Hipperholme mum battled cancer for 12 years

Nicola Scrimshaw with husband Andrew.
Nicola Scrimshaw with husband Andrew.

A mum-of-two has lost her long battle with breast cancer.

Nicola Scrimshaw was diagnosed aged 26, when her children Bradley and Ria were just three and four-years-old.

Her husband, Andrew, paid tribute to the 38-year-old saying she was a “force to be reckoned with.”

“She fought a battle not a fight,” he said.

“There was only a two-year period where she thought everything was clear then after that it was constant check-ups and treatment.

“But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Nicola was so upbeat and just got on with life. She was so strong all the way through.

“The children were a big motivation for her to get better. She adjusted her chemotherapy sessions around the children’s birthdays so she was well enough to enjoy them.

“She was such a strong character, bubbly, and larger than life for such a tiny person.

“She was my best mate and my soulmate.”

Nicola, of Hipperholme, was born in Hebden Bridge.

She worked as a nanny and for Calderdale Council Social Services.

Her funeral was held at St Matthew’s Church, Lightcliffe, last Friday and the family asked for donations on behalf of Breast Cancer Care.