Wendy Lorraine Yilmaz Wood (Passed away 25 Jun 2018)

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Funeral Service

Location
Gedling Crematorium Catfoot Lane Gedling NG4 4QH
Date
13th Jul 2018
Time
2.30pm
Funeral Director
A.W. Lymn Carlton

Funeral Reception

Location
Colwick HallColwick Park, Racecourse RoadNottinghamNG2 4BH
Date
13th Jul 2018
Time
3.30pm

In loving memory of Wendy Lorraine Yilmaz who sadly passed away on 25th June 2018.

Wendy was born on 27th August 1962 in Wrexham, to Alma and Derek Wood. She is survived by her sister Jo, brothers Nick and Andrew and her two sausage dogs, Syd and Roxy, whom she adored and will now live with Jo.

Wendy's hometown was Chester in the North West although she moved around the country a lot with her work and finally re-located to Nottingham as a central base for the various offices she would visit.

Wendy was a dynamic, funny, friendly, glamorous (learnt from her mother), kind and generous woman with a no nonsense, forthright character and spirit for living! Due to her warm nature, Wendy made friends with so many people throughout her lifetime and appreciated the love and support she received from all her family and friends.

Wendy was a natural born leader and forged a highly successful career in the newspaper, print and publishing industry before finally opening her own independent business consultancy in Nottingham. Throughout her career, she influenced so many people, many of who she remained good friends with.

Wendy was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast cancer in 2013 and sadly this returned in July 2017. She fought a very long and difficult battle with cancer however throughout, she always remained positive by raising awareness and doing mini vlog updates. Wendy inspired so many people with her ‘red lippy days’, the days when she felt well enough to do what she had done her entire life 'get up, make-up and show up'

Wendy's departure leaves a huge void in the lives of many people. She was loved.

Donations in memory of Wendy to Macmillan Cancer Support and Nottingham University Hospitals Charity, Fraser Ward, by clicking the Justgiving Links on the right of this page.

Wendy Woo's Warriors' have also set up a Justgiving page, and will be cycling on 23rd June 2019, if you would like to make a contribtion, please click here.

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Deborah Eleazar donated £100 in memory of Wendy

Dear Wendy, hope you are celebrating and looking down on us - you are very much with us here. Always remembering you and wish to continue sponsoring your work for cancer charities via Jo, much love your cousin Deborah

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Jo Milne wrote

Dear Wendy, hope you are celebrating and looking down on us - you are very much with us here. Always remembering you and wish to continue sponsoring your work for cancer charities via Jo

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Angela Harwood-Swain donated £20 in memory of Wendy

A woman of such generous spirit. Sadly missed.

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  • Dear Angela, thank you so much for your donation just before Christmas, that was very thoughtful and is really appreciated. Wendy would be very touched by your kind sentiments. From Jo (Wendy's sister) xx

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A little late but Wendy was in my thoughts today. Gone but not forgotten.

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Offline donation: Andree Beaverstock donated in memory of Wendy
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Joanne Milne donated £52.50 in memory of Wendy

This donation is made online on behalf of Tina Hyndman, a friend of Wendy's and fellow cycling buddy from China. Tina has very kindly donated £50 to Wendy's collection and I would like to personally thank her for such generosity. xx

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Joanne Milne wrote

Dearest sis, I've waited a while to write something...it's been almost six weeks since you left us and the sense of loss is indescribable. You were my sister and best friend for my entire life, always there no matter what. At this moment, contemplating life without you is beyond devastating. I miss our chats, the laughs, us putting the world to rights and even you bossing me around! All I can say and hope you knew, is what an absolute honor it was to be your sister. You taught me so many things about life and only now do I understand the true value of this. I am so proud that you inspired and touched the lives of many people in your lifetime, not to mention what you achieved. No-one should have to suffer the way you did in the last year of your life but you managed it with such courage and positivity. I hope it made you smile that people danced out to your chosen Madonna song, especially as you told me that is what you wanted, and what about that coffin hey, only custom built bling for our Wend?! Anyway sis...it's time to go home now and rest in absolute peace alongside mum and dad...thank you for everything Wend, all my love always, your little sis Jo xx P.S Syd and Roxy love you forever

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  • What a beautiful tribute that only you could write Joanne. You are like two peas in a pod, sometimes nudging each other and other times just telling each other always the humour I love stood out more than anything. She may have travelled the distance but she will always be with us. Love to you both

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Claudia Roark donated in memory of Wendy

Wendy, your bravery, courage and humanity through your disease taught us all the true meaning of Warrior Woman. You are greatly missed and loved. xo Claudia

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Claudia Roark wrote

Wendy's bravery and humanity was evident as she faced her disease with grace and love. She taught us all the true meaning of Warrior Woman. Much love and peace, dear Wendy.

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Offline donation: Dave Woods donated in memory of Wendy
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Always in my thoughts xxx

Always in my thoughts xxx

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  • Aww Wendy's favourite Lisa 💛

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Kaye Morrissey donated £40 in memory of Wendy

In memory of Wendy xx

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  • Kaye thank you so much for this really generous donation and thanks for the lovely card. Whenever I need to recall funny stories about Wend, I will be calling you 💛 Xx

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In memory of Wendy xx

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Paul Tomblin donated £50 in memory of Wendy

From the Synergy Business Networking group,
Wendy made a huge contribution to the group, we counted her as a friend, and she will be much missed for her sense of humour, positivity and professionalism.

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  • Thank you so much Paul for this very generous donation from Synergy. Wendy really enjoyed going to your network group every Friday and she partularly loved your nights out together. My sister worked so hard to build up her consultancy business and Synergy was a big part of that. Thank you xx

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  • Lovey pic of you both Lisa 💛💛

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Lisa Aston wrote

Wendy Woo, my mentor, coach, leader, confidant and most of all a very special and wonderful friend. I love you and am missing you so much.
Jo did you proud Wendy, I hope you were there looking down on us all and could see how much you were loved and respected and how your strength and positive outlook on life shone through us all at your funeral and celebration of life. Don’t worry we will look after Jo for you.
You will be in my heart forever love Lisa 💕💕💕 xxxx

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  • Lovely words Lisa, you were a really good friend to Wendy and I am just so glad she said what she said to you in that phone call. I can not thank you enough for the support for the love and support you have given me since she passed. I will never forget it Lisa and our bond is secured for life. Thank you x💛❤️

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Deborah Eleazar donated £105 in memory of Wendy

You always be in our hearts and thoughts and we shall never forget you. You left a footprint on this earth and made it a better place much love Sarita Deborah and rosalind

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Deborah Eleazar donated £100 in memory of Wendy

Gone but never forgotten always in our hearts, our memories and always inspiring love Deborah Rosalind and Sarita

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  • Deborah this is so kind of you, especially as you sent the gorgeous 'Dog' wreath that Wendy would have loved. Your love and support over the years has been unwavering and we can not thank you enough for everything you have done. The trips to Pritikin and Shreyas are definitely ones for the memory bank. Thank you first cousin from the bottom of my heart.xxx

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Chris Green donated £10 in memory of Wendy

Biggest inspiration was meeting her for the second time just before Ride The Night shorter after her cancer op! I also hope her blogs re cancer have helped many others! Chris (cycle China)

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  • Thank you Chris, this means a lot. Those bike rides gave us all a life long connection and wonderful memories. When I think back to Ride the night, I am amazed by my sister, who would do that after having an operation like that?! xxx

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Britton Guerrina donated £100 in memory of Wendy

In loving memory of the magnificent Wendy Yilmaz Wood

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  • Britt, thank you so much for this very generous donation. I know Wendy would be so touched by people's kindness to help raise money in her memory for two causes that were so important to her in the last year of her life.

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