A husband has paid tribute to his wife as “one of God’s wonderful people” following her sudden death while on her best friend’s hen do in Spain.
Brett Beaumont, of Bolster Moor, described his wife Natalie as the kindest person he had ever met and said she was loved by everyone who knew her.
Natalie, 31, died in hospital in Malaga in the early hours of last Thursday morning following a routine operation to drain a tooth abscess.
Family members have yet to be told the cause of her death.
Brett paid tribute to his wife of five years, saying: “Everybody who knew her loved her. She was a wonderful step-mum to my daughter Lucy.
“We were not just husband and wife, we were best friends. We spent time travelling together and at the Scape House pub up the road where everybody loved her.”
He said Natalie was always smiling. “She had just so much love for everyone and never had a bad word to say about anyone. I loved her more than life itself. She was just a wonderful person.”
Friends and family are still trying to piece together how and why Natalie deteriorated so rapidly after she had attended A&E in Spain with tooth pain on the fourth day of the hen do.
She and a group of 10 friends had earlier enjoyed a boat trip and karaoke while staying at a villa to celebrate the impending wedding of Sam Thompson, from Cowlersley.
Natalie had organised the hen do and was Sam’s maid of honour.
Sam said: “She was a big part of my life. I’m absolutely devastated and it’s a massive shock. She planned the hen do, which was perfect. She was the most genuine and caring person, full of life and love, one of those very rare people that you meet.”
Natalie had planned the hen do down to the last detail.
“It was amazing. She put so much care and thought into every little bit. It was spot-on. For her to go on a hen do and not come home is unthinkable,” added Sam. “I don’t know what happened. We are still waiting for the results.”
Natalie’s sister Vicki Field, who was also on the hen do, said: “Natalie was adored by all of her family.”
Brett, speaking from his home, thanked well-wishers for their kind messages, cards and texts.
“Everybody has been fantastic, sending lots of messages and cards,” he said. “I really appreciate every one. It is so nice to see the love that people have shown for her. She was a lovely person and it’s such a tragic loss.”
He has taken solace from kind words from Natalie’s father David.
“He said that he had never seen his daughter happier and that, in our seven years together, she had done more than some people do in a lifetime.”
Brett is now awaiting the return of his wife’s body to Britain, which is being dealt with by insurers. A funeral date has yet to be set.