A WIFE has spoken of her ‘superman’ husband’s brave two-year battle with cancer which saw him die last year.

Chris Greenwood, who lived in Darwen, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in late 2016.

Despite numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and operations, the cancer spread and Chris was diagnosed with a brain tumour which was removed in July last year.

He was later told he had cancer of the spine and back and multiple brain tumours had returned, with Chris losing his battle against the disease aged 63 at East Lancashire Hospice on December 19 last year.

His wife Ruth has now told of how her husband would always put a brave face despite his grave situation.

She said: “He was my superman.

“The last two years have been like a rollercoaster of emotions.

“He didn’t complain and nothing seemed to faze him.

“He always put a brave face on things and never moaned about his condition or his long-term prognosis.

“He was so brave.”

The couple enjoyed regular walks and completed two of three peaks - vowing to return to Scafell Pike to complete the challenge together but the pair never got the time together to do it.

Now Ruth is asking for people to join her for a hike up Scafell Pike in April in memory of her husband.

She will be leading the hike up the highest mountain in England, which measures 978m above sea level - on Saturday, April 20 this year.

The walkers will set off from the National Trust Car park at Wasdale Head at 10am and Ruth is asking for people to join her and make a £10 donation to East Lancashire Hospice – where Chris was cared for before he died.

The group will also be carrying his ashes on the day and will be raising a glass at the top.

She said: “We have had both climbed Ben Nevis and Snowdon, so we set ourselves the challenge of fulfilling the Three Peaks together, Unfortunately, we didn’t get the time together to do it. We will be carrying Chris’ ashes on the day, and will be raising a glass at the top.

“We want to make as much money as we can for East Lancashire Hospice who cared for him in his final days.”

Ruth said many of their friends and family have already said they will join her for the climb and she has set herself the target of raising a least £500 for the charity.

She said: “The more the merrier. Anyone is welcome to come and join us and help us to raise money for the hospice.

“The care he received was incredible and all the staff were so lovely.

“They didn’t just care for Chris, they cared for me and our friends and family too.

“They gave Chris his dignity when he was dying. “Every single person there is worth their weight in gold.”

She added on her fundraising page: “Chris was so strong and remained positive at all times. Chris enjoyed the outdoors especially walking. We even walked up Ben Nevis when Chris was still undergoing treatment, nothing fazed him. “

For more information on the fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/r-holden2