Barrow man who celebrated 11-stone weight loss before shock cancer diagnosis dies leaving behind beloved children

A Cumbria dad-of-two who misplaced 11 stone to enhance his well being has died after battling abdomen most cancers.

Darryll Evans, father to 11-year-old Daniel and six-year-old Eva, was given a terminal prognosis earlier in 2021 earlier than succumbing to the sickness final month.

The practice conductor from Barrow-in-Furness, had dropped from 20 stone to 9 stone in a matter of months after he was informed by docs to overtake his life-style with a purpose to increase his well being.

He was then informed that he had simply 12 months to reside following a abdomen most cancers prognosis in April; it wasn’t lengthy after that his ex-wife, and finest good friend, Katrina Lawson launched a public marketing campaign to fund Darryl’s time in hospital.

The 37-year-old died in Barrow General Hospital on May 22.

Katrina informed LancsLive: “Darryll’s painful battle is lastly over and he can now relaxation in peace.

“I wish to thank everybody for his or her superb assist, all funds raised will go in the direction of giving Darryll a wonderful ship off and in the direction of a bench on the practice station the place he labored.”



Darryll Evans has died following a brief battle with abdomen most cancers.

In January 2020, Darryll was informed by docs that he wanted to enhance his well being by shedding weight.

The Northern Rail employee was delighted when he started shifting the kilos throughout lockdown.

“He was so satisfied,” mentioned Katrina. “He stored telling me that he was going to wish a brand new uniform as a result of his outdated one did not match anymore.

“Everyone was complimenting him and telling him how a lot weight he had misplaced.”

But Darryll all of a sudden fell in poor health in September 2020 and started experiencing severe intestine ache.

The dad-of-two was getting an acrid style in his mouth when consuming and was informed by docs that he had a case of acid reflux disease.

By December, Darryll was struggling to eat and never conserving meals down in any respect.



Katrina with Darryll, Daniel and Eva.
Katrina with Darryll, Daniel and Eva.

Katrina mentioned: “I cooked us a roast for Christmas Day and Darryll got here spherical to see me and the children.

“He could not eat something, it went on from there actually. If he did eat one thing he would convey it up days later.

“It was prefer it simply sat in his abdomen.”

Following a hospital journey in January, Darryll was informed that he truly had cirrhosis of the liver brought on by fatty deposits.

By this level Darryll had misplaced 11 stone in weight and was unable to even swallow water at factors.

On April 23, after getting rushed to hospital, Darryll was identified with terminal abdomen most cancers.

Katrina Lawson mentioned: “When they mentioned it was most cancers I simply felt fully numb. I used to be additionally heartbroken for the youngsters, that is their daddy they usually love him a lot.

“After that I simply felt overwhelmed.”

Darryll by no means left Barrow General. His situation continued to deteriorate till his dying on May 22.

He was buried at a personal funeral service held in early June.

Katrina was elevating funds to assist Darryll throughout his stint in hospital and past.

The cash was used to pay for Darryll’s funeral and will additionally go in the direction of a memorial bench at Barrow-in-Furness station.

The remaining funds will go to the Railway Benevolent Fund. You can assist Katrina’s marketing campaign by visiting the GoFundMe page.

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