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Cape Town - Loved ones gathered at Christ Church in Constantia, Cape Town for a memorial service for Gill Packham on Tuesday afternoon.

The church was packed to capacity as family members and others mourned and paid tribute to Packham.

At the service her two daughters  said their mother had a passion for gardening and belonged to a few gardening clubs and also enjoyed ballet and cycling. 

She had a bubbly personality and was well known for her big smile and warm heart, the congregation heard.

Her friends and family commented that she liked her Chardonnay.  
Memorial service of Gill Packham. Picture: ANA Pictures
Packham's daughters faced the day without their father Rob Packham, 57,  who has been remanded to Pollsmoor Prison before his next appearance at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

Gill Packham, 56, was reported missing on 23 February, after she failed to arrive at work.  Her charred remains were found in the boot of her green BMW at Diep River Station the same night. The car had been set alight with her in it.

Rob Packham, the general manager of cooldrink company Twizza in Bellville South, has been charged with the murder of the Springfield Convent administrator and defeating the ends of justice.

In court on Monday it was revealed that  Packham allegedly asked a colleague to lie about an alibi for him on the day of Gill’s disappearance and that p olice found blood in his car, the couple’s garage and bathroom.