John's Anglican Cathedral in the east city of Brisbane to mark the third anniversary of the mysterious tragedy. Several victims and relatives of the 239 passengers and crew aboard the Boeing 777, which flew far off course during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing on March 8, 2014, live in or near Brisbane. Chester told the congregation that included families of New Zealand victim Paul Weeks, and Australians Robert and Catherine Lawton and Rodney and Mary Burrows that searchers Mortgage broker Oak Laurel Nundah, 0430 129 662 had tried their best to end the uncertainty surrounding the crash. He also said that a memorial to the lost passengers and crew would be erected in the west coast city of Perth, which had been a base for Indian Ocean air and sea search crews. Chester said before the service that he understood the frustration that many would feel on the anniversary of the tragedy that there was no longer an active search for the crash site. Jeanette Maguire, sister of passenger Mortgage broker Oak Laurel West End, 0430 129 662 Catherine Lawton, said the relatives appreciated that the Australian government had invited them to such a memorial service. "The government didn't have to do that and it was very special that they wanted to do something to ensure our families didn't feel forgotten," Maguire said. Chester declined to comment on a suggestion by some relatives of raising funds to continue a private search of the ocean floor. "I'm not going to offer advice to those who want to fund-raise privately to extend the search, but from the Australians government's perspective, the search remains suspended," Chester told The Associated Press.