After posting my first notice of Marsha’s death, I came to Castlebar, Ireland to arrange for her funeral, collect her belonging, attend the court inquisition, and receive her death certificate.
Yesterday, together with the Funeral Director, I brought Marsha’s coffin and cadaver to Dublin to be cremated, and today, I received her ashes to take to Australia, my home and one of the Marsha’s homes.
I can’t express the depth of my sorrow for her loss and for the sad circumstances surrounding her death. It is not possible to explain in words the extent to which Marsha has suffered during the last few years, months, and particularly the last few days, if not weeks of her life. Her house condition was beyond being wretched and sorrowful. She died lonely, broken, in sickness and in pain. The signs of sickness and suffering were everywhere. No food and no money in house. I found only one euro and a five US dollar note.
I appreciate all media reporting of her achievements and of her death. However, Marsha’s life, encompasses many happy and sad stories which need to be said and many questions that need to be answered. I am determined to write her biography, her story, and her being as an exceptional human.
I will be grateful if anyone who have had any encounters with Marsha – no matter what – email me, and tell me his or her stories.
There are many things which need to be taken care of first by me and the rest of her family. However, if you have any questions, please email me. I will try to reply as soon as possible.