Dynamic businesswoman who founded Darthaven Marina
Former Torbay Justice of the Peace and businesswoman Sue Holman has died, at the age of 86.
The founder of Darthaven Marina in Kingswear, Mrs Holman passed away peacefully at Torbay Hospital.
From the late-1950s until the mid-1970s, she was a director of JW&A Upham boatyard in Brixham, where they built many classic sailing yachts designed by her brother-in-law, Kim Holman.
Her family developed Darthaven Marina Ltd from small beginnings to the busy place it is today on the River Dart in Kingswear.
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Mrs Holman took an active interest in the Yacht Harbour Association, a section of the British Marine Federation.
A family spokesman said: "She was very involved in local life and at one time was the chairman of the Dart Harbour Commercial Users' Group, a role she took very seriously.
"She was also on the selection committee for the harbour board for many years.
"Throughout her busy life, Mrs Holman sat on the magistrates' bench in Torbay for at least two days per week. She was particularly involved with the juvenile court and the licensing panel.
In recent times she had not been mobile enough to get about much, but many local people on both sides of the River Dart and in the Bay will remember her with fondness.
"She was a dynamic character. She will be much missed by her family and friends."
A private family funeral has already taken place in Brixham.
She was a big supporter of the RNLI and her family have asked for donations to be made to the Torbay Lifeboat, if desired.