Lisa Curry, 58, has shared a heartbreaking Instagram post thanking the public for their support following the tragic death of her eldest daughter Jaimi on Monday.
Posting to Instagram on Wednesday, the former competitive swimmer shared a previously unseen photo of herself holding hands with an adult Jaimie.
‘Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and strength we are receiving. There are so many messages from so many people and it’s difficult to get back to all of you but in time we’ll try,’ the grieving mother wrote.
Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and strength’: Lisa Curry, 58, (right) thanked the public for their support via Instagram on Wednesday following the death of her 33-year-old daughter Jaimi (left) on Monday. Lisa also shared this previously unseen photo of herself and Jaimi holding hands
‘Sadly, I know that we are not the only parents who have lost a child… so to all the parents who have lost a child, and to those who will, today, tomorrow…. somehow i guess we get through it. The grief is immense and we are allowing it to take its course,’ she continued.
Lisa reminded her fans to hold their loved ones close before it’s too late.
‘If I can ask you to do something from Jaimi… right now, go and give your children the biggest hug and tell them how much you love them, and do that everyday because you’ll never know if it’s the last day…’ she wrote.
Concluding her post, Lisa wrote: ‘Our beautiful Jaimi. Resting peacefully now.’
‘You’ll never know if it’s the last day’: Lisa reminded her fans to hold their loved ones close before it’s too late
Jaimi died at the age of 33, after secretly battling an eating disorder for years.
The Curry-Kenny family had confirmed Jaimi’s death on Monday afternoon, releasing a statement in which they expressed their heartbreak and also asked the public to allow them to ‘grieve in privacy’.
‘It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm that our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital this morning in the company of loving family,’ read the statement, which was written by Jaimi’s father, former Ironman Grant Kenny.
‘Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself,’ it continued.
‘Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child.
Jaimi (centre) is survived by her Ironman father, former pro swimmer mother (right), brother Jett (left) and sister Morgan
‘We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us as the extra time we were able to spend with her.
‘It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy.’
Jaimi had just turned 33 in June, with her mother taking to social media at the time to wish her a happy birthday.
Neither the family’s statement on Monday nor Lisa’s Instagram update on Tuesday specified the exact nature of Jaimi’s illness
Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), surviving daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn
‘Our first born. Really… where have all those years gone! Have a lovely day bubba. We all love you so much,’ Lisa wrote.
Jaimi is survived by her father Grant, mother Lisa, brother Jett and sister Morgan.
Neither the family’s statement on Monday nor Lisa’s Instagram update on Tuesday specified the exact nature of Jaimi’s illness.
Jaimi is pictured as a child with her mother, a three-time Olympian and former swimmer
Jaimi (pictured as a baby with her father, Grant) turned 33 in June
Lisa and Grant separated in 2009 after 23 years of marriage, before finalising their divorce in 2017.
In May 2018, the three-time Olympian married entertainer Mark Tabone at their Sunshine Coast hinterland property.
In 2013, Grant, 57, welcomed a daughter named Trixie Belle with radio presenter Fifi Box, from whom he had split several months earlier.
Fifi, who had a close friendship with Jaimi, did not acknowledge Grant was the father of her daughter until 2016.
Lisa and Grant separated in 2009 after 23 years of marriage, before finalising their divorce in 2017. They are pictured with Jaimi on the Sunshine Coast on April 3, 2008
In 2013, Grant, 57, welcomed a daughter named Trixie Belle with radio presenter Fifi Box (right). Fifi, who had a close friendship with Jaimi (left), did not acknowledge Grant was the father of her daughter until 2016. Pictured in 2017