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Spanish tragedy as gran dies on holiday

HOLIDAY TRAGEDY ... Heather Gateshill died while in Spain with her family.

HOLIDAY TRAGEDY ... Heather Gateshill died while in Spain with her family.

A WOMAN from South Tyneside has died on a family holiday in Spain.

Heather Gateshill, 66, from the Lawe Top, South Shields, died from a heart attack while surrounded by her family on holiday at Ardeals Lake in Malaga.

Her funeral service was due to be held at South Shields Crematorium today.

Mrs Gateshill, a mother-of-two and a grandmother, was well-known in South Shields for her love of country music.

She was also a long-term foster parent, businesswoman and auxiliary nurse.

Her husband of 50 years, Allen, said: “Everyone knew Heather. She was the backbone of the family and loved by all.

“She died in a place that she loved.”

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