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Plea for help after gran dies suddenly just days into holiday in Portugal

NewsPlea for help after gran dies suddenly just days into holiday in Portugal

A plea for help has been issued after a British grandmother died just days into a holiday in Portugal.

Julie Beaumont’s family have been left devastated by her shock death on July 17, while she was enjoying the sun in Portugal with her partner. The 58-year-old from Huddersfield leaves behind four children and 10 grandchildren.

As well as dealing with their grief, her family have now been left struggling to give her the “nice service she deserves”. However, a friend of the family Eden McCallum has set up a fundraiser – and it’s already generated £3,000 towards the £5,000 cost of a funeral service.


Eden told Yorkshire Live: “As you can imagine this has left us all heartbroken and lost without the head of our family. Julie was an outstanding mother to Della, Corrina, Kyle, and Kieran Beaumont and a devoted daughter to Douglas Brearley and Lesley Smith who she cared for up to her death.

“She was also a star of a sister to Michelle Brearly and a super nanny to her 10 grandchildren. We will all miss her every day and with all our hearts.

“We are still in shock and still have to find out mum’s cause of death while waiting for her body to be brought home.

“Of course, we never planned for such an event and unfortunately mum had no life insurance, therefore we are not prepared for the high cost of a funeral. We would like to be able to say goodbye to mum with the nice service she deserves.”

“Julie was a large part of the Almondbury community, having lived there all of her life and more recently as the stewardess of Almondbury WMC. Mum was the heart and soul of the party and the mother to everyone’s problems.

“She has left a massive hole in all our lives and the coming weeks will be extremely difficult. If anyone would like to contribute, any donations, big or small would help toward the cost of the service and be greatly appreciated at this devastating time.”

Eden continued: “She was a mother to everybody and everyone is in shock at what has happened. She was in good health as far as everyone was aware before she flew out. A post-mortem is yet to be held into her death. She came out to Portugal on Saturday, July 15 and she passed on Monday morning, July 17.”

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