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The late Ellie Clancy

The late Ellie Clancy

The late Ellie Clancy

Following the loss of their daughter Ellie in October of last year, Rodney and Fiona Stewart Clancy have found solace at her grave in St Mary's Cemetery in Tagoat.

Ellie was just 15 when she passed away, a lifelong battle against illness coming to a heartbreaking conclusion just as she reached the cusp of adulthood.

Since her passing, Rodney and Fiona have made an almost daily vigil to her grave, adorning it with mementoes, flowers, ornaments, items designed to preserve her memory as best they can. However, when they visited the grave on Saturday evening last they discovered that everything had been taken; all the flowers, all the carefully chosen tributes, even the handmade wicker basket Fiona had crafted herself.