Cancer kills Sidmouth Gaza Kindergarten founder

PUBLISHED: 15:23 05 June 2010 | UPDATED: 14:03 18 June 2010

A SIDMOUTH woman who helped set up a Kindergarten in war-torn Gaza, and went on aid missions there last year, died from cancer last Thursday.

A SIDMOUTH woman who helped set up a Kindergarten in war-torn Gaza, and went on aid missions there last year, died from cancer last Thursday.

Susan Barton, 61, from Woolbrook, had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, said the Reverend Ken Crooks, a friend for some years, who will conduct her service of thanksgiving at Sidmouth Parish Church on Monday, June 14 at 2.30pm.

Susan, an education consultant and committed Christian, was a member of All Saints Church and gave a number of talks about her work in Gaza.

She also raised more than £2,000 from Sidmouth residents to help children at the Kindergarten rebuild their lives after last year's conflict with Israel.

"She has been strongly involved in the work of the school in Gaza," said Mr Crooks, who understands John Angle from Hope Christian Trust, will give a eulogy at the service.

*See next week's Sidmouth Herald for more details about Susan's work and family tributes to her.

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