It is always unfortunate when two people who are in love get separated from each other. It is even more shocking and depressing when the two separate only a short while after their union in marriage.
This is the story of Jamieka McCarthy Hardford, who tragically passed away only a few hours after joining her husband in holy matrimony.
Jamieka was 26 years old when she suddenly passed away.
Moreover, she married Alistair John at a beautiful ceremony in the island of Whangaparaoa Peninsula, New Zealand.
The two lovebirds were ready to start their new journey. Sadly, Jamieka died within a few hours of their wedding due to a bacterial infection.
According to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, the death was caused by Meningococcal disease.
Alistair told the New Zealand Herald, “Her passing was a huge shock to everybody, to lose her so quickly, and this has been incredibly difficult to process.”
Numerous people have poured out their love and support for the family at this difficult time. Jamieka’s friends and family describe her as a beautiful and precious girl.
The New Zealand Herald further reported that she was known as “the most kind-hearted person in the world who loved life and she always put other before herself.”
Moreover, “She was a beloved wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She will be missed forever.”
Linda McCarthy, Jamieka’s mother took to her Facebook account to share her last thoughts on her wonderful daughter.
She wrote, “Our beautiful 1st born baby girl Jamie McCarthy-Ngapera was abruptly taken from her father, Will Catchakingi and I in mere hours after marrying the man she loves, Alistair John because of Meningococcal disease. A service will be held for all who would like to attend on Wednesday 13 December. Details will follow soon. Our door and hearts are open for everyone wishing to visit. You are all welcome anytime…. Our baby girl, gone too soon.”
Jamieka looked absolutely drop dead gorgeous at her wedding ceremony. She was wearing a white sleeveless net gown with a long veil hanging behind.
Also, her hair looked spectacular slightly pinned on top and let loose from the bottom in blow dried curls.
As she walked down the aisle she had her father right beside her. She carried a bouquet of purple flowers in the other hand as she walked with her father arm in arm. Her face had the sweetest smile. One can tell she was extremely happy.
The venue of the wedding was also beautiful. It had outdoors with green luscious grass all around. She had her close friends and family next to her on her special day.
Jamieka’s Facebook has many pictures with her husband Alistair and the two made a very cute couple.
Moreover, she had posted pictures depicting how excited she was for her wedding. Her profile picture also has her on her Bridal shower surrounded by her girlfriends.
May Jamieka rest in peace.