Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Every year the hospice puts up a Christmas tree and families and friends can dedicate a light on the tree in memory of their loved one.

Light Up A Life is a beautiful way to celebrate what can be a difficult time of the year, by remembering, including, and celebrating the life of a loved one who has died.

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Claire Best and her Children Marc, 14, Abi, nine, and Logan, 18 months, will be dedicating a star to her husband Steven this Christmas. 

Steven was 35 when he died, he had throat cancer and then lung cancer and was cared for by the hospice. 

The couple had known each other since school but it was only when they were in their early 30s that they met again and fell in love. Just a few months later Steven was diagnosed with throat cancer and had surgery. 

Steven recovered and the couple married on Valentine's Day. when they came home from honeymoon they discovered Claire was pregnant with Logan, a little brother for Marc and Abi.

Just a year later the cancer returned and this time Steven received a terminal diagnosis. 

"Steven will always be remembered as the life and soul of any situation, he is someone who could just brighten your day, he was full of fun and laughter and always had a story to tell. He was very passionate and cared a great deal for his family and friends," says Claire. 

"He was a great musician, he taught Marc to play guitar and now he is studying music at school. I just wish Steven could see him, he'd be so proud of him.

"And I wish he could have got a bit more time with his baby boy."

Claire and her family will be at this year's Light up a Life carol service at St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow to remember Steven and celebrate his life.