Alain Sutton - Sad news from Bromley Branch

Post details of any upcoming events, meets or newsworthy stories about our hobby.
Post Reply
HecticH
BCSS Member
Posts: 2
Joined: 26 Jan 2014
Branch: BROMLEY
Country: UK
Role within the BCSS: Branch Show

Alain Sutton - Sad news from Bromley Branch

Post by HecticH » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:30 pm

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.
User avatar
Tony R
Moderator
Posts: 3260
Joined: 20 Apr 2009
Branch: DARTFORD
Country: UK
Role within the BCSS: Branch Chair
Location: Hartley, LONGFIELD, Kent

Re: Alain Sutton - Sad news from Bromley Branch

Post by Tony R » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:42 pm

See pinned post from last weekend:
https://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=170836
Tony Roberts
Chairman, BCSS Dartford Branch
Treasurer, Haworthia Society
Chairman, Tephrocactus Study Group
Moderator, BCSS Forum
Kent
(Gasteria, Mammillaria, small Opuntia, Cleistocactus and Sempervivum are my current special interests)
Post Reply