Friends, family and colleagues of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing have attended a memorial service in Mold this afternoon.
Ms Gowing's sister Emma Maguire, who was at the service at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Buckley, said the family were deeply grateful for the love, care and kindness shown to them by the people of North Wales.
The service today has been such a beautiful representations of my sister. She is here with us in spirit today.
– Emma Maguire, sister of Catherine Gowing
Clive Sharp from Mold was jailed for life in February after admitting to the 37-year-old's murder.
Passing sentence, Mr Justice Griffith Williams told Sharp: "This is a horrific, cold hearted murder, carried out to gratify your perverted sexual desires."
Sharp, dressed in grey jogging bottoms and a grey jumper, made no reaction but the victim's sister, Emma, sat in the public gallery just yards from the dock, did not take her eyes off the defendant throughout the 50 minute hearing.
Clive Sharp, the man who murdered Irish vet Catherine Gowing, has been jailed for life at Mold Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 37 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.
The man who pleaded guilty to murdering Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing will be sentenced today. Clive Sharp, 46, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody at Mold Crown Court last month after admitting killing the 37 year old.
Originally from Ireland, Ms Gowing went missing in October last year.
Sentencing of Clive Sharp, who has admitted murdering Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing, has been adjourned until next month. He has been remanded in custody until then.
The judge, Mr Justice Griffith-Williams, said: 'There is only one sentence I can pass on you for this offence, as you will know."I have to work out what the minimum term you will serve is before the Parole Board consider you for release - if you are ever to be released.'
A man has admitted murdering of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing. Clive Sharp, 46 and of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to her murder at Mold Crown Court.
The 37-year-old, who is originally from Ireland, went missing in October. Her body has never been fully recovered, although remains - identified as hers - were found at two locations in Flintshire, and near Chester.