Much-loved Daventry mum spends one last precious Christmas with her family before losing cancer fight

Adored Daventry mum and new grandmother Elaine Willetts lost her cancer fight surrounded by her family this week.

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 3:29 pm
Precious picture of Elaine with Lila Elaine.

She got her final wish of spending one final Christmas with the family she loved so much.

Elaine, 61, dedicated her life to helping others and was a popular woman in Daventry.

Married to Steve, Elaine had been battling cancer for years before recently being given the devastating prognosis that her fight was coming to an end.

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Close family - Elaine (front, third from left) with Emily Horne, Daniel Perry, John Evans and Richard Tate. Bottom left Adam Perry, Emma Willetts, Stephen Willetts, Jemma Evans and Buddy the dog.

She died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Elaine leaves five children: John, Jemma, Daniel, Adam and Emma, and their foster sister, Zoe.

Before she died, Elaine told us: "I'm so happy I got to meet my granddaughter and have some precious cuddles."

Daughter Jemma helped raise thousands for the festive family break after setting up a Go Fund Me page.

She wrote: "Mum has lived her life doing good and showing kindness to others."

Son Adam paid tribute to his mother, describing her as his 'hero'.

He told The Gusher: "She is my hero and has always been my role model.

"We all love her so much."