Brave Adele was inspiration to all her loved ones
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Cottingham woman who died after losing her fight with cancer.
Adele Maclean, 46, suffered from lung cancer and inoperable brain tumours.
Supported by friends at The Black Prince pub in The Parkway, Adele fought to the end.
But she died on Monday in Castle Hill Hospital.
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Adele's friend Melanie Parkin, 46, said: "She was just so brave.
"She just fought and fought and she didn't give up.
"Cottingham won't feel like Cottingham for a long time without her."
Adele was rushed back into hospital after suffering violent headaches.
Melanie said: "The tumours had all grown.
"It was like a handful of marbles in her brain. It was full of tumours.
"We got told on Thursday there was nothing they could do and they would be very surprised if she was here at the end of next week."
Melanie said towards the end Adele just wanted to be with her mum.
Her family were too upset to talk last night but asked Melanie to say she was "truly loved".
The Black Prince held two charity days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to help them care for Adele.
The event at The Black Prince, held in spring, raised about £1,500.
The second one was on August 25, when people queued up to do a mobile bungee jump.
Adele made it along to see the hundreds who had turned out to support her.
Melanie said: "She was very poorly then but she stuck it out for as long as she could.
"She was dearly loved by all. She was an inspiration to be around and she never stopped caring about everybody else.
"Even when she was in hospital, she kept asking us if we were alright."
Adele's family was with her to the end.
Along with Melanie, they stayed at her bedside day and night.
Melanie said: "We slept at the hospital until she went.
"In her last conscious state on Saturday she was wanting kisses and cuddles and everything.
"Then she deteriorated on the Sunday."
Adele is survived by her sisters Maggie and Dawn, her brother Iain and mum Brenda.
There will be a service for Adele on Tuesday at 2.15pm at the Haltemprice Crematorium in Willerby.
Friends are welcome to attend. They are asked to wear rugby and football shirts in bright colours.