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”.