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Terminally-ill bride, 42, dies hours before she was due to marry her fiance

Terminally-ill bride, 42, dies hours before she was due to marry her fiance after fighting breast cancer for six years

  • Bride-to-be battling breast cancer has died just hours before her dream wedding
  • Hazel Jack, 42, was told earlier this month that she had just weeks left to live
  • She had hoped to marry childhood sweetheart Jonathan Gauld, also 42 

A bride-to-be suffering from breast cancer died moments before her dream wedding.

Hazel Jack, 42, had been fighting breast cancer for the last six years but was told by specialists at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital earlier this month that she had only weeks to live.

She had hoped to marry childhood sweetheart Jonathan Gauld, also 42, and generous donors offered wedding dresses and transport in a bid to make her wish come true.

Hazel Jack, 42, had been fighting breast cancer for the last six years but was told by specialists at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital earlier this month that she had only weeks to live

She had hoped to marry childhood sweetheart Jonathan Gauld, also 42

She had hoped to marry childhood sweetheart Jonathan Gauld, also 42

Tragically, Hazel died at her home in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, moments before she was due to tie the knot.

Hazel’s fiance and their son Darrach, aged three, decided to go ahead with the day’s plan and use the wedding as an opportunity to celebrate the life of their ‘brave’ mother and fiancee.

They invited everyone who helped make Hazel’s special day possible to join them in a celebration of her life at nearby Cornhill Castle where the wedding was set to happen.

Tragically, Hazel died at her home in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, moments before she was due to tie the knot

Tragically, Hazel died at her home in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, moments before she was due to tie the knot

Hazel pictured wearing her engagement ring. Hazel's fiance and their son Darrach, aged three, decided to go ahead with the day's plan and use the wedding as an opportunity to celebrate the life of their 'brave' mother and fiancee

Hazel pictured wearing her engagement ring. Hazel’s fiance and their son Darrach, aged three, decided to go ahead with the day’s plan and use the wedding as an opportunity to celebrate the life of their ‘brave’ mother and fiancee

Bridesmaid Gillian Anderson said: ‘Hazel wanted to make as many memories as possible so that is what we are going to do today.

‘We are going to turn her dream wedding into a celebration of our gorgeous girl.

‘I just wish everyone who has been touched by Hazel’s story, who wished us well and donated to the wedding could have met this beautiful soul and felt her warmth in the same way that we have for all these amazing years.’

Writing on Facebook, Gillian said: ‘Our beautiful Hazel has died this morning after her courageous battle with cancer.

‘Thank you to everyone who has been there for Hazel, the family and friends and who have so generously donated to her dream wedding.’

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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