Stalwart helper is mourned

This Is Wiltshire: Olive ‘Livvy’ Ainge Olive ‘Livvy’ Ainge

Tributes have been paid to Olive ‘Livvy’ Ainge, a keen supporter of the Wharf Theatre and Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes.

Mrs Ainge, of Meadow Drive, Devizes, died on September 5, aged 76.

She and her husband, Don, moved to Devizes 19 years ago after they retired.

Mrs Ainge was a life member of the Wharf and acted in numerous productions, and she was a volunteer at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum for more than ten years.

Merrily Powell, an actress and director at the Wharf Theatre, said: “Livvy was an amazing ambassador for the Wharf.”

Doug Roseaman, trustee of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, said: “Livvy enthused donors about the museum – she was wonderful.”

Mrs Ainge had been unwell for the past year. Three months ago she was diagnosed with polymyalgia, a condition which causes pain in the muscles around the joints. She was taken into hospital three weeks ago and a week later tests found she had stomach cancer which had spread to her lungs and liver.

A humanist funeral service will be held on Tuesday at West Wiltshire Cremator-ium, Semington, at 12.15pm.

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