Bethan Evans, Reporter
Saturday, June 23, 2012
FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to a ‘lovely, bubbly’ woman who died suddenly at her home.
Lorraine Dibble, aged 49, was well known throughout her home town of Burnham for her involvement with many clubs and organisations, as well as having her own driving school, Lorraine’s School Of Motoring.
Police were called to her home in Heal Close at 9am on June 10 but are not treating the incident as suspicious and West Somerset coroner’s clerk Julie Stevens confirmed the cause of death was hanging.
An inquest was opened and adjourned last week and a date for the inquest proceedings is now pending.
Tributes have flooded in to the social networking site Facebook, expressing how much friends and family will miss Lorraine.
The mother-of-four was described as ‘a lovely woman with a heart of gold’ and comments such as ‘you were the best mum I could possibly wish for. I idolised you, adored you and loved you so much’ were posted by her children.
Lorraine was an active member of Burnham United Football Club, of which she was treasurer, the Burnham District Pantomime Society and Aces Carnival Club.
Phil New, chairman of Burnham and Highbridge carnival, said: “I’m deeply shocked about what happened. She had been with the Aces Carnival Club since the early 1980s and she was treasurer.
“She was such a lovely, bubbly person and everyone got on well with her.”
Mo Cooper, chairman of the Burnham District Pantomime Society, said: “She will be sadly missed, she was a lovely lady. I have never heard a bad word said about her.
“She supported us for more than 20 years and I am so shocked and saddened that this has happened.”