A woman from Sydney who died last week during her honeymoon on Hamilton Island has said goodbye.
Marina Morgan died in a buggy accident on June 20, days after she married her husband Robbie Morgan at St Mary & St Merkorious Coptic Orthodox Church in Rhodes.
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On Saturday, hundreds of mourners gathered at the same church to say goodbye to the 29-year-old.
“I can’t explain the sadness in my heart… my wife was loved… by so many and so many felt her, she learned kindness,” her husband said Saturday.
Her brother Mark Hanna added: “Marina will never be forgotten”.
“Her beautiful soul, angelic smile and caring nature will always be remembered and hopefully burn within us forever,” he said.
“See you soon Marina Rose Hannah Morgan. Until then, rest in paradise.”
Robbie, determined to keep his wife’s legacy alive, revealed that a charity would be set up in Marina’s name to support the less fortunate.
“And it is in her honor that I will open the Marina Morgan Foundation…to spread hope, love and kindness around the world,” he said.
A date for the launch of the foundation has not yet been announced.
Husband Robbie was driving the buggy on Hamilton Island at the time of the crash.
He allegedly made a U-turn when the vehicle overturned, leaving Marina fatally injured.
She probably wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
A paramedic stationed on the island — plus first aiders, including an off-duty dentist, an off-duty firefighter and a doctor — spent 35 minutes trying to resuscitate Marina, but she died at the scene.
Police have ruled out alcohol as the cause of the accident, but the investigation is still ongoing.