A mother-of-three collapsed and died while giving a eulogy at a family funeral in a “terrible blow” for onlooking loved ones.
Sarah Healey, 39, was speaking at the funeral of her father-in-law in Surrey, England in November when she “suddenly collapsed”.
The nurse is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest.
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Healey’s mother Gladys Healey this week told The Leader the family’s lives will “never be the same” following the tragedy.
“It was a terrible blow to our family,” she said on Tuesday.
“It was a blow to her partner, who had just lost his own father.
“It was a blow to the three young children left behind and it was a blow to Dave, I and Sarah’s younger sister, Trisha, who was at the ceremony with us.”
Her sister Trisha described Healey’s death as “the hardest thing I have ever experienced”.
The pair had an “extremely close bond” and spoke daily.
“Life will never be the same but I find planning things with friends, talking and crying when you need to with no shame has helped,” she told The Leader.
Healey worked as a nurse in accident and emergency and oncology care before training in aesthetics and opening her own clinic in Windsor.
It is understood Healey had no history of heart trouble.
She leaves behind partner James West and children aged 16, seven and six.