The heartbroken brother of a mum who died in her sleep has paid tribute to his “awesome and bubbly” big sister.
Mum of four young children, Mhairi Anne Mackie died at her family home in Bellshill on Easter Monday.
Martin McGhee has shared a touching message online in memory of his sister, urging people not to put off sharing their feelings for loved ones, reports the Daily Record.
And friends have launched a fundraiser in hopes of helping ease the financial burden on the devastated family, including her husband Ashley.
Martin wrote on social media: “Always tell your family you love them. If you haven’t done it in a while, go ahead and do it now. One of those times will be your last chance.
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“My awesome, bubbly, silly big sister, Mhairi Anne Mackie, didn’t wake up, no warning, no explanation.
“There is now a new fork in the road of my life and the lives of my whole family, especially her husband and four young children.
“We all loved you, Mhairi, very much. So go tell your family that you love them, time is not your friend.”
Distraught friends described Mhairi as an “incredible” person.
Stephanie Corry started a GoFundMe page with a statement on the page saying: “My amazing friend Mhairi Anne Mackie passed away very suddenly leaving all of her family and loved ones devastated, especially her husband Ashley and their four beautiful young children.
“Mhairi was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
“The death of someone you love is a very difficult time and I’m putting this in place to help ease some of the financial burden and stress that also comes with this very difficult time for Mhairi’s family.
“I ask that you keep Mhairi’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and thank everyone for their kind words and support at this time.”
You can donate to the fundraiser here.