Newspaper Article 1933 – A Tribute to Dorothy Thorburn

A Tribute


Mrs J.K. Thorburn, who passed away suddenly on Monday last, was a very fine pianist who played with a delightfully and masterly execution. Mrs Thorburn has pleased a great many music lovers by her playing during the luncheon and afternoon tea sessions at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ tea-rooms. A beautiful tribute was accorded her by the staff of the tea-rooms. The grand piano, the instrument on which few but Mrs Thorburn had played, was laden with masses of glorious flowers. There were pink carnations (the pianist’s favourite flower), lavender, thylictrum and statice, sweet peas, mignonette, white and pink gladioli, lovely gypsophila and blue and white agapanthus. The whole effect was very lovely.

Mrs Thorburn was laid to rest in the picturesque Havelock North cemetery, many friends being present. This little lady was a staunch friend to many and her bright personality will be greatly missed. – Hawke’s Bay Tribune.

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