Mother loses long-term battle with cancer

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THE twin sons of a 44-year-old woman who lost her 12-year battle with cancer have paid tribute to an inspirational ‘angel’.

Deborah Carr, from Bourne Avenue, in Bury St Edmunds, died on Sunday, after more than a decade fighting the disease.

Her 21-year-old sons, Tom and Daryl, said she would be greatly missed.

“Our mum was the most selfless, caring, loving woman. She fought cancer for over 12 years and was always positive and pushing forward to get through so she could be with her family and try and live as normal a life as possible.

“She was an absolute inspiration to all that knew her and she will be missed dearly, but we hope now that she can rest in peace and become the angel that she really is,” said Tom and Daryl.

Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and, after a double mastectomy, she seemed to be on the mend. But she died on June 19 after the cancer spread to her liver and brain.

The much-loved mother was born in Suffolk, and lived in Bury St Edmunds for more than 20 years. She would have been celebrating her 45th birthday next month.

She worked as an inputter at the Bury Free Press, before working in administration at Abbey Labels, in Bury, up until just weeks before she died.

Deborah’s funeral will be held in Thurlow on Wednesday.