Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park was awash with a sea of red this morning as several hundred mourners paid tribute to murdered Perth travel agent Michelle Smith.
Mrs Smith's family asked people to wear red and bring a red flower to honour the vivacious 60-year-old's love of the colour.
Two men allegedly murdered the Butler mother-of-three in Phuket on June 20 while trying to rob her of just $10 to pay a dinner bill.
Mourners packed inside and outside the Padbury chapel were told by Anglican Reverend Robert Graue to "put aside hostilities towards the perpetrators and celebrate Michelle's life".
Mrs Smith's husband of 35 years Geoff described his wife as a "larrikin with a heart of gold".
“She had prepared us well for the challenges ahead," Mr Smith told mourners. "What a journey it’s been ... and I was privileged to be part of it."
Mrs Smith's children Chanelle, Cameron and Scott spoke of their love for their mother and the great heartbreak at the loss.
One her closest friends Vicky Ransfield shared Mrs Smith's strength and determination.
"Michelle would have been mightily pissed off about what happen - she wasn't ever going to let go of that bag," Ms Ransfield said.
Mourners piled roses more than a metre high on top of Mrs Smith's coffin in the chapel this morning.
Many of Mrs Smith's family travelled from Queensland for the funeral.
After the service, 200 red balloons were released to honour Mrs Smith and celebrate "the life of the party".
Details of Mrs Smith's murder emerged last week after two men reportedly confessed to stabbing Mrs Smith in a bungled bag-snatch.
Surasak "Boy" Suwannachot has been charged with Mrs Smith's murder. The alleged getaway rider Surin Taptong has also been charged.
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