January 28, 2023

A heartbroken mother-to-be has written one last tearful letter to her late husband after he died unexpectedly in his sleep.

Shannen Rissel shared the moving tribute to the ‘love of her life’ who had ‘such a big heart’ after her tragic sudden death on Thursday morning.

Ms Rissel and her husband Connor had only married in September 2022 after five years together and lived in Gorokon on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

The couple had just celebrated learning that Shannen was pregnant with their first child due in August.

‘It is with the heaviest heart that I write these words. My husband, Connor, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep yesterday morning,” Ms. Rissel wrote on Friday.

‘Connor was the love of my life, he was the best husband, the best friend, the best family member, the best fur dad and he was also going to be a father this year in August.

Mom-to-be Shannen Rissel has written a heartbreaking letter after her husband Connor passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday morning (Pictured Shannen and Connor Rissel)

Ms Rissel And Her Husband Connor Had Only Married In September 2022 After Five Years Together And Lived In Gorokon On The Central Coast Of New South Wales.

Ms Rissel and her husband Connor had only married in September 2022 after five years together and lived in Gorokon on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

Ms. Rissel said that Connor loved to be outdoors, whether it was surfing or just in the water at the beach.

He was always trying to live an exciting life that he was proud of, trying new things like fly fishing, he worked hard, he loved being creative with his art and music, he said.

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“He gave his whole heart to those he loved and had a big heart, empathy and caring for the people he met,” he added.

“He was the weirdest person you could meet and I am so proud that I became his wife and spent 5 years and 4 months with him.

“The memories we have I will treasure forever and I will live the rest of my days reflecting on ways I can be more like him.

“And when you welcome our baby into the world, he or she will be surrounded by everyone who loved them, to share memories of what a beautiful person they were, and their memories will live on.”

Tributes for the tragic father-to-be flowed, with more than 200 comments on Facebook.

The Couple Had Just Celebrated The Discovery That Shannen Was Pregnant With Their First Child, Due In August.

The couple had just celebrated the discovery that Shannen was pregnant with their first child, due in August.

‘Shannen, I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks so much for you. Thinking of you at this incredibly heartbreaking time,” one person wrote.

‘Connor and I were good friends in high school. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family. I have great memories of Connor, truly one of a kind,” posted a second.

‘Shannen, I am at a loss for words, I am in disbelief. Life is so unfair and this is a tragedy. It has been a pleasure watching your relationship and marriage develop,” wrote a third.

“The love they shared was palpable and it was wonderful to see them both so happy. Sending much strength to you and your baby as you navigate this moment.

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A GoFundMe has been established to help pay for funeral costs, as well as help Shannen with expenses related to her unborn child.

The fundraiser has raised over $20,000.

A Gofundme Has Been Set Up To Help Pay For Funeral Costs, As Well As Help Shannen With Expenses Related To Her Unborn Child.  The Fundraiser Has Raised Over 20,000

A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for funeral costs, as well as help Shannen with expenses related to her unborn child. The fundraiser has raised over 20,000