After her husband was stabbed to death in his apartment in London last summer, Jessica Foy was determined to make sure it never happened again.
The 52-year-old was working as a nurse in the city when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
As a nurse, she has to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
She said the time she spent with her husband, who had terminal brain cancer, made it a daily struggle.
She has worked for six years to help the people of London recover.
“I’m always up on a call and I’m always looking out for him, trying to help,” she said.
I couldn’nt do anything. “
But I couldn’t.
I couldn’nt do anything.
So I was able to get up at 6 a.ms. to help him, but it was just too late.” “
My husband had gone and his family was in the hospital and I was up there working at the time.
So I was able to get up at 6 a.ms. to help him, but it was just too late.”
Foy said she and her husband were both very protective of each other and that she and the staff at the hospital knew what was going on.
“We knew what had happened and that there was a big problem there,” she recalled.
“And we were told, ‘You’re not supposed to talk about it.
It’s a very serious thing, you’re not allowed to talk.'”
Jessica Foyle, 52, who is also the chair of the board of directors of London’s West End Community Health Centre, said she often got emotional talking about her husband’s death.
“[We were] talking about the pain and the trauma that we felt, but at the same time we were just trying to save the lives of others,” she told CBC News.
After her husband died, Foy had a huge impact on the lives she cared for.
In 2016, the London Hospice and Palliative Care Trust set up a 24-hour support line for Londoners to call to get a confidential assessment of their loved one’s illness.
Foy, who has lived in the West End for 35 years, said it helped her feel like a part of the community.
It was an emotional rollercoaster,” she explained.
Foyle said she was in a “difficult place” when her husband passed away.
For now, Foyle said her husband will always be remembered for his love and generosity. “
It was a little bit like a nightmare, like you’re going through the darkest days of your life and you just can’t get through,” she remembered.
For now, Foyle said her husband will always be remembered for his love and generosity.
He would always be around.
“He would be so excited when he got a new job, he would get to come over to see me and go for a walk and have a beer with me,” she continued.
The man who died is remembered as a kind, generous and caring person, Froy said.
With files from CTV London