Lisa Armstrong pays emotional tribute to her late dad after losing him to cancer last year

LISA Armstrong paid an emotional tribute to her late dad after losing him to cancer last year.

The makeup artist, 43, shared a photo of a special candle she received in honour of her father Derek on Instagram.

The candle had photos of her Derek with Lisa as a child, as well as him later in life, and a written note of dedication to him.

Lisa captioned the post: "Thank-you @designitdave that was so sweet of you to think of me and send me this wonderful gift… I love it!!! #mydadda #daddiesgirl #misshimsomuch ❤️❤️❤️"

The candle itself read: "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, still very dear."

Lisa sadly said goodbye to her father in May last year following a battle with cancer.


The devastated star was at Derek's bedside along with mum Linda at their family home.

A source at the time told The Sun that she was "distraught" by the news.

They said: "A lot of people think Lisa is strong, and she is — but she’s had so much to cope with since she and Ant split up.

"There’s been one thing after another and at times she’s felt on her knees. But she’s kept it together and ploughed on.

"To do all of that whilst knowing your dad is seriously ill and on borrowed time is quite something. It would break most people."


Earlier this year she paid a special tribute to her dad on the one year anniversary by sharing a sweet photo of them together.

The picture showed her dad sat with his arms crossed as he grinned for the camera, and Lisa captioned it: "I can’t believe one year has passed, it still seems so unreal…

"Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you, your smile, your laugh, encouragement & most of all your love…"

She added: "Will always be Daddy’s girl… My heart broke this day last year…. RIP… 😢😢😢MY DAD MY HERO."

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