Susan Shaw-Cooper (Darkbrowneggs.)

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Susan Shaw-Cooper (Darkbrowneggs.)

Post by Marigold » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:28 pm

I read with sadness this Facebook post by Sue's brother, letting us know that she has died. Sue will be remembered by many of you for her expertise in poultry keeping, and her wonderful blog about her adventurous travels in Thebus with her beloved Great Danes, first Phoebe and then Phoebe 2.
See She visited HenGen on Fetlar at one point, see ... 4583515132
She had been courageously living with cancer for quite some time. She was a great character, and lived life to the full in spite of her health problems.

Here is the FB announcement.

"Hello Mike here Susans brother. It is with great sadness that Sue has lost her fight to cancer and we have lost a good person. I know Sue had a lot of friends on and off of Facebook that will want to know the funeral arrangements. As with family tradition the service will be close family members only.
If anyone wishes to send flowers I would ask you to make donations to Sue’s favourite charity in The Gambia. During her last weeks she paid for a boor hole, pumping system and waters storage system, this work was completed and brought her great happiness for what it had done for the village.
Please find link for donations:- ... fr2ZkbUsT9
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Post by Icemaiden » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi Marigold.
Thanks for letting us know. While I only knew Sue through the forum, it's sad to hear that she's gone. I'm glad she's not suffering though, & hope that she's been reunited with her hens who'd passed away before her.

I hope that her blogs stay on line; I still haven't read them all...

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Post by bigjim » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:54 pm

Sad news.
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Post by Hen-Gen » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:50 pm

A remarkable and courageous woman. Go in peace.
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Post by Margaid » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Really sad news, but not altogether unexpected. I had two of her CLBs, not long before she sold up and bought TheBus.
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Post by bigyetiman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:26 pm

That is sad news, only knew her through her blog, but her humour and courage shone through.
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Post by NicolsT » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:21 am

So very sad, I got to know her quite well, although I only met her once. Lovely lady..
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Post by LadyA » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:04 am

I saw the post on FB too. Very sad. She fought long and well.
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Post by chrismahon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:27 pm

Very sad. She gave much needed good advice on several occasions in my early years of chicken keeping. I saw the photos of 'Thebus' and think it took a very brave lady to navigate something that size down the countryside she visited. Shame I never met her.
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