Wendy Fawell was the daughter of Julia and Michael Tiplady and the sister of Andrew. She was mother to Adam and Charlotte.Wendy was 50 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.
Wendy was a fun person who had a great deal to live for.“the life and soul of a party” and loved having people around her. She was a brilliant cook. Her family recall amazing Christmas dinners and that Wendy would host barbecues with enough food to feed an army. “This was Wendy at her best: looking after everyone, making sure they were having a good time.”Her family told of how Wendy loved socialising and spending time with family and friends. She was
Wendy loved being a mum to Adam and Charlotte, who “were always paramount in her thoughts and deeds”. She was a wonderful mother. Her caring nature meant she tried to mother everyone and “gave so much of herself”. Her mother, Julia, told of Wendy’s love of Elvis Presley and the “wicked sense of humour” she had inherited from her.
I heard much about Wendy’s love of children, not just her own but also those she worked with.“a duck to water” and passed her qualifications “with flying colours”. She was kind, compassionate and had a fun personality, which meant that children enjoyed spending time with her. Her family can be proud of the person Wendy was. She gave so much to enrich the lives of others.In recent years, she was a dinner lady and worked at a before and after school club. For Wendy, working with children was her dream. Not only that, but she had a great talent for it. She took to it like
Events of 22nd May 2017
Wendy had driven to Manchester with her daughter, her friend Caroline and Caroline’s sons.The children were all going to the Ariana Grande concert, and Wendy and Caroline dropped them off before enjoying a meal together in Manchester City Centre.
Wendy and Caroline returned to the Arena to collect their children, entering the City Room from the raised walkway at 22:30:24.Wendy and Caroline separated in the City Room in order to ensure that they did not miss their children in the crowds.