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Halstead: Tributes to former paramedic Marion
9:00am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
A former paramedic whose kindness touched many people has died.
Marion Lunn, 59, was remembered by her mother, Mary Potter, as a “collector of lost causes” who would always help those in need.
She died on February 8 at Colchester Hospital as a result of septicaemia and secondary bowel cancer.
As a paramedic, Marion, of Parker Way, Halstead, risked her own health to try and save a patient with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, not knowing they had meningitis.
Sadly the patient later died and Marion contracted ME and viral meningitis, which led to her being medically retired.
However, she remained a first aider at community events and was a leader at Halstead Army Cadets.
Her funeral is at Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett, tomorrow.