Tributes have been paid to a mum of nine who tragically died from a heart attack on a family holiday.
Tammy Smith of Biggleswade was taken to hospital in Great Yarmouth after complaining of stomach pains.
After collapsing on arrival at the hospital Tammy, 33, of Stratton Way was moved to A&E and went into cardiac arrest shortly afterwards.
Doctors believe the heart attack was caused by toxic shock syndrome, a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection. Tammy had been staying in nearby Hemsby at a caravan park where she and her partner Matt Gibson had been holidaying with their three children.
The couple had enjoyed holidays at the park for the last five years.
Touchingly staff there raised more than £1,500 to help pay for Tammy to be transported back to Biggleswade.
On Monday (September 2) family and friends travelled from across Chronicle Country and beyond to attend Tammy’s funeral at St Andrew’s Church in Biggleswade.
Speaking to the Chronicle this week, Tammy’s family and friends spoke of a loving and devoted mother, partner and daughter.
Her mother Jenny Lingley, who lives in Stotfold said: “It is still sinking in and we can’t believe what has happened.
“She was such a lovely person and a fantastic mum and daughter. She was kind, thoughtful and always very forgiving.
“If she ever fell out with anyone she would have forgiven them within a few days.”
Matt, who lived with Tammy in Stratton Way for seven years said: “She was a brilliant mother and she was always very generous too.”