Lisa Faulkner paid tribute to her late mother, Julie, with a deeply emotional message on social media.
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Taking to Instagram, the 50-year-old posted a touching throwback photo of her mum raising a glass alongside a friend. Beneath the snap, Lisa gushed: "Thinking of you today my mummy. How has it been so many years without you.
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"Am so sad I can't get down to the cemetery or to meet everyone for lunch who gather every year to celebrate you and talk about you and love you. The snow has scuppered us. I will light a candle and make your Christmas cake and you will be all around."
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Fans raced to share their heartfelt condolences, with one writing: "Thinking of you today… Always so hard this time of year without your loved ones," whilst a second remarked: "Oh bless you, Lisa. I know how you must feel. Have just been able to put my wreath on my Mum's grave this morning."
Lisa penned a touching tribute
"Sending huge hugs, it always hurts," wrote a third, and a fourth added: "Lots of love to you Lisa! What a beautiful Mumma."
Lisa lost her mum when she was just 16. Julie died at the age of 44 from throat cancer.
Julie has been a constant source of inspiration to the actress and Lisa's first cookery book was actually a collection of her mother’s recipes.
Speaking to HELLO! in 2018, doting mum Lisa explained: "It's like she's still around. My mum was such an important part of my life and still is, so I feel that she's here."
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During an interview with Daily Mail in 2012, the TV star revealed she turned to cooking to help with her grief.
"My mum was a whirlwind, a proper force," she recalled. "She was a brilliant cook and was always filling the house with people and music and food.
"She'd make her own pastry – we never had anything bought – and I can still hear, clear as a bell, the sound of her wedding ring tinkling against her glass rolling pin as she shaped it. I remember watching in awe as she made profiteroles, chicken tarragon, beef Wellington… and what's stayed with me more than anything is the taste of that food."
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