Following are comments from Barbara Streeter, Education Director at Hanna Perkins Center, in a message to the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Community.
“She was prepared to die, and appreciated that those close to her had the opportunity to say good bye. Ms. Daunton came to Cleveland from London in 1956 to join Dr. Anny Katan and other child analysts working at University Hospitals and in the newly established therapeutic nursery school. Throughout her adult life, she played an integral role in the development of the school as well as in the work, study, and teaching of child analysis. In an interview published in Child Analysis (V.16) she is quoted as saying, “I cannot imagine a more satisfying, rewarding and enjoyable profession.” To paraphrase Denia Barrett, LISW, Miss Daunton “embodied the spirit of valuing and respecting children, their parents, and caregivers.” She was a remarkable teacher, thoughtful colleague, and a delightful conversationalist. Most of all, she was kind to all of us. She will be missed and long remembered.”
In addition to her work at Hanna Perkins Center, Ms. Daunton was a child psychotherapist at University Hospitals and an associate professor at Western Reserve School of Medicine. She also taught at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute. The Plain Dealer published an obituary on November 6, 2012.
Information regarding a Memorial Service and contributions in her memory will be posted at a later date.