Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley shares a heartfelt tribute to her mum on the 10th anniversary of her death

‘The pain is as raw as it was back then’: Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley shares a heartfelt tribute to her beloved mum on the 10th anniversary of her death as she details dealing with her grief

Lisa Riley has shared a heartfelt tribute to her beloved mum Cath on the 10th anniversary of her death.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the Emmerdale actress, 46, shared a photograph of her mum alongside two candles, with the star remarking that the ‘pain is as raw as it was back then.’

Lisa, who’s mother passed away from cancer aged 57, also shared with her fans how she’s dealing with her grief, remarking how she’s ‘incredibly blessed’ to have her loved ones to lean on for support during her toughest moments.

Heartbreaking: Lisa Riley has shared a heartfelt tribute to her beloved mum Cath on the 10th anniversary of her death

Heartbreaking: Lisa Riley has shared a heartfelt tribute to her beloved mum Cath on the 10th anniversary of her death

The Mandy Dingle actress began by penning beautiful words about her late parent, writing: ‘My BELOVED Mum Cath, lost her battle with cancer ten years ago today, the pain, as I write this, is as raw as it was back then. You’ve heard it said many many times, “it gets easier with time” does it???

‘The biggest hole is in my heart always, because my mum was so unique, so funny, so compassionate, so caring, unbelievably happy, so giving with her time, to EVERYONE.

‘She literally shone like the brightest star you’ve ever seen, and everybody says the same. “Cath Riley, once met, never forgotten” hearing this still makes me cry. Because I suppose I struggle the most coming to terms with how young she was.’

Tribute: Taking to Instagram on Friday, the Emmerdale actress, 46, shared a photograph of her mum alongside two candles, with the star remarking that the 'pain is as raw as it was back then'

Tribute: Taking to Instagram on Friday, the Emmerdale actress, 46, shared a photograph of her mum alongside two candles, with the star remarking that the ‘pain is as raw as it was back then’

Detailing how her friends and family have been her rock on her darker days, she went on: ‘The lesson I’ve learnt is this. I lean on my nearest and dearest, and for this I’m so incredibly blessed.

‘My Al, my family, my best friends, my work family and work colleagues. You hold me up, on the days I’m down and really emotional, you all keep me laughing, because you know that’s how I deal with things best…..

‘For this today PLEASE accept my upmost gratitude. May anyone else feeling REAL grief today, read this, and find someone close whom they can talk to, as talking and expressing your inner feelings, helps. It really does, and I say this with truth and honesty.’

Following her messages, Lisa received an outpouring of supportive messages from her fans and friends.

Words: Lisa, who's mother passed away from cancer, also shared with her fans how she's dealing with her grief, remarking how she's 'incredibly blessed' to have her loved ones to lean on for support during her toughest moments

Words: Lisa, who’s mother passed away from cancer, also shared with her fans how she’s dealing with her grief, remarking how she’s ‘incredibly blessed’ to have her loved ones to lean on for support during her toughest moments

On Saturday, the soap star took to her Instagram again to thank her fans for their love and support amidst her declaration of grief over her mother.

Alongside an image of a sign that read ‘thank you’, Lisa wrote: ‘THANK YOU THANK YOU. so much for the enormous amount of support you all sent to me yesterday. 

‘The messages, spoke such love and truth….I wanted you all to know how it helped, especially the volume of people suffering exactly the same, so it proves when you are suffering, it’s good to share. THANK YOU again.’

Earlier this year, Lisa opened up about her grief for Cath, as she revealed she has halted all wedding plans as the day ‘would no longer be special’ after her mother’s death in 2012. 

Appreciation: On Saturday, the soap star took to her Instagram again to thank her fans for their love and support amidst her declaration of grief over her mother

Appreciation: On Saturday, the soap star took to her Instagram again to thank her fans for their love and support amidst her declaration of grief over her mother

The soap star has been with her partner Al for seven years, with the couple getting engaged in 2018. 

But speaking of a potential wedding back in February, Lisa said: ‘There would be an empty seat and I wonder how I would cope.’ 

Lisa’s beloved mother Cath died from cancer in her arms at the age of 57.

The TV star said she cant bear to set a date because she feels like the day would be ‘painful’. 

So sad: Earlier this year, Lisa opened up about her grief for Cath, as she revealed she has halted all wedding plans as the day 'would no longer be special' after her mother's death in 2012

So sad: Earlier this year, Lisa opened up about her grief for Cath, as she revealed she has halted all wedding plans as the day ‘would no longer be special’ after her mother’s death in 2012

However she isn’t in any rush to marry her fiancé as she revealed their ‘lives are great as they are.’

She told The Mirror: ‘I already call him my husband and he calls me his wife. We just haven’t gone down the aisle and got the ring and the paperwork.’

The star revealed whenever they do decide to get married it wont be a big day and it will only include close family. 

Loved-up: She has been with her partner Al for seven years, with the couple getting engaged in 2018

Loved-up: She has been with her partner Al for seven years, with the couple getting engaged in 2018

It comes after last month Lisa confirmed her character Mandy Dingle’s return to the soap after she took a break from the show after her grandmother passed away. 

The star took some time away from filming after being left devastated over the death of her beloved grandmother, while the star also didn’t attend the British Soap Awards in June. 

Mandy recently made an appearance in the Dales after a short time off screen. 

Back: It comes after last month Lisa confirmed her character Mandy Dingle's return to the soap after she took a break from the show after her grandmother passed away

Back: It comes after last month Lisa confirmed her character Mandy Dingle’s return to the soap after she took a break from the show after her grandmother passed away 

Lisa opened up about her devastating loss in a moving Instagram post earlier this year.

She penned: ‘Today, we know, will be the toughest day, we lean on each other, you are now at peace, yet we are all craving your energy around the house. 

‘God has gained another Angel. May you light up heaven with your warmth and your infectious smile. I will be trying to be strong for the both of us.’

Break: Lisa, 45, took some time away from filming after being left devastated over the death of her beloved grandmother, while the star also didn't attend the British Soap Awards in June

Break: Lisa, 45, took some time away from filming after being left devastated over the death of her beloved grandmother, while the star also didn’t attend the British Soap Awards in June

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