Condolences have come from across the world for Albury woman Glenda Presutti, who touched hearts as a nurse and set records in powerlifting.
The 65-year-old passed away suddenly at the weekend, to the devastation of her husband Peter and sons Sam and Adam.
Colleagues at Albury Base Hospital, where Mrs Presutti continued to work casually following her retirement, have shared in the family's grief.
Powerlifting Australia also gave condolences, describing Mrs Presutti as "a life-force, setting records well into her 60s and helping selflessly at many events".
More than 300 records were set by the Albury woman following her entry into the sport in 2013, including at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Texas in 2016.
Competitors were among those who personally contacted Mr Presutti after hearing of his wife's passing.
"A lady from Florida contacted me, and I said, 'Do I know you?', and she said, 'No, but I know you. I'm so sorry'," he told The Border Mail.
"Glenda went to Texas and met a lot of powerlifters - she excelled at that and had so many ribbons at home."
Mrs Presutti was born and raised in Albury and began her nursing career in 1973, in midwifery at the old Albury Base Hospital.
"She probably delivered half the babies in Albury in that era," Mr Presutti said.
"She did that for quite a while, then Adam came along in 1979, and then she migrated from maternity to rehabilitation at the Elizabeth Mitchell ward.
"She enjoyed day surgery the most and did that at Albury for a good 15 years.
"Glenda would drop everything to help somebody; there was a diabetic kids camp once a year and Glenda used to go help."
Mrs Presutti witnessed her son Sam be married to his partner Heidi last year and was ecstatic to become a grandmother in March.
"She joked that she was too young to be a grandmother, but as soon as she found out we were pregnant, she said it was the best thing," Sam said.
"Her energy was just amazing - everyone gravitated to her.
"She was so funny, but she was also very sensible and stern - she would tell you how it is.
"I was looking at the condolences and there were names I'd never heard before, with people saying things like, 'I basically wanted to call you my mum, you did so many things for me'.
"That's the impact she had on people."
Sam said his mother was dedicated to her interests, whether it be nursing and campaigning for animal welfare, or later in her life, powerlifting.
"She was very passionate and wouldn't accept anything but the best - people say they gave 110 per cent, but she gave it 130 per cent," he said.
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"She was always trying to look after dogs in the racing industry; re-homing them was a big thing for her.
"She put everything she had into it (powerlifting), and if it wasn't that, it would have been something else."
A highlight for Mrs Presutti was the Texas championships. She told The Border Mail: "To stand up on the podium with the Australian flag wrapped around you, with the national anthem playing the whole way through was pretty humbling really."