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Family pay tribute to keen gardener and WI President

Norma Hutchinson.

Norma Hutchinson.

The family of a botanically adept Hunmanby woman have paid tribute to her, after she passed away.

Filey Flower Club member Norma Hutchinson died on February 14, two days after she gave her final flower arranging demonstration.

In a statement, the family of the 74-year-old said: “Norma was a proud member of the local community and was actively involved with many local organisations.”

A keen gardener, she joined the club in 1981 and discovered a passion for flower arranging, eventually serving as club president from 2001 until 2003.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Norma helped with the Muston and Hunmanby youth clubs and then as Tawny Owl at Hunmanby Brownies, and enjoyed decorating the floats and taking part in the annual village carnival procession.

A keen and talented artist, Norma attended Hunmanby Art Club that was held at the Methodist Chapel by local artist Keith Rosser.

In the 1980s Norma ran the Forge Café at the Village Craft Centre owned by close friends John and Pat Hill.

She was the current President of the Hunmanby WI and involved in many local events and at regional level as part of the East Riding Federation, campaigning nationally on many vital issues.

She is survived by her husband Doug, four children and nine grandchildren. Her funeral will be held at Hunmanby Church on Monday March 3.

She will be cremated at East Riding Crematorium.

 
 
 

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