GLAMOROUS businesswoman Pamela Moore was determined that she would spend her last days in her Bolton-le-Sands home.

Mrs Moore was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2012 but it was not until 2015 that the St John's Hospice at Home nurses were needed.

The 77-year-old, who ran the Renes Lapelle clothes shop in Lancaster died on June 10 last year, and was well known in the city thanks to her work.

"She loved her job, she loved fashion," her daughter, Tiffany, said. "Even when she was very ill she had to have the right jumper on, her hair done even though she'd lost some of her hair.

"She was a little bit of an icon in Lancaster really because she'd been here a long time, a lot of people knew her."

Mrs Moore's attitude towards her illness was one of determination but unfortunately her body was not able to keep up.

It was during the last 12 days of her life that the Hospice at Home nurses came to assist Mrs Moore's daughter and husband, Ron, in caring for her.

"She was very strong in herself," Tiffany said. "She said: 'I've got loads to live for, I'm not going anywhere,' so I think it was that determination that made her carry on.

"But I think the body gets weakened with the chemotherapy and it just can't go on anymore. But mentally, she wasn't going anywhere."

Tiffany, 47, said that for those 12 days in particular, caring for her mum was her whole life.

"She stayed at home the whole time," Tiffany said. "Without the Hospice at Home nurses we wouldn't have been able to do it.

"I monitored her pain but there were times, almost every night, that was she in so much pain we had to call them so they would come out as soon as they could and they would settle her down again."

Tiffany, who now runs her mum's shop with Pamela's sister Brenda and and cousin Amanda Parkinson, said she would not have changed anything about the care they were able to provide for her mum.

"That's what was fantastic about the nurses. Without them having that service we couldn't have done it and it would have made it a lot more heartbreaking. We could just lay with mum and just be there."