A heartbroken mother-of-three collapsed and died at her father-in-law’s funeral while giving the eulogy.
Sarah Healey was a loving partner to James West and a devoted mother to the pair’s three children. She was also a dedicated family person who was left devastated by the death of her father-in-law, 81-year-old gardener Roy West.
According to the family, Sarah gave eulogy at her father-in-law’s funeral after his sudden passing. During the service, the daughter-in-law collapsed suddenly never to rise again.
As the doctors confirmed, Healey died of a cardiac arrest likely caused by a broken heart as she had no history of any cardiac-related health problems.
“Sarah was one of those who spoke in tribute to the father of James. However, Sarah suddenly fell to the ground during her eulogy,” her mother, Gladys, said.
“It seems that Sarah had suffered an attack of arrhythmia or a cardiac arrest. She had no history of any heart trouble and we were all devastated by her sudden death.”
Speaking of her nurse daughter’s shocking and unexpected passing, the grieving mom continued: “It was a terrible blow to our family. 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 her dad, Dave, I and Sarah’s younger sister, Trisha, who was at the ceremony with us.”
Paying a tribute to Sarah was also her younger sister who said the loss of her only sibling was the hardest thing she’s ever had to deal with.
“I spoke to her daily and we had an extremely close bond that only sisters will experience,” Trisha expressed.
“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.”
Our thoughts remain with Sarah’s loved ones during this challenging time.