Beloved Wilmington Dog Groomer Passes Away After Battle with Brain Tumour

Beloved Wilmington Dog Groomer Passes Away After Battle with Brain Tumour

Beloved Wilmington dog groomer loses battle with brain tumour

The Wilmington community is mourning the loss of a beloved dog groomer who passed away after a short battle with a grade 4 brain tumour.

Dianne Cooper, a former air stewardess and owner of Di’s Top n Tails Dog Grooming and doggy day care business, was known for her kind and sympathetic nature. She was a familiar face in the village, often stopping to chat with residents and their furry companions.

Dianne’s health struggles began last June when she started experiencing constant headaches and tingling in her fingers and toes on one side of her body. After being dismissed by multiple doctors, she collapsed and took herself to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumour.

Despite undergoing surgery, Dianne’s condition continued to deteriorate and she was left paralysed and unable to speak. She passed away on April 21 at the age of 59, less than a year after her diagnosis.

Her daughter, Shannon, remembers her mother as a strong and adventurous woman who loved to travel. Dianne worked for British Airways and often took Shannon on trips around the world. Even after retiring, the two continued to travel together, with their most recent trip being a three-month journey through Africa.

Dianne’s love for dogs was also a major part of her life. She ran her dog grooming business for seven years and was well-known for her love and dedication to all animals. She was also an active member of the Wilmington community, participating in running events and regularly volunteering as a marshal.

Shannon has requested that those attending her mother’s funeral wear colorful clothing, as Dianne was known for her vibrant personality and never owned anything black. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dogs Trust, ellenor hospice, and Blue Bird Care, who provided care for Dianne in her final months.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 14, and Shannon has invited anyone who knew Dianne to join the procession from The Close to St Michael and All Angels Church. Dianne will be deeply missed by the community, but her kind and compassionate spirit will always be remembered.

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