A Tribute to a Lovely Learner

It is with much sadness to lose a member of my Menheniot Class, aged just 61, on Thursday 7th January 2016.

Sue Hyde a talented learner loved her art and attended my classes for many, many years, she struggled with poor health for quite a long time, but this did not deter her, she never gave in and continued to come to class despite being in much pain.  Last term (Sept to Dec 2015) her husband Charles came along to classes to accompany her and started to paint himself, although we have lost Sue we still have Charles to keep us in check and I know that she was delighted to know that he will continue to paint, so Sue will live on through Charles.  I wanted to share with you some images to pay tribute to a lady that endured a lot of pain and suffering but carried on with her love of painting.  She will be greatly missed.    

 

 

A Proud Puffin with Sue in 2008

A Proud Sue with her Puffin in 2008

 

Sue showing off one of her printed Christmas Cards in 2008

Showing off one of her printed Christmas Cards in 2008

 

Sue proud as punch with her framed flower painting in 2009

Proud as punch with her framed flower painting in 2009

 

Sue presenting a cheque to the Arthritis Research UK Charity in 2010

Presenting a cheque to the Arthritis Research UK Charity in 2010

 

At Class in 2011

 

Sue at her post at the Learner Art Exhibition in 2011

In Charge of ‘Card’ Sales at the Learner Art Exhibition in 2011

 

Sue had immense fun with this exercise in 2012

Sue had immense fun with this exercise in 2012

 

Sue and Charles enjoying the sun at Heligan on the Painting Holiday in 2013

Sue and Charles enjoying the sun at ‘Heligan’ on the Painting Holiday in 2013

 

Sue hard at work at Caerhays during the Painting Holiday in 2013

Hard at work at ‘Caerhays’ during the Painting Holiday in 2013

 

Sue keeping cool under the brolly that was strapped to the scooter with Charles's Belt from his Shorts! and Charles hiding around the corner with his shorts around his ankles in 2013.

Keeping cool under the brolly that was strapped to the scooter with Charles’s Belt from his Shorts! and Charles is hiding around the corner with his shorts around his ankles in 2013.

 

Sue, always hard at work when others had left their post for a chin wag on the Painting Holiday, Mevagissey in 2013.

Always hard at work when others had left their post for a chin wag on the Painting Holiday, Mevagissey in 2013.

 

Sue enjoying her coffee on the Painting Holiday at Mevigissey in 2013

Enjoying a coffee on the Painting Holiday at Mevigissey in 2013

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue & Charles Hyde
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 22:10:32

    Thank you Yvette, lovely memories X

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  2. Liz Crew
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 22:17:55

    May she rest in peace She was obviously a very lovely person who enjoyed her painting My sympathies Yvette on the loss of a brave lady who obviously had also become your friend.

    Colin and i are waiting news of one of his sisters who is in her last moments alas.

    X. Liz.

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  3. Helen Hoyle
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 09:44:19

    What a brave and talented lady x

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  4. Trish Penrose
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 11:16:43

    I met Sue when I attended summer class a few years ago. I remember a lovely lady with a great sense of humour who produced some really good art too! I bought some of her Christmas cards one year and everyone admired them. What a sad loss – my condolences to Charles who I also met briefly when he used to pick Sue up from class. Trish Penrose

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  5. Caroline Hyde
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 21:44:48

    Thanks for sharing Yvette. I know Sue loved the time she spent at your classes. She produced some beautiful work.

    It’s wonderful to see her having fun and looking so happy

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  6. Greta Doble
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 09:10:01

    Greta Doble
    I remember Sue with great affection. She bore her suffering with great fortitude. I visited her in Derriford when she was lying prone for weeks and could hardly speak. I admired her tremendously (Charles as well of course). We all enjoyed our holiday at Mevagissey etc etc. There are many happy memories of her on that holiday. She will be missed. Sorry unable to attend her funeral.

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