Mum, 28, tragically dies after suffering stroke in Home Bargains with family


Reanne Fletcher was determined to make it a Christmas to remember after a traumatic year but after suffering a second stroke inside a few months, the decision was taken to turn off her life support

Reanne Fletcher
Reanne Fletcher’s two sons must now grow up without a mother

A young family have been ripped apart after a mum died after suffering a stroke while out Christmas shopping.

Reanne Fletcher leaves behind young sons Alex, 10, and Tristan, 6, and her partner Shaun after her life support was turned off, GrimsbyLive report.

The 28-year-old, from Scunthorpe, was getting last minute Christmas bits when she was rushed to hospital while in Home Bargains.

She was first taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital at the end of October while in labour eight months pregnant and she tragically lost baby Archer.

Reanne subsequently suffered blood clots on the brain and had a stroke.

The mum died the day before she was due to turn 29
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But she recovered and was allowed to return home and was planning a fantastic Christmas with her two children and boyfriend Shaun.

But on December 23, Reanne tragically suffered another stroke while out in the Scunthorpe branch of the value store.

She was put into an induced coma on Christmas Eve but on New Year’s Eve Reanne’s life support was switched off.

It was the day before her 29th birthday.

Her younger brother, Paul Fletcher, told Scunthorpe Live: “She rang my mum. She could barely talk so she thought she was drunk.

She was grabbing some last minute Christmas items when she collapsed
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An online fundraiser has now been launched
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“She was actually having a stroke and called an ambulance.

“They took her in and put her in a coma and there was a blood clot on the brain. They tried taking her off life support but made her worse they then decided there was nothing they could do.”

He said: “In our early lives we were like best friends. We did everything together, told each other everything and was really close.

“She was like my mum, best friend and sister at one point.

“We would fight but that didn’t change anything. She used to love her sport at school. She was the oldest of three of us.”

Heartbroken friends described her as a wonderful mother
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Best friend, Rebecca Mcgillivray, said Shaun and her sons Alex and Tristan meant everything to her.

Rebecca said: “There’s nothing bad to say about her. Since school when I met her in Year 5, she was always the most cheerful person and always had the biggest smile. She could light up a room.

“She loved hanging out with friends, reading, watching crime programmes on TV, she just loved doing anything that made her happy – especially spending time with her kids.

“That was the most important thing to her. She would spend time in the garden with them and take them out. What made them happy, made Reanne happy.

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“Whatever she did was to make everyone happy, and to her that was the best thing she could’ve done. Everyone that you would talk to, if you spoke to anyone who knew her, they wouldn’t say one bad thing about her.

“She’d make you laugh if you were down. Even if she went through something bad, she’d be trying to put a brave face on.

“She was so happy with Shaun and what made her smile was Shaun and the kids.”

Reanne’s family has asked for donations to be made to Sands, the leading stillborn and neonatal death charity in the UK, in the mum’s memory.

You can donate to the cause here.

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