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"It's such a sad and tragic loss" - Community devastated after death of young Sligo woman in Canada

Regina Hunt died over the weekend after suffering a fall at her home in Canada.

Regina Hunt
Regina Hunt
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THE COMMUNITY OF Tubbercurry is devastated at the news of the death of a young Irish woman in Canada over the weekend.

Regina Hunt, from Tubbercurry in Sligo, died over the weekend after receiving head injuries in a fall at her home in Peterborough in Canada.

Regina had moved to Canada three years ago.

She received a brain injury after a fall in her home and died in hospital over the weekend.

Friends of Regina set up an online fundraising campaign before she passed away to help pay for her to be brought home to Ireland. To date it has raised $55,757.

Her father Sean and mother Christine travelled from Sligo to Canada to be with their daughter last week.

“Regina is a friend and co-worker who was always willing to help others and assist whenever needed,” said friend Anita Trombley on the fundraising page.

It is with great respect that we ask people to return her generosity as she was giving of herself to others.

Regina worked at a Ford dealership in Peterborough.

She had volunteered for charitable causes while in Canada, including raising money for cancer research.

“A tragic loss”

Local Tubbercurry councillor Jerry Lundy told TheJournal.ie that the community was devasted at the loss of Regina.

“It’s such a sad and tragic loss to her family and to the community here in Tubbercurry and south Sligo,” said Lundy.

“They’re a lovely family and wonderful family and it’s such sad, sad news for whole community.

“When word broke that she had the accident and was on life support south Sligo was praying and hoping that she would make a very speedy recovery.

It’s such a shock and sad news for a young person to lose their life at such a young age.

Funeral arrangements for Regina are not yet known.

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said it was aware of the death of an Irish citizen in Canada and the Embassy was providing consular assistance.

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