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PremierLeague-News.Com - Laura Mcaloon died last month leaving behind three children Tiegan (20), Demileigh (13) and Connor (2)
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A young woman who buried her mum on what would have been her birthday has thanked everyone who supported her family as they face up to life without her. Laura Mcaloon, from Bathgate, died last month leaving behind her devastated fiancé Mark Smith (37) and their three children Tiegan (20), Demileigh (13) and Connor (2). She was laid to rest last Thursday at Fauldhouse Cemetery on what should have been her 37th birthday. Her casket was pulled by a horse and carriage in the snow as 150 people lined the streets to pay their respects. She had put up a brave fight and over £23,000 had been raised in a bid to fund alternative treatments, but sadly the money was used instead for her funeral and the rest will support her young children as they grow-up without her. This week her daughter Tiegan paid an emotional tribute to her “caring and courageous” mum and thanked everyone who had donated to the fund or provided emotional support. She said: “She was 36 years old when she passed and never, ever did I think I would’ve been planning her funeral. “We were supposed to grow old together. I think a lot of people saw her funeral was on her birthday and felt a bit lost for words. “We were the same at the beginning, but when I thought about it more I thought about what my mum would’ve wanted. She would’ve wanted to be sent back to her mum the same day her mum held her in her arms for the first time. Read More Related Articles Devoted West Lothian mum is laid to rest on her birthday Read More Related Articles Tributes paid to devoted West Lothian mum who will be buried on her birthday “My gran died when she was only 42 and my mum was 18. I always had a lot of respect for my mum, but I never fully understood the heartache she went through when she was 18 until now. “She had me, a little two year old and had to go through exactly what I have, yet she remained strong and dignified and was always the best mum. Laura was buried at Fauldhouse Cemetery last week (Image: Daily Record) “Even until the end she was making jokes and laughing. I truly can’t think of anything worse than knowing you’re going to die and leave your three children but she managed to mask the fear she had and still made us laugh, right until she couldn’t anymore. “I still feel numb and in disbelief, but I made promises to her I will always keep which means I need to stay strong.
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.” Tiegan said there are too many people to thank who have donated to the fund or helped the family in some way. She also thanked Pauline at Co-op Funeral Care in Bathgate for helping her plan her mum’s funeral, adding: “Everyone told me how perfect her day was and so it’s clear she succeeded.”
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She continued: “There have been so many supportive people in West Lothian, way more than I can thank individually. “However, there have been a number of fundraising events held in Cyprus by a young lad from Fauldhouse who’s known my mum all his life, Sean Lynch. “Sean teamed up with others to raffle a holiday to Cyprus and also host live charity events via Facebook to not only help my mum’s cause, but another young mum battling cancer. “It was too late to save my mum but the money has allowed us to get everything we wanted for her with no worry. “We would have never been able to afford anything more than a standard funeral if it weren’t for the Gofundme.” Tiegan said she hoped her mum would have thought the horse and carriage was a nice touch and added: “She chose to be buried in Fauldhouse cemetery beside her mum but we were unable to get her in the old cemetery so instead, we purchased two plots in the new cemetery in Fauldhouse. “I showed the stone to mum the week before she passed and she loved it. “My little sister and I were able to send off two white doves in my mum’s name at the graveside which was really special. “We wore a bit of purple or lilac to honour her on the day. My mum has been buried with special keepsakes and photographs and I hope she is proud and at peace.” Don't miss the latest news from the West Lothian Courier. Sign up to our free newsletter here https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/newsletter-preference-centre/
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