Tributes flow for loved resident


THE death of one of Grafton's most loved residents, Norma Butcher, has shocked and saddened not only her family, but all those who knew here.

Mrs Butcher was killed last week when the car she was driving veered off Southgate Road just north of Grafton, and crashed into a tree.

Her son Geoff said his Mum had been returning from the Maclean markets, an event she truly loved.

He said the loss of his Mum was a tragedy because she was always willing to give of herself.

"She would do anything for anybody and wouldn't expect anything back," he said.

"Mum was a giver, not a taker, and she loved and supported her family."

Mr Butcher said his Mum loved gardening.

Her garden always stood out on her street.

Mrs Butcher is survived by her sons Geoff and Ron, daughters-in-law Wendy and Irene and grandchildren Bradley, Paul, Tim, Dean and Holly.

Her funeral will be held tomorrow at Grafton's Christ Church Cathedral from 10am.

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