Toby, Wendy and Robin Mace
Son Toby, Wendy and Robin Mace

The death has been announced of Wendy Mace. She died on Friday February 23, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Her funeral is on Wednesday, March at St John the Baptist’s church in the town in the afternoon.

Harry Mottram recalls: “Wendy was a vibrant, funny, intelligent and articulate member of the Axbridge Book Club – but I most remember her as part of Axbridge Community Theatre – and one role in particular stands out when with her husband Robin she appeared in a production of Neil Simon’s Rumors as Ernie and Cookie Cusack at the Roxy. Wendy played Cookie – a fitting role since she was a brilliant cook! A rich voice, a generous host and always a great laugh – Wendy gave so much to the town – the youth theatre, the carnival, the pageant and many more organisations who benefited from her people skills, her creative talent and her enthusiasm of life. Her civic award was well deserved and resulted in a packed church for the occasion and a standing ovation.”

There’s a brief interview with Wendy in the YouTube Video about ACT’s production of Twelfth Night – Wendy was the designer for the show held in the town hall. The video is here: