Vicky’s family say public will have chance to pay respects

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Vicky Phelan with her family, Amelia, Darragh and Jim at the launch of her book at the University of Limerick. Photo: Alan Place
Vicky Phelan with her family, Amelia, Darragh and Jim at the launch of her memoir 'Overcoming'.

WHILE funeral arrangements for the late Vicky Phelan will remain private, her family has confirmed that there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects to the women’s health campaigner who died yesterday.

In a brief statement, posted on social media, Jim, Amelia and Darragh Phelan said that the outpouring of grief and good wishes from far and wide are truly appreciated

“Earlier today we bade our final farewell to our beloved Vicky. She was the heart and soul of our family unit and her passing will leave a void in all our lives, that at this point seems impossible to fill,” their message continued.

“We cherish the memories of a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, whose ability to deal with the struggles of life has inspired not only ourselves, but an entire nation. The outpouring of grief and good wishes from far and wide are truly appreciated.

The message added that her funeral arrangements will remain private but there will be an opportunity, in due course, for people and members of the public to pay their respects.

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