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Dawn Cunningham was the eldest daughter of Gordon and Angela. She made an enemy in Ruth Osborne for sleeping with her father Jack, giving birth to Bethany Cunningham in 1991. However, Ruth forgave her when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. On 25th December 1997, after being proposed to by Jambo Bolton, she lost her battle and died in Jambo's arms.
Relationship with Jambo and deathEdit
Dawn was the eldest of Gordon and Angela Cunningham's children. At sixteen, Dawn had embarked on an affair with her best friend Ruth Osborne's father, Jack. She had fallen pregnant and had Beth Cunningham, who she then put up for adoption. After this, Dawn spent time in her life to track down her daughter but to no avail.
Jambo and Dawn realised they loved each other but their happiness was short-lived. Dawn soon felt unwell and visited her doctor, only to discover that she had leukaemia. When Ruth found out her illness, she forgives Dawn for her affair with her father. On Christmas Day, Jambo and Dawn hired a rowing boat and Jambo asked Dawn to marry him. Dawn, however, lost her battle with leukaemia and died in his arms, the same day her niece Holly is born, leaving Jambo and her family Gordon, Angela, Max, Cindy and Jude devastated.
Reunited with MaxEdit
In 2008, when her brother Max dies after getting hit by a car, she finally reunited with him, alongside with their father Gordon. Dawn apologize to Max for not telling him her illness in eleven years, which he forgives.