A family have spoken of their heartbreak after a mum-of-five with terminal cancer died just hours before she was due to marry her soulmate.
Jennie Cameron, 32, from Mid Craigie, lost her battle with the disease on the same day she was due to wed fiance Francis Yule.
What was meant to be an afternoon wedding reception at the Ambassador Bar in Clepington Road instead became a celebration of her life, as the family gathered to toast the tragic mum.
Despite not exchanging vows, Jennie had still taken Francis’ surname in place of her maiden name of Cameron.
And heartbroken Francis, 28, revealed he slipped the wedding ring on Jennie’s finger shortly after her death.
“Jennie was far stronger than me throughout all of this,” he said.
“I sometimes joked she was made of steel.
“She had come home on Friday from Ninewells. Jennie was scheduled to go down to the Apex with her bridesmaids on the Friday, but she wasn’t up to it.”
Jennie’s health deteriorated in the early hours of Saturday and she was taken back to Ninewells Hospital, where she died a short time later.
Francis said: “Jennie was my soulmate. Although we didn’t get to celebrate the day as we had planned, it will always be our wedding day.
“The one comfort I think all the family have is that Jennie is now at peace.
“She is no longer in pain, she was such a strong warrior throughout.
“As a family everyone has come together, we will ensure that her children never forget how strong she has been throughout this ordeal.”
Her stepfather, Brian Lyndsey, said: “Unfortunately Jennie never got to see the venue.
“There was a moment at Ninewells where her and Francis exchanged rings.
“We had initially cancelled the wedding venue, but we decided to have a celebration in Jennie’s memory.”
Jennie had revealed the devastating news in July that the illness was terminal.
Despite being given the all-clear from cervical cancer about 10 weeks earlier, the disease had come back and spread to her liver, lungs, lymph nodes and bones.
Brian said: “After she had been given the all-clear at Easter time from cervical cancer we were all delighted. Within two weeks she developed a cough, she was back and forward to the doctors.
“She was getting antibiotics, within 10 weeks she is getting told it was terminal, we were all absolutely devastated.”
He said the family had been “overwhelmed” by the way friends, relatives and strangers had helped to raise money for her to have her “dream wedding” to Francis at the Ambassador Bar.
“It was incredible the way people rallied around to help,” Brian said.
“I know Jennie was an incredibly proud and independent person. She was incredibly grateful to people who had rallied around her.
“Jennie’s memory will live on through her kids, we can all see features of Jennie in her children. Despite all her health issues, she made sure the kids and the family came first.”
Jennie’s funeral will be held next Tuesday at 11.45am at Dundee Crematorium, where friends are invited to wear bright colours.
Jennie is survived by her children Nathan, Kirsten, Aimee, Kayla and Mason.