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Susan June Strevens nee Taylor

08 December 1930 - 10 September 2015

Susan June Strevens nee TaylorSue was born on 8th December 1930, on the outskirts of Reading and the youngest of three children; her Father was a chauffeur and soon after her arrival the family moved to Devon and lived at Bradfield House with her parents both working for the Walrond family. During World War Two the mansion was used as a recuperation hospital and it was from this and the encouragement of her parents and the Honourable Lottie Walrond that Sue joined the London in the late 1940’s and before the advent of the National Health Service, she met lifelong friends Magg, Bee and Fran, all country girls up to town for the first time, during the first weeks of training.

Sue met her husband Dickie, the curate of a local parish whilst working and many of her girls attended their wedding at Cullompton, Devon in the Spring of 1968. She remained at the London until she retired in January 1975 on the birth of her son, Tim.

Sue was very proud to have been London trained and she always loved the place. The many friends she made there held a very special place in her heart. Over the last few years she was too unwell to attend meetings but had previously been a regular attender at gatherings both in London and in Devon where until recently she also had a home.

Sue kept in regular contact with many of her girls around the world from her time as both a Ward sister and a Sister Tutor, one of them later became Godmother to her son. She died in Worcester on 10 September 2015 and her funeral was in the Wyre Forest on 21 September 2015 where everyone wore something pink, and additionally, one of her former Staff Nurses, The Reverend Janice Cackett gave the address. As was Sue’s wish there were no flowers with donations to be sent in her name to the RLH League of Nurses Benevolent Fund.

As a family we have been grateful for the letters and cards sent by former colleagues showing their love and appreciation for her support and kindness during her service at the London.




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