Murdered bride Michaela McAreavey was laid to rest clutching a final love letter from her grieving husband.
Shattered John McAreavey tucked the heart-rending message into the hands of his “angel” as she lay in a coffin wearing her wedding dress.
Red roses were also placed inside former Ulster Rose Michaela’s casket just before her funeral.
The goodbye gifts lay bare the anguish heaped on Michaela’s family by her senseless murder in Mauritius almost two weeks ago.
Sunday Life also reveals today how widower John can’t bring himself to move into the marital home he bought with Michaela and spends nights sleeping at her parents’ house.
Michaela’s dad Mickey is set to make his first appearance since her funeral at a GAA match today in Omagh.For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.