The boyfriend of a young Melbourne woman killed by lightning has left a touching tribute at her farewell among friends and family.
Lauren Brownlee died last month when struck by lightning as she and boyfriend Ben Hollow stood under a tree at a popular vantage point in Chirnside Park.
In a farewell on Friday, Ben called her the love of his life.
Inside a closed funeral service in Wagga Wagga, the 25-year-old was remembered as as a vibrant woman who cherished those closest to her.
"Words cannot express emptiness in every waking breath without Lauren," Ben told mourners.
"Lauren you are the love of my life and I will cherish every moment we spent together, love your favourite human."
Wheelchair-bound following the incident, the 23-year-old was joined by Lauren's family in delivering moving words.
Her father described her as "more than special, she was everything".
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Since Lauren's death the family has been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the community.
The service on Friday was paid for by a Melbourne funeral director who was moved by the tragedy and wanted to help.