Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe Byrce (C) embrace after the funeral of Shorten's mother, Dr Ann Shorten at Xavier College Chapel in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Dr Ann Shorten died on April 6. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING
Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe Byrce (C) embrace after the funeral of Shorten's mother, Dr Ann Shorten at Xavier College Chapel in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Dr Ann Shorten died on April 6. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING JULIAN SMITH

Bill Shorten farewells his mother at Melbourne ceremony

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten has farewelled his mother Ann Rosemary at a ceremony in Melbourne.

Mr Shorten attended the funeral at Xavier College Chapel with wife Chloe Bryce.

His mother died on Sunday, April 6, with her loss described as "a shock to me and my family" by the Opposition leader at the time.


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