Romsey husband and wife Brent and Louise Turner died within days of each other five months after their wedding

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A YOUNG husband and wife have died within days of each other, just five months after their wedding.

Devastated family and friends of Louise and Brent Turner were today in mourning after the pair died only eight days apart.

Mum-of-three Louise, who was 34 and lived in Romsey, died on April 1 after being taken to Southampton General Hospital.

A post mortem proved inconclusive and police are now waiting for the results of toxicology tests to establish what caused her death. An inquest was opened and adjourned until a later date.

Earlier this week her husband Brent paid a touching tribute to his “darling wife”, whom he married in November, in a death notice placed in the Daily Echo.

It read: “God Bless you darling, goodnight. You’ll always stay loved and remembered every day. Take my heart with you, it’s yours to keep.”

Police then discovered his body at a house in Sholing, Southampton, on Wednesday evening.

A post-mortem examination was being carried out yesterday in a bid to establish how he died.

Hampshire police have said that neither death is being treated as suspicious and that files are being prepared for the coroner.

Family and friends of Louise will gather for her funeral, which is set to take place in Romsey Abbey on Tuesday.

Her devastated friends and relatives have left tributes on a Facebook page set up in memory of the young mum, who leaves three young sons.

Louise, nee Carter and Curle, was a former student at The Romsey School and is believed to have worked in Inspirations Hair Design in Romsey.

Mourners are asked to dress with a hint of lilac for her funeral, which starts at 2.30pm.

The Reverend Tim Sledge said: “Our main focus is on the families of both Louse and Brent. It’s been a devastating time for their families and our job is to support them at the funeral and in the coming weeks and months.

“Any death is tragic and devastating and it hits harder when it’s a younger person.”

Louise’s family are asking for donations in lieu of flowers for Macmillan Cancer Support. They can be sent to A H Cheater Funeral Directors, Romsey.

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11:59am Sat 12 Apr 14

ShakeyWiffles says...

“God Bless you darling, goodnight. You’ll always stay loved and remembered every day. Take my heart with you, it’s yours to keep.”

That is heartbreaking!

R.I.P. to both, at least they're together now x
“God Bless you darling, goodnight. You’ll always stay loved and remembered every day. Take my heart with you, it’s yours to keep.” That is heartbreaking! R.I.P. to both, at least they're together now x ShakeyWiffles
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1:10pm Sat 12 Apr 14

hayz90 says...

R.I.P bothe husband and wife this is so sad :[
R.I.P bothe husband and wife this is so sad :[ hayz90
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1:14pm Sat 12 Apr 14

kyrrie says...

This is absolutely tragic,my thoughts go out to her family and all who know them. RIP
This is absolutely tragic,my thoughts go out to her family and all who know them. RIP kyrrie
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8:32am Sun 13 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

Such a sad story it just shows some people are true soul mates and nothing can keep them apart even death.

R.I.P both of them and my deepest sympathies to their families and anyone who knew them xxx
Such a sad story it just shows some people are true soul mates and nothing can keep them apart even death. R.I.P both of them and my deepest sympathies to their families and anyone who knew them xxx Kirsty666
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11:57am Sun 13 Apr 14

ghunter717 says...

So so sad. Our hearts go out to the families at this tragic and difficult time.
We know a little of what you are going through as we last our daughter Claire in March of last year, suddenly and unexpected, she too had only been married for five months. She was 22.
Life is so cruel and unfair sometimes. Try to keep strong and think of all the good times you had.

Graham, Anne & Peter Hunter
So so sad. Our hearts go out to the families at this tragic and difficult time. We know a little of what you are going through as we last our daughter Claire in March of last year, suddenly and unexpected, she too had only been married for five months. She was 22. Life is so cruel and unfair sometimes. Try to keep strong and think of all the good times you had. Graham, Anne & Peter Hunter ghunter717
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2:30pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bella73 says...

Omg that's so sad I bet there families are devastated , so so sad I'm so sorry for your great loss I felt the same when a car of 5 crashed and it was my aunty and cousin aged just 14 died was such a big gap x
Omg that's so sad I bet there families are devastated , so so sad I'm so sorry for your great loss I felt the same when a car of 5 crashed and it was my aunty and cousin aged just 14 died was such a big gap x Bella73
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11:11am Sun 11 May 14

hantslass says...

How awful my heart goes out to their families . such a sad story god bless both of them
How awful my heart goes out to their families . such a sad story god bless both of them hantslass
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