‘Inspirational’ Worle woman remembered as ‘beautiful’ character

PUBLISHED: 19:00 02 August 2018

Rebecca Dinsdale with her mum Patsy Dixon.

Rebecca Dinsdale with her mum Patsy Dixon.


A ‘determined’ and ‘inspirational’ Worle woman who was not expected to live past two weeks old has died suddenly at the age of 35.

Rebecca Dinsdale with her family.Rebecca Dinsdale with her family.

Rebecca Dinsdale was a ‘beautiful’ and ‘outgoing’ person according to her friends and family, despite suffering from brittle bones disease.

Known affectionately as Becky, her family were told she would not survive past two weeks old after she was born with osteogenesis imperfecta and with every bone in her body broken.

However, she defied the doctors time and time again and ‘proved them wrong’ after learning to sit up, crawl and walk.

Patsy Dixon told the Mercury her daughter was the ‘most bubbly person’ growing up and constantly defied the odds which were stacked against her.

Rebecca DinsdaleRebecca Dinsdale

Becky attended mainstream school in Weston, studying at Becket Primary School and Priory Community School before going on to study administration at Weston College where she met close friend Sarah Evans.

Sarah said: “She was a rebel and we always joked you could hear her before you saw her.

“She never wanted to be treated any different and while she was only 3ft 7ins, she had a personality 12ft tall.

“She has helped so many people in Weston and Worle, buying food for the homeless and working with people with disabilities and emailing people who are struggling with depression to make sure they were okay.”

Rebecca Dinsdale with her husband Norman.Rebecca Dinsdale with her husband Norman.

Becky lived in the area her entire life until recently when she realised every girl’s dream and was able to walk down the aisle to her groom Norman.

She later moved to Ireland to live with him but came home to Weston days before she died.

The family enjoyed 10 days together before Becky and Norman drove up to Liverpool to get a ferry back to Ireland.

The couple enjoyed an evening together on the ferry and went to bed but sadly Becky did not wake up the following morning.

Rebecca DinsdaleRebecca Dinsdale

The pair would have celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last week.

Her dad, Andy, said: “Becky was always so strong willed, if she did not want to do something she wouldn’t and if she did then she would.”

Becky’s funeral will be held at 3.30pm on August 15 at Weston Crematorium followed by a ‘big party in her memory’ at the Royal Hotel, in South Parade.

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