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Tragic Louise mourned

PUBLISHED: 10:30 06 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

The funeral takes place today of a young woman whose sudden and tragic death has shocked Caister's close-knit community.

Louise Noon's heartbroken family this week paid tribute to her adventurous spirit, and a vibrant, caring, personality that won her many friends.

The funeral takes place today of a young woman whose sudden and tragic death has shocked Caister's close-knit community.

Louise Noon's heartbroken family this week paid tribute to her adventurous spirit, and a vibrant, caring, personality that won her many friends.

Miss Noon, 24, was under the care of Northgate Hospital, Great Yarmouth, when she died on July 23. An inquest heard there were no suspicious circumstances.

Miss Noon's sister Laura Bird, 26. said there were many questions surrounding her sister's death but that the family were taking some comfort from the overwhelming amount of cards, flowers and messages from well-wishers.

Described as “outgoing and sociable” Miss Noon, who went to school in Caister, lived life to the full, enjoying many trips abroad and spending two seasons working in a French ski resort.

“She enjoyed travelling and was quite homely, too, always making sure she was back for Christmas and emailing mum every day,” Mrs Bird said, adding: “We are grateful for the kind messages saying how beautiful she was and how vibrant, smiling and full of life.”

Animal-loving Miss Noon had also worked at Yarmouth Pleasure Beach as a ride attendant, and on reception, but had spoken of “getting a proper grown-up job” in the near future.

Having suffered a bi-polar episode aged 19 she seemed to recover and had a great few years, her sister said, before the disorder returned as recently as April.

“It is so tragic,” Mrs Bird added. “She lived life to the full and got a lot in to those 24 years.”

Albert Jones, managing director of Yarmouth Pleasure Beach said: “She was a lovely person who touched everyone's hearts and had a lovely smile. She was also a bit of an adventurer.

“She never had a bad word to say about anyone and no one had a bad word to say about her. What's happened to her is such a tragedy and everyone is in shock.”

Andrew Hopkins, deputy chief executive of the Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said: “The trust extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Louise Noon who died while receiving care within our organisation.”

“The trust is conducting a full clinical incident review in order to learn any lessons from this tragic incident.”

Miss Noon's parents Claire Noon and Rick Noon who are separated and her brother Sam, 21, are all said to be devastated by the shocking suddenness of her death.

Her funeral is today at 2pm at Winterton Parish Church and afterwards at the Fisherman's Return pub - in recogntion of her love for the tranquil, wildlife-rich village famed for its walks and waves.

Donations to Faith animal charity in memory of Miss Noon via Anglia Co-operative funerals, High Street, Caister.

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