Friends to pay tribute to much-loved couple at Cottesloe ceremony
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Friends to pay tribute to much-loved couple at Cottesloe ceremony

The lives of a beloved couple who died in Perth within hours of each other will be celebrated next month with a memorial service at a coastal sports club.

Jason Francis and Alice Robinson died just before Christmas in separate incidents, leaving family and friends around the world in mourning.

The lives of Alice Robinson and Jason Francis will be celebrated with a memorial in Perth.

The lives of Alice Robinson and Jason Francis will be celebrated with a memorial in Perth.Credit:Facebook

The Scarborough couple, originally from the UK, will be remembered with a tribute on February 10 at the Cottesloe Rugby Union Football Club of which they were members.

In their memory, friends will gather at the Broome Street venue to watch the sunset and share memories of the beautiful couple who are "gone but always in our hearts".

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Mr Francis was injured in a freak accident on December 19 outside the couple’s Scarborough home.

A Domino’s pizza delivery driver didn’t see him lying on a Stanley Street curb and hit him, the 29-year-old died later that night in hospital.

Devastated by the loss of her longtime boyfriend, Ms Robinson took her own life within hours of his death.

Her body was found on December 20 in Mount Hawthorn.

Ms Robinson’s mother Dawn broke the news on social media expressing her devastation of the losses.

Jason Francis and Alice Robinson.

Jason Francis and Alice Robinson.Credit:Facebook

“I am devastated to let everyone know that my beautiful daughter was so distraught she could not bear to live without her beloved Jase and chose to take her own life,” the Facebook post read.

“My husband and I now grieve for the loss of two wonderful people that brought light to everyone’s life."

A GoFundMe page raised more than $44,000 to help their families with costs associated with sending the couple's bodies back to the UK. CRUFC president Sam Diamond thanked donors for their "incredible generosity".

"This campaign has been a huge success and as such means we will be able to help both families with any costs incurred with repatriating the bodies of Jason and Alice," he said.

"The fund will be withdrawn to the Cottesloe Rugby savings account where it will be used to pay any bills accumulated while both bodies are in Perth.

"Any additional funds left after all the repatriation costs have been covered will be transferred to the families in the UK."

If you are experiencing mental health issues contact LifeLine WA on 13 11 14 or contact the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, or at suicidecallbackservice.org.au.

Lauren is a casual reporter and producer for WAtoday.

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