A loving mum-of-three who was fighting cancer has died just weeks after her husband lost his own battle with the disease.
Karen Stewart passed away peacefully aged 36 on Friday after her third lengthy battle with cancer.
Her partner and father to her three kids Edward, 42, died of pancreatic cancer in August, reports Irish Mirror .
Ed, from Dublin, started feeling unwell at the start of the year . Family and friends thought he was suffering from stress after Karen’s third cancer diagnosis.
But he found out he had the incurable disease in May.
The couple leave behind 10-year-old Keeva, Finn, aged eight, and Erin, four.
Before her death, Karen urged people to get check-ups.
“If you have pain, go get it checked, if you have a lump get it checked. It might be nothing but could be something. Don’t leave it until it’s too late.
“If you have a pain, especially if you have it weeks, you should seek medical advice. And if you don’t get relief straight away just go private, it costs around €250, and you get the results faxed to your doctor that day, that is how my husband found out.
“We had been putting it down to a suspected heart attack he had in February of this year,” Karen told RSVP Magazine.