Sarah Lynn Collins

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Sarah came into the world with the greatest of ease and grace and that followed her all of her nineteen years, a lovely fair-haired, fair-skinned, adorable baby. Oh how I wish I could go back to that moment; I know that day will always stay with me forever and ever, as clear as if I were there at this moment.
Her four older sisters [and one younger sister] took to her like she had been at home always. She was the new little sister that came home to a family full of love, hugs, kisses, and open arms. Sarah fit into the family with the greatest of ease.

Sarah was a loveable young lady. She worked exceedingly hard at school, work and play; she also enjoyed soccer, rollerblading and running. She had decided to fast track through high school, so she could get to university quicker. She told her sister Annette that her 1st year of university was the best year of her life. Her dream and goal of becoming a doctor was all falling into place nicely for her; she was on top of the world.

I miss hearing her calling me to say, “Don’t worry, little mummy, it will be o.k.” Sarah, you are so very special to me, all my tears, now and forever, will never fill this bottomless hole I have for you dearest. I want to hold you one more time, just one more second, just one more hour, just one more hug, one more hi, just one more dance. This pain is too sharp; the pain seems to be getting more intense as time goes on.

We lost a beautiful young daughter, sister, and auntie, because a woman was driving after an evening of drinking. She took Sarah’s life, a gifted, spirited, energetic, exceptional young woman, away from us; she had so much to give to all she met.

As mother, each child is a part of me. My dreams for Sarah have been taken away from me forever; a part of me has died with her.

Corinne & Michael
Denise, Sergio, Eva & Ethan
Tracy, Annette, Danielle & Dad

“No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye,
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.”
I found these words on an old headstone while I was in England last summer in the town of Welton.

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