Family’s grief at death of Nathan, 27

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A DONCASTER dad has died at the age of 27 after fighting a battle against cancer.

Nathan Latibeaudiere fought lymphoma for three years, enduring four relapses, before he died.

Now his devastated family are raising money in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research – and Armthorpe residents have already pledged thousands of pounds to charity in his memory.

Nathan’s partner Lucy Gardiner, of Doncaster Road, Armthorpe, said the couple’s five-year-old son Leo was helping her to cope with the loss.

She said: “It has left a big void in our lives. He fought it for the last three years but, after four relapses, the last time was just too much for him.

“Nathan’s beautiful family have been incredible. Everyone is helping each other through it.

“We’ve all lost someone special.

“Our little five-year-old son Leo is getting me through, and he has an idea what has happened.

“He knows that daddy has gone to heaven.”

Lucy said the tributes left on Facebook for Nathan – a plumber, and former pupil at The Armthorpe School – showed just how much everybody loved him.

A fundraising page has been set up by Nathan’s mum Alison Megahy to raise cash for cancer charites, and to thank the staff at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire and Weston Park hospitals for their work during her son’s treatment.

She wrote: “Nathan has left a huge hole in our lives but he will live on in our hearts forever.”

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Nathan died on August 29.

Mourners at the funeral at Rose Hill Crematorium were asked to wear yellow and green in honour of his Jamaica shirt which he loved.