The daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore has spoken for the first time about her father’s final days in hospital.
Hannah Ingram-Moore said the WWII wanted to come home to steak and chips.
The family also spoke of its last holiday in the Caribbean.
However, Mrs Ingram-Moore, said Sir Tom would have been “heartbroken” if he knew about social media trolling his family.
Sir Tom raised more than £33 for the NHS after walking one hundred laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
Mrs Ingram-Moore told the BBC:
“I said to him in the last few days, ‘so, what do you want to eat when you come home?, and we decided it was steak and chips.
“He was really excited about coming out for steak and chips and getting his frame back outside and his walker.
“The last real conversation was positive and about carrying on, and that’s a lovely place to be.
“We really all believed he’d come back out.
“We thought the oxygen would help, that he would be robust enough, (but) the truth is he just wasn’t.
“He was old, and he just couldn’t fight it.”
Talking about the trolling she said:
“I couldn’t tell him.
“I think it would have broken his heart, honestly, if we’d said to him people are hating us.
“Because how do you rationalise to a 100-year-old man that something so incredibly good can attract such horror, so we contained it within the four of us and we said we wouldn’t play to… that vile minority, we wouldn’t play to them, we’re not, because we are talking to the massive majority of people who we connect with.”