Sarah Walton should have been strapping her four-year-old daughter into her car seat to keep her safe on their way back home.
Instead, she was buckling up an urn containing her daughter’s ashes.
Sarah shared an image on Facebook of the heartbreaking moment, writing that Ellie “should be here”.
“Driving you home the other day, I was scared, but buckling you in felt normal,” she wrote.
"Even though none of this is normal, none of this is right. You should be here. Death is so selfish baby girl. My heart is broken."
Ellie was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just four months old. An ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI revealed the tumour was one third of the size of Ellie's newborn brain.
Five months after she was born, Ellie underwent a nine hour surgery to remove the tumour. At just eight months old, Ellie began chemotherapy.