TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘wonderful’ woman from the Ribble Valley.

Julia Moore died at home in Chaigley on June 25.

The mum-of-two lost her battle with cancer, and family and friends said she will be missed by her family.

She was the much-loved and loving wife of the late Stuart, great mum and best friend of James and Lotte, and adored little sister of Jonny, Phil, Nick and Fi.

Julia was also a cherished sister-in-law and auntie, and a dear and loyal friend to many.

Julia was well-known and had many good friends who described her as the ‘crackling life force’ at the centre of her family and friendships.

She liked nothing better than a good old catch-up over a coffee or a glass of Prosecco, and her family said she will be remembered for her fun-loving sense of humour and sunshine personality, with a huge capacity to love and care for others.

Julia spent many happy hours walking her beloved dog Leo on Longridge Fell and all around Stonyhurst.

She was a long-standing member at Roefield Leisure, where manager Dave Potts said: “Julia was a member of Roefield for 22 years and attended every weekday, and admitted it was her second home.

“She was enthusiastic beyond belief and was always keen to better her fitness as well as having some fun in the process.

“She trained individually in the gym, but it was the classes in which she really excelled and enjoyed, whether it be group training, pilates or spinning.

“Julia would brighten any class with her enthusiasm and wit and encouraged other members of the class to train hard and enjoy themselves. The instructors benefited as well from her knowledge and enthusiasm.

“Julia was not just a highly-respected member, but a friend, not only to me, my staff and also the members who knew her. She will be sadly missed.”

Sue Robinson, a friend of Julia’s said: “As a young girl you were always funny, joyous and joyful and you grew up to be a beautiful, loving and much loved mum, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many.

“You have always faced life’s knocks head on with strength courage and dignity while never losing sight of the very essence of Ju.

“Your children, brother and sisters and the rest of us were blessed to be part of your story. you will always have a special place in our hearts, so goodbye dear Ju, until we meet again, may you rest in peace.”