Cal Wilson died in October at age 53, after battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
On Saturday, her husband, Chris Woods, shared a moving tribute to the comedian, posted to her Instagram page, discussing the grief he and the couple’s son Digby are feeling.
‘It’s been a month today since we lost you, my darling Cal,’ he began the post.
‘Not a moment passes without Digby and I thinking about you and the amazing, beautiful wife, mother, best friend and human being we have lost,’ he continued.
‘The pain of losing you is something I’ve never experienced, and it’s impossible for me to put into words how Digby and I have been feeling.’
Cal Wilson (pictured) died in October at age 53, after battling a rare form of cancer. On Saturday, her husband Chris Woods shared a moving tribute to the comedian on Instagram
‘It’s been a month today since we lost you, my darling Cal,’ he began the post. ‘Not a moment passes without Digby and I thinking about you and the amazing, beautiful wife, mother, best friend and human being we have lost’. Pictured with husband Chris
‘Although Digby and I remain in a world that keeps spinning, for us it is world forever changed. You brought light, love, and laughter to us every second of the day. The words, the silly voices, the jokes, and the love. So much love. We miss you so much.’
Chris concluded: ‘The outpouring of love toward you has floored us. We’d like to thank everyone for their beautiful messages, and for sharing their stories about Cal.
‘These are memories and recollections that we’ll cherish forever, and something Digby can look back on with fondness – and pride – about his incredible Mum in years to come. We thank everyone for their love and support. Throw those curtains wide.’
Cal was suffering from a rare and aggressive form of cancer when she died at 53, Daily Mail Australia understands.
Wilson was surrounded by loved ones when she passed away at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
The comedian, who lived in Melbourne, was in Sydney filming The Great Australian Bake Off when she was admitted to hospital.
It’s understood Wilson was battling cancer in secret and only revealed the details of her illness to close family and friends.
She was in hospital for two weeks before her death, with entertainment reporter Peter Ford suggesting the cancer was related to her lungs.
Cal is pictured at the 19th Annual Helpmann Awards in 2019
In the hours after her death was announced, Great Australian Bake Off judge Darren Purchase said the comedian appeared ‘very sick’ the last time he saw her.
‘I am sorry this has happened to such a good person, and I cannot get out of my head the last time I saw her when she was very sick,’ he wrote.
‘I wish I could give her a hug and tell her how much she means to me and so many people.’
In a haunting interview on the Bakeology podcast, just months before her passing, her close friend Adam Miller asked Wilson what son Digby would remember her for.
The moment suggested that her friends were aware of her battle with cancer, even though she had kept it private from the public eye.
Cal said she hoped her son Digby (pictured together) would remember their weekends together making pancakes during a touching interview back in August
‘What do you think Digby will remember you for?’ Miller asked.
‘I think it will be for pancakes because that’s a fairly regular weekend thing,’ Cal responded.
She also joked about the amount of fun the pair had during their baking sessions.
‘And when you serve the pancakes, you throw them like a frisbee, the first couple, and then if you’re going to have maple syrup on them, obviously you don’t do that,’ she said.
‘We make a lot of gingerbread together. Well, we start making it together, and he goes off with the lump of dough as any good child should,’ she joked.
Cal Wilson also worked as a radio and television presenter, actress and author
Wilson had spoken about her great love for her husband, who works in the education sector.
‘Chris is kind and a man of his word,’ Wilson explained earlier this year.
‘When he couldn’t stay at a gig one night, he told me he had to leave as he wanted to see one of his students run a cross-country. I thought, ‘Wow, here is a man who has chosen to be a teacher not for the money but because he genuinely loves it’,’ she added.
Wilson met him at a bar in the hip Melbourne suburb of Northcote.
‘I was getting over a bad relationship at the time and we met at a mutual friend’s gig. I thought, ‘He could be a great fling’. Twenty years later we are still together with a 14-year-old son,’ she told The Sydney Morning Herald in July.
Wilson had also worked as a radio and television presenter, actress and author. She starred on TV shows Spicks and Specks, Would I Lie To You and Good News Week.