Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey pays a subtle bobby pin tribute to the ‘soulmate’ at his funeral
In memory of Tom Parker, Kelsey wore his silver wedding band to his funeral on Wednesday, as well as a personalized gold clasp in her hair with his name inscribed in silver gems
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Kelsey Parker paid a subtle tribute to her beloved husband Tom when she wore a jeweled hairpin with his name on it at his funeral, held in Petts Wood on Wednesday.
The mother-of-two, 32, joined her family, friends and fans in the final farewell to the singer, who tragically died aged 33 last month after a battle with brain cancer.
In memory of Tom, Kelsey wore his silver wedding band as well as a personalized gold clip in her hair with his name written in silver gems.
The couple married in 2018 and have two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.
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After the service, Kelsey broke down in tears as she placed a white rose on Tom’s coffin and said goodbye.
During his funeral, Kelsey’s tribute to Tom was played to the congregation in a recorded message.
She said “if love could have saved you, you would have lived forever” as she thanked him for being her “soulmate.”
Kelsey said: “I met him at a nightclub when I was 19. I saw him and said ‘Oh my god I love him’.
“It was love at first sight. From that moment on, I said to everyone, “I’m going to marry him.”
“He had just joined a band called The Wanted. He had other ideas. He said ‘I’m going to be famous, I won’t have time for a girlfriend’.
“Life with you was never boring. Our relationship was fiery and fast-paced because we loved each other so much.”
Kelsey went on to say that marrying Tom was “the best day of my life” before moving on to the moment Tom was diagnosed with inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma in October 2020.
Despite his diagnosis, he had appeared on stage with his bandmates as part of their much-delayed reunion tour in the weeks leading up to his death.
She continued, “You didn’t let your diagnosis hold you back. They’ve done everything during that time from reuniting The Wanted to raising money for brain tumor research.
“You showed our children how to be brave and strong and even in your darkest days you stayed positive.
“We will carry on your legacy forever.
“We really lived 1,000 years in 13 years. I love you more than you could ever see and you will always be my angel Tommy in heaven.
“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tom-parkers-wife-kelsey-pays-26756390 Tom Parker's wife Kelsey pays a subtle bobby pin tribute to the 'soulmate' at his funeral