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FOND FAREWELL: Tributes paid to Rickmansworth resident with infectious smile and heart of gold

 Published on: 30th June 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Tributes have poured in following the sudden death of an “inspirational” Rickmansworth resident.

Beloved wife and mother, avid sports enthusiast, and charity fundraiser Shelly Trigg passed away on May 24. More than 600 people gathered to attend her funeral at the Chilterns Crematorium on Friday, June 16.

Shelly will be remembered by many for always having a smile on her face, her energy while out on runs at the Aquadrome, and her passion for sustainability.

Over the last 17 years, Shelly has run 24 marathons, raising money for Whizz-Kidz, Helen & Douglas House, Muscular Dystrophy UK, Action4Archie, and many more. Through running the New York Marathon, she raised £15,000 for new equipment at Wexham Park Hospital’s Eden Ward, where her sister, Natalie, is currently being treated.

Speaking to RICKYnews, Shelly’s husband Dom said: “We had 25 years of blissful marriage and there’s nothing we haven’t done that I had wished we done and nothing I wished I said.

“She was a real open book; she had so much time for everyone and always had a smile on her face. She was a great friend to so many people.”

Shelly and her best friend Nikki set up the business Lovedup Reloved, which promoted the benefits of sustainable shopping and buying items second-hand.

Together, they organised several sustainable fashion events and set up the LoveYourHighStreet market in Rickmansworth to bring together local business owners.

Paying tribute, Nikki described Shelly as her “Duracell bunny” who always had the biggest smile.

She said: “Shelly was the rock that kept all of us on track in life. Her energy and love of life was infectious and she brought so much joy to the world.

“She was such a humble person who was so talented and creative. She always strived to be the best version of herself through her health and wellbeing and was always there for me and all of her lucky friends, to lift us up when we crumbled.”

Friends Louisa and Gary Hill said: “If you shared any moments with Shelly, you were so lucky to have met her, together with her loving husband Dom and two incredible children, Bladen and Lilliana.

“Shelly was one of the most inspirational, loving and caring friends and will always hold a very special place in the heart of our family.

“Nothing was ever too much trouble and she would go to lengths to help others before herself, together with copious amounts of charity work.

“Having a child with a disability ourselves is a very difficult situation, but to have had a friend like Shelly, who always found the time to help our son Archie, made things so much easier.

“One of our very special moments was when she put Archie forward for a mylocalHero award at The Grove. Seeing Archie up on stage with his brother Leyton after winning the award was something truly special to Gary and I and we will be forever thankful.

“I hope people reading this will speak of Shelly not with tears or sadness, but happiness and joy for what she achieved in life and the kind, caring and simply phenomenal person she was. We have lost a beautiful friend.”

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