Jaimi Kenny farewelled: Lisa Curry and family share poignant tributes after funeral

Sep 21, 2020
Jaimi passed away, following a battle with a long-term illness. Source: Instagram.

Lisa Curry has paid tribute to her late daughter Jaimi, who tragically passed away at the age of 33 just one week ago. The former Olympian took to Instagram once again on Sunday, as she bid farewell to her eldest daughter and revealed that Jaimi’s funeral service had taken place on Saturday.

“As the last sun rays filtered through the trees onto you, fairy lights flickering everywhere around, with the most divine flowers surrounding you, and a room full of unconditional love, we farewelled you…. always our bubba,” she wrote.  “It was just perfect… beautiful, quiet, pretty and sparkly… just the way you would have wanted it.”

The mother of three continued: “Our little angel, you can now rest peacefully. Free of pain, free to flourish and free to grow, free to just be..

“Jaimi… as dad and I lovingly held you when you took your first breath, we lovingly held you as you took your last. Jaimi, my love, our hearts are aching, but know you will be forever with us, and forever loved wherever we go. Goodnight sweet girl… we hope you have a nice long sleep.”

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Jaimi’s younger siblings Morgan Gruell and Jett Kenny also shared poignant messages on social media, and thanked the public for the outpouring of love and support their family has received in the days since Jaimi’s death.

“She was the most sentimental person I’ve ever known, she saw the beauty in everyone and everything,” Morgan wrote. “I will always remember her taking the time to stop and take a photo of a pretty flower, an interesting door, or her feet standing next to crunchy leaves that had fallen from the trees. I promise to always appreciate these things as she did.

“You were surrounded by SO much love and beauty. Fairy lights everywhere. Flowers everywhere. Love everywhere. It was a service fitted for the queen of all things pretty, you would have loved it.”

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While model and former Dancing With the Stars contestant Jett said: “You were my second mother, you were my biggest sister, you were my friend, and you were a fighter until the very end.

“Jaimi, I will love you forever and you will always have a place in my heart. I will miss you dearly, but cherish the moments we had together greatly. I love you so much, and I will see you again at some point.”

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It has been less than a week since Curry confirmed that Jaimi had passed away in hospital on Monday, August 14, following a battle with a long-term illness. The former Olympic swimmer took to Instagram to share the devastating news and said her heart was “completely broken”.

“Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side,” she wrote last Tuesday. “So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone. So painful. I can barely breathe.”

Lisa, 58, who shares three children with ex-husband Grant Kenny, went on to describe her first-born child as a “caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself”.

“Her love of flowers, cooking, art, decorating, photography, babies, the beach, and helping others will always be remembered,” she added. “Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child.”

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