Words cannot express the utter devastation I feel at the loss of my much loved young cousin, Tish. I found out late last night that she had been found dead of a suspected suicide. Tish was an amazing person – so full of life, passion and dreams. She was intelligent and a great laugh to be around. I just cannot believe that she is gone at the age of 18. I just don’t understand it.

I cannot even begin to comprehend what her parents, brother and sister are going through. My heart goes out to them and the rest of the family. Together we will get through this horrendous tragedy.

I have hundreds of wonderful memories, but the one that keeps returning is the time I held her for the first time at her Christening.

Tish I love you and will miss you always.









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