TRIBUTES from friends and family have been pouring in for a well-loved and popular mother in Malmesbury.

Anneliese Bushnell, 44, ran the Wonder Woman in a Wheelchair blog on Facebook where she documented her experiences, after discovering in June that she had between six and 18 months left to live after doctors discovered her secondary breast cancer had spread from her bones to her liver and lungs.

Anneliese, sadly passed away on February 13 aged 44, after battling secondary cancer at Great Western Hospital.

Anneliese was born on January 29, 1974, at Plaistow Maternity Hospital in East London to parents Lynda Crush, 65 and Peter Crush, 68.

She was the older sister to Verity Crush, 37, and Peter Crush, 42, who reside in North London and West London.

She started life out in London before moving to Essex in 1982 aged eight, where she would spend the rest of her childhood.

She attended St Augustines primary school in Gaunts Hill, before moving to Essex where she attended High Stiles in Great Dunmow and Stebbing primary school.

Anneliese went on to Ursuline Convent School secondary school before attending The Helena Romanes School sixth form.

She used to antagonise the nuns at her convent school and often argued with them in RE lessons, although she still achieved an A in her GCSE’s.

Her favourite subject was art and she continued to have an artistic flair until the end as she had a strong interest in design and fashion.

Upon finishing school, Anneliese went through a few stints as an estate agent, before settling into a production job at a large publishing firm in West London and worked there until she had her daughter Mia.

At this point she moved to Reading before swiftly moving on to Swindon in 2005 to focus on family life.

Anneliese most recently moved to Malmesbury in 2014.

She loved living in Malmesbury and enjoyed being part of a small and close community.

Health issues marred her time at Malmesbury, as she suffered from primary cancer in 2014, getting the all clear in late 2015 before receiving secondary terminal cancer in May 2016.

She spent a lot of time on her blog documenting every experience she went through, inspiring everyone who followed her.

She was keen on the idea of putting her blogs together to create a book to further raise awareness and inspiring people.

Anneliese has been described as inspiring, brave and someone who always tried to make the world better not just for herself, but for everyone else.

Anneliese’s sister Verity remembers the times when she would stay over in London.

Verity was around 16 years old and Anneliese was in her early 20’s.

Staying over enabled Verity to see all of her favourite bands for the first time (Oasis @ Knebworth ’96, Oasis & The Verve @ Earls Court ’97 and the Charlatans @Docklands ’97).

Verity got Anneliese into indie music and worked hard to stop her listening to the likes of Robbie Williams!

Claire Sparrowhawk remembers one of the of lunch dates with their daughters at The Smoking Dog in Malmesbury.

“We were laughing at the size of the pie that Mia ordered and joked that she wouldn’t eat it all...I even took a photo as it was so big!

“I feel truly blessed to have been lucky enough to develop a special friendship with Anneliese and I’ll keep her in my heart until I meet her again.”

Her true happiness was said to come through her daughter Mia.

She was told she couldn’t have children, so Mia was always her miracle child.

She transformed from a fun-loving girl about town to a jam-making, cookie baking mum.

She was always immensely proud and protective of Mia.

She told her brother Peter, “she would be sorry not seeing her grow up to become the wonderful women we all know she will be.”

Her family would like to thank everyone in the community who has helped over the years and who have been in touch these recent weeks with messages of support and condolences.

Verity has set up charity page for two charities for people who wish to donate, Dorothy House and Second Hope.

Dorothy House supported Anneliese over the last few years via home visits from a hospice nurse, counselling sessions for her daughter, craft days at the hospice, where Anneliese and Mia could make memories by creating something together and volunteer drivers to take Mia to sessions.

They have also supported the family with counselling, advice, support and liaised with the hospital in her final days.

Whilst never using their facilities with regards to a room for Anneliese, it would have been a calming place to be and the family thank them for everything they’ve done for them and everything they clearly do for others.

Second Hope is one of only a few charities that focuses on secondary cancers.

Anneliese was vehement that monies raised should go to research into secondary cancer not primary.

To donate visit