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Tributes flood in after sudden death of young Gravesend mum and Asda employee Claire Jarvis

18 July 2014
by Alex Matthews

"I'm so proud of you Claire. I just hope you know" - just one of the heartfelt tributes that have flooded the Facebook page of a young mum who died suddenly.

The touching message from Claire Jarvis's partner Robert Hollands was among many from family and friends who have taken to social media to express their anguish and grief.

Gravesend woman Miss Jarvis, 27, died suddenly at her home last Friday - leaving behind her 24-year-old partner and three-year-old son Harry.

Family and friends have been left devastated by the death of Claire Jarvis

Family and friends have been left devastated by the death of Claire Jarvis

A woman well known for her bubbly personality and caring spirit, friends of Miss Jarvis are finding it hard to deal with such a tragic loss.

Pal Kirsty Freed posted: "I'm waiting for my morning message off my bestest friend in the whole world and she's not here anymore, for once it’s you not texting me back, you're the reason I pick my phone up every five minutes.

"It doesn't make sense and it's just getting worse. I don't think I’m ever going to run out of tears for you..." - friend Kirsty Freed

"It doesn't make sense and it's just getting worse. I don't think I’m ever going to run out of tears for you.

"One moment of silence and I can hear you shouting at me. I'd do anything to bring you home, you need to be with your family.

"Rob will make you so proud, Harry is loved so much and he will talk about you every single day. I miss you so much. Please be ok, wherever you are. I'm so worried about you. Love you forever my dearest xxxxxx."

Miss Jarvis had worked at Asda in Thames Way, Gravesend, for 11 years and was a popular and well-liked member of the team at the store.

Young mum Claire Jarvis pictured with her three-year-old son Harry Hollands

Young mum Claire Jarvis pictured with her three-year-old son Harry Hollands

Friend Jacquii Alexander-Smith, Asda community life champion, paid tribute to Miss Jarvis.

She said: "I'm sorry it's taken until now for me to write something - I just haven't been able to find the words and I still can't.

"You're a wonderful person Claire, loved by so many. It's just not right. I'm sending all my love to those nearest to you xxx."

Former colleague Happy Chatwal said: "My thoughts are with your family, we had some great laughs at work back in the day. I'm really sad hearing about this but it was also great knowing such a happy person. RIP xxxx."

There were also photos from her childhood, family pictures and even a photo of a bottle of Coke with the word "Dude" on it posted on Facebook.

A friend's Facebook tribute to Claire Jarvis

The post by Luke Williams was accompanied with "You used to call me this all the time. I wanna hear these words again. Love you lots xx r.i.p."

Close family friend Gavin Still is now collecting money to help Miss Jarvis' family with the funeral costs. He has set up a donation page and is hoping people will dig deep.

Mr Still said: "We want to celebrate the life of Claire rather than just put another grey stone in the ground.

"Anything we can get will help, £1, £2 or £5, a grand total of £20 would help. We just want to show there are people out there that love her."

To donate, visit www.gavinstill87.wix.com/clairejarvis.

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