Mourners say goodbye to five-year-old Kyian

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A chapel was filled with people for the funeral of five-year-old Kyian Taylor.

Little Kyian, of Pytchley Road, Kettering, died suddenly on July 24, only two weeks after his family thought they had received good news when doctors told them his cancer had gone into remission. He was diagnosed with leukaemia on June 22.

Kyian’s funeral took place at the Albert Munn Chapel at Kettering Crematorium today (Friday, August 10).

His coffin arrived in a white horse-drawn carriage and was decorated with pictures of Ben 10, one of his favourite cartoons.

The service included readings of letters by Kyian’s big sister Tiana and his 10-year-old cousin Chelby.

Kyian was a reception year pupil at Grange School in Kettering. He was a keen Manchester United fan and wanted to become a boxer.

Kyian’s family will raise funds for Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he was treated, by holding a table-top sale at the Harlequin pub in Stamford Road, Kettering, on Saturday, August 18, from 10am.

A football tournament and fun day will also take place in his memory at the Crescents Community Centre, Laburnum Crescent, Kettering, on Sunday, August 26.