Tributes paid to Dumfries seven-year-old after sudden death

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to a “kind, funny, beautiful” seven-year-old girl following her sudden death.

Heartbroken Dumfries mum Tracey Currie announced that her daughter Theia Rose McKie died on Wednesday.

Devastated Tracey posted on social media:”We simply have no words. Today our kind, funny, smart beautiful princess was taken way too soon.

“We are lost beyond comprehension.

“Theia, sweetheart, seven years of you will never ever be enough for mummy and daddy.”

She described Theia as the “epitome of life itself” who “literally lived and loved like there was no tomorrow”.

More than 700 people paid their own tributes to Theia, who passed away after falling ill.

Tracey said the family had been “incredibly moved by the outpouring of love that has been shown for Theia”.

She added: “We have been offered so much support and condolences on the loss of our little princess and we will be eternally grateful.

“We physically cannot answer all the messages and comments but every single one shows us how loved and special our girl was.

“Our families can only find slight comfort in the fact that we knew that she knew how loved and special she was, and that she had the best seven years we could have possibly given her”.

A fundraising appeal set up by friends of Tracey and Theia’s dad Ainsley McKie raised more than £6,000 in just 12 hours.

Lisa Williamson, who was behind the gofundme page, said: “Theia was a fun-loving little girl, loved to dance and sing with an incredible bubbly nature. She was kind to others, helpful and compassionate.

“As the family grew, Theia loved nothing more than to be hands on to help her parents and doted on her little brothers, Laythan, Quinn and Hudson. The last 18 months have been incredibly hard for the family.

“When Tracey and Ainsley discovered they were expecting twins their life felt complete. However, sadly they very quickly realised Hudson was a little slower to reach his milestones.

“As time passed, the difference between the twin boys was obvious and life was not going to be easy.

“However Theia loved nothing more than to help her parents.

“Tracey always loved to sew and create and at Hallowe’en she hand made Theia a costume – A Harley Quinn costume personalised to Theia. She partied Hallowe’en away and it was very evident that she was loving life.

“Theia began feeling unwell and despite medical intervention, sadly Theia passed away on Wednesday.

“We can’t imagine how our friend, Ainsley and their extended family feels or how they are struggling as any parents would.”

She said the fundraiser would help Tracey give Theia the “beautiful send off” she deserves and “the last chance to spoil” her little girl.

Lisa added: “We feel that any surplus donations should go towards the family making memories with the boys.”

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