Memorial to Tuesday, and Others
TRIBUTES PAID TO LEUKAEMIA VICTIM TUESDAY
A LONG battle with cancer ended last week for a brave 21-year-old who will be
Tuesday O'Hara died on January 24 and her family this week paid tribute to her strength
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...
O’Hara Tuesday Our little sister We will miss the fun and...
HUNDREDS MOURN THE DEATH OF TUESDAY, 21
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.
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.
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”
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 www.gonetoosoon.co.uk 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
Mary & Kayleigh releasing a balloon in memory of Tuesday in Tanzania
Kayleigh & Mary
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)
Tuesday would have loved it
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
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.