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Tributes 

Norma Margaret Irvine

I was concerned when I learned that Norma had been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus infection, and then it came as a great shock when I was told later that she had passed away. Although our paths had never crossed professionally, she was a near neighbour living only a few doors away. On many occasions, she would stop for a lengthy chat when I was pottering about in my front garden. She was a friendly and kind person and always showed a real interest in people. When a relative of mine was undergoing cancer treatment recently, she never failed to ask after his progress and wellbeing.

I am most grateful to her for her help in delivering several items that I had donated to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s museum, when I was unable to do so personally. 

It was a sign of the sincere regard in which she was held that on the day of her funeral, in spite of the most inclement weather, a great many local residents stood in tribute outside their homes as her cortege passed by. She will indeed be missed by us all, and heartfelt condolences go to her daughters, Helen and Morag, and family. 

Frank Bayford 

 

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2020.20207998

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