A newlywed woman penned a tearful note to her late husband, who died in his sleep.
Shannen Rissel, who got married to the love of her life in September 2022, is currently mourning the loss of her beloved husband.
The couple has been together for the last five years. They got engaged in May 2021.
In December 2022, Shannen and Connor Rissel found out they were pregnant. They got really excited and celebrated the happy news.
But unfortunately, Connor couldn’t even take care of his pregnant wife for more than a few weeks and passed away yesterday.
“It is with the heaviest heart that I write these words. My husband, Connor, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep yesterday morning,” Shannen wrote on Friday.
“Connor was the love of my life, he was the best husband, the best friend, the best family member, the best fur baby daddy, and he was also going to become a father this year in August.”
She added that her late husband was an adrenaline junkie and loved adventures. He had many hobbies and loved to be outdoors doing adventures on beaches and mountains.
“He loved surfing, he loved being in the water at the beach, he loved a coffee and a choccie, he was so much fun to travel with, to have a laugh with friends and family, he was always trying to live an exciting life that he was proud of, trying new things like fly fishing,” she wrote alongside a beautiful picture of herself and Connor on Facebook.
“He worked hard, he loved being creative with his art and music and he gave his whole heart to those he loved and had such a huge heart, empathy, and care for people he met.”
She added that Connor, who was supposed to turn 30 this year, was the ‘most rare’ person she had ever met.
“I am so proud that I got to become his wife and spend 5 years, and 4 months with him. The memories that we have I will cherish forever and I will live the rest of my days reflecting on ways I can be more like him.”
She continued, “And when I welcome our baby into the world, he or she will be surrounded by everyone that loved him, to share memories about how beautiful of a person he was, and his memories will live on.”
Reading this, many people commented on Shannen’s post and offered their condolences.
“My deepest condolences, sweet Shannen. Sending much love and strength,” one wrote.
“Shannen, I’m so so sorry for your loss, he was such an amazing guy and he loved you so much, I’m sending all my love to you,” another said.
“So sorry for ur loss babe,” a third commented.
“I’m so sorry that this has happened to you too, it’s absolutely heartbreaking to hear the news. Life can be so unfair,” another chimed in. “You’ll always carry the memories and love you shared together, and you’ll make an amazing Mum.”
“You are not alone and will have endless support all around you to get you through this.”
A GoFundMe has been set up in Shannen’s name to cover the cost of Connor’s funeral service and to help Shannen in this difficult time.
So far, the GoFundMe has raised $26,065.
Our hearts go out to Shannen Rissel in this difficult time. You can help her by contributing to her GoFundMe. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.