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Sad loss of great SRGC supporter, Lyn Bezzant.
« on: August 27, 2022, 08:13:26 PM »
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Lyn and Ron Bezzant with Anne Leven at the Glasgow SRGC Show, 2009.

Lyn Bezzant, long term SRGC stalwart and former Secretary of the RHS  Joint Rock Garden Committee for Scottish Rock Garden Club  has died.  Lyn and her late husband Ron  (who incidentally, was the first person to make a comprehensive list of Joint Rock Awards)  were ever-present at SRGC  events for many years and had a charming garden at their home by the Lake of Menteith, growing a wide range of difficult and unusual plants. The two of them were Show Secretaries at Glasgow for many years. 

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Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
....growing wild at Velika Planina, Slovenia - photo by Tristan Hatton-Ellis and in the garden of  Zdenek Rehacek, below......
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 Asked how she  divided the lovely Rhodothamnus chamaecistus, Lyn replied that she cut it up every few years with an old bread knife! The delightful Crocus tommasinianus 'Lyn's Pink', had its origin with her.  Many people benefitted from Lyn's skill and generosity over the  years.

Lyn was awarded the Salver  in 2000. Lyn suffered ill health for a long time and was greatly assisted in keeping up her SRGC appearances by the efforts of Ron - and her trusty electric scooter.  One of Ron's hobbies was flying, so I suppose he found the organisation of the motorised scooter to be pretty straightforward.

Lyn  continued to live alone after Ron's death in 2019, but fairly recently moved to England to be nearer family - she passed away in a Manchester hospital on 19th August. 
We will miss Lyn dearly. We send our fondest condolences to her children at this sad time.

Lyn’s funeral will be at Stirling crematorium, Falkirk road, Bannockburn, Stirling, FK7 8AJ at 2pm on Friday 2nd of September.

https://www.funeralguide.co.uk/crematoriums/stirlingshire-crematorium


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Crocus tommasinianus 'Lyn's Pink' photos  by Sandy Leven and Ian Young


Lyn Bezzant's contributions to The Rock Garden:
Mountain Flowers of Bulgaria, 66/47
Golden Jubilee Year of 1983, : 73/388
Primula reidii williamsii, : 73/398
Dolomites '83, : 75/136
Primula ‘Barbara Barker’, : 75/183
Primula reptans, : 76/276
The Mysterious Joint Committee, : 85/421
Trachelium asperuloides, : 86/52
Cassiope stelleriana, : 86/58
Fritillaria whittallii, : 87/228
Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’, : 87/228
Crocus karduchorum, : 87/229
Narcissus bulbocodium conspicuus, : 88/345
Corydalis solida, : 88/345
Pleione x confusa, : 89/421
Crocus baytopiorum, : 89/422
Lychnis flos-cuculi – dwarf form, : 89/423
Time for Snowdrops, : 91/181
Campanula morettiana, : 99/141
Dianthus superbus, : 99/142
 and Ron's....
BEZZANT, R. J., The use of home computers for
keeping plant records, : 77/432
Miss J. M. Clark and the Memorial Lecture,
:104/249
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Re: Sad loss of great SRGC supporter, Lyn Bezzant.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2022, 12:15:10 PM »
Please note that time change- Lyn’s funeral will be at Stirling crematorium, Falkirk Road, Bannockburn, Stirling, FK7 8AJ at 2pm on Friday 2nd of September.
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Re: Sad loss of great SRGC supporter, Lyn Bezzant.
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 08:08:20 PM »
 The Notice Board area, where these announcements are made formally is not open for posts so this thread has been started for your tributes ......https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19053.0
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