'Best' mum and partner dies after cancer battle
PUBLISHED: 17:24 04 July 2015
A Portishead mum-of-four has lost her battle with cancer, less than two weeks after raising hundreds of pounds for a breast cancer charity.
Family and friends have paid tribute to Donna Addy, who died aged 47.
Donna, who lived in Polden Road, died with her family around her on June 18.
Her long-term partner and childhood sweetheart Shaun Fowler said: “Donna was the best partner anyone could wish for and a brilliant mum to our children Ruby, aged 21, Billy aged 17, Dylan aged 13 and Sam aged 12. She will be deeply missed by so many people.”
Donna was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2014 but despite intense chemotherapy, the cancer spread and in January was told the cancer was terminal
Determined to make the most of her time left, Donna set about organising a fundraiser which would provide an opportunity for her to see many friends and family for the last time. The event on June 5 raised more than £1,600 which was split between the breast cancer charity BUST and Dyslexia Action, two organisations close to her heart. Almost 200 people supported it.
Donna’s sister-in-law Tracey Fowler said: “Donna was determined everyone would have a brilliant time.
“It was fun and laughter all the way with no hint of the underlying reason for the event. Despite the pain she was in Donna danced and made sure she chatted to as many people as possible. Even people unknown to the family turned up to support the event. It was an amazing party.”
The funeral will be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Monday at 3.30pm. There will be family flowers only and Donna’s wish was for anyone wanting to make a donation in her memory to do so privately to a charity of their choice.