Former businesswoman dies

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 January 2012

Dorothy Lucas

Dorothy Lucas

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A WOMAN who owned several businesses in Weston over nearly 20 years has died.

Described by her daughter Sue as ‘one of life’s givers’, Dorothy Lucas lived in town from 1960-1987.

She died on January 16 at the age of 87 in a Norfolk nursing home, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s and recent short illness.

Mrs Lucas owned several shops in the town, Dorothy Lucas Knitting Wools & Haberdashery in South Parade, High Street and Oxford Street from 1960-1977.

At one time she had two shops of that name in Weston High Street at the same time.

Mrs Lucas had three children, Sue, Tim and Tony and four grandchildren.

She lived in various places in town from the 1960s to 1980s, as well as in Brent Knoll, but spent her longest time living in Charlton Road, Weston.

Daughter Sue said: “Mum was very generous and giving.

“Her shop days were very precious to her and her time with St John were the happiest she had.

“She was one of life’s givers.”

Mrs Lucas was area nursing officer for Weston and Woodspring with St John, the charitable organisation, from 1965-1987.

She became serving sister to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1981 and moved to Devon in 1987 to live near Sue and then into a nursing home when her illness took hold.

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