Babs Drinkwell was the mother of Lily Drinkwell and the sister of Diane and Lynette Drinkwell. Babs fell ill in around 2015 and was bed-ridden. As a result, her daughter Lily became her carer. Babs died on 2nd January 2017, devastating Diane and Lily. Diane asked Lily if she wanted to stay with them, and she accepted.