A HUSBAND has paid tribute to his "beautiful, vivacious and witty" wife who died just two weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Caroline Sampson from Holyhead was a much-loved diving instructor at Anglesey Divers and was also a Slimming World consultant.

She fell ill last month and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just days after celebrating her 51st birthday.

Following her death on June 8, husband Martin, who ran Anglesey Divers with Mrs Sampson, took to social media to pay tribute to her generosity towards others.

He said: "As a diving instructor, expedition leader, Slimming World consultant and recently promoted team developer - her life was characterised by encouraging people to do things they wouldn't otherwise believe they could do.

"Her fundamental role was helping people regain self esteem."

"I am heartbroken to announce that my wife, soul mate, business partner and mother of my wonderful children has passed away.

"She became unwell a few weeks ago and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The disease was devastating in its progress."

Mrs Sampson died peacefully and was cared for by her family and staff working on the Ffrancon and Tryfan Wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

An advanced instructor with the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), she leaves behind her husband and two children; Daniel and Emma.

Mr Sampson added: "Vivacious, beautiful, witty and with a smile that could melt the coldest of hearts, how could I have been anything but hopelessly in love with her?

"Myself, Daniel and Emma have been overwhelmed by the kindness of friends, neighbours, doctors, nurses and my second family - Holyhead Lifeboat crew. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support."