Lithgow Garden Club have farewelled their founding member, Lillian Gummow who died recently.
Lillian was a life member, a very hard worker, a lovely, talented woman and was very active in the club.
She was the backbone of the Club from the first meeting seeking interest in forming a garden club in Lithgow.
Lillian brought a wealth of experience and held the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer. Social Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Public Officer.
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The Blue Mountains Zone Garden Club hosted the Garden Clubs of Australia National Convention in 2011 with Lillian as Treasurer and Al Ritchie a President. It was a great success. Lillian was honoured with Life Membership in 2014. She will be greatly missed.
Her long time friend, Mr Ritchie arranged a fitting tribute for Lillian and it was decided for her ashes to be scattered under a tree at the Tall Trees Arboretum at Lake Wallace.
A large number of members attended and also planted a tree in memory of their friend.
Following the memorial ceremony, a luncheon was held at the Wallerawang Bowling Club, with lots of reminiscing.
It was a lovely, but sad day.
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