MELBOURNE mother and son killed in the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash

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A MELBOURNE mother and son killed were among 144 passengers, including two babies, and six crew killed when budget airline Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed.

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Ashwood mother of two Carol Friday, 68, and her son, Greig, 29, were on a few weeks’ holiday together before he began a European adventure as an English teacher.

“They were both extraordinary and exceptional people who were loved by many, who they loved in return,” the Friday family said.

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Carol & Greg Friday

“Our family is in deep disbelief and crippled with sadness. Carol was a loving mother of two, a devoted wife to her husband, Dave, and a sister to three brothers.

Greig was to turn 30 on 23rd April. He was a loving son to Carol and Dave and an exceptional brother to his sister, Alex. He was adored by all his family and friends.”

“Greig’s dad and sister are in the thoughts and prayers of our members today. He was a great role model and friend to many. This is a great tragedy.”

Ms Friday was a long-serving employee at the Royal Women’s Hospital, leaving in 2010, as well as at Casey Council, where she worked as a maternal child health nurse.

Greig worked as an acoustic engineer for international firm Jacobs Engineering in Melbourne until February.