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Funeral for Aldi stab victim Jodie Willsher

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Image caption Jodie Willsher was "lovely and warm and always had a smile on her face", her husband said

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a woman who was stabbed to death at the supermarket where she worked.

Jodie Willsher, 30, was killed at the Aldi shop in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on 21 December.

Neville Hord, 44, has been charged with her murder and is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on 26 January.

Mrs Willsher's family had asked mourners at Christ Church in Skipton to wear pink in remembrance of her.

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Image caption Malcolm Willsher (centre) helped guide his wife's coffin to the church

The Reverend Ruth Harris, who led the service, said: "We have pink in the flowers, I've got pink ribbons on the vestments I am wearing.

"It is just a joy and it is just a sign of another way that Jodie was. She just loved to share things with so many people.

"She was always sharing photographs of Megan [her daughter] and Malcolm [her husband] and herself on Facebook because she just loved life."

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Image caption Mourners were asked to wear something pink in remembrance of Ms Willsher
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Media captionHundreds gathered ahead of the funeral

Her husband Malcolm said the funeral was a celebration of his wife's life.

He told mourners their daughter was his wife's "greatest achievement".

He said: "They weren't just mother and daughter, they were best friends, which was just beautiful to see."

The mother-of-one had suffered multiple injuries and died at the supermarket in Keighley Road.

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Image caption Dozens of floral tributes were laid outside Jodie Willsher's place of work before the funeral

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