'I can barely breathe': Lisa Curry's tribute to daughter

 

The daughter of former swimming champ Lisa Curry and her ironman ex-husband Grant Kenny, Jaimi, has lost her battle with a long-term illness.

Curry, a former Olympic champion, today broke her silence over her firstborn's passing, taking to Instagram to share a beautiful tribute.

Curry shared the family statement, which was released last night, and added that her daughter Jaimi was "so loved, so beautiful, so kind to everyone", she wrote the tragedy was "so painful" that she could barely breathe.

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Our hearts are completely broken. 💔 Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side. 🌸 🌸 So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone.... So painful. I can barely breathe. 🌸 🌸 Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself. Her love of flowers, cooking, art, decorating, photography, babies, the beach, and helping others will always be remembered. 🌸 🌸 Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child. 🌸 🌸 We thank all the paramedics, support staff and the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to give us the extra time we were able to spend with Jaimi. 🌸 🌸 It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for our family and all who knew and loved Jaimi so very much. 🌸 🌸 Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I will miss you every sunrise, I will miss you when the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears. I will miss you when I close my eyes. I will miss you when I open my eyes. I will miss our long hugs and long chats. I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad😞 I just can’t believe you’re not here anymore. I sit and just shake my head. It doesn’t seem real or right. You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi. I love you so much. 🌸🥰 👼💕

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"Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I will miss you every sunrise, I will miss you when the sun is shining and the birds are singing," she wrote.

"I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears.

"I will miss you when I close my eyes. I will miss you when I open my eyes. I will miss our long hugs and long chats. I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad."

Curry wrote that she can't believe her daughter is no longer here.

"I sit and just shake my head. It doesn't seem real or right. You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi. I love you so much."

Lisa Curry, her husband Mark Andrwe Tabone and Lisa's daughter Jaimi Kenny. Picture: Instagram
Lisa Curry, her husband Mark Andrwe Tabone and Lisa's daughter Jaimi Kenny. Picture: Instagram

Curry's husband has shared a heartfelt tribute to Jaimi, whose "life ended way too soon".

Mark Andrew Tabone shared a picture with Lisa and Jaimi on his personal Facebook page today, he wrote his job now is to nurture his wife through this "unimaginable time".

"As the tears flow and the heart aches, I write this as a tribute to beautiful young lady, who's life ended way too soon. As your mother & father weep your loss, I too feel lost and heavy hearted," he wrote.

"You always put everybody else first.

"You were gifted with many talents, amazing cook, arts and crafts, writing, and your love and creativity with flowers.

"Thankyou all for your condolences at this very difficult time for Lisa, Grant & all the Kenny / Curry family.

"My job now is to nurture my wife through this unimaginable time."

In a statement sent on behalf of Grant Kenny on Monday evening, it was announced Jaimi was surrounded by her family when she died.

"It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm that our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital this morning in the company of loving family," the statement read

Jaimi pictured with parents Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny in 2008.
Jaimi pictured with parents Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny in 2008.

 


"Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself.

"Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child.

"We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us as the extra time we were able to spend with her.

"It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy."

Jaimi had just turned 33 in June, her mother Lisa shared happy family photos on her social media.

Lisa Curry and a young Jaimi Kenny in 1990.
Lisa Curry and a young Jaimi Kenny in 1990.

A friend posted their condolences to Ms Curry's husband Mark Tabone online today.

"Thoughts r with u all. So sorry Lisa. Sending u all big hugs xo."

Photos of flowers and offerings of "deepest sympathies" were posted to his Facebook page.

"Sooo Sorry to hear of Lisa & Grant loss of their beautiful Daughter, please pass on Our Deepest Sympathies (sic)," a user wrote.

Another post, "Sending lots of love to Lisa and Mark, my heart is broken xxxx," was accompanied with a photo of purple roses.

"I'm so sadden(ed) to hear of Jamie's passing. Please pass my deepest deepest condolences to Lisa. My thoughts are with you both," another user wrote.

"Deepest sympathy to all connected from your friends in Cohuna, our prayers and love Geoff and Betty Thompson," another post read.

Others simply posted broken-heart emojis.

Jaimi Kenny pushing her half-sister Trixie, back in 2014. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM
Jaimi Kenny pushing her half-sister Trixie, back in 2014. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM


Originally published as Lisa Curry, Grant Kenny's daughter loses battle with illness



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