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PHOTOS: Tears at Carol Atuhirwe’s Requiem Mass

It was a morning of grief as mourners gathered at All Saints Church Nakasero to pray for the soul of departed cancer Victim Carol Atuhirwe.

Despite the eye-watering atmosphere, mourners were asked to try hard and celebrate the deceased’s life rather than weeping.

Speaking at the service, Carol’s mother Ms Grace Mugizi said, “Carol left a legacy that the family needs to uphold.”

“She wanted us to start sensitization on cancer peacefully,” Miss Mugizi said, adding that, “She told me of many ways to get to it.”

A teary Carol’s brother only identified as Ivan asked mourners not to take any photos of the deceased as they would haunt the family.

“Once something goes on social media, it then becomes hard to delete. It always brings back the pain.”

Atuhirwe’s body will be laid to rest at her ancestral home in Ibanda on Wednesday afternoon.

Carol passed on at Narayana Hospital in Bangalore, India, after a year-long battle with throat cancer.

Some of the relatives laying a wreath on Carol’s casket
One of the religious men who led the requiem mass
Mourners leaving church after the service
Carol Atuhirwe’s brother Ivan receiving financial contribution from the priest
Bishop Zac Niringiye consoling Carol’s Mother Miss Grace Mugizi
A mourner consoling Carol’s mother
A grief-stricken relative leading Carol’s mother out of church
A funeral service provider carrying Carol’s portrait as her remains are being carried away
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