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Local community rallies round grieving family

The funeral of the Bangor woman who died in a traffic accident in India will take place today (Wednesday, December 8).

Susan Robinson, who died at Goa medical college and hospital last week after suffering serious head injuries in a motorbike accident, will be buried at Clandeboye Cemetery following a service at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church at 12.20pm.

Susan was a member of the well known local family which owns Robinson’s jewellery shop and Paint Me Glaze Me.

Her mother, Rosemary, described her as a “caring, outgoing” woman.

The 33-year-old embarked on on a six-month excursion to the Indian coast on October 12.

“She just wanted to see the world. She was having a wonderful time, she was really enjoying herself,” said Mrs Robinson.

On the day of the tragedy, Mrs Robinson received two phonecalls from India; the first was to be the last conversation she ever had with her daughter. The second, only hours later, was devastating.

“She called, like she always did. She was in good form and was chatty. She told me she was heading out to a film festival that night and was being picked up by her friend,” said Mrs Robinson.

Just hours after speaking to her mother Susan was in the accident.

It is believed she was a pillion passenger when she fell off the motorbike and hit her head on the road. The driver is reported to have been charged with rash and negligent driving.

Mrs Robinson said: “It is terrible, it is such a shock. I am very up and down emotionally at the |moment.”

Describing her daughter, Mrs Robinson said: “She was a full of life, outgoing and a very caring young woman.

“She loved working with children on summer schemes and has touched so many people’s lives.

“She also enjoyed working in the family business and will be dearly missed. She had lots and lots of friends.

“So many people have contacted me, and I have received lovely letters.

“The local shop keepers have been very kind and sent us a bunch of flowers. We have also had a constant stream of cards and phone calls.”

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