Tribute to former writer from Aylesbury who battled disability

A former journalist who fought disability to lead a happy life in Aylesbury has died peacefully aged 84.

After spending much of her childhood in hospital after suffering polio, Lynn Hobday was challenged by disabilities throughout her life.

But she was driven to succeed and travelled the world on assignments for Candy Shop Magazine during the 1950s.

Lynn married Fred Hobday, and shortly after the birth of their first son Ian in London in 1960, they moved to Aylesbury.

In Aylesbury they welcomed a second son, Stephen, born in 1961 and both boys grew up in town.

Lynn was very active, in spite of her disability, and would regularly attend dances with friends and family.

She worked as a secretary in the junior school that both boys attended on Elmhurst Estate in Aylesbury, and went on to run the Bucks Association for the Blind, a field she continued to be involved in right up to her retirement.

Fred and Lynn retired to North Hykeham, and after Fred had passed away, Lynn moved to Minster Court in Lincolnshire where she had spent the last three years.

Lynn is survived by her son, Ian, her brother and sisters in law Bob, Jennifer & Eileen, three nieces and one nephew; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

There will be a service at the Lincoln Crematorium on February 27 at 2.30pm for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given at the crematorium, or sent in her name to Cancer Research.