Mum with 'zest for life' dies suddenly after falling ill while working out at gym

By Aaran Lennox

Tributes have been paid to a mum-of-two with a "zest for life" who died after falling ill while working out in a gym.

Clare Lisa Roberts, 40, was rushed to hospital but sadly passed away late last month, reports the Daily Post.

Her devastated friends and family have now launched two fundraising pages as they deal with the loss.

A tribute said: "She could play like a kid, offer advice like a friend and protect like a mother.

"The size of her heart was only overshadowed by her zest for life."

One fundraiser has been set up by relatives to ensure the children’s needs are met in the short and long term.

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The mum-of-two worked for Healthy Prestatyn Iach (Lian Roberts)

An additional page has been started by friends of Clare, who was from Prestatyn.

The group are doing on a 177-mile walk over nine days along the Offa’s Dyke path in her memory.

Organising the family fundraiser, Jordan Coates posted: "Clare passed away unexpectedly, leaving behind her two children Dylan & Seren Thomas.

"For those of us who had the privilege to know her, you were always immediately greeted with a warm smile or a beer in hand.

"These funds will be used for her children, supporting them, and other costs associated with the sudden loss of a parent.

"The family of Clare will manage the funds to ensure the children’s needs are met in the short and long term.

Clare was also described as "lively, loveable and caring" (Lian Roberts)

"She could play like a kid, offer advice like a friend and protect like a mother. The size of her heart was only overshadowed by her zest for life.

"Clare was also an avid fundraiser herself, always helping others and would be the first to help anyone.

"If you have been kind enough to give, thank you. Our loss, like every loss, isn't easy. It was unexpected and will be difficult for this family to adapt to."

Posting on social media, Clare's employer Healthy Prestatyn Iach said: "It is with such great sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of one of our staff.

"Clare was a lively, loveable and caring person and it is a huge and devastating loss to us all at the surgery.

"Our love and thoughts are with all her family and friends."

The fundraisers were set up with no initial target but have reached a total of more than £15,500, and anyone wishing to support the cause can make a donation online.

Clare's family have invited friends, family and colleagues to her funeral service at St Aspah crematorium on September 17, at 12pm.

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