A WIDOW whose husband died just three days before Christmas has spoken of how she will remember him this year.

Maureen and Glyn Davies had been in a relationship for nearly four decades when they finally tied the knot in front of family and friends at Penarth’s Marie Curie hospice in November 2016.

Maureen, 76, has been speaking to the Penarth Times as we support Marie Curie’s Pay for a Day of care at the hospice campaign for this Christmas Day.

Mr Davies had been asking Maureen to marry him for most of the 36 years they had been together when she finally said yes last autumn.

The whole family got involved, with the ceremony looking out onto the coast in the newly refurbished day therapy unit.

Mr Davies had been staying at the hospice to receive symptom control for his prostate cancer, which he had lived with since 2012.

Mrs Davies praised the staff at the hospice for the care they gave to both of them.

She said: “Every time I arrived, they always used to give me a cup of tea and would make you feel welcome. The atmosphere in there was amazing. There was no rushing around, it was so calm and easy going.”

Mr Davies said they tried to keep Christmas Day as normal as they could adding: “We had a snowman sat at the table where Glyn would have sat. We poured him a glass of wine and all said cheers to him. This year will be hard but we will try to do the same. We’ve made a memorial area in the garden and we’ve put a Christmas tree there because he loved decorating at Christmas.”

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