Wendy Glanville-Hall dies after cancer battle
A well-known and much-loved Penryn personality has passed away following a long battle with cancer.
Wendy Glanville-Hall, aged 72, was heavily involved in many aspects of town life, being both the founder of the Penryn Mayday Festival and the artistic community known as Arts Alive Penryn.
Integral in the running of the Friday Market in the Temperance Hall, she also hosted a Sunday night show on Penryn and Falmouth’s community radio station Source FM called “Wholistic World,” where old and new religions and beliefs, spiritual paths and healing techniques were explored.
Fellow presenter Matthew Rogers described Wendy as a “caring, outspoken and active member of our family of presenters” who “will be sorely missed.”
He added: “Wendy was always busy with a sparkle in her eyes, a cigarette in her hand and a husky-cackle to match.
“In the early days of Source FM she would often pull up in her red MG, when we were busy building the studio, with a huge flask of tea and coffee, some plastic cups and a round of biscuits. It was just what we needed and she knew it.
“I know I'll never meet another Wendy, people like her are too few and far between. She was a woman who wasn't afraid of speaking her mind. She also cared deeply about how her actions affected the world. “She was colourful in her manner as well as her dress. She was a thoughtful and self deprecating person and she was generous with her time and smile.”
On behalf of the town council, mayor Gill Grant described Wendy as “an extraordinary woman,” who “was just all for Penryn.”
She added: “She had some really good ideas and she worked really hard starting those things up.”
Wendy passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning on October 2 at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, with her family at her side.
A funeral service was held at Penmount Crematorium last Thursday. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice or to Robin Hattsell-Burt, Penryn and Falmouth Funeral Directors.