Heartbreak as 'kind and devoted' mum dies just one month after complaining of stomach ache

Becky with son Evan
Becky with son Evan -Credit:Evans Family

A Yorkshire mum has died just one month after falling ill with stomach pains, leaving her family ‘distraught’ and ‘shocked’ by her rapid decline.

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Evans, 35, leaves behind two children, Evan, 10, and Freddie, six, after she died on Sunday, May 5. The Barnsley mum had been experiencing ‘stomach pains’ for a month before she died.

Her family says she was coping well with her illness - the detail of which the family have asked Yorkshire Live not to publish - and had intended to go on a family caravan holiday on the weekend of her death. Her health rapidly declined in the week leading up to the trip, however, and she lost the ability to walk in the days leading up to her tragic death.

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The popular mother-of-two lived in Hoyland with her partner Scott and their kids. The hard-working mum was a manager at The Range, in The Peel Centre, for about 15 years. Her death comes just five months after her mother Maureen died of cancer in December, so it’s been a particularly tough year for Becky’s family.

Becky Evans was a hardworking mum -Credit:Evans Family
Becky Evans was a hardworking mum -Credit:Evans Family

The popular mum has been praised for her kind nature and lively personality, and for being a dedicated mum to her two young boys. Fighting back the tears, her dad Adrian said: “Becky was so bubbly and kind. If anyone asked her for something, she’d be there at a drop of a hat, anytime.

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"She’d do anything for anybody, she was just that kind of person. Becky was just lovely. We’ve been absolutely distraught. We just can’t believe it. She was only 35 and this comes five months after her mum. It was such a shock.”

Sister-in-law Carey Evans said: “Becky was full of life, a real joker and always taking the mick out of everybody.

Becky with Evan, Freddie and Scott -Credit:Evans Family

"She knew everybody, she was just lively and she liked football and just being friendly and chatty. She liked her wind-ups. Becky loved her kids and worked hard to provide for them.

“It’s been a massive shock. On the Monday before she was fine, and then she just became ill really quickly. Before we could get any answers, she passed away. We’re just trying to support her kids and Scott the best we can.”

Carey and Becky’s aunt Pat have launched a fundraiser help Scott, Evan and Freddie out during this difficult time. If you can help, you can donate here.