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- Posts: 2
- Joined: 26 Jan 2014
- Branch: BROMLEY
- Country: UK
- Role within the BCSS: Branch Show
I am so sorry to have to tell you all that Alain Sutton, our Branch Treasurer, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday 6th November. Alain was a founder member of our Branch almost 40 years ago and was always a strong support to the Branch throughout all the years since then. He had a dry sense of humour and was extremely creative and enthusiastic about new ideas. He had a mixed collection, with some very nice cacti as well as succulents and he was particularly interested in Mesembs. He was enjoying spending more time on his plants, having sold his accountancy business in January this year and retired. Anticipating retirement, he had also taken on the role of Seed Distributor for the Mesem Study Group this year and had done this extremely well.
We shall all miss Alain very much and our sincere sympathies go to his wife Val and their children, Charlotte and Peter.
- Posts: 3260
- Joined: 20 Apr 2009
- Branch: DARTFORD
- Country: UK
- Role within the BCSS: Branch Chair
- Location: Hartley, LONGFIELD, Kent
Chairman, BCSS Dartford Branch
Treasurer, Haworthia Society
Chairman, Tephrocactus Study Group
Moderator, BCSS Forum
(Gasteria, Mammillaria, small Opuntia, Cleistocactus and Sempervivum are my current special interests)