Pam Beatty, Westgate’s former area manager for the south-east, has died after a long illness. She was 73. 

Pamela Elizabeth Beatty (nee Knight) was born in Canterbury on 14 April, 1946. She spent her whole life in East Kent.

From an early age, Pam had a passion for horses and was an accomplished rider excelling at long distance riding and showing. 

She became secretary of the North Kent Riding Club, chief instructor for the Herne Bay Pony Club and was the BHS representative for Canterbury.  

In 1986, to fund her equestrian activities, she took a part-time job at the Canterbury Saddle Centre. After much persuasion by business owner Michael Vant, Pam became a full-time tele-sales supervisor when the company expanded into wholesale as the Westgate Group.  

Her last job before retirement from Westgate was as area manager visiting retailers in the south-east. It was a job she loved.

Pam was fun loving, a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wife.  She will be best remembered for her warm personality, her no nonsense approach, her smile, her love of life and will be missed by all who knew her.

Pam leaves two children, Beverley and Rachel, her loving husband Jeremy, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.