THE parents of a mum found dead after her fiancé collapsed and died in front of her two weeks before their wedding have penned a heartbreaking poem to their daughter.
The body of Helen O’Brien, 34, was recovered from the River Mersey near Seacombe, Wirral, last week.
Helen’s parents have now penned a heartbreaking poem to her[/caption]
Mum-of-two Helen’s partner Kevin Reilly suffered a fatal heart attack at the couple’s home in Warrington, Cheshire last August, with Helen left to plan his funeral instead of their wedding.
Her grieving mum and dad Gregg and Linda McBreen paid tribute to the “wonderful mum” with a poem they posted on social media.
They wrote: “There should have been a wedding, but that was not to be, because Helen lost her Kevin, he was taken so suddenly.
“She really tried her best to cope and with their boys make a new start, but the pain of losing Kevin was still ripping out her heart.
“Well now there both together for all eternity, it’s not the way they planned it but it’s the way life made it be.
“Not a day will ever pass when we won’t think of both of them and now we have to pull together to help there lads grow from boys to men. Love mum and dad.”
Pals had been fearful for the “absolutely distraught” mum-of-two, who went missing after visiting friends and was last seen around 10pm in Stockton Heath on September 25.
Helen had been struggling to cope with Kevin’s death before she died.
Nicola Wright said Helen and Kevin would “finally get that beautiful wedding day wrapped in each others arms”.
We now have the most important job of all to do and that’s be the pillars of strength, love, courage, patience, resilience, belief and compassion that will raise those boys into strong men
She said the tragic mum’s family and friends now had to be “pillars of strength” for her two young sons.
She added: “Be happy. Shine bright. Be all the things that you wanted to be. And above all never go to far away from us.
“Love and protect us in all the ways we cant do for each other.
“Be the strength that keeps us on our feet when we fear we might stumble. Be the deep breath we take as we step into whatever our lives holds without you.
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“We are lost, we are down and we are weakened but we will wont stay like that for long. We now have the most important job of all to do and that’s be the pillars of strength, love, courage, patience, resilience, belief and compassion that will raise those boys into strong men.
“Men that will always know how much they truly, truly are loved and how much their mum and dad fought to get them where they are today through all that life threw their way.”
A police spokesman said last week Helen’s death was not believed to be suspicious.
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