THE relatives of Dr Harold Shipman's victims reacted to his death with shock.
Kathleen Wood, whose 83-year-old mother Bessie Baddeley died in 1997, said: "I am not sorry he has gone, but it brings it all back and it stirs it all up for us again.
"I just wish he had been forthcoming and admitted he had done those things - it would have put a lot of people's minds at rest. He won't be missed.
"I have got friends whose relatives were in the same position as my mother and they are not sorry either.
"What he did had ramifications for whole families. It was horrendous.
"My mother was so active at the time and he decided to put an end to her life. That was what upset the family more than anything.
"They were active people doing things for the community."
Mrs Wood, 62, from Hyde, has three children and six grandchildren. She said she felt sorry for Dr Shipman's family.
She said: "When there are children involved, it is awful. It is going to be with them for a very long time and they are going to be very upset.
"He was their father whatever he did and they will still feel sorry."