More than 600 people have gathered to farewell a popular Melbourne doctor allegedly stabbed to death by two teenagers.
Mourners gathered in Dr Ashley Gordon’s hometown of Morwell in south-east Victoria today to celebrate his life.
Last Thursday, police charged two 16-year-old boys, from Dandenong and Travancore, with murder over the stabbing death of the GP.
His family and friends shared their love for Gordon, who was the youngest of five children.
“Ash’s energy was like no other, he had the ability to lift the mood in the room with his infectious smile and booming laugh,” sister Natalie Gordon said.
“You couldn’t help but be happy when you were around him.
“I’ll never get over the loss of my little brother.”
“Ash was my friend for nearly 25 years, and what I wouldn’t give to have been with him for 25 more,” best friend Tristen Standing told the crowd.
“He’d accomplished so much in a short time, voted in high school the most likely to succeed, and succeed he did.
“Ash was so fiercely loyal, and he loved everyone that he had in his life. They weren’t just friends, they were his friends. They weren’t just patients, they were his patients.
“He was my best friend, and I’ll remember him for the rest of my life.”
Gordon was killed on January 13 at Doncaster in Melbourne’s north-east.
Police found him on Eildon Street about 5.30am after being called to reports of an aggravated burglary at the man’s Sargent Street home.
It’s alleged the victim had been involved in a confrontation where he was fatally injured.
The teenage boys are now facing murder, aggravated burglary and theft charges.
During the incident, the boys allegedly stole Gordon’s Nike Airforce shoes, black headphones, a gaming computer and laptop, as well as a Louis Vuitton wallet and car keys.