Friday, September 07, 2007

Seizures cause tragedy for newlyweds!

A Young bridegroom has died suddenly just a month after his wedding to his long-time sweetheart.Tragic Bastiaan Ree suffered a seizure in his sleep.The former bus driver passed away days later with his heartbroken new wife, Shelagh, at his bedside.The couple should have been leaving for their dream honeymoon in Egypt on September 10.

Fighting tears, the 25-year-old widow said: " I can't bring myself to cancel it yet. We had been looking forward to the wedding and the honeymoon so long."But at least Bas lived long enough for the wedding, which was perfect from start to finish."After being together for nine years, the couple's great day was at Craigiebuckler Church on July 27.

Then around 100 guests celebrated with them in the Marcliffe at Pitfodels.Bastiaan's funeral service will be at the same church on Wednesday with the mourners gathering afterwards in the same hotel they toasted the newly weds.After the wedding, the couple enjoyed a mini honeymoon on their beloved West Coast of Scotland, staying at Lochinven, before returning to their home in Aberdeen's Mounthooly.

Shelagh said: "About four years ago Bas began to suffer seizures."He was diagnosed with a tumour. It turned out to be benign. However, they could not operate."But he was very positive and we realised he would just have to learn to live with it and the occasional seizures."She added: "I'm just totally numb. I can't believe he's gone. Everybody loved Bas. He was so funny."He loved films and vintage cars. He was always smiling and loved life. A lovely, lovely man."Bastiaan worked for Mair's Coaches, First and Arnold Clark.


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