Stari Gunarathne initially responded well to the drugs she was given after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010.
But the 26-year-old medical student, from Portlethen, in Aberdeenshire, was told last year she had acute myeloid leukaemia, triggered by the chemotherapy drugs she had been prescribed. She died on December 18 and her funeral was held on Friday.
Her father, Gunti Gunarathne, a reader in electronics and instrumentation at Robert Gordon's University, said: "She knew she was going to die but she was very positive about everything.
"She showed the human side of her feelings, as well as the spiritual - she exposed everything and was an inspiration."