900 bid farewell to young farmer Lucie
It was standing room only at Wymondham Abbey yesterday as the agricultural industry across the county and country celebrated the life of a leading Norfolk young farmer Lucie Proctor.
It was standing room only at Wymondham Abbey last week as the agricultural industry across the county and country celebrated the life of a leading Norfolk young farmer Lucie Proctor.
Her short but shining life was highlighted by the Rev Angela Reynolds as friends and family paid tribute to her achievements over the past few years.
The 25-year-old marketing executive at the country's leading farmers' buying group Anglia Farmers collapsed and died just a week before Christmas.
Her husband Robert, of Reymerston, who delivered the first of four tributes to about 900 people, described her amazing energy and enthusiasm and recalled her sheer zest for life.
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Speaking on behalf of her friends, Clare Packer said that farmers' daughter Lucie, who had married in June 2007, has been such 'a bright spark.'
Land agent and family friend Mike Gamble, who had watched Lucie's dynamic progress through young farmers over the past 10 years, said that she had been described as a rising star of Norfolk's farming industry.
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Her contributions to the young farmers' movement at club level, where she had twice led her
club to county rally success, and also as a public speaker on the national stage showed her
sense of drive and dedication, he said.
Mrs Reynolds said that the family has requested donations to buy a special bed for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's intensive care unit.
Donations can also be sent to Allcock Family Funeral Services, Falcon Road, 96a City Road, Norwich NR1 2HD.