Tragedy as father and daughter die within 3 weeks of each other – Love is stronger than death
A father and his daughter died within three weeks leaving a painful vacuum in their families. Tony Courtney died of a sudden heart attack on December 14 last year after discovering his daughter Angela Courtney was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Angela died of pancreatic cancer three weeks after her father Tony passed away of a heart attack. She was hailed as friendly and funny by her sister Beverly Jeffreys who also added that she was kind-hearted to people.
Electrician Tony, left behind his wife Christine Courtney, 68, and three children Tony, 49, Bootsy, 46, and Beverley, 43, according to Manchester Evening News.
Angela, who died on January 3 left behind her lover John and her six-year-old son Jonny.
Beverley Jeffreys, Tony’s bereaved daughter believed the father died of heartbreak following the terrible news of her daughter who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“We kind of believe he died of a broken heart because he just couldn’t see her die. We like to take that comfort that he died before her because he couldn’t take anymore.
Angela was honestly one of the most kind-hearted people, she was just a beautiful soul. Nobody could say a bad word about her. She was kind, friendly, funny and just lived for her family,” the grieving young lady said.
A joint funeral service was held at St Columba’s Church, Huyton, on January 17 for both family members.