Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Merriman family on the loss of their beloved Mair Merriman, who sadly passed away on the morning of Sunday 17th October.

Mrs Merriman was a much loved teacher of Girton in the mid 70’s to early 80’s.  She was an English Teacher, House Mentor, Welsh enthusiast and she was filled with fond memories and stories of her time at Girton College.

Mair is remembered by fellow colleagues Mrs Erica Smith and Mrs Coral Killeen as being a very talented and adored teacher who was warm and caring with a terrific personality and infectious sense of humour. They recall with affection, teaching her children Sian and Craig.

Mrs Dorothy Crothers, former Deputy Head of Girton College reflects;

When I think of Mair, the word “fizz” comes to mind. She fizzed with enthusiasm for life. She was fully engaged in Girton, as a highly successful teacher who related well to students, as a valuable colleague to other members of staff and as a friend to us all. In the time she was with us she made an unforgettable place for herself in the Girton Family.

Mair’s husband David was also involved in education, as a minister and school chaplain.  Mair and her family left Bendigo in the early 80’s to return to South Australia where David had been given a new position.

Mair was a very special lady who had a deep love for her family, she was a passionate and talented teacher, she was fun to be around and will be very sadly missed.