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5 September 2011, 17:11
The family of a mum who's been murdered have paid tribute to a "loving mother, daughter, sister and auntie."
Tracey Anstice, 37, was found stabbed to death at a house in Flitwick, Bedfordshire on Friday 26 August 2011. Her husband Lee Ansitce, 49, who lived with her at Carlisle Road in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, has been charged with her murder.
Speaking from their home in Dunstable, Tracey's family said:
“Tracy was a fantastic Mum. Her young daughter was her life and through she had a huge network of friends who loved her as much as us. In the past six months Tracy was the happiest she had been for a long time. On a recent day out she turned heads because she radiated such vitality and happiness. Tracy was a loyal, loveable, funny and proud. She was also a very private person which we respected.
We were so proud of her. She left Queensbury School and built herself a fantastic career becoming an expert benefit advisor. She loved her job working for the Mental Health Unit at NHS Bedfordshire. We know her colleagues, clients and friends that she has made over the years are deeply saddened by her loss.
Above all we want Tracy to be remembered for the person she was, simply a beautiful loving Mum, daughter, sibling to her ‘bruv’ and sister as well as auntie to her nieces. She made a difference to people. You couldn’t not love her.
We would like to thank everyone for all the messages of love and support that we have and continue to receive.”