Tributes paid to adventurous young Ribble Valley woman

ADVENTUROUS: Fiona Watson. (s)
ADVENTUROUS: Fiona Watson. (s)

Tributes to an adventurous young woman who died whilst working in France have been paid by friends and family.

Fiona Watson (23) was working in the popular ski resort of Meribel, but had been due to fly home earlier this week.

The beauty therapist and former St Augustine’s pupil had type one diabetes and it is believed she went in to a coma in her sleep, triggered by a hypoglycemic attack.

Fiona, who attended St Mary’s RC Primary School in Langho, went on to Blackburn College to study Beauty Therapy after attending St Augustine’s. She then took up a position at Simply The Best in Whalley.

Salon owner Sarah Macmillan said: “She worked here from being about 17 and was such a happy person. She was gentle, kind and fun-loving and all our clients absolutely adored her. She was our best friend.”

Fiona had been working in France for the luxury chalet company Alp Leisure Ltd since November, after travelling around Australia for eight months last year.