A HUSBAND is distraught after “the love of his life” died after hitting her head.
An inquest in Huddersfield heard how June Uppadine, of Cheviot Avenue, Meltham, died after knocking her head on the wall.
Doctors had only given the 74-year-old months to live after being diagnosed with a blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.
Loving husband Martin had been helping her to the toilet when she hit her head.
Mrs Uppadine died in hospital later that day from a traumatic haemorrhage.
Coroner Roger Whittaker told the inquest her illness would have contributed to her death.
He recorded Mrs Uppadine’s death on July 29 this year as accidental.
Holding back tears Mr Uppadine told the inquest: “I just wanted to make the best of her illness.
“I just wanted to look after her – I would have done anything for her.”
He said the couple had been married 39 years and were still very much in love.
The former teacher said: “We met quite late on when we were both in our 30s.
“I had enrolled in a night class to learn French and when I went I was absolutely stunned by the teacher – she was beautiful.
“Within a few days of going out we both decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. I loved her so much.”