Sadly, in September 2013, Sue passed away after a three year battle against MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) – a very rare degenerative neurological condition. She will be sorely missed by her friends & family.


Celebration of the Life of Sue Peattie 1957 - 2013

Wednesday 13/11/13

Starting at 2.30 (Venue open from 2.00)

Venue: Pittville Pump Rooms, E Approach Drive, Cheltenham, GL52 3JE
Parking available at the venue

Dress Code

Ladies: Preferably not black.
Gentlemen: Coloured ties please.

No flowers or cards please but donations would be welcome to the MSA Trust (see below).

There will be afternoon tea served and a cash bar available after the event for those attending.

If you would like to attend, please could you register below just so that we know the numbers beforehand for catering purposes - Thanks very much.

We look forward to seeing you there on the day. .

In lieu of cards & flowers, we're collecting for Sue's chosen charity the MSA Trust – see below.

Messages and Memories

In some conversations she and I had Sue said what a wonderfully happy and fortunate life she had had up until the time of her diagnosis. She said she felt so lucky to have had so much good fortune and so few problems with her family and career. Not many of us can say that. It is very sad that her life ended too soon.

— Helena Fox,

Dear Ken and Alex, We cannot find the right words to express our sadness at hearing of Sue's sad passing. Our memories of her though are easy to express, because she was such a wonderful person to know. As with other messages left here, what stands out are her infectious smile, and her enormous dedication and love to Ken, and her boys. Last time we met was at a conference and we exchanged photos and stories of our boys, it is hard to imagine how life can change so quickly. The stories though were ones filled with fun and humour - we shared stories of the joys (and pains!) of living in a house full of men and how happy we were. We googled Sue last night to try and find details of donating to her chosen charity, and much of what we found related to her work efforts - one area which grabbed our attention (given Andy's Welsh roots) was her social marketing work which had helped reduced grass fires in the Welsh valleys. Sue's research really mattered, and she helped communities in many different ways; we found some solace in seeing how her work efforts will continue to help communities into the future. Ken and Alex, we send you virtual hugs and much love. It was a privilege to have known Sue. Andy, Pierre, Ethan, Cal & Dylan xx

— Andy Prothero & Pierre McDonagh,

We're raising money in Sue's memory for the MSA Trust, a charity working to improve understanding of MSA and increase the quality of life of those people living with it.


For any enquiries feel free to contact Alex (Sue's son) by email at