A WOMAN who lost her husband to cancer sadly lost her own fight with the disease.

Lucy Murray was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in November 2017, less than a year after losing husband, Frank, to bowel cancer.

After being diagnosed with the terminal disease, Lucy, 53 at the time, had one last wish – to get her Ant and Dec obsessed daughter, Sarah, to meet her all-time favourite telly celebrities.

After losing Frank, Lucy dedicated the remainder of her life around Sarah, who has Down’s Syndrome.

With a little help from the Echo, Lucy was able to get Sarah tickets to Britain’s Got Talent where they were able to meet heroes Ant and Dec.

Lucy, born and raised in Billericay, relocated to Retford, Nottingham, with Sarah, after Frank died.

Lucy’s three sons, James, Sean and Wayne, spoke of how she loved her garden and took great pride in it.

James, 30, said: “When Mum moved to her cottage in the countryside, she did it all up and called it Rainbow’s End – she loved rainbows.

“She loved nothing more than to sit in the garden and look at the flowers.

“Mum’s cancer was very aggressive and by the time she was diagnosed, it had already spread.

“It was hard to deal with, and the chemo was hard for her to tolerate. But she wanted to make the most of the last bit she had left.

“She always looked on the bright side of life and she made the most of what she did have.

“Yes, she had some dark times but she said you can’t just sit around – you have to appreciate what you’ve got.”

Lucy was described as a warm-hearted and lively personality, whose sorrow was often expressed in private, while her happiness was shared with everyone.

Lucy was loved by her many friends and respected by everyone who knew her. She had lived abroad, had interesting and unusual jobs, run her own business, appeared on TV for her ‘15 fifteen minutes of fame’ and written a book.

Towards the end of her life, she had found her perfect home at Rainbow’s End, and added the beautiful cottage garden which gave her so much pleasure.

Lucy’s final wish to us all was: “If you see a rainbow, smile and think of me.”