Nearly six weeks after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine, the remains of Albany Creek couple Howard and Susan Horder have been formally identified.
Now, the process has begun for their three adult sons to repatriate the bodies of their parents, so the couple can finally be laid to rest.
Mr and Mrs Horder, both aged in their early 60s, were returning from a European holiday when their plane was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine on July 17.
The tragedy claimed the lives of 298 people.
In a statement, the couple's family expressed relief that the positive identification had been made in the Netherlands.
"We are relieved that Howard and Susan Horder have been identified and wish to thank all those who have helped in this process," the statement read.
"We look forward to Howard and Susan coming home so that we can lay them to rest peacefully.
"Our thoughts are also with all those affected by this tragedy and we extend our deepest condolences to all the other families."
The identification of Mr and Mrs Horder comes one day after fellow Queensland MH17 passengers, Toowoomba doctors Roger and Jill Guard, were also formally identified.
Other Queenslanders aboard the flight were Gold Coast woman Helena Sidelik and Sunshine Coast couple Wayne and Theresa Baker.
Thirty-eight Australians perished on MH17.
Mr and Mrs Horder's three sons Matthew, David and Adam held a memorial service for their parents just more than a week ago, where they trio remembered them as devoted parents who filled their childhood home with love.
Matthew, David and Adam Horder said they were still coming to terms with the deaths of their mother and father in a statement issued prior to the service, where they requested privacy to mourn.
"Mum and Dad were devoted parents who would do anything for us and worked very hard to ensure we had an amazing upbringing," the trio said.
"Our home was full of love and events like birthdays and Christmas were made to be so special.
"Family holidays in the caravan to places like Caloundra and Yamba provided us with endless enjoyment."
Mr and Mrs Horder were avid travellers who enjoyed frequent trips to Europe following Mr Horder's retirement from the financial planning and insurance industry three years ago.
The couple were fans of Dutch violinist Andre Rieu and had travelled to his hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands to watch him perform on their last trip.
A tribute website has been established at www.howardandsusan.com.au for friends and family to share their memories of the couple.