A heartbroken Moray man has paid tribute to his “generous and loving” wife who died of breast cancer five months after they married.
Lorna Snape, who lived in Keith, worked for North East Community Care where she cared for adults with disabilities for more than 10 years.
Mrs Snape was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and, after an operation, was given the all clear.
However, in January this year the 61-year old was told by doctors that the cancer had returned and heartbreakingly, she only had eight weeks to live.
Within a month of the bombshell, she and her partner Ken got married at The Royal Hotel surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers.
Three years earlier she had suffered the tragedy of losing her daughter – so the pair decided to raise money for two charities close to their hearts instead of accepting gifts on their special day.
The generosity shown by guests at their wedding helped the pair raise £2,050 for Moray Diabetes Group and £2,050 for League of Friends of Turner Memorial Hospital.
Mr Snape described his wife as “generous” and “loved by everyone”.
Mr Snape said:” She was massively loved by the people she worked for and people who she worked with.
“She just loved everybody as well.
“Every single day of my six years with her was all fun and what a lovely girl she was.
“Our daughter Laura, who died three years ago, had diabetes and Moray Diabetes Group used to teach her how to eat with a blindfold because she was turning blind.
“The charity were brilliant with her and our family.
“It was my wife’s wishes and the generosity of people that have looked after us the last six months has been so good.
“It was important that the money stayed up here and go to people who supported us like the Turner Memorial Hospital in Keith.
“All the money was raised from our wedding as we didn’t want any gifts.”
Mrs Snape was a fan of horse racing and loved going on holidays.
He added: “We were going on holidays three or four times a year. I enjoyed every moment with her and we always had fun.
“The generosity has been so totally overwhelming.”