Adelaide family keep mother’s doughnut dream alive after shock cancer death

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An Adelaide family have turned their lives upside down to keep their mum’s dream alive, after she died suddenly earlier this year.

Fiona Nuske was aged just 44 when she died of stomach cancer in July. She had been diagnosed just four months earlier.

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She had always wanted to run her own gluten-free and dairy-free doughnut van, but the shock cancer diagnosis set things back.

Following her death, Fiona’s husband Ashley quit his job and the couple’s children also started helping with the business to make sure mum was never forgotten.

“It was so important for Fiona to run a business that could include as many people as possible,” Ashley told Sunrise.

“She had her own food allergies and her own journey, and she just wanted to be able to bring a really good product to as many people as possible and make them smile.”

Fiona and Ashley Nuske with their doughnut van. Credit: Supplied

Ashley family working together helps the family with their grief.

“If we can smile and make people smile, that’s just helping us a little bit with the journey.”

The Nuske family. Credit: Supplied

Eldest son Jackson now manages Oh My God Decadent Donuts, keeping mum’s legacy alive.

“It’s her legacy, I am her legacy … I want to continue that legacy, I want to continue to fulfill her dream,” Jackson said.

“We’re already achieving a goal this year as we attend the Royal Show and serve donuts, which was always Mum’s dream.

“We want to continue to bring doughnuts to as many people all over South Australia for as long as we can.”

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