A joiner who was “dignified to the end” of his fight against liver cancer has died at the age of 53.
Iain Peter, from Wormit, was given eight months to live in December.
However, the lifelong tradesman resolved to make the most of his time left by travelling, getting married and running his building firm in between treatments on Ward 32 at Ninewells.
His wife Wendy, a D&A College lecturer, says Iain had been determined not to let his cancer diagnosis define him.
Wendy, 58, said: “He never complained. He wanted to carry on as normal and he worked right to the end.
“There can’t be a house in Tayport, Newport, Wormit or Cupar that hasn’t had something repaired by him.
“His dignity was very important to him and he was dignified to the end. He died last Wednesday.
“We started saying to him in his bed: just go, don’t be scared, go and see Linda – that’s his sister, who he lost 15 years ago.
“After about 20 minutes, he was away to see her. I believe in that sort of thing.”
Following his diagnosis, Iain and Wendy set out to create lasting memories – and they started by getting married.
The pair were wed on Valentine’s Day. They’d been a couple for a few years and their self-written vows reduced the registrar to “blubbering” tears.
Wendy added: “It was the same registrar I saw when I went to register his death, but it was actually lovely to see her again.”
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Born in Newport, Iain went to Wormit Primary and attended Madras College.
He started working at 16 and became self-employed at 20, starting a building firm.
In 2001, he began building his own home, the Pier House, overlooking Woodhaven Harbour, completing it in 2004.
A keen motorbike enthusiast, he was a staple of local Scottish Classic Motorcycle Club meets.
The club is asking local bikers to join a procession from the Pier House on St Fort Road to Dundee Crematorium on Wednesday at 11.45am, ahead of the funeral service at 12.30pm.
Wendy, who raised nearly £5,000 for Ward 32 in last month’s Kiltwalk, said: “Iain would have loved that.”