Tributes to former landlady

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of a former Portishead landlady.

Mum-of-two Sue Hazelton, who used to run The Poacher pub in High Street, died on April 5.

The 43-year-old was admitted to Frenchay Hospital with liver and kidney problems in February and fell into a coma after a bleed in the stomach.

Mum to Sophie, aged ten, and Georgia, aged 13, Sue ran The Poacher with her husband Mark between 2004 and 2010. The couple had worked in the pub for many years previous to that, when it was run by Mark’s parents.

During their time at The Poacher, Sue and Mark raised more than �40,000 for charities with �10,000 of that going to Children’s Hospice South West. The organisation has supported the Hazeltons over the years as Georgia suffers from bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia.


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Paying tribute to his wife of 21 years, Mark said: “Sue was the love of my life, I can’t quite believe she has gone and the girls and I will be lost without her.”

Sue’s funeral takes place at 2pm on Monday at South Bristol Crematorium followed by a wake at Clarence House in High Street.

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Family flowers only are requested but donations can be made to Children’s Hospice South West, through Hallidays Funeral Directors, in memory of Sue.

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