University of Nottingham students Ms O’Malley-Kumar and Barnaby Webber, also 19, were stabbed to death in Ilkeston Road on 13 June.
What Happened to Grace O’Malley-Kumar?
Grace tragically lost her life on the 13th of June 2023 in an attack in Nottingham. She was simply walking home after a night out with friends after celebrating end-of-year medical school exams. Grace was loved endlessly by all and everything she gave to the world in her 19 short years should not be forgotten.
Grace O’Malley Obituary
She leaves behind devastated and heartbroken extended family and friends but we all feel compelled that something good must come from the loss of Grace’s life.
Ms O’Malley-Kumar and Barnaby Webber, both 19-year-old students at the University of Nottingham, were fatally stabbed in the early hours of Tuesday.
Local school caretaker Ian Coates was also killed in a separate incident as part of the attack in the East Midlands city.
Grace O’Malley-Kumar Parents
During the service for medical student Ms O’Malley-Kumar, her father Dr Sanjoy Kumar, said: “No father should be called upon to give a eulogy for their child.
“It’s not the natural order of things. It generally means something really unnatural has taken place and unfortunately for me, my beloved daughter Grace has been taken away from us.”
Dr Kumar spoke about his daughter’s dedication to medicine and mentioned she had volunteered to vaccinate people when he became the operations lead for a Covid vaccination centre in Waltham Forest.
The congregation heard Ms O’Malley-Kumar had wanted to apply to the Royal Army Medical Corps to further her medical training, inspired by her father and uncle, an orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr Kumar said: “I look back now and I am astonished by her resolve.
“Here we have a child who wanted to outdo her father and her uncle in public service.
“I have to ask, what kind of angelic child tries to outdo others in serving her country and her community, but that is exactly the sort of girl Grace was, she was truly amazing.”
Her mother Sinead O’Malley told the service her daughter had been “cruelly and inexplicably taken”.
“She came into our lives here in Westminster at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington,” she said.
“Her birth registered here, and it is now from Westminster that she will leave.
“Grace was such a perfect gift to us.”
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