A heartbroken Stoke-on-Trent woman has paid a touching tribute to her wife after she died suddenly.
Clare Gallagher was devastated to be told the body of her missing Emma Gallagher had been discovered a day after she went missing.
The medical cause of death was given as hanging.
Now Clare, from Meir, has told how it was love at first sight’ when the couple first met in a bar.
They then tied the knot in 2009 but had not been together for the last eight years.
The 32-year-old said: “We started seeing each other and within three months we got our own house together, we clicked so well.
“I met my match with her. She will be greatly missed by me, her brother and her kids who meant everything to her.
“It’s left a big hole in our hearts.”
Mum-of-three Emma’s body was discovered on May 6 at a recreation ground in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, a day after she was reported missing.
An inquest into the 37-year-old’s death has been adjourned until September 21
Emma volunteered at the mental health charity Mind – in Great Yarmouth where she lived at the time of hear death. She previously lived in Tunstall as recently as two years ago before moving back to Norfolk.
She leaves behind three children aged 16, 19 and 21.
Clare added: “Everyone is heartbroken. She will be missed by everyone.
“She was always outgoing and loved adventures. She loved the sea and was so down to earth.
“If she had something on her mind she would tell you. She loved helping and supporting others with their mental health.
“She did live videos so people didn’t feel like they were on their own. She went out on the streets handing out leaflets and she donated food to people who couldn’t get out.
“Emma and her 16-year-old Daniella were not just mother and daughter – they were best friends.”
The funeral will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on June 9.
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