‘Dad came to see us’: Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey shares touching photo of their daughter Aurelia

Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey shared a heartwarming photo of their daughter Aurelia, two, on Instagram Stories on Wednesday and said dad had “came to see them”.

The Wanted frontman passed away on Wednesday, March 30 surrounded by loved ones and bandmates, after a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma.

Kelsey, 32, captured little Aurelia holding a white feather and wrote: ‘Dad came to see us at work.

‘Dad came to see us’: Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey shared a heartwarming photo of their daughter Aurelia, two, holding a feather on Wednesday – after The Wanted singer died of brain cancer in the age of 33

The toddler couldn’t tear her eyes away from the feather, which made the photograph all the more poignant.

Kelsey also took to her Instagram grid on the same day to encourage fans of her late husband to gather before a private funeral service taking place next week.

The actress said it would be “beautiful” to see her worshipers “lining the road” to the church where her friends and family will pay their respects.

Love: The Wanted singer died on Wednesday March 30 surrounded by loved ones and bandmates, after a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma (pictured with Kelsey in May 2016)

Love: The Wanted singer died on Wednesday March 30 surrounded by loved ones and bandmates, after a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma (pictured with Kelsey in May 2016)

She wrote: “There will be a private celebration of life on Wednesday April 20.

We know many of you would like to pay your respects as well, so we’d love for you to join us in Petts Woods starting at 10am.

“It would be nice for everyone to follow the road as we head to our private service.

Emotional: Kelsey also took to her Instagram grid on the same day to encourage fans of her late husband to gather outside a private funeral service to be held next week

Emotional: Kelsey also took to her Instagram grid on the same day to encourage fans of her late husband to gather outside a private funeral service to be held next week

“You are then invited to join us outside the church for the duration when the service will be shown on screens.”

Kelsey took to Instagram on Saturday night with a candid photo of her and her late husband, along with a heartfelt message to their ever-loyal fanbase.

She wrote: “Words cannot express how much all of your love and support means at this time. We are overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

Statement: Kelsey previously politely requested that people donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained the proceeds would go to causes in Tom's name

Statement: Kelsey previously politely requested that people donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained the proceeds would go to causes in Tom’s name

“We have created a donation page for those of you who would like to make a donation in Tom’s memory. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️

‘In loving memory of my husband Tom Parker https://gofund.me/5e475780 (link in bio)’.

Kelsey politely asked that people donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained that proceeds would go to causes in Tom’s name.

Brave: Kelsey explained how she wanted to turn grief into something

Brave: Kelsey explained how she wanted to turn grief into something ‘positive’ and ‘keep Tom’s memory alive forever’

She wrote: ‘I am Kelsey Parker, very proud wife of Tom Parker, probably best known for being a fifth of the UK band The Wanted, but to those who knew him he was my husband, dad, son, brother and a friend.

“As many of you know, Tom was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2020 and on Wednesday March 30, 2022 he passed away peacefully with all of his closest friends and family by his side.

‘Our hearts are truly broken, Tom was the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without him, but one of the greatest sources of comfort over the past 2 years has been the outpouring of love and of support that we have all received.

Wow: Fundraising so far has surpassed the £46,000 target with donations totaling over £52,000

Wow: Fundraising so far has surpassed the £46,000 target with donations totaling over £52,000

“We can’t thank everyone enough for holding Tom, myself and the children in your thoughts and prayers, for lighting candles and for sharing beautiful messages of hope and condolences.”

Kelsey explained that she wanted to turn the grief into something “positive” and “keep Tom’s memory alive forever”.

Tragic loss: Tom made sure his young family was supported by buying a tour

Tragic loss: Tom made sure his young family was supported by buying a ‘home forever’ tour and writing memoirs just months before he died of brain cancer aged 33 (pictured with his wife Kelsey and children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one)

“We want to take advantage of everyone’s incredible love, support and generosity and turn our grief into something positive and keep Tom’s memory alive forever. We politely request that in lieu of gifts and flowers, donations be made to this GoFundMe account, with all proceeds eventually going to amazing causes in Tom’s name, to help those in need.

“We simply couldn’t have gotten through the last 2 years without the help and support we have received and if we can offer it to others it would be the best way to honor Tom and give back to our two children, Aurelia and Bodhi proud, says Kelsey.

She signed: “From the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you. If love alone could have saved Tom, he would have lived forever…’.

Fundraising to date has exceeded the £46,000 target with donations totaling over £52,000.

Tom made sure his young family was supported by buying a ‘forever’ tour and writing memoirs just months before he died of brain cancer at the age of 33.

While courageously sharing every step of his cancer journey, the singer explained that his number one priority is keeping his wife Kelsey and their two children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, safe in the years to come – as he faced an uncertain situation. future.

Speaking on the Channel 4 documentary Inside My Head which aired in November, the musician revealed his new home, saying: ‘This will be our forever home’.

“It’s important to me that the kids and Kels have a nice place to grow up.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen with my health over the next few years, so as long as they’re okay and they’re all okay here, that’s all that matters.”

“We’re all going to grow old together here, fingers crossed.”

He added: “To be honest, I’ve been through a tough time and I’m preparing to buy a place like this, who would have thought?” I am proud of myself.’

A week before his death, Tom revealed he had written a revealing memoir.

Gig: Tom also continued his work commitments with The Wanted by embarking on the 12-date Most Wanted Greatest Hits tour throughout March (pictured at his final gig in Liverpool on March 17)

Gig: Tom also continued his work commitments with The Wanted by embarking on the 12-date Most Wanted Greatest Hits tour throughout March (pictured at his final gig in Liverpool on March 17)

Jack C. Nugent