The family of Alison Raey, 39, from Stanley have described her as a "Loving wife to David, loving mother to Danielle, Shane, and Courtney, loving sister to Cindy and Robert, and a loving aunty to Courtney and Alicia."
The following poem has also be released:
Although both of you can't be with us, we're truly not apart. Until the final breath we take, you both will be living in our hearts.
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