LAURA Mason (nee McDermott), formerly of Manton, died after a short illness in Tasmania.
The funeral service took place at Mountain River, where she had lived for many years.
Laura grew up in Manton and attended Oakham Central School, followed by Teacher Training College in Worcester, where she qualified as a teacher. She moved to London to teach and became a member of Bach Choir. With her husband Edgar (who she survived) she moved to Australia in the late 1960s.
Laura will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her, especially by her immediate family and sisters.