Michelle Kiss was the daughter of Christine and Mick and sister to Nichola.She was the much‑loved wife of Anthony (Tony) Kiss, and mother to their three children. Michelle was 45 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.
Michelle and Tony were childhood sweethearts.“guiding light” from the first moment they met. He remembers their first date as if it was yesterday: the pure happiness he felt and how Michelle’s beautiful smile made her face light up. In 1995, they got married on a beach in Barbados, surrounded by close family and friends. By 2004, their family was complete. They were soulmates and their love story endured for 30 special years.Tony described her as his
Michelle loved and embraced life.“an aura of love and positivity that glowed with each of her smiles”. Michelle’s family described her as the “hub” of her family. They remember her devotion to her husband and children and how she loved them beyond measure. Family was the most important part of Michelle’s life. She was loving, selfless and a natural homemaker, with the ability to bring people together. Tony and Michelle were the proudest of parents and so very happy.Tony described her as having
Her children will always remain a living tribute to her work as a mother. Tony knows Michelle would be so proud to see in them the same love and drive that she was blessed with.
Events of 22nd May 2017
Michelle attended the Arena with her friend Ruth Murrell, to drop off their daughters at the concert.Michelle and Ruth went into Manchester City Centre together while the concert was on, before returning to the Arena to collect their daughters. Michelle and Ruth entered the City Room at 22:18:43.