Help give Tammara a 'farewell she deserves'
UPDATE 3.30pm: A GOFUNDME page has been set up to help cover the costs of a funeral for Tammara Macrokanis, who died in a traffic incident on the Pacific Hwy on Saturday night on the Gold Coast.
The page Tammara Macrokanis Funeral & Memorial was set up by Wendy Nelson and Chenai Radnedge.
The post said:
"On Saturday 17th October whilst visiting family on the Gold Coast, Tammara was involved in a fatal incident on the M1 that killed her instantly.
"We are completely shattered and still seeking answers around the circumstances of her death.
"Whilst Tammara hasn't been dealt the easiest path in life, she recently turned her life around and was doing amazing. We were all so proud of her.
"As you can imagine, we are not emotionally or financially prepared for Tammara's life to be taken so suddenly and tragically. She now leaves behind five beautiful children and a family who love and miss her dearly.
"We ask that you please support us in laying Tammara at rest and providing her with a farewell she deserves. Any additional funds raised will support us in bringing justice for Tammara and supporting her children in their healing journey ahead.
"Your contribution, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
"We miss you so much more than you could ever imagine, life is never going to be the same without you.
"Until we meet again.
"So much love from your loving family ❤️".
In just four hours, more than $1000 has been pledged to meet the $20,000 target.
Investigations into Ms Macrokanis are ongoing, but a police spokesman on Tuesday said Ms Macrokanis and the driver of the vehicle were not known to each other.
Original story: TRIBUTES and condolences have continued to flow for Casino mother-of-five, Tammara Macrokanis, who was horrifically killed in a traffic incident on the Pacific Hwy near Coomera on Saturday.
In 2018, Ms Macrokanis entered The Northern Star's bachelorette competition, saying at the timeshe wanted to "build a strong and happy relationship with a new partner".
Ms Macrokanis' mother Penney Macrokanis posted to social media on Sunday her daughter died after a "fatal accident that killed her instantly".
Her mother said Ms Macrokanis had been visiting family on the Gold Coast prior to her death.
"Last night … we lost my eldest daughter Tammara to a fatal accident that killed her instantly," she wrote on Facebook.
"RIP my eldest baby, I never in my wildest dreams thought you would leave us in this way.
"Your five beautiful children and your family love you with all our hearts and now you are gone forever.
"Till we meet again, love you eternally, mum."
A friend of Tammara's took to Facebook to write "can't believe my girl is gone RIP Tammara you will never be forgotten my girl".
More expressions of condolence have been shared on social media, with many offering prayers and thoughts for Ms Macrokanis' children and family.
Sally Watts said: "RIP beautiful".
Jarna Hoiland said "So sad. RIP girl you will be missed".
Maryanne Roberts said: "Condolences to the family a tragic accident. RIP young lady", and Chenai Radnedge thanked her for her kind words, saying, "it is a hard time for us all'.
Wendy Janezic said; "So sad, condolences to family, thinking of you at this difficult time".
The 31-year-old male driver of the severely damaged vehicle, which was parked nearby the body, was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment and is understood to have been distraught.
He was discharged from hospital on Sunday and questioned by police but released without charge.
The matter is still under investigation and police are working to piece together Ms Macrokanis final movements and the circumstances surrounding her death.