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Vale: Lynette Hicks
12.30pm, Friday 27th January 2012

By Margaret Walters
Posted Monday, October 10, 2011

Lynette Hicks passed away peacefully following a stroke on January 23, 2012 at Buckland Nursing Home, Springwood aged 76 years.

The family and friends of Lynette are warmly invited to attend her funeral service to be held at:

Pinegrove Memorial Park
Kington Street (off Great Western Highway),
Minchinbury NSW 2770
Telephone: (02) 9625 8066

Friday 27th January 2012, commencing at 12.30pm

Blue Mountains Funerals
(02) 4782 2922 (02) 4751 6166

Some memories:

Lynette had many interests, but I knew her through serving together on the Folk Federation of NSW committee. She was involved in Mummers Plays, sword dancing and Playford Dancing. She had been a librarian at the ABC and was very knowledgeable, and witty and wise to boot. She's always been a symbol for me of good humour and resilience. (Margaret Walters)

Lynette was involved with the Folk Federation committee when I first came on board. I remember she was very supportive of the work of the Folk Fed and I appreciated how she helped me settle into my role on the committee. Lynette was definitely an 'opinion leader' in the group and a positive force for folk. (Bruce Cameron)

Lynette Hicks and Noreen Grunseit were the original teachers of Sydney Playford Dance Group. Alex and I met there, and learnt English dancing, and our love of it, from them. (Julie Bishop)
Lynette's daughter Madrigal said her mother would like the idea of Sellenger's Round being danced at her funeral.

Lynette had a huge collection of children's books and was particularly interested in the series of Abbey books written by Elsie J. Oxenham which contained many references to folk dancing. Lynette found a significant niche in the group of women who discuss and perpetuate the folklore in these books and they were delighted to find someone who could teach the dances mentioned. In 1997 Lynette wrote an article titled A Letter from Elsie for the Abbey Girls of Australia's publication.

We extend our sympathy to Madrigal and her brother Robin, and family.

Vale: Lynette Hicks