Cal Wilson: Husband shares heartbreaking tribute one month on from shock death

Cal Wilson's husband has posted a heartbreaking tribute to the former Christchurch comedian who died suddenly last month from an aggressive cancer.

Wilson's artist management agency Token Artists said she died in mid-October aged 53 after a "short illness" and "surrounded by family and friends" in news which caused shockwaves on both sides of the Tasman.

Now her husband Chris Woods has taken to her Instagram account to talk of the "pain of losing you" and the impact it had had on their 14-year-old son, Digby.

"It's been a month today since we lost you, my darling Cal," he wrote.

"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. 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.

"Although Digby and I remain in a world that keeps spinning, for us it is a 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."

Woods also said the tributes that had come in globally to Wilson would give son Digby some "pride" in the years to come.

"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."

Initially starting off her career in Christchurch, Wilson relocated to Australia, becoming one of Australia's best-known comedians

She appeared on numerous TV shows across her decades-long career, including Have You Been Paying Attention?, Rove Live, Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, The Project, Hughesy, We Have A Problem and reality shows such as Dancing With The Stars and I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.