Network Ten's fragile anchor Charmaine Dragun was renowned for her humour, inner strength and courage, her memorial service in Perth was told today.
The highly popular 29-year-old fell to her death at The Gap, in Sydney last week, after struggling with depression.
Hundreds of people packed the All Saints Church in suburban Greenwood today to celebrate the life of Ms Dragun who was known for her beautiful smile, humour, laughter, inner strength and courage.
Father Vincent Conroy said an excerpt from the Corinthians, read at today's service, would have been read at Ms Dragun's marriage to Simon Struthers next year.
She and her long-term partner had been secretly planning to marry at their joint birthday celebrations in March.
Ms Dragun's parents Michael and Estelle had been aware of their daughter's fragility as she struggled with depression, Father Conroy said.
They have previously said while her death was defined by depression her life was defined by love.
Friends and colleagues have said the popular journalist was deeply loved and so warm and caring only her family and closest friends ever knew she was suffering.
That is why her death came as such a shock to the many people who cared for her, from colleagues to viewers who have left tributes in their hundreds on websites and facebook.
But she had suffered depression for years.
She had changed her medication in the fortnight before her death, a situation the coroner is investigating.
Mourners were asked to pray for those burdened by illnesses such as depression.
Ms Dragun was a highly intelligent newsreader for Perth's TEN News at Five, alongside Tim Webster, and the program is produced in Sydney.
She is understood to have missed her friends and family in Perth since moving to Sydney in 2005 following her promotion to the newsdesk.
Ms Dragun started her career in radio in Perth after graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and had been with Network Ten for nearly eight years.
Today's service was to be followed by a further celebration of her life at Perth's Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park where Ms Dragun's parents, partner, mother in law, grandfather and brother Matt were to give eulogies.
Ten is holding a private memorial service for her in Sydney on Friday.
At Pinnaroo, Ms Dragun's mother Estelle said she was privileged God had chosen her to have Charmaine.
"We loved you dearly, we know you loved us and you spread your love to everyone around you.