A young widow has spoken of her heartbreak after her husband, and father of their two young children, took his own life a year after his brother died in a car accident.
Mitchell Sibraa, from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, died on Saturday, leaving behind his wife Tahnii and two young children Indii, 2, and Amity, 10 months.
The 23-year-old’s death comes a year after his 19-year-old brother Bailey died when his ute crashed into a tree.
“Since Bailey passed he [Mitchell] was never himself, he missed him so much, he was honestly his best mate and it hit him pretty hard,” Tahnii told Yahoo7.
Tahnii said her husband, who she met in 2012, spent his last afternoon drawing pictures and watching cartoons for hours with his daughters.
“You fed them and bathed them and spent quality time together for the very last time,” Tahnii wrote in a heartfelt Facebook post.
“You were the most amazing father to my girls and I will forever be grateful for that.
“Indii is just so obsessed with you and always has been and I have no idea how to tell or explain to a two-year-old that she will never see her daddy again.”
Tahnii said although the couple had their ups and downs, she was treated like “an absolute princess” and they were madly in love.
“We had so many plans and goals in life that we wanted to achieve together and as a family, and I will still try and do that just for you, I know you already know because I annoy you and tell you everyday, but I love you more than anything and I always will,” she said.
A friend of Tahnii’s has started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help her with expenses after losing her husband.
“She now needs time to be with her babies, grieve with her family and have time out from business life,” a post on the fundraiser read.
If you or someone you know is having trouble coping, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.