Gemma with the Twitter handle @GemmaBaggies announced the death of her husband, Chris who passed away on Monday morning, December 9, 2019.
Chris was diagnosed of bowel cancer back in 2016. He fought till he could no longer and died of stage 4 cancer.
Chris and Gemma’s son, Harrison also has T1 diabetes. Despite the whole life threatening conditions and worries that were supposed to soak them with sadness, the family chose to be happy and celebrate every moment of their lives.
Gemma has kept a memorable moment with her family and never let sadness took over joy in their lives. Sadly, Chris passed away.
Gemma took to Twitter to announce the death of Chris,
“My beautiful man died peacefully this morning. He was the most loving husband and devoted dad. Our hearts are broken but we are so grateful for the times that we shared. His memory will live on in our gorgeous son. The world is a darker place without Chris in it,” she wrote.
My beautiful man died peacefully this morning. He was the most loving husband and devoted dad. Our hearts are broken but we are so grateful for the times that we shared. His memory will live on in our gorgeous son. The world is a darker place without Chris in it. pic.twitter.com/WjSb0iTdx9
— Gemma (@Gemmabaggies) December 9, 2019
The death announcement has since been retweeted over a thousand times with over fifty two thousand likes. Chris, Gemma and Harrison undoubtedly shared a great moment.
Oh, Chris. I wake up this morning and I can’t believe that you’re gone. I wish I could read you the comments and show you the impact you have had on this world. An amazing man. You were loved by so many. We miss you so much. I am so proud of you. pic.twitter.com/D9MvxDZioe
— Gemma (@Gemmabaggies) December 10, 2019
A fundraiser page has been created to raise support for Harrison’s future. The message on the page reads below…
My nephew, Harrison, is a beautiful, caring 10 year old little boy.
Unfortunately his dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016. He’s fought like a warrior to this point, but is now in a hospice, seeing out his last days.
Throughout this journey, Harrison has been a beacon of light amongst the darkness. A brave, confident and happy boy, despite everything that’s thrown at him.
I really want Harrison to have the best possible future, and I’m asking you to give whatever you can to help him
To support Harrison’s future, you make follow this [Link]
I know from following Gemmas posts that many of my colleagues will have cared for Chris, and will have brought, and continue to bring support and comfort to Gemma & their Son. Sending lots of love to the family and to my colleagues. Their story has had huge impact on so many xx https://t.co/Htu9zQbG78
— Joanne Hodgetts (@joannechodgetts) December 9, 2019
So sorry to read this news Gemma, RIP Chris ? Remember all the beautiful memories you have made together as a family. God Bless ❤️?
— Jimmy Shan (@Jimmy_shan78) December 10, 2019
Hi Gemma, sad to hear this news from you today, not easy even to share it in your time of Grief, people do care about other people Gemma, and sharing this sad news also brings out the best thoughts from People, be strong for your son and Chris’s memories -Kevin
— Winston the woofer (@kevinyelto) December 10, 2019
Dear Gemma, I’ve been praying for you all these last days. Keeping you both in my prayers and will pray for the repose of the soul of Chris. You all loved each day to fullest, no one could have cared more.x blessings to you at this sad time. Fr Robbie pic.twitter.com/0T3pih0rtr
— Fr. Robbie O’Callaghan (@OurLadyStJosep1) December 9, 2019
Gemma, Harrison & family, I’m struggling to find what to say, as I sit here it is no lie to say I have shed tears, you all and especially Chris have inspired me to be a better person, husband and father. Please take comfort from the fact that you have changed my life. God bless pic.twitter.com/5cL4s3miiT
— Gary Weston (@wezzaboing74) December 9, 2019