Oban Marina pays tribute to Sue Deacon – ‘a wonderful woman’

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The owners of Oban Marina at Kerrera announce with much sadness, the loss of Susan Deacon, their Operations Director, who passed away last week after a short illness.

The photograph above shows Sue Deacon as Peter Weir, owner of the marina says she was -  ‘Laughing and happy, mixing with visitors to ensure they enjoyed their stay.’

Mr Weir and his colleagues say:

’43-year old Sue was much loved by everyone: berthholders; colleagues; regular visitors; and her many friends and business contacts in and around Oban.

‘She will be remembered for her ever-present enthusiasm and wit, as well as her tireless energy, big welcoming smile and non-stop hard work to make sure she looked after all aspects of running the popular marina on the Isle of Kerrera, West Coast of Scotland.

‘Having taken on the role of Marina Manager five years previously, the marina went into receivership and the new owners made Sue the Director of Operations last February. She was responsible for the day-today running of the marina and boatyard under Oban Marina & Yacht Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The North Ledaig Co. Ltd. She worked hard with the new owners to ensure its continued success and development, always striving to offer the best customer service and to welcome sailors from all over the world, as well as those closer to home.

‘Owner, Peter Weir, wife Katy and son Tim all express their sorrow and gratitude to Sue for all her hard work and selfless commitment to Oban Marina, with Peter saying:  “We have known Sue and her former husband Neil Price for many years as they worked for us at the caravan park before we bought Oban Marina. Both continued to work at the marina and Sue had the full responsibility for running it on a daily basis when we took over. She ensured the continued popularity and success of the business with her enthusiasm and sheer physical hard work. She was a fun, hard working and vivacious; a wonderful lady who set a real example for us all”.

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4 Responses to Oban Marina pays tribute to Sue Deacon – ‘a wonderful woman’

  1. This is such sad news. Sue will be irreplaceable, she was unfailingly cheerful, enthusiastic and willing to help.
    Sincerest condolences to Sue’s family and to all those who were close to her.

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  2. Very sad news indeed. Sue and her wonderful smile and capable mind will be very much missed. My heart goes out to her family and friends near and far.

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  3. So sad to lose such a firm friend. Had so much fun working and laughing together.Will miss this lovely lady so much and my heart goes out to all those close to her.

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  4. I will remember Sue, as when she heard me call up on the radio that I was coming in, she would not only direct me to a berth , but she would get 2 bottles of Bloodhound open and ready for me when I arrived. We had a lot in common, as both if us were ex police. It was a privilege to have known her. I will be up again this year and I will toast her spirit with a Bloodhound. Cheers, Sue, and thank you.

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