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Hundreds of people have gathered to remember tragic hospital groom Ryan "Felix" Glenny at his funeral today.
More than 300 mourners had joined his wife, Cola, children and family as a horse-drawn carriage took his coffin to the church in the High Street.
The young dad, who married his sweetheart and the mother of his two children just over a month ago, died on January 11 after finding out he had incurable cancer.
Mr Glenny died just weeks after marrying Cola in an emotional ceremony at Medway Maritime Hospital.
The wedding was arranged after Mr Glenny was told he had incurable bowel cancer.
When the father-of-two, of High Street, Lower Stoke, was first diagnosed, friend Ashley Clark set up a fund to help Cola and their two children Ralph, two, and Pearl, 11 weeks.
Among those who donated was X Factor judge and cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne, who gave £10,000.
The total now stands at more than £60,000.
Felix's mother died of bowel cancer three years ago, aged 41, and his grandfather died of the disease last year.
Despite his family medical history, Mrs Glenny said Felix's concerns were ignored by doctors.
After weeks of suffering stomach pains and being told it was an infection, he was admitted to hospital and given an emergency scan, which revealed a massive tumour in his bowel.
On his son's second birthday, doctors told Mr Glenny there was nothing more they could do.
Mr Glenny spent Christmas and New Year in hospital, but Mr Clark said despite everything, he would still have a smile on his face.
He added: "He was still him, we still had jokes amongst the pain.
"Words can't describe the type of man Felix was. Everywhere he went, he just cheered the atmosphere up.
"He was such a fun-loving, genuine person. He's touched that many people that he won't be forgotten."
To donate to Felix's fund, visit www.gofundme.com/59nuts.
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