In memory of Lorna Cameron

UNISON South East sends deepest sympathies to family and colleagues of Lorna Cameron, Branch Secretary of Bracknell Forest UNISON, who sadly passed away as a result of Covid-19. Her branch have written the beautiful tribute below.

As we mourn the recent sad loss of our dear friend and colleague Lorna, we give heartfelt thanks for her work as Branch Secretary for at least 15 years. Lorna was a deeply caring, kind and practical person, who instinctively understood the things which “make people tick”. Her sharp mental and emotional intelligence, coupled with her outstanding social and negotiating skills, enabled her to achieve results and win significant victories for the branch and individual members, while at the same time maintaining harmonious relations with management. 

Lorna was thoroughly professional and caring in all she did. She remained cheerful, enthusiastic and upbeat, even when faced with people and situations which placed her under great stress. She was also open and honest, and never afraid to let people know what she thought and felt.    

Although she could easily have become a “high-flyer”, Lorna chose instead a career in the less financially rewarding, unglamorous and sometimes thankless profession of local authority social work.    

We will all greatly miss Lorna, both in our branch and on a personal level. However, we hope that we will continue to be inspired by her example.