Family’s tribute to woman killed in crash at Thurlby

Mandy Sewell

Mandy Sewell

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THE family of a woman killed in a car accident have paid tribute saying she was a wonderful wife and stepmother.

Mandy Sewell, 47, of Brambling Walk, Rippingale, died on Friday following a car accident on the A15 in Thurlby.

Her family released a statement paying tribute to Mrs Sewell, who was known to her friends as Moo.

The statement said: “Mandy was a wonderful wife, stepmum, daughter, sister, cousin, aunty and boss.

“She will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched for her humour, sense of fun and a mischevious streak.

“She was strong willed and stood behind her beliefs but more than this she gave those she loved strength whenever they needed it.”

She lived in Peterborough, before moving to Stamford and then Rippingale. She had worked at Thomas Cook in Peterborough as a senior manager for eight years before moving onto Peterborough Passport Office where she was operations manager.

She was described as a “tough but fair manager who was proud of the people she helped to develop their careers”.

Her family went on to say: “Moo was passionate about history, reading, handbags and her allotment. She adored her family including her beloved miniature schnauzer, Colin.

“She was never happier than being surrounded by the people she loved and anyone who attended one of her parties will have a story to tell and memories they will never forget.

“She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A burning light has gone out in our lives.”

Mrs Sewell was the driver of a Mini Cooper in the accident, which happened at about 7am. She died at the scene.

A white Ford Transit van and a black Volkswagen Golf were also involved.

If you would like to pay tribute to Mandy Sewell e-mail smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk