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Michelle Collins shares heartbreaking tribute to her mother Mary one year after she passed

Michelle Collins shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late mother Mary on the one year anniversary of her passing. 

The EastEnders star, 59, took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback snap with her mum in a café.

In the emotional caption Michelle said: ‘We lost you a year ago today ! #missyou #loveyoumummy #motherlove #motherdaughter but so many others miss you too.

Emotional: Michelle Collins shared a heartbreaking tribute on Instagram to her late mother Mary on the one year anniversary of her passing

‘You devoted your life to us girls and I know it wasn’t easy ! But we had you for all those years , we were lucky . #wonderfulmemories’

The stars friends and family rushed to the comments section to give her their well wishes. 

With one person saying: ‘You only get one mummy ❤️ we are lucky when we get the best ones ❤️ mines been gone for 9 years.’

While another said: ‘Bless you I miss my Mum so much too it doesn’t get any easier x’  

Heartbreaking: Mary passed away after battling terminal skin cancer for many years (pictured together in 1999)

Heartbreaking: Mary passed away after battling terminal skin cancer for many years (pictured together in 1999)

In the emotional caption Michelle said: 'We lost you a year ago today ! #missyou #loveyoumummy #motherlove #motherdaughter but so many others miss you too

In the emotional caption Michelle said: ‘We lost you a year ago today ! #missyou #loveyoumummy #motherlove #motherdaughter but so many others miss you too

Mary passed away after battling terminal skin cancer for many years, she left behind her partner Sid, who she met in 1978.

At the time Michelle said she was ‘devastated’ by the loss and described her mother as the ‘kindest woman I knew’.

She confirmed the news last year by sharing the same heartwarming snap of herself alongside her mother. 

She wrote: ‘My beautiful Mummy passed away on Friday 30th April . We are all devastated.

 

She wrote: 'My beautiful Mummy passed away on Friday 30th April . We are all devastated

She wrote: ‘My beautiful Mummy passed away on Friday 30th April . We are all devastated

‘She leaves behind her partner Sid , daughters Vicky and myself , 3 grandchildren Charlotte , Jack and Maia and her nephews and nieces whom she loved very much and her little dog #nano from @alldogsmatter.  

‘She was the strongest, kindest woman I knew. Fierce, protective, passionate, clever, funny, articulate. She gave Vicky and I our #drive and #hunger for life.’

Michelle said her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer a couple of years ago as she thanked the Royal Free London NHS’ oncology department for caring for her.        

Love: Although Michelle has suffered a sad loss she is not short of love as she recently gushed over her long-term partner Mike Davidson on Good Morning Britain

Love: Although Michelle has suffered a sad loss she is not short of love as she recently gushed over her long-term partner Mike Davidson on Good Morning Britain

Although Michelle has suffered a sad loss she is not short of love as she recently gushed over her long-term partner Mike Davidson on Good Morning Britain after accepting a surprise marriage proposal during a LA getaway.

She spoke to Kate Garraway and Adil Ray from Shrewsbury about her engagement to the 38-year-old.

Beaming with excitement, she said: ‘I never thought it would happen, but after 10 years I thought it was time.’ 

Adorable: She originally confirmed the news in an Instagram post shared on Thursday night, along with a slew of loved-up snaps of the pair

Adorable: She originally confirmed the news in an Instagram post shared on Thursday night, along with a slew of loved-up snaps of the pair

The pair began dating in late 2012, after they were set up by Michelle’s niece, who is said to have worked for Mike at a retail store.

Flashing her dazzling ring, she revealed: ‘I don’t really wear my ring a lot because I lose things. It’s antiquey and it’s great because it means a lot to Mike and his family. It’s kind of exciting. 

Michelle originally confirmed the news in an Instagram post shared at the beginning of April, along with a slew of loved-up snaps of the pair.

The pair had been hiking up Temescal Canyon when Mike popped the question. 

Surprised: She poke to Kate Garraway and Adil Ray from Shrewsbury about her engagement as she said: 'I never thought it would happen, but after 10 years I thought it was time.'

Surprised: She poke to Kate Garraway and Adil Ray from Shrewsbury about her engagement as she said: ‘I never thought it would happen, but after 10 years I thought it was time.’

Flashing her dazzling engagement ring while wearing a ‘Be Kind’ black baseball cap, she wrote: ‘So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on the top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us.

‘It’s #beautiful and I’m #happy #10years this April about time I think #magicmike. 

‘#Thankyou @val_king_ for having us and making us so #welcome as always ! #greatlady.’

Tight lipped: Michelle kept her relationship quiet 'to avoid the curse of celebrity magazines, where as soon as people reveal how blissfully in love they are it all falls apart!'

Tight lipped: Michelle kept her relationship quiet ‘to avoid the curse of celebrity magazines, where as soon as people reveal how blissfully in love they are it all falls apart!’

At the time when the pair first met, rumours began to swirl about their romance, Michelle was coy about confirming things, though she couldn’t help but gush about being in love.

She said: ‘I don’t want to tempt fate by talking about my personal life.

‘I want to avoid the curse of celebrity magazines, where as soon as people reveal how blissfully in love they are it all falls apart! All I’ll say is I’m enjoying life right now.’

Wow! Soaking up the sun during their California getaway, the pair had been hiking up Temescal Canyon when Mike popped the question

Wow! Soaking up the sun during their California getaway, the pair had been hiking up Temescal Canyon when Mike popped the question

Congrats: She wrote: 'So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on the top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us'

Congrats: She wrote: ‘So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on the top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us’

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