Cervical check campaigner Stephen Teap, who lost his wife Irene to cancer three years ago, took to Twitter to mark the passing of fellow campaigner Ruth Morrissey.
Mr Teap, who has two young sons, Oscar and Noah, wrote on the social media platform: “Struggling to find the words to display my sadness at hearing this news this morning, Ruth Morrissey was a kind and gentle soul who I was honoured to know,always checking up on me and my boys even in the middle of her own battles,this world is at a loss without her,may she now RIP.” Ruth Morrissey passed away at Milford Hospice in Limerick.
The 39-year-old Limerick woman took a case to the High Court against the HSE and two laboratories over misreading of her cervical smear tests, as she faced the devastating realisation that she was terminally ill.
A sum of €2.16m was paid to her and husband Paul, following High Court proceedings.
Another high profile campaigner Vicky Phelan also lamented the loss of Mrs Morrissey on Twitter saying it was news that she had been dreading for some time.
“Ruth was one of the strongest women I know, and also one of the most positive. I never once saw her without a smile on her face and I saw her when she was very ill.
"My thoughts today are with Ruth's husband, Paul and their beautiful daughter, Libby who Ruth adored."