Christine Hogg will be remembered most for how she would always go out of her way to help others.

For many years, Christine served the people of Brampton and surrounding area as a district nurse.

She had been part of the Brampton community nursing team since September 1987 where she was highly respected and loved.

Christine trained to be a nurse at just aged 16 in Fusehill Street, Carlisle, and this is where her daughter Louise later went on to train to become a nurse too, following in her mother’s footsteps.

Before working in Brampton, Christine lived in Italy when she was 22. She lived there for about two years and worked as an au pair but the pull of Carlisle soon brought her home which is when she came back and started working as a district nurse.

Christine married her husband Neil in March 1983 and they have lived together on Hurley Road since then.

She has been described by her family as an amazing woman, which Louise said was evident by the cards coming through the door and the condolence messages on Facebook.

In the family’s own words: "She was the most warm, kind and caring woman and would go the extra mile.

“She would go above and beyond.

“She had a heart of gold and really was one of life’s treasures.”

Her trademark was she would alway have her lipstick on.

Christine had many passions in life, especially animals and travelling.

The family always had dogs. Christine and Neil got their first dog in 1984 and the family home hasn’t had a time since then where there hasn’t been at least one dog there.

Christine also had a love of birds and other animals in general - expect for slugs, snails and crows.

Christine loved her family holidays.

When asked, she would always reminisce about the time the whole family went on safari to Kenya.

She has also been to Australia twice, New York twice, numerous city breaks and has been to Egypt countless times. Christine loved the sunshine and snorkelling.

She also loved spending time in the Lake District and going walking and on caravan holidays.

Christine had an allotment for 10 years, something she was proud of.

Her family could see how much she loved being at the allotment and some days she would go with her coffee just so she could sit and listen to the birds.

A particular favourite past time was making hedgerow delights, in particular, raspberry vodka, sloe gin, elderflower champagne and jams.

Christine suffered a short, but brave, six-month battle with cancer.

Christine became a grandmother for the first time just 13 weeks ago.

Her son Howard had a little boy which was one of the happiest day when she became Nana Christine.

Christine’s family described her battle as courageous.

It thought it was going to lose her earlier in the year but she held out to meet her first grandchild.

Neil, Louise and Howard will remember Christine the most for her kindness and the fact her smile could light up a room.

She was known for doing anything for anyone and being one of the most respected women in the nursing community.

At any time of the day or night, Christine would always go to help those in need.

She was trustworthy, dedicated and would always go above and beyond for anyone.