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Marian Dunn
(1938 - 2014)

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Name: Marian Dunn
Gender: Female
Age: 76 years old
Lived: Wednesday, 2 February 1938 - Monday, 18 August 2014

My Story

Marian was born on Feb 2nd, 1938. As a new born baby she came with the family to live in Morecambe at our hotel. The War broke out so she did not see many holiday makers as we were taken over as a billet for RAF men. Her childhood was surrounded by a different lot of young men every week!  She went to St Mary’s Primary School and then Layton Hill Convent in Blackpool. Tiring of school she took a job with a brake-lining firm in the research department. She drove round the Lakes and Pennines with the researcher taking notes as he braked.   He encouraged her to take up engineering so she became an apprentice at De Havillands when they were designing and making the Comet aeroplane. She was the only girl there. In the final exams, she was one of four who got distinctions. Nevertheless, when the Comet failed, all the young men she had worked with got jobs in other aeroplane companies, no-one would take her. She had to find another career.   She settled on becoming a teacher of English as a foreign language so that she could travel the world. She worked in Spain, Portugal, Finland, Algeria, Italy, Saudi Arabia   Having taken postgraduate degrees, she specialised in teaching industrial and technical student English). She co-wrote ‘English for Specific Purposes: Mechanical Engineering.’   Wanting a change she started work as a technical author,writing instruction books for a firm which made one-off robots.   Finally she was headhunted to go to Oman to help with the foundation of a Training College for Women.   She then moved to the university teaching English to students of technical subjects before they started their courses.(All courses there were in English) She stayed there 13 years, became fond of the country and retired at the age of 71.   She retired to Dawlish in Devon, but she also needed a warm place and lived part of the year in Spain.

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Marian was not only my dear friend and neighbor, but she became a beloved member of my family. Her kindness, generosi...
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Marian Dunn was a wonderful friend and the finest colleague I had the good fortune of knowing during my 42 years of t...
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Dearest Marian, have passed the days of your left of this world but still and always you will be in my mind among my ...
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For Mary, David and myself Marian was a wonderful Aunt, and a big part of our childhoods. We used to take it in turns...
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Marian our most loyal and lovely friend for over forty years. She was sparkling and ever optimistic, alway keen for n...
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There will be a Requiem Mass for Marian at St Agatha's CR Church, Dawlish, at 11.am on Saturday, September 20th.
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I find myself thinking about how Marian and I, just 2 years apart, played together as two little girls in Morecambe....
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My deepest sympathy and my condolences for the loss to her sister. She was a dear friend an a truly remarkable pe...
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Marian, you were a wonderful, strong woman - a real individual, with total commitment to what you believed in. Bu...
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Marian, my cousin, an extraordinary woman, has always been fascinating from her earliest years. Her independent and a...
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Marian, my cousin, an extraordinary woman, has always been fascinating from her earliest years. Her independent and a...
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Godspeed Marian. Being a Muscat expat teacher, I understand your love for Oman. Rest in peace. "To live in hea...

Biography

Fathers Name: John Dunn
Mothers Name: Mildred Dunn nee Carr

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Place of Passing: Malaga, Spain
Date of Passing: 18 August 2014

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