Popular blogger dies during dream holiday to Bali
Published 10/06/2011 | 05:00
THE funeral will take place on Saturday of a young Irish woman who died while on holidays in south-east Asia.
Tributes were paid yesterday to Roisin Burke from Oaklawn West, Leixlip, in Kildare, whose remains have been brought back to Ireland.
The 21-year-old had been holidaying on the Gili islands off Bali when she was taken ill at the end of last month.
Ms Burke had been teaching English in Jakarta in Indonesia and had been on a break when she developed an illness.
She was known as a blogger and contributor to internet forums, where many users yesterday paid their respects.
"Roe was made up of all the best bits a person can be. She was smart and silly, funny, bright, caring. Her heart was as open as a person's could be," one contributor on Boards.ie, where she was known as 'Rosabeez', said.
Another blogger, who works in Jakarta, also paid tribute.
"To those of us who knew her, she was always the life and soul of wherever she was, encouraging people to see the fun side of things. I believe this is how she will want to be remembered," he said.
Ms Burke died on May 31. She is survived by her mother Nora, sister Cara and brothers Brian and John.
Her funeral will take place in the Church of Our Lady's Nativity in Leixlip Saturday morning at 11am followed by cremation at Newlands Cross crematorium.