HUNDREDS of mourners will wear colourful clothing to reflect the bright and quirky personality of Eden Hull when she is farewelled on the shores of Mollymook Beach today.
Ms Hull, 21, fell eight stories from a motel balcony to her death last Wednesday night, sending shock waves through the Milton-Ulladulla community.
The daughter of Rob and Deborah Hull of Little Forest, Ms Hull was in Cronulla with her boyfriend Blake Tindall, 27, of Manyana when the tragedy occurred.
The pair had been celebrating the 24th birthday of former Ulladulla woman Helen Fitzgerald-Combes at a Thai restaurant before returning to their room at the nearby Rydges Hotel.
Ms Hull fell 25 metres from the balcony attached to their 10th floor room, landing on a tiled pool terrace on the second floor about 11.30pm.
She was rushed to St George Hospital, but died early on Thursday morning while undergoing emergency surgery.
Ms Hull’s parents were notified and immediately drove to Sydney to be with their daughter whom her father described as “quirky, strong-willed and very loving”.
“Eden loved her horses, loved animals and just enjoyed the coastal lifestyle,” he said.
“She was a free spirit.
“Eden had a close-knit group of friends and really loved life.”
Mr Hull said her friends had “been a great support” to the family following his daughter’s death, and he encouraged them to “dress colourfully” and “celebrate her life” during Friday’s service.
He hopes dolphins will swim by during the funeral, which will be held at 11am outside the Mollymook Surf Club.