PC Fiona Bone lived in Sale, Greater Manchester, with her partner Clare Curran, with whom she was planning a civil partnership, and Ms Curran's daughter Jessie.
The police officer's family paid tribute to "a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent".
PC Bone was "so happy" in life, planning her civil partnership and on the day she died she had spoken to Miss Curran about invitations to the ceremony.
She had served with Greater Manchester Police for five years and although quiet and reserved at first, had later come out of her shell and colleagues came to regard her as a calm, collected and professional officer who could defuse situations with her gentle manner.
Police officer Fiona Bone was kind and gentle but also a "brave rock of a woman", mourners at her funeral heard today.
Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Manchester as the public paid their respects to PC Nicola Hughes who was shot while on duty.