Tribute for Lucy Ellis – 1st June 2018
We released 500 balloons in the field behind my house on 1st June 2018 – 6pm.
It was a very special moment for all to talk about Lucys memorys.
Thank you for everyone that came and made it a special moment.
Lucy Ellis passed away on Tuesday May 15th 2018 after a sudden onset of Sepsis at the age of 16 years old.
Dearly loved daughter of Catherine and Neil and much loved and adored by her identical twin sister Sophie. Beloved granddaughter, niece and cousin.
Lucy touched the hearts of everyone she met and will be greatly missed. Physical talented skills aside, she excelled in skills of empathy, caring, loving and a driven passion for making a difference. Special.
She will live in our hearts forever and she will be smiling down to assure her life has made a difference to so many people.
A Funeral Service, in memory of Lucy, will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 11:00, at the St Basils Church, Bassaleg with Rev’d Christopher Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Bassaleg Cemetery at 12:30.
The family kindly request family only flowers, however, there will be some pink roses available at the cemetery to mark the celebration that you may wish to place with Lucy in her resting place.
Those who so desire may make memorial donations of Lucy can do so to the “Lucy Ellis Foundation” detailed at the church and also mentioned at the service.
On Tuesday 15th May one of our Welsh Acrobatic gymnasts, Lucy Ellis, sadly passed away.
16-year-old Lucy started her gymnastics career with Newport Acrobatic Club. She was a vivacious, happy and enthusiastic member of the club for many years. At the age of 12 Lucy decided to try Artistic gymnastics and for almost three years she attended Cardiff Central Youth Novice Squad.
Very quickly Lucy became an integral part of the Novice/Tumbling Squad, fully immersing herself in all aspects of the club and competing in and around South Wales. She also spent time volunteering for many of Welsh Gymnastics’ competitions.
Lucy’s passion for Acrobatic gymnastics was too great and she left CCYC to continue her gymnastics career back at Newport Acrobatic Gymnastics Club. Throughout her 9 years at Newport she took home many medals and had the opportunity to gain international honours by competing at the Celtic Cup in 2017 – a dream of hers from a very young age.
Lucy’s last competition with the club was an international event in Turin, Italy before training at King Edmund Gymnastics Club.
Lucy’s dedication to the sport was second to none and she was a true professional. She made some very close friendships whilst taking part in a sport that she loved.