Dubbed as the "pottery lady," hundreds of Egyptians took to social media to mourn the death of a Swiss lady that had been living amongst them for the past 40 years.
Evelyne Porret's death was announced by the Fayoum’s Tourism Authority and the Swiss Embassy in Egypt, saying that she passed away after 81 years of eventful and loving life.
Porret had been living in Egypt since the early 1960s after visiting Tunis village in the Fayoum Oasis in Middle Egypt. She was also married to one of Egypt's most popular poets Sayed Hijab who passed away in 2017.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Swiss Embassy in Egypt bids farewell to a pioneer in creative community service and community development and a pillar of the Swiss community in Egypt. RIP Ms. Evelyne Porret. #TunisVillage #Fayoum https://t.co/kwhhRz3en6 pic.twitter.com/96uR33bM02— Swiss Embassy Cairo (@CH_Cairo) June 2, 2021
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