YOUNG LIFE FIRST AN­NIVER­SARY OF DEATH Mem­o­ries of Michaela will last for­ever

Bray People - - News Focus - Paula BURNS

ONE YEAR ON af­ter the tragic death of their daugh­ter, Michaela, Ger and Jo Fizt­si­mons would like to pass on their thanks to the peo­ple of Bray and the sur­round­ing ar­eas who have given them such a great sup­port.

Michaela was a tal­ented Ir­ish dancer who won nu­mer­ous All-Ire­land and Celtic Cham­pi­onships while she at­tended the Josephine Mahon School of Ir­ish Danc­ing.

Her pass­ing left the staff at the school shocked and bro­ken-hearted as they lost one of their most car­ing, witty and ex­tremely tal­ented dancers.

She loved be­ing a part of her class teams and was dearly loved by them all. Michaela was also known for her amaz­ing rhythms that she could dance and even nick­named a pair of her hard shoes ‘Chip­pie’.

At the time of her pass­ing this tal­ented young lady was due to com­pete with her class three weeks later in the C.A.I.D. Celtic Na­tion­als in Eng­land and as a mark of re­spect

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and Tess. dan, Gra­ham Chris­tine Sweet­land and fel­low teach­ers named the Un­der-17 Cham­pi­onship, The Michaela Fitzsi­mons Cham­pi­onship. Her teach­ers were also pre­sented with the cup Michaela had pre­vi­ously won and the sash to be brought home to her par­ents.

Michaela’s par­ents Ger and Jo and her fam­ily Gar­reth, Jor­dan, Gra­ham and Tess have many peo­ple they would like to thank in­clud­ing the nurses and doc­tors who who tried so hard on the fa­tal night to re­vive Michaela. In par­tic­u­lar they would like to thank para­medic David Kelly a re­la­tion of Michaela’s who ar­rived at the scene not know­ing it would be Michaela who needed as­sis­tance.

‘Dave thank you for ev­ery­thing you were our rock when we needed it,’ at­trib­uted Ger. The fam­ily would also like to thank fam­ily, friends, neigh­bours, work col­leagues, school staff, Gar­daí at Bray and all those who paid trib­ute to their daugh­ter at her fu­neral and who made it a very spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion of her life.

Michaela’a first an­niver­sary (away from home) Mass will be held in St. Peter’s Church, Lit­tle Bray on Sun­day morn­ing 12 noon mass on Oc­to­ber 5.

MIchaela will never be for­got­ten.

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