Facebook tribute page for Bath teenager Kirsty Bowen
Tributes have been pouring in from friends of Kirsty Bowen who have described her as “one in a million”.
A Facebook page has been set up, giving people the opportunity to share their memories of the 18-year-old and leave messages of support for her family.
Jackie Hewlett, who set up the group and is encouraging people to raise money for a memorial fund, said: “There are no words that can make a difference to Kirsty’s family, but I send my genuine heartfelt thoughts to them all at this sad time.
“I have known Sharon and Mark for many, many years and can only begin to imagine the devastation they are feeling at this time.
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“Thoughts also with Lynette and Gareth, Much love to you all xxx”
Nicky Luton posted: “R.I.P Kirsty, so beautiful and so young, my heart goes out to your friends and family I can’t even imagine what they are going through at this sad, tragic time. Sending my love to them all.”
Many people took to Twitter to express their shock and sadness as the news of Kirsty’s death became known over the weekend.
@molsievewright said: “RIP Kirsty Bowen, can’t believe this has happened! In complete and utter shock! Thoughts go out to your family.”
While @MR_DAVIES1 said: “R.I.P Kirsty Bowen, you was a brilliant friend to everyone that knew you. Gone but never forgotten.”
Writing on the Chronicle’s sister website www.thisisbath.co.uk, Acliffe said she would be missed by everyone who knew her.
“She was a well loved girl who will never be forgotten, she was doing so well in her life such a caring, loving girl, she sure was one in a million.
“It’s like one big nightmare we just want to wake up from.
“Such a big loss to the family, she was the baby of the family.
“Everyone’s going to miss her so much.”