A Bonhill mum has finally won the fight to bring her partner’s body home from Turkey.
Lisa Gallacher’s partner Billy Wilson died while they were on a family holiday and she faced a nightmare to have him laid to rest as insurers refused to pay out for flights and hospital costs.
Lisa flew home from Kusadasi with her three kids, Ainsley, 15, Daniel, 10 and 16-month-old Alicia, on September 11 and returned to be at her partner’s deathbed with £6,000 the family scraped together for medical fees.
Billy died 12 days ago and, after a relative paid for the flight costs, Lisa was finally able to fly his body to Edinburgh on Monday night.
Around £15,000 is still be paid for the outstanding hospital costs and mortuary fees, but the family insists insurers Axa should foot the bill and are considering launching a legal battle.
Lisa’s mum Joanne Forsyth, from Bonhill, said yesterday (Tuesday): “Lisa’s home and Billy got home last night.
“We are going to arrange the funeral now and finally get Billy laid to rest.
“We still have a fight on our hands with Axa over the insurance and will be seeing a lawyer to get it all sorted.”