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My wife, Diane.


When Diane was diagnosed in April/May 2005 the CA125 was greater than 20,000 and increased at one point to 140,000. The oncologist said this made no sense but quoted these figure to her colleagues and nobody could better them (if that is the correct wording!). She was told that she could expect 2-5 years and she made 5 years 8 months. She had many sessions of chemo and in August was told that she’d had enough and decided quality of life was now necessary. She lost her battle on Thursday 12th November dying at home in my arms. She was a true warrior up until the end. From her ever loving husband, Paul.

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Hello Paul

I'm very sorry for your loss. We're here to support anyone affected by ovarian cancer, including partners, family and friends of those diagnosed, so please get in touch with us on 0800 008 7054 or 07503 682 311 or at (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm) if it would help to talk anything through.

If Diane was under the care of the hospital's palliative care team or a hospice, you can also contact them for support. CRUSE Bereavement Care have a helpline, which you can call on 0808 808 1677 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm

, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am - 8pm and weekends 10am - 2pm.

Best wishes

Julia (Ovacome Support)

So sorry for your loss Paul . Sincere condolences.

Rest in peace Diane 🌹

I am desperately sorry for this tragic loss and may Diane now rest in peace and free from all pain and worry.

I very much hope that you'll be blessed with all the strength that you need to take you through those very difficult times.

Paul , I am sorry for your loss. I hope and pray that in time the happy memories you have will give you comfort.

Rest in peace Diane.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Diane she must have been a strong lady and you have obviously supported and loved her throughout. X

Thinking of you at this difficult time xx

So sorry to hear the loss of your beautiful wife Diane. Take comfort in the many happy memories and life you shared together🦋

Sending love and prayers to you Paul and all who have been affected by the loss of Diane....🙏🦋

So sorry to hear of your loss Paul but how lucky Diane was to have your love & support to the end.xx

So very sorry for your loss Paul, sincere condolences to you and your family xx Another Teal Angel has gained her wings xx

So sorry for the loss of your wife who you supported & loved throughout her illness. Hopefully the wonderful memories you have of Diane will help you get through the tough days ahead 🌸

Thoughts and prayers are with you. May Diane rest in peace x

I am so sorry

So so sorry, please accept my sincere condolences.

Christine x

I am sad Paul, but also happy that Dianne was home with you. Please take comfort in that you have done the best for her. Shallow words I know, but but our thoughts are with you and your family.

So sorry to hear your sad news Paul. Diane sounds an amazing lady and you have been an amazing husband supporting her through these tough times. May she rest in peace.

Jo 🌹

Sorry for your loss

Sending love to you and Diane’s family Paul. Another lovely woman gone too soon ❤️

So sorry to hear of your loss Paul. Rest In Peace Diane 🦋

My heart goes out to you Paul ,what a wonderful brave lady , how lovely that she was able to lie in your arms at home when her time came ,that's what I hope for when it's my time, sending love .


Paul, I am so very sorry that you have lost your beloved wife, Diane. My sincere condolences.



I am so sorry

So very sorry to hear of your sad loss Paul. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you. Words seem futile in the face of such sadness but in time hopefully you will be able to find comfort in many wonderful memories of good times with Diane xxx

My sincere condolences Paul xx

Hello Paul

My husband and I are so sad to hear that Diane finally succumbed to this beastly disease. I'm glad she had 5 years and 8 months to enjoy life with you. Take care.

I’m so sorry Paul for the loss of your beautiful wife Diane, I hope that, in time, you are able to look back at the happy times you shared and take some comfort there. This awful disease changes all our lives in so many ways, we here all understand the effect the diagnosis has on both the patient and their support and if you need our support please ask.

Love and hugs of condolences to you Paul and all your loved ones. Another teal angel 🦋❤️XxJane

I’m so deeply sorry for your loss Paul, your lovely wife sounded incredibly brave and strong. I’m glad you were able to hold her as she passed away, a great comfort to her, I’m sure.

The beautiful memories you shared will never be taken from you and will give you comfort to help you through this tough time.

Denise xxxxx

Oh my heart breaks for you, please look after yourself its what she would have wanted. Cant find the words to comfort you. But send our love stay safe. SheilaFxx

So sorry for the loss of your wife, Diane Paul. These losses we have to suffer always brings tears to my eyes. May Diane R.I.P. Gwen

I'm very sorry to hear that, Paul. This day where we decide enough is enough may loom in my (hopefully not too near) future as well, and I hope I will be as brave as Diane when it comes. My condolences, and strength to you and your family. xx. Maus

She must have been an amazing lady! Sincere condolences, Paul - so sorry for your loss. You must have been a wonderful support to her and loved her very much. I hope you are now getting any help you need.


Dear Paul, I am so very sorry for your loss. May Diane Rest In Peace.

So sorry for your loss Paul. Our thoughts are with you. x

So sorry for your loss, Paul. Diane was a true warrior fighting this disease. May the Lord give you peace and comfort. Sincerely, Donna.

So sorry for your loss 🌹

Dear Paul,

Sending you condolences at this time.

May the good memories you shared strengthen you in the coming days.

May she rest in peace. Thoughts with you and your family.

So sad to read about your loss.

I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds as though she was a fighter. I really hope you don't mind me saying but to be in the arms of those who love you most must be the best place to be when such a terrible event happens. I'm so glad you could be with her. I hope you get lots of love and support .

So sorry to hear this Paul.

I’m sure she would’ve felt much comfort that you were holding her in her last moments.

She will live on in your memories.

Rest in peace Diane.

I'm so sorry for your loss but so pleased that you were able to share her last moments together xxx

So sorry for your loss Paul, thinking of you all at this very sad time.

RIP Diane 🦋🦋🦋

So sorry for your loss. I hope you will be able to remember all the good times that you were able to have together. Not easy at this time I suspect.


I am so sorry for your loss, may she rest in eternal peace and be free of any pain.

I’m so very sorry for your loss Paul. What a privilege to be with someone when they pass. It must have been comforting . My thoughts are with you.

Alex ❤️

Sending condolences, Paul. Nothing I can say except at least she went while you had your arms around her and knew she was loved.

Take care.

Candy x

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