TRIBUTES have been paid to an "incredible" man who lost his brave battle with cancer. 

For a year, William Jones, from Llangollen, bravely fought stage four Cholangiocarcinoma - a rare cancer affecting the bile ducts.

Sadly, on September 16, the 60-year-old former naval officer and firefighter died. Loving father to Eva, Hannah and Jack - he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 

Eva, who walked 50 miles last September to raise money for AMMF charity which is dedicated to raising money to research bile duct cancers, paid a touching tribute to her father. 

The Leader: William and daughter, Eva. William and daughter, Eva. (Image: Newsquest)

"It's difficult to find words to honour my Dad," she said. 

"I feel as though nothing I say will ever live up to describe the incredible, brave, loving man he was.

"Within that last year of his life we made incredible memories. caught up woth old friends, attended navy reunions, watched Dad turn 60 whilst celebrating in Cornwall, screamed in numerous rugby matches and spent every little precious moment we had with each other surrounded by love and comfort."

The Leader: William with children; Eva, Hannah and Jack. William with children; Eva, Hannah and Jack. (Image: Newsquest)

She continued: "I'll miss him today, tomorrow and forever on, but I know Dad will always be with me in my heart as I grow up to achieve every milestone. 

"He never lost his spirit or determination, so it only feels right that me, my brother and sister carry on that that legacy for our Welsh warrior. 

"Forever in my heart, Dad, forever you will be remembered."

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