“That was what Thorpe Hall gave us – four extra weeks of Julie being Julie. The pain and fear were gone. She’d be the first to admit she wasn’t the easiest person to get along with and at times was, in her words, a ‘diva’ - but she was our Julie in the time she had left.”
Julie, aged 50, died on May 23 at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, with her family holding hands at her bedside. Her sisters Kath and Barbara have now pledged to carry out Julie’s wishes and support Thorpe Hall Hospice.
“Everyone there worked together to give us time with Julie,” said Kath. “It wasn’t easy for them but they persevered and found a way to make the journey Julie was dreading the best it could be. We will always be grateful for that.”