A memorial service for grandma is planned for next week for an elderly Australian couple who have lost both their husbands, and were both killed by a drunk driver.
The event, to be held in Brisbane, is being organised by the Grandmothers for Grandma Trust, a national group for bereaved mothers.
The couple, who are known as Grandma, and her partner, Grandpa, were killed when a drunk man drove into them while they were on a weekend getaway in the town of Teneriffe, near Townsville.
Grandma died on July 25, 2019, aged 83.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the memorial service.
“I feel a lot of responsibility,” said Grandma.
“It was my own fault.
My own fault, I think, in some way.
I know I’m responsible for it, but there’s no reason for me to be grieving.”
The funeral of Grandma was attended by more than 200 people.
She said she hopes that the memorial event will also serve as a reminder for those who may feel they cannot speak up.
“It’s not something that I feel I can just go and do something,” she said.
Goddess Diana told the ABC the couple’s daughters would be at the service and her granddaughter will also attend.
I feel very proud of our community and our nation, she said, and I think we need to do a lot more to protect it.
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