Family of ‘caring’ mum who died in fire in funeral appeal

Rosie Atkins, 28, died following a blaze in Oxgangs Park, Edinburgh.

Family of ‘caring’ mum who died in fire in funeral appeal SWNS

A young mum-of-three who died in a house fire was described as “happy and caring” by grieving relatives fundraising for her funeral.

Rosie Atkins, 28, died following a blaze in Edinburgh, leaving behind sons Joshua, 14, Mylo aged eight and Charlie aged six.

The stay-at-home mum died on November 14 after a fire in Oxgangs Park, which police do not believe was suspicious.

Investigations are still being carried out into the cause of the fire, but Rosie’s grieving family are hoping to be raise enough cash to pay for her to be buried and give her children a place where they can mourn.

Relatives are hoping to raise £2500 to pay for Rosie, so she can be buried rather than cremated and to pay for a funeral, as she did not have life insurance. So far more than £1000 has been raised.

Her devastated brother Jack, 30, from Whitby, North Yorkshire, described her sister as “happy and caring”, and said she would have done anything for her kids.

Jack, who charters fishing tours, said: “Rosie was the most amazing caring loving most happy woman on the whole planet.

“Bursting with emotions of all kinds with the most adventurous personality and one of a kind in this world.

“She was loved and cherished by all whom came across her and especially her family and children.

“She was a beautiful young woman and she loved her children so much.

“They were her priority and she would have done anything for them.

“I don’t think the little ones fully understand but you can see how distraught they all are.”

Jack told how Rosie’s mum Margaret Atkins, 53, and his five other brothers were finding it hard to come to terms with the loss.

The family hope to raise enough money to hold Rosie’s funeral in the next two weeks.

Jack added: “We are trying to stick together as a family and just doing the best we can.

“We have cried to many tears and there will be more to come but we just have to take it day by day and get through the best we can.

“We will never ever be the same without her.

“We will miss her for all eternity, we will miss her infectious laugh, her beautiful bright eyes and potent smile and caring attitude towards everything and everyone she loved.

“We would do anything to have you with us Rosie and until we meet again we promise to take care of the boys for you.

“We will celebrate every birthday and most of all celebrate your life with us as a wonderful daughter, amazing sister and most of all a fantastic mum.”

A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital after the fire, and the police are not treating it as suspicious.

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