A teenager battled in vain to save her mother’s life when she collapsed after suffering a suspected heart attack.
Gillian Wilson – wife of well known Aberdeen businessman Mike Wilson – was with her 14-year-old daughter Rebecca when she was taken ill.
The 46-year-old, who married her husband just six months ago, was also treated by medics but they were unable to revive her.
Last night, Mr Wilson said he was “immensely proud” of Rebecca and described his wife as the “love of his life”.
The couple had a three-year-old daughter together, Charlotte, as well as five more children between them from previous relationships.
Mr Wilson said his wife, who he described as the “most wonderful person” he had ever met, treated them all equally.
He added: “She never saw any difference between the kids, and neither did I. Gill adored children and was the perfect mother to all the kids.
“Gill was with Rebecca when she collapsed and she acted in an amazing fashion, her mum would have been very proud of her actions.
“Gill put love, time and laughter into the children and we will see her in them every day.”
Mrs Wilson was well known in the Granite City for her involvement with the Epic Group, which her husband set up in 1991.
As well as owning a number of pubs and clubs in the area, including the Monkey House, Prohibition and the Priory, the company also organised trips to Old Trafford for north-east Manchester United fans.
Thousands of them made the journey to the “Theatre of Dreams” every year to watch matches and rub shoulders with players and coaching staff at exclusive functions.
Mrs Wilson was heavily involved in organising the jaunts, and the idea was so successful it expanded to include trips to other sporting events, such as the Grand National, the Ryder Cup and the World Cup.
And Mr Wilson said she made a lasting impression on the thousands of people who made the journey to watch Manchester United in action.
He added: “Prior to Charlotte’s arrival, Gill was the mainstay in flights running to Old Trafford from Aberdeen.
“Her charm and charisma will be forever remembered by those fans travelling.”
The couple met through friends and were married at the city’s five-star Marcliffe Hotel.
Mr Wilson said: “How life can go on without Gill is unimaginable.
“Every day we will talk of Gill, and every day our daughter Charlotte will hear her mummy’s name, we will miss her and dream of the day we meet her again.
“Gill was a vibrant, caring and compassionate person. She was the most wonderful person I have ever met.
“Beauty is said to be only skin deep. Gill was the exception to that rule, she was also beautiful inside.”
Mrs Wilson went to West End Primary and Elgin Academy and her parents Dorothy and Bill still stay in Elgin.
She graduated in maths from Aberdeen University.
She had a sister, Judith, and was an “adored” aunty.
As well as three-year-old Charlotte, and 14-year-old Rebecca, Mrs Wilson also leaves behind the couple’s children, Alice 19, Sophie, 17, Robyn, 15, and Ramsay, 12.