Former Olympian Lisa Curry has experienced yet another devastating loss after her mum, 86, passed away yesterday, March 3.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Curry posted a heart wrenching tribute to her late mum Pat, who passed away peacefully.
“Our beautiful mum slipped away peacefully this morning,” Curry wrote.
The former Olympian went on to express her heartfelt devastation at her mother’s passing, having only lost her eldest daughter, Jaimi Curry Kenny, less than two years prior.
“My heart is broken again,” she wrote.
“My baby girl, and now my mum.”
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Curry’s Instagram caption detailed how her brother had travelled for 48 hours from Berlin to the Sunshine Coast to visit their sick mother, who had waited patiently for his arrival.
A heartbroken Curry described how the family shared laughs, memories and tears as they enjoyed their last moments with their loved one.
Curry ended the post with a heartfelt thank you to her late mum, wishing her love and peace.
“Thank you for being a wonderful mother,” she wrote.
“Have a nice long sleep mum. We love you so much and we’ll all miss you.”
The devastating news comes less than two years after the Olympian lost her eldest daughter to a debilitating long-term illness. Curry has since been admirably open about the toll her daughters passing has taken on her own health and has since written her own book about life, love and loss.
In an interview with The Morning Show on December 1, 2021, Curry tried put on a brave face as hosts praised Curry for her incredible strength over the last fifteen months and asked her how she was coping. But Curry’s facade quickly faded as she broke down in tears.
“It’s been really really hard,” admitted Curry.
“People have been really supportive and I think what I’ve learnt most is that every second person on the street is going through the same thing so it’s really important to be empathetic of people and be kind to people.”
In the interview, Curry spoke of her youngest daughter’s new pregnancy and the joy her grandchildren bring to her despite her suffering.