A MUM died just weeks after her daughter was found dead in a horrific double tragedy.
Devastated relatives of Marianne George, 38, and her mum Debbie, 57, paid tribute to the “beautiful ladies with an unbreakable bond”.
Mum-of-six Marianne was found dead at her home in Gwynedd, North Wales, on July 13 after a mental health battle.
And just seven weeks later her devastated mum, Debbie, 57 died in similar circumstances on Tuesday.
Now their heartbroken relatives have spoken out as they are preparing for the second funeral in such a short time.
Debbie’s daughter Marlene Maloney, 35, said: “My poor mum is with my sister now in the heavenly realm, both at peace together.
“My heart aches, my head hurts, my body is numb and we are all suffering so much.”
Speaking of her mum, she said: “My mum was a caring, beautiful lady. She had a bond so strong with her daughter Marianne, it was unbreakable.
“She loved me equally but she was absolutely heartbroken over the loss of my sister.”
She added: “Her love for the grandchildren was one of a kind and she always thought about her family and would always try to be there as best as she could for them.
“She loved the simple things in life and carried so much love in her heart for nature.
‘OUR LIVES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME’
“My mum struggled with illnesses and her mental health, but she tried her hardest every day and it was admirable to see her with the strength she had.
“Our lives will never be the same again without her cheeky jokes and bubbly personality.
“She was one of a kind. I am proud to be part of her and I will carry her in my heart forever.
“Her soul will now be at peace with my sister happily shining down on us in the moon, the sun and the stars and the elements of the earth. I love you forever and always.”
Speaking of sister Marianne, Marlene said: “When I was younger, I would dream of being just like my sister – she was my world, my everything.
“She taught me all she knew about life, helping create the person I am today.
“She loved me as I loved her, we would make ideas and plans for the future, how we would travel the world and explore life.
“Whenever I was sad, I would reach out to her, her angelic sister side always there soothing me, explaining how to approach the things that hurt me.
“My sister had a mischievous side, playing pranks on me which were hilarious.
“She was the joker of the family; bubbly and full of charisma. Everyone loved her.”
Marlene said that Marianne, of Bethesda, North Wales, had struggled with her mental health for a long time.
She said: “Life threw lots of sad days at my sister.
“She experienced loss and grief from such a young age and lost her first baby daughter, Sarah Jane – this changed her forever.
‘THE BEST MUM’
“She was such a strong person. Even though she was hurting inside, she would still face all the challenges with a big, courageous smile on her face.”
Marianne was described as “the best mum” to her six children Kayleigh, Aimee, Sophie, Blake, Imogen and Scarlett and two grandchildren.
“As we became adults we both had a family each – she had five beautiful daughters and one son and two granddaughters.
“I never realised that our embrace in my house would be the last time I’d see her and hug her.
“We would message every couple of weeks. She was happy and content. I find peace that she achieved her dream and that she was finally happy.”
The family are now have set up a GoFundme page to raise money for the second funeral after Debbie was found dead on September 6.
Contact the Samaritans
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, contact The Samaritans on 116 123.
They are available for free at anytime.
Or email https://www.samaritans.org/
You’re Not Alone
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm
Source: The Sun