Three brothers orphaned after both parents die in suspected suicides
Three brothers have been orphaned after their parents died in apparent suicides six years apart.
Kai, 28, Nat, 17, and Brock Neville, 10, tragically lost their ‘kindhearted and generous’ mum Angie just before Christmas after she is believed to have taken her own life.
She was just 48 and inquest into her death is to be held at a later date.
Her death came six years after the body of the boy’s father, Mark, was found in the water off Fistral beach in their home town of Newquay, Cornwall, in 2011.
The 45-year-old renowned surfboard shaper was missing for 13 days before his body was discovered on rocks in February 2011.
The following year an inquest heard how he had been battling depression and struggled with suicidal thoughts in the months preceding his death.
Despite this, a coroner said he could not record a verdict of suicide, as an accident could not be ruled out.
A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to help three boys by their local community in an effort to help the three boys after their stories touched the hearts of the people in Newquay.
The appeal aims to help the boys with funeral costs, moving costs and the expenses of furnishing a family home.
The youngest boy, Brock, is now living with older brother Kai in London and has joined a new primary school in the area.
Nat remains in Newquay, where he is considering his options as he approaches his 18th birthday.
Diane Jones, of the Noah Project charity, set up the fundraising page on behalf of the community to help the boys with living costs and it has raised more than £3,000 in just over 24 hours.
She said: ‘Angie was a very kind-hearted and generous person, always on the lookout to help others.
‘She lived for her boys and there is now a massive void in their lives. The boys are naturally heartbroken. They feel a great sorrow and will miss their loved mum tremendously.
‘Those who know the family will recall the equally tragic loss of the boy’s father Mark.
‘So the boys are left orphaned and face a difficult path ahead.’
She added: ‘Of course, the boys are not alone. Many people have shown great kindness and support over the recent weeks, and for that we are very grateful.
‘The boys face a complex set of ongoing needs – emotional, physical and financial.
‘Lots of friends, near and far, have asked if a central page could be set up to offer support for them.’