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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Tributes to a doting mum

A COMMUNITY left devastated after the sudden death of a 35-year-old doting mother will today celebrate her life.

Mark Watson found his wife Angela dead on the kitchen floor shortly after the couple got up to open up their bakery.

Mrs Watson, who had gone into the kitchen to put the kettle on, had suffered from ischaemic heart disease – a condition she had no idea she had.

The keen mountain biker has been described by her family as a doting mum-of-one who was totally dedicated to her husband and son.

Mrs Watson’s mother-in-law, Betty Wilson, has been stopping with her son since he made the tragic discovery at the Village Bakery, in Greenodd.

Mrs Wilson said: “She had been a bit unwell during the night and had a cough, but that was it. She had absolutely no idea she had this condition, and the doctors have said there was nothing anyone could have done.

“Mark got up to bake and she came down a little while after. He saw the light go on in the kitchen and thought she was making a brew, but she didn’t come out so he went in and found her dead on the floor.”

The couple’s son Callum will turn three at the end of March. Mrs Wilson said her daughter-in-law was a “doting mum”.

Mrs Wilson said: “It’s so sad, Angie only had three years with Callum. She was a very doting mum and he was very close to her.”

Members of the community said Mrs Watson’s death last Friday was a “tragic waste”.

Low Furness councillor, Janet Willis, who was friends with Mrs Watson, said the village was devastated by her death.

Cllr Willis, 49, said: “We both own shops in the village and she used to come over and have a chat, occasionally bringing some of her leftover cakes.

“It was such a shock, you just can’t believe something like this could happen to someone of that age.

“It doesn’t seem five minutes since they got married or had Callum. He’s such a lively little boy and Angela doted on him. Her death has devastated the entire village, it’s such a tragic waste.”

Ship Inn landlord, Stuart Webster, said: “I knew Angela from having gone in the bakery to get bread. It’s so sad, I’m so sorry for her husband and young son, it’s such a shock.”

Mr and Mrs Watson had been together since they were 20 and moved to Greenodd 11 years ago.

The couple married in 2007 and Mrs Watson, who was originally from Glasgow, gave birth to their son Callum three years ago.

Yesterday was their fourth wedding anniversary.

A service to celebrate Mrs Watson’s life will take place today at Penny Bridge Church at 3pm.

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