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Remembered with Affection - Patricia Nooria Hallett née Hammersley-Smith (Caer Gwent 1936)

Obituary published in OGA Chain magazine 2019
Obituary published in OGA Chain magazine 2019

12 March 1922 - 26 Feb 2019

Patricia was well known for her friendliness and hospitality. She had many friends and loved bringing people together.

She sadly passed away this year aged 96 but was regarded as one of Lymington’s best known residents.

Patricia met her late husband Geoffrey when they were both working in an army hospital in Egypt during the war. He was a surgeon and she was a theatre nurse. After his proposal, they married in the cathedral in Cairo and returned to live in Lymington when the war was over. They were married for 51 years. 

Geoffrey then took up a position as surgeon at Southampton hospital and together they had four children, Nigel, Claire, Louise and Tamsin.

One of Patricia’s great passions in life was for the arts and she was in fact the founder member of the New Forest Decorative and Fine Arts Society. She was President of this and two other societies (the New Forest Evening Society and the Wessex Society) until her death.

Travelling was another love and Patricia visited many countries, including India, Nepal and China. She once worked for a travel company as a tour manager, after meeting the owners on a Nile cruise. They were so impressed with her that they gave her a job.

Patrica took up travelling again after Geoffrey died and was still travelling at the age of 93! 

She spent many happy times in Morocco at her daughter’s house. 

She will be sorely missed by her many friends, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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