Monday 21 August 2017

Family gathers to mourn mother who died with son (7) in suspected murder-suicide

Funeral of Sinead Higgins who died in a suspected murder suicide with her son Oisin in London UK in December
Funeral of Sinead Higgins who died in a suspected murder suicide with her son Oisin in London UK in December
Sinead's coffin being carried by family from Aughagower Church near Westport where the requiem mass was held today
Funeral of Sinead Higgins who died in a suspected murder suicide with her son Oisin in London UK in December
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Families gathered today to mourn a mother who died in a suspected murder-suicide with her young son.

The funeral of Sinead Higgins (37) was held in Aughagower Church near Westport in Mayo.

Sinead Higgins died in December at their home in Ruislip, London where she was based with her son.

The funeral of her young son Oisin O'Driscoll was held just two days before Christmas.

Sinead's coffin being carried by family from Aughagower Church near Westport where the requiem mass was held today
Sinead's coffin being carried by family from Aughagower Church near Westport where the requiem mass was held today

He was remembered as a sensitive little boy who was confident and "wise beyond his years".

Grieving dad Shane O'Driscoll fought back tears as he gave an emotional eulogy at the funeral service for his seven-year-old son.

Funeral of Sinead Higgins who died in a suspected murder suicide with her son Oisin in London UK in December
Funeral of Sinead Higgins who died in a suspected murder suicide with her son Oisin in London UK in December

Shane told the congregation that Oisin loved his mother "despite her troubles".

"Oisin touched so many hearts in his short life," he added. "He was a very sensitive little boy who was wise beyond his years.

"Oisin and I had a very special bond. He will always be seven years old and will be spared the hardship and heartache involved in growing up but he has also been robbed of all the experience he would've had."

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