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Funeral for Tunisia victim

Published 14/07/2015

Lisa Burbidge, from Gateshead, was among the British citizens who died in the Tunisia beach massacre
Lisa Burbidge, from Gateshead, was among the British citizens who died in the Tunisia beach massacre

The funeral of a much-loved grandmother of four who was killed in the Tunisia terror attack will be held today.

Lisa Burbidge, 66, from Whickham, Gateshead, will be buried alongside her husband Bill who died exactly 10 years before her.

She was one of the 38 people - 30 of them British - shot dead in the Sousse atrocity on June 26.

When the service was announced her family said: "Following the tragic death of our loving mam Lisa Burbidge, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to everyone for their kind words, flowers and support throughout this devastating and difficult time.

"It has been heart-warming to see the local community come together as one to provide comfort and solidarity in the face of this terrible sadness."

They said a memorial fund has been set up "to create an everlasting memory for a much-loved and special person to all that knew her".

The service will take place at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Whickham at 1pm.

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