Sue Deacon dies aged 43 after short illness


Susan Deacon, Operations Director of Oban Marina, has died aged 43 after a short illness.
The operators of Oban Marina said Sue was ‘much loved by all: berthholders, colleagues, regular visitors and her many friends and business contacts in and around Oban’.

They said: ‘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 marina.’

The marina lies on the Isle of Kerrera, on Scotland’s West Coast.
Sue took on the role of Marina Manager five years ago. After the marina went into receivership, the new owners made Sue the Director of Operations last February. She was responsible for the day-to-day running of the marina and boatyard.

Marina owner, Peter Weir, wife Katy and son Tim all expressed their sorrow and gratitude to Sue for her ‘hard work and selfless commitment’ to Oban Marina.

Mr Weir said: ‘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.’

Photo: Sue Deacon in yellow. Oban Marina owner Peter Weir said: ‘This shows Sue Deacon as she was – mixing with visitors to ensure they enjoyed their stay.’