Son devastated after his mother commits suicide at Mpumalanga retirement home

2017-11-23 14:55
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“I love you very much and I’m proud of you.” That was the short and powerful last message an elderly woman wrote in a letter to her son.

Mariaan Greyling (66) hanged herself with the cord of her bedside lamp on her cupboard door at the Belfast retirement home on 8 November.

Management of the home started becoming suspicious after she hadn’t answered calls or opened her door for the second consecutive day. She was found dead in her room.

According to the retirement home its residents were incredibly shocked about the incident.

“We work with old people every day, and although you expect them to pass on one day, you don’t expect it to be like this,” a member of the home’s management, who prefers to remain anonymous, said.

Marko Greyling, Mariaan’s son told YOU that he’s in possession of his mother’s suicide note. “My mom and dad divorced eight years ago and I don’t think she ever got over the divorce.”

Marko is Mariaan’s only son.

A memorial service was held at Belfast Thursday last week.

Extra source: Mobserver



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