June 27, 2022

A Couple who put off their wedding day for eleven yrs got hitched 3 days before the bride tragically passed absent. 

Ben and Jen Cooper acquired engaged in 2010 but retained putting back again their marriage day because of to operate, relatives losses and possessing 3 little ones collectively. 

The couple last but not least managed to tied the knot past thirty day period in the Severn Hospice in Telford, Shropshire, just days just before Jen handed absent subsequent a battle with most cancers. 

Newly wed Ben and Jen Cooper
Ben and Jen had the ceremony in Severn Hospice in Telford, Shropshire, previous thirty day period.                                   (C) Ben Cooper

Final yr Jen, 43, had celebrated 5 several years of being cancer totally free soon after subsequent cure for breast most cancers.

Months afterwards, just just before lockdown, the maths teacher was diagnosed with most cancers all over again just after she learned a new lump beneath her armpit.

The mum-of-five commenced a new battle with the sickness but tragically passed absent peacefully on November 20 with husband Ben, 34, by her facet.

The couple introduced their marriage working day, which was planned for November 27, ahead just after Jen’s wellness deteriorated so the beloved mum could have her unique working day.

Talking now Ben, from Newport, Shropshire, said: “There was just us, Jen’s mother and two witnesses.

“We performed Bon Jovi for Jen, received her in her dress, and experienced some bubbly. 

“It was best. The nurses hung Jen’s dress up in her space so she could appear at it when she was in bed. 

“The kids were so fired up about the marriage I was fearful about coming house and telling them we’d bought married and that they hadn’t been capable to be there, but they have been just so pleased for us. 

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“One pleased detail to arrive from the arrangements for the primary wedding day is that the 27th is heading to be turned into a mega birthday bash for my girls, who all have their birthdays before Xmas.”

Jen experienced two kids with her ex-partner and soon after conference Ben went on to have a few much more kids.

Ben said: “The community has also extremely kindly donated to a Just Providing web site for the wedding day prices and they have stored issues open up for a fund to enable me and the children remain afloat. 

Jen Cooper trying her wedding dress
Jen tragically passed just three times right after the wedding.                                                                             (C) Ben Cooper

“I had no strategy how I would get 5 children by way of Christmas and 3 birthdays when my salary will hardly include the bills on my very own, the donations will enable me make absolutely sure that their to start with birthday/Christmas without mum is as joyful as can be. 

“My a single daughter even insisted on sporting her marriage ceremony costume to college for children in need of a non-uniform working day.

“Her last moments ended up with me holding her hand. I explained to her that I cherished her and the kids liked her. 

“The film that had been playing in the history experienced just concluded and I unhappy to the nurse ‘I can not imagine the final movie she’ll ever observe is Large Momma’s House’, a stupid joke to break the stress and the nurse and I laughed. 

“Then I found that her upper body wasn’t shifting and questioned the nurse to examine and she’d absent. 

“So both the previous issue she heard was ‘The young ones like you’ or one more silly comment from me. I feel Jen would have been delighted with both. 

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“I stayed with her for a when, holding her hand and conversing to her whilst my mate arrived to select me up. 

“Then I gave her one final kiss and reported ‘Good evening Beach’ (her nickname from me), and I went household to the young ones.”

Ben shared a photo of the pair immediately after their nuptials on Twitter two times Jen handed away, composing: “I ultimately married the enjoy of my existence on Wednesday. 

“Not the day we had prepared but remarkable. 

“I’m heartbroken that this marriage will be counted in days not many years. Really don’t put points off, convey to the people today you adore that you love them now.” 

The submit has now gathered more than 99,800 likes, 4,500 retweets and 2,000 likes from customers who shared their congratulations.

@laurencorbett80 wrote: “Congratulations your wife appears attractive. I am so sorry your time collectively will be brief. 

“I have no thought why existence is so cruel occasionally.”

@bl0gt0wn1978 claimed: “A gorgeous bride in a beautiful costume. I’m sorry lifestyle has been so cruel to you.”