my family receiving them.
Finally, I would like to say how humbled we are by the generous donations that were given to Keating's Funerals on behalf of Yardleigh and Tom to pay for Linkon's funeral.
Losing a child is the most painful experience imaginable.
Thank you for being here for us during this time of grief.
Lastly I'd like to thank my wonderful children and loving husband for all they have done for their sister and daughter and nice and nephew.
Again we thank Yardleigh and Thomas for giving us a special angel to love and hold.
Linkon (Plummy) you little feet have made the most profound footsteps in all our heart.
- Narelle and Nood Nothdurft, Chinchilla