Pharmacology student, 24, unable to cope with death of parents, kills herself by stepping in front of a train
British Transport Police was called to a railway level barrier crossing on Crescent Road at 2.04 pm on January 29 to reports of a person being hit by a train
The family and friends of a pharmacology student, who took her own life, have paid an emotional farewell to "an intelligent, funny, courageous and beautiful girl." Flur Mcdonald lost her life after stepped in front of a Merseyrail train in Birkdale just after 2 pm on Tuesday, January 29.
The 24-year-old, according to Daily Mail, had lost both her parents within a few years of each other, something that left her crippled with sadness and made it very difficult for her to deal with such a devastating loss. The Southport native was a bright and talented young woman who became the first member of her family to go to university.
Flur, who was studying at Newcastle after she left college, had friends and family pay their last respects to her at Burscough Crematorium on Friday, March 1. They also held a celebration of her life at Leyland Road Church in Southport.
Flur's older brother Ryan Mcdonald shared an emotional post on the morning of his baby sister's funeral, saying: "So today is the day we celebrate the short but beautiful life of an extraordinary sister. I want everyone not to be sad that Flurry is gone but for us all to be thankful and happy that we had such an intelligent, funny, courageous and beautiful girl in our life."
"Flur we had some amazing memories together — you are the sweetest soul I've ever known, and I truly mean that. I remember taking you to Newcastle with a transit van loaded with your worldly possessions and dropping you off at university and I was the proudest big brother in the whole universe."
He concluded saying, "Your dream was to rid the world of [cancer] and I'm sure one day you'd have done it, such was your amazing mind. So Flur Mcdonald thank you so much for making our lives a much more beautiful place and so so sorry that I could not have done more to protect your fragile life. I love you so much, you knew that."
Flur, who had five other siblings, with Ryan being the eldest, was also a much loved auntie to her two nieces Jessica and Ruby and one nephew Clayton.
According to Ryan, Flur had four things she wanted to achieve in life — becoming a teacher, getting to see India, going on a cruise and getting to take her niece Ruby on holiday.
As for Flur's untimely death, British Transport Police was reportedly called to a railway level barrier crossing on Crescent Road between Hillside and Birkdale at 2.04 pm on Tuesday, January 29, to reports of a person being hit by a train. A police spokesperson later confirmed the death was not being treated as suspicious.