Lisa Curry has paid tribute to her “beautiful and kind” daughter Jaimi, confirming that the 33-year-old passed away in hospital on Monday following a battle with a long-term illness. The former Olympic swimmer took to Instagram to share the news, saying her heart is “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. “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, penned the gut-wrenching post on Tuesday morning and described 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.”
Lisa went on to thank the paramedics, support staff and staff at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their “tireless commitment” to helping the family spend as much time as possible with Jaimi.
She finished the post by saying: “It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for our family and all who knew and loved Jaimi so very much.
“Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I will miss you every sunrise, I will miss you when the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears. I will miss you when I close my eyes. I will miss you when I open my eyes. I will miss our long hugs and long chats. I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad.
“I just can’t believe you’re not here anymore. I sit and just shake my head. It doesn’t seem real or right. You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi. I love you so much.”
The devastating news was confirmed by the family on Monday, in a statement penned by Jaimi’s father Grant. He wrote: “It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm that our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital this morning in the company of loving family.
“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself.”