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Tribute paid to Bridgwater Operatic Society stalwart, Sue Pomeroy

ON Wednesday, March 3 the world lost an amazing woman – Sue Pomeroy.

Having been a member of Bridgwater Operatic Society for 53 years, Sue was the current serving President for the society.

She started as a playing member, from back row cast to leading lady, performing roles in many productions such as The King And I, the Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, The Merry Widow, and Guys and Dolls.

Since 1971 she had sat on the committee taking on various roles, including chairman, secretary, fundraising, membership and box office and vice chair. Sue went on to become director for many productions, often with husband Tony serving by her side as musical director.

Sue wrote two books about the history of the society, was present when the clubroom was built in All Saints Terrace, and was the backbone and driving force when the society went through hard times.

Sue’s last role as a performer was as Sister Mary Lazarus in BOS’s 2019 production of Sister Act. In her words: ‘When Sue looks back over the past 51 years spent with Bridgwater Operatic Society, her main emotion is pride…..pride in BOS from the very early years, pride in what has been achieved, pride in where BOS is now, and faith in years to come.’

Sue’s smiling face will be missed at so many local events. Sue was unapologetic for who she was, spoke her mind and never held back. She was both outrageously strong and deeply sensitive at the same time.

She was always first on hand with wise words, guidance and encouragement when those around her needed it, and her mere presence will be deeply missed by so many.

As well as many, many friends, Sue leaves behind her loving husband Tony, son David and daughter Kathy. She was a highly respected carnival judge and National Operatic and Dramatic Association representative. These roles were reflections of her main love and passion (besides her family!) – and that was performing.

Tony Edwards

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