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Mum's tribute as Blackburn man dies at just 37

Lancashire Telegraph: Craig Snape Craig Snape

A ‘PERFECT son’ who was told by doctors he had six months to live died just two weeks after receiving the devastating news.

Craig Snape, 37, was suffering from terminal bowel cancer which had spread to the lining of his stomach when he died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Family and friends have paid tribute to the ‘fun-loving’, ‘out-going’ man, who lived in Orchard Street, Great Harwood.

A technical manager at Wardle Storeys, in Blackburn, Craig enjoyed listening to music, football, and travelling, and had spent 18 months living in Thailand before being diagnosed with cancer.

He was a proud godparent to Tom Kenyon and Seth Ormerod.

He spent his last week at the East Lancashire Hospice before being transferred to hospital. He died last Thursday. His mum Vivian Evans, 61, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, praised staff and said her son would be remembered as a popular man who would be sorely missed.

She said: “This was the second time he had had it.

“He had had scans and some chemotherapy, but they stopped it and they said he was improving a bit but then, all of a sudden, he got worse.

“The staff at the hospital were marvellous. They were wonderful and they made it all a bit easier.

“He really got on famously with his stepdad David. They were very close. His dad Michael died when he was 50.

“He also had an awful lot of brilliant friends. Craig was the best son I could ever wish for.”

Craig’s funeral will be held at St Hubert’s with St Wulstan’s Church, Great Harwood, at 10.30am on Friday, October 19. Donations will be made to East Lancashire Hospice.

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5:22pm Mon 15 Oct 12

cathedral citi says...

Bless you young man! It's terrible that you have been taken away at the prime of your life..... I hope your mum keeps her chin up, and I'm sure you'll always be in her memories, and in that of your countless friends.

RIP
Bless you young man! It's terrible that you have been taken away at the prime of your life..... I hope your mum keeps her chin up, and I'm sure you'll always be in her memories, and in that of your countless friends. RIP cathedral citi
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5:28pm Mon 15 Oct 12

golazzo says...

Such a shame. What did he ever do wrong to get the dreaded C.. Yet scumbags heroine users abuse their body's and live to fight another day

R.I.P
Such a shame. What did he ever do wrong to get the dreaded C.. Yet scumbags heroine users abuse their body's and live to fight another day R.I.P golazzo
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6:36pm Mon 15 Oct 12

speaks the facts says...

R.I.P Snape . Only met you a couple of times .The last one at the christening and you were a real nice guy .
God bless.
R.I.P Snape . Only met you a couple of times .The last one at the christening and you were a real nice guy . God bless. speaks the facts
  • Score: 3

7:41pm Mon 15 Oct 12

GreatHarwood1 says...

Rip and god bless you snapey, a one in a million, proud to call ourselves your friend, you will be missed so much. Keep up the party in the sky. Loads of love ... The caulfields x x x
Rip and god bless you snapey, a one in a million, proud to call ourselves your friend, you will be missed so much. Keep up the party in the sky. Loads of love ... The caulfields x x x GreatHarwood1
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