Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

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Wendy A. Sullivan formerly Ling aka Goodwin
Born 1950s.
Account confirmed 14 Sep 2015 | Wendy's 13713 contributions | 1258 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2015 | Last significant change: 17 Feb 2018
17:38: Terry Wright added the Military and War Project Member badge for Wendy (Ling) Sullivan. [Thank Terry for this]
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Categories: Ipswich, Suffolk | Ling-1181 | Chocolate Needed | Military and War Project Member.


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Wendy (Ling) Sullivan was born in England.

I was born on Wednesday, August 25th, 1954 in Ipswich, Suffolk, the only child of Ronald Ling & Betty Robinson. My birth was not straight forward, and for the first three days of my life, it was not certain that I would survive. My dear Mum, who had gone through hell to give birth to me was now not allowed to hold me. Finally, my parents were allowed to hold me, and then to take me home, where I started a life filled with more love than can ever be described in words. We lived at 102 Richmond Road, Ipswich for about the first 3 years of my life. This was my Mothers' family home. When I was about 3 years old we moved to 86, Waveney Road, Ipswich, which had been my Father's family home.

When I was born, my legs were found to be crooked, and to rectify this I had to sleep in wooden splints. I can still remember being laid on the dining room table and my Dad strapping the splints to my legs. He would then carry me upstairs to my bedroom, where both he and my mum would sit, until I finally fell asleep. I know now how much anguish doing that caused my parents, but because of their love, I am able to wear whatever footwear I want to now, because my legs are straight and my feet are in the correct position.

My first 2 years at school were spent at Springfield Infants school, followed at age 7 by Springfield Junior School. At age 11, I progressed to Westbourne High School, where I spent another torturous 5 years. For the majority of my school life I was bullied and picked on, but looking back now I think that the actions of those bullies actually had a positive affect on me and made me stronger for it.

I needed that strength after I married my first husband Malcolm Goodwin. After a little over 2 years of marriage, and finding that he was going to be a father, he moved out of the family home. Within 2 weeks of that I lost my beloved father. My son James M.A. Goodwin was born on August 5th 1978 but sadly lost his fight for life just 22 hours & 7 minutes later.

I found work as a bartender in a popular bar and for the next 2 years worked 6 days a week. My Mother then told me of a position that was opening up in an office where she worked and where my Father had worked until his death. Finally I found a job which I was happy doing, and alongside people that I respected and that respected me. I made friends that were true friends, something that I had lacked before. I began to work with a colleague for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind in my spare time which in turn led me to meet the Duchess of Kent. I also did a 25 mile charity walk with another colleague. My self confidence grew and I took a vacation abroad, my first out side of the UK and alone. I found another true friend there and we vacationed together for the next 3 years, until her marriage.

I met my husband Peter Sullivan through that same holiday company and we married on September 28th,1985. We have 2 beautiful Daughters and 1 rather cheeky but handsome Grandson, who is my inspiration for creating a family tree and finding out more about my ancestors.

When my time comes to start the new phase of life's journey, I want to be able to leave him some insight as to where his roots are. Without roots and values there is little chance to grow and blossom into what you are destined to become. I hope, when I leave this earth, that I will find my parents waiting for me, then I can tell them how much I truly appreciate them and love them, which is something I don't feel I did.

Digital Afterlife

In the event of my passing into the next phase of lifes' journey, or that I have become unable through physical or mental illness, to continue my labour of love on my branches, I place the profiles I manage into the caring hands of the Wikitree Admin. If any member(s) of my family have the desire to continue what I have started, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles and have the guidance to continue in the proper manner. Any locked profiles that I manage I believe to contain only information that can be found on the internet, so they may be dealt with as privacy would allow.

Ling-1181 18:09, 30 December 2017 (EST)


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Wendy is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Challenges make life interesting
I would love to make the tree stronger by connecting loose profiles
finding pieces to join the tree together
Curing the tree of error messages
My nationality
Always happy to try and provide an answer
Trying hard to honour those who gave their lives so we could be free
I was made to feel welcome when I joined. I hope I can do the same for newcomers
Where I was born
my birth surname
honouring the heroes of conflict who fought for freedom and justice.
My mum's maiden name
finding sources for unsourced profiles
so much fun to find sources for unsourced profiles in 24 hours
Proud to be a project member


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On 16 Feb 2018 at 22:05 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Congratulations on becoming a project coordinator. You do so many great things for WikiTree that this is more than well deserved!

Emma :-)

On 16 Feb 2018 at 18:18 GMT J. Crook wrote:

I dislike the way stickers display on profiles, so I will remove all references to the Great War if that is what is required to acknowledge someone's service. Thanks.

On 13 Feb 2018 at 14:32 GMT Christine (Campbell) Preston wrote:

Thanks Wendy !! I have a bunch of members for World War I that I will work on getting the information on and add the same template !

On 31 Jan 2018 at 22:14 GMT Sharon (Blair) Connell wrote:

Thanks Wendy, for offering to help me. I am a member of Ancestry.com and have a Gedmatch kit #. I will need some time to figure out how all this can be intergrated. I am sure I will need some help doing that. Warm Regards, Sharon

On 31 Jan 2018 at 21:17 GMT Lori Orbeton wrote:

I need to correct something how do i do it

On 23 Jan 2018 at 12:43 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 21 Jan 2018 at 10:07 GMT Irene Dillon wrote:

Hi Wendy, I'm thinking that particular John Amass is probably deceased and maybe could go to a.lesser privacy, unless he has a spouse still living. If you feel he needs it changed, do go ahead and make any changes you feel are appropriate.

On 18 Jan 2018 at 19:07 GMT Christine (Wyatt) Stockman wrote:

I do not know what you want me to correct on my dad's page... Ralph C. Wyatt - wikitree #1010

On 18 Jan 2018 at 13:22 GMT Bobbie (Williamson) Schaffer wrote:


Please help me out, I don't understand what I need to correct.

Could you please fix the error: 863 Missing <references /> tag.

Thanks, Bobbie

On 17 Jan 2018 at 22:53 GMT Linda (Dreiling) Rivera wrote:


Thanks for your messages. I am in the process of correcting/adding references for a number of my entries. It is a slow process, but I am working on some of them today.


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