AN Erskine couple whose daughter was killed during a robbery at her home on the paradise island of Mauritius have told how her death has left a “huge void” in their lives.

Doreen and Alexander Kerrigan are still trying to come to terms with the loss of Janice Farman, who was killed in front of her son.

Janice’s funeral took place in Mauritius last week but, due to ill health, Doreen and Alexander were unable to make the long journey to the Indian Ocean island.

However, the couple, who found out about her death through social media, told of their daughter’s wish to be cremated.

“We and Janice spoke several times about the fact that we wished to be cremated on our deaths and she always stated that she wished to be cremated also,” they said.

“Never ever did we think that she would precede us.”

Janice, 47, who was originally from Clydebank, was killed on Thursday, July 6.

Her funeral service took place at the St Augustin Church, in Petite Rivière Noire.

The programme for the service was finalised by her former husband Jean Baptiste Moutou.

Their 10-year-old son Gavin, who has autism, attended the ceremony, accompanied by officers from the Child Development Unit.

A number of police officers were also present.

Janice was later cremated, with her ashes being buried at the St Martin Cemetery, in Bel Ombre, on Sunday.

Three men have appeared in court in connection with her death.

Anish Soneea, 18, and Ravish Rao Fakhoo and Kamlesh Mansingh, both 25, also returned to the crime scene as part of the police investigation and took part in a reconstruction of the alleged events.

A post-mortem examination indicated that Janice died as a result of asphyxiation caused by compression of the neck.

It has been reported that a number of items, including jewellery, were stolen and her car was later found abandoned nearby.