Couple Married at Hospice Three Days Before Bride Died of Cancer

A pair who had been engaged for 11 years received married in a hospice care facility simply days earlier than the bride died of most cancers.

Jen Cooper, 43, and Ben Cooper, 34, received engaged again in 2010 however postpone getting married for varied causes and had three youngsters within the course of. Jen, who had two youngsters from a earlier marriage, was a mom of 5 who had just lately celebrated 5 years of being breast-cancer free.

But just lately, Jen was identified with most cancers once more. The couple initially deliberate on getting married Nov. 27 however they needed to push it ahead when Jen’s well being shortly deteriorated.

The couple shared an intimate marriage ceremony ceremony Nov. 17 with simply the 2 of them, Jen’s mom, and two witnesses on the hospice heart in Telford, England, the Mirror reported.

“I finally married the love of my life on Wednesday,” Ben tweeted Nov. 19. “Not the day we had planned but amazing. I’m heart broken that this marriage will be counted in days not years. Don’t put things off, tell the people you love that you love them now.”

Jen died Nov. 20 with Ben at her facet. The unique preparations for the Nov. 27 marriage ceremony had been changed into a big birthday celebration for the couple’s three daughters who all have upcoming birthdays.

Newsweek reached out to Ben Cooper however didn’t obtain remark in time for publication.

In October, Newsweek reported on a pair that was engaged for 10 years earlier than the 2 determined to get married.

But when Ann Ruddock, 56, was identified with mind and lung most cancers in September and discovered she had about two weeks left to reside, she determined to marry her fiance Keith Pearce on Oct. 21.

Doctors had initially advised Ruddock she had about 4 to 6 months to reside, however her prognosis shortly modified.

With the assistance of the hospice workers and a nonprofit group that helps {couples} going through severe or terminal sickness get married, a marriage was organized for the couple in simply 48 hours.

A Married Couple with Flowers
Jen Cooper and Ben Cooper had been engaged for 11 years however saved laying aside their marriage ceremony. But when Jen was advised her most cancers was again, the 2 determined to get married instantly.
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Pearce and Ruddock had been collectively for 12 years and met after they each went by means of divorces.

“When I found out about Ann’s unexpectedly short prognosis and their wish to get married, I was determined to do all I could to help them,” Jackie Murray, a social employee on the hospice heart, advised ITV.

Everything together with a marriage gown, cake, meals, and flowers had been donated by native distributors for the marriage.

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