Fam­ily’s heart­break af­ter par­ents’ death

Gen­er­ous strangers help pay for fu­neral af­ter par­ents die 48 hours apart

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A fam­ily which was left heart­bro­ken af­ter a mum and dad died within 48 hours of each other were able to give their par­ents a fu­neral thanks to the gen­eros­ity of strangers.

Sis­ters Si­mona (23) and Sashka (13) were left dev­as­tated when their mum Adri­ana Du­dova and dad Lubo Duda died just a day apart.

Adri­ana had been bat­tling pan­cre­atic cancer for five years when she died on Oc­to­ber 7 — the day af­ter Lubo suf­fered an un­ex­pected car­diac ar­rest.

Si­mona lives with her part­ner, Steven Turner in Peter­bor­ough. and Steven, set up a JustGiv­ing page to raise money for the fam­ily — and they were able to pay for their par­ent’s fu­neral, which was held on Fri­day.

They were aim­ing to raise £6,000 - but hun­dreds of peo­ple pledged money to help, rais­ing more than £9,000.

Writ­ing on his page, Steven said: “Trag­i­cally, we re­cently lost the lives of two great peo­ple. Lubo (45) and Adri­ana (45) were lov­ing and car­ing par­ents and loved by all that had the plea­sure of meet­ing them. They were both taken from this world far too early.”

He added: “Lubo was a strong, kind and brave man that pro­vided for the fam­ily and would have done any­thing for his wife and chil­dren. He was a gen­tle­man, loved by a lot of peo­ple that crossed his path in life.”

The fam­ily are still com­ing to terms with their loss.

Steven said: “Adri­ana had pre­vi­ously been given the all clear for her pan­cre­atic cancer, and Lubo had no pre-ex­ist­ing med­i­cal prob­lems so los­ing both of these amaz­ing peo­ple in such a short space of time has been a mas­sive, mas­sive shock.”

He added: “It has not re­ally sunk in yet. We are all still in shock and it will take a long time to come to terms with what has hap­pened. It has been some com­fort that so many friends, fam­ily and col­leagues have been so kind and gen­er­ous in this time of need.”

The ap­peal is still on­line. To do­nate, visit www.justgiv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/steven-turner-4

Sashka, Adri­ana, Si­mona and Lubo to­gether

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