AN IRVINE gran has told how her life was shattered after losing her husband, son and granddaughter within months of each other.

Jeanette Muir’s world was destroyed when her son David, 39, was found dead on July 24, 2015 in his Saltcoats home after suffering an epileptic fit.

The following year her husband Davie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and just months later, on April 22, 2017 he lost his fight for life - 21months after son David had died.

The family were still grieving the much loved father and son when, just eight months after Davie’s death, they were dealt another cruel blow when Jeanette’s granddaughter Meadow Pipe passed away on January 6, 2018. She was just three-years-old.

Jeanette, 65. said: “As a family we had a horrendous couple of years. My husband never really got over our son dying. He lost lots of weight after David died but the doctors thought at first it was just grief, but I knew it was something else. Then he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and the cancer had attached to the organs at the back of his body.”

Following Davie’s death and the loss of son David, Jeanette found support and comfort in her other two children, Stuart and Laura and her eight grandchildren.

But the family were to be left further distraught when, in January 2018 Laura’s daughter Meadow, who suffered from an incurable blood disease and Microcephaly disorder, passed away.

Jeanette added: “Losing Meadow was so hard. We just have to believe that the three of them are altogether now. “

Last week Jeanette decided to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by taking part in a charity head shave.

Brave Jeanette was cheered on by scores of her nearest and dearest as she shaved her head during a fundraising fun night at Irvine Park Bowling Club.

She said: “It was hard to do it but I knew I wanted to do something that would raise a decent amount of money

“We done the kiltwalk in Meadow’s memory but there’s not a lot of money that goes to pancreatic cancer so I had known all the time that eventually I was going to do something to raise money in his memory.

“When Davie was diagnosed he said he didn’t want to know how long he had left but the consultants said he would be lucky to survive three months but he was so brave he fought it for a year and five months. Compared with what he went through, shaving my head was nothing.”

To donate to Jeanette’s fundraiser click here.