A CANDLE light vigil is to be held in memory of a young mum who lost her fight with cancer.

The Standard reported yesterday how the family of Kate McIver, 30, living in Aldford, near Chester, but originally from Hawarden, posted a statement on Facebook.

In it her husband Chris and her family stated: “It’s with a truly, truly broken heart I have to say that my beautiful wife, Kate, sadly lost her battle with cancer and has so cruelly been taken away from me, our daughter, her family and friends."

Mrs McIver lived with her husband and their three-year-old daughter Lucia and ran a beauty business, previously based in Hoole.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 just a few months after getting married.

A statement on her company's facebook page on Wednesday morning added that a candle light vigil is to be held the day before Mrs McIver's funeral, the date for which is yet to be confirmed.

Her team also added a blog post on Tuesday, detailing one of Mrs McIvers most recent achievements - being featured on MailOnline.

Chester and District Standard:

Kate McIver with her husband Chris and daughter Lucia

The post reads: "We waited on Thursday for it to go live and it didn't. Friday the same.

"Saturday came and we woke up eagerly checking again and still nothing.

"Then we were faced with the dreadful news that took all the wind out of our sails.

"Whilst walking around in a daze we are alerted that ironically Kate's article was online.

"Albeit we know this was absolutely what Kate wanted we felt a very bitter sweet feeling of absolute heartache and overwhelming sadness.

"So now we feel the need to mark this occasion in her blog as a time stamp for this incredible achievement within Kate's remarkable career and for her thriving business.

"It's a milestone that she dreamed of and believed would happen.

"The night before Kate is laid to rest we will be lighting our Kate McIver candles as a mark of respect for the light she brought to everyone's life.

"This time will be arranged and shared in the next couple of days, if any one would like to join us that would be so incredible.

"Kate's light will remain forever bright for all who were lucky enough to know her."

Many readers have also taken to the Leader's Facebook page to pay their tributes to Mrs McIver.

Sarah Morris posted: "So sad to hear this heartbreaking story.

"Sending love to you and your precious daughter. May your beautiful memories, in time, offer some peace and comfort."

Angela Davies said: "Absolutely heartbreaking. So beautiful and so young.

"Thoughts with her husband and little girl and all [her] family, so sad."

Paula Natt added: "So sorry for your loss. Life is so cruel at times. Deepest sympathy to you all."