Husband heartbroken as pregnant wife and mum-of-three, 36, dies suddenly in bed
A man has told of his heartbreak after his pregnant wife died suddenly in bed.
Laura Bolon-Williams, 36, suffered a brain haemorrhage at the family home in Perton, Staffordshire.
The mum-of-three passed away on April 3, leaving behind her children and her husband Scott, Birmingham Live reports.
Scott and Laura, who had been in a relationship since meeting in high school, had been talking in bed when she suffered a bleed on the brain and passed away very quickly.
The adoring husband described Laura, who had recently qualified as a teaching assistant, as “the kindest of people”.
He said there were no signs that his wife was unwell, but suddenly her face “went blank”.
The ambulance arrived, but sadly they could not save her.
Scott has paid tribute to Laura after the tragedy, saying: “It’s been an incredible loss for us all.
“Laura was the kindest of people and was loved by everyone who met her.
“She was an organ donor and her organs went on to save three people’s lives, something which she would be so proud of.
“This was the kind of person she was and she would want us to all to help and support each other in any way we can.”
Talking about his last moments with Laura, Scott recalled: “She wasn’t ill at all. We were talking to each other in bed and her face just went blank.
“The ambulance arrived but it was instant.
“Within 20 minutes I knew that there was no coming back.
“She had a brain haemorrhage, but it was something to do with the baby they think.
“It was honestly just horrendous.”
Laura leaves behind children Ethan, 18, Alexander, 11, and Caitlyn, seven, who are now trying to rebuild their lives.
Scott said: “It has been tough, but it is started to get a bit better now.”
Children were a big part of Laura’s life, as she had worked as a childminder before qualifying as a teaching assistant.
Scott explained: “Laura loved being around children, having three of her own, becoming a childminder in her early twenties and becoming a teaching assistant for the last three years.
“She loved teaching children, she thoroughly enjoyed creating little craft projects and they all loved her just as much as she loved them.”
In an effort to keep Laura’s memory alive, Scott has raised money for the children’s bereavement charity Winston’s Wish.
With the help of family and friends, over a whopping £13,000 has been collected through donations.
Scott wrote on the fundraising page: “Winston’s Wish is an incredible charity providing emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them.
“This charity is fundamental in supporting children and their families and any donations, whatever the amount, will make such a difference to their work.
“Laura would love that your donations are going to help these children & their families who are going through the most difficult time of their lives.”
Scott, who owns landscaping company Able Greenscapes, has also recently revamped a garden at Perton First School to honour his late wife.
She attended the school as a child and the couple’s daughter Caitlyn has recently started Year 3 there.
Scott said: “The school has been so good with Caitlyn since her mum died.
“They’re such a lovely school. I noticed it was a rundown area, so I offered to tidy it up.
“They had applied for funding, but it was rejected so I said that we would do it for free. The staff member actually cried when I told her!”
The garden, worth £9,000, took five workers eight days to complete during the summer holidays.
It is now ready for the children to enjoy as they begin a new school year.
Scott says that he will continue to find ways to give back and keep Laura’s memory alive.
The dad has decided to put on a charity ball on Saturday, October 23, at the Mount Hotel in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton.