Lisa Curry reflects on the importance of family during ‘tough’ Christmas Day

Dec 28, 2022
Fans were quick to wish the Curry family a Merry Christmas while offering messages of support during what is surely a difficult time. Source: Instagram/@lisacurry

Content Warning: this article deals with eating disorders, alcoholism and mental health, and may be triggering for some readers.

Former Olympian Lisa Curry has opened up about how “tough” Christmas was this year after losing her daughter Jaimi in 2020 and her beloved mother earlier this year.

Curry, 60, recently took to Instagram to share a series of photos of showing her family enjoying the festive season. Despite it appearing to be a fun time for the family, Curry acknowledged that such occasions can be difficult.

“Christmas 2022 the CurryKennyGruellTabone way,” she wrote.

“Missing you Jaimi and Mama. These special occasions are tough so sticking together is so important.

“Family is everything.”

 

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Fans were quick to wish the Curry family a Merry Christmas while offering messages of support during what is surely a difficult time.

“Merry Xmas and Thankyou for sharing. You’ll never know how much strength I draw from you and yours,” one fan commented.

“Merry Christmas. You really are a wonderful family.”

How utterly beautiful… God bless you all,” said another.

“You guys do FAMILY so well! Merry Christmas.”

Curry’s eldest daughter was only 33 years old when she tragically passed away in 2020 after reportedly suffering from a long battle with eating disorders and alcoholism.

Following her loss, Curry has been open about the toll her daughter’s 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 while asking her how she was coping. Curry was able to remain composed for a short time before bursting into 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.”

Curry was dealt further heartbreak following the passing of her mother on March 3 of this year at the age of 86.

Taking to Instagram, 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.

“My heart is broken again.

“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.”

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