MANILA, Philippines – Sharon Cuneta was emotional as she delivered her eulogy for her mother Elaine who died last November 5.
According to report from ABS-CBN, Sharon delivered the eulogy during the necrological service held Monday, November 10 at the Santuario de San Antonio in Makati.
The transcript of the eulogy, released by Viva management, showed that Sharon talked about how much she missed her mom, and remembered how she took care of her daughter KC.
“Fourteen years ago, I had everything–a good husband, daughter who was still my baby [KC], and a coming daughter [Frankie], and what I wanted for a career. I thought I was at the top of the world [and] my father [former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta] left me with all these other things I was grateful for. Fourteen years later, we’re all here today, my mother is in a box," she said.
Sharon said that the upcoming holidays will be tough because Christmas is special for their family.
“The day she died, sabi ko (I said), I was kind of afraid of becoming an orphan today. I cannot not be someone’s baby anymore. And it’s almost Christmas and I don’t know how to spend Christmas without my mom, kasi dalawa lang kami ni Kuya [Chet] na magkapatid. (because it's just me and my brother now.) Christmas was really our season."
Despite her grief, Sharon thanked everyone for their support.
“I just want to thank all our titas and titos who came, who understood that we really haven’t faced the fact that she has left. I really don’t want to be here. I have not wanted to come since Mommy died. The day that she passed away, my plan was to fly somewhere. And my amazing husband, who was the one who talked to all the doctors, I don’t know how he did it kasi po binabalanse niya 'yon. (because he balanced it.)"
Sharon added that she hopes those who met her mother will never forget her.
“I pray that you don’t forget the kind of woman she was and how big her heart was. And how wonderful that feeling that we all inherited from her.
“Thank you everyone for joining us tonight in honoring my mother. I love you, my Mommy. Napakarami mo mang tinawag na anak, tinawag na apo, ako ang anak ni Elaine na kaisa-isang babae (You have called so many your children, grandchildren, me I am the only daughter of Elaine) and I will die very proud of that.”
KC on Tuesday, November 11 thanked everyone for their love and support for her grandmother in a post on Instagram.
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On our way to the burial. Thank you all for your show of support in our family's time of mourning. We are all touched by your words of condolences. Mita Elaine will forever be alive & beautiful in our hearts. She will forever be my Hero. #SuperLola #ElaineGamboaCuneta."
In a statement, the family confirmed that Elaine Cuneta died due to internal bleeding and complications arising from abdominal surgery. She would have turned 80 this December. – Rappler.com