Husband’s touching tribute to wife who died three days after fairytale wedding

2018-05-14 15:00
William and Katie. (Katie-Louise Sutterby via Facebook)

William and Katie. (Katie-Louise Sutterby via Facebook)

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A grieving husband paid a heartfelt tribute to his wife of just three days after she died following a short battle with cancer.

Katie Sutterby, 29, who lived in Essex, England, tragically passed away five weeks after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, reports The Sun.

Her devastated husband William Arnold described Katie, who was a primary school teacher, as an "amazing" and "lively" person.

"She was a fantastic teacher and she loved her job," William told Essex Live.

"She was amazing, so dedicated. All the kids’ parents came to her funeral even parents of children she taught the term before.

"She was the most fun and lively person with a great sense of humour. She had a lot of friends and quite a big family.

"We were always doing things like seeing DJs and going to festivals. She was just really exuberant and so beautiful.

"I’m so proud I got to call her my wife. We all loved her so much. She was our world."

In July last year, Katie began experiencing indigestion-like symptoms which doctors at first thought was gallstones.

But after numerous x-rays, tests and scans were done, Katie and her husband were told the devastating news that she had bowel cancer, which had spread to her liver.

"We were told the next day she had bowel cancer and that it had already spread to her liver. We were just in complete shock but Katie stayed amazingly strong and positive.

"We thought we would try and do something nice so we went away for the weekend. However, a few days later Katie had to go back to see the consultant and she was told the cancer was terminal.

"They said she probably only had months or a year at the most. We were of course all completely devastated," says a heartbroken William.

Then and there, Will decided to propose to the school teacher and the pair organised their wedding in just two weeks.

Will and Kate said "I do" in a breath-taking ceremony in August last year.

"It was amazing to do it in the time we had. She looked beautiful. I didn’t think she was going to have the energy to keep going for as long as she did, but we danced all night and she chatted to everyone.

"It was a perfect day and she had a great time with all her family and friends."

After the fairytale wedding, Katie’s health quickly deteriorated and she died three days later.

The school where Katie worked recently paid tribute to the young teacher by creating a little garden in her honour.

"The children enjoyed coming to the opening of the garden and understood what it was about.

"It's something very positive because it's about somebody who made a positive contribution to their lives."


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