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Aylesbury woman who you helped with dream wedding passes away

Aylesbury woman who you helped with dream wedding passes away

Published by Dan Gooding at 1:14pm 20th August 2019. (Updated at 1:19pm 20th August 2019)

The family and friends of a woman from Aylesbury have thanked the community for creating the special day she wanted.

Sharon Berry sadly passed away because of complications due to her cancer a few weeks ago.

But at Christmas the mum-of-two had her dream wedding thanks to your help, after we first shared her story last October.

Her friend Paula told us it was overwhelming:

"Hundreds of people got involved, people who didn't know her.

"Without them, the day would not have happened, because Shaun had given up work to care for Sharon, she couldn't work because she was too poorly.

"So without the community, the wedding would not have taken place in the way that it did."

Sharon & Shaun Berry
Sharon & Shaun on their wedding day

Sharon and Shaun had found love for the second time in their lives and having this wedding day was a way to create some beautiful memories for each other and their family.

Despite the difficult time, Sharon's husband, Shaun, also wanted to speak to Aylesbury and say how she is inspiring the family to carry on:

"Sharon would want everyone to be strong, she would want us to carry on.

"Her nickname was Wonder Woman because she was so strong and was thinking of others right up until the last moment."

For example, she had left present bags for Shaun and their children, as well as lists of numbers and direct debits for him to cancel or sort because she wanted him to be prepared.

Sharon & Shaun Berry
Aylesbury gave the couple their special day

Sharon was laid to rest a few days ago and she had even planned her funeral, with music from their wedding day and poetry she had written featuring in the service and a disco for everyone to have fun afterwards.

Paula told us Sharon also planned this story:

"Sharon wanted the listeners updated on what had happened.

"She was just so giving to the last moment. She wanted everyone else to be happy, she wasn't thinking about herself.

"As long as her children were happy, her family, her friends, then that's all she wanted."

Shaun and Paula paid tribute to Florence Nighingale Hospice for their amazing support in Sharon's last few weeks.

You can find out more about Sharon and her journey over on her Facebook page.

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