A COURAGEOUS woman has died following her battle with cancer five years after her husband was paralysed from a bike accident.
In February, Ruthin mother Jo Sinnett,39, was given two years to live after it was found that cancer had developed in her bones.
But Jo passed away on Tuesday, October 15, four days after she got back from Legoland with her husband Chris and six-year-old son Ieuan.
Jo’s friends organised various charity events to raise money for the Sinnett family after Jo said wanted to take her son to Legoland.
The family got back from their three day holiday on Saturday, October 12 but Jo had to be taken to hospital the next day.
Jo’s dad Frank McGillan has paid tribute to his daughter on behalf of Jo’s mum Jackie, brother Phillip and husband Chris.
He said: “She had a great time in Legoland, there was all big smiles.
“She was such a courageous and strong person, she’s had so much courage and bravery over the years.
“It is a very tragic story.”
Jo’s passing is more heartache for husband, Chris, who was left paralysed after fracturing his neck in an off-road accident in November 2008.
Jo and Chris married in the chapel at Gobowen's Orthopaedic Hospital on Valentine's Day in 2009, just months after his accident.
She was diagnosed originally with cervical cancer at Christmas in 2009 and in February this year was told she had terminal cancer after it was found in her bones.
Frank said: “I think a card we received from Jo’s friend sums up how everyone in this area feels about this.
“I can not start to tell you how sorry we all are about Jo’s sudden passing, she faced her problems with such courage and grace, absolutely incredible and humbling.
“We have been in awe of her, of how she has dealt with this situation with very difficult circumstances.”
Jo has worked for Wern Veterinary Surgeons for over a decade, and has worked at both Ruthin and Denbigh practices.
Ruthin practice manager and partner Gwen Evans has known Jo for 12 years and organised a charity night in August to help raise money for the family to go to Legoland.
“We raised about £3,300 in August, we had a good response from the community with donations,” said Gwen.
“People were very kind.
“And thankfully she got to go to Legoland.”
The funeral will be on October 28 at 2.30pm at Wrexham Crematorium.