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Mrs Wendy Beaton

Wendy Beaton, a committee member of the Samoyed Breeders’ & Owners’ League, was taken ill whilst attending the British Samoyed Club’s Ch Show at Newark on Saturday, October 5th.

She and her husband, Tom, were there to show their bitch, Vandreem Imperial Vogue at Astarki. She was taken to Newark hospital but news later reached exhibitors that she had died shortly after admission from a massive heart attack. The bitch, Jenni, who had gained her Junior Warrant and a Reserve CC, was shown by her breeder, Andrea Kirkwood and took third in Post Graduate.

Wendy was a kind and gentle person, always willing to help newcomers to the breed. She and Tom held the ‘Astarki’ affix, but restricted their kennel to just one or two show dogs at a time. They regularly took their camper van to the summer shows and were well known members of a group of like minded Sammy exhibitors.

The whole breed feels a great sense of loss because she died at the young age of fifty-eight. To Tom and sons Marc and Iain everyone sends their sympathy at this sad time. We are all thinking of them.

Beryl Grounds

Miss Margaret Brown

As President of Bootle & Crosby C S it is with great sadness I have to inform every one of the death of Miss Margaret Brown. Margaret was a long serving member of Bootle & Crosby committee and served as Vice Chairman for a number of years. She lost her brave fight against cancer and will be greatly missed by all her friends in the north west area and indeed the whole of the country as she showed Beagles with some success. Margaret was an avid supporter of the local open shows and known by all for her enthusiasm and boundless energy, she remembered the Bootle & Crosby CS in her will and left a substantial sum of money to the society.

Margaret Wildman