1974 - 2017
Elaine McIver worked as a police officer for Cheshire Constabulary and was killed in the Manchester terror attack while she was with her husband Paul.
Paul and their children were critically injured in the explosion.
A statement said: “Elaine was a much-loved daughter, sister, Auntie, friend and colleague, the best we could ever have wished for.
“She was everyone’s friend, thoughtful beyond belief with an effervescent and outgoing personality.
“She would have been devastated by the injuries sustained by her partner Paul, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.
"Elaine was a much loved daughter, sister, auntie, friend and colleague, the best we could ever have wished for," McIver's family said in a statement. "She was everyone's friend, thoughtful beyond belief with an effervescent and outgoing personality."
"Elaine just loved life, and had a major love of music. Despite what has happened to her, she would want us all to carry on regardless and not be frightened by fear tactics, instead she regularly urged us all to rise up against it," they added.
Cheshire Police released a statement confirming McIver's death, saying that her loss was felt across the force and the wider community.
"Friends who knew her well have described her as big hearted, bubbly and a positive person. We are supporting her family at this very difficult time, and will be providing support for friends and colleagues from the Constabulary as we come to terms with the loss of an officer in such tragic and heart-rending circumstances. We will not let evil win," the force's statement said.