Mark loses brain cancer battle

THE WIFE of a Gainsborough man who has lost his nine year battle against a brain tumour has paid tribute to a ‘proud, brave man who doted on his family and never lost hope’.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 7th June 2012, 2:43 pm

Mark Bannister passed away in hospital with his family by his side on Monday 4th June, aged just 38.

The former soldier had become a well-known face around town, attracting thousands of supporters in his fight to get cancer treatment.

His wife Karen told the Standard: “Mark was such a happy-go-lucky guy. He was in good spirits right until the end.”

Read Karen’s full tribute to her husband in next week’s Gainsborough Standard - out Thursday 14th June.

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