Memorial to Tuesday, and Others

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Tuesday O'Hara.


A LONG battle with cancer ended last week for a brave 21-year-old who will be
remembered for her smile.

Tuesday O'Hara died on January 24 and her family this week paid tribute to her strength 
throughout her fight with Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Her mum Sue, of Sidcup Close, said, "She wanted people to remember her as mad, fun-loving.

"We have had hundreds of cards from people saying how funny and how funky she was. 
She loved to laugh. Even through her illness she wasn't sad."

Tuesday was first diagnosed with the cancer when she was 18 and had endured almost 
four years of treatment.

She had a bone marrow transplant last October but her condition deteriorated, 
leaving her without the use of her legs towards the end of her life.

She was admitted to Eastbourne District General Hospital on Monday, January 22 and
died two days later with a crowd of family and friends at her bedside.

Sue said, "She wouldn't want people to be sad.

"We have booked two time slots at the crematorium for her funeral so as many people 
as possible can come and we can take our time to say goodbye."

Tuesday's name will be spelt out on her white coffin in her favourite colour: baby blue. 

Family and friends are also planning to wear light blue and black to the ceremony, with many remembering being told by Tuesday to wear jeans, hoodies and trainers – along with odd socks.

Sue said, "Odd socks are optional but Tuesday would never wear matching socks. 
It's just the way she was. She liked things to be different."

Tuesday's character was summed up to all that knew her in the things she did despite her illness.

She chose to abseil rather than go to hospital on a day she was due for a blood transfusion and she named her much-loved dog, a Rottweiler puppy, Chemo after her cancer treatment.

The funeral is at Eastbourne Crematorium on Tuesday, February 6 at 9.15am

02 February 2007

O'HARA TUESDAY Age 21 Beautiful and brave daughter of Frank and Sue (nee Moon) Sister to Natasha and Craig Auntie to Riva, Macaulay, Bethany and Levi After a four year long battle with leukaemia, Tuesday died on Wednesday 24th January Surrounded by her family, partner and friends You left so many broken hearts behind We can't thank enough Dr Grace, Sharon, Jean and all the staff on Pevensey Ward for their continued help and support Funeral service on 6th February at 9.15am at Eastbourne Crematorium Main Chapel Flowers or donations to be made payable to Eastbourne District General Hospital Please send c/o Rosedale Funeral Service, 62 Grove Road, Eastbourne Tuesday loved jeans and trainers Her favourite colour was pale blue Feel free to wear them (odd socks optional)

Our darling daughter Tuesday...
Our darling daughter Tuesday, you were loved by many, we had the privilege of loving you first and no-one could have loved you more You have given us more happiness than we new existed Thank you for 21 exciting and wonderful years Our love's with you forever till we are together again in your beautiful world Love forever Mum and Dad XX A dog could not have asked for a better Mummy Chemo (Chemotherapy-Grace) X

O'HARA. Tuesday. Who's gonna help me wind up Hollie now! Gonna miss you loads. Love Sue. XXX.

O’Hara Tuesday Our little sister We will miss the fun and...
Our little sister We will miss the fun and madness you brought to our lives Natasha and Craig XX

O'Hara. Tuesday. Love you always. Never going to forget you. From Levi. Babie Girl. Heaven must be missing a funky angel. Sam.

TUESDAY O'HARA Dude, you're one in a million. I know you're up there partyin' the days away! By the way, one more no more. Ha, ha, ha. Love you lots Hollie B XXX


TUESDAY O'HARA Dear in our memory Sweet in...
TUESDAY O'HARA Dear in our memory Sweet in your name Close to our hearts You will always remain God bless Penny, Vicky, Ivor and Mary X

O'HARA. Tuesday. Never stop smiling Tues. You're so special. Hope you having the time of your life! Love always. Hannah. X.

O'HARA. Tuesday. Will be sadly missed by all the ones who love her. With love Uncle Graham, Auntie Carolyn, Brett, Zara X and the Robson from Saltburn.

O'Hara. Tuesday. God ran out of angels and wanted someone like you, so he called upon you to help. Your ever loving Nanny Beryl XX.

O'hara. Tuesday. Missed far more than words say, loved and remembered every day. Love from Jane, Astrit, Bernie and Lin XOXO.

O'HARA. Tuesday. Granddaughter, neice, cousin. You will be sadly missed by all your family in Scotland. Our love forever.

O'HARA TUESDAY A face of an Angel And a heart of gold The most beautiful smile So warm and bold One in a million is what you are And from our hearts you'll never be far With the Angels you're at rest It's true Tuesday, they only welcome the best Thank you for touching our lives in such a wonderful way You will be remembered with a smile every single day Thank you for simply being you Sweet dreams and God bless Chu XXX

Eastbourne News

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Tuesday O'Hara.


HUNDREDS of friends of Tuesday O'Hara packed into her funeral this week to say a fitting goodbye.

Wearing odd socks and baby blue clothes, around 300 people filled a double time slot at Eastbourne Crematorium to give the 21-year-old cancer patient a send off she would have approved of.

She died in hospital on January 24 with a crowd of loved ones at her bedside.

Her white coffin was surrounded by teddy bears, flowers and blue and white helium balloons.

An order of service booklet made by her dad Frank showed photos of Tuesday, who will be remembered for her constant smile and fiery personality which shone throughout four years of treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia.

The booklet ended with a line Tuesday had said she would be thinking at her funeral, "I don't know why you're all crying, I'm the one who's f***ing dead."

Tuesday's mother Sue, of Sidcup Close in Langney, said, "For such a sad situation it was such a beautiful day.

"Even the funeral directors said they had never seen a funeral like it and that we had done her proud."

Mourners included old school friends from West Rise and Ratton, oncologist Dr Grace, hospital staff and her former teacher Richard Goddard, who read the family's tribute at the service and led the funeral procession driving Tuesday's car.

A poem written by Tuesday, called Sick to Death, was read by Father Jonathan Graves, who also followed her orders and wore odd socks. 

The song Everything's Tuesday by Chairman of the Board was played.

Mr O'Hara made a pair of his daughter's trademark trainers into a feature of the service by planting flowers in them and placing them next to her white coffin which had her name on it in baby blue.

The shoes were later taken to the wake at The Hart in Cavendish Place, which was filled to capacity as photos of Tuesday from birth to just days before her death were displayed.

Sue said, "We all clapped at the end to see Tuesday off. "To know she was loved by so many people was just unbelievable.

Pupils at a school in San Francisco who have been following Tuesday’s illness through on of the teachers wore baby blue and odd socks on the day of her funeral.

By the end of the evening Tuesday’s friends had taken her trainers on a pub crawl through the town centre holding them aloft and dancing behind them. 

"If she had chosen this funeral herself, she would have loved it." 09 February 2007

Ray Bignal

The friends & family of Ray Bignal & Albi Grist raised money in their memory with the help of the members of the Hailsham Club we would like to thank them for their kindness & generosity.

Balloons Released around the world for Tuesday

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Memorial Balloon Release

On Thursday 26th April 2007 Tuesday would have reached her 22nd birthday and in memory of her The Tuesday O’Hara Fund held a Memorial Balloon release. Baby blue and white were Tuesday’s favourite colours, it was therefore fitting that a mixture of 300 blue and white balloons were released into the sky from the end of Eastbourne Pier and simultaneously balloons were released in Glasgow, Scotland and Havana, Cuba, This was a fundraising event. where people could write a message on a balloon for loved ones they had lost and make a small donation to the fund.

Sue O’Hara, mother of Tuesday said “It was wonderful to see such support for our much loved daughters charity and we will continue to keep her name alive through events such as these. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the event such a success”

Kayleigh and Friend Jean and Laura Mary & Kim Craig Stephanie

Maureen & Steph Kate Mark & Michelle


The Memorial Balloon release saw an amazing revelation whilst the event was taking place. Many people were taking photographs of the balloons in the sky and a cloud in the shape of an angel was spotted. This was very significant, as her mother Sue had written a poem the previous week called “Angel in the sky” to place on the website on Tuesday’s birthday.

These photographs were then printed and then shown at a memorial party..

Frank O’Hara, father of Tuesday said “Quite often people talk about seeing pictures in the clouds and others look at them at different angles, but still can not see anything there. This time it was different everyone saw the same thing straight away and we believe it was our daughter letting us know she is looking down on us and watching what we are doing to keep her name alive through The Tuesday O’Hara Fund.”

The pictures taken on the day are attached and I am sure you will agree that there is an angel in the sky

Other Memorial Balloon releases around the world

Joelle one of Tuesday's closest friends released a balloon in memory of Tuesday 
at the Famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney Australia 2010

Mary & Kayleigh releasing a balloon in memory of Tuesday in Tanzania


Kayleigh & Mary 
on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes:



Jean & Laura in New York at Empire State

A blue balloon just seemed to appear at our feet from nowhere I picked it (we were going to buy a balloon anyway)
then we went so let it go at the Empire State got to the street that it is on 
and there was the New York Gay Parade it was great

Tuesday would have loved it  
Luv your big cuz Jean x


Mary and Kim - took these photos of the balloons they let go at the Mardi Gras in Sydney Australia March 2007 in Tuesday’s memory xxx

Tuesday's Brother Craig – On a trip to Euro Disney Paris in March 2007Craig released a Mickey Mouse Balloon in Tuesday’s memory.

Stephanie Cook – As part of her 6 month tour of Australia & New Zealand Steph Released a couple of balloons in Auckland New Zealand in Tuesday’s memory xx


Maureen & Steph Cook Releasing balloons in LA

Just thought I would send you the pics of LA.Check out the Hollywood sign in the background if he you have a magnifying glass.

We let the balloons go at the top of one of the best shopping centres in LA. Which Tuesday would have loved as you know how she loved to shop. just hope that the last photo is a BAR!



Katie, Mark & Michelle Walters releasing balloons at 
Brightstone Bay Isle of Wight April 2007



A Big Thank You To You All - Tuesday would loved to have travelled and releasing balloons in her memory is one way of her doing that.


Tributes flood in for popular Frank O'Hara

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Published on Friday 25 June 2010 09:21

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular and dedicated charity fundraiser who died suddenly at the weekend.

Frank O'Hara died at the wheel of his car as he drove back from a day out on Saturday on the A21 at Robertsbridge. He would have celebrated his 50th birthday on Tuesday.

Frank and his wife Sue have raised thousands of pounds for young cancer sufferers through the Tuesday O'Hara Fund which they set up in memory of their young daughter who died of leukaemia three years ago.

Originally from Glasgow, Frank had been on an activity day out at Go Ape with fellow members of the Fund and was driving the family's black Peugeot 308 back to Eastbourne with his brother James when he became unwell.

Frank slumped forward over the steering wheel and James, who does not drive, managed to slow the car down and veer it safely off the busy main road. Frank's heart stopped beating due to coronary artery atherosclerosis and despite desperate attempts by passersby and paramedics, he died.

His family and friends had been planning a barbecue for him on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day and his 50th birthday.

Frank's son Craig said his father had enjoyed a "great day out" at Go Ape where people can try their hand at abseiling, climbing and zip-wiring.

Frank, who worked as a manager at Independent Heating and Cooling in Hailsham, was a father of three who had beaten a rare form of bone cancer many years ago and threw himself into fundraising when 21-year-old Tuesday lost her fight with the disease.

A soft speaking Scotsman, he was a no-nonsense but kind man who would do anything for anyone and was the driving force behind the charity, which helps young people with cancer, who are suffering with financial hardship, and their families and friends.

The fund's aim has always been to raise enough money for 18-30 year-olds to have their own rooms within the new Pevensey Ward, the proposed cancer unit at the DGH, and make their stay comfortable and homely.

Both Frank and Sue are widely respected for their charity work and have received accolades after raising thousands.

Hundreds of people have left messages of condolence and support on the Tuesday O'Hara page on the social networking site Facebook and this week his family said they were devastated at his untimely death.

Sue, who married Frank after they met while working at the Langham Hotel in Eastbourne, described him as her "rock" who had supported her after the death of Tuesday and had thrown his heart and soul into the charity.

"I cannot believe he is not going to come walking back through the door," said Sue, at the home the couple shared in Sidcup Close. "What we had been through together over the years was horrendous but we were rock solid.

"I do feel a little bit of comfort in the fact that Frank is up there now with Tuesday and she isn't on her own anymore. They are looking after each other."

Sue said the Tuesday O'Hara Fund would continue in Frank's memory.

His funeral will be held at 1pm on Friday July 2 at Langney Crematorium and everyone who knows the family is welcome to attend.

The family has asked for family flowers only but donations can be made to the Tuesday O'Hara Fund, c/o Rosedale Funeral, 62 Grove Rd, Eastbourne.

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