MURIEL “Cubby” Bennett (née McCubbin) was born in Haughton-le-Skerne in County Durham in 1928 to Scottish
MURIEL “Cubby” Bennett (née McCubbin) was born in Haughton-le-Skerne in County Durham in 1928 to Scottish parents.
She trained as a nurse at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before joining the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force nursing service where she met and nursed her future husband Arthur “Trog” Bennett, who was an RAF pilot.
Cubby retired from nursing but returned to it in the Eighties, when she worked in the Henley surgery.
Many years of happy marriage followed. Cubby and Trog travelled widely in the UK and Europe. They also lived in Iran for two years when Trog was seconded to the Iranian armed forces, visiting the Caspian Sea, Isfahan and Persepolis.
Cubby so enjoyed moving around the country and every house was decorated with great flair as she was a talented artist and a member of the Society of Botanical Artists.
She exhibited her work at the society’s exhibitions in London and continued to paint until the end of her life.
Music was another passion and Cubby played the piano and sang with the Vivace Voices choir. Survived by her two daughters, Valerie and Alison, Cubby will be very much missed by her family and her many lovely friends.
Following a private funeral, there will be a memorial service at St Andrew’s Church, Caversham Heights, on Tuesday (June 23) at 2.15pm.
Flowers would be welcome at the service or donations may be made to Parkinson’s UK in memory of Cubby’s husband, Gp Capt Arthur Bennett, c/o Miles & Daughters independent funeral directors, 157-161 Caversham Road, Reading, RG1 8BB. Tel. 0118 959 0022 or donate online at www.milesfunerals.com