Funerals For Tunisia Massacre Dead

McQuire Graham

The funerals of three victims of the Tunisian beach massacre will take place today.

Billy and Lisa Graham, from Bankfoot near Perth in Scotland, and Welsh mother-of-four Trudy Jones were among 38 people killed by a gunman in the holiday resort of Sousse on Friday June 26. Thirty of the victims were British.

The Grahams were visiting the resort to celebrate Mrs Graham's 50th birthday.

Family and friends will say their final farewells at a service at Perth Crematorium.

Their daughter Holly said the family had tried to make the funeral service "personal for mum and dad''.

At the time of the attack, she had issued a plea for information after she was unable to get in touch with her parents, who were later confirmed as among the victims of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui's.

It was reported that Mr Graham had been in the Army for 22 years and retired after service in Northern Ireland, Kuwait and Iraq, while he had worked at St Johnstone FC on match days for seven years.

A candlelit vigil was held in their memory in Bankfoot earlier this month.

Ms Jones, 51, of Blackwood in Gwent, south Wales, was on holiday with her friends when she was attacked.

Her family said after the attack that "our mother of all people didn't deserve this, such a caring person who put everyone else before herself''.

Her funeral will take place at noon today at St Davids Church in Blackwood.

Another couple killed in the attack, Jim and Ann McQuire, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, were laid to rest on Friday.

Their funeral was held at Abronhill church - where they had been active members - and was attended by more than 400 mourners.

The family of another British victim of the attack, Sue Davey, have confirmed that a church service of thanksgiving will be held at St Editha's in her home town of Tamworth, Staffordshire, on July 17.

Ms Davey was killed along with her partner, Scott Chalkley, of Derby.

Three Irish nationals, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and one Russian also died in the attack.

 

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