Aimee Hilton. Photo: Supplied.

Asthma attack claims mum


The death of young mother, who was hospitalised last week after suffering a severe asthma attack, is an “absolute tragedy,” say those close to her.

Aimee Hilton, 26, was hospitalised last week and died on Friday. She leaves behind a four-year-old son.

“Our beautiful girl will be desperately missed but deeply remembered and still loved by so many close friends and family,” her parents said.

Aimee was a familiar face as a barista at Zumo, whose staff are in mourning.

“She made a huge impact on us,” said owner Allen Chambers. “She was warm and caring and bubbly. One of our team said to me she was really the peacemaker.”

The store was closed on Saturday and Monday to give staff time to grieve.

“We are in a state of shock,” Allen said. “When it happens to anyone that young it really is an absolute tragedy.”

Aimee’s parents said that the family had been inundated with “so many kind words”.

“Wonderful deeds of unselfish help and received unwavering support during this sad time, for which we are eternally thankful.”

“Our lives will never be the same again, but the gift of having Aimee with us for the time we did, will always be remembered with deep love, and cherished until the end of time. Love you little mouse, sleep well.”

They said Aimee’s organ donation had already saved lives.

“What a girl.”