Larbert family stunned by mum’s death in Turkey

Lorraine Macmurray, who died suddenly while on holiday in Turkey
Lorraine Macmurray, who died suddenly while on holiday in Turkey
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The devastated family of a mum who died suddenly on a sunshine break to Turkey are waiting for her body to be brought home.

Lorraine Macmurray (38), of Larbert, became ill while on a holiday with her partner Ian Dunn in the tourist resort of 
Marmaris. She was admitted to hospital and Ian (48) kept family and friends back home in Stenhousemuir updated on her condition.

However, on Saturday he broke the news on his Facebook site that she had died.

The couple, who ran Eastend Blinds together – the business has branches across Central Scotland including one in Stenhousemuir – had flown out on the week-long break on July 6.

But on July 12 she was in hospital after suffering “a virus and dehydration”, according to Ian.

Three days later she received a blood transfusion but never recovered and died on August 2.

She leaves behind Ian and her 15-year-old daughter Casey Drylie, a fifth year pupil at Larbert High School.

Details of Lorraine’ death in are still unclear.

Ian remained at her hospital bedside before on July 16 he posted an update on Lorraine’s conditions, saying: “She is not in a good place, needing help from the big man upstairs everybody fingers crossed please”.

Then on Saturday he broke the news that friends and family had been dreading: “She very sadly passed away this morning, good night sweetheart love you always xx”.

Staff at the Eastend Blinds branch in Stenhousemuir, said their boss was still in Turkey dealing with the tragedy and would not comment further.