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Mavis Dean, RIP


Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
3 Dec 2020 2:03AM
I have been lurking but haven't contributed to the site for quite a few years now, so hi anyone who remembers me. I've just come on to announce the sad passing of one of EPZ's truly inspirational characters, Mavis Dean, or simply Mavis.

Loved by many on the site for her warm interactions on the photographic pages, others of us were privileged to know the lady in person from her numerous attendances at those wonderful meets in Ireland and Scotland. Her energy and verve belied her above-average years (I think we celebrated her 80th at the Connemara meet), and her gentle friendliness coupled with her impish humour and razor-sharp delivery brought joy to the lives of so many in the photographic community here on EPZ. Rest in peace, Queen Maeve.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
3 Dec 2020 7:24AM
Hi Stephen. I just about remember you - you were active when I joined the site in 2010...
I never knew Mavis on the site, but several of the long-standing members have mentioned her, generally with a twinkle in their eye and a smile on their lips.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 7:31AM
That's really sad news, she was a lovely person, always positive. I was thinking about her only the other day - at one point she was going to fly over and stay with us for a few days, we had the loan of a wheel chair sorted, but then she couldn't make it.
3 Dec 2020 7:51AM
That is very sad news, she was quite a character and I'm sure will be truly missed.
tj Plus
17 2.1k England
3 Dec 2020 9:37AM
Sorry to hear that Sad
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 11:15AM
By the way, Mavis's younger brother Rob was also a member here, username Rock. We met him a few times in York with his hearing dog, but I cannot find his pf now. Does anyone have news of him?

Thanks for the update by the way Stephen, and good to see you around. The Critique Team is soldiering on...
Moira
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
3 Dec 2020 11:25AM
I went into 'More' and clicked on 'Members', Rock's porfolio is Here , but he hasn't logged on since September last year. So many early members no longer visit - I miss them!
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 11:26AM
Sad to see this ... she was such a character on here. RIP Mavis.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 735 England
3 Dec 2020 12:23PM
Sad to hear of any member in hose circumstances. I can't say as I recall her name, but then there's many I don't recall.
But I do remember your name Stephen so welcome back to the fold.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
3 Dec 2020 6:19PM
I remember Mavis very well. We exchanged emails a couple of times. A sad passing. She hadn't logged on here for a couple of years.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
3 Dec 2020 8:47PM
Sad news.
Had a lot of interaction with her in my early days on site. Great sense of humour, used to rib me about my images. She reckoned I was conning Pete ( ex-Editor) for awards and that I had a bag of plastic insects I was using for photographs. 🐞🦋🐛. I had noticed her long absence from site.

RIP Mavis.
peterkin 17 673 England
3 Dec 2020 8:53PM
Sad news. Rest in Peace, Mavis. God Bless.

Peter
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
4 Dec 2020 12:13PM
Very sad news indeed.

I met Mavis a couple of times and she was certainly a lovely lady with a love of life and a wicked sense of humour
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
4 Dec 2020 2:35PM
Such sad news, I remember Mavis very well, a lovely, kind Lady with a great sense of humour.
Sleep well Mavis.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 1:52AM
Really sorry to hear this, we enjoyed many exchanges in the earlier days of EPZ

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