If there was ever a sentence that sums up the life of Loretta Kervin it was the answer she gave as to why she volunteered for so long, and for so many, in the community.
"You always get out more than you put in."
Mrs Kervin died early on Monday morning at the Blayney Health Service after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
She was 61 years old.
Mrs Kervin volunteered at the Visitor Information Centre, Textures of One, Barry Probus and much more, including working with the various groups trying to make the railway station a new art space.
As one of the founders and a creative force behind the instigation of the Textures of One art exhibition when it began in 2014, Mrs Kervin's passion to see the project succeed has allowed it to become Blayney shire's premier arts event.
Artist and friend Penny May said that working with Loretta was an absolute joy.
"I loved her like a sister," she said.
"It all grew from when I joined Textures of One in 2016 and we were always on the same page and in sync about ideas.
"She also put everyone else ahead of herself."
A memorial service will be held at 10am in the Barry Community Hall this Saturday January 11.
Donations to Daffodil Cottage will be available during the service in lieu of flowers.