Published: 11:00, 28 March 2017 |
Updated: 14:59, 28 March 2017
A family have paid tribute to a ‘beautiful, fun and loud’ mum who died suddenly last week.
Kirsty Louise Olive, 26, was found dead at her flat in Harbour Way, Folkestone, at about 10am on Thursday after the emergency services rushed to her home.
A police spokesman said: "Officers attended the property along with the ambulance service, where the woman was declared deceased at the scene.
"The death is not being treated as suspicious and the next of kin have been informed."
The fire service confirmed it was called at 10.40am and remained at the scene until just after midday. All emergency services had left the scene by 2pm and a report was prepared for the coroner.
The young woman’s devastated mum, Donna Olive, said her family are still in shock.
She said: "We don’t know exactly what happened but we think she took her own life."
A postmortem examination is due to be carried out at the William Harvey Hospital today (Wednesday).
Donna said: "Kirsty had been under so much pressure from social services and they threatened to take her kids away.
"But she had turned her life around, was working with [drug and alcohol] services, was going to her meetings, she was clean and she did everything for her kids."
Kirsty, a mum-of-three, had moved from East Sussex to Folkestone last summer to be closer to her family.
Donna added: "She was dizzy, and loud and in your face but she was the most loving and funniest person.
"She would think anyone was her friend and would do anything for anyone.
"She loved her kids more than anything."
Kirsty leaves three children aged 10, six and five-months.
Family and friends are now hoping to raise £3,000 to give Miss Olive a fitting send-off.
The Go Fund Me page has been set up by her sister, Chloe Gregory.
She said: "We want to give Kirsty the best send-off and give her girls the best send-off to remember her.
Any extra money raised will be put aside for her girls to do something of their own for their beautiful, fun, loving mummy."
'Any extra money raised will be put aside for her girls to do something of their own for their beautiful, fun, loving mummy.' - Chloe Gregory
Tributes have also been paid to the mother on Facebook.
Connor Smith said: “Such a beautiful soul taken far too soon.
“Despite all the battles you were fighting on a daily basis, you stood proud and strong with a lot of love and support to anyone who needed it.”
Megan Allen said: “Can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Fly high you beautiful angel.”
So far more than £300 has been raised towards Miss Olive’s memorial.
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