Mrs Susan Panton

Mrs Susan Panton

t is with a sore heart that I have to tell you of the death of our secretary, Susan.

Susan died on Sunday 20th May in Belhaven Hospital, her family beside her, after a long battle with cancer

Susan had been our secretary for many years with Dunbar’s John Muir Association and with Friends. She kept us all on the straight and narrow, organising events such as the Sand Sculpture competition, talks and walks , beach clear ups and, my particular favourite, the mulled wine and mince pie(s) at Christmas. She personified the saying ‘if you want something done, give it to a busy person.’

As a museum assistant at John Muir’s Birthplace, her talent at craft was immeasurable. She continually came up with ideas to educate and excite the children who came to the workshops and drop-ins. She contributed so much to the success of the Birthplace. As a volunteer at the Birthplace, I will miss the gorgeous smile that greeted me when I came in, a smile that filled the whole room with brightness. I am privileged that Susan considered me her friend.

Susan was a much loved wife, mother, daughter and sister and our heartfelt sympathies are with Jim, Katie, Ian and Hugh and all the family. Susan was a committed Christian and I know that she is now at rest with her God.


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