Georgia McDonald a Melbourne lady was killed in a vehicle accident on her way home to meet her lover only days before she was going to be asked to marry her.
Georgia McDonald, 30, was driving on Friday when her car was involved in an accident on the B300 Melba Highway in Glenburn while she was heading from Wagga Wagga to Ferntree Gully in Melbourne’s southeast.
She was only a short drive from her house, where her mother, Rachel, and boyfriend, Tom Van Staveren, were waiting for her.
Tallula Galea, a friend of Georgia’s, said on a website for charitable causes, “Georgia has left behind so many people that loved and admired her, for her lovely smile, and constant laughing.”
She was such a gorgeous, smart, and kind person.
On Sunday, Ms. McDonald and Mr. Van Staveren were scheduled to take a flight from Melbourne to Bali to mark her 30th birthday.
Unbeknown to Ms. McDonald, her partner was planning to propose to her.
“He was picking up her perfect engagement ring on Saturday morning before flying out on Sunday,” said Ms. Gallea.
“This is what made the romantic holiday so much more exciting.”
Ms. McDonald studied oral health at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
“Georgia was six weeks away from graduating as an oral health therapist, which was her dream.
“She already had an oral health therapist job lined up at a clinic she worked at for 10 years.
“She worked so hard, excelling in her grades, her teachers said she was ‘exceeding expectations,’ and her patients loved her. She was so proud of herself.”
A fundraiser for a memorial and wake for Ms. McDonald has already exceeded the target amount of $15,000 with almost $22,000 raised.
Any money left over after memorial expenses, according to Ms. Galea, will be given to Ms. McDonald’s mother.
Mr. Van Staveren also posted online of his sorrow at his girlfriend’s death.
“With the sudden and tragic passing of my soon-to-be fiancee, Georgia, I kindly ask for your generosity in helping cover the costs of her memorial instead of giving flowers so that we can provide my gorgeous girl the send-off she deserves,” he said reported the Herald Sun.
“Georgia has left behind so many people that loved and adored her, for her beautiful smile, and constant laughter,” said Ms. Galea.