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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.
Clive Sharp from Mold was jailed for life in February after admitting to the 37-year-old's murder.
A service will be held this afternoon in memory of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing.
The 37-year-old, who was originally from Ireland, disappeared from Mold in October last year.
Local man Clive Sharp was jailed for life in February after admitting to her murder.
Ms Gowing's colleagues at DE Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold have organised the service, which will take place at 2pm at at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.
One colleague described her as a 'warm-hearted' person who was 'loved and greatly missed'.
Friends and family of Ms Gowing are also expected to attend the service.
A man who raped and murdered a woman from north Wales will serve a minimum of 37 years in prison. Clive Sharp admitted killing Catherine Gowing at a hearing last month.
Today her sister said he has caused her family "unimaginable pain and the recurring nightmare of what he did to her."
Rob Shelley was at Mold Crown Court.
Emma Gowing, Catherine Gowing's sister, gave a moving speech outside Mold Crown Court today where she described her sister as "a beautiful light, that shined very brightly".
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.
A man is due to appear in Mold Crown Court today charged with the murder of a Flintshire woman.
Clive Sharp, 46, is expected to enter a plea.
Catherine Gowing, a vet who was originally from Ireland, went missing on 12 October 2012.
Parts of the 37-year-old's body were discovered in Sealand, Flintshire, and in Higher Ferry, Chester.