WHEN school returned on Monday morning, Comet Bay College was missing a student and an alumni, following a fatal car accident in Secret Harbour on Friday night.
Callum Mummery (16) and Mason Hooton (17) were killed instantly when the car they were travelling in hit a tree.
The 19-year-old P-plater Joel Payne was driving the silver Toyota Supra but escaped serious injury, while 16-year-old Shaun Sparrow was admitted to Royal Perth Hospital’s intensive care unity.
Callum’s devastated friends set up a Go Fund Me in the name of Sue and Neil Mummery to pay for the boys’ funerals.
“Callum Mummery and Mason Hooton were two very loved members of the Secret Harbour community,” a description said.
“They brought joy to both their friends, school pupils and most of all family.
“They were taken too soon. No words can be used to describe the pain both families are going through. No words can be used to heal the pain.
“Rest in peace Callum and Mason, gone but never, ever forgotten.”
Mason’s father posted a simple message following his son’s death.
City of Mandurah’s Air Force Cadets Squadron posted a tribute to Callum.
“Cadet Sergeant Callum Mummery was a respected member of 707SQN from February 2014 until February 2017 when he decided to focus on his year 11 studies,” they wrote.
“During his time with us, he exemplified the cadet experience, embracing the opportunities that the AAFC offers and becoming an excellent role model for younger cadets.
“No doubt his loss will have an impact on many of us for a long time to come.”
The squadron will fly the ensign at half-mast and observe one minute of silence in Callum’s memory on October 11.