A pregnant mother-of-three who collapsed while applying make-up and died has been escorted to her final resting place by a police honor guard.
Megan Fisher, 39, was preparing to go into town in Wagga Wagga, in the NSW Riverina region, on October 5 when the mother-of-three collapsed.
She is survived by her three young sons Josh, 19, Zac, 17, and Levi, 9, and longtime police officer partner and mortgage broker Matt Owen.
Her devastated family and friends paid their last respects at her funeral service at the Alan Harris McDonald Chapel, in Wagga Wagga in the NSW Riverina, on Thursday.
Ms. Fisher’s children lit candles by her side, Mr. Owen held back tears as he recalled the moment the pair met and her coffin was given a police escort to the cemetery.
A mum-of-three who died suddenly while pregnant with her fourth child has been remembered for her smile and laugh in a moving funeral poem
Megan Fisher died unexpectedly as she was putting on makeup and preparing to go into town at Wagga Wagga in the NSW Riverina on October 5
The poem She Is Not Gone was included in the funeral prayer book, capturing the family’s grief and love for the late 39-year-old nutritionist and preschool worker.
‘Ease your sorrow, she is not gone, for in your heart she dwells. Her smile, her laugh, her special way, will comfort you from day to day, the poem read.
‘You will feel her presence in the breeze that dances gently through the trees. And it’s her face you should see when you need company.
‘You can always remember the love you shared… you’ve saved it all. And in time, more than anything else, you will find peace in remembering.’
In an interview with Saturday TelegraphMs Fisher’s brother Ben described her death as a ‘shock’.
Sir. Fisher said his sibling was ‘fit and healthy’. The cause of her death is still unknown.
“The more people you talk to, the more you realize that everyone agrees that Megan was so loved,” he told the Telegraph.
The poem ‘She’s Not Gone’ was included in the funeral prayer book and chosen by the family, capturing their grief and love for the late 39-year-old nutritionist
Mr. Owen paid tribute to his late wife at a funeral on Thursday
Ms Fisher, pictured with Levi, was pregnant with her fourth child at the time of her death
Mrs Fisher, 39, was mourned by family and friends, including colleagues at Goodstart Early Learning Estrella, where she was a pre-school teacher
Mrs Fisher has been mourned by family and friends, including colleagues at Goodstart Early Learning Estrella, where she was a pre-school teacher.
“Megan was a person who was warm and kind and easily created beautiful mutual relationships with the children in her care,” the center wrote on Facebook.
‘She was a wonderful, inspiring and generous teacher, colleague and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.’
Ms Fisher also worked as a nutritionist for NSW Health, expertise which she brought to the classroom.
Condolences have poured in from across the city – including from Wagga City Wanderers football club – where Mr. Owen coached the under-18 boys team and other prominent locals.
Family friends set up a fundraiser through NSW Police Legacy that attracted donations from more than 500 people and raised $43,000 for the family.
Colleagues of her long-term partner Matt Owen, a policeman and mortgage broker in Wagga Wagga in the NSW Riverina, raised more than $43,000 for the family
Ms Fisher also worked as a nutritionist for NSW Health, expertise which she brought to the classroom