A mother of two from Boho who died from pancreatic cancer weeks after raising over £10,000 for a cancer charity has been remembered as “truly inspirational” by her daughter.

Dympna Burns died on Sunday surrounded by her family. She was 62.

Hundreds of mourners joined husband Gerry, children Theresa and Leanne and the rest of her family at her funeral service at Sacred Heart Church.

Mrs. Burns’ life was “one of love, kindness and true devotion to the well-being of others” and was “very much centred around the local community”, said daughter Theresa McVeigh.

“Boho and the wider Fermanagh Community lost a truly inspirational lady,” she said.

Mrs. Burns (nee McGrath) had lived in Boho all her life, firstly with her parents Joe and Roseanne and nine siblings at Coolarkin and then moved just a short distance to Legnagay when she married Gerry Burns in 1980.

“Her life very much centred around the local community of Boho and she was an active member of the Boho Community Association since its inception and the last outgoing chairperson of the organisation.

“Her contribution can be seen in the many developments in the area over the years including the opening of Boho Community Hall and participating in the wide range of activities that now happen there. She represented the committee on many occasions all over the country,” said Mrs. McVeigh.

She says her mother “will always be remembered for her quiet, easy going nature that never offended or judged others and always seeing the good in people”.

During the homily at her funeral, in which arrangements were carried out by Dessie McKenzie, Father Cathal Deery spoke highly of Mrs. Burns having got to know her since joining the parish.

Mrs. Burns was a very well known woman throughout Fermanagh due to her work in the cafe in Dunnes Stores where she worked for nearly 18 years. She was a loyal and dedicated employee up until six months ago when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

“Unfortunately the outlook for her cancer was not promising from the start, but she underwent a course of chemotherapy at the City Hospital in Belfast.

“Despite all of this she decided to fight back the only way she could with positivity,” said Mrs. McVeigh.

During the summer months Mrs. Burns and her family organised a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Support, which was held in Boho Hall last month on September 28.

“The success of the event was phenomenal with huge crowds attending and the family managed to raise a staggering £10,160.00 for MacMillan, which was the largest amount raised throughout Northern Ireland.

“Even in the later stages of her illness she remained positive without a word of complaint and was delighted to be able to help offers suffering from Cancer with the proceeds of her fundraiser,” said Mrs. McVeigh.

But the week after the coffee morning Mrs. Burns was admitted to the palliative care ward in Omagh Hospital where she received “outstanding care” from an expert team of doctors and nurses who made the last few weeks of her journey peaceful and happy.

She passed away peacefully last Sunday morning surrounded by her loving family.

Dympna Burns is survived by her husband Gerry, daughters Theresa and Leanne, grandchildren Lorcan, Dara, Seanie and Tess; siblings Mary, Rose, Frankie, Pat and Gerald.

“She will be missed deeply by everyone who knew her,” said Mrs. McVeigh.