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Shock at sudden death of popular young mum and Asda Gravesend employee Claire Jarvis

17 July 2014
by Alex Matthews

Claire Jarvis's loved-ones have been left shocked after the 27-year-old passed away at home.

Tragic 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

Claire leaves her boyfriend Robert Hollands, 24, and her three-year-old young son Harry Hollands.

Speaking on behalf of Mr Hollands, close friend Gavin Still spoke of their grief.

He said: "It's shock at the moment, sheer shock. Everyone is absolutely devastated."

Mr Still said Miss Jarvis – who had worked at Asda in Thames Way, Gravesend, for 11 years – was a person who had a smile for anybody.

He said: "She was a really bubbly person and always had a good thing to say about a bad person. She was everyone's mate and always made a bad situation good."

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

Mr Still said Miss Jarvis was a dedicated partner and mum and that the news was still sinking in for her loved ones.

He added: "She was a ridiculously wonderful mum and she was a really good partner to my friend.

"Everyone has problems but you don't realise how petty they are until someone is gone."

Miss Jarvis was a popular member of staff at Asda and her colleagues are all grieving her death on Friday.

A statement issued from the supermarket said: "It can't be put into words how much Claire is going to be missed at the store, both on a professional and personal basis.

"She was more than just a colleague, she was a friend to everybody.

"She had been at the store for a very long time and our heartfelt sorrow goes out to Claire's friends and family. We will support them in any way we can."

Gravesend woman Claire Jarvis leaves her boyfriend Robert Hollands, 24, and her three-year-old son Harry Hollands

Claire Jarvis leaves her boyfriend Robert Hollands, 24, and her three-year-old son Harry Hollands

Mr Still has created a donation page in memory of Claire, who had lived in Cliffe, near Rochester, since Christmas.

"She was a ridiculously wonderful mum and she was a really good partner to my friend..." - friend Gavin Still

He said: "I'm hoping to reach out to as many people as possible.

"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."

Family hope to use the money to support Claire's son and fiance.

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

Did you know Claire Jarvis? Leave your tributes below.


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